- Fantastic Loft Conversion With En-Suite Shower Room
- En-Suite Shower Room and Four Piece Family Bathroom
- Three Reception Rooms
- Plans Approved For 2 Storey Side Extension
- Buttsbury and Mayflower School Area
- Four/Five Bedrooms
- Oak and Glass Staircases
- Landscaped South Facing Gardens
- Detached Double Garage With Electric Up and Over Door
- Viewing Recommended
Originally built as one of the largest designs of home on the development, this much improved house with three reception rooms and a double garage, has been enhanced even further by way of a loft conversion to give an optional fifth bedroom with an en-suite or a second sitting room. Its also worth noting, should you wish to extend this property further, planning has already been approved for a 2-storey side extension that includes a large kitchen/diner/day room.
Over the years, in addition to continuous decoration projects, various upgrades have been undertaken, these include, refitted sanitary ware to each of the 3 bathrooms and cloakroom, replacement internal Oak doors, a new Oak and Glass staircase to both the first and second floors, a pressurised hot water system with a Vaillant boiler and of course landscaping to the front and the rear south facing garden.
Arundel Heights is a sought-after estate to the much-favoured north side of Billericay and right opposite Stock Brook Manor Country Club with its top leisure facilities and golf course.
If education is a high priority, then you may be interested to know the property falls within catchment for the highly regarded Buttsbury & Mayflower Schools - Mayflower High School recently just being awarded an 'Outstanding' school by OFSTED.
For the commuter, there are bus stops in the immediate vicinity taking you to the Station, itself on the London Liverpool Street line and accessing the City in just 35 minutes.
Within close proximity there are also local shops at 'The Pantiles' within the main Queens Park neighbourhood, 166 acres of Norsey Woods, 60 acres Queens Park Country Park while just a few minutes' drive away, the shops, bars and restaurants of Billericay High Street await.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..
Having wood style flooring, there is both practically and size to this reception hall.
Stylish Oak internal doors give access to each of the three reception rooms, while a contemporary Oak and glass staircase allows light to distribute from the front facing window and maintain the feeling of space.
GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM
Position just by the front door this cloakroom with tiling to the walls and floor has been refitted in a modern white suite that consists of a close coupled push button WC and wall mounted handbasin with a mixer tap and storage cupboard under.
KITCHEN/DINER 5.61m x 3.2m > 2.35m (18ft5 x 10ft6 > 7ft9)
Firstly, its worth noting plans have been approved to add a large day room on the side of this dual aspect room to create the much sought after open plan kitchen living space.
Currently fitted out in a range of wood effect Shaker style units with rolled edge work surfaces, this dual aspect kitchen with tiled floor has space for table just under the front window. Built into the cabinets is a Neff electric double oven, a five ring Neff gas hob with a stylish stainless steel and glass cooker hood over and an integrated fridge and freezer, In addition there are spaces for an automatic washing machine and dishwasher and a door that leads out to the garden at the rear.
LOUNGE 5.45 m x 3.93 m (17ft11 x 12ft11)
The wood style floor continues to flow from the hall and into the main lounge where there is a side window and double doors with glazed panels leading out onto a rear deck. There is feature papered wall that incorporates a limestone fire surround with inset gas fire and two wall light points.
DINING ROOM 3.68 m x 3.05m (12ft1 x 10ft)
A rear facing window brings natural light into this dining area which has wood style flooring, open plan access into the lounge and glazed french doors leading in from the hallway.
STUDY 2.92 m x 1.9 m (9ft7 x 6ft3)
This front facing study has inset spotlights to ceiling. Its worth noting, should a study space not be required we have seen these rooms now more frequently being used as a child's media room.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
The light oak and glass staircase coupled with the deep pile carpet that flows into each area, creates a luxury contemporary feel to the first floor while a front facing window allows natural light into this area where varnished oak doors give access to each room and another staircase with LED marker lights rises to the second floor.
BEDROOM ONE 5.61 m reducing to 3.66 m x 3.93 m (18ft5 > 12ft x 12ft11)
The part vaulted ceiling gives this generously sized rear facing master bedroom an edge of individuality and a unique style. To one section there are four varnished Oak doors, these give access to a three built-in wardrobe and the en-suite.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
This wide en-suite with under floor heating, a side window and, tiling to the walls and floor has a fitted three-piece white suite that consists of a close coupled WC, a pedestal wash basin and shower cubicle with rain head shower and hand attachment.
BEDROOM TWO 3.74 m x 2.89 m (12ft x 39ft6)
This rear facing double bedroom with inset spotlights to ceiling also has a built-in double wardrobe with white panelled doors.
BEDROOM THREE 3.75 m x 2.62 m (12ft4 x 8ft7)
This bedroom is another rear facing room which also has inset down lighters to ceiling and a built-in double wardrobe with white panelled doors.
BEDROOM FOUR/NURSERY 2.86 m x 1.78 m increasing to 2.66 m into understairs space ( 9ft5 x 5ft10)
Looking out to the front of the house, this bedroom has been used for many purposes in the past and has a discreet storage space under the stairs that rise to the second floor.
FAMILY BATHROOM 2.95m x 2.31m (9ft8 x 7ft7)
As you can tell from the measurements this is a good-sized bathroom, it is fully tiled, has inset downlighters, under floor heating and a 4 piece Duravit white suite. The lay out of this room has been planned to ensure the fittings don't feel cramped, these fittings consist of a semi ped wash basin, a close coupled wc, a corner shower cubicle with a rain head and separate hand attachment while sitting under the window is a freestanding oval bath with mixer taps and a shower attachment.
SECOND FLOOR LOFT ROOM 8.33 m reducing to 5.89 m x 3.57 m (19ft4 x 11ft9)
A matching light oak and glass staircase with LED marker lights rise into this loft room. As you near the top of the stairs the glass panels give unobstructed views of the room which still incorporates important eaves storage and fitted wardrobes which are accessed by matching varnished Oak doors.
The modern style of this conversion is further emphasised by the neutral tones, the inset down lighters to the ceiling and three skylight windows that bring good natural light into the space and they also take advantage of the views over the joining Stockbrook Manor golf club.
Currently used as a second lounge, this loft room could also be another main bedroom and as it has an en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
This well chosen en-suite with a chrome heated towel rail, has been impressively fitted out with a quality Laufen white suite. Fitted across the full width of the room is a 1.95 m wide walk-in shower which has a glass enclosure and a rain head, in addition there is a wall mounted vanity basin with a mixer tap, a close coupled WC, a shaver socket and a skylight window that brings the wall and floor tiling to life.
The property is pleasantly positioned within a mews of just a handful of houses, there is a garden area that extends across the full frontage of the house and upto the garage.
The garden area incorporates a block paved path the front door, a slate paved path to the side gate and lawns with established shrubs and a few fruit trees along the side boundary. To the side of the house is a double width block paved driveway giving access to the double garage.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 5.19 m x 5.11 m (17ft x 16ft9)
Having an electric up and over door with remote control, this double garage doesn't have the usual inconvenient central pillar, this one gives you the ease of being able to park centrally whilst storing items essential items around the edge and in the eves storage space.
This landscaped garden enjoys a south facing aspect and has maximum measurements of approximately 17 m x 12 m. There are many areas to this garden, and it commences with a slate paved path with a decorative inset granite edge that stretches around the edge of the house and extends to the side door of the garage.
In addition, there is a side garden area with a decked area where plans have been approved for the kitchen/day room extension. Immediately to the rear of the lounge doors is a second decked seating area where there are feature inset spotlights, the remainder of the garden is mainly lawn with a rear barked children's play area that would be suitable for a trampoline.
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.