Stock Road, Billericay

Price £590,000 - Under Offer


With origins Dating back to the 1930s, this three/four-bedroom semi-detached house, which sits within the Buttsbury and Mayflower School area of Billericay, effortlessly combines an old character feel with modern extensions and fittings.

As well as having a large front to back living space with adjoining kitchen that both have doors opening onto the garden, there are two separate reception/bedrooms which offer versatility in their use. The current owners choose to use one as a playroom and the other as the third bedroom which in turn is located directly opposite the ground floor shower room.

It's also worth noting that both the first-floor bedrooms here are both generous and comparable in size with each one also boasting its own en-suite shower room or bathroom.

Although the address for this property is Stock Road, vehicular access is gained via the private gravelled lane located at the end of The Grove. As well as having a detached double garage, this property could if required and if you wish to pave part of the front garden, afford further parking whilst using The Grove as your access.

All in all, a good-sized home with versatile accommodation split between the two floors, that could be extended further over time.


ACCOMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


RECEPTION AREA

Granite covered steps lead up to the UPVC entrance door which in turn gives access into the main reception room.


LIVING ROOM 8.81 m x 3.31 m reducing to 2.99 m (28'11 x 10'10 > 9'8)

Well-chosen wood effect laminate flooring extends throughout this living area which spans front to back and combines part of the original 1930s building and a more recent extension.

There is a brick-built fire surround with an open fire (currently unused) and three zones creating the space for a sitting area, dining area and space for a desk/home office.
A front facing window and double doors with sidelights to the rear ensure natural light floods through this space.

From here there is a door into the kitchen, a door to an enclosed staircase with an open area under and an open access into a recessed hall which in turn then has doors opening to the two further reception rooms/bedrooms plus the ground floor shower room.


BEDROOM FOUR/HOME OFFICE 3.37 m x 3.23 m (11'1 x 10'8)

With wood style flooring this good-sized reception room has a front facing window and offers great versatility in its use.


BEDROOM THREE 3.76 m x 2.58 m (12'4 x 8'6)

Again, there is wood style laminate flooring and with windows facing both the front and side there is also a good degree of natural light.

This bedroom is positioned directly opposite the ground floor shower room and therefore enjoys the feeling of having its own en-suite facilities.


SHOWER ROOM

Fitted with a modern white three-piece suite, the shower room with a side window comprises pedestal wash basin, close couple WC with a push button flush and a corner shower cubicle with a drench head shower and separate hand shower attachment.


KITCHEN 15'10 x 8‘4 max (

This long rear facing kitchen with a door out to the garden, has a good range of cream coloured gloss units. These base and wall cabinets have under pelmet lighting and complimentary wood effect worktops with matching up stands.

Incorporated within this kitchen is a single drainer sink unit with a swan neck flexi head tap and spaces for a fridge freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine and a range style cooker which has a cooker hood over.


LANDING

As mentioned, the stairwell is enclosed from the ground floor, this enjoys good natural light from a rear window and the wood style laminate floor continues on the landing and into each of the double bedrooms.


BEDROOM ONE 5.15 m x 3.92 m reducing to 2.94 m (16'11 x 12'10 > 9'8)

Being L-shaped in design together with having front and rear facing windows, this main bedroom provides recessed wardrobe space plus additional areas suitable for dressing tables and drawer units plus there is a door to an en-suite shower room.


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Fitted with a modern white suite and with a light wood effect vinyl floor, this naturally bright en-suite comprises a pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC with push button flush and a most generous 1m x 0.75 m walk-in shower cubicle with a low-profile tray.


BEDROOM TWO 4.75 m x 3.2 m reducing to 2.32 m (15'7 x 10'6 > 7'7)

Although we refer to this as being the second bedroom, this could also be the main room as in addition to looking onto garden, it is of a good size also has its own en-suite bathroom.


EN-SUITE BATHROOM

This is another good sized en-suite which again has vinyl flooring, a front facing window and a modern white suite that comprises a pedestal wash basin, a close coupled WC with a pushbutton flush and shower bath with shower screen mixer taps and shower attachment.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

As you will notice this property sits behind a large front garden while looking onto Stock Road, the owners have toyed with the idea of paving some of this garden to provide further parking which in turn would be accessed via the private gravel lane off The Grove.

Attached to the side of the house is a double garage with gravel space and a grass verge in front that the owner uses for parking, again this is accessed via The Grove.


DOUBLE GARAGE 5.05 m x 6 m

With a single double width up and over door the garage provides easy access for covered parking together with excellent storage if required. There is also a door into the garden.


REAR GARDEN 13.9 m x 10.7 m (46' x 35)

Commencing with a paved patio, this garden is predominantly lawn with fenced borders. There is an outside water tap and as mentioned before a door into the garage and another door that leads into a brick-built storage shed.


BRICK BUILT STORAGE 3.69 m x 1.73 m (12'1 x 5'9)

In addition to providing convenient storage, with a south facing window, this would be an ideal potting shed.




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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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