The Grove, Billericay

Guide Price £1,399,000 - New Instruction


  • One of Billericay's Most Desirable Tree Lined Residential Turnings
  • Two Bedroom Suites both with Dressing Rooms
  • Living Room With Bi Folding Doors to the Garden and Fireplace With Log Burner
  • Rear Garden With Southerly Aspect and Detached Cabin
  • No Onward Chain
  • Five Bedrooms and Four Bathrooms
  • Kitchen Diner Family Room With Bi Folding Doors to the Garden
  • Attached Garage With Adjoining Utility Room Giving The Opportunity for Annexe Conversion
  • Close to Mayflower and Buttsbury Schools Plus only 1 Mile From The Train Station

Sitting within one of Billericay's most desirable tree lined residential turnings, this five bedroom detached house, with over 2800sqft accommodation offers the standard of finish expected to be in a prestige home.

It's fair to say on paper, this home pretty much has it all. With accommodation enjoying wonderful Sash windows divided over three floors, there is certainly ample space for a family to spread out. The five bedrooms are all generous double rooms, three of these have their own en-suite bath or shower room and two also have en-suite dressing rooms. The two bedrooms located on the top floor share a bathroom between them.

It's also worth noting the main bedroom suite in this house also has a separate adjoining room which has in the past been used as a nursery and a gym but could also be fitted out to create a fantastic walk-in dressing room.

The ground floor living space of this house is equally generous and enjoys the stylish features that help give a special edge to a home.

The reception hall showcases the Oak architrave, the modern Mexicano doors and Oak staircase with glass balustrade infills. Directly off this hallway and in addition to the downstairs loo, you have two good size reception rooms one of which has bi folding doors, a lantern roof and a log burner.

The main focal point of this property has to be the kitchen diner family room, with exceptionally generous sizes this modern looking space provides a nice hub for the family to congregate within. You will notice from the photos this room also has bi folding doors onto the garden which in turn affords a glorious southerly aspect.

It's also worth noting the attached garage adjoins the utility room of this house and could, subject to building regulations be converted into a self-contained annex. You will also notice there is a Cabin in the garden, not only is this quite a recent addition but with it having power and light connected it could make the ideal work from home, detached home office with views of the garden!

'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.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


RECEPTION HALL 5.9 m x 3.27 m reducing to 1.21 m (19'4 x 10'7)

With coconut matting to entrance area plus grey vinyl flooring, inset downlighters, oak Architrave, doors and staircase which features glass enclosures, there is a lovely modern feel as you step into this home.

For convenience, there are two large storage cupboards ideal for coats and shoe storage plus Oak Mexicana doors open to each of the reception rooms, the cloakroom and of course the kitchen/family room.


SITTING ROOM 4.53 m x 3.11 m (14'8 x 10'2)

With windows to both the front and side of the house this carpeted room is naturally bright and is that essential spare room that will have the ability to adapt as family dynamics demand.


CLOAKROOM

The surprisingly large cloakroom is stylishly presented, it has inset downlighters, polished white floor tiles and complimentary tiling to 2 walls.

There is a white suite which consists of a push button WC and vanity unit with a wash basin mixer tap.


LIVING ROOM 5.93 m x 4.11 m (19'5 x 13'5)

Enjoying a lantern roof, a feature fireplace with wood burner and bi-folding doors to the rear patio, one could say this living room has it all!


KITCHEN DINER FAMILY ROOM

KITCHEN DINING AREA 6.65 m > 6.8m max x 5.9 m (21'8 > 22'3 max x 19'3) plus FAMILY SITTING AREA 3.6m x 3.5 (11'8 x 11'5)

This much desired family space with inset downlighters, is also naturally spacious and light thanks to the well-chosen cabinets that are complemented by white gloss Porcelain tile floor, white quartz worktops, upstands and an eye-catching curved island unit.

There is a combination of coloured kitchen cabinets which incorporate extensive storage including a good selection of pan draws. Built within these cabinets is a larder fridge and separate freezer, an integrated full-size wine cooler, twin Smeg ovens, a Smeg induction hob with cooker hood and an eye level Smeg Microwave.

Sitting central within this dual aspect room is the curved island unit, this not only provides good workspace but is also the perfect hub for families to interact.

Adjacent to the island and running alongside the bi folding doors is the designated space for what could be a 10 or 12 seater dining table, while tucked away on the other side is a recessed sitting area ideal for two sofas and a tv.

From the kitchen a door then leads into the utility room.


UTILITY ROOM 3.2 x 1.86 m (10'5 x 6'1)

This utility with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, shares the same style units and quartz worktops as the kitchen and so with a continuation of the porcelain tile floor there is synergy running between these two areas.

From here there is a door to the garden.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

The open stairwell and glass enclosures gives a good feeling of space to this landing area which in turn continues to the second floor and has doors opening to the first three of the five double bedrooms.


BEDROOM ONE 5.27 m > 4.68 m x 4.17m (17'3 > 15'4 x 13'7)

This main suite with a window overlooking the garden has an adjoining WALK IN DRESSING ROOM 2.5m x 1.82m with front facing window, inset down lighters and fitted hanging rails.

From the main bedroom area there is also a door to a larger dressing room/nursery and an en-suite bathroom.

SECOND ENSUITE DRESSING ROOM/NURSERY 5.57 m x 3.3 m (18'3 x 10'8)

This adjoining room with vaulted ceiling and two rear skylight windows provides the perfect to be used as walk in dressing room or alternatively it could also be used a nursery or even a gym.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM

This smartly tiled bathroom with underfloor heating, inset downlighters and a chrome towel rail, has been stylishly finished using a quality four piece fitted Villeroy and Boch suite.

Featuring a double ended bath with a central tap, this bathroom also has a pushbutton WC, a vanity basin with mixer taps and courtesy mirror plus a walk-in shower with matching wall mounted tap furniture.


BEDROOM TWO 4.04 m x 3.96 m (13'3 x 12'10)

With its own walk-in ensuite dressing room and ensuite shower room, this rear facing bedroom for all intent and purposes could be another master suite.

DRESSING ROOM 2.02m x 1.92m (6'6 x 6'3)

Hanging rails are fitted to both sides and there is a handy waist height shelf plus inset downlighters.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

The high gloss porcelain tiles to the floor and walls immediately create a sleek impression. The white suite comprises a pushbutton WC, a vanity unit with pull-out drawer and a basin with mixer taps. In addition, there is a walk-in shower with a low profile shower tray and wall mounted furniture.


BEDROOM THREE 4.74 m x 3.18 m (15'5 x 10'4)

This front facing bedroom again has two built-in double wardrobes and its own ensuite shower room.


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

This shower room has a wood effect tiled floor and complimentary polished porcelain tiled walls. The three-piece white suite consists of a pushbutton WC, a vanity unit with basin and a corner shower unit.


SECOND FLOOR LANDING

The second-floor landing gives this house plenty of easy access storage, there are two built-in double storage cupboards, as well as a walk in the airing cupboard which houses the pressurised water system and the Glowworm boiler.


BEDROOM FOUR 4.68 m x 3.66 m (15'4 x 12')

This fourth bedroom features a triangular glazed window together with two skylight windows. There is also inset down lighters to the ceiling and eaves storage.


BEDROOM FIVE 3.97 m x 3.29 m (13' x 10'8)

As you can tell from the measurements this is again a generous double bedroom and in addition to inset down lighters, this one also features the triangular glazed window, a skylight window and eaves storage.


BATHROOM

This bathroom follows the same theme as the others in the house, it features polished porcelain tiles and a white suite which consists of a pushbutton WC, a vanity unit with basin and mixer taps and a panel enclosed bath with wall mounted tap furniture and a separate shower over with glass screen.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

The front of the property has been block paved to provide easy parking and access to both the front door and the attached garage.


GARAGE 5.84 m x 2.9 m (19'2 x 9'5)

This garage has power and light connected, it can be accessed via either the electronically controlled roller door to the front or a personal door via the rear of the property.


REAR GARDEN

This garden measures approximately 50' deep and spans the entire width of the house, it enjoys a southerly direction and therefore the patio areas afford the majority of the day's sunshine.


To one side is a SUMMER HOUSE/CABIN 5.2 m x 2.9 m (17' x 9'5)

In addition to windows and double doors opening to the garden, this detached cabin has power and light connected and could if required, be utilised as a home office.



Council Tax
Basildon Council, Band G

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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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