Hillside Road, Billericay

Price £700,000 - Under Offer


  • Location, design, quality and style
  • Short walk to Mainline Station making it ideal for the City Commuter
  • A beautiful example of a Conversion (bungalow origins) with a high end finish
  • Ground Floor WC with Laufen suite
  • Stunning hub-of-the-Home Kitchen/Diner/Family Room across the back
  • Outstanding 3/4 Bedroom Home just seconds from Billericay High Street
  • Elevated rear views towards Mill Meadows Nature Reserve
  • Spacious Entrance Hall with large chocolate coloured tiles with underfloor heating
  • 2 Main Reception Rooms
  • 2 well appointed Bathrooms (main family Bathroom & Ensuite Shower Room)

f.£658k + they`ve decorated and presented even better than it was = £678k. So ask £695k+. f. for Rental £1866 Vs 4 beds at £2075. This better inside, other 4 had garages and more kerbside appeal. West Park Crescent £2,300 would be closest if this is boarded but a 4 bed. So £2187 - ask £2,200pcm Monthly 7.5% = £165 so £100

£2016pcm PLUS OFFER FROM SONIA OF £690k


Location, design, quality & style.

This outstanding home is centrally located just seconds from the shops, bars and restaurants of Billericay High Street, yet also enjoys far reaching hilltop views from the back, across the roof tops, towards the greenery of Mill Meadows Nature Reserve, little more than a stone`s throw away beyond the garden.

Being situated in this prime position on the doorstep of Billericay Town Centre, this property will be catnip to Commuters, as the Mainline Station with its direct link to Westfield and London Liverpool Street, is just at the bottom of the High Street,

Hardworking City Professionals will love the `turnkey` presentation of this large three-bedroom House, which was enlarged to an exacting specification, from its original bungalow origins to the spacious and lavish, contemporary home you see now.

Accommodation briefly comprises to the ground floor: Entrance Hall with Cloakroom/WC, Lounge, 2nd Reception Room/4th Bedroom and a simply stunning open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with sleek sugar white Corian® topped, White gloss/mahogany blend Kitchen units, and Bi-fold Doors sweeping open to the garden.

The three large bedrooms upstairs occupying the square meterage you would often find with 4 bedrooms with the swish Master Bedroom boasting an Ensuite Dressing Room leading through to a beautiful Ensuite Shower Room and the remaining two bedroom served by a gorgeous Main Bathroom.

There is full Gas Central Heating via radiators, upvc double glazed windows and a smart Wifi alarm (mobile phone notification)

The wide front will take three cars with ease and the split-level Garden has been carefully landscaped to create an outside space you will want to spend a lot of time enjoying.


The Accommodation

Combining style with security the front door opens through to the:

ENTRANCE HALL

An impressive entrance. The large chocolate coloured tiles hide piped underfloor heating and extend into the ground floor WC and Kitchen.

The ceiling is smooth plastered, as found throughout the house, with inset downlighting to the kitchen and bathrooms.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

Fitted with a white Laufen cloakroom suite (`Laufen` is a premium Swiss brand under the ROCA umbrella) and having a side window for natural daylight.


LOUNGE 13ft 1" x 12ft (3.9m x 3.6m)

A light and bright formal dual aspect front sitting room, well-lit courtesy of its two windows and having wiring for a wall mounted TV.


2nd RECEPTION/4th BEDROOM 11ft 1" x 9ft 8" (3.3m x 2.7m)

This versatile room offers a multitude of uses, including as a 4th bedroom.


FEATURE OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINER/FAMILY ROOM 25ft 3" x 23ft 3" narrowing to 17ft 2" (7.6m x 7m narrowing to 5.1m)

Simply stunning.

Looking up to the semi-vaulted ceiling one notes the four Skylights (with remote controlled electric blinds) which flood light down on the Kitchen area, including the large Island unit below.

Twin windows to the side, the large window over the sink and the beautiful Oak finish Bi-fold doors, bathe the room with even more light, giving an even greater sense of space to this already handsomely proportioned living space.

Contrasting White Gloss and Mahogany effect kitchen units topped with white Corian® worktops has created a truly modern Kitchen, ideal for the keen cook.

The large Island incorporates a breakfast bar, storage space, work space and the perfect place to socialise.

A host of integrated NEFF appliances include a sleek black 5-ring Induction Hob with a Chimney Style Extractor Hood, twin Multi-Function Ovens, Multi-function Microwave, Dishwasher and a Fridge Freezer. There is also a slimline Wine Cooler, Franke tap over the moulded Sink and the units incorporate an array of clever storage systems within the soft close drawers and doors.

Walking over the large tiled floor in winter is a pleasure, thanks to the piped and Zoned, touchpad controlled, underfloor heating, which extends to the Hall and ground floor WC Room.


UTILITY ROOM 8ft 7" x 4ft 6" (2.4m x 1.2m)

Fitted with white gloss units topped with Walnut style worktops.

Well planned, the units incorporate lots of storage including a full height cupboard, space for the washing machine and a single bowl sink unit. There`s a front facing window and half glazed back upvc door too.

Within one of the cupboards is the Vaillant Ecotec Plus 428 serving the Gas Central Heating and hot water with outstanding efficiencies of over 90% and low NOx emissions.



Stairs from Hall to:

1st FLOOR LANDING

A spacious landing with the big airing cupboard housing a Gledhill hot water cylinder. Side facing window, access to loft.



MASTER BEDROOM SUITE:

BEDROOM 16ft 6" x 12ft (4.8m x 3.6m)

This sumptuous bedroom suite features a private Dressing Room and Ensuite. The twin rear windows lead the eye to Mill Meadows beyond the rooftops.

A range of stylish bedroom furniture comprises Triple Wardrobes, a chest of drawers and matching bedside cabinets. All finished in a blend of dark wood grain finish with cream gloss doors and drawer fronts.

Two radiators make the room lovely and warm to wake up to in winter, and there`s wiring for a wall mounted TV.


DRESSING ROOM 7ft 2" x 6ft 10" (2.1m x 1.8m)

Fitted out with the same attractive range of dark wood and cream gloss bedroom furniture, comprising fitted wardrobes and a Dresser under the rear window.


ENSUITE 7ft 2" x 4ft 5" (2.1m x 1.2m)

This beautiful Shower Room is a confection of attractive wall and floor tiling, `Laufen pro` sanitary ware and a large Shower area boasting a `Rain` Shower Head. There`s also a side facing window and chrome towel radiator. In addition to the radiator, both the Ensuite and main Bathroom also have electric underfloor heating for a warm underfoot in winter.



BEDROOM TWO 12ft x 9ft 10" (3.6m x 2.7m)

A fine size double bedroom.



BEDROOM THREE 11ft 10" x 9ft 9" (3.3m x 2.7m)

Another good size double bedroom.



BATHROOM 7ft 5" x 7ft (2.1m x 2.1m)

This gorgeous modern bathroom has been well appointed with a double ended Bath with a central filler and separate shower over complimenting the back-to-wall WC and semi-pedestal basin from `Laufen pro``, cream storage unit and attractive wall and floor tiling. There`s a side window for natural light and a chrome towel radiator too.



EXTERIOIR - FRONT

The front provides parking for 3 cars next to each other with ease.


EXTERIOR - SUNNY SOUTH FACING GARDEN

Stepping out through the Bi-fold Doors of the Kitchen on to the decking, one turns and looks up to the remote-controlled Awning. The Luxaflex® Awning opens swiftly to provide shade when it gets hot or to help to contain extra heat on cooler evenings,

The Decking extends across the back as two defined areas: Presently used as an al fresco Dining Area and a BBQ/Entertaining area - we think this works perfectly.

Steps from the decking lead down to the landscaped split-level Garden complete with shed to remain. The sideway is surprisingly wide, enough for a little timber storage shed which sits neatly against the flank wall with plenty of room left for the grass box/wheelbarrow etc.




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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.


A BIT OF HISTORY

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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