Outwood Common Road, Billericay

Price £699,995 - Exclusive


  • Handsome Victorian Semi of 1,700sq ft on large gated grounds in hidden setting
  • Long ancillary Outbuilding incorporating a 31ft Garage and two workshops
  • 3 feature Fireplaces in the living areas; one a feature wood burning Stove
  • Full width Conservatory across the back with door to small extension housing a Lobby and Shower Room
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Discreetly tucked away down a private lane with just itself and its adjoining neighbour
  • Lsrge Entrance Porch opens to triple interconnected open plan living areas
  • Bespoke Hutton Kitchen with Siemens appliances and a big Range Cooker
  • Upstairs are the three Bedrooms, Ensuite Shower Room to the Master Bedroom & a huge luxury Bathroom
  • Close to local shopping parade and good local schools including St Peters RC Primary School

This handsome and well proportioned 3-Bedroom, Semi-detached Victorian Home of just over 1,700sq ft, has character a-plenty and enjoys a large gated plot which includes a long outbuilding offering endless potential and presently incorporating a 31ft Garage and two workshops.

Bathed in light, the full width Conservatory has a door through to a small extension housing a rear Lobby and a ground floor Shower Room. The balance of the ground floor enjoys open plan living, with the large Porch opening to the three interconnected living areas and a doorway through to the expensive Hutton kitchen, the units extending into the Conservatory.

Upstairs are the three bedrooms and bathroom, the two principle bedrooms being a very good size and the Master Bedroom having its own private Ensuite Shower Room.

The tall double iron gates swing open to a large expanse of drive, with a five-bar gate at the side leading through to the rear garden.

With thanks to the Cater Museum, we believe this pretty period property dates back to at least 1869 when it was known as `Smiths Farmhouse` at Littlebrook Farm. The farmer built the adjoining house for his Son at the turn of the 20th Century, and this charming pair of houses have remained hidden away in this secluded oasis at the end of a private lane off Outwood Common Road, ever since.

As well as enjoying its tucked away position, the property is conveniently located just a short walk from the parade of shops on Grange Road, which overlook the ancient village `Green` and form the heart of the area. The shops include a Costcutter Supermarket, Post Office, Chemist, family run Greengrocer, super adjoining butchers and a really good fish and chip shop!

The local South Green Infants & Junior Schools both have `Good` OFSTED Reports and the area falls within catchment for Billericay Secondary School, also benefiting from a `Good` OFSTED rating. Of particular note, the property is also just 0.6 mile from the `Outstanding` St Peter`s Catholic Primary School.


The Accommodation


Combining style with security the wide composite front door opens to:

ENTRANCE PORCH 8ft 5" x 5ft 1"

Light sweeps in the 4 windows making it very well lit and the vaulted ceiling gives an even greater impression of space.

The gorgeous Engineered Oak Floor extends into and throughout the living rooms.


THE LIVING AREAS

The original twin front Parlours are now only separated by the central fireplace and are both currently arranged as living rooms: an informal TV lounge and a pleasant Sitting Room. The left sitting room open plan to a rear Dining Area. For the purposes of description, we have taken the TV lounge width coming off the fireplace.


TV LOUNGE 12ft 2" x 11ft 10" plus the 6ft x 3ft walk-in Bay

Wandering into this area, the eyes are drawn to the bright walk-in bay, the replacement upvc sash windows discreetly preserving and enhancing the buildings appearance - these same sash windows being found in the principle rooms within the original part of the house.

Spinning around you will then notice the attractive Portuguese Limestone Fireplace providing the second focal point of the room. We also noted the high skirting which compliments the wood flooring throughout the downstairs and the smooth plastered ceiling which is found throughout too.


SITTING ROOM OPEN PLAN TO DINING AREA 21ft 10" x 16ft 7" max, plus a 6ft x 3ft walk-in Bay

Like the TV Lounge this area also boasts a bright walk-in Bay window plus a further side window too, making this a particularly light space.

Being originally two rooms there are two fireplaces; another contemporary Portuguese Limestone fire back to back with the TV lounge one, and a wood burning Stove within the brick open fire in the rear Dining Area.


CONSERVATORY 27ft 8" x 9ft 9"

The bright full width extension has light flooding in through the glass roof and the rear glass wall which incorporates a bi-folding door system and a further external door between two full height windows.


KITCHEN 12ft 2" x 9ft 9" with the units extending into the Conservatory

Being open plan to the Conservatory, the current Vendor made the smart decision to fit the kitchen with half of the units running into the far end of the long Conservatory.

`Hutton Kitchens` is a local name synonymous with expensive, beautiful kitchens and the custom-made Cream Gloss range installed by them here, are both stylish and practical.

The host of high end appliances will enable the keen cook to get creative, with the ‘built to last` and designed to perform, Twin oven, 4-Ring, central wok/griddle Hob, Britannia Range Cooker, the Centrepoint of activity.

Complimenting the Range is a host of integrated SIEMENS appliances comprising a Steam Oven with large Warming Drawer below, side by side full-height Fridge and Freezer, twin Drawer Fridges (a nice touch), Washing Machine and a Dishwasher.

Further features include a pull out undercounter larder, stainless steel Chimney Extractor Hood and wiring for a wall mounted TV.

The L-shaped Island incorporates a two-seater Breakfast Bar, the 1.5 bowl sink unit and has a mix of both Granite and stainless-steel worktops, giving a professional look.


LOBBY 5ft 9" x 4ft 7"

Providing discreet access off the Conservatory to the ground floor Shower Room and with a part glazed Stable style upvc External Door out to the garden.

A neat and nifty slimline door opens to reveal a useful built-in storage cupboard and the sash window together with the part glazed door together allow in plenty of light.


GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM 11ft 4" x 4ft 5"

A great size with attractive Travertine tiling to the wall and floor complimenting the suite comprising a stylish contemporary rectangular basin, mounted on a chrome pedestal on a light wood Vanity unit along with the close coupled WC and a Shower Cabin.

A sash window gives natural light with a chrome heated towel rail and inset downlighting complete the look.


1st FLOOR LANDING

The beautiful Oak staircase with its twisted wrought iron spindles and chrome underbars, is an eye-catching addition to the home, the wood blending seamlessly into the warm Engineered Oak flooring on the landing, which extends in to the bedrooms.

The feature window over the stairwell provides an aesthetic focal point and floods light over the stairs.


MASTER BEDROOM 14ft 3" x 12ft

A large double bedroom with the sash window enjoying a pleasant front outlook.


ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 9ft x 5ft 3" narrowing to 3ft 4"

Tasteful crystal glass mosaic wall tiling, and slate effect floor tiles go with the white suite comprising pedestal hand wash basin, close coupled WC and the recessed Shower.


BEDROOM TWO 14ft 5" x 11ft 10"

Another splendid size bedroom. Bing dual aspect (having sash windows to the front and side) it is lovely and bright, the white walls making it feel especially light and airy.


BEDROOM THREE 9ft 1" x 8ft 4" max

A rear bedroom with the sash window enjoying a pleasant outlook over the gardens and with TV and telephone points giving a Study optional use.


BATHROOM 10ft 1" x 9ft 1"

The ultimate in luxury, the deep and spacious, freestanding bath provides the centerpiece to this well-appointed Bathroom, which also boasts a separate glass Shower enclosure too.

Features include a large wall hung basin with a stylish and contemporary rectangular shape and shallow depth, sparkly tiling to the wall and floor and a chrome heated towel radiator.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

Easily missed, the entrance is found between two properties on Outwood Common Road. The private lane itself is owned by the property and winds along to the two properties with high wrought iron railings retain the grounds of this particular house. Double gates set within swing open to the broad sweep of slate chipped Drive, providing parking for numerous vehicles.


OUTBUILDINGS

A quaint old brick outbuilding with slate tiles and decorative ridge tiles, sees the right half divided in to two areas with a central door between the two, and the left half being open to the garage, which was clearly added at a later date.

GARAGE 31ft x 8ft 3" min

With a pitched tiled roof and the end part being the left half of the old outbuilding, thus having a window and a stable style door. The front of the garage has an electric roller door

RIGHT HALF OF OLD OUTBUILDING 16ft 10" x 8ft 3"

Divided in two areas by a simple timber stud partition: 8ft 3" X 7ft 1" and 8ft 3" x 9ft 7". As well as the stable door and window, there are three skylights. Power points and lighting connected.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN 48ft X 35ft max

Raised decking provides plenty of room for a large table and chairs for outside entertaining and extends down where a recess houses a small fishpond.

The balance is lawn with a raised planting area to the side garden (not included within the measurements.



ABOUT THE AREA - SOUTH GREEN

The village of South Green was first recorded as `Southwood Greene` in 1593, becoming the more recognised South Green in 1777.

Towards the top of Bell Hill, Gatwick House, a Grade II listed building from 1767, now secluded from the road by trees, presides over the area which heads down towards the village green on the right.

A great parade of shops on Grange Road overlook the ancient `Green` (originally much bigger) and together they form the heart of the area.

The shops include a Costcutter Supermarket, Post Office, Chemist, Greengrocer and a pretty good fish and chip shop.

The local South Green Infants & Junior Schools both have `Good` OFSTED Reports and the area falls within catchment for Billericay Secondary School, also benefiting from a `Good` OFSTED rating.

Built in 1956 the local village hall serves the community well and on the opposite side of the road a bit further up, `Main Road Garage` provides petrol and the usual garage services.

The bulk of the residential development has been London Borough estates, built in the 1950`s and 1960`s to cater for London overspill. That said, there is a number of old properties in the area, particularly around the Green, providing character appeal.

Finally, public transport. There are bus stops a-plenty in the area taking you to Billericay High Street and Mainline Railway Station in minutes and the surrounding towns in little more.



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Great Burstead as a village dates back at least to AD500, when it was settled by Saxons, from Lower Saxony, nowadays better known as Germany. It was first recorded, about 975, as `Burgestede` meaning `stronghold-site`.

The adjacent village of South Green was first recorded as `Southwood Greene` in 1593, becoming the more recognised South Green in 1777.

GREAT BURSTEAD

The centrepiece of Great Burstead is the Conservation area, centred around the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Church Street and a trio of listed buildings, one of which I had the pleasure of selling about ten years ago - a beautiful16th-17th century timber framed house.

The Grade 1 listed Norman church dates back to the 12th century and was the original parish church for the whole of the area, in those days encompassing Billericay too.

Great Burstead has a great local pub on the corner of Mill Road and Southend Road, which serves great food.
The King`s Head Pub dates back to 1750 when it was known as the White Horse and interestingly travellers to and from Rochford and Brentwood would stop here before passing through the toll-gate which I think stood adjacent.

The `Outstanding` St Peter`s Catholic Primary School on Coxes Farm Road is almost opposite the pub and at school run times you`ll often see the Lollipop Man/Lady on duty, guiding the children across the road in front of the pub.

Along Kennel Lane are the popular small housing estates of Coopers Croft and Froden Brook. Pretty developments built in the early 1990`s by Countryside Homes, on the site of the Balls Plastics factory.
The old brook itself is still there, running underground but surfaces as a culvert in the lower part of Church Street.

Opposite the developments, on the other side of Kennel Lane, is a 1.25 acre, 12ft plus deep (in places) reed fringed Fishing Lake with a good mix of different fish.

As a local agent, I associate the whole of Church Street, Mill Road, Kennel Lane and some of the roads off these as Great Burstead. A few other pockets fall into the area (part of Southend Road, Coxes Farm Road and Grange Road, etc), with the rest coming under South Green.

SOUTH GREEN

Towards the top of Bell Hill, Gatwick House, a Grade II listed building from 1767, now secluded from the road by trees, presides over the area which heads down towards the village green on the right.

A great parade of shops on Grange Road overlook the ancient `Green` (originally much bigger) and together they form the heart of the area.

The shops include a Costcutter Supermarket, Post Office, Chemist, Greengrocer and a pretty good fish and chip shop.

The local South Green Infants & Junior Schools both have `Good` OFSTED Reports and the area falls within catchment for Billericay Secondary School, also benefiting from a `Good` OFSTED rating.

Built in 1956 the local village hall serves the community well and on the opposite side of the road a bit further up, `Main Road Garage` provides petrol and the usual garage services.

The bulk of the residential development has been London Borough estates, built in the 1950`s and 1960`s to cater for London overspill. That said, there is a number of old properties in the area, particularly around the Green, providing character appeal.

Finally, public transport. There are bus stops a-plenty in the area taking you to Billericay High Street and Mainline Railway Station in minutes and the surrounding towns in little more.

In 1997 legislation was passed resulting in the two parishes coming under the Billericay area of the Basildon District Council.


Tim Kirkman

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