- 3 Bedroom End Terrace House enjoying a secluded setting in a quiet corner at the end of a walkway
- A wide L-shaped Garden and big internal Store Room gives endless possibilities
- Local School and shops just 5 minutes walk away using the nifty local footpaths
- 0.7 mile to the 90 acres of Mill Meadows Nature Reserve where cattle still have the right to roam!
- 15ft Dual aspect Lounge with feature 'Wine Red' Enamel coated 'Coseyfire Petit' Multi-fuel Stove
- In need of modernisation but offering huge potential to remodel or enlarge
- 1 mile walk from Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- 0.5 mile to the 165 acres of Norsey Woods. Ancient woodland and a local Nature Reserve
- Large Storm Porch (could be enclosed for a big first entrance) accesses 7ft 10' x 7ft Store Room
- 12ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 3 DOUBLE Bedrooms, Bathroom & sep WC Room
Enjoying a secluded setting in a quiet corner of a walkway off Salesbury Drive as it reaches its end and meets Hillway the other side of a greensward, this 3 Bedroom End Terrace House may be in need of modernisation, but it offers huge potential to remodel or enlarge, the wide L-shaped Rear Garden/Plot behind and big integral Store Room giving endless possibilities.
London Commuters will also be attracted to this home, as walking up the footpath and out onto Hillway, the Station is an easy 1 mile walk away.
Plus, using the nifty footpaths 'through the houses', and thus cutting out walking the length of the winding Salesbury Drive, you can walk to Sunnymede Infant & Junior Schools (both with good OFSTED Reports) and the local shops in just 4 minutes and dog walkers and joggers may enjoy the 165 acres of Norsey Woods ancient woodland and a Mil Meadows Nature Reserve, both just short walks away.
The property itself has a big open Storm Porch (easily enclosed for more internal space and accesses the internal Store Shed, which could easily be converted into another proper room) with the Front Door opening to the hall. Off the hall is the 15ft x 13ft Lounge and 12ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room, with the stairs winding round and up to the spacious landing, the three double bedrooms and Bathroom with adjoining separate WC.
There is Gas Central Heating via radiators, double glazed windows, and a good size loft.
STORM PORCH 6ft 9' x 4ft (2.1m x 1.2m)
The large open storm porch provides rainproof cover for visitors plus it also offers the potential to be enclosed as a full Entrance Porch.
Looking at the Porch, immediately in front is a door and adjacent window, opening to the external store shed and to the right, the swish modern composite 'wood grain' finish Front Door, its light blue outside and white inside, giving style with security.
A T-shaped Hall with a very large understairs cupboard providing a super storage facility.
LOUNGE 15ft x 13ft 4' (4.6m x 4.1m)
Nice and wide, this spacious living room is flooded with light courtesy of the large front facing window and rear facing set of patio doors which open out to the rear garden.
Set the scene with a roaring fire in the pretty 'Wine Red' enamel coated cast iron 'Coseyfire Petit', a Multi-Fuel, Woodburning Stove, boasting a clever 'Clean Burn System' and providing the focal point of the room.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 11ft 8' x 8ft 9' (3.6m x 2.65m)
Dated yet very functional fitted kitchen units incorporate a peninsula unit and spaces for all the usual appliances.
This is another well-lit room courtesy of the large rear facing window and a part glazed external door opening out to the garden.
Upon the wall is a Potterton Netaheat 10-16 Mark IIF Gas Boiler, serving the Gas Central Heating and Hot Water.
Stairs from the Hall wind past a side facing window and up to the first floor
1st FLOOR LANDING
A nice size landing and with the large built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
The front facing window gives plenty of natural daylight and a flip down ceiling hatch opens to reveal a pulldown loft ladder, accessing the loft, which also has a light.
A vast storage facility plus the vendors informed us they had the roof renewed just five or so years ago. So looking up, one sees fresh lining and tiles, a big plus to this home.
MASTER BEDROOM 15ft x 9ft 2' (4.6m x 2.8m)
A large 'dual aspect' bedroom with windows to both the front and rear and incorporating a range of fitted dark wood effect bedroom furniture incorporating a mix of wardrobes, bridging cupboard over the bed recess, drawers, and a dressing table.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft x 10ft 5' (3.4m x 3.2m)
Another 'dual aspect' double bedroom flooded with light.
BEDROOM THREE 8ft 10' x 8ft 5' (2.7m x 2.6m)
Yet another bedroom that will take a double bed with ease, this one drenched in light coming through the very large rear facing window which enjoys a pleasant outlook over the garden.
BATHROOM 7ft 1' x 4ft 6' (2.2m x 1.4m)
In need of updating although fully functional and incorporating a very deep cast-iron bath.
Adjacent is a vanity unit with a cupboard blow and retro 'jet' taps fitted to the basin.
Over the bath is a Triton T80s electric shower and a rear facing window provides plenty of natural daylight.
SEPARATE WC ROOM
Next to the bathroom is a separate WC room, with its own window and with a low-level WC.
There is the clear potential to open this up with the adjacent bathroom, and by taking the few feet of landing in front of the separate WC, a fine size bathroom could easily be created.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Situated at the end of a walkway means the property enjoys a nice secluded and discreet position.
The front garden features a large hydrangea bush - the main focal point.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN
Been positioned in the corner gives this property the advantage of a large L-shaped corner garden, with the clear potential to enlarge the home even more, if desired.
They majority is laid to lawn with established trees and shrubs providing a degree of seclusion all around.
Alongside the house we see the second door accessing the external store shed and there is also a gated side access back round to the front.
INTEGRAL SHED 7ft 10' x 7ft 2' (2.4m x 2.2m)
With doors and windows at either end, this brick built storeroom offers a plethora of uses.
It would be fairly straightforward to open this room up with the Hall next door to create an impressively large main entrance, or to put in a door and make this into a further downstairs room, or leave it as it is and with the use of insulation and plasterboarding, create an external home office.
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.