Western Road, Billericay

OIEO £240,000 - Under Offer


  • Immaculately presented First Floor Maisonette seconds away from the High Street
  • One of only Four in a purpose built block which has its own Private Car Park
  • Long 961 year Lease and only £50 per year Ground Rent
  • 17ft '4 max x 10ft Lounge/Diner with big window for maximum light and a built-in cupboard
  • Double Bedroom with big built-in wardrobe and Bathroom refitted as a beautiful Shower Room
  • Only a 3 minute walk to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • (One allocated Bay per flat + 2 visitors spaces as well)
  • Front Door from 'street' leading into private Lobby with stairs ahead up to the 1st Floor Landing
  • 11ft x 5ft Kitchen with White Gloss units, Slate effect worktops and integrated appliances
  • Gas Central Heating via radiators (2 yr old Boiler in the Loft). Double glazing. NO ONWARD CHAIN!

Looking for a shorter working day? This First floor Maisonette is just a 3 minute walk from Billericay Railway Station - taking you to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

In addition, literally seconds away around the corner, the packed historic High Street with its many well known high street names mixed with smaller privately owned boutiques and a central Waitrose Store, provide more than the daily essentials and the numerous intermingled restaurants, bars and pubs give the high street a real buzz of an evening, particularly Friday and Saturday nights.

One of 4 Flats in a single block, the residents also enjoy use of their own private Car Park where each has their own allocated bay plus there are 2 visitors bays too.

The Flat itself has its own private 'Front Door' from the 'street', leading into a private Lobby with then stairs ahead up to the First Floor landing. A door then opens through to the Lounge/Diner with a big window for maximum light, with open plan off this, the gorgeous White Gloss fitted Kitchen with its Slate effect worktops and integrated appliances.

The Bedroom has a large built-in double wardrobe and the Bathroom has been refitted as a snazzy luxury Shower Room - beautiful.

The property comes with a 961 year Lease and £50 per year ground rent. There is no set service charge, as there are no communal internal areas, just a shingled car park and an area of grass which one of the residents keeps neatly mown.


The Accommodation

Entrance door through to:

LOBBY 4ft 10' x 3ft (1.5m x 0.9m)

Plenty of room to hang coats etc and with the stairs rising to the 1st floor Landing.


LANDING 3ft 6' x 2ft 10' (1.1m x 0.9m)

With the measurements excluding the stairs, the landing is well lit by a side facing window.

LOFT

Being on the first floor, this flat benefits from its own loft. A superb storage facility with the hatch accessed from the landing.


LOUNGE/DINER 17ft 4' max x 10ft (5.3m x 3m)

Bathed in light by a large front facing window and with twin rows of inset downlights within the smooth plastered ceiling with its elegant coving giving the finishing touch.

Plenty of heat comes from the tall feature vertical radiator and a full height built-in cupboard provides further useful storage.


KITCHEN 11ft x 5ft 1' (3.35m x 1.55m)

Fitted with a range of White Gloss kitchen units topped with Slate effect worktops and incorporating a sleek black ceramic Hob with a stainless steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above and a multi-function Oven/Grill below, an integrated Fridge/Freezer and an integrated Washing Machine too.

A striking red Metro tiled splashback and a 1.5 bowl sink provide the finishing specification and above the sink, another front facing window provides even more light to this modern style open plan space.


BEDROOM 11ft 7' x 8ft (3.54. x 2.4m)

A double bedroom (although currently with two single beds) with a large built-in wardrobe.


BATHROOM 6ft 10' x 5ft min (2.1m x 1.6m)

Currently fitted out as a stylish Shower Room boasting a large walk-in Double Shower featuring a 'Rain' showerhead and gorgeous textured tiling.

Above the White Gloss 'combination' unit with its semi-recessed basin, back-to-wall WC and storage cabinets, is a full width mirror, giving an even greater impression of space.

A tall chrome designer vertical radiator and polished porcelain floor tiling completes a very swish look and the side facing window provides lots of natural daylight.


EXTERIOR

To the right of the building is the shingled Private Car Park with to the left and in front an area of grass.




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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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