- Appearances can be deceiving!
- Very contemporary interior, the accommodation spread over three floors (4 split-level floors)
- 20ft Conservatory with bi-folding doors bringing the outside in during the summer months
- Beautiful Walnut effect and Granite Kitchen/Breakfast Room with a host of appliances
- 3 gorgeous Bathrooms (2 Ensuites and a main Family Bathroom)
- This stylish modern chalet is in fact a spacious 4 bedroom (all doubles) Detached Home of 2,377sq ft
- 22ft Lounge with 2 sets of Double Doors opening out to the Conservatory
- Further receptions comprise Dining Room, further Sun Lounge/Family Area and a Study
- Utility Room with adjacent ground floor Cloakroom/WC
- Sunny 60ft South-west facing Garden
Appearances can be deceiving.
What looks like a stylish modern chalet style bungalow from the front, is in fact a spacious luxury Home of 2,377sq ft covering three floors with a very contemporary interior.
Enjoying a sunny South-West facing Garden of some 60ft, the property is situated in a pleasant non-estate road dating back to the 1920`s and is perfect for the commuter too, being just 0.8 mile from the Mainline Railway Station using the Daines Road/Crown Road short-cut.
Local shops are only a few minutes` walk away and Sunnymede Infants & Juniors School, with their good OFSTED ratings, are literally just around the corner.
Inside embraces a mix of open plan living with split level design, to produce a very modern yet very practical space. Walking in you see the merging of the Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast area, Dining Area and an almost Atrium style Sun Lounge with an aesthetic centrepiece Oak and Chrome staircase leading down to the 22ft full width Lounge with 2 sets of Double Doors opening to the Conservatory, and stairs ascending to the two principle Bedrooms - both with Ensuites.
The Staircase continues up the top floor, housing another two large double bedrooms, served by a rather swish Bathroom.
The Garage at nearly 10ft wide provides plenty of extra storage in addition to the family car and the property also boasts underfloor heating throughout.
The hall opens into a huge living area encompassing the Kitchen/Breakfast room, Dining area, Atrium style Sun Lounge and the circulation areas between, giving a real sense of space.
A cupboard by the front door provides useful storage and houses the wall mounted alarm pad.
Although Open Plan, we will zone the areas for descriptive purposes:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST AREA 18ft 5` x 10ft (5.6m x 3m)
Black Granite topped, Walnut effect cabinetry gives a classy black and brown combo, with the units incorporating a pull-out larder and breakfast bar.
A host of appliances to include a Bosch Induction Hob with a feature CDA angled Extractor Hood above, a Double Oven/Grill, CDA Steam Oven and a Zanussi built-in Microwave. In addition, there is an integrated Hotpoint Dishwasher and a wide recess suitable for an American style food centre.
Finishing touches include a Smeg undermounted sink, inset downlighting (as found in many of the rooms), provision for a wall mounted television and attractive ceramic tiling which extends throughout this and the lower level, kept warm underfoot during the winter months courtesy of the underfloor heating.
DINING AREA. 12ft 10" Max x 9ft 8" (3.9m x 2.8m)
With plenty of room for a good size table and chairs and sideboard etc.
SUN LOUNGE. 11ft 2` x 8ft 8` (3.4m x 2.6m)
Originally an inner courtyard which has been turned into a much more user friendly and very pleasant place to relax, or for the children to play in whilst you are in the kitchen.
A stylish and contemporary split-level oak and chrome staircase leads down to the lounge and further living space, and up to the sleeping quarters.
LOWER INNER LOBBY
With the study on the left, utility on the right, and ahead leading into the lounge.
LOUNGE. 22ft x 14ft 10" (6.7m x 4.5m)
A spacious main Living Room with two sets of double doors, both with adjacent full height side windows, opening through to the conservatory.
Between the two sets of doors is a projection, presently housing a wall mounted television, which we think could house an Uber-modern, three-sided fireplace nicely.
CONSERVATORY. 20ft 6" x 8ft 10" (6.3m x 2.7m)
With underfloor heating making this a beautiful all-year-round living space, this large glass extension has almost full width, bi-folding doors that really bring the outside in, seamlessly connecting with the garden outside.
STUDY. 8ft 9` x 8ft 8` (2.7m x 2.6m)
With a high-level window, this good size home office with its underfloor heating is a cosy place to work from home.
UTILITY ROOM (6ft x 5ft 4" (1.8m x 1.6m)
With an external door to the sidewalk, the utility room has a run of units along one wall incorporating spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer, in addition to an inset sink.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Fitted with a white cloakroom suite.
Stairs from the Hall`s end ascending to:
1st FLOOR LANDING.
Leading to the two principle bedrooms and with a further flight of stairs up to the further bedrooms and main Bathroom.
MASTER BEDROOM 14ft 10" x 12ft (4.5m x 3.7m)
A lovely, well lit room with the eyes drawn to the set of double doors and adjacent to full height side-light window, which floods in lots of light and opens out to the Juliet balcony, itself enjoying a pleasant outlook over the garden. Even more light is provided by a further side facing window.
Maximising space, floor-to-ceiling wardrobes finished in a warm Walnut effect, provide great clothes storage.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 8ft 8" x 8ft 7" max (2.6m x 2.6m).
This huge Ensuite bathroom has both a bath Double Ended Bath with mixer tap and a separate hand shower and a separate walk-in Shower.
The wall hung WC features a neat concealed cistern and the white gloss, wall hung Vanity unit incorporates storage within the drawer below and mirrored bathroom cabinet above.
Travertine style ceramic tiling to the walls and floor provides warmth and character and the front facing window natural light.
BEDROOM TWO 14ft 10" x 9ft 6" (4.5m x 2.9m)
Another generous size rear bedroom with its own Ensuite Shower Room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8ft 2" x 6ft (2.5m x 1.8m)
This, the second Ensuite, is also stylish and modern having a white semi pedestal basin, close coupled WC and shower cubicle.
Finishing specification includes travertine effect tiling, a chrome towel radiator and a side facing window for natural daylight.
TOP FLOOR LANDING
This long corridor has a wide window on the right pouring in light and two built-in cupboards.
The first cupboard houses the manifolds for the underfloor heating and the second cupboard, storage for towels and linen etc.
BEDROOM THREE 15ft x 11ft 2" max (4.6m x 3.4m)
This large double bedroom is well lit, having light pouring both in the skylight window and through the further side facing window.
Twin double doors opening to eaves storage and fitted wardrobes run along the right wall, providing great storage.
BEDROOM FOUR 14ft 10" x 10ft 4" (4.5m x 3.1m)
Yet another great size double bedroom, this one also well-lit having a front facing skylight window and a further rear facing window.
Like bedroom three, this also has twin double doors opening to eaves storage.
BATHROOM 11ft 10" x 7ft (3.6m x 2.1m)
This rather swish, designer style bathroom has both a full-size Spa Bath as well as a large luxury Shower Enclosure with a Rainfall showerhead and body jets.
A white semi pedestal basin matches the back to wall WC, with this on trend bathroom further appointed with very attractive tiling to the walls and floor, and a tall chrome towel radiator.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The block paved drive provides off-road parking in addition to the garage.
INTEGRAL GARAGE 16ft 6" x 9ft 10" (5m x 3m)
With a roller shutter door which opens vertically and therefore requires very little space inside the garage, in turn providing the ability to park right up to the garage door.
At the back of the garage is the Vaillant combination boiler and Pullin ‘Evolution` hot water cylinder.
South-west facing, the 60ft garden has a paved patio, main lawn and further decked area at the rear with a large summer house.
You may also be interested to know that the Seller currently has their Gas and Electric with OVO, they pay approx. £100 a month but inform us they never use it all and tend to have a little savings pot with them!
ABOUT THE AREA - SUNNYMEDE
The Sunnymede neighbourhood is one of the oldest in the town, with some of the roads dating back to beginning of the 1900`s. The area then was surrounded by farmland.
The `Sunnymede Estate` was built in the 1920`s/30`s, comprising a number of detached bungalows and Houses, many of which still remain, with further expansion coming in the 1950`s, when the London Borough of Waltham Forest built about 650 properties as overspill housing for London residents (known locally as the `Outwood Common Estate`) along with Sunnymede School. The majority of these houses are now privately owned.
Then in the late 1960`s and 1970`s a huge number of houses were built, mainly semi-detached houses, which filled the gap between Sunnymede and the Town Centre. So Sunnymede as an area and school catchment then extended up to the top of Hillside Road and across to the Cloisters (a 1960`s development) and Jacksons Lane.
Note: From the top of Hillside, you have a panoramic view of the south-east area and the countryside beyond.
The area has a small parade of 1960s built shops on Meadow Rise, the centerpiece here being a very popular Tesco Express Convenience Store. Outwood Common itself also has a set of shops which is handy for parents collecting the kids from the school nearby and another small convenience store is to found on the corner of Prince Edward Road and Greens Farm Lane.
The local Infants and Junior Schools - both called Sunnymede - have good OFSTED reports and are both on the same grounds.
Most children here now go on up to Billericay School which is a highly regarded academy secondary school and sixth form college with a `Good` OFSTED rating.
Using the short cut through Daines Road and Crown Road makes the station walkable for most people in the area, even those coming from the other side of Outwood Common.
There a are a number of bus stops throughout the area, providing easy access to the station, town centre and surrounding towns.
Sunnymede is bordered by countryside which includes166 acres of Norsey Woods and 90 acres of ancient meadow known as Mill Meadows.
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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.