- Well presented 3 Bed Semi in quiet cul-de-sac
- 'Around the corner' from Brightside Primary School (3-4 minute stroll)
- Front Porch extension has enabled a ground floor Shower Room (presently a WC Room with coat storage)
- 22ft Lounge/Diner with wood effect flooring and well lit by a wide front window & rear Patio doors
- Large Landing, good size well decorated Bedrooms and a lovely big refitted Bathroom
- 1 mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Short walk to local shops including a Co-Op Supermarket
- 17ft long Hall with slate effect flooring, swish white gloss vertical radiator & lovely wallpaper
- Attractive contrasting Light and Dark Grey kitchen with Comination Microwave/Oven plus Fan Oven too
- Landscaped Garden with part converted Garage (front store and rear Studio)
Electrification of the trains in 1956 and the towns Railway Stations' redevelopment about the same time accelerated Billericay's growth into a popular dormitory town for London, and this beautifully presented 3 Bedroom Semi enjoys a quiet cul-de-sac setting within one of the early estates built within easy walking distance of the Station, to take the wave of new commuters.
Over the years, a Front Porch extension enabling a ground floor WC Room and a clever internal downstairs wall-move to give a wider Kitchen have been just a couple of the neat changes made to this home and buyers will also look to the Roof, as a loft conversion would be an obvious and affordable way of adding room to this property, as the space is already there, contained within the roof space.
A upvc Front Door opens into the Hall, with its hard wearing slate effect flooring and beautiful wallpaper giving a great first impression and the 9ft long WC/Cloakroom was originally fitted out as a Shower Room, although the current Vendors took the shower out to make use of the space for hidden-out-of-the-way coats and shoes.
The front-to-back Lounge/Diner is flooded with light from the very wide front window and patio doors opening out to the Garden and we like the contrasting matt Graphite and Light Grey Kitchen units, the clever housing of the Ovens within the original larder cupboard and the additional storage in the built-in cupboard on the right as you walk in.
Upstairs, the surprisingly large Landing has plenty of light coming in from the side window and all three bedrooms are a fine size. The original Bathroom and separate WC Room have been opened up into one big Bathroom which features a refitted white suite with gorgeous, coloured slate effect tilework.
The 45ft long Rear Garden has also been nicely landscaped and the Garage has been part converted with a plasterboard internal wall giving a front Store and a rear Studio, ideal for working from home.
As mentioned, Commuters will be attracted to the property in their droves, as it 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 a 0.4 mile/7-8 minute stroll. Plus, families may like to know Brightside Primary School, with its Good OFSTED Report is 'just around the corner', a 3-4 minute walk away and Mayflower School showboating its 'Outstanding' report just over a mile.
Upvc Entrance Door through to:
A great first impression, with hard wearing slate effect flooring, bold floral wallpaper and a shiny white gloss vertical radiator giving designer appeal.
A small window by the front door flows in added light and the understairs cupboard provides useful storage.
CLOAKROOM/WC 9ft 1' x 2ft 7' (2.8m x 0.8m)
A useful 2009 addition originally fitted out as a ground floor shower room but having the large family size bathroom, the current owners decided to replace the shower cubicle with extra storage for coats and shoes, a great idea although of course if required, the next owner could put back a shower cubicle with ease if desired.
The cloakroom suite itself comprises of an attractive stone effect Vanity unit and a back-to-wall WC with a concealed cistern.
A small front facing window gives natural daylight and a chrome towel radiator completes the look.
LOUNGE/DINER 22ft narrowing to 11ft 4' x 13ft 3' (6.7m > 3.4m x 4m)
A lovely light and bright room courtesy of the wide front facing window and rear facing set of patio doors.
The mint walls, crisp white woodwork and ceiling, warm wood effect flooring and stylish 'Damask' look wallpaper, gives a fresh and homely feel to this good size main living space.
KITCHEN 11ft 8' x 8ft 6' (3.6m x 2.6m)
The contrasting matt Light Grey and 'Graphite' Kitchen units are very smart and along with the square edge worktops and Cherry coloured glass splashback‘s give a very stylish modern look.
We liked how the original larder cupboard has been adapted to provide housing for the built-in Multi-Function Oven with matching Combination Microwave/Oven above and storage below plus, neatly hidden within the base cupboards are an integrated Fridge and Freezer along with an integrated Dishwasher too.
Matching Light Grey kitchen doors open to reveal the original boiler cupboard and like the hall, the slate effect tiling provides a hard-wearing floor.
Up above, the smooth plastered ceiling (as found throughout this home), has inset downlighting and this room is also very well lit by the rear facing window and its accompanying fully glazed door, which opens out the garden.
Stairs from hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
A really good size landing with plenty of light flowing in through the side facing window.
MASTER BEDROOM 11ft 3' x 10ft 10' (3.4m x 3.3m)
Tastefully presented with a feature grey geometric patterned wallpapered wall picking up perfectly with the grey carpet and mustard walls.
Like the lounge below, the extra wide window drenches the room in light and just out of camera shot, a fitted double wardrobe with mirror fronted sliding doors and an adjacent set of drawers, provides great storage.
BEDROOM TWO 10ft 4' x 9ft 7' (3.1m x 2.9m)
This rear double bedroom sees pretty ‘Butterfly' wallpaper contrasted with pink walls and a grey carpet.
BEDROOM THREE 8ft 6' x 8ft (2.6m x 2.4m)
Even the third bedroom is a good size and again the nearly 6ft wide front facing window gives it an abundance of light.
BATHROOM 9ft 7' x 5ft 8' (2.9m x 1.7m)
A beautifully appointed bathroom featuring gorgeous multicoloured slate look tiles coupled with a white suite comprising a freestanding White Gloss Vanity unit, close coupled WC and a large bath featuring a stylish overhead, Rainfall type Showerhead with an extra hand set too, for extra flexibility.
Two windows provide lots of light and a chrome towel radiator finishes the specification.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The Front Garden has been crazy paved over for front off street parking and the shared drive leads down to the detached garage.
Part converted with a Front Store retaining the original up and over garage door.
A plasterboard partition wall separates the front from the rear Studio measuring 11ft 5' x 8ft 2' (3.5m x 2.5m), which has power and lighting and a courtesy door from the garden. Perfect for use as a home office.
The garage itself also benefits from a replacement roof.
EXTERIOR - GARDEN
45ft long, the landscaped garden commences with a large slate effect patio, perfect for alfresco entertaining during the warmer summer months.
A retaining wall and steps lead up to the balance which is neatly laid to lawn with a path running down to the courtesy door of the garage and to the far end of the garden which sees the children's playhouse sitting on a further patio area.
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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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