Having benefited from a two-storey side extension, this four bedroom semi-detached home, will offer you more accommodation then you will generally find in similar priced properties.
Enjoying a secluded mews position on the favoured north side of Billericay within the well regarded Buttsbury and Mayflower schooling area, this home gives you a pleasant environment and safe surroundings for family life.
As mentioned, this house has been extended and unbelievably now provides you with a second bedroom that is larger than the main one, that also has an en-suite shower room! In addition, the stylish modern kitchen/diner with under floor heating, has now also doubled in size and has therefore given the dining room a new lease of life, as a play room/Home Office.
Externally, this house enjoys a 42' x 42' rear garden which incorporates a large, recently laid patio that gives ample space for entertaining. Its also worth knowing the driveway extends down the side of the house to give you parking for three cars as well as access to the garage.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS…
HALLWAY 4.22 m x 1.97 m (13'8 x 6'5)
This wide hallway has wood style laminate flooring and in addition to, two built-in storage cupboards, there are doors to the lounge, playroom, ground floor cloakroom and the extended kitchen.
Simple yet functional, this cloakroom with a tiled floor has a close couple WC and a corner wash-basin.
KITCHEN/DINER 4.95 m x 3.68 m (16'3 x 12'1)
Following the extension, this kitchen has doubled in size and will give the space that is needed for most families to socialise in. Enjoying a tiled floor with under floor heating plus a range of white gloss fitted units with square edge wood effect worktops over, there is a sleek modern feel to this room.
Built within the units is an integrated dishwasher and washing machine as well as a space for a fridge freezer.
With two windows looking onto the garden, one to the front and a side door that you may end up using more than the front door, this kitchen enjoys a good degree of natural light and is likely to adapt to various uses as the family dmands.
DINING ROOM 3.68 m reduced to 2.97 m x 2.7 m (12'1 > 9'8 x 8'9)
Although originally designed to be a dining room, this rear facing reception room is now a very useful play room that also has double doors into the lounge. Of course, in this current environment, it could also be your home office.
LOUNGE 5.79 m x 3.68 m (19'6 x 12'1)
With window to the front and sliding doors out to the rear patio, this dual aspect lounge with a feature fireplace, gives you a lovely space to sit back and relax in.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
A front window brings natural light into the landing area which has a built in airing cupboard, an access point to the loft and doors to the bedrooms.
BEDROOM ONE 3.68 m x 3.35 m plus door recess. (12'1 x 10'10)
This well-proportioned rear facing double bedroom has the appeal of an en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
With a rear window, this ensuite is naturally light and has a white suite that consists of a WC, vanity unit with inset basin and a shower cubicle.
It's fair to say this en-suite, although functional, would benefit from being modernised to compliment the general modern style of this home.
BEDROOM TWO 4.98 m x 3.31 m reducing to 3.1 m (16'3 x 10'9 > 10'2)
It's not often we as agents get to say, the second bedroom is larger than the main bedroom of this house and with two rear windows and wood style laminate flooring, this bedroom, which will give it's occupier both a sleeping and lounging area, is modern in its appearance.
BEDROOM THREE 2.69 m x 2.35 m (8'8 x 7'7)
Positioned at the front of the house, this third bedroom has wood style laminate flooring.
BEDROOM FOUR 2.61 m x 2.52 (8'6 x 8'3)
The current owners have a large wardrobe in this room and generally use this as a dressing room however more recently, it has now become a home office as well.
BATHROOM 2.1 m x 1.88 m (6'9 x 6'2)
Fitted with a white suite and inset downlights to the ceiling this bathroom with a tiled floor and walls, incorporates a close couple WC, and wash basin incorporated within vanity unit, in addition, there is a panel enclosed bath with a shower attachment.
Penwood Close is a lovely hidden mews within the Buttsbury and Mayflower school area. Once you've left the approach road, you were greeted by a private tarmac drive which serves each of the houses within the close and in turn leads to this property, where its driveway is positioned to the side and approaches the single garage.
To the front of the property is a lawn area and a brick paved space which could be used for parking a small car. As mentioned, the driveway is to the side of the house and this alone, is long enough to accommodate 3 maybe 4 cars.
An up and over door gives access and there is power and light connected. A side door then gives access into the rear garden.
This measures approximately 13 m square (42' x 42') and commences with a raised paved patio which has modern grey paving laid in a brick bond style.
Adjoining this patio are cream rendered raised shrub beds and there are steps that lead onto the lawn area where there is a cabin positioned to one corner.
Please note, we are told the tree there is in the corner is not the responsibility of this house.
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.