St. James Mews, Billericay

£800,000 - Under Offer


  • Smart 4 Bedroom Detached House with great kerbside appeal and a detached Double Garage
  • 4 minute walk to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
  • Pretty mews style cul-de-sac built by Bellway Homes in the 1990's
  • 20ft dual aspect Lounge with Limestone Fireplace, walk-in Bay and rear Double Doors
  • 4 upstairs bedrooms served by modern Ensuite and Family Bathroom
  • Short 6 minute walk to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Catchment for Quilters Infants & Junior Schools, both with Outstanding OFSTED Reports
  • Hall with refitted Cloakroom/WC
  • 12ft dual aspect Dining Room next door to 18ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • South facing Garden with extra land behind the Garage

Looking for a shorter working day? This 4 Bedroom Detached House is perfect for the London Commuter, being just a short 6 minute walk from the Station.

Along with its accompanying Double Garage, this visually appealing property is situated at the end of a pretty mews style turning built in the 1990's by Bellway Homes and is even nearer the historic High Street, a 4-minute stroll to the shops, bars, and restaurants to be found along its half mile stretch.

If education is a high priority, buyers may be interested to know that St James Mews also falls within the priority catchment area for Quilters Infants & Junior Schools, both with Outstanding OFSTED Reports.

Inside, the ground floor accommodation briefly comprises an Entrance Hall with refitted WC Room, dual aspect 20ft Lounge featuring a Limestone Fireplace, 12ft dual aspect Dining Room and an 18ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room, with upstairs, the four double bedrooms served by a modern Ensuite to the principal bedroom and the main family bathroom.

All the rooms have either attractive wood flooring or tiling, with the stairs and landing boasting brand new carpeting.

Externally, the main Garden wraps around 2 sides with a secluded third area behind the Double Garage, itself with a pitched roof for additional storage.


The Accommodation

HALL

With brand new carpet on the stairs which rise to the first-floor landing and with all the rooms accessed from here too.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

A stylish Loo featuring an attractive wood effect Vanity unit incorporating storage below and a neat back-to-wall WC with its cistern concealed.

Polished white tiles wall tiles and cream walls reflect light coming through the window and the chrome towel radiator provides the finishing touch.


LOUNGE 19ft 10' (into the Bay) x 12ft 2' (6m x 4m)

Dual aspect, so a lovely light-filled room courtesy of the front walk-in Bay window and the wide set of double doors which open out to the real rear garden.

The stylish Portuguese Limestone Fireplace is the focal point and has an inset Gas Fire.

The smooth plastered ceiling (as found throughout the home) is finished with elegant tiling and the gorgeous wood laminate flooring adds warmth and character.


DINING ROOM 11ft 8' x 10ft (3.6m x 3m)

Like the lounge, this room also enjoys a dual aspect, the light flowing through both windows and the sugar white walls giving an even greater impression of space.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18ft 4' x 9ft 9' (5.6m x 3m)

Fitted with a range of Shaker style units and incorporating a five ring Gas Hob with a Double Oven below and stainless-steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above.

A large recess houses the owners American style fridge/freezer and integrated within the cabinets are a Dishwasher, Washing Machine and the Myson ‘Apollo' Gas Boiler.

An internal door opens to reveal the under stairs storage cupboard and this is also a light and bright room courtesy of the two windows and the part glazed backdoor.


Stairs from Hall to:

1st Floor Landing

A notably spacious landing with a rear facing window and airing cupboard.


PRINCIPLE BEDROOM 14ft 4' narrowing to 11ft 1' x 12ft 10' (4.4m > 3.4m x 3.9m)

Attractive Grey Oak flooring and white walls gives you a blank canvas and this bedroom has its own private Ensuite shower room.

ENSUITE

Fitted with a modern suite comprising a basin with semi-pedestal, back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern and a glass Shower enclosure with an eye-catching rear wall of 'split-face' slate look tiles.

Shiny tiles and a chrome shaver socket and towel radiator completes the look.


BEDROOM TWO 11ft 8' x 9ft (3.6m x 2.75m)

A rear facing double bedroom with attractive wood effect flooring.


BEDROOM THREE 9ft 1' x 8ft 8' (2.8m x 2.64m)

This front facing bedroom will take a double bed with ease and, has wood effect flooring and inset downlighting.


BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 2' x 7ft 10' (2.8m x 2.4m)

Freshly redecorated, this rear facing bedroom also has wood effect flooring.


BATHROOM

A well-appointed bathroom with the white suite complimented by high gloss white tiling and a feature split-face tiled back wall drawing the eye.

Over the bath is a feature Rainhead shower head with a separate mixer tap with shower attachment.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

To the right of the house is the Detached Double Garage with a double width Drive in front.

In front of the house is a lawned area with a central shrub bed and further planting beneath the dining room window giving added kerbside appeal.

Between the garage and the house is a side gate through to the rear garden.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

Commencing with a paved patio, the balance is laid to lawn with various trees and tall bushes providing a degree of seclusion.

Between the garage and the main house is a further parcel of land, presently lawn with a path from the side gate and further steps running across the lawn to the garage.


DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 17ft 5' x 16ft 7' (5.3m x 5m)

With twin up and over doors, a courtesy door from the secluded side garden, power and lighting and a pitched tiled roof providing a super storage facility.


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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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