Raven Lane, Billericay

Price £539,000 - Under Offer


  • 4 bedroom extended semi-detached house
  • 0.3 miles from Brightside primary school, Ofsted rated 'Good'
  • 2 re-fitted bath/shower rooms
  • Driveway parking and garage to side/rear of the house
  • Full loft conversion and ground floor extensions
  • 0.8 miles from Billericay station and High Street
  • Westerly facing private rear garden

As you can tell from the lead photo, there have been a number of improvements over the years to this semi-detached house, which includes external cosmetic work with a new composite front door as well as ground floor extensions and a loft conversion.

Currently giving you four bedrooms, these iinclude a sizeable loft room that has skylight windows and dormer windows with distant views plus a main bedroom that is often divided into two. In recognition of the four bedrooms, this home also boasts the convenience of a refitted family bathroom on the first floor, a ground floor shower room and toilet.

As mentioned, the ground floor has been extended, this not only provides the space needed for the shower room, located just off the hallway but it also nearly doubles the size of the living room to give you plenty of space to spread out and accommodate large furniture.

Internally the decor is mainly in neutral colours with carpet running through the first floor while laminate and real wood flooring gives an added level of practicality to your ground floor living areas.

Outside, and in addition to having a fenced front garden that could be utilised for parking, the house has an enclosed rear garden that also enjoys the favoured westerly aspect giving you both afternoon and evening sun.

Being ideally placed within the Brightside school area of Billericay, this location is not only popular with commuters wanting to use the station just 0.8 miles distant, but also families who are seeking well-regarded schooling for their family's education with Brightside Primary School just 0.3 mile away. It's also worth knowing the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park is just an 0.4 miles or 8-9 minute walk away while open farmland is just 0.7 mile away.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..

An projected canopy gives you some welcomed protection from the winter elements and a replaced composite entrance door gives you security and access into the hallway.


HALLWAY

With fitted real wood flooring the hall, which has a small extension, enjoys a welcoming light and airy feeling. The stairs with a turned balustrade lead upstairs while there is an arch to the kitchen, an open access to the lounge and a door to the shower room.


SHOWER ROOM

The front extension was just enough to create the space that's needed for a shower room, there is a low-level push button WC, a vanity unit with handbasin and of course a shower cubicle.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 4.88 m x 2.9 m (16' x 9'5)

This generous size kitchen has plenty of space for a breakfast table and both the front and side window giving good natural light. It's fair to say this kitchen is an older part of the house but with light wood effect shaker style units and extensive dark worktops, there is ample space to bake, cook and entertain children, all in all, this kitchen could easily serve you well for years to come.

Built within the units is an oven and hob, space for an integrated dishwasher while there are further spaces for a washing machine and fridge freezer.


LOUNGE DINER SITTING ROOM 5.92 m x 5.7 m (19'4 x 18'7)

A rear extension has almost doubled the size of this reception space which has dark wood effect flooring, a feature fire surround to the designated lounge area while to the rear, where the dining room table sits, there is a rear facing window and double doors leading out to the garden.


LANDING

The staircase with turned balustrades rises continues to rise to the second floor where there has been a loft conversion. Doors from the first floor landing area lead to three of the four bedrooms and the refitted bathroom.


BEDROOM ONE 5.69 m x 3.3 m reducing to 2.68 m (18'7 x 10'8 > 8'8)

These houses are renowned for their particularly large main bedroom. With two rear windows it is not unusual to see this single space divided into two bedrooms. This one, kept in its original form, has wardrobes fitted to one end with feature spots while to the other end there are two additional spotlights sitting over the bed area.


BEDROOM TWO 3.34 m reducing to 2.84 m x 2.72 m (10'10 > 9'3 x 8'9)

Positioned at the front of the house this room with neutral décor has ample space for a single bed.


BEDROOM THREE 2.85 m x 2.24 m (9'4 x 7'3)

Again, this bedroom is at the front of the house and is slightly smaller in size than bedroom two as extra space was needed to enable a regular sized staircase to be fitted to the loft room.


BATHROOM 2.53 m x 1.69 m (8'3 x 5'6)

Enjoying a refitted white suite this family bathroom with side window, comprises close couple WC with push button flush, a vanity drawer unit with wash basin and mixer taps and a panel enclosed bath which has mixer taps and a separate thermostatic mains fed shower.

There are stylish brick bond tiled splashbacks which include a subtle textured tile in a matching colour that surrounds the bath and shower area.


SECOND FLOOR

The staircase to the loft rises up where there is a recessed display area and a skylight window that provides natural light and more importantly gives a spacious feel to what can sometimes be a cramped stairwell. At the top of the stairs there is a panel door that leads into the loft room.


LOFT ROOM/BEDROOM FOUR 6.06 m reducing to 3.33 m x 5.43 m (19'9 > 10'9 x 17'8)

A full width rear dormer which incorporates two windows commands a lovely view across the neighbourhood and beyond. With a wood effect laminate floor, this room has great practicality and as well as being a bedroom, it would make an ideal Play room or Home Office.

To the front section of the loft there is a skylight window and also access points to the eaves giving you valuable storage space for suitcases and Christmas decorations.


OUTSIDE


FRONT GARDEN

To the front of the property is a lawned garden enclosed by picket fencing. This area on many other similar properties has quite often been paved to provide off road parking. To the side of the house there is a shared drive leading down between the two houses were a garage sits behind.


GARAGE

This garage has an up and over door and power and light connected.


REAR GARDEN

This measures approximately 36' in depth, enjoys a westerly aspect and commences a paved patio with retaining brick edge which extends to the side door of the garage. The remainder of the garden is mainly lawn and enclosed by fencing.


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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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