Pleasant Drive, Billericay

£650,000 - Exclusive

  • Beautifully presented 4 Bedroom Semi-detached House on the sought after 'The Hawthornes' development
  • Stunning 'Hub-of-the-Home' Kitchen/Dining/Family Room to the rear with bi-folding doors
  • Large Island in the Grey 'Shaker' Kitchen area with also Quartz worktops & integrated appliances
  • Separate Lounge, separate Study/Playroom and ground floor WC
  • Three Double Bedrooms and a 4th single bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms (Ensuite Shower Room and main Bathroom)
  • Gas Central Heating via modern boiler + underfloor heating in the Kitchen/Family Room
  • Custom made Plantation Shutters to the replacement upvc windows
  • Sunny West facing Garden
  • Stones throw from open countryside yet just 0.8 mile to the Station and nr shops and school

A huge, light filled rear extension has created a stunning 'Hub-of-the-Home' Kitchen/Dining/Family space to this modern, 4 Bedroom Semi-detached Laing Home, built to their 'Hutton' design and situated on the ever popular 'The Hawthorns' development, a sought after commuter estate enjoying all the convenience of a suburban location with added countryside next door to the estate.

The Mainline Railway Station is an easy 0.8 mile stroll with local shops including a Sainsburys 'Local' en route at the halfway point, and Brightside Primary School with its good OFSTED rating, is just 0.5 mile.

Literally a stone's throw from open countryside, the property itself is tastefully presented throughout, with the accommodation briefly comprising an Entrance Hall with adjoining WC Room, 5m square Lounge, the aforementioned 7.2m x 5.8m max open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room, large separate Utility Room, new Study (part of the Garage conversion), the four bedrooms and both an Ensuite Shower Room off the Principle Bedroom and the main Family Bathroom.

A confection of flooring types including large, polished porcelain floor tiling in the kitchen/dining/family area, sleek contemporary radiators and custom made wooden Plantation Shutters to the replacement upvc windows, add to the White Gloss and Quartz kitchen units, to create a hugely impressive lifestyle home worthy of an internal viewing to avoid disappointment.

The Accommodation


Attractive wood effect flooring.


A refitted suite including a stylish wood grain Vanity unit with basin on top and double cupboard below.

Also with a shiny chrome radiator, stylish contemporary tiling, and attractive light grey porcelain floor tiles.

LOUNGE 16ft 3" x 15ft 9" narrowing to 13ft (5m x 4.8m > 4m)

The front facing window brings in plenty of light and there's a handy under stairs cupboard.

A set of glazed double doors lead through to:

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM 23ft 6" x 19ft max (7.2m x 5.8m)

This light filled contemporary living space sees the kitchen area centred around a large Island as you enter, leading onto the full width extension providing room for a large dining table and the sellers sofa facing large wall mounted TV in the family area.

Two sets of folding doors and quadruple skylights positively bathe the room in mood boosting west facing sunshine.

'Dove Grey' Shaker style kitchen units topped with Quartz worktops gives a timeless elegance and incorporate a host of appliances and storage features for the keen cook.

There is a NEFF Induction Hob with a wide Chimney style Extractor Hood above, matching NEFF 'Slide&Hide®' Multi-function Oven with built in Combination Microwave/Oven above, an Integrated Dishwasher, built-in Wine Cooler and a large space within the units for a large American style fridge/freezer.

The large Island unit incorporates a 4-Seater Breakfast Bar too.

Further features include underfloor heating, a Mitsubishi 'Heat and Cool' Air-Conditioner and large, shiny porcelain floor tiling.

UTILITY ROOM 8ft 10' x 7ft 3' (2.7m x 2.2m)

The white high gloss units coupled with gorgeous textured wood effect workshops (incorporating a gleaming kitchen sink) and white ‘Metro‘ splashback tiling give a bright modern look.

One will notice the recesses for the washing machine and tumble dryer are up high out of children's reach. We understand they have concrete blocks under each one, so they rest solid with no vibration – a thoughtful and clever idea.

Discreet door through to:

STUDY 9ft 9" x 8ft 5" (3m x 2.5m)

Tucked out of the way for peace and quiet and with a front facing window, this versatile room has attractive wood laminate flooring and a full height built in cupboard housing the Worcester Greenstar 36cd combination boiler serving the gas central heating and hot water.


A nice spacious landing with two built in cupboards (one formally the airing cupboard and with the boiler now changed to a combination boiler, freed up for use as even more storage).

Looking up, we see a ceiling hatch providing access to the Loft space. We noted next door has done a loft conversion, so clearly this is an option for you too - a cost-effective way to add another bedroom if desired.

MASTER BEDROOM 12ft 5" x 9ft (3.8m x 2.7m)

We were quite impressed by the new built in wardrobes – bespoke hand built and professionally sprayed with Farrow and Ball's ‘Elephant's Breath', a mid-grey with a hint of magenta.

Up on the wall is a 2 1/2 year old 'Heat & Cool' Air-Conditioner and this room has its own private Ensuite Shower Room too.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 8ft 9' max x 4ft 9" max (2.7m x 1.5m)

Featuring a Power Shower, tall chrome towel radiator, attractive wood effect flooring and with a window giving natural light.

BEDROOM TWO 11ft 4' x 9ft

Another good size double bedroom, also boasting a ‘Heat & Cool' Air Conditioner.

Again, the same Carpenter who did the fitted wardrobe in bedroom one has been at work inside the double wardrobe here. All very nicely fitted out with shelving and drawers.

BEDROOM THREE 11ft 8' x 7ft 8' (3.6m x 2.3m)

Yet another double bedroom, this one also with a built-in double wardrobe, and with a pleasant dusky pink colour scheme on the walls, picking up perfectly with the light grey carpet.

BEDROOM FOUR 7ft 4" min x 6ft 6" (2.2m x 2m)

Currently fitted out as dressing room with fitted wardrobes along the left wall with mirrored doors and fitted drawers along the right wall.

BATHROOM 7ft 7' x 5ft 6' (2.3m x 1.7m)

A very stylish bathroom with grey ‘split face Slate' effect tiling around the feature ‘ShowerBath', a freestanding Grey wood effect Vanity unit, chrome ‘Heritage' towel radiator, chrome shaver socket, and a mirror fronted bathroom cabinet.


Artificial grass has replaced the original front lawn for minimal maintenance and is big enough that it could take small car if one wanted to convert to additional parking.

There is a block paved Front Drive and always plenty of spaces around for additional visitor parking.

The Rear Garden has also been designed with low maintenance, having a large full width slate look patio which extends to a path running along the right-hand side of the garden to a further patio at the end. Again we see another section of artificial grass having replaced the original lawn.

Council Tax
Basildon Council, Band E

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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.


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.
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