- Large 4 Bedroom Detached, Chalet style family House of 1,476sq ft
- 0.9 mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Large 21ft x 14ft Rear Lounge, two front rooms (Dining Room & Sitting Room) & a Study
- Ground floor WC Room
- Built-in wardrobes in all the bedrooms
- 97ft x 37ft Garden with 3 Sheds & a large Workshop
- 4 minute stroll from local shops including a Tesco Express and Sunnymede Infants & Junior Schools
- 15ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- 4 Double 1st Floor Bedrooms with a large Family Bathroom & an Ensuite to the Master Bedroom
- Gas Central Heating via radiators and double glazing throughout
Situated in a sought after non-estate road dating back to the 1930`s, this large 4 Bedroom Detached Chalet Style Home boasts a 97ft x 37ft Garden with 3 sheds and a large Workshop.
Using the Daines Road/Crown Road short-cut, the Station is just 0.9 mile away (under 20 minutes` walk), making this property ideal for the commuter. In addition, there is the `corner shop` - a handy convenience store, on the corner, at the end of the road and more shops including a Tesco Express `around the corner`, a 4-5 minute stroll.
For those with young children, the local Sunnymede Infants & Primary Schools (both with Good OFSTED Ratings) are little more than a satchels swing away, a 3-4 minute walk down Mons Avenue opposite.
Recently rendered and with a pitched tiled roof, this pretty property is in fact surprisingly deep, giving 1,476sq ft of accommodation spread over two floors.
Originally a 1930`s bungalow, the hall and one of the front bedrooms is now a large 15ft x 13ft Reception which compliments the other front bedroom, now a 12ft Sitting Room with a feature fireplace and the huge rear Lounge at 21ft x 14ft.
There is also a useful Study, which has a hot and cold water supply and a soil pipe boxed in and hidden away, which allows the option of converting this room to a ground floor bathroom/shower room or a separate Utility Room.
Along with the Three large Living Rooms and Study, there is a fine size 15ft long Kitchen/Breakfast Room and a ground floor WC Room, with upstairs the four double bedrooms and two Bathrooms - the Family Bathroom and an Ensuite to the Master Bedroom.
As one can see from the front photo, the triple width front Drive provides off street parking and there is access on both sides to the garden.
RECEPTION HALL 15ft 2" narrowing to 11ft 10" x 12ft 9" (4.62m > 3.60m x 3.88m)
The upvc Front Door leads through a small lobby into the main room. A small hall could be easily created but we think it works better as it is, a lovely open plan entrance, the front window sweeping in light to this well proportioned and versatile room.
LOUNGE 21ft narrowing to 16ft 6" x 13ft 10" (6.4m > 5m x 4.21m)
The original property dates back to the 1930`s and typical of the time, boasts lovely high ceilings, giving an even greater impression of space to this already good size living room.
The wide Patio doors flood in lots of light from the large rear Garden, in addition to two further side windows - a well lit room.
FRONT SITTING ROOM 12ft x 10ft 6" (3.65m x 3.2m)
Another flexible room which would make a nice formal Dining Room or a second lounge for the kids.
The focal point of the room is the brick Fireplace with its timber mantle and inset cast iron fire, although your eyes will also be drawn to the front bow window, which brings in lots of light.
A built-in shelved cupboard provides great storage.
STUDY 9ft 6" x 6ft 8" (2.89m x 2m)
The floorboards have been exposed to bring character to this extra downstairs room which has a side window.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15ft 1" x 9ft 3" (4.59m x 2.81m)
The existing fitted kitchen units have been given an extra lease of life, having been painted white and with new woodblock style worktops put on top.
The room is well lit by a 6ft wide rear window and part glazed door to the side walk.
A 3ft x 2ft built-in cupboard works well as a Pantry and also houses the Baxi Solo Boiler.
A useful ground floor WC, with a 2-piece white suite comprising a close coupled WC and wall mounted basin.
1st FLOOR LANDING
Nice size landing with a large built-in double width airing cupboard and access to the Loft.
MASTER BEDROOM 15ft 10" x 10ft 7" (4.82m x 3.22m)
Wandering into the big front bedroom you`ll notice the deep pile carpet soft underfoot and then the wide wardrobes, extending some 10ft along the opposite wall with twin double doors.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
With a side facing window and fitted with a white suite comprising basin with full pedestal, close coupled WC and an enclosed Shower Cubicle.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 10" x 9ft " (3.6m x 2.74m)
One of two twin double bedrooms at the rear of the house enjoying quite a sylvan outlook, the tall established Oaks at the top of the garden providing a degree of seclusion from the houses behind.
Built-in wardrobes run along the right wall providing great storage.
BEDROOM THREE 11ft 8" x 9ft 5" (3.55m x 2.8m)
A duplicate of bedroom two, having a great outlook and plenty of storage.
BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 10" x 9ft 5" (2.99m x 2.87m)
And another double bedroom, also with built-in wardrobes.
BATHROOM 9ft 6" x 6ft 10" (2.89m x 2.08m)
A lovely size family bathroom, the proportions allowing the suite to be nicely spaced out, the Bath with its mixer tap/shower attachment up one end, the WC and corner unit with a semi-recessed basin, the other.
The side window gives plenty of natural daylight and the floor has been laid with an attractive wood effect vinyl.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The triple width front drive has been block paved with `soft landscaping` for added kerbside appeal and there is access both side round to the rear garden.
REAR GARDEN 97ft x 37ft (29ft56 x 11ft27)
At the top of the garden is a huddle of Sheds. To be more precise, three sheds and a large Workshop.
WORKSHOP 20ft x 12ft (6.09m x 3.65m) Timber with two windows, electrics and lighting.
SHED ONE 9ft 10" x 8ft (2.99m x 2.43m) With hot and cold water to the built-in sink and drainage via a long 4" wide soil pipe running down to the main drain by the house.
SHED TWO 6ft x 5ft (1.82m x 1.52m)
SHED THREE 5ft 10" x 3ft 8" (1.77m x 1.11m) Low maintenance Plastic
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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