Well Mead, Billericay

Price £249,995 - Under Offer


  • Large 742sq ft 2 Bedroom Maisonette with its own Front and Rear Gardens
  • 104 Year Lease with a Service Charge of just £350 per year and a Ground Rent on only £10 per annum!
  • Kitchen with peninsular unit doubling as a large Breakfast Bar and a built-in Oven & Hob
  • White bathroom suite with Triton T80xr elecxtric Shower over the Bath
  • Double glazed windows
  • 2 Brick outbuildings - one large enough for conversion into a small home office
  • Lounge with a big built-in store cupboard and an open fire in the Fireplace
  • Both bedrooms are surprisingly large - 17ft and 15ft 5' long respectively
  • Glow Worm 'Home 25c' Boiler serving the Gas Central Heating via radiators

Convert the brick Garden Outbuilding into a little studio to work from home and enjoy Summer afternoons and evenings with friends in the good size Garden of this 2 Bedroom First Floor Maisonette, which is just an easy 15 minute stroll from Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose Store.

Local shops providing the daily essentials and including a handy Tesco Express, are just a 3 minute walk away, as are the local Infants & Primary Schools. Plus, open countryside is only a 5-minute trot too.

The Flat itself is an excellent size, surprisingly large with 742sq ft of accommodation comprising an Entrance Lobby with stairs rising to the spacious 1st floor Landing, then doors off to the Lounge with its open Fireplace and big built-in cupboard, 12ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 2 super-size bedrooms (17ft and 15ft) and the Bathroom.

Being upstairs it benefits from a Loft offering a superb storage facility, in addition to two brick outbuildings - the larger of the two offering potential of conversion into a small Studio/Home Office.


The Accommodation

Front Door with twin glazed panels leading through to:

ENTRANCE LOBBY

On the right as you enter, a surprisingly deep built-in cupboard provides great storage for coats and shoes.

The stairs ahead ascend to the first-floor landing.


1st FLOOR LANDING

A spacious landing with doors off to:


LOUNGE 13ft 5' x 12ft 4' (4.1m x 3.8m)

The wide rear facing window coupled with the sugar white walls and a cream carpet, makes for a light and bright living room, with the eye drawn to the feature Fireplace and its inset open fire.

Next to the fireplace, an internal door opens to reveal a large store cupboard.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 12ft 5' x 9ft (3.8m x 2.7m)

White kitchen units topped with Beechwood effect worktops incorporate a built in Gas Hob with a stainless-steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above and a Multi-function Oven below.

A large 4ft x 3ft (Peninsula unit incorporates a three-seater breakfast bar and recesses under the worktops provide spaces for three appliances (washing machine, fridge, freezer, etc).

A fitted cupboard opens to reveal the Glow Worm ‘Home 25c' gas boiler serving the central heating via radiators and hot water.

Also, of note, this is a dual aspect room, the wide rear facing window and further side facing window filling the kitchen with light.


BEDROOM ONE 17ft 3' x 8ft 9' (5.3m x 2.7m)

Two windows make for another sunny room, both with fitted blinds and a full height built-in cupboard provides useful storage.


BEDROOM TWO 15ft 5' x 8ft 9' (4.7m x 2.7m)

Another light and airy dual aspect room and with a built-in wardrobe.


BATHROOM 6ft 6' x 5ft 5' (2m x 1.7m)

Fitted with a white suite, the bath with a separate Triton T80sr Electric shower at the near end (out of camera shot).

The walls have been fully tiled in white, the floor with slate effect tiles and there is a chrome towel radiator.

A side facing window provides natural daylight.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The large split level front garden sees the majority shingled for low maintenance, with a couple of trees and decorative borders.

The current vendors looked at applying for permission to convert the top half to a Front Drive but never got round to it in the end, as they always park in the same spot immediately in front anyway. But it is a possibility if you require off street parking.

To the right of the main building is a part attached Outbuilding, separated into three.

The central one belongs to the maisonette downstairs, the two either side, belongs to this one.

One is a useful walk in Store 4ft 10' x 3ft 3' (1.5m x 1m). The other is slightly bigger at 8ft 2' x 5ft 1' (2.5m x 1.55m).

(We have seen similar properties who have converted their larger outbuilding into a useful Home Office as there is both an entrance door and a window for light.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

Walking around the outbuilding you can access the rear garden, which has been shingled for low maintenance, with a paved patio presently housing the owner's large daybed.

This private garden has the clear potential for landscaping with artificial grass or lawn and there is plenty of space for a timber cabin too.


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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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