Outwood Common Road, Billericay
Price £518,000 - New Instruction
Situated on the edge of Billericay within the Outwood Common/Sunnymede area, this four bedroom double fronted semi-detached home with an en-suite, enjoys an approx. 80` rear garden with a wooded backdrop.
Having been built approx. 20 years ago this style of house has continued to be a popular choice amongst buyers, originally designed with three reception rooms this home has been subtlety reconfigured and now has a larger kitchen/diner with double doors opening onto the rear garden. The remaining two reception rooms are used as a main lounge which also has double doors to the garden and a cosy front facing sitting room that is accessed by double doors from the central hallway.
Each of the bedrooms here are of a generous size and as mentioned benefit from a pleasant landing space, an en-suite shower room and a family bathroom. In addition, this house also enjoys the advantage of a ground floor cloakroom and the ideal convenience of an internal door to the garage,
As mentioned this bay fronted property occupies a good-sized plot providing a generous sized frontage and a rear garden that measures approx. 80` depth.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...
This hallway with wood effect flooring, extends deep into the house and gives a feeling space, the stairs rise to the first floor and there are white panels leading into each room and the garage plus there are double doors that open into the front reception room.
GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM
Situated under the stairs there is a white suite that consists of a low level wc and a wall mounted basin.
DINING/SITTING ROOM 3.63m x 3.36m (11ft9 x 11ft)
Although originally designed to be a dining room the current owner has chosen to use this as a second bay fronted sitting room.
LOUNGE 5.02m x 3.54m (16ft5 x 11ft6)
The wood effect flooring into this room which has a fire surround with gas fire, there are double doors opening onto the paved patio and in turn enjoys views of the garden.
KITCHEN/DINER 6.28m x 2.45m (20ft6 x 8ft)
This house was originally designed with a third reception room however the current owner chose to have the kitchen combined with what was going to be a separate study. Enjoying double doors opening onto the garden, the kitchen with a tiled floor, fitted cream coloured units and wood effect work tops provides two separate preparation areas, spaces for washing machine and freezer which can remain and a space for a table and chairs.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
The stairs with turned balustrades rises into the centre of the house, there si an access point to the loft, an airing cupboard and panelled doors to each room.
BEDROOM ONE 3.77m x 3.34m (12ft4 x 11ft)
Looking out the rear of the house and therefore enjoying views of the wooded backdrop, this main bedroom has an en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Fitted with a white suite and having tiled walls there is a side window, shower cubicle, low level wc and wall mounted wash basin.
BEDROOM TWO 3.83m x 2.88m (12ft6 x 9ft4)
Positioned to the front of the house this second bedroom enjoys the spacious feel that a bay window provides.
BEDROOM THREE 4.31m x 2.27m (14ft1 x 7ft4)
Both bedrooms three and four are of a good size, this one faces to rear of the house and also enjoys the views of the wooded backdrop to the garden.
BEDROOM FOUR 3.15m x 3.3m (10ft3 x 10ft8)
This generously sized fourth bedroom has a front facing window.
Fitted with an original white suite this bathroom has a low level wc, a pedestal wash basin and a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps and shower attachment.
Enjoying a wooded backdrop this garden immediately gives a feeling of calmness, measuring approx. 80` there is a paved patio accessed by the double doors from the lounge and kitchen and then a lawn area with a summer house which we understand will remain.
This house is situated a good distance back from the room and has a driveway that can easily accommodate three cars.
GARAGE/STORE 5.24m x 2.29m Reduced width up and over door measures 1.93m wide (17ft2 x 7ft5 > 6ft3)
Being slightly smaller than the average garage its fair to say that this would only accommodate a small car. There is power, and light connected and an internal door to the house and a rear door that gives access to the back garden.
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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