- Large 3 Bedroom (all big doubles) Detached House with Detached Double Garage
- Very convenient location, close to the High Street (8 minute walk)
- Open countryside just 250m up the road
- Long Hall with downstairs WC and gorgeous porcelain flooring extending throughout the ground floor
- 'Hutton' fitted Kitchen with Shaker style units, Granite worktops and a Range Cooker
- Private development of just two houses built in 2004
- 0.7 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- 10 minute walk from Quilters Infants & Junior Schools, both with Outstanding OFSTED Reports
- 19ft Lounge with French Doors opening out to the private Garden and big sep Dining Room
- Two large Bathrooms (Ensuite Bathroom and Main Bathroom)
Situated within a private development of just two detached houses built in 2004, this 3 Bedroom Detached House also boasts a Detached Double Garage for secure parking and a very convenient location, the High Street is an short 8 minute stroll up London Road, the 18 acres of Sun Corner's green open space is even closer - a 3 minute walk, and for the City Commuter, Billericay Mianline Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes) is an easy walk too at 0.7 mile.
If education is important, families may like to know that the property falls within the 'Outstanding' rated Quilters Infants & Juniors School Priority catchment area - a 10 minute walk, with Billericay School only a bit further at 15 minutes.
The property itself has a long Hall with the gorgeous porcelain floor tiling extending on throughout all of the ground floor, a downstairs WC Room, 19ft Lounge across the back with French Doors opening to the private Garden, good size separate Dining Room, Cream Shaker 'Hutton' Kitchen with Granite worktops and a Range Cooker, 3 very large double bedrooms, a full Ensuite Bathroom to the Master Bedroom and a second even larger Main Bathroom too.
18ft long, the already good size Hall opens up at the end where the stairs rise up to the first floor accommodation and there is a useful understairs storage cupboard housing the electrical consumer unit.
Attractive stone effect porcelain tiling runs through the Hall and extends into all the ground floor accommodation.
Looking up, we see a smooth plastered ceiling finished with elegant cornice and inset downlighting, as found throughout the home.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 1.8m x 1m (6ft x 3ft 5')
Fully tiled and fitted with a white Villeroy & Boch cloakroom suite.
Plenty of light flows in through the window over the basin.
LOUNGE 5.9m x 3m (19ft 4' x 10ft)
Dual aspect and well lit courtesy of windows to both the rear and side, along with a set of French doors which open out to the Garden.
Inset within the Fireplace is an electric woodburning effect Stove (the chimney appears to be fully intact and we spotted a capped off gas point in the top right hand corner too, giving the potential for a woodburning stove or a gas fireplace to be installed if desired) and blinds have been fitted to the two windows.
DINING ROOM 3.7m x 3m (12ft x 9ft 8')
A very good size dining room with lots of light flowing in through the large window, itself with a fitted blind.
KITCHEN (4.3m x 2.74m (14ft 2' x 9)
Fitted with a range of Cream Shaker style kitchen units by Hutton Kitchens, topped with Granite worktops which incorporate a 2/3 seater Breakfast Bar.
The black Cookmaster CK90F232C 90cm Dual Fuel Range Cooker will be remaining and sits below a large stainless steel and glass Chimney style Extractor Hood.
There is also a host of integrated appliances, these comprising a Siemens Fridge/Freezer, Bosch Dishwasher, Tumble Dryer and a Washing Machine.
Hidden within one of the matching eye level cupboards is the Vaillant ecoTEC plus 618 Gas Boiler which along with the hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard upstairs, serves the gas central heating via radiators and hot water, plus plenty of light comes through the side facing window and part glazed external door, opening to the sidewalk.
Stairs from Hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
A nice size landing and well it too, from the 1.3m (4ft 3') tall window on the stairwell, which throws the light across and onto the landing.
Looking up, we see the loft hatch accessing the attic space and the airing cupboard houses the 'Ideal' hot water cylinder.
MASTER BEDROOM 4m x 3.7m (13ft x 12ft)
This well proportioned front bedroom has its own private ensuite Bathroom.
ENSUITE BATHROOM 2.6m x 1.85m (8ft 6' x 6ft 1')
The measurements exclude the recessed shower cubicle which features a 'Rain' showerhead and a separate handset too.
Relax in the free standing Bath, finished with chunky chrome legs and complimented by a wide semi-pedestal basin and the adjacent close coupled WC.
The bathroom is fully tiled with white ceramics, finished with a black mosaic dado and with finishing touches including a shaver socket, extractor fan and tall chrome towel radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 4m x 3m (13ft 1' x 9ft 8')
Another really good size double bedroom. This one to the rear and nicely decorated with chalky blue walls complementing the white ceiling and woodwork.
BEDROOM THREE 3m x 2.8m (10ft x 9ft 3')
Another double bedroom, this one also to the rear
BATHROOM 2.6m x 1.9m (8ft 6' x 6ft 3')
A spacious bathroom fitted with a white suite, the noticeably big wide bath having a pull-out shower attachment.
For the ceramics, there's a close coupled WC and a semi-pedestal Vernon Tutbury basin, all of which is complimented by 'mint' and white wall tiling and white floor tiling.
The obscure glazed window brings in plenty of natural light and there is also a tall chrome towel radiator.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
A very wide, block paved private Drive provides access to the garages for both properties.
(The detached garage was initially designed as a 2-Car Cart lodge to provide the parking but we understand the original developer changed it to a more secure garage. An additional third space has been created between the garage and the main house for a small car).
EXTERIOR - GARDEN
The full width paved patio provides plenty of space for alfresco dining and entertaining, with the balance laid to lawn.
The 6ft+ rear brick wall and various tall shrubs and bushes along with the fences either side give a good degree of screening.
There is gated pedestrian access on one side with a useful outside tap, and to the other side of the house is a useful tool shed, tucked out of the way there.
Basildon Council, Band F
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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.