Perry Street, Billericay

OIEO £385,000 - New Instruction


  • 2 Bedroom Semi-detached Bungalow in need of modernisation
  • Oodles of potential to extend to the rear or upwards into the Loft Space
  • 4 min walk to the local Shopping Centre on Queens Park which includes a Co-Op Store & Pub/Restaurant
  • 0.5 mile to Brightside Primary School with its Good OFSTED Rating
  • Hall, Lounge with Fireplace, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 2 Bedrooms & big Bathroom
  • 50ft Garden with the Garage also offering Mancave/Studio options
  • 0.5 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • 5 min walk to the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park with its large fishing lake and Cafe
  • 0.7 mile to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
  • Gas Central Heating via radiators. Double glazed windows. Neat and tidy throughout.

In need of some modernisation but benefiting from a convenient location just over half a mile from the Mainline Railway Station (London Liverpool Street Station in just 35 minutes), this 2 Bedroom Semi-detached Bungalow has a 50ft Garden with a Garage (ideal for a studio or Mancave etc) and offers bags of potential, with the scope to extend to the rear, or up into the Loft space.

In addition to its attraction to the City Commuter, this bungalow may also appeal to Retirees, as there are shops including a Co-op Supermarket and a 'Sainsburys Local' within 4-5 minutes' walk in either direction, and the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park with its large fishing Lake, is also just a 5 minute stroll too. Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars, and restaurants is also within easy reach at just 0.7 mile and Brightside Primary School is even closer at 0.5 mile.

Inside the accommodation briefly comprises an L-shaped Hall, rear Lounge with Fireplace, Kitchen, the two bedrooms (both doubles) and the Bathroom (previously a Bathroom and separate WC Room, so now a good size Bathroom with two windows for maximum light).

Although dated, the property is very neat and tidy and also comes with double glazing and gas fired central heating via radiators.


The Accommodation


Double glazed door through to:


PORCH

Further 'Front Door' through to:


HALL

A nice size T-shaped Hall with a ceiling hatch accessing the Loft


LOUNGE 13ft 7' x 11ft 4'

Light streams through a set of double glazed sliding Patio Doors opening out to the Patio area, with the eyes then being drawn to the brick inset Fireplace, presently with an Electric fire in situ.


KITCHEN 11ft 3' x 11ft narrowing to 9ft

Fitted with a range of White Gloss kitchen units topped with shiny 'Black Slate' effect gloss worktops and incorporating a sleek black Electric Hob with a Schreiber Extractor Hood above, split level Multifunction Double Oven and an Integrated Indesit Washing Machine.

There is a recess for a freestanding fridge/freezer and the glazed back door and rear facing window bring in lots of natural light.


MAIN BEDROOM 13ft 10‘ x 11ft 4'

A good size master bedroom where sunshine beams through the windows of the large walk-in bay.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft 6' x 9ft

Presently used as a dining room, this versatile additional room also makes for another large double bedroom.

Note the chrome plated wall lights, sockets, and light switch.


BATHROOM 8ft x 5ft 6'

Fully tiled and fitted out as a shower room, a side facing window giving natural daylight.

The original bath has been swapped for a large walk-in shower with a Mira ‘Sprint' Electric Shower.

The white gloss Vanity unit provides neat, uncluttered storage, as does the full height built-in linen cupboard.


EXTERIOR

FRONT

The property sits behind a low brick wall, where its front lawn offers the clear potential for a Front Drive, as the majority of neighbouring bungalows have done.

The shared drive leads up to a single detached garage (next door having long since taken down their garage as they have a front drive).


REAR GARDEN

Commencing with a paved patio, the balance mainly laid to lawn.

A wrought iron gate provides side access.

Behind the detached garage is another sun trap Patio, measuring approximately 10 ft.².

The garage itself is of brick construction with a pitched tiled roof, a four-year-old up and over garage door, windows to the rear and side and a side courtesy door.


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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.
Floor Plan
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