Hillway, Billericay

Price £465,000 - Under Offer


  • Detached THREE Bedroom Bungalow offering huge potential to remodel and enlarge
  • Tall conifers divide the garden in 2: Main Lawn + sep area housing the Beach Hut, Greenhouse & Shed
  • 6-7 Minute walk to local shops one way and 175 acres of Norsey Woods the other
  • 1.1 Mile walk to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Hall, L-shaped Lounge/Diner, Kitchen, 3 bedrooms & Bathroom + 2 loft rooms upstairs
  • The 82ft South facing Garden has a Beach Hut in it, begging to be brought back to its former glory
  • Moments from Open Countryside 'around the corner'.
  • 8-9 Minute walk to Sunnymede Infants & Juniors School
  • No.9 Bus Stop across road, for easy bus ride to High Street or Station
  • KEYS HELD FOR IMMEDIATE VIEWINGS

Bursting with potential, this Three Bedroom detached Bungalow also has an 82ft SOUTH facing Garden housing a Beach Hut!

Next door is a superb example of what can be done here, it now a modern and contemporary two storey house with a pitched tiled roof.

Hillway is located to the eastern fringe of Billericay, moments from open countryside and with local shops just a 6-7 minute walk one way and Norsey Woods the same, the other.

Sunnymede Infants and Juniors Schools are only a little further at a 8-9 minute walk and for the Commuter, Billericay Mainline Railway Station is a 1.1 mile walk or a short bus ride away: the Bus Stop literally across the road and running every 30 minutes during the day (the no.9 also goes to the High Street first).

The Bungalow was built circa 1965 and over the years has seen the large Loft part converted into two separate loft rooms - a superb storage facility.

The main accommodation comprises an Entrance Hall, L-Shaped Lounge/Diner with a Fireplace, Lean-to style Conservatory with double doors opening to the Garden, Kitchen also with a back door to the Garden, the three bedrooms and a good size Bathroom.

The windows are double glazed and there is Gas Central Heating via radiators.


The Accommodation


HALL 16ft 6' narrowing to 8ft 1 x 6ft ‘2 (5m > 2.5m x 1.9m)

The side double glazed Entrance Door and its adjacent side light windows bring in plenty of light into the hall, which has a folding door at the end opening to reveal a steep set of stairs rising to the loft rooms.


LOUNGE/DINER 18ft 4' x 15ft 9' narrowing to 11ft (5.6m x 4.8m > 3.35m)

The focal point is the Fireplace, with its 'Medium Oak' surround and marble effect back panel and a hearth, along with a real flame gas fire.

A large, wide double glazed window and set of folding glazed doors receive lots of borrowed light from the Conservatory behind


CONSERVATORY 17ft 3' x 6ft 9' (5.3m x 2.1m)

A lovely place to relax and unwind, as being slightly elevated, it enjoys the outlook over the very private garden as well as to the left, views across the rooftops to the countryside between Sunnymede and Ramsden Bellhouse.

The conservatory has a perspex roof, the windows are double glazed and a set of double doors lead out to steps, going down to the lawn.


KITCHEN 9ft 10' x 7ft 4' (3m x 2.2m)

Fitted with a range of dated yet functional units with a built in Gas Hob with an Oven below and spaces for two undercounter appliances and a full height Fridge/Freezer.

An aluminium double glazed door with an adjacent window, leads out to the rear garden.


BEDROOM ONE 13ft x 10ft (4m x 3m)

A front facing double bedroom with fitted bedroom furniture.


BEDROOM TWO 10ft x 7ft 5' (3m x 2.3m)

A front facing bedroom with a TV aerial socket.


BEDROOM THREE 9ft 4' x 8ft (2.8m x 2.45m)

Looking through the side facing window to the right, this bedroom also has a pleasant outlook over the rooftops towards open countryside.

The understairs cupboard provides useful storage.


BATHROOM 7ft 4' x 5ft 7' (2.25m x 1.7m)

With an obscure glass side facing window and fitted with a coloured suite incorporating a corner bath with mixer tap with shower attachment.


Aforementioned stairs from hall rising to:

LOFT - ROOM ONE 17ft 5' x 10ft 10' (5.3m x 3.3m)

Enclosed by plaster boarding to the ceiling and sides, this makes for an especially useful storeroom with obvious further potential.

Two low-level hatches flip down to reveal loft storage at either side and on the far wall at the end, is a wall mounted 'Worcester 240' Combi Boiler.

A set of two double hand-built wardrobes provide additional storage and a further internal door leads through to the next loft room.


LOFT - ROOM TWO 15ft x 10ft 10' (4.6m x 3.3m)

Again enclosed by plaster boarding to the ceiling and sides, and also with a single flipdown hatch on the side wall, revealing eaves storage.

There is lighting in both rooms and electrical sockets in both rooms too.


GARAGE 16ft 9' x 8ft (5.1m x 2.45m)

A single integral Garage with an up and over door, power and lighting.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The front lawn is retained by a front brick wall with the Drive to the left and a path to the right. Of course, one could easily pave this over to make additional parking.

Wide side access with a side gate opening to the rear garden.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN 82ft (25m) long

The garden is due South facing, so with the cutting back of the conifers and other trees, this will flood the garden in sunlight.

As it is, the conifers essentially divide the garden in two: The main lawn and then behind the conifers, an assortment of buildings; Greenhouse, Shed & the Beach Hut.


BEACH HUT

Literally! A much loved hut that was dismantled from its coastal home, brought here, and rebuilt again. A sturdy affair, it has stood the test of time superbly and from our initial inspection, it still seems to be watertight - evidently it was re-felted in recent years which obviously helped. We would clear the heavy undergrowth around it and bring it back to its former glory, as it would make a fabulous Garden Room.


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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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