Sheradays Courtyard, High Street, Billericay

Price £499,000 - Under Offer


As part of the iconic Sheradays restoration project a unique opportunity has come about to acquire this historic two-bedroom 3 storey character home which is positioned in a gated courtyard setting. Being just off the High Street, this is therefore superbly placed for the short walk to the local bars, restaurants and the mainline railway station.

Having accommodation split over 3 floors, there is an individuality to this property that you would never have seen before. Firstly, on the entrance level is a large open plan kitchen day room, this has a most welcoming individual style to it that is emphasised by the well-chosen sleek contemporary finished kitchen and double doors that lead out to your own suntrap courtyard.

Creating a natural divider within the day room is an Oak and glass screened staircase, this leads down into the basement living room and of course up to the first floor. Unlike many basements this one enjoys natural from a glazed door that goes out to an external staircase. However if you were to decide to make this a cinema room or guest bedroom, a black out blind could easily be fitted.

Both of the first floor bedrooms are doubles and positioned opposite ends of landing, these bedrooms are served by a shower room that is fitted out to the same quality as the other town houses using Laufen Pro Suites just like the cloakroom also has on the ground floor level.

Additional points of note include a Gas boiler, LED lighting and although the building appears to be attached to the main Sheradays property we are told there is actually a void between and so this is a detached dwelling.

Its fair to say an internal viewing would be the only way appreciate the quality finish, the convenient setting and the unique style this piece of Billericay history possesses.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...


A wooden entrance door opens into the


KITCHEN/DINER/DAY ROOM 9.95m x 4.52m (32'6 x 14'8)


Although open plan, a centrally positioned glass screen staircase that rises to the first floor and leads down to the lower level living room helps to create defined areas within this room.

KITCHEN AREA 3.41m x 3.22m (11'2 x 10'6)

The polished tiled floor compliments the contemporary style that this well-chosen handleless kitchen enjoys. Two rear facing windows give natural light to bounce off the Quartz worktops that are fitted over the base units and also create a breakfast bar area.

Built within this fully functional kitchen is an integrated fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher together with electric oven and hob.


LIVING/DINING AREA 6.73m x 4.52m (22'1 x 14'8)

You need to stand in this living space to appreciate the feeling of spaciousness and the lifestyle that this arrangement will provide on a day to day basis. Two front facing windows enhance the feeling of space and double doors to the rear of the room lead out a courtyard.


CLOAKROOM

The tiled floor of the kitchen extends off to a small lobby area where there is then a door to this WC which has a front window, stylishly tiled walls, a close coupled wc and a wall mounted hand basin .


LOWER LEVEL EVENING LIVING ROOM 5.54m > 3.32m x 4.48m (18'2 > 10'9 x 14'7)

The staircase with the glass screen descends into an enclosed lobby where there is a door opening to this additional living space which has an external door out a staircase entrance. There is of course the option to utilize this as a cinema room or guest bedroom, a black out blind could easily be fitted.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

This central 3.04m wide (9'10) landing has a bedroom positioned and access via each end and a central shower room serving them both.


BEDROOM ONE 4.51m > 4.43m x 3.47m (14'8 > 14'5 x 11'4)

This dual aspect bedroom has both front and rear windows and also a skylight window for that added extra touch.


BEDROOM TWO 3.65m x 3.2m (11'10 x 10'5)

Again, this lovely sized second double bedroom has two recess front and rear windows which give the perfect space for a dressing table..


SHOWER ROOM

Fitted with a three-piece white suite this stylishly tiled shower room, consists of a back to the wall WC, a wall mounted wash basin and a walk-in corner shower with an overhead rain head shower and additional wall mounted hand shower.

OUTSIDE

Located within the mews is an allocated parking space and position behind the property is a courtyard with a wood effect tiled floor and selected shrub beds.



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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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