Trafalgar Way, Billericay

Price £212,500 - Available


Being larger than the average apartment these `Coachhouse` maisonettes are a popular choice of home amongst both first time and investment buyers, in addition there no service charges just a yearly ground rent charge of £300 which is paid up until April 2020.

This particular apartment also has an extended lease and a newly fitted Combi boiler serving the gas radiator central heating and hot water system. Being a maisonette not only do you have your own entrance door but with this one you also have both an entrance porch and ground floor hallway area that not only gives excellent security but access to the stairway and landing area.

The dual aspect lounge is another popular feature of these apartments and this one with wood style laminate flooring is Open Plan to the kitchen and has a pleasant rear aspect overlooking neighbouring gardens.

As you will see from the photos the property is approached via a path and the outside covered area has been enclosed by iron gates to ensure this and the neighbouring properties have that secure feeling.


ENTRANCE PORCH
This entrance porch addition with a large built-in storage cupboard housing meters, provides a useful area for outdoor essentials that you want to keep safe while giving an extra level security to the apartment.

ENTRANCE HALLWAY

This carpeted entrance gives an ideal space for welcoming guests, there is a wide staircase with feature brass stair rods leading up to the first floor landing.

LANDING

Two front facing windows bring natural light into this landing area where there is a large built-in double storage cupboard and a door giving access to the lounge.

LOUNGE 4.85 m x 3.18 m ( 16` x 10`5 )

The lounge in these `coachhouse apartments` is a popular feature, this one with two windows facing the front and a large window to the rear has wood style laminate flooring and the mock fire surround gives a focal point. There is access to an additional inner hall and there is an arch to give an open plan access to the kitchen.

KITCHEN 3.23 m > to 2.05 m x 2.55 m ( 10`7 > 6`9 x 8`4 )

Fitted with white fronted units, this rear facing kitchen with a white tiled floor has rolled edge work surfaces, an inset sink unit and spaces for a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer. There is also a fitted built-in electric oven, which is due to be replaced and an electric hob. A wall mounted ideal Combi boiler services the central heating and hot water. We are told this boiler is just two years old and therefore has three years left on its warranty. Documentation to be obtained.

INNER HALL

Another front facing window brings natural light into this small but usual hallway which has an access point to the loft, ensures there is privacy for the bath and bedroom area.

BEDROOM 3.08 m x 2.98 m ( 10`1 x 9`9 )

This rear facing bedroom with two windows looking out over adjoining gardens, has range of fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes, dressing table area, drawer units and bedside cabinets.

BATHROOM

Fitted with a three-piece white suite, this tiled bathroom with a front facing window, has a wash basin with mixer taps, a low-level WC and a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps and shower attachment.

OUTSIDE

FRONT

Immediately outside the front door is an enclosed area which just serves this and the neighbouring properties.

PARKING

There is allocated parking together with visitor spaces in adjoining carpark details of the specific spaces will be identified within the deeds.

LEASE DETAILS

This apartment had the lease extended to 99 years in 2015 therefore there are now approximately 95 years remaining. We were told the ground rent is £300 per annum and this has been paid up until April 2020. We are advised there are no further maintenance or service charges to pay.


Notice
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.
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