Oakwood Drive, Billericay
Price £750,000 - Available
This appealing character built five-bedroom detached home occupies a wide plot with a double garage and triple parking on the Oakwood Manor development which consists of large family homes built circa 2001 and representing the last 200 years of house design, hence Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian styles are all present. Being approx. 1 mile from the railway station this house also sits within the sought-after Mayflower and Buttsbury School area of Billericay.
Internally the accommodation features character Sash windows throughout and commences with an inviting central reception hall fitted with stylish Oak flooring, this flooring then continues to flow through the lounge and study, both of which have a front facing walk in bay window.
Positioned to the rear of the house are the tiled floor dining room and "L" shaped kitchen/breakfast room both of these have double doors opening onto the terrace and therefore in addition to being a very social arrangement for entertaining, offer the obvious potential to be combined to create a full width kitchen/diner/day room. Adjoining the kitchen is also a utility room and a modern refitted cloakroom with a water fall tap, completes the ground floor accommodation.
The five bedrooms are split between the first and second floors, with an impressive master suite enjoying a walk-through dressing room and modern fitted en-suite shower room with twin basins and a corner shower. The four further bedrooms are all good-sized doubles with the two first floor rooms sharing the large newly fitted four piece bathroom with a spa bath and corner shower while the two second floor "teenager" bedrooms have their own refitted shower room.
As mentioned the property enjoys a wide plot, this incorporates a detached double garage with a three car wide driveway and a rear garden that faces in a beautiful southerly direction which brings plenty of natural light and warmth the house while surrounding trees give gentle shelter and privacy. Within the approx 50` x 50` rear garden there is a good-sized lawn, a large paved terrace and a raised deck providing a choice of sitting and entertainment areas.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...
An Oak entrance door opens to this reception hall, for practicality it has a lovely Oak floor, this continues to flow into other areas of the house while the turned spindle carpeted staircase adds to the classical feel. Doors lead to cloakroom, two of the three reception rooms and the kitchen/breakfast room.
Having been refitted in a stylish white suite there is a close coupled wc, a semi ped hand basin with a waterfall tap and a complimentary tiled floor and splashback areas.
STUDY 2.87m into bay > 2.25m x 2.48m (9ft4 > 7ft4 x 8ft1)
The Oak floor continues from the hall and into this front room, although built as a study, the bay window also gives an ideal recess for a tv so it would also make an ideal media/play room.
LOUNGE 5.08m into bay > 4.58m x 3.19m (16ft7 > 15ft x 10ft5)
As with any home, a walk bay window always adds so much more to a room, this lounge with Oak flooring, double doors from the hall and a feature fireplace is no exception. Double doors from here then lead into..
DINING ROOM 2.96m x 2.93m (9ft8 x 9ft7)
Adjoining the lounge and kitchen this dining room with double doors out to the rear garden is well placed for more frequent use than most other dining rooms and with the removal of an internal wall, (subject to building regulations) offers the opportunity to be opened to the kitchen.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 4.86m x 3.56m > 3.09m (15ft11 x 11ft8 > 10ft1)
As you enter this "L" shaped kitchen your attention is immediately taken by the rear facing bay projection with double doors providing an ideal space for your breakfast table. Within this tiled floor Kitchen with ceiling downlighters, wall and base units with wood effect tops are fitted to two sides of the room and also incorporate a peninsular bar together with integrated appliances to include twin electric Neff ovens, a 5 ring Neff gas hob with cooker hood, a Neff microwave and a Miele dishwasher. There is also space for an American style fridge freezer and a door opening to the utility room.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
This central landing has an airing cupboard housing the pressurised hot water system, the stairs with turned balustrades turn to lead up to the second floor and panel doors to..
MASTER SUITE 4.88m x 3.24m (14ft8 x 10ft7)
There`s a lovely sense of space to this bedroom and it enjoys front and side facing Sash windows and an open access to the walk through dressing room.
WALK THROUGH DRESSING ROOM 1.96m x 1.42m into wardrobes (6ft5 x 4ft7)
Fitted to one side are twin double wardrobes and a front facing Sash window brings in the natural light.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
All the bathrooms have been refitted in this house. This fully tiled room with inset downlighters and a heated chrome towel rail/radiator, has a stylish white suite that consists of a close coupled wc, an enamelled his and hers twin basin unit with backing mirror, and a corner shower cubicle with inset shower controls to give clean lines to the design.
BEDROOM TWO 4.36m x 2.71m (14ft3 x 8ft10)
This good sized double bedroom has fitted wardrobes to one wall and two Sash windows that look onto the garden.
BEDROOM THREE 3.47m x 2.71m (11ft4 x 8ft10)
Although we have this listed as bedroom three its actually the smallest of the five bedrooms but is still a generously sized double room and being opposite the main family bathroom it would be an ideal guest room if the top floor had already been taken.
FOUR PIECE FAMILY BATHROOM 2.51m x 2.22m (8ft2 x 7ft3)
As mentioned the bathroom has been refitted and this one in addition to being fully tiled, with downlighters and a heated chrome towel rail/radiator has a close coupled wc, a circular corner shower cubicle and a curved edge wash basin with a water fall tap and a frosted glass fronted vanity unit. Finally, and to help complete the ultimate bathing experience at the end of a busy day is an inset spa bath with wall mounted tap furniture.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
A skylight window ensures natural light fills this second-floor landing which has inset downlighters and panel doors then lead to each of the three rooms.
BEDROOM FOUR 4.55m x 3.26m (14ft11 x 10ft8)
Within this top floor bedroom there is a side sash window and a front facing dormer window. In many other properties these second-floor rooms have also been used a playroom, home office or even a cinema room.
BEDROOM FIVE 4.55m plus dormer x 2.53m (14ft11 x 8ft3)
This is very similar in size to the fourth bedroom and again has a side window and front facing dormer window.
A skylight window gives natural light to this fully tiled room which has inset downlighters, a heated chrome towel rail/radiator and a modern white suite that consists of a close coupled wc, a semi ped wash basin and a corner shower cubicle.
The front garden area of the property has been landscaped to provide a low maintenance space with established shrubs, a driveway wide enough for three cars is positioned to the side of the house.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 5.37m x 5.37m (17ft7 x 17ft7)
Twin doors give access to this double garage which has power, light, a board loft space for storage and a climbing wall for all budding rock climbers.
UNOVERLOOKED REAR GARDEN
Enjoying a lovely southerly aspect and measuring approx 50` square, the lawn rear garden has two areas for entertaining, a large paved patio and a raised decked seating area positioned just behind the garage.
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.
- Character Built Five Bedroom Home
- Close to Buttsbury and Mayflower Schools
- Three Reception Rooms
- 50" x 50" Rear Garden With Southerly Aspect
- Three Car Wide Driveway
- Approx. 1 Mile From Billericay Railway Station
- Two Refitted Shower Rooms and a Refitted Family Bathroom with Spa Bath
- Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Detached Double Garage
- Viewing Recommended
Nearest train stations (distances are in a straight line)
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