Nuthatch Close, Billericay

OIEO £500,000 - Available


  • 4 Bedroom Detached House backing directly on to Mill Meadows Nature Reserve
  • Sunny South-West facing elevated Garden
  • 2 year old Vaillant Ecotec 632 plus Gas Combination Boiler, also with warranty remaining
  • 13ft Dining Room with wide upvc double doors opening out to the Garden
  • Ensuite Shower to Master Bedroom
  • Pleasant cul-de-sac setting near local shops and schools
  • 3 year old UPVC Double glazed windows with 7 years warranty remaining
  • 19ft full width Lounge with two windows
  • Ground floor Cloakroom/WC
  • Bathroom with separate shower over the bath

All the convenience of a suburban location with added nature, this 4 bedroom detached house boasts a lovely setting, the sunny South-West facing Garden backing directly on to the southern part of the 90 acres of protected Mill Meadows Nature Reserve - an entrance to which is just 50 meters away (although we thought a rear gate would work too).

Nuthatch Close forms part of a popular development known locally as the `Birds Estate` (all roads named after birds) which was built by Wimpey Homes in the 1970`s on farmland off Greens Farm Lane. Local shops are just a 7 minute walk away (0.3 mile) with all the usual amenities of Billericay including local schools, the High Street and Railway Station, all within easy reach by foot, car or bus.

This particular property has a big side Entrance Hall with a ground floor Cloakroom/WC, leading off to a 19ft full width Lounge, 13ft Dining Room and a fitted Kitchen. Upstairs are the four bedrooms served by the main bathroom, along with a cleverly designed, little Ensuite Shower Room in the main bedroom.

The upvc double glazed windows are just 3 years old, so benefit from a remaining 7-year warranty and the circa 2-year-old Gas Boiler serves the Gas Central heating via radiators.

The Accommodation

ENTRANCE HALL

A nice size with the wood effect flooring giving warmth and character and an understairs cupboard providing super storage.


GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM/WC

Fitted with a white suite comprising close coupled WC and a rectangular wash hand basin. The side window brings in natural light and there is space behind the door for coats.


LOUNGE 19ft 2" x 11ft 6" (5.8m x 3.16m)

This decent size lounge is well lit by two front windows, one a feature Bow window.


DINING ROOM 13ft 1" x 9ft 5" (4m x 2.9m)

Another well-proportioned reception room, which is nice and light courtesy of the nearly 6ft wide set of upvc double doors, swinging out to the rear garden.


KITCHEN 10ft 7" x 9ft 5" (3.2m x 2.9m)

Dated but very clean, homely and functional, the Oak effect kitchen units incorporate spaces for all the usual appliances including a dishwasher too.

Plenty of light sweeps in the rear and side windows, and the fully glazed `back door`.


1st FLOOR LANDING

A window on the half landing throws light across the stairwell and up to the landing, which sees a large built-in cupboard housing the 2-year-old Vaillant Ecotec plus 832 Combination Boiler, a high efficiency, `Quiet Mark` accredited Gas Boiler that also comes with Vaillant`s rather good 10-year guarantee.


MASTER BEDROOM 12ft x 9ft 9" excluding door recess (3.7m x 3m)

A very sunny and bright room with relaxing soft chalky blue walls and a super sylvan outlook over the Copse behind, one of several within Mill Meadows.


ENSUITE 6ft x 2ft 5" (1.82m x 0.73m)

Cleverly formed from the corner of the room, with the shower cubicle housing a Triton Riya electric shower and opposite, a basin with vanity storage unit below.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft x 9ft 8" (3.7m x 2.9m)

A big front facing double bedroom.


BEDROOM THREE 12ft x 9ft 4" (3.7m x 2.8m)

All but a couple of inches smaller than bedroom two, this is another large, front double bedroom.


BEDROOM FOUR 13ft 4" x 7ft (4.1m x 2.1m)

Another rear bedroom so enjoying the woodland outlook. A run of wardrobes provides super storage.


BATHROOM 7ft 7" x 6ft 2" (2.31m x 1.87m)

With plenty of light from the side window this light and airy bathroom has a separate shower over the bath and storage within the combination unit.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The front lawn offers potential for more parking in addition to the Drive, in front of the Garage.


GARAGE 16ft 2" x 8ft 1" (4.9m x 2.5m)

With an up and over door and a rear courtesy door


GARDEN

Gently rolling downwards to create three defined areas and giving elevated views across the treetops, this sunny garden is a haven of relaxation.

The Paved Patio gives plenty of room for a big table and chairs, the next two stages down are both lawn; the bottom part with a greenhouse and shed.


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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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