Smythe Close, Billericay

Price £795,000 - Under Offer


Offering traditional kerbside appeal contrasted with a contemporary interior, this 4-Bedroom Detached House is situated on the ever popular 'Norsey Farm' development and was built to the largest design on the estate (the sought after 'Ramsden').

Pleasantly situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, the property has been exceedingly well maintained and thoughtfully extended to provide a fantastic Kitchen/Family/Day Room Hub, the perfect social gathering space and the Heart of the Home.

This attractive executive house home is conveniently placed for the peak time bus service to the railway station, as well as pedestrian paths to Stock Road for in turn, local shops and both the Mayflower and Buttsbury Schools, with their high OFSTED ratings. Stockbrook Manor Golf and Country Club, with its 2 golf courses, Gym and Pool, is just a short 1 mile drive away.

Along with a very desirable residential location, the property boasts plenty of space for the growing family, as the 'Ramsden' also boasted a good size Study too. So, there are three Reception Rooms, the impressive extended Kitchen/Family Room by 'Urban Myth®', with its contrasting White Gloss and 'Anthracite Ash' wood grain finish units topped with Corian© worktops, a surprisingly big ground floor WC, spacious Hall and Landing, the Four Bedrooms (three doubles, one large single) and two Bathrooms (the Master having an Ensuite Shower Room and the main Family Bathroom a gorgeous affair, featuring a back-to-wall Bath).

The Garage is double length - 31ft long - so could easily be halved to provide additional living accommodation and the lovingly maintained Rear Garden measures 44ft x 36ft.


The Accommodation:

HALL

A great first impression with the eyes immediately drawn to the beautiful Parquet wood flooring.

The ceiling has been smooth plastered, as found throughout the house bar two bedrooms, with here, as in most of the rooms, coving giving an elegant finish.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 9ft x 4ft 1' (? x 1.3m)

A surprisingly good size fitted with a close coupled WC and a white gloss vanity storage unit.

Finished with half height wall tiling, beech effect wood laminate flooring and a side facing obscure glass window gives natural light.


LOUNGE 18ft x 12ft 9' (? x 3.9m)

The focal point of this well-proportioned room is the feature wall with its centrepiece Fireplace, the palest lime and the warm heather tones of the paint complementing the ‘brilliant black finish' of the Multi-fuel, DEFRA approved, ‘Stovax View 5' Stove with its modern contemporary design, black ceramic glass top and black slate hearth.

The wide front facing window floods in light and a set of double doors swing open to the dining room behind, ideal, for large gatherings.


DINING ROOM 11ft 7' x 12ft 8' reducing to 10ft

The beautiful herringbone design woodblock floor is only about five years old and a set of sliding patio doors open out to the Patio.


STUDY 9ft x 7ft (2.7m x 2.1m)

The perfect home office with a front facing window, beech effect wood laminate flooring and a very useful large under stairs storage cupboard.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/FAMILY ROOM 18ft 2' x 17ft 2'

A stunning, custom made luxury kitchen by Urban Myth®.

The open plan layout is perfect for entertaining and the large Island gives you storage space, workspace and the perfect place to socialise.

A beautiful confection of ‘Anthracite Ash' wood grain effect and White gloss kitchen units, Corian© worktops and a host of Miele & Siemens appliances, all coming together to create a dream cooking space, perfect for the keen chef.

The high end appliances comprise a sleek glass Siemens Induction hob with an Elica Integrated extractor hood above, Siemens built-in iQ500 Multi-function activeClean Oven, Siemens iQ700 compact45 Microwave combination Oven, Siemens iQ700 29cm tall Warming Drawer, integrated Miele side-by-side tall larder Fridge and Freezer, integral Miele Dishwasher, integrated Miele Supertronic Washing Machine and an integrated Miele Supertronic Tumble Dryer.

Further features within the kitchen that we noted were the nifty pop-up electrical socket within the island unit, the bi-folding eye level cupboards, professional spray tap over the 1.5 bowl sink and the striking 'Aubergine' coloured glass splashbacks.

The large, light grey porcelain floor tiles and the semi-vaulted ceiling with its quadruple skylights, gives an even greater impression of space, with the room itself drenched in light from a combination of the skylights and three sets of double doors with accompanying full height windows, that all open to the rear garden.

There is also underfloor heating and a discreet designer vertical radiator giving plenty of winter warmth and hidden wiring for a wall mounted television.

Hidden within one of the kitchen cupboards is the Worcester Greenstar 30CDi boiler under British Gas' HomeCare Boiler cover.


Stairs from Hall to:

1st FLOOR LANDING

A side facing window throws light across the stairwell and into the landing and the airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder. A further full height cupboard provides great storage and the flip down loft hatch reveals a loft ladder for easy access.


MASTER BEDROOM 14ft 7' x 11ft 9'

A large bedroom with a tranquil decor and enjoying quite a pleasant leafy view over the surrounding gardens.


ENSUITE 6ft x 5ft 9' (excluding shower cubicle recess)

A modern Ensuite bathroom with Roca sanitaryware, the shower with a Grohe shower system, a chrome towel radiator and a rear window giving natural daylight.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft 9' x 9ft 1' (3.9m x

The walls are a lovely colour in this good size, front facing double bedroom.


BEDROOM THREE 13ft 3' x 8ft 6'

Another good size double bedroom and recently decorated.


BEDROOM FOUR 11ft x 7ft (3.4m x 2.1m)

Another pleasant bedroom in pale lilac and with a front facing window.


BATHROOM 8ft 4' x 6ft 4' (2.6m x 2m)

A gorgeous, contemporary style bathroom featuring an on-trend ‘Back-to-Wall' Bath with discreet wall mounted taps and a separate pull out hand shower.

Across the far wall, the attractive pale green fitted units are topped with a Quartz countertop and incorporate a back to wall WC and semi recessed basin. We liked the far left pull-out cupboard which opens to reveal a neat, compact laundry basket.

The modern ceramics have also been equally well chosen, complementing the suite perfectly, the finishing touches including a chrome towel radiator and inset downlighting.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The blocked paved front drive provides parking for two large cars with ease, with the remainder neatly laid to lawn.


DOUBLE LENGTH GARAGE 31ft x 8ft 2'

11ft in, we noted a beam across the ceiling, giving the potential for the rear part to be easily converted into more living space, if desired.

There is a rear courtesy door from the garden and a side facing window giving natural light.


EXTERIOR - REAR

Lovingly maintained and manicured, the rear garden is a haven of relaxation, with a patio area, main lawn and well stocked borders.


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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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