Smythe Road, Billericay

Price £715,000 - Sold


  • CREATE YOUR PERFECT FAMILY HOME ON THE SOUGHT AFTER NORSEY FARM DEVELOPMENT
  • LOVELY SPACIOUS LANDING LEADING OFF TO 4 GOOD SIZE BEDROOMS, THE MASTER WITH AN ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
  • LONG HALL WITH HUGE GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
  • GAS CENTRAL HEATING VIA POTTERTON BOILER & MODERN DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS
  • NO ONWARD CHAIN! KEYS HELD FOR IMMEDIATE VIEWING
  • BUILT TO THE ORIGINAL LARGEST "RAMSDEN" DESIGN WHICH FEATURES A 3rd RECEPTION ROOM (STUDY)
  • GROUND FLOOR LIVING SPACE CENTERED AROUND 3 RECEPTION ROOMS AND THE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
  • 31ft DOUBLE LENGTH GARAGE OFFERING OPTION TO BE HALVED TO PROVIDE EVEN MORE LIVING SPACE
  • 52ft x 45ft GARDEN
  • CATCHMENT FOR THE HIGHLY OFSTED RATED BUTTSBURY & MAYFLOWER SCHOOLS

Create your perfect family home, within this large 4 Bedroom Detached House built to the original largest `Ramsden` design on the ever sought after Norsey Farm Development.

This home is conveniently placed for the peak time bus service to the Railway Station, as well pedestrian paths to Stock Road leading in turn both the Mayflower and Buttsbury Schools with their high OFSTED Ratings and Stockbrook Manor Golf and Country Club with its 2 golf courses, Gym and Pool.

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, Kitchen/Breakfast Room (which could easily be extended out to form a dream Kitchen/Family Room, as is the current vogue), a surprisingly huge ground floor WC, spacious Hall and Landing areas, the Four Double Bedrooms and two Bathrooms (the Master having an Ensuite Shower Room.

The Garage is double length - 31ft long - so could easily be halved to provide additional living accommodation and the Garden measures 52ft x 45ft.


The Accommodation


HALL

The front door opens through to this long Hall, 14ft in length and accessing all the ground floor accommodation.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 9ft 1` x 4ft 1` (2.7m x 1.3m)

This is a surprisingly big ground floor cloakroom, still retaining the mustard coloured suite, yet such a size that this could be transformed into a real luxury wc room!

Side facing window and two piece suite comprising close coupled WC and wall mounted basin.


LOUNGE 17ft 9` x 12ft 9` (5.4m x 3.9m)

The focal point for this spacious family room is the Scandinavian Benraad 818 retro gas heater, sitting proudly in front of the chimney breast, with a black marble back panel and hearth.

The wide front window streams in light across the room and through the glass wall the other end, the adjacent dining room the other side.


DINING ROOM 12ft x 10ft 2` (3.7m x 3.1m)

The rear glazed door with its accompanying window could easily become a set of sliding patio, or bifold doors, which would flood even more light into this already bright and airy dining space.


STUDY 9ft 1` x 6ft 10`.

The measurements of this good size home office exclude a large under stairs cupboard, surprisingly big and providing a superb storage facility.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 17ft 4` x 8ft 5` (5.3m x 2.6m)

Re-fitted in recent years with a range of White Gloss kitchen units topped with wooden worktops.

Two windows and a half glazed back door sweep in lots of light, and on the wall a Potterton Promax SL Gas Boiler serves the gas central heating and hot water.


1st FLOOR LANDING.

A lovely big landing. Lit by a side facing window and with two full height built-in cupboards, one the airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Access to the loft.


MASTER BEDROOM 14ft 8` x 11ft 10` (4.5m x 3.6m)

A large principal bedroom with its own private Ensuite shower room and a large rear facing window for maximum light.


EN-SUITE 8ft 3" max x 6ft 1` (2.5m x 1.9m)

Currently fitted with a coloured suite comprising close coupled WC, basin with full pedestal and a tiled shower cubicle.


BEDROOM TWO 16ft into door recess, the main area 12ft 10` x 9ft 7` (3.9m x 2.9m)

Used for many years as the Homeowners artist`s studio, this sunny room has fresh white painted walls and a good size front facing window.


BEDROOM THREE 13ft 5` x 8ft (4.1m x 2.4m)

Another big double bedroom.


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

Even this, the front facing fourth bedroom, will also comfortably take a double bed.


BATHROOM 8ft 5` x 6ft 6` (2.6m x 2m)

Fitted with a Pampas coloured suite which includes a separate shower over the bath and a large full height storage cupboard, perfect for towels.

The rear window provides plenty of natural daylight and the walls are fully tiled.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

Neatly maintained, with a block paved front drive and adjacent lawn.


DOUBLE LENGTH GARAGE 31ft x 8ft 2" (9.4m x 2.5m).

Offering bags of potential for extra living space, this long garage presently has an up and over garage door, side facing window and a rear courtesy door from the garden.


EXTERIOR - REAR

Commencing with a paved patio, the balance mainly laid to lawn with established planting and access on both sides to the front.


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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.
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