Raven Lane, Billericay

Price £389,000 - Available


  • Good Sized, Well Presented Accommodation
  • 0.7 Miles From Billericay Mainline Railway Station
  • "L" Shaped Lounge/Diner
  • Rear Garden With Westerly Aspect
  • Integral Garage and Own Driveway
  • Three Double Bedrooms
  • Close To Local Schools and Shops
  • Surprisingly Large Four Piece Bathroom
  • uPVC Double Glazed Windows and Gas Radiator Heating With Worchester Boiler
  • No Onward Chain

All three bedrooms are doubles and have nearly full width windows for maximum light, in this big three bedroom house which is just 0.7 miles from the Railway Station, 0.4 miles from Brightside Primary School and boasts no onward chain

This popular style of home with uPVC double glazed windows and a Worchester Gas Boiler, provides well-planned accommodation which includes a front facing kitchen with integrated dishwasher and an L-shaped lounge diner which in turn has double doors from the dining area leading out to the westerly facing rear garden.

Upstairs there are three good size bedrooms with the third still being able to accommodation a double bed and a particularly generous four-piece bathroom which has a bath and separate walk in shower cubicle.

It`s worth noting that there is a great opportunity to convert the integral garage at this house. We have seen this conversion provide similar homes with an addition bedroom, a home office or a playroom.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...


ENTRANCE HALLWAY

Accessed by a UPVC entrance door with a glazed side panel, this hallway which has a useful and particularly large storage cupboard provides open access into the kitchen. Adjoining the hallway is the garage, in similar properties we have seen this converted into an additional reception room or bedroom which is then accessed via the hallway.


KITCHEN 2.96 m x 1.89 m (9ft9 x 6ft2)

This front facing kitchen with a tiled floor has cream coloured base and wall units with wood style worktops which incorporate a stainless steel sink unit, an integrated dishwasher together with a space for cooker which we understand will remain under the stainless steel trimmed cooker hood, there is also a space for a fridge/freezer which we understand will also remain.


L-SHAPED LOUNGE/DINER 5.86 m x 5.68m 3.03 m (19ft3 x 9ft11)

There is a real sense of spaciousness to this L-shaped lounge diner which has French doors leading out from the dining area into the garden and a 2.35 m wide window in the lounge area which also looks out onto the garden which enjoys a sunny westerly aspect. There is a feature mock fire surround and the stairs with open balustrades lead upto the first floor.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

The full height stairwell gives a good sense of spaciousness to this landing which has doors leading to each bedroom and bathroom.


BEDROOM ONE 13.03 m x 3.03 m (42ft9 x 9ft11)

This front facing main bedroom is of a generous size and being square in design it offers good opportunity for a variation in layout.


BEDROOM TWO 3.51m x 2.73m > 2.43m (11ft6 x 8ft11 > 8ft)

This is a rear facing double bedroom has an interesting layout and enjoys good natural light.


BEDROOM THREE 3.04 m x 2.74 m (10ft x 9ft)

This rear facing third bedroom is particularly generous in size for a third bedroom and most likely larger than you will find elsewhere.


BATHROOM 3.45m max x 2.73m > 1.84m (11ft4 x 8ft11 > 6ft)

Having a tiled floor this good sized bathroom has a fitted four piece white suite which comprises a wash basin, a close coupled WC, a shower cubicle and a panel enclosed bath which sits just under the front facing window.


OUTSIDE


FRONT GARDEN

This property enjoys a traditional set up having a lawn area, a path to the front door and own driveway which provides parking and access to the single garage.


SINGLE GARAGE 4.79 m x 2.65 m (15ft9 x 8ft8)

Having an up and over door this garage also has plumbing for washing machine, power and light connected and a wall mounted Worcester boiler which serves the central heating and hot water.


REAR GARDEN 11.6m (38ft1) in DEPTH

Measuring approximately 11.6 m in depth this garden enjoys a sunny westerly aspect, it commences a recessed paved patio which again on some properties has been filled in with an extension to increase the lounge/diner size. The remainder of the garden is mainly lawn with established shrubs to the rear boundary. A rear gate provides access to a pathway that serves the neighbouring houses and in turn leads out to Ian Road.



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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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