Linda Gardens, Billericay

Price £500,000 - Under Offer


  • 4 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED CHALET
  • NEXT DOOR BUT TWO, TO FOOTPATH LEADING OUT TO WOODS & COUNTRYSIDE
  • MODERN INTERIOR INCLUDES A FEATURE DOUBLE HEIGHT HALL LOOKING UP TO A GALLERIED LANDING
  • REAR OPEN PLAN LIVING SPACE ENCOMPASSING A LOUNGE/DINING AREA/KITCHEN
  • TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS DOWNSTAIRS & TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS
  • EXTENDED ACROSS THE BACK & WITH A LOFT CONVERSION PROVIDING ANOTHER 2 BEDROOMS & SWISH BIG BATHROOM
  • 1 MILE TO BILLERICAY RAILWAY STATION (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • CONTEMPORARY STAIRCASE WITH GLASS BALUSTRADES
  • GROUND FLOOR WC
  • SWISH LUXURY BATHROOM WITH FOCAL POINT FREESTANDING BATH & SEPARATE SHOWER

Extended across the back and with a Loft Conversion providing an extra two rooms and a big swish Bathroom, this much improved chalet boasts a very modern interior including a feature double-height Hall with a soaring ceiling incorporating a skylight flooding down light and a large open plan rear Living Space (combined Lounge/Family/Dining/Kitchen), along with a neat rear Garden, completely unoverlooked from the rear.

The property also enjoys all the conveniences of a suburban location with added countryside, as the property is situated in very pleasant cul-de-sac exactly 1 mile from the Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes), yet with a public footpath a few houses up at the top of the road, taking you out to woodland and countryside - perfect for families or dog walking.

Linda Gardens adjoins the extensive grounds of Hannakins Farm Community Centre, with its vast array of clubs and numerous pitches (football, cricket, etc) and thirsty/crafty dogwalkers may like to take advantage of its licenced bar, which has an outside sitting area and is open Tuesday -Sunday evenings and Weekend afternoons!

0.5 mile away is the highly regarded Brightside Primary School and the neighbourhood shops including a handy Sainsburys `Local` are just a few metres further south-eastwards at 0.6 mile.

The present accommodation briefly comprises a useful Porch for all things wet in winter, the stunning double height Hall looking up to the 1st floor Galleried Landing through glass balustrades, ground floor WC Room, huge rear open plan Living Space incorporating a 15ft Lounge with Fireplace, 20ft Family/Dining area across the back and the Kitchen area (in need of replacing but fully functional), Two ground floor Bedrooms, Two first floor Bedrooms (all four are doubles!) and a 1st floor luxury Bathroom.


The Accommodation


ENTRANCE PORCH

A good size recessed porch giving plenty of room for muddy shoes, wet coats and buggies.


HALL

Quite a surprise as you enter. The eyes are immediately drawn upwards to the impressive double height vaulted ceiling with the skylight flooding down light, in addition to further light drawn in through the feature glass-brick window and part glazed door.

The aesthetic centrepiece is the contemporary glass and wood staircase, which has a nice touch in the form of chrome plates on the tops of the posts and which complements the sugar white walls and rich dark wood flooring adding warmth and character.

An understairs cupboard provides useful storage.


CLOAKROOM/WC

Fitted with a modern suite comprising a back-to-wall WC and corner Vanity unit, along with attractive glazed tiling.


LOUNGE 15ft 3` x 11ft 3` (4.65m x 3.43m)

The same rich dark wood flooring, as found in the hall, flows through the Lounge, into the adjoining open plan Family area, and in turn the Kitchen.

An ornate stone effect Fireplace, with an inset electric fire, provides the focal point of this room, which is surprisingly light, having a deep skylight window pouring in natural daylight, and with further light coming through the wide patio doors in the adjoining dining area.

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed on the floor plan, the angled left wall as you enter. Which we believe hides the original open fireplace (we think there may be the potential there for the installation of a wood burning stove to create a stunning centrepiece).


L-SHAPED FAMILY/DINING/KITCHEN AREA. 19ft 9` x 18ft 9" narrowing to 8ft 9` (6.02m x 5.71m > 2.67m)

Actually, two rooms but as the kitchen units extend into the dining area extension, for the purposes of description we have put it as one large L-shaped living space.

The kitchen area is fitted with a range of dated but functional White Gloss kitchen units, incorporating a built-in electric Hob with Multifunction Oven below and stainless-steel Chimney Extractor Hood above along with spaces for a washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer.

Although the kitchen area is internal, it is surprisingly bright, courtesy of a large skylight which bathes it with natural daylight.

Extending the full width across the back, the single storey rear extension provides a super family/dining area, with a wide set of sliding doors and a further external door, both opening out to the private rear garden.

The ceiling has a smooth finish, as found throughout the home.


BEDROOM ONE 11ft 2` x 11ft (3.4m x 3.35m)

This good size front bedroom has a wide window letting in lots of light and fitted wardrobes with triple sliding doors.


BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 2` x 9ft (2.79m x 2.74m)

Another double bedroom, this one with attractive `Pinewood` effect flooring.


1st FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING.

A delightful feature of the property. The galleried landing looks down on the Hall through the glass balustrade and a built-in cupboard provides a useful storage facility.

Attractive white Painted ‘cottage` style internal doors lead off to:


BEDROOM TWO 10ft 10` x 10ft 1` (3.3m x 3.07m)

The measurements include the depth of the run of wardrobes and cupboards built into the recess under the dormer, with one of the central cupboards housing the award winning `Ideal Logic+ C30` Gas boiler, serving the gas central heating and hot water.

This room is also flooded with light from its almost full width rear window.


BEDROOM THREE 9ft 7` x 9ft (2.92m x 2.74m)

Another bedroom taking a double bed with ease, with built-in storage under the dormer and pleasantly decorated having a confection of contrasting grey and white walls and a grey deep pile carpet.


BATHROOM 9ft x 7ft 3` (2.74m x 2.21m)

Striking grey patterned wall tiles and `Star Galaxy` style Granite floor tiles really look the part in this designer style bathroom, which features a freestanding Oval Bath with an accompanying floor mounted `swan neck` tap with shower attachment and a separate corner Aqualisa shower.

The white sanitaryware comprises a close coupled WC and a tall feature ceramic freestanding basin, with a chrome towel radiator giving the finishing touch.

A large skylight sweeps in plenty of light.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

A neat double width block paved Drive sits in front of the main property with the wide neatly maintained central drive between the houses, running up to the Garage


GARAGE 17ft x 9ft (5.18m x 2.74m)

With an up and over door, courtesy door from the garden and with PowerPoints and lighting.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN 41ft

Nicely landscaped with a fine size Patio for outside Summer Dining and a tiny pond with a resident duck...who will be going.


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.
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