Situated on the ever-popular Norsey Farm Estate and extended to both the front and side, this enlarged four/five-bedroom detached family house boasting five reception rooms will give you the opportunity to incorporate an even larger kitchen/diner/family room while retaining ‘his and hers' separate ground floor home office spaces.
Although the house has already been extended to nearly 2000sqft, with a large, detached garage to one side and a 95ft x 40ft rear garden, it's fair to say there is ample scope for both the driveway, garage and house all to be enlarged even further.
The property is positioned at the end of Martingale Road, itself a peaceful turning in North Billericay and thus falling within catchment for the highly regarded Buttsbury & Mayflower Schools. We have been told of several residents on the development who walk to the Station but there is also a local Nibbs peak time bus service providing a speedier journey if preferred.
As mentioned, the current notable accommodation includes five reception rooms, a central hallway, a large rear facing kitchen/breakfast room, a big separate Utility Room, ground floor WC room, four bedrooms and bathroom. The principal bedroom includes an en-suite shower room and separate dressing room - itself big enough to be used as a 5th bedroom/nursery.
This North area of Billericay is within close proximity there is Stock Brook Country Club with its excellent leisure facilities including a Gym and professional golf course, 166 acres of Norsey Woods and open countryside with just a short distance away.
Benefiting from an increased width courtesy of the front extension, this hall has attractive 'Karndean' style flooring and doors leading to rooms on either side.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM:
Noticeably wide, this downstairs loo has close coupled WC and hand wash basin.
DUAL ASPECT LOUNGE: 19ft (5.81m) x 12ft 6" (3.79m)
Well-lit from the large front window and glazed French doors which open onto the garden, this lounge enjoys a feature Limestone Fireplace with inset gas fire.
DINING ROOM: 12ft 2" (3.71m) x 9ft 5" (2.89m)
A large, nicely decorated, formal Dining Room with a window looking out to the front.
SECOND LOUNGE/LARGE STUDY: 12ft 6" (3.81m) x 8ft 7"(2.61m)
A great size versatile room (previously also used as a bedroom), being positioned centrally between both the Kitchen and Lounge, this room also offers the potential to be incorporated into either of these rooms, to create an even bigger Lounge, or a huge hub-of-the-house Kitchen/Breakfast Room.
FRONT PLAYROOM: 10ft (3.04m) x 9ft (2.73m)
Leading through to the Sun Lounge and with a front window, the blockwork wall could easily be removed to make one large sunroom reception.
SUN LOUNGE: 17ft 10" (5.45m) max x 10ft (3.05m)
The proper flat roof has a long lasting Sarnafil® roofing system while double glazed windows with an appealing curved design, overlook the garden. A set of double doors also provide direct access to the garden.
KITCHEN/BREKFAST ROOM: 14ft 3" (4.36m) > 12ft 6" (3.82m) x 11ft 6" (3.52m)
Having both side and rear windows plus a side door out to the area that adjoins the garage, this kitchen has been fitted with a comprehensive range of Beech effect kitchen units and enjoys plenty of room for a full-size kitchen table and chairs.
UTILITY ROOM: 9ft 8" (2.94m) x 6ft 2" (1.89m)
Positioned just across the hall, this is the size of many smaller house's kitchens! The window looks down the road giving a pleasant outlook whilst sorting out the washing etc and a good range of fitted kitchen units provide super storage.
1st FLOOR LANDING:
Nice and bright from the front facing window with a built-in airing cupboard and loft access hatch with a pull-down ladder - the loft part boarded has a power point too.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
The main bedroom benefits from the side extension and therefore enjoys both an en-suite shower room and an adjoining dressing room.
MAIN BEDROOM: 12ft 6" (3.82m) x 11ft 1" (3.38m
This good size main bedroom has ample space to accommodate just the bed as the adjoining dressing room can house all one's clothes!
DRESSING ROOM: 11ft 5" (3.48m) x 10ft (3.05m)
With a sloping ceiling incorporating a skylight window. This room could be fitted out in a range of fitted wardrobes giving plenty of storage. Alternatively, this could also initially make an ideal nursery too.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM:
Fully tiled with a white suite that consists of a close coupled wc, wash basin and shower cubicle.
BEDROOM TWO: 11ft 6" (3.52m) x 10ft 8" (3.26m)
A well-proportioned double bedroom needing decoration has a pleasant outlook over the rear garden.
BEDROOM THREE: 11ft 7" (3.53m) x 8ft 2" (2.49m)
Previously used with a double bedroom, there is also a built-in cupboard over the stairs.
BEDROOM FOUR: 9ft 1" (2.79m) x 7ft 9" (2.37m)
This good sized single bedroom has a front facing window and a laminate floor,
This fully tiled family bathroom has a full-size bath, a wc and wash basin in lavender white suite.
Externally this house occupies a wide plot and so enjoys a good frontage with two separate driveways.
The Driveway in front of the garage is treble width and block paved.
It's also worth noting with some landscaping and adjustment of levels, the driveway could be extended to the side of the garage where there is ample space to house a caravan or motorhome.
LARGE GARAGE: 16ft 7" (5.07m) x 11ft 7" (4.87m)
As well as off street parking for 4 cars, the property boasts this garage with an electric sectional door, which is non protruding and opens vertically thus providing maximum space both inside and outside.
REAR GARDEN: 42ft (13m) x 95ft (29m)
Commencing with a paved patio to the rear and additional patio to the side, the remainder of the garden is mainly lawn with established hedging and a vegetable garden with both a greenhouse and shed. Adjacent to the garage and obscured by fencing is a storage shed which is located with the vegetable garden area.
Basildon Council, Band F
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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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