- Large 5 Bedroom Detached House with Double Garage & secluded South-West facing Garden
- 1 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Within catchment of the 'Outstanding' OFSTED rated Buttsbury & Mayflower Schools
- 25ft triple aspect Lounge with remote control Limestone Fireplace, front Bay & rear French Doors
- Sep Study/Home Office, 2 Ensuites + main Bathroom and a Dressing Room to Master Bedroom
- Situated on the sought after 'Oakwood Manor' development
- 0.7 mile to the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park with its large fishing lake and Cafe
- 0.7 mile to the 165 acres of Norsey Woods. Ancient woodland and a local Nature Reserve
- 25ft open plan White Gloss 'Handleless' Kitchen/Diner featuring Quartz worktops and Pantry cupboard
- Double glazed windows, modern Potterton Boiler & solid wood flooring downstairs
With NO ONWARD CHAIN, this substantial 5 Bedroom Detached Family House is situated in a quiet setting towards the end of a pleasant cul-de-sac, approximately one mile from Billericay's Mainline Railway Station.
All the houses on the Oakwood Manor development are big family homes built circa 2001 and represent the last two hundred years of house design; Hence Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian styles are all present.
Built to an attractive 'double fronted' Edwardian design with a central front door and twin bays, No.38 also boasts the additional features of Detached Double Garage, 4-Car Drive, refitted open plan Kitchen/Diner, Study, Two Ensuites and a sunny South-West facing 50ft x 42ft Garden
Inside sees a confection of ornate cornice, character windows, dark stained solid wood flooring downstairs and a double ended Bath in the Family Bathroom giving a nod towards its Edwardian influence, with modern twists like trendy light fittings, some designer radiators, White Quartz topped, sleek White Gloss Handleless Kitchen units, a snazzy refitted ground floor Loo and stylish new Ensuite Shower Rooms.
The accommodation briefly comprises a good size Hallway, refitted WC Room, Front-to-Back triple aspect Lounge with a remote controlled Limestone Fireplace, front Bay and rear French Doors, open plan Kitchen/Diner incorporating a built-in Pantry cupboard and the Study to the ground floor, with upstairs the five Bedrooms (Two with new Ensuite Shower Rooms) and the main Family Bathroom. The Master Bedroom is notably spacious and also has a walk-through Dressing Room leading into the Ensuite.
The sunny South-West facing Garden is surprisingly secluded and the large Double Garage has twin doors and a tall pitched tiled roof.
As well as being within walking distance of the Station, the property also enjoys a particularly convenient location just a 2 minute dash from Mayflower High School, a 5 minute stroll from the local shops including a handy Co-op Supermarket and half a mile from Buttsbury Infants and Junior Schools. St Johns Private School is only a little further at 0.7 mile.
In addition, there's a pedestrian entrance to the 175 acres of ancient woodland of Norsey Woods 0.6 mile away, the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park is an easy 0.7 mile stroll, and the High Street is just over a mile.
A nice size with richly coloured 'Ebony' stained solid wood flooring which flows through the ground floor. Being solid wood means you can of course sand down and re-stain whatever colour you like, although we like this deep classic look that will go with a lot of different furniture styles.
An understairs cupboard provides useful storage.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Making a great impression in a small space, this swish refitted cloakroom features thoughtful finishing touches like the chrome trap below the wall mounted sink, snazzy 'brushed metal & mirror glass' mosaic tiling behind the neat and clean lines of the back-to-wall WC, an Anthracite Grey horizontal designer radiator and elegant plantation shutters fitted to the side facing window.
LOUNGE 25ft 3' x 12ft 5' (7.7m x 3.8m)
Accessed from the Hall via double doors and triple aspect, courtesy of the large walk-in Front Bay Window, a set of French Doors opening out to the Garden and twin windows either side of the Remote controlled 'Limestone' Fireplace.
STUDY/HOME OFFICE 11ft 4' x 9ft 5' (3.46m x 2.9m)
A lovely space to work in and flooded in light by the big walk-in Bay.
Here too, Plantation shutters have been fitted to the windows, as found in the Lounge Bay, cloakroom,
KITCHEN/DINER 25ft 2' x 13ft 2' (7.7m x 4m)
Formally two rooms, now one large open plan affair, refitted with sleek White Gloss, 'handleless' curved end units, topped with white Quartz worktop and with Bosch appliances.
The appliances comprise a wide Gas Hob with twin Multi-function Ovens below and a Chimney Style Extractor Hood above, a built-in Wine cooler and integrated Dishwasher.
Further features include a freestanding Central Island incorporating a Breakfast Bar, a fabulous built-in Pantry Cupboard which also houses the washing machine and new Potterton Boiler, shiny white Metro tiled splashbacks, a recess for an American style Fridge/Freezer, and two contemporary style, stainless-steel designer radiators.
Stairs from Hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
A ceiling hatch gives access to the Loft which has been part boarded.
MASTER BEDROOM 16ft 6' x 12ft 5' (4.9m x 3.8m)
Notably spacious with the eyes drawn to the wide walk-in Bay window at the far end.
DRESSING ROOM 7ft x 6ft (2.1m x 1.8m)
A walk-through dressing room leading on into the Ensuite Shower Room. Fitted with bespoke 'Handleless' white gloss wardrobes and a double cupboard below the front facing window.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 6ft 9' x 5ft 5' (2.1m x 1.65m)
This on-trend designer look Shower Room boasts a huge walk-in Shower featuring a stylish overhead, fixed Rainfall type shower head with a separate handset too, for extra flexibility.
A wide white gloss Vanity unit sits below the window and the wall hung back-to-wall WC provides the illusion of simply floating against the wall, creating the illusion of even more space.
Classy finishing touches include shiny white Metro wall tiles complimented by multi size glass & metal mosaic ones, a tall chrome towel radiator and inset downlighting.
BEDROOM TWO 16ft 4' x 9ft 7' (5m x 2.9m)
Another double bedroom enjoying its own private Ensuite Shower Room and a trio of fitted double wardrobes (the central ones with mirrored doors).
REFITTED ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 5ft 9' x 5ft 1' (1.75m x 1.55m)
Beautifully appointed, this refitted Shower Room features eye-catching ceramic tiling.
BEDROOM 12ft 5' x 9ft 8' into Bay (3.8m x 2.95m)
A front facing double bedroom with the three windows in the walk-in Bay maximising light.
BEDROOM 11ft 5' x 9ft 8' (3.5m x 2.9m)
A rear facing double bedroom.
BEDROOM 10ft 4' x 6ft 8' (3.15m x 2.9m)
A rear facing bedroom presently used as a Home Gym.
BATHROOM 9ft 7' x 6ft 9' (2.9m x 2.1m)
Fitted with a white suite and with both a full size Double Ended Bath and a separate Shower too. The ceramics a basin with full pedestal and a close coupled WC.
The side facing window provides plenty of natural daylight.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The block paved Drive provides parking for four cars and leads up to the Detached Double Garage.
A row of bushes and a young Silver Birch coupled with the lawn, split by the front path up to the door complete the front look.
DOUBLE GARAGE 18ft x 17ft 5' (5.5m x 5.3m)
With twin up and over doors, a courtesy door to the side and a pitched tiled roof providing great extra storage up in the rafters.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN
Surprisingly secluded for its size and a sunny South-West facing to boot.
There's a good size Patio with the balance laid to lawn and well stocked borders giving a high degree of privacy.
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.