- Detached Family Home in prime location in an exclusive cul-de-sac just 350 yds from the Town Centre
- 0.6 mile stroll through the High Street to the Railway Station the other end
- 2 minute walk to Billericay School: a sought after academy secondary school and sixth form college
- 17ft Lounge and separate Dining Room with double doors between for open plan social gatherings
- Stylish silver & grey Kitchen units with built-in appliances and Breakfast Bar
- A pleasant turning opposite Mill Meadows Nature Reserve
- Catchment area for Quilters Infants & Junior schools, both with their "Outstanding" OFSTED report.
- 4 Double Bedrooms with an Ensuite to the Master Bedroom as well as the main Bathroom
- Ground floor WC room off the Hall which has parquet flooring extending to the lounge & dining room
- Gas Central Heating via radiators, double glazing, 3 car Drive & wide Garage
This 4 Bedroom Detached Family Home is situated in a prime location, within an exclusive cul-de-sac just 350 yards from the Town Centre. At the other end of the High Street is the Railway Station, giving City access in just 35 minutes, and opposite Weir Wynd is the Mill Meadows Nature Reserve, giving the area an almost semi-rural appeal. Weir Wynd falls within the Quilters School catchment and is also just a couple of minutes` walk from Billericay School too.
Features of this property include a 3 car Drive, in addition to the integral wider than average Garage, Parquet wood block flooring in the Hall, 17ft Lounge with Fireplace and the well-lit Dining Room which has double doors opening out to the garden, fitted Kitchen with well-designed storage and built-in appliances, a ground floor Cloakroom, Ensuite to the Master Bedroom and a refitted Bathroom too.
Outside, a beautifully maintained `Blue Fir` provides the centrepiece of the Garden, which has been nicely landscaped and extends round to the side, a 29ft max wide area, currently patio and offering the clear potential to enlarge the property further if desired (subject of course to local authority approval).
A nice size entrance hall featuring Parquet flooring, its attractive geometric mosaic of wood extending into the Lounge & Dining Room.
A large understairs cupboard provides useful storage and the smooth plastered ceiling has ornate decorative coving.
Refitted with a white two-piece suite comprising a back-to-wall WC with concealed basin and a corner White Gloss Vanity unit.
Grey wood effect vinyl flooring compliments the light and dark grey tiled walls, with there also a chrome towel radiator and a front facing obscure glass window.
LOUNGE 16ft 9` x 11ft 10` (5.11m x 3.61m)
Over 7ft wide, the large Bay window floods in light, with the focal point of this room, the Marble effect Fireplace with its inset electric fire.
DINING ROOM 11ft 10` x 10ft 5` (3.61m x 3.17m)
Another bright room courtesy of wide glazing incorporating a central set of double-glazed double doors with full height accompanying windows either side, opening out to the rear patio.
Between the lounge and dining room, a set of glazed double bi-fold doors can be opened, to create a larger gathering area.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14ft 10` x 8ft 10` (4.52m x 2.69m)
Fitted with a modern range of Grey kitchen units, the doors and drawer fronts having a pleasant silver textured, contemporary style finish.
These are topped with attractive grey worktops incorporating an inset composite sink and spaces for a Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Dishwasher and American-style fridge freezer.
There is a built-in NEFF 5-ring Gas Hob with a stainless-steel Chimney Extractor Fan above, along with a multifunction Double Oven and a built-in Microwave.
A clever unit incorporates a breakfast bar with twin full height pull-out larders behind, maximising space.
Inset within a matching eye level cupboard is the Glow Worm Micron Gas Boiler, a part glazed external door leads out to the sidewalk, the smooth plastered ceiling has inset downlighting and the rear window enjoys a pleasant outlook over the garden and the historic `Lockers Hall` behind.
1st FLOOR LANDING
A big window on the half landing bathes the staircase in light, with up on the main Landing, access to the loft; which we understand is part boarded with a loft ladder.
MASTER BEDROOM 16ft x 12ft (4.88m x 3.66m)
This large principal bedroom is well lit courtesy of the large front facing window and a further side facing window.
An extensive range of fitted furniture provides super storage and this room also benefits from its own private Ensuite.
ENSUITE 6ft x 4ft 5` (1.83m x 1.35m)
The measurements exclude the shower cubicle recess, with the balance of the suite a fitted Combination Unit in Matt White with a back-to-wall WC (the cistern concealed within the cabinet) and a sleek Corian® worktop, incorporating the Basin
Finishing specification includes attractive ceramic wall tiling, a towel radiator and downlighting inset within the smooth plastered ceiling.
BEDROOM TWO 12ft x 11ft 3` (3.66m x 3.43m)
This well-proportioned double bedroom is dual aspect, having both rear and side facing windows, along with new grey carpet and the contemporary style freestanding wardrobes which can remain, these having grey glass fronted sliding doors and with plenty of space inside incorporating shelving and drawers.
BEDROOM THREE 14ft 9` x 7ft 10` (4.5m x 2.39m)
The measurements include two large built-in double wardrobes at the far end, both with double cupboards above and one the airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
This rear bedroom also has new grey carpet.
BEDROOM FOUR 11ft x 8ft 10` (3.35m x 2.69m)
Yet another double bedroom, this rear one with new grey carpet and also with the freestanding existing modern wardrobe set to remain.
BATHROOM 7ft 8` x 5ft 6` (2.34m x 1.68m)
An attractive modern bathroom incorporating a white gloss combination unit incorporating a back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern and a semi-recessed basin.
There is a matching eye level cupboard and the Bath has a separate shower over featuring an overhead rainfall top showerhead and a separate handset too for extra flexibility.
The grey wood effect vinyl flooring picks up well with the grey tiling, with there also a white towel radiator, inset down lighting within the smooth plastered ceiling and a front facing window.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The block paved front Drive will take 3 cars with ease.
GARAGE 16ft 8" x 14ft (5.08m x 4.27m)
With a wide up and over door, side courtesy door, electric and lighting and with a fitted Butler sink with both hot and cold taps.
EXTERIOR - REAR AND SIDE
Very nicely landscaped with a large block paved Patio and neat lawn, the centrepiece the feature `Blue Fir`. The patio extends round to a large area at the side, finished in large slaps and some 29ft wide at its furthest point - offering great potential for an extension to the main house.
There`s a useful outside tap and the house behind is the historic Lockers Hall, which provides an attractive outlook.
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.