Southend Road, Billericay

OIEO £550,000 - Available


Bordering between Great Burstead and open countryside, this late 1920's character home boasts a beautiful 140ft SOUTH-WEST facing Garden and a sea of parking to the front.

This charming property also benefits from a surprisingly convenient location with open Countryside opposite, the excellent 'Kings Head' Pub/Restaurant a couple of minutes walk up the road, a very good range of local shops just a 0.7 mile/2 minute drive away, there's a great Bus Service taking you to the High Street (1.5 miles away) and the surrounding towns, plus, you can be heading Southend bound on the A127 in just 3 minutes.

Many families are also attracted to the area for St Peters Roman Catholic School, a hugely sought after Primary School which is little more than a satchels swing away 'around the corner' on Coxes Farm Road, with the local South Green Infants & Junior Schools also enjoying Good OFSTED ratings only a little further at 0.8 mile.

The tastefully presented accommodation briefly comprises an Entrance Lobby, Lounge with feature Woodburning Stove in the Fireplace, Study/Playroom, 19ft open plan Kitchen/Diner with Granite topped Shaker units, a Utility Room, ground floor WC Room and the four bedrooms served by an Ensuite Shower Room off the Principle Bedoom and a large family Bathroom.

There is Mains Gas Central Heating via radiators and the windows are double glazed.


The Accommodation

Entrance Door leading through to:

ENTRANCE LOBBY

Twin side light windows either side of the front door, give plenty of light to this neat little Hall, with plenty of room for coats and shoes and attractive wood laminate floor, which extends through the Lounge and into the Dining area within the Kitchen/Diner beyond.

An internal door with sidelight windows leads through to:


LOUNGE 21ft 5' narrowing to 13ft 6' x 15ft 4'

The measurements exclude the 6ft x 2ft walk-in Bay, with the front facing window looking out over the Front Drive and across the road to the Countryside beyond.

The large Fireplace houses the feature ‘Clearview' Multi-fuel Stove and here, as found throughout the home, the ceiling has been smooth plastered over.


STUDY/PLAYROOM 16ft 8' narrowing to 11ft 9' x 8ft

A fine example of a garage conversion, done very well.

The room is well lit courtesy of the wide front facing window and a further rear facing window, plus a large understairs provides a rather good storage facility.


KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 19ft x 12ft 4' narrowing to 10ft 2'

Homely, charming and the Heart-of-the-Home, this room features the timeless elegance of Light Oak Shaker style kitchen units topped with Granite worktops, which compliments perfectly the attractive wood flooring in the Dining Area with its wide set of double doors, which swing open to the beautiful garden.

The kitchen units incorporate a high spec 'Cannon' Range Cooker with its matching black Chimney style Extractor Hood above, a feature twin bowl Belfast Sink, integrated Dishwasher (not tested), built-in Microwave, a corner carousel within a corner base cabinet and twin pull-out Larder cupboards.

Toasty underfloor heating below the ceramic kitchen floor is a winter boon plus, there is a radiator within the main dining area too.

Twin skylight windows within the semi-vaulted ceiling above the Dining Area drenches the below in light, with further daylight coming through the wide double doors and the kitchen window.

Just off the kitchen area, an open lobby accesses the Utility Room and a further enclosed Lobby with an internal door to the ground floor WC room and a second door going back into the Lounge.


UTILITY ROOM 5ft 9' x 5ft 2'

With a side facing obscure glass window, this handy laundry room has a tiled floor, spaces for the washing machine and tumble dryer below the worktop with its inset sink unit, and upon the wall, a Glow Worm boiler.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

Fitted with a back-to-wall WC has a concealed cistern within the smart Cream Shaker and Light Oak effect cabinet and a wall mounted basin with a chrome waste.

A white towel radiator and attractive wood effect flooring completes the look.


1st FLOOR LANDING

A nice size landing with a side facing window and a large flip-down ceiling hatch, accessing the loft.


BEDROOM ONE 14ft 3' narrowing to 11ft 2' x 11ft

The measurements exclude a trio of built-in double wardrobes running along the right-hand wall, with opposite, the rear facing window enjoying a fabulous outlook over the rear garden and farmland behind.


ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM

A modern shower room with a wall mounted hand wash basin, back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern within the Cream Shaker and Light Oak cabinet and a tiled shower.


BEDROOM TWO 13ft 2' into the Bay x 10ft 3'

A nice size double bedroom enjoying a semi-rural front outlook and with the focal point, the wide walk-in Bay.


BEDROOM THREE 10ft 6' x 7ft 2'

A front facing bedroom also enjoying the same semi-rural outlook as the adjoining Bedroom Two.


BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 6' x 6ft 8'

Like the main bedroom, this rear facing bedroom also enjoys the rather splendid outlook over the long garden and farmland behind.


BATHROOM 9ft 6' x 5ft 9'

A well-appointed bathroom with both a full size Double Ended Bath as well as a large corner Shower cubicle.

The warm Oak Shaker style bath panel matches the Combination Unit which incorporates a back-to-wall WC and a semi-recessed basin.

The side facing window provides front of light, with there also a white towel radiator and inset downlighting within the ceiling.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

Set well back from the main road gives a sea of parking on the shingled front drive.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

Wandering the Garden is a delight.

Beautifully maintained, this lovely established garden commences with a large patio, part covered by a timber Arbour providing the ideal space for entertaining friends or enjoying lazy afternoons with a good book and a glass of Chianti.

Towards the end, a wooden picket fence retains a wildflower garden around a pond, a nice eco-friendly feature.






Notice
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.

Great Burstead as a village dates back at least to AD500, when it was settled by Saxons, from Lower Saxony, nowadays better known as Germany. It was first recorded, about 975, as 'Burgestede' meaning 'stronghold-site'.

The adjacent village of South Green was first recorded as 'Southwood Greene' in 1593, becoming the more recognised South Green in 1777.

GREAT BURSTEAD

The centrepiece of Great Burstead is the Conservation area, centred around the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Church Street and a trio of listed buildings, one of which I had the pleasure of selling about ten years ago - a beautiful16th-17th century timber framed house.

The Grade 1 listed Norman church dates back to the 12th century and was the original parish church for the whole of the area, in those days encompassing Billericay too.

Great Burstead has a great local pub on the corner of Mill Road and Southend Road, which serves great food.
The King's Head Pub dates back to 1750 when it was known as the White Horse and interestingly travellers to and from Rochford and Brentwood would stop here before passing through the toll-gate which I think stood adjacent.

The 'Outstanding' St Peter's Catholic Primary School on Coxes Farm Road is almost opposite the pub and at school run times you'll often see the Lollipop Man/Lady on duty, guiding the children across the road in front of the pub.

Along Kennel Lane are the popular small housing estates of Coopers Croft and Froden Brook. Pretty developments built in the early 1990's by Countryside Homes, on the site of the Balls Plastics factory.
The old brook itself is still there, running underground but surfaces as a culvert in the lower part of Church Street.

Opposite the developments, on the other side of Kennel Lane, is a 1.25 acre, 12ft plus deep (in places) reed fringed Fishing Lake with a good mix of different fish.

As a local agent, I associate the whole of Church Street, Mill Road, Kennel Lane and some of the roads off these as Great Burstead. A few other pockets fall into the area (part of Southend Road, Coxes Farm Road and Grange Road, etc), with the rest coming under South Green.

SOUTH GREEN

Towards the top of Bell Hill, Gatwick House, a Grade II listed building from 1767, now secluded from the road by trees, presides over the area which heads down towards the village green on the right.

A great parade of shops on Grange Road overlook the ancient 'Green' (originally much bigger) and together they form the heart of the area.

The shops include a Costcutter Supermarket, Post Office, Chemist, Greengrocer and a pretty good fish and chip shop.

The local South Green Infants & Junior Schools both have 'Good' OFSTED Reports and the area falls within catchment for Billericay Secondary School, also benefiting from a 'Good' OFSTED rating.

Built in 1956 the local village hall serves the community well and on the opposite side of the road a bit further up, 'Main Road Garage' provides petrol and the usual garage services.

The bulk of the residential development has been London Borough estates, built in the 1950's and 1960's to cater for London overspill. That said, there is a number of old properties in the area, particularly around the Green, providing character appeal.

Finally, public transport. There are bus stops a-plenty in the area taking you to Billericay High Street and Mainline Railway Station in minutes and the surrounding towns in little more.

In 1997 legislation was passed resulting in the two parishes coming under the Billericay area of the Basildon District Council.


Tim Kirkman

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