Passingham Avenue, Billericay

OIEO £775,000 - Exclusive


  • Large 4 Bedroom Detached House of 1750sq ft in pleasant non-estate location with 68ft Garden
  • 7 Minute walk to Grange Road Parade of shops, which includes a handy Tesco Express
  • South Green Infants & Primary + St Peters RC Schools also nearby at 0.3 mile & 0.6 mile respectively
  • Large Hall with ground floor WC Room and stairs rising to 1st Floor Galleried Landing
  • 24ft Cream & Bamboo Gloss Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Quartz worktops and integrated appliances
  • Seconds from Countryside (with Public Footpath access further up Kennel Lane)
  • Two great pub/restaurants both under 10 minutes stroll away.
  • Short drive to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • 21ft x 13ft Lounge, 18ft Additional Living Room, Fitted Study & bonus Room (rear half of Garage)
  • Ensuite & Main Bathroom serving the four bedrooms - all with fitted wardrobes

Built new in 1993 and with a rear extension and Porch added in 1998, this large 4 Bedroom Detached house covers nearly 1,750sq ft of tastefully presented living space, and comes with a 68ft Garden enjoying a sunny Southerly aspect too.

Passingham Avenue is situated just off Kennel Lane, itself with the farmland of White Post Farm on Noak Hill Road running along the road side and so you can be walking in the countryside in seconds.

The Grange Road Parade of shops for your daily essentials is just an easy 7 minute walk away, the recently refurbished Duke of York Pub/Restaurant and the ever popular Kings Head pub/restaurant are both under 10 minutes' stroll too and the local Schools (South Green Infants & Primary and St Peters RC School) are also nearby at 0.3 mile and 0.6 mile respectively.

Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose Store and the Mainline Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes) are just a few minutes' drive away and you can be whizzing along the London to Southend A127 in 5 minutes too.

Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose Store is exactly a mile away up 'Bell Hill' with buses a-plenty in the area taking there, and to the Station and surrounding towns too.

Internal accommodation briefly comprises a large Hall looking up to a Galleried Landing, ground floor WC Room, 21ft x 13ft Lounge, 18ft Dining Room/additional Living Room, Fitted 2-Desk Study/Home Office, gorgeous 24ft Cream/Bamboo Gloss and Quartz topped Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 8ft square additional room (back half of garage - presently used as a small Gym) and both an Ensuite and a Main Bathroom serving the four bedrooms - all with fitted wardrobes.

Further features include Gas Central Heating via radiators (snazzy chrome ones in some rooms), double glazing, Light Oak Amtico© flooring to the Ground Floor and a large Dining Patio in the secluded Rear Garden.


The Accommodation

RECEPTION HALL 14ft 1' x 10ft 8' (4.3m x 3.3m)

A great first impression with the eyes being immediately drawn upwards to the double height ceiling and then to the timber balustrades of the Galleried Landing, creating a lovely feeling of spaciousness.

Light Oak Amtico© flooring extends throughout the whole of the ground floor accommodation bar the gym, and the ceiling has been smooth plastered and finished with elegant coving, as found throughout the home.

Here, one notices the first of the uber stylish contemporary chrome radiators - a very swish further enhancement and great 'hidden away' storage is provided courtesy of a huge understairs cupboard.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 5ft 9' x 2ft 6' (1.75m x 0.8m)

This stylish little room has been refitted with a smart white gloss corner vanity unit, close coupled WC, chrome towel radiator and beautiful ceramic tiling.

With a front facing window and extractor fan.


LOUNGE 20ft 9' x 13ft (6.3m x 4.1m)

A grand and well proportioned living room with the focal point, the stunning Portuguese Limestone Fireplace with its inset gas fire.

Sunlight streams through the rear set of French doors and their accompanying side light windows also this room also features one of the handsome contemporary chrome radiators.


SITTING ROOM 17ft 8' x 9ft (5.4m x 2.8m)

Offering you versatility as family life demands, this lounge size reception room is presently used as a second Sitting Room but would also make the perfect Playroom or formal Dining Room.

Stylish decor and finishes like another designer radiator is also evident in this reception room, and like the lounge, it is bathed in light courtesy of a set of French doors and their accompanying side like windows.


STUDY 9ft 2' x 7ft 8' (2.8m x 2.4m)

The perfect home office!

A comprehensive range of Walnut effect fitted office furniture runs along three walls providing two desks and a multitude of storage cupboards and drawers.

The deep box by window faces front and warmth of the wood effect furniture is enhanced by the fresh decor and the Amtico flooring.


GYM/EXTRA ROOM 8ft 6' x 8ft 2' (2.6m x 2.5m)

Formed from the rear half of the garage (the simple timber stud partition wall could easily be removed if desired), this adaptable room is presently used as a Gym , but offers a plethora of uses.

An external UPVC door provide side access and floor has been finished with smart wood laminate flooring.


KITCHEN/DINER 24ft 4' x 9ft 2' (7.4m x 2.8m)

The Style Hub of the Home, and with the measurements excluding a large recess filled with floor-to-ceiling storage.

High quality contrasting Cream Gloss and equally glossy 'Bamboo' kitchen units topped with Quartz worktops and upstands incorporate a host of built-in and integrated appliances for the keen cook.

The appliances briefly comprise a NEFF 5-Ring Gas Hob sitting below and Elica glass and stainless-steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above, NEFF Multi-function Double Oven/Grill, integrated Bosch 'EcoSilence Drive™' Washing Machine, Bosch integrated Dishwasher and twin side-by-side Larder Fridge and Freezers.

Plenty of working light comes through the rear set of French doors and a further side facing window, and a table within the Dining area makes it the ideal space for children to do craft and homework within eyesight.


1st FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING

A splendid, spacious affair with plenty of light flowing in through a front facing tall front facing window on the half landing.

Looking up, a flip down hatch in the ceiling gives access to the loft space - itself a huge storage area and where the new Baxi 824 Combi Boiler has been installed.


MASTER BEDROOM 12'6 x 10' (3.8m x 3m)

Powder blue walls and the white ceiling and woodwork compliments twin 'Pearwood' effect fitted double wardrobes on the left as you enter.

The rear facing window enjoys a pleasing and far reaching outlook.


ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 9ft 2' x 3ft 3' (2.8m x 1m)

This stylish suite comprises a shiny 'Light Oak' combination furniture unit with a top mounted semi-recessed basin, back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern and a glass door enclosed Shower cubicle.

Attractive ceramic tiling blends perfectly with the warmth of the wood and the white sanitaryware, a side window provides natural daylight and a tall chrome towel radiator completes the look.


BEDROOM TWO 13ft x 9ft 10' (4m x 3m)

Another excellent size double bedroom and like the master bedroom adjacent, enjoying a pleasant rear outlook over the garden and neighbouring gardens around.

A trio of full height 'Dark Wood' Double Wardrobes superb storage facility and incorporate hanging rails, shelving and drawers. Matching in is a fitted desk with four drawers and a bedside cabinet.


BEDROOM THREE 11ft 3' x 10ft 8' (3.4m x 3.3m)

Yet another fine size double bedroom, this one facing the front and also coming with fitted wardrobes. This time in a 'Light Beechwood' effect and comprising twin double wardrobes, a matching dresser with drawers below and a bedside cabinet.

Beautiful wood flooring and chalky blue/grey walls gives a stylish finishing touch.


BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 3' x 8ft 9' (2.8m x 2.7m)

'Walnut' look fitted furniture was the perfect choice for this front facing bedroom.

The units comprise a double wardrobe, full height shelved cupboard, matching dressing table with twin sets of drawers, and a bedside cabinet.


BATHROOM 9ft 10' x 6ft 1' (3m x 1.9m)

Featuring both a full-size Double Ended Bath with a pull-out shower attachment and a large corner Shower Cubicle.

A Matt White Vanity unit with a semi recessed basin, close coupled WC, Travertine effect ceramic tiling and a large chrome towel radiator completes the look and the rear facing window brings in lots of light.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

With the boundaries defined by 3ft high brick walls, apart from a wide opening for access to the drive.

The shingled drive itself provides parking for a number of vehicles and wide gated access on both sides leads round to the rear garden.


GARAGE/STORE 8ft 10' x 8ft 5; (2.7m x 2.6m)

With a light, power socket and an up and over door.


REAR GARDEN

Enjoying a good degree of privacy from its wide variety of plants and trees within its established borders.

Fire up the BBQ and dine alfresco on the full width Patio which has a retaining brick wall and central steps leading down to the balance which is laid to lawn.

In the top right hand corner is a Greenhouse and Shed, which will be remaining.

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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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