Passingham Avenue, Billericay

Price £875,000 - Exclusive


  • Spacious 2000 ft.² potentially 6 Bedroom Detached House with 63ft Garden
  • (4 big double bedrooms upstairs + 2 optional extra bedrooms/further reception rooms downstairs)
  • Redecorated from top to bottom & extended to create a huge Open Plan Kitchen/Diner/Family Room
  • Big 'White Marble' porcelain floor tiles gently sit over the so warm underfoot Underfloor Heating
  • Hall is a lovely size and a mirrored wall enhances the feeling of light and space even more.
  • 21ft x 13ft Lounge with Bi-folding Doors (Morley Planitherm® glass radiates heat back in)
  • 26ft x 18ft open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with full width bi-folds & huge lantern roof light
  • Extra 17ft x 8ft downstairs bonus room (presently a 5th Bedroom with a Shower)
  • Downstairs also with a separate Utility Room, 9ft x 9ft Fitted Study & WC.
  • Ensuite Shower Room plus Main Bathroom has both a Bath and separate Shower too

Built new in 1993 and extended twice - the most recent last year, this large 4/5 Bedroom Detached House covers nearly 2,000sq ft of beautifully presented living space featuring a fabulous 26ft x 18ft open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with Bi-fold doors that open out to a 60ft Garden enjoying a sunny Southerly aspect.

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.
(The High Street is exactly a mile away up 'Bell Hill', with buses a-plenty in the area taking you 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, the aforementioned Hub-of-the-Home Kitchen/Diner/Family Room with Granite topped 'Vanilla & Bamboo Gloss' kitchen units, 2-Desk Study/Home Office, another extra ground floor living room/5th bedroom, separate Utility Room and both an Ensuite and a Main Bathroom serving the four bedrooms - three big doubles and all with fitted wardrobes.

Further features include Underfloor Heating below the gorgeous 'Polished Marble' Porcelain throughout the ground floor, snazzy designer radiators upstairs, double glazing, integrated blinds within the Bi-folding door systems to the Lounge and Kitchen/Family Room, a fairly new boiler up in the cavernous Loft and a brand new Front Drive.


The Accommodation


PORCH 7ft 5' x 6ft (2.3m x 1.8m)

A surprisingly large Porch with feature geometric style floor tiles and generous 'obscure' glazing making it very light and bright. There's plenty of room for several storage units for uncluttered housing of all things coats and shoes.


External Lockable Door through to:


HALL 14ft 1' x 10ft 7' (4.3m x 3.25m)

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

Ahead, a stunning mirrored wall adds even more depth to this already grand Hall, and looking back down, beautiful 'Polished Marble' effect Porcelain floor tiles flow onwards throughout the ground floor accommodation - their large size also accentuating the space.

Here one notices the beautiful internal doors (some glazed), which have been finished with on-trend black 'Forme' designer style handles which match in with the switches and sockets, and the inset downlighting - as found throughout this very well presented home.

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, tall 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)

An elegant and spacious living room with a Bi-folding Door system incorporating Morley Glass's Planitherm® energy saving glass, its advanced coating technology reflects radiated heat back into the room, rather than allowing it to escape through the windows.

The bi-folds also boast Integral blinds within the sealed units, meaning they won't get damaged and will never need cleaning!


OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM 25ft 10' x 18ft 5'

This contemporary living space offers multifunctional use. Whether socialising, relaxing, dining, or cooking, this stunning open plan area is designed to be used for every part of family life.

The almost full width Bi-fold Doors open wide, seamlessly connecting the room with the large Terrace outside and a large Lantern Roof-light bathes the Family Area below in light

Fitted to an L-shaped design, the range of contrasting Vanilla and Bamboo Gloss kitchen units are topped with gorgeous sparkling 'Grey Starlight' Quartz worktops and incorporate a host of built-in and Integrated appliances.

These comprise a NEFF 5-Ring Gas Hob with a Chimney style Elica Extractor Hood above, NEFF Multi-function Double Oven/Grill, integrated Bosch 'EcoSilence Drive™' Washing Machine, Bosch integrated Dishwasher and a side-by-side Larder Fridge and matching Freezer.

Further features we noted:

. A clever pull out Larder unit, recycling drawers and an undercounter sink within the kitchen.
. The central pillar has been clad in the same matching Granite as the worktops - a nice touch.
. The large Lantern Rooflight has perimeter downlighting
. There are two further windows so along with the bi-folds and Lantern light, this room is a lovely and bright room.
. Feature textured wallpaper with a contemporary rippled finish looks great on the wall behind the Dining Area.


STUDY 9ft 2' x 9ft narrowing to 7ft 8' (2.8m x 2.7m > 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 brings in plenty of working light.


SECOND RECEPTION/5th BEDROOM 17ft 1' x 8ft 2' (5.2m x 2.5m)

A large, adaptable, and versatile extra ground floor reception room, presently used as a bedroom but would also make a great TV or Playroom.

There's a large shower in the corner incorporating a stylish chrome 'Rain' showerhead and with an extra handset too, a handy external part glazed 'side door' and blinds have been fitted to the front facing window.


UTILITY ROOM 9ft 2' x 5ft 6' (into the cupboards) narrowing to 4ft 4' (2.8m x 1.7m > 1.3m)

Another versatile room, this one with beautiful full height 'Bamboo Gloss' cupboards opening to reveal a superb storage facility.

There is plenty of room for Vendors appliances and a side facing window for natural light.


Return staircase from Hall to:

LANDING AREA 11ft 2' min x 5ft 2' (3.4m x 1.6m)

A hugely impressive Galleried Landing, which looks down over the shiny porcelain tiled Hall, with more light coming through a tall window on the stairwell.

Gorgeous 'Dark Wood' flooring extends on into all four bedrooms.

The owners had thought about a large Chandelier hanging over the double height area, which we thought would indeed make a striking style statement.

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 12ft 6' x 10ft (3.8m x 3m)

The eyes will be drawn to the rear facing window which enjoys a pleasant outlook and the stylish and contemporary, stainless steel designer radiator below and twin 'Pearwood' effect fitted double wardrobes are on the left as you enter.


ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 9ft 3' x 2ft 10' (2.8m x 0.87m)

This stylish suite comprises a shiny 'Light Oak' Vanity 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 10ft (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.

The dark wood flooring picks up perfectly with the trio of full height 'Dark Wood' Double Wardrobes, incorporating hanging rails, shelving and drawers. Matching in is a fitted desk with four drawers and a bedside cabinet.

Here we see the first of the super stylish Oval double column, brushed steel designer radiators. (Also found in bedrooms three and four).


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.


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

'Walnut' look fitted furniture was the 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' max (3m x 1.9m)

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

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 Drive itself has been newly block paved and wide gated access on both sides, leads round to the rear garden.


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.



Council Tax
Basildon Council, Band F

Notice
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.

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 Tesco Express 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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EER Chart

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Gas Mains Supply
Water Mains Supply
Sewerage Mains Supply
Broadband None
Telephone Landline

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Heating Gas Central Heating
Garden/Outside Space Yes
Parking Yes
Garage No

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Standard 10 Mbps 0.9 Mbps
Superfast 80 Mbps 20 Mbps
Ultrafast 1000 Mbps 220 Mbps

Mobile Coverage Indoor Voice Indoor Data Outdoor Voice Outdoor Data
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Three No Signal No Signal Enhanced Enhanced
O2 Enhanced Likely Enhanced Enhanced
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