- SMART 3 DOUBLE BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE ON THE MILL GRANGE ESTATE
- 270 METERS TO GATE THROUGH TO MILL MEADOWS NATURE RESERVE (ADJACENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT)
- SIEMENS APPLIANCES & GRANITE WORKTOPS IN THE LIGHT MAPLEWOOD EFFECT KITCHEN AREA
- VAULTED GLASS ROOF AND WIDE DOUBLE DOORS TO GARDEN IN THE SUN LOUNGE EXTENSION
- LANDSCAPED GARDEN WITH ALMOST FULL WIDTH PATIO AND ADJACENT DECKING FOR AL FRESCO ENTERTAINING
- 0.9 MILE TO BILLERICAY RAILWAY STATION (LONDON LIVERPOOL STREET IN 35 MINUTES)
- BEAUTIFUL HUB-OF-THE-HOME 25ft KITCHEN/DINER/SUN LOUNGE EXTENSION ACROSS THE BACK
- DOUBLE DOORS TO GARDEN IN THE SUNNY DINING AREA
- CONTEMPORARY STYLE MAIN BATHROOM AND SWISH NEW REFITTED ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM OFF THE MASTER BEDROOM
- 2 CAR FRONT DRIVE AND 19ft GARAGE
This smart 3 Bedroom Detached, along with its large Sun Lounge extension, refitted Ensuite, landscaped Garden and 19ft Garage, is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac on the modern Mill Grange Development, itself within walking distance of the Mainline Railway Station and High Street (0.9 mile using the Daines Road/Crown Road short cut).
A sought-after estate, Mill Grange was built in 1991/1992, right next to the 90 acres of Mill Meadows Nature Reserve (access gate just 270 metres away from this house) and has a local shopping parade including a very handy Tesco Express, just a few minutes` walk away. The local Infants and Junior Schools both have good OFSTED reports and are also within easy walking distance.
Features include a ground floor WC Room, Lounge with feature Fireplace, stunning 25ft open plan Kitchen/Diner/Living Room boasting a vaulted glass roof in the Living Room area and light `Maplewood` kitchen area with Granite worktops and Siemens appliances, three DOUBLE Bedrooms, a swish refitted Ensuite and main Bathroom.
The Drive takes 2 cars with ease and the Garage houses the Potterton Boiler serving the Gas Central Heating via radiators and hot water (with there also Underfloor heating in the Dining and Sun Lounge areas). To the rear, the landscaped Garden has an almost full width Patio, extending to a small Decked area - perfect for entertaining.
Twin pane composite door through to:
With lovely wood flooring that extends through to the adjacent lounge.
Refitted with a white cloakroom suite incorporating a back to wall WC and white gloss wall hung vanity unit with a contemporary basin. Dark grey wood effect tiling and a smooth plastered ceiling with inset downlighting completes a very modern look.
LOUNGE 15ft x 13ft 6` (4.6m x 4.1m)
A very pleasant place to relax and unwind, with the attractive wood flooring adding character and warmth and plenty of light flooding in through the front facing window.
The feature fireplace provides an attractive focal point.
FEATURE OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINER/SUN LOUNGE 25ft 3` x 11ft 9` (max) (7.7m x 3.6m)
A fabulous living space. A vaulted glass roof, sun lounge extension has been added to the side of the property, creating this stunning open plan area, incorporating a `Light Maplewood` effect fitted kitchen, Dining area and second Sitting Room.
The fitted kitchen units boast Granite worktops and Siemens appliances; comprising a Gas Hob with stainless steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above and Multifunction Oven below and an integrated Dishwasher. There is also an integrated Fridge/Freezer.
The Dining area incorporates a contemporary vertical radiator for winter warmth and a set of double doors opening out to the garden.
The Sun Lounge area is drenched in light, pouring in through the glass roof, rear glass wall and side and front windows.
This area also incorporates a set of double doors which open out to the rear garden.
1st FLOOR LANDING
Built in airing cupboard and doors off to:
MASTER BEDROOM 11ft 8` x 9ft 1` (3.6m x 2.8m)
The measurements of this front facing bedroom, which enjoys a pleasant outlook, excludes built in wardrobes: one double and one single.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8ft 5` x 5ft 8` (2.6m x 1.7m
This on-trend and stylish refitted shower room has a white gloss wall hung vanity unit with a contemporary basin and chrome mixer tap, close coupled WC and a recessed enclosure with a Mira ‘Vigour` thermostatic power shower.
Natural daylight comes in the obscure glass window and this room also has the same attractive dark grey wood effect flooring as the ground floor cloakroom, complimented nicely by the attractive dappled grey modern wall tiling.
BEDROOM TWO 10ft 3` x 9ft 1` (3.1m x 2.8m)
This double bedroom enjoys a pleasant view out of the window, across the rooftops towards Mill Meadows Nature Reserve.
BEDROOM THREE 10ft 6` (excluding the walk-in Dormer window) x 8ft 2` (3.2m x 2.5m)
Yet another double bedroom. This one also nice and bright courtesy of the front facing walk-in dormer and rear facing skylight window.
BATHROOM 7ft 2` x 5ft 8` (2.2m x 1.7m)
The stylish confection of white ceramic and jade glass tiles, blends well with the white suite comprising a Vanity unit with contemporary basin, back to wall WC with concealed cistern and the double ended bath with a mixer tap and shower attachment.
A chrome towel radiator, the sparkly floor tiles and a smooth plastered ceiling with inset downlighting provide the finishing touches.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The front has been blocked paved to provide parking for two cars, one in front of the garage and one side on to the house.
EXTERIOR - SOUTH FACING REAR GARDEN
Nearly 40 feet wide, the attractive paved patio provides a wide expanse for large social gatherings during the warm months.
The balance of the garden is neatly landscaped and incorporates a decked sitting area which extends to a decked path, leading to the end of the garden. There is access on one side and a rear courtesy door to the garage.
GARAGE 19ft x 8ft 4` (5.8m x 2.5m)
With a front up and over door, rear courtesy door and housing the Potterton gas fired boiler.
Mill Grange was built in 1991/2 by two developers: `Ideal Homes` and `Beazer Homes`.
This pretty development offered a full range of styles and designs from one bedroom starter homes to large detached executive houses - and a rather fine development it was, and very popular, as it still is today.
`Ideal` built the larger detached houses and bungalows, mainly along Goldcrest Drive and Chaffinch Crescent and `Beazer` the equally attractive smaller properties.
The properties along Goldcrest Drive and Chaffinch Crescent enjoy the added bonus of backing directly on to the 90 acres of ancient meadow known as Mill Meadows - a gated access around the corner on Greens Farm Lane- literally a one minute walk - ideal if you have dogs of adventurous small children.
The surrounding neighbourhood of Sunnymede is one of the oldest in the town, with some of the roads dating back to beginning of the 1900`s.
The area then was surrounded by farmland.
Just a few minutes walk away is a small parade of 1960s built shops on Meadow
Rise, the centerpiece here being a very popular Tesco Express Convenience Store. Plus, even nearer, just a few hundred metres away, is a small convenience store on the corner of Prince Edward Road and Greens Farm Lane.
The local Infants and Junior Schools - both called Sunnymede - have good OFSTED reports and are both on the same grounds.
Most children here now go on up to Billericay School which is a highly regarded academy secondary school and sixth form college with a `Good` OFSTED rating.
Using the short cut through Daines Road and Crown Road, the Mainline Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes) is just 0.8 mile away from the entrance to the development - hence why a good chunk of the residents are City Commuters.
There a are a number of bus stops throughout the area, providing easy access to the station, town centre and surrounding towns.
In addition to Mill Meadows, 166 acres of Norsey Woods is to be found just a 2-3 minute drive away.
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.