Hillside Road, Billericay

£975,000 - Under Offer

An exceptional 5 Bedroom Detached House dating back to the 1930's with outstanding views behind, situated at the top of Hillside Road and thus just a 2-minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Billericay High Street and the Waitrose Store.

A whopping great big loft conversion has created a splendid top floor Master Bedroom Suite with French Doors opening to a glass Juliette Balcony, enjoying a superb, elevated outlook across the wooded valley behind.

The Sun Trap South facing Garden has been professionally designed and on the sunny Spring Day we were there taking photos, we felt as if we were on holiday in the Mediterranean!

Plus, everything inside is no more than 4 years old, when the house was comprehensively extended and refurbished throughout during 2020/21 including a whole new roof structure and a two story Side Extension.

The Ground Floor Accommodation briefly comprises the Hall, Lounge with a big walk-in Bay, stunning big open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with a huge Island and bi-folding doors out to a huge split-level Terrace, a further separate reception room, Utility Room, and a Ground Floor WC.

Upstairs on the First Floor are Four double bedrooms and two Bathrooms – the main Family Bathroom is 'work in progress', currently being refitted, the second a very nicely fitted Shower Room.

The Landing incorporates a spacious area for the second staircase going up to the huge loft conversion.

The Master Bedroom up on the top floor is massive with an equally huge Ensuite Bathroom with both a Freestanding Bath and a huge walk-in Shower. A superb outlook through the French doors in the bedroom.

Externally, the Garden enjoys a superb vista, an oversized split level Patio terrace and a swish gun metal Gazebo with retractable sides. A Cabin at the bottom of the Garden would make a great Gym, Home Office, or Bar.

To the front the Drive with take three cars in a line with ease, plus there is an integral Garage too.

As mentioned, the property is conveniently located moments from the High Street and so is just a 7-minute walk to the Billericay Mainline Railway Station - London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes and the West End only another 10 minutes or so via the Elizabeth Line at Stratford.


New 'A' rated 'agate' grey windows and doors including 5m bifold doors colour matched in agate grey and black.

Externally insulated to the original 1930's cavity wall structure with silicon render throughout.

Ground floor insulated throughout with gorgeous 'Washed Grey Oak' LVT floor covering to open plan.

Villeroy and Boch Cloakroom suite

New 1st and 2nd floor bathrooms throughout.

Fully tiled family bathroom with bath and separate glazed shower enclosure with black frame, black hardware, thermostatic shower. and underfloor heating.

New stairs with oak balustrades

Kitchen– Nobilia kitchen with Silestone tops. AEG built-in and integrated appliances (Induction Hob with Extractor above, Multi-function Oven/Grill, Combination Microwave/Oven, Fridge/Freezer, additional undercounter Freezer unit in Island and Dishwasher.

Re-wired with new consumer units.

Valliant Gas Combi Boiler with Nest smart controls

Hard wired alarm system with smart control

Fibre optic broadband to the house

Cat 6 cabled throughout to every room

Plantation shutters to the windows within the front elevation

Remote control electric blinds to the bifolds

Porcelain patios with LED lighting

Aluminium 4m*3m pergola with LED lighting and shades on all sides

3.7m x 2.7m solid timber summerhouse with side store annex. Power connected.

Eves storage within the top floor bedroom

Understairs storage and shoe cupboard in the ground floor hallway

Parking for three cars on recent granite effect block paved driveway, plus single car garage with Cartek electric sectional garage door in anthracite grey – fully insulated including door.

It is also worth mentioning that the EPC rating is a 'C', and only 3 points short of being a 'B', which is really good for what is a nearly a 100-year-old house! A great advert for the renovation too!



The original picture rails running along in-line with the top architraves of the doors seem to enhance the ceiling height and coupled with the gorgeous 'Washed Grey Oak' Lavanto LVT flooring and the Dove Gray of the bespoke shoe storage unit and high-level cupboard housing the electrical consumer unit, all gives a lovely first impression.

The luxury flooring runs on into the Kitchen/Diner/Family Room, Playroom and Utility Room and a handy under stairs cupboard provides additional nifty storage.


Making a great impression in a small space.

Royal blue walls complement the white Metro tiles, herringbone wood effect flooring and the Villeroy Boch cloakroom suite. A little side facing window provides natural daylight.

SITTING ROOM 12ft 9" (3.88m) x 12ft (3.7m)

The eyes will first be drawn to the large walk-in Bay, fitted with elegant plantation shutters.

Then looking right, a bespoke full height/full width fitted unit provides exceptional storage - within the cupboards below as well as display shelving around the central 1650mm x 1070mm (5ft 5" x 3ft 6") TV recess.

STUNNING OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINER/FAMILY ROOM 22ft 7" (6.88m) x 19ft 10" (5.97m)

The style Hub of the Home with full width bifold doors, really bringing the outside in during the summer months.

This is a room positively bathed in light courtesy of the bifold doors and triple skylight windows, these flooding light down on the huge 3m long (9ft 8") Island unit.

The contrasting uber contemporary Grey Concrete reproduction and Matte White Kitchen units are topped with 'White Marble' Silestone worktops and incorporate a host of built in and integrated AEG appliances.

These briefly comprise an Induction Hob with matching Extractor Hood above, SteamBake Pyrolytic Multi-function Oven/Grill, 'Solo Touch Control' Combination Microwave & Compact Oven, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

Housed within one of the tall kitchen units is the Vaillant 'ecoTEC plus 938' Storage Combi Boiler - the innovative, fully integrated hot water storage device at the back of the boiler enabling it to deliver up to 20 litres of hot water per minute (significantly more than a traditional combi boiler) without the need for a separate hot water cylinder. Perfect for larger homes like this one.

There is also a built-in Sonus Soundsystem, with speakers up high in three of the corners of the room.

PLAYROOM 11ft (3.35m) x 8ft 9" (2.67m)

Another room flooded in light, coming in through its rear facing window.

This room is conveniently set just off the kitchen.

UTILITY ROOM 9ft (2.73m) x 5ft 3" (1.62m)

Fitted with the same matte white units as the kitchen, this time with modern Zinc look worktops, and incorporating a Franke composite sink unit.

Spaces below the units provide provision for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a tall unit is handy for brushes, ironing board, brooms, etc.

A part glazed external door leads out the sidewalk.

Staircase from Hall to:

1st FLOOR LANDING: MAIN AREA 14ft 6" (4.42m) x 7ft 7" (2.31m)

The L- shape of the landing combined with its two windows for maximum light (a large front facing one and tall side one) again enhances the perception of space.

BEDROOM TWO 13ft (3.93m) x 12ft (3.64m)

(The Master Bedroom up on the top floor).

This sumptuous double bedroom features a large walk-in Bay over 8ft (2.54m) wide. Peering right, through the blades of the Plantation Shutters, is a super view, gazing over the rooftops of the houses along hillside Road, with Norsey Woods on the far horizon.

BEDROOM THREE 12ft 8" (3.9m) x 9ft (2.7m)

Another very good sized double bedroom with the big feature being its fantastic and far reaching outlook through the rear facing window.

BEDROOM FOUR 12ft (3.66m) x 8'10" (2.69m)

Another rear double bedroom, the walls in this one painted in Little Greene Paint's dark grey/green 'Pompeian Ash' and paired perfectly with their 'Portland Stone' on the woodwork and a graphite grey of the column radiator giving the decor scheme of this room a rich tone and depth.

BEDROOM FIVE 12ft 4" (3.76m) x 8ft 9" (2.67m)

Little Greene's Etruria™ is the beautiful muted 'Wedgewood' blue on the walls complimenting the sugar white ceiling, woodwork and plantation shutters.

Five feet (1.52m) up on the wall is a double power socket and adjacent USB socket for a wall mounted TV.

SHOWER ROOM 6ft 10" (2.08m) x 5ft 8" (1.73m)

Another very on trend bathroom, this one fitted out as a luxury Shower Room incorporating a 1200mm x 750mm walk-in Shower with Grohe fixed showerhead with an extra handset, back-to-wall WC and a wide 'Grey Glass' wall hung Vanity unit.

Feature Victorian style #Melia Blue' symmetrical floor tiling, grey 'Stone' effect wall tiling, a tall chrome radiator, a surprisingly quiet Extractor Fan, and a large LED mirror completes the high specification and a side facing of skilled glass window brings in natural light.

Staircase from 1st Floor Landing to:


A side facing window throws light across the stairwell and the door at the top leads through to:

THE MASTER BEDROOM 23ft 4" (7.09m) x 16ft 2" (4.93m) narrowing to 15ft (4.57m)

Reminiscent of a boutique hotel suite, this hugely impressive attic style bedroom is incredibly spacious and comes with its own large Ensuite Bathroom.

A chunky set of UPVC white wood grain French doors open inwards to reveal a glass Juliet balcony boasting exceptional view, one of the finest in the town. The Owners informs us that you can also see as far as Burnham on Crouch on a clear day! This bathed in light little spot lends itself to all things ‘feel good'; reading, yoga, meditation, or just plain relaxing with an incredible view.

The classy decor of this room a confection of Portland Stone Pale to the sloping ceilings and majority of the walls, Bone China Blue to the far wall and a light stone coloured carpet.

Again south facing sunshine beams through the French doors with further light coming in through three other skylights dotted around the room.

A discrete 1.83m high internal door opens to reveal a walk-in wardrobe with a further smaller eave's door opening to reveal some useful extra loft storage space.

ENSUITE BATHROOM 13'4" (4.06m) X 10 feet (3.05m) Max

This stunning luxury bathroom boasts both a freestanding Double Ended Bath (the adjacent floor standing tap incorporating a separate shower handset), as well as a large walk-in Shower with feature Honeycomb matt grey tiling and a Grohe fixed showerhead and separate handset.

A pink Double Vanity Unit incorporates twin basins and the 'Vitra' back-to-wall' WC has a neat and tidy concealed cistern within the attractive white marble effect tiling.

Further features include the large circular LED mirror and a brushed brass towel radiator, and two obscure glass windows provide maximum natural light.


The light grey Granite effect block paved Front Drive parks their THREE cars on the Drive - one of them a Campervan.

GARAGE 15ft 6' (4.73m) x 9ft (2.74m)

Great storage facility with a 9ft 3' (2.82m) high ceiling, lighting and power sockets.

The insulated sectional door is remote controlled.


Taking the photographs on a warm spring day, we felt like we could have almost been in Spain in the middle of summer!

The beautiful split patio incorporates a very smart and contemporary metal gazebo with blinds that come down to all four sides.

Sitting at the table underneath, those sitting on the side facing east, can enjoy a splendid far-reaching view.

The patio steps down onto the main lawn, which has a further smaller Sun Trap Patio in the left corner, hiding behind the beautiful currently-in-bloom, bright pink rhododendron.

Down at the bottom right corner of the garden is a chunky 12ft 2" (3.7m) x 9ft (2.74m) timber cabin with its own separate consumer box.

It comes with a set of glazed double doors and a further full height window, The thick wood giving a high-level of insulation.

Attached to the cabin is a matching 6ft 4" (1.9m3) x 5ft (1.52m) storage shed.

Council Tax
Basildon Council, Band E

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Billericay is a popular, historic market town just 30 miles from London.

The market at the top of Crown Road disappeared years ago and Billericay nowadays is more well-known as an excellent commuter town, with excellent rail links to the City (35 minutes by train), very good schools and a charming High Street, part of which is a conservation area.

It also has great access to the key main roads of the M25, A12 and A127.

The town lies on the edge of rural Essex, which makes it a very desirable place to live. This coupled with the City access goes some way to explain the high levels of Londoners we see looking to move here every year.

Since I moved here in 1973 and started as an estate agent in the mid 1990's, I have seen the town grow to where it is now, with some 14,000-15,000 homes and a population of over 40,000.

The Billericay you see today is economically and physically a thriving and attractive place to live and work. There are many open green spaces including the 40 acre Lake Meadows Park, a must in summer, and they throw a pretty impressive Fireworks Night too.

Norsey Woods is a great place for a walk or to exercise your dogs...or the kids! It dates back to the Bronze Age and covers about 165 acres with a visitor centre for the educational visits it has too.
I remember camping there as a cub scout back in the day and both Nick and myself have enjoyed many a afternoon there over the years with our families.

The High Street must be one of the prettiest in the county and dates back to Roman times. The shape we see now certainly hasn't changed much for over 500 years, our office itself is part of one of the 25 old coaching inns the town has seen over the years!

With well over 100 shops including some well known names and some boutique locally owned ones, the High Street also has some great pubs, bars and restaurants. The Chequers is probably the most popular, most people we know rate it as the best pub in town, with newer bars like Harrys Bar, Bar Zero and the Blue Boar, also very sought after, growing venues on friday and saturday nights.

There are too many great restaurants to name, suffice to say you don't need to travel out of Billericay to have a fantastic night out and there's a taxi rank by the station to get you home if you want to leave the car on the drive.

Waitrose is our local main supermarket with there also a very good Co-op over on Queens Park. Smaller supermarkets over in South Green, Sunnymede and along Stock Road also provide a super local service in their areas.

Billericay Christmas Market is a very popular annual event which sees the High Street completely shut to traffic for the day and then filled with stalls selling anything and everything Christmasy!

All the local schools, both Primary and Secondary have good OFSTED reports and there is a good choice of both State and Private. Please feel free to contact our office for more details although the OFSTED website is the ideal first port of call of course.


Billericay has an facinating history, much of which can be researched in our local museum, the Cater Museum on the High Street.

Billericay was first recorded as Byllerica in 1291 with notable events including a Peasants Revolt ending up in Norsey Woods in 1381 and some of Billericay residents, including Christopher Martin, the ship's victualler, sailing with the Pilgrim Fathers to the 'New World' of America on the Mayflower in 1620 - hence the many representartions of the Mayflower ship in numerous local businesses and the Mayflower High School.

In 1916 Billericay became famous as a result of a Zeppelin airship crashing in flames on the outskirts of the town, down what is now Greens Farm Lane.

A union workhouse was built in 1840 which later, together with additional later built buildings, became St. Andrew's Hospital in the 1930s. The regional plastic surgery and rehabilitation unit was opened here the same year I moved to Billericay, 1973. Many a local will still refer the estate there now to me, as 'one of the houses on the old Burns Unit', although it is in fact Stockfield Manor now.
Only the original workhouse building, including the chapel, and the main gatehouse, now survive, converted now into Grey Lady Place, a residential development of luxury apartments.

The railway came in 1889 and opened up opportunities for landowners to sell plots to Londoners looking to move out of 'The Smoke' into a cleaner rural environment. Both myself and Nick have sold many an old 'plot land' home over the years for redevelopment. A few still remain on the edge of Norsey Woods down Break Egg Hill.

With the housing shortage created by the war time bombing of London, pressure to build was great and the new town of Basildon was given the green light. The 'Green Belt' stopped expansion and the blurring of Basildon and Billericay, hence why lot of the Billericay housing estates were built on abandoned farmland around the town centre and Great Burstead/South Green, where permission was more easily granted.
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Parking Yes
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