Laindon Road, Billericay

OIEO £1,195,000 - New Instruction


  • SUBSTANTIAL 4 BEDROOM DETACHED, EXECUTIVE HOME IN CENTRAL LOCATION
  • CATCHMENT FOR THE "OUTSTANDING" OFSTED RATED QUILTERS SCHOOLS
  • WIDE SPACIOUS HALL WHICH COULD SO EASILY BE EXTENDED MORE (under the overhang)
  • BIG FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
  • ALL BEDROOMS ARE DOUBLES, SERVED BY A LARGE ENSUITE AND EQUALLY LARGE MAIN BATHROOM
  • 550m FROM BILLERICAY HIGH STREET WITH THE RAILWAY STATION THE OTHER END (LONDON IN 35 MINUTES)
  • 2170sq ft ARRANGED OVER TWO FLOORS AND WITH HUGE SCOPE TO ENLARGE FURTHER
  • 3 RECEPTION ROOMS; LOUNGE, DINING ROOM & FAMILY ROOM
  • GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM
  • 120ft x 45ft GARDEN AND LARGE INTEGRAL GARAGE

Centrally located just 550 metres from the shops, bars and restaurants of Billericay High Street and with the Mainline Railway Station the other end (offering direct trains to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes), this substantial Executive Home makes an ideal residence for the Commuter family.

Plus, if education is a high priority, buyers may like to know this home falls within the catchment for the `Outstanding` OFSTED rated Quilters Infants & Junior Schools and the equally highly regarded Billericay Secondary School.

As well as its fabulous non-estate location on the doorstep of Billericay High Street, this substantial home offers some 2170sq ft of accommodation arranged over two floors to include a wide spacious Hall with a Cloakroom, 3 Living Rooms, a hub of the home Kitchen/Breakfast Room and two very large refitted Bathrooms (one the Ensuite to the Master Bedroom).

Having a 120ft x 45ft Garden means there is the clear potential to enlarge further, both to the rear and we think potentially to the front too; the oversized Landing a clear key route. This really is a home that can evolve with you and your family, so please peruse the floor plan and decide how you can make this your dream home.


The Accommodation


HALL

Notably wide, giving a nice sense of space as you enter and well-lit courtesy of light rushing in through the large sidelight windows either side of the front door, itself with twin glazed panels.

The attractive wood flooring extends into the cloakroom and lounge, plus an understairs cupboard provides useful storage.


CLOAKROOM

Fitted with a white suite comprising a low-level WC and wall mounted hand wash basin.


LOUNGE 20ft 1" x 12ft 9" (6.12m x 3.89m)

Set the scene with a roaring fire within the cast iron ‘Victorian` fireplace, which comes complete with decorative vintage style tiles and a black marble hearth.

The eyes will also be drawn to the set of French doors with accompanying full height windows, which open out to the rear garden, with further additional light from another rear window.

The combination of the wood flooring and decor gives warmth and character to this elegant living room.


FAMILY ROOM 13ft 2" x 10ft 3" (4.01m x 3.12m)

Adapting to your family`s needs over the years, this nice and bright reception room enjoys a pleasant outlook over the rear garden and has ‘light oak` effect wood flooring.


DINING ROOM 12ft 9" x 9ft 10" (3.89m x 3m)

The measurements exclude the focal point of this room, the walk-in bay window adding on extra space and a lovely feature.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15ft 3" x 13ft 2" (4.65m x 4.01m)

Homely and charming, the country kitchen has a range of oak effect units Incorporating a John Lewis electric hob, with a matching multi-function double oven and an integrated extractor over the hob.

There are plenty of recesses for the usual appliances and the wide rear window with a twin bowl sink below gazes out over the Garden .


Return staircase from hall to:


LANDING

A huge space. So big that the current Vendor uses the large recess as a study area, with light flooding in through the white front window.

There is a big airing cupboard and a ceiling hatch accessing the loft.


MASTER BEDROOM 17ft 7" x 10ft (5.36m x 3.05m)

A fine size, dual aspect bedroom with its adjacent dressing room leading through to a large Ensuite bathroom.

Arched doorway through to:


WALK THROUGH DRESSING ROOM 15ft 4" x 4ft 5" (4.67m x 1.35m)

Providing a superb storage facility.

Door through to:


ENSUITE 8ft x 7ft 6" (2.44m x 2.29m)

This large, well-appointed bathroom with a close coupled WC and large shower cubicle, is fully tiled with shiny marble tiling to the walls and floor, complementing the full width marble countertop with its inset basin and storage cupboards below.

The full width front window pours in light, with the finishing specification including a chrome towel radiator, shaver socket and inset downlighting.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft 9" x 11ft 3" (3.89m x 3.43m)

A light and airy bedroom, courtesy of the two rear facing windows enjoying a pleasant outlook over the garden.

Two double fitted wardrobes run along the nearside wall and are complimented by a matching dressing table and bedside cabinets.


BEDROOM THREE 12ft 9" x 9ft 10" (3.89m x 3m)

Another big double bedroom, this one to the front and with light wood laminate flooring.


BEDROOM FOUR 13ft 3" x 8ft 1" (4.04m x 2.46m)

With its pretty floral wallpaper, this double bedroom has a rear facing window enjoying the pleasant garden views and also comes with attractive pale wood effect flooring.


BATHROOM 10ft 9" x 7ft 1" (3.28m x 2.16m)

Relax in the deep and spacious double ended bath which has a pull-out shower attachment, or wake yourself up in the large double shower cubicle.

This well-appointed large family bathroom further sees a close coupled WC, sleek wall hung vanity unit with pull-out drawers, a chrome towel radiator and is further enhanced with a confection of tiling of differing textures, all blending to create quite a modern and contemporary look.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

Set back some 14 metres from the main road and partially secluded by trees and bushes, the front sees a large area of parking in addition to the Garage.


GARAGE 17ft 5" x 15ft 2" (5.31m x 4.62m)

With an up and over Door and presently having dual use as a Utility: There is a double base unit with an inset single bowl/single drainer sink and adjacent worktops.

A modern wall mounted Baxi Platinum Gas Boiler serves the Central Heating via radiators and Hot water.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN 120ft x 45ft approx. (36.58m x 13.72m)

A well-maintained mature garden bordered by high trees providing seclusion and with a large patio for summer entertaining.


NOTE: As you will see, the old house next door has been demolished in favour of a superb new development of 32 luxury apartments by Churchill Retirement Homes. This will greatly enhance the street scene and give a much more favourable rear outlook than previously, when the old house was there. Full details are held in the office if you require more information.


Notice
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.
Floor Plan