Norsey View Drive, Billericay

Price £550,000 - New Instruction


  • 4 Bedroom Semi literally just up the road from the highly regarded Buttsbury Junior School
  • Mayflower Secondary School 0.5 mile and also with an Outstanding OFSTED rating
  • 84ft Garden enjoying a sunny Southerly aspect and with the Shed to remain
  • Attractive wood flooring in the Hall extending through into the Lounge/Diner
  • Garage converted into a lovely 16ft Playroom with a huge fitted cupboard housing the Washing Machine
  • Outstanding OFSTED rated Infants School around the corner on Perry Street
  • 0.7 mile from the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park
  • Good size Entrance Hall opening up at the end and with a large understairs cupboard
  • 17ft 8' narrowing to 11ft 10' x 17ft L-shaped Lounge/Diner with feature Marble Fireplace
  • Also featuring a Conservatory, ground floor WC Room and a large Bathroom.

This 4 Bedroom Semi is situated in a favourable position for families, with an entrance to the highly rated Buttsbury Junior School little more than a satchel's swing away further up Norsey View Drive and the Infants is just around the corner on Perry Street.

Mayflower High School, also with an Outstanding OFSTED rating, is not much further at half a mile and an entrance to the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park is to be found an easy 0.7 mile away.

The property itself has an 84ft Garden enjoying a sunny Southerly aspect and a Garage Conversion and Conservatory give an extra two reception rooms in addition to the good size L-Shaped Lounge/Diner.

There is also a nice size Hall that opens up at the end for the stairs and with a large understairs cupboard, a ground floor WC Room, 'Maplewood' effect Shaker style fitted Kitchen and the four bedrooms are served by a family size Bathroom with both a full-size Bath and a separate Shower too.


The Accommodation

HALL

The attractive wood flooring extends into the Lounge/Diner and we like the way the hall opens up wider at the end, where the stairs are on your left and with a large cupboard thereunder.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

With tiled walls and fitted with a white 'Cloakroom' suite comprising a close coupled WC and basin with pedestal.


LOUNGE/DINER 17ft 1' x 17ft 8' narrowing to 11ft 10' (5.2m x 5.4m > 3.6m)

As it enjoys a sunny southerly aspect, light streams in through the bright Conservatory beyond and the two further windows in the lounge and dining areas.

The focal point is the Marble Fireplace which comes with an electric inset fire.


CONSERVATORY 10ft 6' x 7ft 9' (3.2m x 2.4m)

The solid panels to the roof provide a welcome respite during the hottest of summer days as of course this is a south facing garden.

An external door open out to the patio and the fitted carpet is soft underfoot.


PLAYROOM 15ft 8' x 7ft 10' (4.8m x 2.4m)

A particularly good garage conversion with underfloor heating below the attractive wood flooring and plenty of light pouring in the front and side facing windows.

The sugar white walls and ceiling make it even more light and bright and decorative cornice and inset downlighting finish it off nicely.

A large built-in cupboard with white gloss doors, opens to reveal a handy ‘Utility Cupboard', housing the sellers washing machine and tumble dryer, along with the modern Boiler and with plenty of room spare for uncluttered storage.


KITCHEN 10ft 10' x 7ft 10' (3.3m x 2.4m)

Fitted with a range of Beech effect, Shaker style kitchen units with Slate effect worktops and incorporating a Gas Hob with an Integrated Hood above, Double Oven/Grill and an integrated Dishwasher.

The wide Front facing bay window gives lots of working light too.


Staircase from hall to:

1st FLOOR LANDING

A ceiling hatch provides access to the loft and the internal doors lead off to:


MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 2' x 9ft 4' (4m x 2.8m)

The wide rear facing window gives maximum light and decorative cornice provides an elegant finish to the smooth plastered ceiling.


BEDROOM TWO 11ft 10' x 7ft 3' (3.6m x 2.2m)

A front facing double bedroom with white walls and a wide window giving it a light and airy feel.


BEDROOM THREE 11ft x 7ft 5' (3.35m x 2.3m)

This Front facing bedroom also has a generous size window giving lots of light and has a beech effect laminate floor.


BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 2' x 7ft 10' (2.8m x 2.4m)

A rear facing bedroom plenty big enough for its present use as both a Dressing Room and Home Office.


BATHROOM 8ft 7' x 6ft 1' (2.6m x 1.85m)

A good size family bathroom with both a full size Bath and a separate Shower too.

There is also a close coupled WC and Vanity unit with a semi-recess basin and storage cupboard below.

A white towel radiator, inset downlighting and tiling to both the walls and floor provides to finishing spec.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The front has been block paved to provide parking for two family size cars with the L-shaped previous flowerbed now low maintenance shingle.

A side gate leads round to the rear garden.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

84ft (25.8m) in length commencing with a paved patio, the balance mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by fencing.

The large shed at the bottom of the garden will be remaining.


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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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