Langham Crescent, Billericay

Price £249,995 - Under Offer


  • 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Maisonette with its own 84ft long Rear Garden
  • Front Path to Front Door with lawn one side, own Front 1 Car Drive the other
  • Literally 'around the corner' from open countryside...a 2 minute walk away
  • Lounge with Chimney Breast. (Open up the Fireplace). Presently used as the Master Bedroom
  • Two large double bedrooms - both with generous built-in storage cupboards/wardrobes
  • 8ft 7' x 8ft Brick Outbuilding with a plastered finish. Ideal for a Home Office conversion
  • Short 5 minute stroll from local school and shops which include a Tesco Express
  • Long Hall with built-in cupboard housing a modern Gas Boiler for the Central Heating
  • Fitted Kitchen with built-in Oven and Hob and a built-in Pantry cupboard
  • Modern white Bathroom suite. Double glazed windows. Gas Central Heating via radiators

Convert the brick Garden Outbuilding into a studio to work from home and enjoy lazy afternoons with friends and family in the 84ft long Garden, of this 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Maisonette, which comes with its own Front Drive and is just an easy 15 minute stroll from Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose Store.

Local shops providing the daily essentials and including a handy Tesco Express are a 5 minute walk away, as are the local Infants & Primary Schools. and open countryside is little more than a stone's throw away 'around the corner'.

Inside sees the long Hall leading off to all rooms, comprising a Lounge with Fireplace (currently boarded up but in theory easily able to be opened up again), fitted Kitchen with a built-in Oven & Hob, the two double bedrooms (both with built-in storage) and the modern white Bathroom.

It is important to note that the current owner first moved in with two daughters and so they decided to use the Master Bedroom as the Lounge, and the Lounge as the Master Bedroom. The arrangement worked perfectly, and it was never changed back, hence the photos might throw you for a second!

As mentioned, the Garden comes with a useful brick outbuilding 8ft 7' x 8ft, which has a double glazed door, high level rear window and has been plastered to the ceiling and walls - a blank canvas.


HALL

A long Hall accessing all the rooms and with a built-in airing cupboard housing the modern Ideal 'Instinct 30' Gas boiler serving the central heating via radiators and hot water, along with the gas meter and a modern electrical consumer unit.


LOUNGE 13ft 5' x 12ft 1' (4.1m x 3.7m)

(Presently used as the master bedroom)

The tall and wide front facing window floods in lots of light and hidden behind the seller's furniture is the Fireplace, which we understand has been simply boarded up, and so in theory could be opened up again.


KITCHEN 10ft 6' x 9ft (3.2m x 2.7m)

Cream units topped with Slate effect worktops incorporate a built in Electric Hob with a Multifunction Oven below and Extractor Hood above.

There are spaces for a washing machine and freestanding fridge/freezer and the 4ft x 1ft 6' (1.2m x 0.5m) built-in Pantry provides a further useful storage facility.

Plenty of light sweeps through the rear facing window with its adjacent external door opening out to the rear garden.


BEDROOM ONE 15ft 5' x 8ft 4' (4.7m x 2.5m)

Presently used as the lounge, this front facing double bedroom comes with a very large understairs storage cupboard.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft 2' x 8ft 6' (3.7m x 2.6m)

Another fine size double bedroom, this one to the rear and also with a 4ft 2' x 2ft 9' (1.3m x 0.8m) built-in Wardrobe.


BATHROOM 6ft 2' x 5ft 5' (1.9m x 1.65m)

A modern bathroom featuring a Showerbath with an extra wide shower area.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

A front drive provides parking for a large car and as well as the back door from the kitchen, there is also access to the garden through a side gate.

A central path leads down to front door with lawn on the left.


EXTERIOR - REAR

A lovely big 84ft Garden featuring a brick garden Outbuilding.


OUTBUILDING 8ft 7' x 8ft (2.6m x 2.4m)

A sturdy brick built affair with a double glazed external door, window and the walls and ceilings neatly plastered.

We think with electricity run in here it would make a super work-from-home Office or Studio.


LEASE

The Seller informs us there are 93 years left remaining on the Lease


SERVICE CHARGE

A super low £28 per month!


ABOUT THE AREA - SOUTH GREEN

The ancient village of South Green was first recorded as 'Southwood Greene' in 1593, becoming the more recognised South Green in 1777.

Towards the top of Bell Hill, Gatwick House, a Grade II listed building from 1767, now secluded from the road by trees, presides over the area which heads down towards the village green on the right.

A great parade of shops on Grange Road overlooks the ancient 'Green' (originally much bigger) and together, they form the heart of the area.

The shops include a Tesco Express Supermarket, Post Office, Chemist, Greengrocer and a pretty good fish and chip shop.

The local South Green Infants & Junior Schools both have 'Good' OFSTED Reports and the area falls within catchment for Billericay Secondary School, also benefiting from a 'Good' OFSTED rating.

Built in 1956 the local village hall serves the community well and on the opposite side of the road a bit further up, 'Main Road Garage' provides petrol and the usual garage services.

The bulk of the residential development has been London Borough estates, built in the 1950's and 1960's to cater for London overspill. That said, there is a number of old properties in the area, particularly around the Green, providing character appeal.

Finally, public transport. There are bus stops a-plenty in the area taking you to Billericay High Street and Mainline Railway Station in minutes and the surrounding towns in little more.


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Great Burstead as a village dates back at least to AD500, when it was settled by Saxons, from Lower Saxony, nowadays better known as Germany. It was first recorded, about 975, as 'Burgestede' meaning 'stronghold-site'.

The adjacent village of South Green was first recorded as 'Southwood Greene' in 1593, becoming the more recognised South Green in 1777.

GREAT BURSTEAD

The centrepiece of Great Burstead is the Conservation area, centred around the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Church Street and a trio of listed buildings, one of which I had the pleasure of selling about ten years ago - a beautiful16th-17th century timber framed house.

The Grade 1 listed Norman church dates back to the 12th century and was the original parish church for the whole of the area, in those days encompassing Billericay too.

Great Burstead has a great local pub on the corner of Mill Road and Southend Road, which serves great food.
The King's Head Pub dates back to 1750 when it was known as the White Horse and interestingly travellers to and from Rochford and Brentwood would stop here before passing through the toll-gate which I think stood adjacent.

The 'Outstanding' St Peter's Catholic Primary School on Coxes Farm Road is almost opposite the pub and at school run times you'll often see the Lollipop Man/Lady on duty, guiding the children across the road in front of the pub.

Along Kennel Lane are the popular small housing estates of Coopers Croft and Froden Brook. Pretty developments built in the early 1990's by Countryside Homes, on the site of the Balls Plastics factory.
The old brook itself is still there, running underground but surfaces as a culvert in the lower part of Church Street.

Opposite the developments, on the other side of Kennel Lane, is a 1.25 acre, 12ft plus deep (in places) reed fringed Fishing Lake with a good mix of different fish.

As a local agent, I associate the whole of Church Street, Mill Road, Kennel Lane and some of the roads off these as Great Burstead. A few other pockets fall into the area (part of Southend Road, Coxes Farm Road and Grange Road, etc), with the rest coming under South Green.

SOUTH GREEN

Towards the top of Bell Hill, Gatwick House, a Grade II listed building from 1767, now secluded from the road by trees, presides over the area which heads down towards the village green on the right.

A great parade of shops on Grange Road overlook the ancient 'Green' (originally much bigger) and together they form the heart of the area.

The shops include a Tesco Express Supermarket, Post Office, Chemist, Greengrocer and a pretty good fish and chip shop.

The local South Green Infants & Junior Schools both have 'Good' OFSTED Reports and the area falls within catchment for Billericay Secondary School, also benefiting from a 'Good' OFSTED rating.

Built in 1956 the local village hall serves the community well and on the opposite side of the road a bit further up, 'Main Road Garage' provides petrol and the usual garage services.

The bulk of the residential development has been London Borough estates, built in the 1950's and 1960's to cater for London overspill. That said, there is a number of old properties in the area, particularly around the Green, providing character appeal.

Finally, public transport. There are bus stops a-plenty in the area taking you to Billericay High Street and Mainline Railway Station in minutes and the surrounding towns in little more.

In 1997 legislation was passed resulting in the two parishes coming under the Billericay area of the Basildon District Council.


Tim Kirkman

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