- 4 Bedroom Detached House on a corner plot (so slightly wide than average garden)
- 0.9 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- 1.2 mile to Schools and short walk to 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park
- Porch with adjoining ground floor WC Room, leading through to nice size Hall
- Shaker style Kitchen with NEFF Hob & Oven (Option to open up with adjoining Dining Room)
- Just a 2 minute walk from the Queens Park neighbourhood Shops (includes a Co-Op Supermarket)
- 1 mile to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
- Stylish modern décor throughout and a lovely landscaped Rear Garden with a wide slate Patio
- 16ft Lounge with feature Limestone Fireplace and glazed double doors to separate Dining Room
- Swish refitted Ensuite in addition to modern Bathroom with corner bath
Occupying a corner plot and thus a slightly wider than average garden, this 4 Bedroom Detached House is well situated too, being little more than a shopping bags swing from Queens Park Neighbourhood Shopping Centre with its Co-Op supermarket a 2 minute walk away and an easy 0.9 mile stroll to the Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes) - the High Street literally around the corner.
The 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park is just an 8 minute stride away, the local primary schools are also within 1/2 a mile and just up Queens Park Avenue is Stockbrook Manor Golf and Country Club with Champion Gold Course and top leisure facilities including a Gym and Swimming Pool.
The property itself is very well presented with stylish modern décor throughout and well planned accommodation briefly comprising an Entrance Porch with adjoining refitted ground floor WC Room (inc a white gloss Vanity unit and contemporary grey 'Metro tiles'), good size Hall with an understairs storage cupboard, 16ft Lounge with a feature Portuguese Limestone Fireplace and a set of glazed double doors leading through to the separate Dining Room, a 'Shaker' style Kitchen with a NEFF Oven & Hob, a swish Ensuite Shower Room off the Master Bedroom and a great size Family Bathroom with a corner bath.
Next to the house a neat Block Paved Drive leads up to the attached Garage and the Garden has been beautifully landscaped with gorgeous slate paving, retaining railway sleepers, a raised sun trap Decked area with a covered arbour - perfect for entertaining and being a corner plot, has a nice bit of space down the side for two sheds.
With an internal door to the ground floor WC room and further door leading through, into the Hall.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Making a great impression in a small space, with a wall hung, White gloss Vanity unit with a chrome 'waterfall' mixer tap over the basin and a back-to-wall WC unit with the cistern concealed.
Contemporary grey ‘Metro' tiles, white porcelain flooring, a chrome towel radiator and a fitted blind complete the on-trend specification.
A good size with an understairs storage cupboard.
LOUNGE 16ft 6' x 12ft 10' (5m x 3.9m)
A lovely principal reception room, with the eyes immediately drawn to the Fireplace with its attractive Portuguese Limestone surround and hearth, and with an inset electric fire.
Nearly 6ft wide, the large front facing window brings in lots of light and we noted speakers in each corner, which although will be taken, the wiring is there ready for a new set.
A set of glazed double doors with accompanying full height side light windows either side open through to the:
DINING ROOM 10ft 7' x 10ft (3.2m x 3.1m)
The tall rear window floods in light and on the left-hand wall is the original serving hatch, a nifty idea which is seeing somewhat of a resurgence: check out some clever and stylish modern day makeovers on Pinterest etc
KITCHEN 12ft x 10ft 10' (3.7m x 3.3m)
Fitted with a range of Shaker style units complimented by slate effect worktops and incorporating a NEFF Gas hob with a black chimney style Extractor Hood above, built in NEFF Double Oven, a two-seater breakfast bar and two recesses within the units for a washing machine and dishwasher.
Hidden within one of the eye level cupboards is the Glow Worm 'Ultracom 18Ssxi' boiler.
A stylish professional look spray tap accompanies the 1.5 bowl sink, which sits below the rear facing window and a glazed external door leads out to the garden.
Although it works very well as it is, many similar properties have seen the kitchen and dining room combined into one larger open plan area, complete with an island unit and plenty of room for a full dining set.
Stairs from Hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
A side facing window throws light across the stairwell and onto the landing, the airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and a ceiling hatch provides access to the loft.
MASTER BEDROOM 12ft 4' x 12ft 2' (3.8m x 3.7m)
This front facing bedroom is roomy and well decorated in a modern grey theme, the deep pile carpet picking up perfectly with the attractive to 'damask' style wallpaper, which adds a luxurious feel to the room.
Running along the near wall, 2.5 double wardrobes provide a superb storage for clothes and have tall, white gloss doors.
Wall mounted wiring on the wall opposite the bed, allows for a wall mounted TV.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Beautifully appointed with a white gloss combination unit incorporating a chrome mixer tap over the rectangular basin and a back-to-wall WC with a concealed cistern.
Behind the door, out of camera shot, is the shower recess with a chrome and glass bifold door, with the shower itself featuring a Rainfall showerhead with a separate handset too.
The feature graphite grey towel radiator plans perfectly with Grey ceramic tiling, mid grey to the walls, light grey on the floor and a stainless-steel shaver/toothbrush socket and an extractor fan completes the specification.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 3' x 8ft 5' (3.4m x 2.6m)
This rear facing fitted bedroom has a range of woodgrain effect bedroom furniture with the option of removing the dresser unit, to slide in a large double bed.
BEDROOM THREE 8ft x 7ft 5' (2.4m x 2.3m)
Pretty in pink, this lovely bedroom has an attractive panelling effect to the far wall which gives this room added character.
BEDROOM FOUR 8ft x 6ft 6' (2.4m x 2m)
A rear facing bedroom, ideal for use as a home office.
BATHROOM 9ft 1' x 6ft 7' (2.8m x 2m)
A good size bathroom with plenty of room for the basin with pedestal, close coupled WC and corner bath with separate shower over.
Similar house types have had the suite reconfigured, to put in a shower cubicle where the WC is and after converting the corner bath to standard bath, there is enough room for the basin and WC in between the two.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Established shrubs in front of the house give added kerbside appeal, with to the right of the property, the block paved drive leading up to the attached garage.
GARAGE 15ft 9' x 8ft 3' (4.8m x 2.5m)
With a front up and over door, rear courtesy door, lighting, and power.
The pitched tiled roof gives additional storage.
Beautifully landscaped with the wide Slate Patio, beckoning alfresco dining and evening barbecues during the warm summer months.
Railway sleepers retain the main lawn and in the top right hand corner, is a raised deck with a matching Gazebo behind.
Being a corner plot allows for a wider than average side access where there are two sheds.
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.