Tanfield Drive, Billericay

Guide Price £660,000 - Exclusive

  • Private No Through Road in Central Billericay Town Location
  • Three/Four Bedrooms
  • 25m (82") Rear Garden with a Secret Garden Area Gates and Parking to the Rear.
  • Wide Kitchen/Breakfast Room With adjoining Conservatory and Dining room
  • PVCu Double Glazed Windows and Gas Radiator Heating
  • Character Home with Unique Features and History
  • Two Shower Rooms and One Bathroom
  • Fireplaces and a Wood Burner in the Living Room
  • Detached Office Outbuilding and Two Workshops
  • Viewing Recommended

Pleasantly positioned in a central private road with no through traffic, just moments from the High Street and railway station this three/four-bedroom family home with an established 82` garden and a secret garden has an `away from it all feeling` while offering unique character and history throughout the accommodation.

This home certainly provides accommodation which will offer versatility as your needs change over the years, while outside with gates at the rear of the established 25m (82`) garden there is an additional area suitable for storage.

As you will see from the photos there is an abundance of visual character throughout this house with exposed beamwork, original doorways, windows and fireplaces to ensure an interesting edge is retained to the internal styling.

Three bedrooms served by two shower rooms are on the first floor whilst the additional family bathroom with a sunken bath, is positioned on the ground floor. As well as the large naturally bright living room, which was the classroom when this was originally a school, there is also a study/optional forth bedroom for guests, a dining room with an incredible 3.43 m ceiling height and a 4.93m wide kitchen breakfast room with an adjoining conservatory.

As mentioned, the rear garden enjoys a good depth of approximately 85`, various defined areas provide space to relax and play while an insulated outbuilding provides an office space, two workshops that adjoin the rear yard give great storage and an additional secret garden area with a tailor-made shed/playhouse and greenhouse gives the ideal area to embrace the good life.


RECEPTION HALL 6.23m x 1.74m (20ft5 x 5ft9)

With a side and rear window natural light comes into this L-shaped hallway which immediately displays the character features evident in this property, there is a staircase rising to the first floor and doors then lead into a ground floor bathroom, kitchen and living room.


The fitted suite to this part tiled bathroom which has a rear facing window and a heated towel rail comprises a sunken bath, a low-level WC and a pedestal wash basin. There is also a built-in storage cupboard housing the hot water tank.

LIVING ROOM 7.32m x 4.58m (24ft x 15ft)

What was once the original classroom this living room has front and side facing windows, it also displays exposed beamwork and there is a prominent brick-built fireplace with a solid wood burner and wood mantle. This lounge has two doors leading from the hallway, a window to the kitchen that can be opened to ensure there is a constant flow of communication between both rooms. There are also doors to the study/library and the dining room.

STUDY/LIBRARY 3.95m x 2.51m (13ft x 8ft3)

Steps from the living room lead down into this library/study which also offers the potential to be a fourth bedroom for guests or media room.

DINING ROOM 3.61m x 2.43m (11ft10 x 8ft)

With a ceiling height of 3.43m this room is quite unique in its style; natural light comes from rooflight and side windows and surrounding the room at a high level is small gallery area that is accessed by a ladder. Open access from here leads into the kitchen.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 4.93m X 3.63m > 3.06 (16ft2 x 11ft11)

With a rear window and door into the adjoining conservatory this kitchen with wood fronted units and a central island unit, all of which have oak trim worktops and provides ample workspace together with room for entertaining. Within the worktops is a built-in one and half bowl ceramic sink unit with a mixer tap, there is also a double oven, gas hob and spaces for a dishwasher and fridge. Its worth noting the kitchen area has a tiled floor whilst the thoroughfare between the rear door and hallway door has vinyl wood style flooring.

CONSERVATORY 6.75m X 2.42m (22ft2 x 7ft11)

Being almost full wide of the house this conservatory with a solid base and PVC panels provides a lovely additional space to complement the existing accommodation.
To one end of the conservatory there is a useful utility area with wood style storage cupboards, one of which houses a gas Potterton Boiler, and a worktop with a stainless-steel sink unit. There are also spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer.


This landing is T shape in design and has a rear facing window, a built-in storage and doors to each of the rooms.

BEDROOM ONE 4.02m X 3.69m (13ft2 x 12ft1)

This lovely sized main bedroom has an interesting side Bay projection which gives a different character and helps bring in the maximum amount of natural light.

BEDROOM TWO 3.18m X 2.76m (10ft5 x 9ft1)

With a window facing the front this bedroom enjoys good natural light and there are access points to the eaves. It`s also worth noting this bedroom adjoins one of the two first floor shower rooms.

BEDROOM THREE 2.74m X 2.36m (9ft x 7ft9)

Currently used as a dressing room this room has windows looking out to both sides of the rear room, it has fitted mirror fronted wardrobes to either side of the door that leads into the en-suite shower room.


This fully tiled, modern fitted shower room with a heated towel rail, inset down lighters and feature inset LED marker lighting to lower levels of the tiled walls has a white suite comprising a shower cubicle, low-level WC and a pedestal wash basin.


This second shower room has a front facing window and a fitted suite comprising of a shower cubicle, a low-level WC and an inset wash basin with inset spotlights above.


To the front of the house is an established garden area that incorporates a pathway with a walk through canopy to the front door and parking for 2 vehicles

The rear garden measures approx. 25m in depth and commencing a raised decked area, to one side is a purpose-built barbecue while to the other is a detached outbuilding. The immediate garden area has is lawn with an adjoining fishpond, in addition there is a raised shrub bed and pathway which also leads to another `secret garden area` which is approached by wood sleeper steps and where there is a tailor-made playhouse/decorative shed. To the rear of the garden are gates which give access to a rear parking area/storage yard.

OUTBUILDING/OFFICE 4.9 m x 2.16 m (16ft1 x 7ft1)

Offering a choice of use this insulated building with power and light connected has PVC windows looking onto the deck, an entrance door and fitted workspace areas together with storage.


There are two adjoining workshops, the first 5.14m x 4.31m with vaulted ceiling and corrugated roof panels has power and light connected double doors then give access to an additional workshop/store 4.35m x 3.48m which adjoins the rear driveway and could provide parking covered parking if required.

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.


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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