Laindon Road, Billericay

Price From £421,950 - New Instruction


  • Enjoy a new chapter of your life in your own luxury Apartment with like-minded neighbours
  • There's a Residents Lounge & Bar on the ground floor where you can meet new friends and socialise
  • 9 available from the original 32 built by highly regarded 'Churchill Retirement Living'
  • First class quality throughout with many clever features
  • Comprehensive 10 Year Building Warranty Guarantee and well behaved cats and small dogs welcome!
  • A stunning development just along Laindon Road, itself running into Billericay High Street
  • Many residents compare it to owning an Apartment within a friendly 5 Star Hotel!
  • i and 2 Bedroom luxury Apartments from £421,950 for the 1 Beds to £570,950 for the 2 Beds
  • All apartments include spacious accommodation, lots of storage and integrated kitchen appliances
  • Please call the office to request your brochure or for more information (including a Video tour)

Enjoy a new chapter of your life in a upmarket development especially for Retirees, where you can own your own self contained luxury Apartment within a beautiful building with a Residents Lounge and Bar on the ground floor, where you can meet new friends and socialise without having to go out! Many Churchill apartment owners liken it to owning an apartment within a 5 Star Hotel!

So, as restrictions on our everyday lives look to continue throughout the winter and beyond and if the thought of darker nights with limited company make you feel anxious, then the answer is now is the time to make a change!

Henton Kirkman can supply you with glossy brochures explaining all, answer your questions, or make arrangements for you to visit MEADOW LODGE along the Laindon Road, where there are a number of 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments available to purchase now!

Meadow Lodge itself is a collection of 32 BRAND NEW First Class Apartments by Churchill Retirement Living, situated along the Laindon Road and just an easy 6-7 minute stroll to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose Store.

All the apartments at Meadow Lodge are completely self-contained, providing you with the privacy, peace and quiet when you want it, and the option of popping 'downstairs' (Lift to all floors) to the large Residents Lounge and Bar to join new friends when it suits you.

For added reassurance, there is an In-house Manager Monday - Friday and a Careline system for the evenings and weekends and a well behaved cat or small dog are welcome, although permission will need to be granted by the landlord or Millstream, the Managing Agent.


The Main Accommodation of each Apartment includes:


HALL

A good size with a large useful Store Room.


LOUNGE

Generous in size to allow room for a suite and small dining table too.


KITCHEN

All are beautifully fitted with integrated appliances comprising a sleek black Ceramic Hob, waist height Oven, Integrated Fridge/Freezer and a Washer/Dryer as standard.

There is also attractive slip resistant flooring and modern inset downlighting.


BEDROOM

Boasting a huge walk-in wardrobe.

Plus, within the 2 bedroom apartments the second bedroom is so big, many owners use it as a Dining Room or Craft & Hobby Room.


SHOWER ROOM

Featuring large showers with low profile shower trays (no high steps), and thermostatic showers,‘easy turn' taps, slip resistant flooring, a heated chrome towel radiator, swish ‘Walnut' look Vanity unit and a mirrored wall cabinet with an integrated shaver socket.

(2 Bedroom Apartments boast both a Bathroom and an Ensuite Shower Room)


STORAGE

Plenty, as you have a big Store Room in the Hall and that large walk-in wardrobe in the bedroom.

The 2 bedroom Apartments have two store cupboards in the Hall plus another in the Master Bedroom.


HEATING

Meadow Lodge is heated by a communal Ground Source Heat Pump, cleverly harnessing the ambient energy underground and converting it to heat.


LANDSCAPED GROUNDS

Fully maintained and a delight to wander.


OWNERS LOUNGE & COFFEE BAR

With communal Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and lots of tables to meet friends from one or more from the other 32 apartments (33 in all).

There is a communal WC here to save you having to go back to your apartment and the Main entrance and Reception is also found here too.

There is a variety of events held here all year round like coffee mornings, Afternoon teas, Keep fit classes, cheese and wine and evenings, etc.


SERVICE CHARGE

The Annual Service Charge is just under £2,400 for a 1 Bed Apartment and just under £3,600 for a 2 Bedroom Apartment, and covers such things as the Lodge Manager, Careline Monitoring and Emergency Call Equipment, along with the Communal Insurance, Electricity, Water and Sewerage (including your water rates), Window Cleaning, Grounds maintenance, Lift maintenance, and general expenses.


GROUND RENT

The Ground Rent is £575 for a 1 Bed and £625 for a 2 bed.


LEASE

The Lease is 999 years from September 2019.


NHBC or equivalent.

There is a 10 year build mark warranty.


SKY

Meadow Lodge is SkyQ enabled.


PETS

A well behaved cat or small dog are welcome although permission will need to be granted by the landlord or Millstream.


SECURITY

Camera entry system operated from your own apartment, an intruder alarm fitted to the front door of all apartments, mains connected smoke detectors in all apartments and communal areas & the 24 hour support system.

The smart call alarm system can also be used for Video or Audio calls with your neighbours as well as providing video door entry via your TV, allowing you to view visitors on a display screen before letting them in the main entrance


CAR PARKING

There is a large car park with unreserved parking bays.


GUEST SUITE

There is a guest bedroom suite which you can book for any friends or family subject to availability.


OWNERSHIP

Anyone can own an apartment but only those over 60 can live there.


FURTHER SERVICES

Online shopping service for groceries available through the Lodge Manager.

Buggy Storage.

External Refuse Store


YOU CAN MOVE FOR FREE if you Reserve your Apartment before the 18th December 2020 AND Completion before the 31st March 2021

Churchill can pay your Agents & Solicitors Fees (subject to their recommended agents being used), Stamp Duty (there is currently no stamp Duty parable up to £500,000, so this will be on the differential above £500,000), Removal Costs and also provide a downsizing service (call for more information on that) and 'Subject to Terms & Condition'.


PLEASE CALL FOR THE VERY LATEST AVAILABLE APARTMENTS AND THEIR PRICES.

(As of 3rd Nov 2020)


No. 3. £435,950 1 Bed Ground Floor Apartment with Patio opening on to the beautiful communal grounds, Carpets, Curtains & Fireplace

No.14 £429,950 1 Bed First Floor Apartment with its own private Balcony, Carpets, Curtains & Fireplace

No.23 £430,950 1 Bed First Floor Apartment with lovely front views across to the countryside the other side of Laindon Road, Carpets, Curtains & Fireplace

No.25 £439,950 1 Bed Second Floor Apartment with a Juliette Balcony enjoying far reaching views

No.26 £421,950 1 Bed Second Floor Apartment with a Juliette Balcony (This one we thought very well priced)

No.32 £434,950 1 Bed Second Floor Apartment like no.23 below it, enjoying lovely front views across to the countryside the other side of Laindon Road and being a floor above, the views are even more far reaching.

No.5 £587,950 2 Bed Ground Floor Apartment with Patio opening on to the beautiful communal grounds, Carpets, Curtains & Fireplace

No.28 £570,950 2 Bed Second Floor Apartment with Carpets, Curtains & Fireplace

No.30 £642,950 2 Bed Second Floor Penthouse Apartment with a sunny South facing aspect

No.31 £651,950 2 Bed Second Floor Penthouse Apartment with a sunny South facing aspect, Carpets, Curtains & Fireplace


The Sales Centre is open from Tuesday until Friday from 10am until 5pm. Please call us to arrange an easy, no-obligation viewing of the development and receive your £20 Marks & Spencer Voucher/Gift Card.



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Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.


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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