Hunts Mead, Billericay

Guide Price £450,000 - Under Offer


  • Immense Scope For Improvement and Enlargement
  • Established Home With Three Good Sized Bedrooms
  • Ground Floor Cloakroom
  • Kitchen with Pantry
  • No Onward Chain
  • Short Walk From the High Street, Quilters School and Billericay School
  • Entrance Porch and Hallway
  • Lounge/Diner Opening Onto an Approx. 60" Garden
  • Updating Required Includes Central Heating

Offering immense scope for improvement and further enlargement this established semi-detached house with three good sized bedrooms, is within a short walk of the High Street and within the well-regarded school catchment area for both Quilters Primary and Billericay Secondary School.

As you can tell from the photos it`s fair to say the property does require some updating and redecoration but with the space available and the potential on offer, we feel this home coupled with the location provides the ideal base for a family home.

Its worth noting this home has a both an entrance porch and hall, a ground floor wc and a through lounge/diner that adjoins the kitchen so there is an excellent opportunity to extend the ground floor into the approximate 60` garden.

Interested applicants are advised there is no onward chain involved so any intended purchase can be progressed as quickly as the legal work can be done.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


ENTRANCE PORCH 1.8 m x 0.89 m (5ft11 x 2ft11)
A replacement UPVC entrance door and side panel gives access to this useful porch which in turn has a wooden entrance door and glazed side panel to…

ENTRANCE HALL

A side stairwell window brings natural light into this hallway where the stairs, with a storage cupboard under, rise to the first floor. From this hallway there are doors which lead to the kitchen, ground floor cloakroom and lounge diner.

GROUNDFLOOR CLOAKROOM

Having a side window there is a fitted white suite that consists of a low-level WC and wall mounted wash basin.


LOUNGE/DINER 8.28 m x 3.38 m (27ft2 x 11ft1)

Originally designed to be two separate rooms, this is now a dual aspect front to back lounge/diner which has a UPVC window to the front and an additional window and door out to the rear garden. Within the lounge area there is a fireplace with an open flu which until recently has been used but may require cleaning first.


KITCHEN 3.8 m x 2.64 m (12ft6 x 8ft8)

Positioned to the rear of the house this kitchen has a rear window and a side door. Fitted to three sides of the room is a simple range of fitted units under roll edge worksurfaces that incorporate spaces for a cooker and fridge freezer. In addition, there is a gas floor boiler and built-in pantry giving an excellent amount of food storage space.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

The side stairwell window that gives natural light to the hallway also brings natural light into this landing area where there is an access point to the loft and doors leading to each of the rooms.


BEDROOM ONE 3.85 m x 2.88m (12ft8 x 9ft5)

Two front facing PVC windows will give a grand feel to this room which currently has built-in wardrobes across one wall and an additional storage cupboard over the stairs.


BEDROOM TWO 3.64 m x 3.34 m (11ft11 x 10ft11)

As you can tell from the measurements this bedroom is good sized double room and in addition to having a built-in storage cupboard there is a UPVC double glazed window looking over the garden.


BEDROOM THREE 3.05 m x 2.19 m (10ft x 7ft2)

We consider this to be a generous size for third bedroom and in addition to the UPVC rear facing window this bedroom also has a built-in storage cupboard.


BATHROOM

This bathroom with a front facing window has a fitted neutral coloured suite that consists of a panel enclosed bath, a low-level WC and pedestal wash basin.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

To the front of the property is small garden area and a driveway that provides parking for one car and access to the garage.


GARAGE

An up and over door gives access to this garage which has power and light connected together with a side door for convenient access from the garden.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring almost 60` in depth, this mature garden commences with a concreted area that gives access to the reminder of the garden which is mainly lawn with surrounding mature shrubs. To the rear of the house is an outside water tap, a garden shed and to the side is a door to the garage and a side gate giving access to the front.


Notice
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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