Raven Crescent, Billericay

Price £425,000 - Under Offer


  • No Onward Chain
  • In need of modernisation throughout
  • Good sized Kitchen/Dining room
  • Garage & parking plus further potential for additional parking
  • Popular location within 1 mile of the station
  • 3 Bedroom semi-detached family home
  • Huge potential for extension into the roof space
  • Useful ground floor shower room
  • 54' Rear garden

NO ONWARD CHAIN - This 3-bedroom semi-detached house is conveniently located in a popular turning just 1 mile from Billericay station. The property offers generous accommodation over 2 floors and huge potential to extend not only outwards, but also up into the spacious loft, which has been previously been undertaken by similar properties in the area. The current accommodation consists a Kitchen/Diner, ground floor shower room and full width Lounge of the ground floor, whilst on the first there is a great master bedroom, which mirrors the Lounge in size and is easily big enough to add an en-suite to should you choose to. There are another 2 bedrooms and the family bathroom on this floor with access to the loft space with has a particularly high pitch and the layout of the stairs means that there is an easy route to extending into the loft. The front garden could easily be converted into additional parking and there is also good-sized garage and 54' rear garden which is currently hard landscaped but offers a great project to get stuck into.


THE ACCOMMODATION CONSISTS:


RECEPTION HALL

A really good-sized reception hall big enough to comfortably greet your guests when they arrive, with stairs leading to the first floor with storage beneath.


GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM

Front facing uPVC double glazed window, part-tiled walls and fitted with a suite comprising close-coupled WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and separate shower cubicle.


KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 15'8 x 9'5 (4.78 mtrs. x 2.87 mtrs.)

Front and Side facing uPVC double glazed windows and fitted with a range of base and drawer units with work surfaces over housing a sink with drainer and adjacent electric hob. An eye-level oven and grill are situated to one side with a further range of matching wall units. Space for a table and chairs. A fan convector heater provides heating for this space and with a little imagination and work this space would make a fantastic hub of the home.


LIVING ROOM 18'8 x 10'10 (5.69 mtrs. x .30 mtrs.)

A great room stretching the full width of the house and with a large uPVC picture window overlooking the rear garden, with a matching pair of French doors so you can step straight out. the heating in this room is conveniently provided by a fan convector heater.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

A generous landing space with the airing cupboard and access to the loft space via a drop-down ladder. The loft is mostly boarded & has power and light connected. It is worth noting that the stair configuration lends itself perfectly to creating further living space into the roof void.


MASTER BEDROOM 18'8 x 10'10 (5.69 mtrs. x .30 mtrs.)

Matching the lounge below in space this a great sized room with 2 uPVC windows to the rear, as range of fitted bedroom furniture and an inset basin. With the positioning of the adjacent bathroom there is ample space to add a generous en-suite to this room if required.


BEDROOM TWO 10'10 x 9'1 (5.69mtrs. x 2.77 mtrs.)

Front facing uPVC window and a radiator.


BEDROOM THREE 9'4 x 7'10 (2.84 mtrs. x 2.39 mtrs.)

Front facing uPVC window and a radiator.


FAMILY BATHROOM

Side facing uPVC double glazed window, fully tiled walls and fitted with a suite comprising panel-enclose bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and a close-coupled WC, Radiator.


OUTSIDE

The front garden is laid mainly to lawn with flower borders and a mature Magnolia which is a riot of early colour in the Spring. The adjacent shared driveway provides parking and access to the garage which measure 20'2 x 8' (6.15 mtrs. x 2.44 mtrs.) and is accessed via double doors and has power and light connected.

A side gate provides access to the rear garden which measure 54' x 27'4 (16.46 mtrs. x 8.33 mtrs.) and has an oriental feel being is laid predominantly to paving with raised flower and shrub beds and planting including mature Bamboos, trellised walls and a green house, which we understand from the vendors is to remain.









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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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