- 4 Bedroom Detached Executive House with a Detached Double Garage in a hugely sought after road
- The 20ft x 17ft Garage has a high pitched tile roof which a previous owner has turned into a Loft
- 20ft Lounge, 12ft Dining Room & 13ft Sitting Room & 19ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- 1 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Just a 1 minute dash to Mayflower School or 0.5 mile to Buttsbury Infants & Junior Schools
- Huge potential to remodel or enlarge, we think a large side extension the obvious route
- 4 Car Drive with potential for more, as there is a large front lawn
- Ground floor WC Room in addition to an Ensuite Shower Room off the Master Bedrm & the main Bathroom
- 1 Mile to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
- 2-3 minute walk to local shops one way, Norsey Woods the other
Sitting amidst a good size plot gazing down and situated on, one of Billericay's most desirable tree lined residential turnings, this 4 Bedroom Detached House, with its detached Double Garage, offers huge potential to remodel or enlarge.
'The Grove' is a scenic, first class street in we think, the prettiest in the neighbourhood, and enjoys a most convenient location with the Mainline Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes) and the High Street (with its central Waitrose Store) just 1 mile away, local shops on Stock Road a 2-3 minute stroll, Mayflower Secondary School a 1 minute dash for the older kids, Buttsbury Infants & Junior Schools 0.5 mile and a gated entrance to Norsey Woods is just a 2 minute amble through the little known footpath at the top of the road, taking you out into Juniper Close, itself off Norsey Road.
The 4-Car Drive leads up the 20ft x 17ft Double Garage, which has a tall pitch tiled roof, high enough for you to stand in, hence it has been turned into an 'Attic' - scope for a Studio room up there we wonder?
Inside, the large Hall gives a great first impression of the family friendly space this house provides and leads off to a 19ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room , 12ft Dining room, a surprisingly large ground floor wc and the 20ft Lounge with a feature Limestone Fireplace, plus an arch going though into a separate 13ft Sitting Room. The staircase sweeps up, past the 6ft+ high feature window, to the light and bright Landing, which then leads off to the four double bedrooms and the main Bathroom plus, the 17ft Master Bedroom has its own Ensuite Shower Room.
The 66ft wide Rear Garden has been well looked after and has a large paved patio for a table and chair set.
HALL 11ft x 8ft 6' min
A nice size hallway with a useful understairs storage cupboard housing a modern electrical consumer unit.
CLOAKROOM 7ft 9' x 4ft 1'
A surprisingly large WC room with the white Vanity unit giving storage below.
The rear facing obscure glass window provides plenty of natural daylight.
LOUNGE 19ft 7' x 11ft 6'
Nearly 5 feet tall, the front facing window provides an abundance of light, with the focal point the attractive Portuguese Limestone Fireplace with its inset gas fire.
A wide arch leads through to the sitting room extension beyond.
SITTING ROOM 13ft 5' x 9ft
A light filled extension, having both a rear facing window and a large UPVC double glazed door with an accompanying full height sidelight window opening out to the garden.
DINING ROOM 12ft 3' x 11ft 5'
Another dual aspect, sunny and light room, this one enjoying the very pleasant outlook down 'The Grove', dotted with its established trees.
KITCHEN 19ft x 7ft 8'
Fitted with warm pale yellow Shaker style 'wood grain' finish Shaker style units topped with wood block effect worktops and incorporating a Gas Hob with a Canopied Extractor above, a split level Double Oven/Grill, integrated Fridge/Freezer and recesses for both a washing machine and dishwasher.
The elegant white ceramic 1.5 bowl sink is accompanied by a swan neck mixer tap and sits below the wide rear facing window, with further light coming through the part glazed external door which features a sleek integrated blind.
Fitted within one of the matching units is the modern gas fired boiler.
Return staircase rising to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
The 6ft 7' high front facing window on the Half Landing floods the Stairwell and Landing with light, the ceiling hatch provides access to the loft and an internal door opens to reveal the airing cupboard.
MASTER BEDROOM 16ft 10' x 11ft 6' narrowing to 9ft 6'
A lovely size rear bedroom with two double built-in wardrobes and its own private Ensuite shower room.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 7ft 8' x 5ft 5'
A spacious shower room with a front facing window, fully tiled with attractive ceramics and complimenting slip-resistant flooring.
The white gloss vanity unit incorporates storage below and the tall contemporary style chrome towel radiator and inset downlighting, provide the finishing touch.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 6' x 9ft 9'
A tastefully presented front bedroom with the feature wallpapered wall adding a splash of colour and blending well with the soft underfoot deep pile grey carpet.
A wide built-in wardrobe with sliding doors, one mirrored, provides super storage.
BEDROOM THREE 11ft x 9ft 9' narrowing to 7ft 9'
Another front bedroom, currently used as a fine size Study and with a built-in wardrobe with sliding doors.
BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 9' narrowing to 8ft 1' x 9ft 6'
This rear facing bedroom has a large 4ft 2' x 2ft 8' recess for a large freestanding wardrobe, or perhaps for you to put in a built-in wardrobe to maximise the space?
BATHROOM 7ft 1' x 6ft 3'
In need of updating but very clean and fully functional.
Louvred doors within the vanity unit open to reveal plenty of storage below the basin and the bath has mixer taps and a shower attachment.
The rear facing window provides plenty of natural daylight.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The property enjoys a prominent, slightly elevated setting, looking down this lovely road.
Immediately in front of the house is the large front lawn with a central flowerbed and an established oak tree, which along with the others in the street, give the road its character.
Adjacent to the lawn is a double width and double length block paved Drive, leading up to the Detached Double Garage.
GARAGE 20ft x 17ft 7'
A generous sized garage with a remote controlled electric up and over door, a rear window, courtesy door and both lighting and power.
The tall pitched roof allowed for the previous owner to create a useful additional Loft Store, with a sturdy, hand built ladder running up the side wall for access.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN
Although not necessarily very long, the rear garden is very wide, as it goes behind the detached garage and on another 6 feet there - 66ft in all.
A nice size paved patio gives plenty of room for a patio set with the balance mainly laid to lawn with well-stocked borders.
Going behind the garage and round, you are greeted with a 6ft+ side area, where there is a secluded greenhouse.
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.
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.