Lake Avenue, Billericay

OIEO £1,250,000 - Under Offer


  • Lovely Wide Plot In One of the Billericay's Select Roads
  • Substantial Home of Approximately 3000 ft.² Offering Immense Potential for Further Enlargement
  • Five Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms
  • Backing Late Meadows Park
  • No Onward Chain
  • Just a Few Minutes' Walk from the Train Station and Lake Meadows
  • Attached Double Garage and Separate Games Room
  • Modern Kitchen/Diner/Family Room With Island Unit, Quartz Worktops and Bi-Fold Doors to Garden
  • Approximate 90' x 60' Rear Garden

Pleasantly positioned and occupying a lovely wide plot in one of the Billericay's select roads, which is just a few minutes' walk from the train station and Lake Meadows, this substantial family home of approximately 3000 ft.² offers immense potential for further enlargement and improvement.

Having been extended in the past to provide an attached double garage and a separate games room, there is an ideal level of accommodation available that we feel would suit many family requirements.

It is however worth knowing that should you require further bedrooms, in addition to the 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms that are already there, the games room has been designed and built with the plumbing in place to provide 2 further bedrooms and an additional bathroom.

The ground floor of this house is equally rewarding, firstly a sizeable reception hall gives you access into each of the three reception rooms, the cloakroom and the kitchen/diner/family room.
The kitchen with adjoining utility room has also benefited following the extension, this bright modern space with bi-folding doors out to the garden has a porcelain tiled floor and quality cabinets that incorporate an island unit with quartz worktops and glass splashbacks as well quality Siemen's appliances.

As mentioned, the property occupies a good size plot with a wide road frontage and a carriage driveway, the rear garden is equally generous and with established boundaries together with Lake Meadows directly behind the property, there is a good degree of privacy.


ACCOMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


RECEPTION HALL 5.64m x 3.56m (18'6 x 11'7)

With wood effect Amtico flooring this gives you a practical entrance for a busy thoroughfare in a family home while the entrance door and two glazed side panels ensures there is good natural light coming in.

From here the stairs rise to the first floor and doors open to each of the ground floor rooms as well as the cloakroom.


DINING ROOM 3.56 m x 3.12 m (11'7 x 10'2)

With neutral décor, a grey coloured carpet and a bay window there is a modern edge to this dining room which also has sliding double doors opening to the lounge.


LOUNGE 6.05 m x 5.61 m (19'9 x 18'4)

As you can tell from the measurements and photos, this lounge has a lovely spacious file and in addition to an Italian Marble fire surround and gas fire, there is also generous glazing, courtesy of a trio of double glazed panels with a central sliding door giving lovely view of the garden and providing direct access.


STUDY 3.54 m x 2.96 m (11'6 x 9'8)

Being positioned to the front of the house this is a good place to base your home office.


CLOAKROOM

Fitted with modern units and a white suite this stylish cloakroom with a push button wc and a square corner basin is complimented by half tiled walls, a tiled floor and a chrome towel rail.


KITCHEN/DINER/FAMILY ROOM 8.11m x 5.53m > 4m (26'6 x 18'1 > 13'1)

As mentioned previously the side extension to this house also enabled this kitchen to be enlarged and to in turn provide a spacious family hub.
With the light from the inset spots bouncing off both the floor and the quartz worktops this kitchen has a lovely welcoming light modern feel.

The cabinets enjoy a stylish combination having both a wood effect and a cream gloss finish, this coupled with the quartz tops with an under-counter sink and glass splashbacks give a sleek smart first impression. Incorporated within these are two Siemens ovens, an integrated microwave, a Bosch warming drawer and a Siemens five ring gas hob within the island unit. In addition, there is an integrated Dishwasher plus two Miele Larder Fridges and two matching Freezers.


UTILITY ROOM 3.97m x 1.58 (13' x 5'2)

A contrasting tiled floor to that in the kitchen, flows seamlessly into the utility room where there is a range of white kitchen units wth a black worktop. The large chest freezer, washing machine and undercounter refrigerator will all remain. In addition, there is a door out to the garden and an internal door to garage.


BEDROOM ONE 4.95m x 3.71m (16'2 x 12'2)

The rear facing window looks out over your garden with Lake Meadows beyond. To one wall there is a fitted wardrobe with sliding smoked mirror doors and there is a door into the en-suite bathroom.


EN-SUITE BATHROOM 3.29m x 2.72m (10'8 x 8'9)

The large rear window brings good natural light into this fully tiled room which has underfloor heating, inset spotlights to ceiling and a four-piece modern white suite.
Comprising of a push button WC, a vanity basin with wash basin and mixer tap together with a wall mounted illuminated mirror behind, a corner shower cubicle with an Aqualisa shower and a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps.


BEDROOM TWO 4.66m x 2.8m (15'3 x 9'2)

This is another rear facing double bedroom which also enjoys views over the gardens with Lake Meadows beyond.


BEDROOM THREE 3.51m x 2.8m (11'5 x 9'2)

With a front facing window that enjoys distant views over neighbouring rooftops, this bedroom could also be a great Home Office should you need more space to spread out than what the ground floor study provides.


BEDROOM FOUR 4m x 3.73m (13'1 x 12'2)

This is another front facing double bedroom which is both generous in size and offers a variety of layout options.


BATHROOM

Just like the en-suite this bathroom also has a 4 piece suite which is more dated but still consists of a shower cubicle, a vanity unit with wash basin, a low level wc and panel enclosed bath. To the ceiling there are inset spotlights while the skylight window provides natural light and there is a built-in iring cupboard too.


BEDROOM FIVE 3.61m x 2.52m (11'8 x 8'3)

Although smaller than the other bedrooms this is still quite generous in size and being positioned at the front of the house with views over the neighbouring roof tops, this bedroom would blend well as a cosy nursery or dressing room.


BEDROOM SIX/GAMES ROOM 8.25m x 4.75m (27' x 15'6)

Originally designed as two double rooms and with front, rear and side windows together with plumbing in place for an en-suite/bathroom, this room will give you a variety of uses to the new owner both now and in the future as family demands change.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

The established shrubs to the front and side boundaries give a nice surrounding to the block paved in and out driveway.


DOUBLE GARAGE 5.26 m x 4.83 m (17'3 x 15'9)

An electric up and over door provides access into this good usable space where there is power and light connected and the boiler serving the pressurised hot water system.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring approximately 90' x 60' (27.4m x 18.3m) the established rear garden offers seclusion and is a haven of tranquillity. It commences a raised patio area which in turn overlooks the ornamental fishpond and pergola leading down onto the main lawn beyond which is a shed sitting in the corner and providing storage.





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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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