Outwood Common Road, Billericay

Price £595,000 - Under Offer


As you can tell from the photos, this exceptional semi-detached home that sits behind a ‘smart' gated entrance and has plot that is approx 190' deep, has been meticulously improved both inside and out.

Presented in a most tasteful contemporary style with white plantation shutters to most windows, the three good sized bedrooms which are served by a four-piece bathroom enjoying underfloor heating, effortlessly compliments the open plan ground floor living accommodation.

A front hallway extension has not only added to the external contemporary aesthetics of this house, but it also provides an additional 2 key areas for any family home, a ground floor toilet and a rather useful utility cupboard with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer; ideal for keeping the noise out of your prime living space.

Tiling continues to flow through the remainder of the ground floor, and this has under floor heating with individual zones in both the partly enclosed lounge positioned to the front of the house and the rear facing full width kitchen family room that has by folding doors out onto the composite deck and garden.
The kitchen is well-planned to suit most family needs, it gives you a range of tasteful units with quality quartz worktops as well as an island unit which again has a matching quartz top and incorporates a sizeable breakfast bar.

Improvements continue into the approximate 80' rear garden, this has two large composite decks to give plenty of room for entertaining while a central lawn with a pop up sprinkler system and established shrub borders ensures there is a high degree of privacy to be enjoyed and fun to be had during the summer months!

In addition, there is also a garden room/studio that was once the garage, this is insulated, has heating, inset spotlights to the ceiling and both double doors and a lantern roof to give a lovely feeling of spaciousness together good natural light into what would be your perfect garden room, games room or more frequently now, a home office out of the main home.

Enjoying a non-estate position with open views to the rear, this home is literally just a stone's throw from the 165 acres of Norsey Woods, with an entrance to Norsey Woods being literally over the road. There are also local shops and Sunnymede Infants & Junior Schools all just an easy 1/2 mile walk away. Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose Store and the Mainline Railway Station are both 1.5 miles distant.

We think it's fair to say you will be hard pushed to find a home of this calibre elsewhere within the marketplace at this price point, with this in mind an early viewing is suggested.

ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..

ENTRANCE HALL

GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM

UTILITY CUPBOARD

LOUNGE 3.63m x 3.41m (11'10 x 11'2)

KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM 6.27m x 4.84m > 4.47m (20'6 x 15'9 > 14'7)

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

BEDROOM ONE 3.60m X 3.18m (11'8 x 10'4)

BEDROOM TWO 3.26m x 3.02m (10'7 x 9'9)

BEDROOM THREE 2.98m X 2.88m (9'8 x 9'4)

FOUR PIECE BATHROOM 2.30m > 1.97m x 1.91m (7'6 > 6'5 x 6'3)

UNDER FLOOR AND RADIATOR HEATING WITH GAS VALLIANT COMBI BOILER

DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS

APPROX 80' GARDEN

GARDEN ROOM/STUDIO 4.52m x 2.24m (14'8 x 7'4)

EXTENSIVE BLOCK PAVED DRIVEWAY

ELECTRONIC ‘SMART CONTROL' FRONT GATE




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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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