St Peters Walk, Billericay

Price £397,500 - Under Offer


  • 3 Bedroom Semi-detached house in need of modernisation but this outweighed by several key features:
  • Almost full width rear extension means this house now has 3 living rooms!
  • Large Hall (we've seen some of this design extend into the Storm Porch and add a WC Room)
  • Kitchen with very clean built-in Hob & Double Oven could be opened up with Dining Room next door
  • 3-4 min walk to Brightside School, 7-8 min walk to local Shops & Lake Meadows Park
  • Sunny 42ft West facing Garden and 18ft x 8ft Garage with a Shed hidden behind it
  • You've a head start on the refurbishment, as there is all new carpets throughout and a modern boiler
  • Front Sitting Room (original Lounge) with Fireplace, separate Dining Room & 19ft Lounge (extension)
  • Bathroom and separate WC Room could be opened up into one big Bathroom
  • 1 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)

In need of modernisation this 3 Bedroom Semi-detached House makes for a super renovation project, as it boasts a rear extension giving three living rooms, a sunny 42ft West facing Garden and a pleasant location in a peaceful residential cul-de-sac.

The property is exactly 1 mile from the Station enjoying the route through Lake Meadows Park, with the local neighbourhood shopping centre (includes a Co-Op Supermarket) just 0.4 mile - an easy 7-8 minute stroll.

If education is a high priority, buyers may like to know Brightside Primary School, with its Good OFSTED Report is 'just around the corner', a 3-4 minute walk with Mayflower School showboating its 'Outstanding' report just over a mile away.

Inside you have a head start with brand new carpets having just been laid, allowing you to move in and refurbish at your own speed. The windows are dated but in good order and still double glazed and pipework disappearing up into the loft indicates a modern Boiler must be installed.

Once through the Storm Porch and front door, you are greeted with a surprisingly large Hall with an understairs cupboard, which leads of to the front Sitting Room (the original Lounge) and Kitchen, the kitchen then leading through to the separate Dining Room, which has a wide arch a two steps leading down into the almost full width rear extension, now the obvious new Lounge.

Upstairs the equally large Landing leads off to the three bedrooms and the Bathroom with its separate WC Room.

We have seen these designs extend the Hall into the Porch and add a ground floor loo, open the kitchen and dining room up into one big area and creat a larger Bathroom from the existing bathroom and its adjoining separate WC.

Outside, the front garden could be paved over for parking and the Garage is actually a fair size at 18ft x 8ft, certainly bigger than many of its age.


The Accommodation

Covered Storm Porch with Entrance Door through to:


HALL 11ft 7' x 6ft 2' (3.5m x 1.9m)

A very good size Hall with an understairs cupboard housing the fuse box and gas meter.


SITTING ROOM 13ft 2' x 11ft 4' (4m x 3.45m)

Nearly 9ft wide, the front facing window floods in light to this, the original Lounge.

Behind the present freestanding electric fire is what looks like a bricked up fireplace, but with the chimney still in situ, it might be possible to open it back up again.


DINING ROOM 10ft x 9ft 7' (3m x 2.9m)

A fine sized dining room with a nearly 6ft (1.8m) wide arch and two steps leading down into the rear extension.


REAR LOUNGE 17ft 2' x 9ft 5' (5.2m x 2.9m)

An almost full width extension with generous 12ft (3.7m) wide glazing incorporating a central sliding patio door with large fixed panes either side, as well as a further side facing window, so lovely and bright.


KITCHEN 9ft 6' x 9ft (2.9m x 2.7m)

Fitted with a dated yet functional range of Pine fronted kitchen units incorporating a built-in Gas Hob and a Double Oven/Grill.

Matching base unit doors open to reveal two recesses for a washing machine and dishwasher and the 2.5 bowl sink sits below the side facing window.

The 2ft 7' (0.8m) square original Pantry cupboard has seen the door removed to enable room for a freestanding Fridge/Freezer (we suspect as part of the kitchen refit, this cupboard would be completely removed).

A further 2ft 4' x 1ft 6' (0.7m x 0.5m) built-in cupboard provides additional storage.


Staircase from Hall to:

1st FLOOR LANDING

A surprisingly spacious landing with a side facing window giving it plenty of light too.

With the installation of a combination boiler in the loft, the old airing cupboard is now redundant and therefore now sees use as a full height linen/store cupboard.

The loft hatch flips down to reveal a loft ladder and peering up into the attic there is a fitted fluorescent strip light.


MASTER BEDROOM 11ft 4' x 10ft 9' (3.35m x 3.3m)

A generous size main bedroom and like the lounge, also benefiting from a front facing window nearly 9 feet wide (2.7m), making this a particularly light and bright room.

A run of modern fitted wardrobes along the far wall incorporate plenty of storage, with various hanging rails shelves and two sets of fitted open drawers. This is in addition to the original fitted wardrobe, now shelved.


BEDROOM TWO 10ft 4' x 9ft 7' (3.15m x 2.9m)

Another double bedroom, this one to the rear and again with the 6 feet wide window providing lots of daylight.


BEDROOM THREE 8ft 7' x 8ft (2.6m x 2.4m)

This front facing bedroom could potentially take a double bed at a squeeze.


BATHROOM 5ft 7' x 4ft 8' (1.7m x 1.4m)

Fitted with a white suite comprising a deep bath and a vanity unit with storage cupboard below and semi-recessed basin.

Over the bath is a separate Mira ‘Advance' electric shower and a rear facing obscure glass window gives natural daylight.


SEPARATE WC ROOM

As was the fashion of the day, and fitted with a low-level WC and wall mounted hash hand wash basin. A small rear facing window gives light.

Similar properties have seen these two rooms knocked into one larger main bathroom with the door 'pulled out' in line with the airing cupboard door.


EXTERIOR

The original Front Gate and left pier have long since been removed and along with the path, replaced with a small parking space to the front.

The Shared Drive leads up to the detached Garage.


GARAGE 18ft 1' x 8ft (5.5m x 2.4m)

Of precast construction and with a courtesy door from the rear garden.


SOUTH WEST FACING GARDEN

With an initial crazy paved patio and a further sun trap patio at the end of the garden.

Hidden behind the garage is a shed.

Visible in the photo, the left hand run of fencing before the garage is fairly new and incorporates a side gate.


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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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