Skylark Close, Billericay

Price £285,000 - Under Offer

This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a refurbished Freehold one-bedroom house that has its own rear garden and is situated on the Mill Grange Development, a popular choice for buyers who want to be near the railway station, High Street and Mill Meadows Nature Reserve.

The layout is practical and room sizes are really quite generous, in particular the bedroom with gloss white wardrobes has a walk-in bay window that just adds another dimension to the room. In addition to having been completely redecorated with new polished porcelain tiled floors to the ground floor living space there has been a new shower room and kitchen fitted. It's also worth noting the lounge with an adjoining kitchen enjoys a rear door opening directly onto your own garden.

With gas radiator heating via a well-known Ideal combi boiler and PVCu double glazed windows, it's fair to say there really shouldn't much for you to do in the coming years.

Additional points of note that worthy of a mention would be that this house has 2 parking spaces and a garage at the rear of the garden.


There is a porch providing shelter over a recently installed composite entrance door and an external cupboard provides storage.

LOUNGE 4.26m x 2.78m (13ft9 x 9.1') plus bay window and cupboard recess

With an entrance door together with a side bay window and an additional door opening directly onto the garden, this room enjoys a good degree of natural light.

You will also immediately notice the polished porcelain tiled floor that runs through the ground floor, this is tastefully complimented by stainless skirting boards and the grey coloured carpet that runs up the stairs.

Positioned just under the stairs is an incredibly useful and good-sized storage cupboard, the kitchen is also accessed directly from the lounge and has a panelled door fitted.

KITCHEN 2.21m x 2.03m ( 7ft2 x 6ft6 )

Fitted with stylish white base and eye level units to three sides, this kitchen is both purposeful and practical.

There is space for an oven, a washing machine and fridge/freezer. The Ideal combi boiler is fitted to one corner and a side window looks out to the front of the house.


The glass screened staircase ensures the contemporary theme continues to flow through this home. Doors from here lead to both the shower room and bedroom.

BEDROOM ONE 4.27m x 2.67m (14ft x 8ft7) plus 0.75m (2ft4) into bay

The walk-in bay window gives an added feeling of space to this room which has two windows and is of an adequate size to accommodate a king size bed.There are also three double wardrobes to remain and an access point to the loft where there is a drop down ladder to ensure easy access to this valuable storage space.


Again, this room with a side window, is tastefully fitted out and has a fitted suite that comprises a close coupled wc, a vanity unit with wash basin and a walk in corner shower with a low profile tray and rain head style shower unit.


The majority of this garden is decked to provide a pleasant seating/entertainment space. There is a gate for access to the front, a small storage shed and a door into the garage.


An up and over door gives access and side windows bring in natural light.


There are 2 allocated parking spaces to this house that are next to each other and adjoin the gravel front garden area.

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.


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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