Perry Street, Billericay
Price £585,000 - New Instruction
In need of modernisation but featuring a completely Self-Contained One Bedroom ANNEXE Wing, this 3 Bedroom Semi-detached House is situated in a very sought after neighbourhood in North Billericay and is also within walking distance of the `Outstanding` OFSTED rated Mayflower High School, equally popular Buttsbury Infants and Junior Schools, local shops and the Mainline Railway Station.
Bursting with potential and ideal for serving different purposes over time, the mixture of the Main House Accommodation and the Annexe, offers flexible space that can adapt as your lifestyle changes. Separate yet connected, the Annexe would be ideal for a dependent relative, teenager or alternatively a rental income.
The Main House living space briefly comprises a very large Entrance Hall, Lounge with feature open fireplace, separate Dining Room, Kitchen and a separate area which we would suggest lends itself as a breakfasting area. Upstairs are the three bedrooms and surprisingly big Bathroom - arguably big enough to be divided into a Bathroom and separate Shower Room.
The Annexe has its own Front Door leading into a very large, square Hall with doors off to the Lounge with adjacent Kitchen, Bedroom and Shower Room. Interestingly the current Vendor had their Son in there at one time and put up a fence, so each had their own rear garden too - although the fence could of course easily be removed.
There is also a Garage and a front Drive for 3/4 cars.
ENTRANCE HALL 11ft x 9ft (3.35m x 2.7m)
A lovely size Hall with dark wood laminate flooring that extends into the Lounge and Dining Room, and a large understairs storage cupboard.
L-SHAPED LOUNGE 20ft max narrowing to 12ft 2" x 16ft 8" (6.1m > 3.7m x 5.1m)
Essentially a 16ft x 12ft Lounge with an extra area 8ft 8" x 6ft 5" behind the Kitchen, which would make a good Breakfasting/Informal Dining Area.
The Lounge features an open Fireplace.
DINING ROOM 11ft x 9ft 3.4m x 2.7m)
This versatile front facing room has a large ceiling fan/light for hot summer days/nights.
Previously also used as a bedroom, it would also make a great Playroom or home office.
KITCHEN 11ft 5" x 7ft 10" (3.5m x 2.4m)
In need of replacement but functional, and currently with a built-in Hob with an integrated Extractor above and Oven below, along with spaces for a washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
A boiler within a matching cupboard serves the Central Heating and Hot Water to the main house, with the Annexe having its own separate Boiler and Central Heating system too.
BREAKFASTING AREA 8ft 8" x 6ft 5" (2.64m x 1.95m)
Sitting just behind the kitchen, we think this area could take a breakfast table and chairs. A `back door` with accompanying window opens out to the back garden.
Note. Hidden behind the bookcase in the picture, is a lightly boarded up doorway giving access through to the Annexe if desired.
1st FLOOR LANDING
A side window just at the top of the stairs throws light across the landing and down the stairway and a hatch in the ceiling accesses the Loft.
BEDROOM ONE 10ft 9" x 9ft 1" (3.3m x 2.8m)
A front double bedroom with wood laminate flooring.
BEDROOM TWO 10ft 4" x 9ft 4" (excluding a large recess by the door)
This rear double bedroom has a wide rear window flooding in light, with a set of double doors below opening to reveal a small but handy eves storage area.
BEDROOM THREE 7ft 7" x 7ft 5" (2.3m x 2.3m)
A front facing single bedroom.
BATHROOM 9ft x 8ft
Surprisingly big. In fact, we wondered whether it could be separated into two rooms, perhaps a Bathroom and a separate Shower Room. Perhaps even a small Ensuite for the adjoining bedroom.
Currently with a side window for natural light, Basin with pedestal, close coupled WC, Double Ended Bath and a separate Shower Cubicle (with an electric shower) too.
A 5ft x 2ft built-in airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and provides additional linen/towel storage.
MAIN HOUSE GARDEN
A large Patio provide rooms for a big table and chairs for outside entertaining and the Lawn extends round behind part of the Annexe.
With its own private front door which leads into a spacious square Hall, with a `back door` opening out to the Garden of the main house.
A radiator provides a warm welcome in winter, and forms part of the Annexe`s own separate Central Heating system. A fairly new Worcester Bosch Gas Boiler in the Garage serves the Central Heating and hot water to the Annexe - the main house having its own Boiler.
LOUNGE 15ft x 10ft 3" (4.6m x 3.1m)
Well lit by the glazed door and adjacent window, and enjoying a pleasant outlook over its own, private rear garden.
KITCHEN 7ft 9" x 7ft 3" (2.4m x 2.2m)
Fitted with a range of kitchen units incorporating a single bowl sink unit, along with spaces for a Washing machine, Fridge/Freezer and Cooker.
A big window overlooks the garden.
BEDROOM 14ft 2" max x 10ft 1" max (4.3m Max x 3.1m Max)
An irregular shape but with the room to fit in a double bed and some bedroom furniture, with ease. A ceiling hatch accesses the Annexe Loft.
Fitted with a modern replacement white suite comprising Basin with pedestal, close coupled WC and a large Shower Cubicle.
A window brings in natural light.
PRIVATE REAR GARDEN 35ft wide x 22ft deep.
The measurements exclude a side area which leads round to the back door of the Garage.
A raised patio in the corner takes a table and chairs with the remainder mainly lawn.
FRONT OF HOUSE
Set well back from the road gives a large Front Drive
GARAGE 15ft 4" x 8ft 1" (4.7m x 2.5m)
Having an up and over door, power and lighting, and with a rear courtesy door from the Annexe side of the Garden.
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.
- Large Semi-detached House with Attached Annexe
- Catchment area for Buttsbury & Mayflower Schools
- Local shops just 0.4 mile away
- Main House: Big Hall, Lounge, sep Dining Room, Breakfast area, Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms & big Bathroom
- Front 3/4 car Drive & Garage with potential to convert
- Situated in sought after neighbourhood in North Billericay
- 1 mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Main House and Annexe each have their own Entrance and separate Garden too
- Annexe: Large Hall, 15ft Lounge with doors to garden, Kitchen, Bedroom & Shower Room.
- The property is in need of T.L.C. but this is somewhat outweighed by the Annexe - a real boon.
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