Boasting a fantastic open plan living space, this extended four double bedroom home, is positioned in one of the towns premier roads within the sought after Buttsbury and Mayflower catchment area. As well as also having well regarded private schooling close by, you are just 0.7 miles from the Mainline Station, and only a short walk away from 165 acres of Norsey Woods and Lake Meadows Park.
Thoughtfully extended over the years to further improve functionality, the present-day accommodation should comfortably meet the needs detailed on most families wish lists.
The first floor provides four generously sized double bedrooms, these are served by two en-suites and family bathroom each of which is fitted in a white suite. Please also note, should more bedrooms and bathrooms be required, planning for a two bedroom and one bathroom, loft conversion has already been designed and granted.
This popular style of home with three reception room, has been replicated in other key locations around the town. This one has benefited further from a discrete side extension with subtle lantern roof lights, increasing the size of the utility room while providing a direct access into the garage the kitchen is also enhanced and now wide enough to now accommodate its large granite topped island unit and breakfast bar.
Open plan to the modern gloss white kitchen, with its tiled floor and under floor heating is the full width day room, designed to incorporate the lantern roof characteristics of an orangery, this day room is not only the idea entertainment area but it also gives open access into the lounge and has bi-folding doors onto the composite deck and 70' rear garden.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS…
Measuring 6.43 m in depth, this reception hall with its Amtico wood effect flooring gives both a sizeable and practical entrance to this family home. Doors from the hallway lead to each of the ground floor rooms.
PLAYROOM 3.92 m x 3.22 m (12ft 10 x 10ft 7)
Originally designed and used as a dining room, this good-sized bay fronted reception room is now far more commonly used a playroom/media room.
STUDY 3.23 m x 2.07 m max (10ft 7 x 6ft 9)
Centrally positioned within the house, the study has a side window and a large built-in store cupboard which is one that we have previously seen being utilised as a suitable wine store.
With fully tiled walls and floor, this cloakroom with a heated towel rail has a white suite that comprises, a close couple WC and wall mounted wash basin.
LOUNGE 5.35 m x 3.5 m (17ft 7 x 11ft 6)
Enjoying the appeal of being open plan to the conservatory, the modern slimline fireplace with a raised pebble gas fire helps to ensure this room retains the cosy feeling associated with a lounge.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 5.72 m x 3.69 m (18ft 9 x 12ft 1)
Having a stylish range of modern gloss white fronted cabinets units with contrasting granite tops together with tiled floor which has underfloor heating extending into the adjoining orangery styled day room, its fair to say this kitchen breakfast room enjoys a lovely feeling of space and provides an ideal hub for family living and entertainment.
The thoughtful side extension has given this room the ability to accommodate a large granite topped island unit and breakfast bar, measuring 3 m x 1.2 m. Two subtle lantern roof lights bring natural light down into the working area of this room. Fitted within the cabinets are two electric ovens are five ring halogen hob with cooker hood above and an integrated dishwasher.
In addition, there is the space for American-style fridge freezer, a wall mounted tv point and a door leading into the utility room.
CONSERVATORY/ORANGERY 6.26 m x 3.27 m (20ft 6 x 10ft 9)
Stylishly designed to incorporate the characteristics of an orangery having a full width lantern roof and inset downlighters combined with the continuation of the kitchen tiled floor with underfloor heating ensures there is a seamless integration between both areas.
Having underfloor heating, this is an incredibly useful and versatile living area all year round. As well as side windows, bi-folding doors open onto the composite decked seating area make this a living area that will flourish further during the summer months.
UTILITY ROOM 2.6 m x 1.48 m plus recess. (8ft 6 x 4ft10)
The side extension continues into the tiled utility room where another lantern roof gives natural light. Within the utility room is a worktop area with an inset sink unit and spaces for tumble dryer and washing machine. In addition, there is a large cloaks storage cupboard and a 1.72 m recessed walkway where there is an internal door opening to the garage/greatest, most convenient storage cupboard ever!
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
A stairwell side window lets natural light into this central landing area where there is an airing cupboard, an access point to the loft and doors leading to each of the double bedrooms. Please note, planning has been approved for the conversion of the loft, the current plans incorporate two bedrooms and a shared bathroom.
BEDROOM ONE 5.44 m reducing to 3.59 m x 3.4 m (17ft 10 > 11ft 9 x 11ft 2)
The large recessed entrance leads through to this well appointed principle bedroom, with inset downlighting, a built-in double wardrobe and its own private Ensuite Bathroom.
Having tiling to the walls and floor, this en-suite bathroom with a heated towel rail has a fitted three-piece white suite that consists of a wall mounted washbasin, a close coupled WC and a panel enclosed bath with a separate shower unit over.
BEDROOM TWO 4.38 m reducing to 3.7 m x 3.21 m maximum (14ft 4 > 12ft 2 x 10ft 6)
With a front facing window, this second double bedroom also has a built-in double wardrobe, a dressing table recess and its own en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Again, this en-suite is fully tiled and has a white suite consisting of a double width walk in shower, push button WC and wall mounted wash basin.
BEDROOM THREE 5.44 m reducing to 4.84 m x 2.76 m (17ft 10 > 15ft 11 x 9ft 1)
As you can tell from the measurements this is a particularly large third bedroom and in addition to a rear facing window there is also a built-in double wardrobe.
BEDROOM FOUR 4.09 m x 3.29 m reducing to 2.64 m (13ft 5 x 10ft 10 > 8ft 8)
This irregular shaped front facing double room has some restricted head height to one area and unusually for a fourth bedroom provides plenty of space for a double bed, wardrobe and a desk.
Fitted in a style to match that of the two en-suites, this bathroom with its tiled floor and walls, again has a white suite which consists of a close coupled pushbutton WC, a semi ped wash basin to emphasise the floor area and a panel enclosed bath which has mixer taps and a another separate shower unit over.
The front of the property is partly screened by a retaining brick wall, a brick paved driveway then provides parking for three cars and of course gives access to the garage and front door.
GARAGE 5.39 m x 2.72 m (17ft 8 x 8ft 11)
Having an up and over door, there is also power, a light connected, a wall mounted gas boiler and an internal access from the house to ensure this is a super versatile space that be used for a car, general storage or gym equipment.
Measuring approximately 22m (70') in depth, the garden commences with a raised composite decked seating area which has inset LED marker lights and steps leading down to the lawn which has mature hedging and shrubs. To one side is a garden gate while to the other a recessed space where there is an outside water tap and power point.
The current owners obtained planning permission to extend the playroom, bringing it in line with the front of the garage and creating an enclosed porch, together with a garage conversion but never got round to doing the work as the accommodation works for them as is - but its an option for those wanting to create even more space.
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.