Second Avenue, Billericay

Guide Price £350,000 - Under Offer


Depending on what you`re seeking, this semi-detached home, which sits in a pleasant road close to fields and woodland walks, could either be modernised using its current layout or if you`re feeling brave and have plenty of imagination would equally make a great project.

Its fair to say this proposal will not be for everyone, including the faint hearted but with vision this chalet style home has the potential to be extended and reconfigured to suit modern day living styles and standards.

In its current form, the property offers two bedrooms, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor, where there is also a bathroom and a separate wc. In addition, the ground floor gives you a small entrance porch, a full width lounge and a kitchen that adjoins both the second bedroom and a lean-to that stretches across the rear of the house.

Its also worth noting, this property has a modern Ideal Logic combi boiler, its own driveway and within the 40` rear garden is access to a second lean-to and a few storage sheds that also need some attention.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


ENTRANCE PORCH

A UPVC entrance door gives access into the small but practical space has a side window and a door directly into the lounge.


LOUNGE 6.05 m x 3.66 m (19ft 10 x 12ft)

Extending across the front of the property, this lounge has two front facing windows and a mock fireplace together with double doors opening to the kitchen.


KITCHEN 3.66 m > to 2.77m x 2.99 m (12ft > 9ft 1 x 9ft 10)

From one corner of this kitchen the stairs rise to the first floor and the side window gives some natural light. There is a basic range of oak fronted units which incorporate spaces for a fridge and washing machine together with a built-in gas hob. This kitchen adjoins the one other remaining ground floor room as well as the lean-to.


SECOND BEDROOM/GROUND FLOOR ROOM 3.67 m x 2.49 m (12ft x 8ft 2)

A window from here looks into the attached lean-to and built in, to either side of the chimney breast is storage.


LEAN-TO 4.81 m x 1.68 m (15ft 9 x 5ft 6)

This lean-to extends across the full width of the property, it is accessed via a door from the kitchen and has a radiator connected to main heating system. In addition, an external door then leads to the garden. Being attached to the property and with another adjoining lean-to, there is great scope for both of these to be replaced with a permanent structure to provide valuable living space.


SECOND LEAN-TO 4.81 m x 1.38 m (15ft 9 x 4ft 6)

Attached to the first lean-to this one is only accessible form the rear garden.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING

Doors from this landing lead into the bedroom, bathroom and the separate toilet.

BEDROOM ONE 3.65 m x 2.53 m (12ft x 8ft 3)

This bedroom has both front and rear windows and built-in storage.


BATHROOM 2.86 m x 1.75 m (9ft 4 x 5ft 9)

Within this good sized, front facing bathroom is a panel enclosed bath and a pedestal wash basin. Within the built-in cupboard is a modern Ideal Logic Combi boiler serving the central heating and hot water system.


SEPARATE WC 2.23 m x 0.78 m (7ft 7 x 2ft 7)

There`s not much you can say about this room other than there is a rear window and a white low level WC.


OUTSIDE

FRONT

To the front of the property are some shrubs and a driveway providing parking and pedestrian access to the side.


REAR GARDEN

This garden area measures approximately 7.8m (26ft) wide with a maximum depth of 15.1m (50ft) from the rear of the house which then reduces to 11.8m (39`) from the rear of the second lean-to.

Within the garden area are pathways and shrub beds while to the rear of the garden are three storage sheds which require attention. The two sheds we can access, measure 3.43m x 2.06m ( 11ft 3 x 7ft) and 2.41m x 1.88m ( 7ft 11 x 6ft 2)




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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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