Summerdale, Billericay

Price £599,000 - Available


  • Town Centre Four Bedroom Semi Detached House
  • Pleasant Cul De Sac Position
  • Brick Paved Driveway
  • Gas Radiator Heating
  • Approx 20m (65") Rear Garden
  • Loft Conversion and Rear Day Room Extension With Skylight Windows
  • Distant Views From The Second Floor
  • uPVC Double Glazed Windows
  • Single Detached Garage
  • Early Viewing Recommended

Being situated just off Western Road within a few minutes walk of the high street and just a 0.3 mile walk of the railway station, this centrally located home occupies a generous plot in this appealing town centre cul de sac which also sits within the well-regarded Billericay and Quilters School area of Billericay.

Having undergone two major improvements this four-bedroom semi-detached home now boasts significantly larger accommodation to give a versatility of use and a layout to incorporate the various zones required during the life of a growing family.

Firstly, the loft conversion with its distant views, has enabled you to have the choice of using two or even three of the bedrooms as the master. It`s also worth noting that with the potential of having a dormer window added to the conversion (Subject to Planning) it would open up the space required to create an en-suite shower room on the second floor.

In addition to the loft conversion, this house has also had a full width rear extension to the ground floor, this area enjoying a vaulted ceiling with skylight windows and doors opening onto the garden is open plan to both the kitchen and the original front to back lounge/diner to now give you a full depth open plan living/entertainment area.

As well having a ground floor cloakroom, uPVC windows and a brick paved drive and garage for parking, this house enjoys a 20m (65`) rear garden that has 2 sitting areas and 2 lawns amongst some well-chosen established plants and shrubs.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...


ENTRANCE HALL

A replacement uPVC entrance door provides access and a wall mounted feature radiator with an inset mirrow sits on the adjacent wall. The stairs also rise to the first floor and panel doors in turn give access to…

CLOAKROOM

This fully tiled room with a front window, has a white suite that consists of a low-level WC and a stylish wall mounted circular basin.


THROUGH LOUNGE/LIVING SPACE 8.16 m x 3.38 m reducing to 2.63 m (26ft9 x 11ft1 > 8ft8)

As you enter this room which has a front facing bay window, you are taken by the sheer depth of the room and the natural light it affords from the bay and the two skylight windows in the rear section. There are practical areas of space for you to utilize in different ways to suit your needs. There is then open access from this living area to the rear extension.


FAMILY/DAY ROOM 4.77 m x 3.28 m (15ft8 x 10ft9)

This useful addition gives an excellent space for both day to day living and weekend entertaining, the two skylight windows and double doors that open onto the garden fill this area with natural light. To one wall there is a feature wall mounted granite radiator and there is an open plan access into the…


KITCHEN 3.86 m x 2.54 m (12ft8 x 8ft4)

The kitchen with a high-level glass block window, has a range of wood style fronted storage units with dark granite worktops over and under pelmet lighting. There is a built-in stainless-steel sink unit with display shelving behind, additional display shelving to the side wall and spaces for a washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

A side window brings natural light into this landing area where there are doors to each room and the staircase which leads up to the second floor bedroom.


BEDROOM ONE 3.45 m x 3.29 m (11ft4 x 10ft10)

Having the converted loft gives the option of either using this front facing bedroom or the loft as your preferred master bedroom.


BEDROOM TWO 3.7 m x 3.37 m reducing to 2.57 m (77ft9 x 11ft1 > 8ft5)

This rear facing bedroom looks over the garden and easily accommodates a double bed.


BEDROOM THREE/FOUR 2.6 m x 2.58 m (106ft11 x 8ft6)

As you can tell from the measurements this is a generous sized third/fourth bedroom, the sizes represent clear floor space that does not have a bulkhead encroaching upon it.


FAMILY BATHROOM

Fitted with a white suite this family bathroom with tiling to walls and a front facing window comprises a push button WC, a panel enclosed bath with a shower and shower screen and a wash basin with mixer taps.


SECOND FLOOR

OPTIONAL MASTER BEDROOM OR BEDROOM FOUR 5.43 m max x 5.12 m max (17ft10 max x 16ft10 max)

The staircase rises through the middle of the room and therefore creates a nice divide between the two sides of this room that give both a bedroom 5.43m x 2.33m and the dressing area 4.14m x 1.98m.
The entire room including the central stairs has maximum measurements of 5.43 m x 5.12 m and in addition to front and rear skylight windows, which coincidently give you distant views to the rear, there are doors giving access to useful eaves storage areas.

It`s worth noting that since this completion of this loft conversion, the neighbouring property has now carried out something similar that includes a rear Dormer which would in turn create more than enough space for an en-suite shower room to be fitted.


OUTSIDE

FRONT

To the front of the house is a brick paved parking area for two cars. There is a wide shared access running between this and the neighbouring house which in turn leads to the…


GARAGE 5.3 m x 2.58 m (17ft5 x 8ft6)

This garage has an up and over door and power and light connected.


20m (65`) UNOVERLOOKED REAR GARDEN

The unoverlooked garden measures approx 20m (65`) in depth and the well-chosen mature plants contribute to the pleasant surroundings this outdoor space enjoys. There are two split-level lawns together with a decked patio adjoining the house, while to the rear of the property there is an additional decked seating area on which to while away the hours. A gate to side gives access out to the driveway and garage.


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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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