Raven Lane, Billericay

£540,000 - Under Offer


  • 5 Bedroom Semi with modern interior & a stunning feature Loft Conversion
  • Long Hall with real wood floor and refitted Ground Floor WC Room
  • Contemporary matt Light Grey Refitted Kitchen with AEG & SMEG appliances
  • Top Floor Loft Conversion with French doors opening to Juliette Balcony
  • Ensuite Bathroom with both Bath & large separate Shower Area
  • Walking distance of the Station, Park, local shops & Primary School
  • 19ft Lounge/Diner with real wood floor opening out to sunny Garden
  • 4 First Floor Bedrooms served by White Bathroom suite
  • Gaze out from the top floor balcony across Billericay and out towards Brentwood
  • Sunny West Facing Garden

This 5 Bedroom Semi-detached House offers extensive family accommodation of 1,293sq ft spread over three floors, the top floor now a stunning Loft Conversion giving a huge Master Bedroom with Ensuite, and a big set of French Doors with accompanying full height windows opening to a glass Juliette Balcony and giving fantastic west facing views over West Billericay towards Brentwood and with London in the very far distance.

The original huge Hall has been reconfigured to now offer a ground floor WC Room and second store cupboard, in addition to the original understairs cupboard, has real wood flooring and is still a good size. Across the back, the 19ft (5.7m) Lounge/Diner overlooks the sunny Garden and also has real wood flooring. Refitted with contemporary Matt Grey units the Kitchen has integrated appliances including a SMEG Dishwasher and a beautiful walnut floor.

The first floor has 4 Bedrooms: 3 Doubles and a single, and the original Bathroom. A white painted spindlewood staircase rises to the top floor Bedroom, which as mentioned is the showpiece of this home, huge and with an Ensuite and superb views across Billericay from the Juliette Balcony.

The double width Front Drive takes 2 cars with ease and the rear Garden is a good size, having a contemporary narrow plank, hardwood deck which steps down to the lawn.

The original garage has long since been removed in favour of a third parking space at the end of the shared drive.

Raven Lane is within walking distance of the Mainline Station giving London City access in just 35 minutes and is also within very close proximity of the shopping centre at Queens Park, Lake Meadows Park and Brightside Primary School.


The Accommodation


Combining style with security, the contemporary grey Front Door opens to:

ENTRANCE HALL

Sanded and polished, the wood floor is back to its former glory. 2 built-in cupboards provide great storage and the ceiling has a flat finish, as found throughout the house, with inset downlighting here and in several of the key rooms and areas.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

Fitted with a modern white 'cloakroom' suite and having a front facing upvc window - in fact all the windows have been replaced with upvc double glazed units.


LOUNGE/DINER 18ft 8" x 11ft (5.7m x 3.3m)

Across the back of the house and with real wood flooring. A large rear window and set of Double Doors opening out to the garden make it nice and bright too.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16ft x 9ft (4.8m x 2.7m)

Fitted out with an attractive range of contemporary light grey matt kitchen units by Schuller (high quality German brand) incorporating a 1+1/4 bowl Franke composite sink, AEG 5-Ring Gas Hob, matching AEG Multi-Function Double Oven/Grill, Stainless steel Chimney Extractor Hood and SMEG Integrated Dishwasher.

There is a wide space up one end for an American style Food Centre Fridge/Freezer and one of the cupboards opens to reveal the Vaillant Ecotec Plus 831 Boiler for the Gas Central Heating via radiators and hot water.

Hard wearing engineered Walnut flooring has been laid and the kitchen is well lit courtesy of both front and side facing windows and a glazed external door opening to the side.


1st FLOOR LANDING

The second staircase was well thought through and designed, resulting in a rather nice landing!

The Master Bedroom suite is of course on the top floor, so we will start here with Bedroom 2:


BEDROOM TWO 10ft 10" x 9ft 10" narrowing to 8ft 9" (3.07m x 2.77m narrowing to 2.7m)

A pleasantly decorated rear facing double bedroom. With a feature wallpapered back wall.


BEDROOM THREE 10ft 10" x 9ft 6" narrowing to 8ft 5" (3.07m x 2.9m narrowing to 2.5m)

Another rear facing double bedroom.


BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 5" min x 8ft 10"

A front facing double bedroom.


BEDOOM FIVE 9ft 5" x 5ft 4" (2.8m x 1.6m)

The ideal Nursery/study, this bedroom also faces the front.


BATHROOM 6ft 2" x 5ft 5" (1.88m x 1.6)

A fully tiled bathroom with a white suite and a separate Shower over the Bath.


A skylight floods light down over the staircase from the Landing to Top Floor Landing where a door leads through to:


MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 19ft 9" x 18ft 6" narrowing to 11ft 4" and 9ft 5" (6m x 5.6m narrowing to 3.47m and 2.8m)

As you wander in this room you will be surprised at how big it is. Full use of the available attic space was utilised to create this large bedroom suite, which comes with its own private Ensuite Bath & Shower room

Contemporary grey, 'wood grain' finish French doors with accompanying full height windows flood in light, and open to a glass Juliette Balcony adding a stunning design feature to the property, and giving an outdoor feel to an indoor space. Once open there is a clear view over west Billericay and out towards Brentwood and beyond - superb.

Further light comes from a front skylight window and cabinets have been fitted and arranged around a space for a wall mounted TV.


ENSUITE BATHROOM 10ft 10" x 5ft 7" (3m x 1.7m)

Having both a large Shower area of 1650mm x 860mm (5ft 5" x 2ft 10") and a full-size Bath, this well-appointed Ensuite also has a close coupled WC and wall hung Vanity unit, all complimented by attractive wall and floor tiling.

A rear skylight lights the room nicely and there is a chrome towel radiator.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The double width grey block paved Drive provides off street parking for two cars and the shared drive leads up to the garage space where the current Vendors park a third car.


EXTERIOR - REAR

Approx. 46ft long, the West facing garden enjoys sun late into the evenings, the contemporary style decking a real sun trap and so perfect for outside entertaining.


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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.
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