- Impressive & spacious 4 bedroom family home
- Beautifully presented, to a high standard interior throughout
- Large Conservatory to rear with under floor heating
- Detached garage with parking for 3 cars on driveway
- Raised lawn garden
- Buttsbury & Mayflower school catchment areas
- Private no through turning, of just 7 houses
- Attractive low maintenance external cement board cladding
- Private patio with 'Sundance' Hot tub
- Less than 2 miles from Billericay station
Set in a secluded turning of just seven houses, this smartly presented 4 bedroom detached family home has undergone extensive improvement & falls within the catchment areas for both Buttsbury primary & Mayflower secondary, along with being perfectly positioned for the station and access to the A12.
The internal accommodation is both spacious and bright and benefits still further, from a wonderful Conservatory to the rear with under floor heating which the current vendors use as a spacious dining room all year round. The overall presentation of the property is superb with versatile living easily achieved for any growing family. With high-end finishes including 'Karndean' flooring, replacement uPVC windows, modern fitted bathroom suites both in the bathroom & en-suite and a lovely Kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a 'Smeg' range cooker with matching hood.
Externally the garden wraps round the building with a predominantly Southerly aspect with a raised lawn and a private patio area with a hot tub (which we understand from the vendors is to remain) the perfect place to relax on those long evenings. In addition, there is a detached garage with parking for 3 cars to the front and side & a large front garden bordered by mature planting.
A canopy porch over the composite 5 lock entrance door with adjacent full height slip window welcomes you into the hallway which is fitted with an attractive 'Karndean' flooring throughout. The stairs lead to the first floor with a storage cupboard beneath and the current owners have fitted a clever 'pop out' drawer system under the stairs for storing shoes and smaller items, a really great use of the space. Coved finish to the ceiling, radiator.
Side facing obscure double glazed uPVC window, wainscoting to dado & fitted with a suite comprising low-level WC & wall mounted wash hand basin. Karndean flooring matching the hallway & a radiator.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 17'7 x 12'2 (5.35 mtrs. x 3.71 mtrs.)
A great room, the real 'Hub' of the home. Ceramic tiled floor and fitted with a stylish range of base and drawer units with wood effect work surfaces over housing a 1 1/4 bowl sink with drainer. A free standing, stainless steel 'Smeg' burner range with matching hood above, sits centrally to the units and ceramic tiled splash backs compliment the matching range of fitted wall cabinets with pelmet lighting. There are spaces & plumbing for washing machine, dishwasher and both under counter fridge & freezer.
The work surfaces extend to one side of the units to create a spacious breakfast bar, useful in the mornings with everyone 'on the go' whilst there is ample space for a generous table and chairs, the perfect place for a more informal lunch or dinner. There are uPVC double glazed windows to both the front & side, with internal fitted blinds, while a set of patio doors open to the rear terrace area making it the ideal entertaining space. A matching wall mounted cupboard houses the gas-fired boiler serving the heating & hot water systems, radiator.
LOUNGE 19'2 x 12' (5.83 mtrs. x 3.67 mtrs.)
A cosy living room with wood effect laminate flooring throughout, focusing on a charming central fireplace housing a gas fire. A rear facing uPVC double glazed window looks out over the rear garden while a set of bi-fold doors open up fully to the Conservatory to the rear to create a wonderful open space. 2 radiators.
CONSERVATORY 13'6 x 8'9 (4.12 mtrs. x 2.67 mtrs.)
The Conservatory to the rear of the Lounge, is a lovely & very well thought out addition to the house. Accessed via bi-fold doors with under floor heating beneath a Karndean floor, to match the hallway. Brick base & uPVC glazed on 2 sides with french doors opening to the garden & fitted blinds in the roof, which we understand from the vendors are to remain. In addition, the current vendors have added the relevant sockets & wiring to place a wall mounted TV.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Airing cupboard housing the pressurised cylinder serving the hot water system giving excellent water pressure throughout the house, 'Sun Pipe' adding some natural light to the space. In addition, the owners moved the loft hatch to make it easier to access via the telescopic ladder. We also understand the loft is fully boarded with separate lighting.
MASTER BEDROOM 12'1 x 11'1 (3.37 mtrs. x 3.68 mtrs.)
Rear facing uPVC double glazed window, attractive Wood flooring throughout, coved finish to the ceiling and a radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
Side facing uPVC obscure double glazed window, ceramic tiled floor, with under floor heating, and fitted with a modern white suite comprising tiled shower cubicle, concealed cistern WC & vanity wash hand basin. Chrome heated towel rail.
BEDROOM TWO 9'9 x 9' (2.97 mtrs. x 2.74 mtrs.)
Front facing uPVC window, wood flooring throughout, coved finish to the ceiling, radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 9'1 x 9' (2.77 mtrs. x 2.74 mtrs.)
Front facing uPVC double glazed window, stripped & painted pine flooring, two fitted wardrobes, coved finish to the ceiling, radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 8'9 x 7'8 (2.67 mtrs. x 2.34 mtrs.)
Currently used as an office by the current owners, rear facing uPVC double glazed window, fitted wardrobes/storage to one wall, wood flooring and a radiator.
Ceramic tiled floor with the additional benefit of under floor heating,Part tiled walls & fitted with a white suite comprising panel-enclose 'P' shaped bath with shower over. attractive wall mounted wash hand basin & a close coupled WC. Chrome heated towel rail and a Sun pipe to bring natural light into the bathroom & provide ventilation.
The large front garden is laid primarily to lawn with mature flower and shrub borders, while the adjacent driveway provides off street parking for up to 3 cars and access via an up & over door to the detached garage, which measures 17'6 x 8'2 (5.23 mtrs. x 2.49 mtrs.) that has power and light connected, eaves storage space and a courtesy door opening to the patio.
The mainly South facing garden wraps neatly around the house giving a secure a private space to enjoy. Immediately behind the Kitchen patio doors there is a good sized Sandstone patio/seating area which currently houses a 'Sundance' hot tub (which we understand from the vendors is to remain). Moving to the rear of the house a retaining wall has steps leading up to the raised garden which is laid mainly to lawn with mature flower & shrub borders, a timber shed sits behind the garage & a timber play house (both of which we understand is to remain). In addition, there is a side gate providing pedestrian access to the driveway.
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.