Western Road, Billericay

Guide Price £845,000 - Available


  • Classic 1902 Edwardian Semi Detached Home Close to Town
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • 3 Reception Rooms and 2 Fireplaces
  • Selected uPVC Double Glazed Windows
  • Landscaped Rear Garden with Artificial Lawn
  • Three Bedrooms and Loft Room
  • Four Piece Bathroom
  • Contemporary Styled Kitchen with Adjoining Conservatory
  • Gas Radiator Heating
  • Brick Paved Parking for Several Cars

There is much to be said about this thoughtfully extended Classic Edwardian semi-detached home, not only is it within an easy walk the mainline railway station but it also sits just a short stroll via a private road of the High Street, in addition Western Road is within the catchment area for both Quilters primary school and Billericay secondary school.

With approximately 2000 ft.² of accommodation, this three bedroomed character home offers the level of space that will often be found in four-bedroom detached houses. With a perfect blend of period features mixed with modern contemporary styling, the ground floor living space, which is accessed by a sizeable hallway, gives you three notable reception areas each enjoying with their own individuality and two of which have chimneys. Positioned to the rear of the house there is a well fitted gloss white and matt grey kitchen that is open with the adjoining conservatory that then intern looks onto the south east facing 65` landscaped garden.

As expected the character continues to flow into the first floor of this unique home, firstly the landing with a sash window and column radiator backdrop gives access to the three generously sized bedrooms which are served by a large en-suite shower room and a statement four piece family bathroom which is sympathetically styled to complement both the age of the property and the modern feel that it alludes.

Following a loft conversion with a skylight window, there is now a useful space which unlike a conventional fourth bedroom, could be utilised in many ways to suit a growing family`s needs, such as a sleep over room, media room or an ‘out of the way` playroom.

The extensive program of works that the current owners have undertaken is equally visible outside where to the front has a brick paved driveway giving space for several cars and a landscaped rear garden with an artificial lawn and summerhouse has a patio bar to help those summer barbecue parties go with a swing.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...

HALLWAY

Large replacement composite entrance door is approached via steps and creates both an impressive entrance and an insight into what is in store. Two side glazed panels bring natural light into the tiled hallway where there is fitted storage to one wall to give plenty of storage for the multitude of items often needed at different times of the year.

Being L-shaped in design there are doors leading into each of the reception rooms while staircase with turned balustrades rises to the first floor. You may also notice a rather small but grand looking door, this was once the entrance door to a princess`s pretend castle but now once again it opens to reveal a useful storage space.


STUDY 11` 5 x 6‘ 10 (3.48m x 2.08m)

Having a tiled floor to match that in the hallway, this study which shares the high ceilings and feeling of spaciousness has a rear facing sash window.


DINING ROOM 13` x 12` (3.96m x 3.66m)

This room again has a rear facing sash window and with a tasteful dark wood floor together with a feature column radiator, the style of this eating area is plain to see and it is enhanced further by, what is believed to be the original solid fuel range which we are told is still operational. Open access from this dining room leads into the


KITCHEN 14‘ x 8`3 (4.27m x 2.51m)

Two side facing windows ensure natural lights floods this contemporary theme kitchen in natural light. The grey tiled floor compliments the stylish range of white gloss units and subtle grey mat worktops perfectly. Within the units is a funky inset black trimmed sink unit with mixer taps, an integrated dishwasher, a built-in hob and twin electric ovens. An open access leads into an adjoined additional kitchen area which is incorporated within a conservatory space and it provides additional storage together with a space for an American style fridge freezer and a breakfast bar.


CONSERVATORY 16`9 x 13`7 (5.11m x 4.14m)

Being UPVC glazed construction the conservatory area with a matching tiled floor and under floor heating this gives another useful reception space that looks out and opens onto the rear garden.


GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM

Following various enlargements, what was once the original outside WC is now incorporated within the main house and still retains the original ambience of an outdoor high-level WC.


LOUNGE 14`10 into bay x 12`10 (4.27m x 3.91m)

With the high Essex boarded ceilings and half wood panelling to the walls, this lounge oozes that grand classical feel and with an open fire that is ready to be lit, that cosy feel can be there for you during the winter months and of course Christmas!


LANDING

A side obscure glazed sash window with a column radiator beneath gives a perfect backdrop to this carpeted landing where the high ceilings continue, and a staircase continues to lead on up to the second floor.


MASTER BEDROOM 12`10 x 12‘1 (3.91m x 3.66m)

Being rear facing, this bedroom with a sash window and a deep carpet also has an open access which has been designed to accommodate doors, leading into the..


EN-SUITE BATHROOM

Being just one plastered wall and fitted floor away from being finished, this en-suite with a rear window, has a modern white suite that consists of a large walk in shower, a close coupled wc and a twin wash basin with rather natty, his and hers mixer taps. In addition to one wall, there are built in wardrobes with sliding doors giving excellent storage.


BEDROOM TWO 15`4 x 13` (4.67m x 3.96m)

This front facing double bedroom with a walk-in bay to mirror that of the lounge, was once the master bedroom of the house and it has built in storage together with a feature fire surround.


BEDROOM THREE 11‘ x 8‘ 1 (3.35m x 2.46m)

This is another front facing bedroom which enjoys distant views over the roof tops opposite and as you can tell from the measurements is a generously sized room.


BATHROOM 11`5 x 6` 8 (3.48m x 2.03)

This statement bathroom with a tiled floor is a great size and features an exposed brick wall to give a style and character rarely found in most other houses. Having a white four-piece suite there is still plenty to space around the rolltop bath, the shower cubicle with feature wall lighting and a rainhead shower, the close coupled WC and the vanity wash basin.


SECOND FLOOR LOFT ROOM 29`6 x 12`7 (8.99m x 3.84m)

The stairs rise into the centre of this loft room which has been, and can continue to be utilised in many ways providing the perfect sleepover space, media room, play room or additional easy storage space in addition to the multiple eaves storage spaces that run around this loft space. Please note the measurements given are the maximum sizes into recessed areas and the entire space has a reduced head height.


Outside

FRONT

The front of the house has been brick paved to provide parking for several vehicles and a retaining brick wall with iron fencing gives a nice enclosure to this area.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring approx. 60` in depth and enjoying a south easterly aspect, the rear garden has been landscaped and provides two seating areas, one paved and the other decked which then leads onto a central artificial lawn which has a summerhouse and separate entertainment summer bar to help parties go with a swing.




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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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