Pleasant Drive, Billericay

OIEO £750,000 - Under Offer


  • 4 Bedroom (currently arranged as 3) Det House in popular commuter estate adjacent to open fields
  • Close to local shops including a Sainsburys 'Local' & the highly regarded Brightside Primary School
  • Detached Double Garage with tall pitched roof offering great storage potential
  • Hall with ground floor WC Room and gorgeous wood laminate flooring
  • Stunning light grey 'handleless' Kitchen with Quartz worktops & Siemens appliances
  • 0.8 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Blending a surburban location with added countryside, the property literally fronts on to open space
  • Landscaped Grounds both front and rear, the Garden boasting a huge Patio & Hot Tub!
  • Lounge, Dining Room & Study, the Lounge with a feature Fireplace and Bi-folding Doors
  • Large Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2 (formally two rooms - hence huge too) & Bed 3 served by 2 Bathrooms

All the convenience of a suburban location with added countryside, this contemporary and stylish 4 Bedroom (although presently arranged as 3 Bedrooms) Detached Home boasts a Detached Double Garage and enjoys a very convenient setting just 0.8 mile (16 minute walk) from Billericay Railway Station and with open space incorporating farmland and woodland literally opposite the house.

The current Vendors have knocked through two of the bedrooms to make one huge 2nd Bedroom, in addition to the equally large existing Master Bedroom. Even the third bedroom is a good size double, as it was originally the second principal bedroom. (A simple plasterboard timber stud wall could turn this back so easily into a 4 Bedroom Home if required).

In brief, the accommodation comprises an Entrance Hall with a ground floor WC Room and gorgeous wood flooring that extends into the three reception rooms, a spacious Lounge with bi-folding doors opening out to the landscaped Garden which features a Hot-Tub, large formal Dining Room, separate Study, stunning luxury Kitchen with light grey handleless units topped with Quartz worktops and incorporating a host of Siemens appliances, the three very generously sized Bedrooms and two Bathrooms (one Ensuite to the Master Bedroom).

The Garden has been landscaped with minimal maintenance/maximum entertaining in mind, the full width Patio & Hut Tub demanding friends and good wine during the summer months.

A double width Drive sits in front of the detached Double Garage which also could offer further potential.

The property forms part of an ever popular development called 'The Hawthorns', which was built in the late 1990's by Laing Homes, targeting the City Commuter because of its close proximity to the Billericay Mainline Railway Station, whizzing you to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

In addition to the open countryside the property fronts on to, just a short walk away are the shops at the 'Gooseberry Green' roundabout which include a Sainsburys 'Local' and the Inn on the Green Pub,
Brightside Primary School is also an easy walk for the kids and Lake Meadows Park is only 0.6 mile - a 11 minute stroll.


The Accommodation

Front Door with adjacent sidelight window leading through to:

HALL

Adding warmth and character, the attractive wood flooring extends into the Lounge, Dining Room, Study, and ground floor WC.

Useful storage is provided within the under stairs cupboard and looking up we see a smooth plastered ceiling, as found throughout this modern home.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

Fitted with white cloakroom suite comprising a wall mounted basin and close coupled WC and with a small side facing window giving natural light.


LOUNGE 4.8m x 4.75m (15ft 8' x 15ft 7')

A lovely, spacious main living room with the eyes drawn to the swish bi-folding doors, which open wide bringing the outside in during the warm summer months.

The second focal point is the Portuguese Limestone Fireplace with its inset gas fire.


DINING ROOM 3.6m x 2.8m (11ft 8' x 9ft 4'

A good size, formal Dining Room with plenty of room for an eight seater table and chairs.


STUDY 2.9m x 2.6m (9ft 6' x 8ft 6')

The perfect office for working from home, with a front facing window and upon the wall the electrical consumer unit.


KITCHEN 3.9m x 2.7m (12ft 10' x 8ft 10')

Fitted with a range of sleek light grey 'handleless' units topped with 'White Marble' Quartz worktops and incorporating a host of Siemens appliances.

These comprising a 5-Ring Induction Hob sitting below a matching stainless steel Chimney style Extractor Hood, Twin iQ700 Built-in '3D hot air' multi-function Ovens, an integrated matching Dishwasher, an iQ300 Washer/Dryer, and the impressive Fisher and Paykel American style food centre with its full width top fridge and deep pull-out freezer drawer below, will be remaining.

Finishing specification includes a 'magic corner pull out storage system' on one side and a corner carousel shelving system to the other corner, deep pan drawers, under mounted ceramic sink, LED plinth lighting and large 'grey stone' look ceramic floor tiles.

Hidden within one of the matching eye level cupboards is the Ideal 'Logic 815' Boiler.


Stairs from Hall rising to:


1st FLOOR LANDING

The airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and a loft hatch accesses the roof space.


MASTER BEDROOM 4.5m x 4.4m (14ft 9' x 14ft ')

A spacious principal bedroom enjoying a fabulous view over the countryside opposite and on the left as you enter, there are two large built-in wardrobes.


ENSUITE 2.95m x 1.65m (9ft 8' x 5ft 5')

Plenty big enough to be a bathroom, presently arranged as a very large, fully tiled Shower Room.

At the far end is the large walk in Shower with an Aqualisa shower, the white ceramics comprising a basing with pedestal and a close coupled WC.

There is a front facing window for lots of natural light, inset downlighting and a chrome towel radiator.


BEDROOM TWO 4.9m x 2.8m (16ft 1' x 9ft 1')

It is important to remember that this property was originally built as a four bedroom detached house.

So, Bedroom Two is the result of the opening up of bedrooms three and four, to create one supersize second main bedroom.

(It would be of course very straightforward to erect a simple plasterboarded partition wall to put it back to a four bedroom if desired, as the two radiators and windows of course remain)

As it is, it's a large bedroom enjoying a pleasant, quiet outlook over the gardens beyond, the Willow Tree in the back garden providing a lovely green backdrop.


BEDROOM THREE 3.8m x 2.6m (12ft 4' x 8ft 6')

Originally the Bedroom Two, so a decent size double bedroom with a large built-in double wardrobe.


BATHROOM 2.6m x 2m (8ft 5' x 6ft 5')

A generous size family bathroom with the white three-piece suite complimented by shiny black and white wall tiles and black marble effect floor tiles.

The side window provides plenty of natural daylight, there is inset downlighting and a chrome curved towel radiator.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The private block paved Road gently rolls onto the Double Width block paved Drive in front of the Detached Double Garage, with the balance landscaped with minimal maintenance in mind. This of course could be used as additional parking if desired.


DOUBLE GARAGE 5.3m x 5.1m (17ft 5' x 16ft 10')

With twin up and over doors, a side courtesy door, power sockets and a light. The pitched roof provides a super storage option.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

Beautifully landscaped.

The huge Patio beckons al fresco dining, afternoon BBQ's and evening entertaining during the warm summer months. and tucked away in its own decked corner, relax in the bubbling Hot Tub which will be remaining.

Retained by chunky sleepers, the deep borders have been thoughtfully stocked with a vast array of plants and young trees including an Acer, Cherry, Fig & Willow.



Council Tax
Basildon Council, Band G

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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.
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