Montague Way, Billericay

Price £469,000 - Under Offer


  • Four Bedroom Semi Detached House On a Wide Corner Plot
  • Double Width Driveway
  • Lounge With Feature Fireplace
  • uPVC Double Glazed Windows
  • Ground Floor Cloakroom
  • Potential for Enlargement (STPC)
  • Brightside and Buttsbury Schools are both approx 0.6 miles away
  • Rear Facing Dining Room Adjoining Kitchen
  • Entrance Porch and Hallway
  • Gas Radiator Heating

Commanding a wide corner plot in Montague Way, this four bedroom semi-detached house is perfect for both families and the London Commuter, being just a short 4-minute walk (0.2 mile) from the shopping centre at The Pantiles on Queens Park shopping centre (which includes a Co-op supermarket and the Forge Pub/Grill), a 9-minute walk to Lake Meadows Park and just a mile from the Mainline Station, giving City access in 30-35 minutes.

The two local primary schools, Brightside and Buttsbury, are both approx. 0.6 - 0.7 mile walk away, with Mayflower High School just a little further at 0.8 mile (15-minute walk).

The property itself has 1084sq ft of internal accommodation this briefly comprises entrance porch, cloakroom, hallway with deep understairs cupboard, lounge with feature fireplace and a separate dining room that adjoins the kitchen. In similar properties we have regularly see these two rooms combined to create full width, rear facing kitchen/diner.

Externally there is the usual feature of a double width driveway sitting in front of a single garage and the potential for enlargement (STPC) to the side.

ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


ENTRANCE PORCH

A UPVC entrance door gives access into this useful porch area which has ample space for coats and shoe storage. The wood style laminate flooring ensures there is practicality to this thoroughfare and panel doors lead to the ground floor cloakroom and hallway.


CLOAKROOM

Having a side window, this refitted cloakroom with tiled walls and a tiled floor boasts a modern white suite that comprises of a close coupled WC and a vanity unit with a hand basin.


HALLWAY

The wood style laminate flooring continues from the porch into this hallway where the carpeted stairs with turned would balustrades leads up to the first floor. There is storage under the stairs and panel doors that lead to the kitchen and living room.


LOUNGE 4.71 m x 3.82 m (15'5 x 12'5)

Again, the wood laminate flooring flows seamlessly into the lounge where there is a front facing bow window that brings in good natural light during the day, while a feature wood fire surround with an open fire gives a lovely focal point that is perfect for the winter evenings ahead of us.


DINING AREA 2.91 m x 2.58 m (9'5 x 8'5)

Being open plan to the lounge, this rear facing dining area could be utilised in many other ways through the years in which your family grow. Alternatively, we have seen this room being opened up to the kitchen to create a large kitchen/diner arrangement.


KITCHEN 3.67 m x 3.2 m (12' x 10'5)

With a window and door onto the garden, this kitchen with a tiled floor enjoys a good range of units fitted to three sides of the room where there are also worksurfaces and tiled splash backs with under pelmet lighting. The sink unit sits just under the rear window, a corner cupboard houses the gas boiler and there are spaces for a washing machine fridge freezer and cooker.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

From this carpeted landing, there is an access point to the loft, an airing cupboard housing the hot water tank and doors to each bedroom.


BEDROOM ONE 3.69 m x 3.03 m > plus wardrobes (12'1 x 9.9')

This good-sized main bedroom has a front facing window and built-in mirrored fronted wardrobes to one wall.


BEDROOM TWO 2.65 m reducing to 2.21 m x 2.9 m (8'7 > 7' x 9'5)

Positioned to the rear of the house, this second bedroom accommodates a double bed.


BEDROOM THREE 2.85m plus door recess x 1.99 m (9'4 plus door recess x 6'5)

This irregular shaped bedroom has a front facing window and a recessed area that incorporates a bed to help maximise the remaining floorspace.


BEDROOM FOUR 2.47 m x 1.9 m (8'10 x 6'2)

Currently being used as a dressing room, this bedroom has in the past accommodated a single bed.


BATHROOM

Enjoying a white suite, this rear facing bathroom with tiling to the walls and floor incorporates a WC with concealed system and pushbutton flush, a vanity unit with a wash-basin and a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps and a separate mains shower over.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

As you will see from the photos the property occupies a lovely wide corner plot which enjoys a generous frontage that incorporates a lawn area with established shrubs and path leading to the front door.

To the side of the house is a wide driveway that comfortably provides tandem parking for two cars and in turn give access to the single garage.


SINGLE GARAGE

This has an up and over door and eaves storage.


REAR GARDEN

Commencing a good-sized paved patio for entertaining, this split levelled garden has a few steps up to the lawn where there are established borders and fencing to the sides. In addition, there is an outside water tap and the gate giving access out to the front.


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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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