Dukes Farm Road, Billericay

Price £530,000 - Archived


Just a 2 minute walk away from the highly OFSTED rated Buttsbury Infants & Junior Schools, this extended four bedroom detached house is situated in a sought after neighbourhood in North Billericay, which is also within walking distance of the Outstanding Mayflower High School, local shops and only 0.9 miles from Billericay Mainline Railway Station.

Following on from the two-storey rear extension, this home now provides the key elements that are often aimed for in a family home. Firstly, the ground floor with inset LED downlighters, a cloakroom and wood style flooring enjoys an open plan feel and incorporates a lounge which has double doors opening to both the reception hall and the ‘L` shaped kitchen/diner that has double doors opening to the garden.

The first floor provides 2 double and 2 single bedrooms, each of these have their own built in storage while the master has its own en-suite shower room with the other being served by a modern fitted family shower room.

It`s also worth noting the green credentials that this property with gas radiator heating and PVCu double glazed windows boasts, having fitted solar panels we are told these produce enough electric power to give the property incredibly low running costs over the year, whilst also assisting with heating the hot water.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...


HALLWAY

A modern composite entrance door gives access to this hall where within the immediate entrance area is a fitted coconut doormat while the reminder has a wood style flooring, inset LED downlighters and the stairs with balustrades rising to the first floor. Double doors then give an open plan feel to the lounge while single doors give access to the kitchen and cloakroom.


CLOAKROOM

Fitted with a white suite this cloakroom with a tiled floor and front facing window, has a low-level WC and a corner wash-basin.


LOUNGE 6.88 m x 3.22 m reducing to 3.05 m (22ft 7 x 10ft 7 10ft)

Originally designed as a lounge/diner, this room with inset downlighters and wood style flooring, now provides an excellent amount of space for both living and entertaining. In addition, there is a limestone fire surround with an inset gas fire, while to the rear of this room double doors open into the rear extension.


L-SHAPED KITCHEN/DINER 6.44 m x 5.4 m reducing to 2.6 m (21ft 2 x 17ft 9 > 8ft 6)

With this house being extended to the rear, the kitchen now provides an extensive range of cream coloured units and wood style worktops which provide ample storage together with an plenty of space for both cooking and eating at a table. Built within the units is an integrated fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and an electric oven and hob with cooker hood.
Having three side windows together with a rear window and double doors leading out to the garden there is a good amount of natural light coming into this family space.


LANDING

In addition to inset LED down lighters to the ceiling, a large side window makes this a lovely light and bright landing during daylight hours, The extension has nearly the space of this landing where there is an airing cupboard, adequate space for a sideboard and panelled doors to…


BEDROOM ONE 3.36m x 3.04 m (11ft x 10ft)

This front facing master bedroom has a range of fitted bedroom furniture that incorporates dressing table and drawer storage, two double wardrobes and a bed recess with overhead storage. To one side a door then leads to…


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

This compact but purposeful en-suite shower room with tiled splashbacks and a wood style floor, has a shower cubicle and a pedestal wash basin with a mirror behind.


BEDROOM TWO 3.96 m x 2.77 m (13ft x 9ft 1)

Positioned to the rear of the house the second double room again has a range of fitted furniture which incorporates a corner wardrobe unit and a bed recess with storage cupboards above.


BEDROOM THREE 2.15 m x 1.91 m (7ft 1 x 6ft 3)

This is another rear facing room which has views across neighbouring gardens and is currently used as a home office with built-in storage to one end.


BEDROOM FOUR 2.46 m x 2.37 m reducing to 2.13 m (8ft 1 x 7ft 9 > 7ft)

Looking out to the front, this single bedroom currently accommodates bunk beds and a desk, plus it also has its own built-in storage.


FAMILY SHOWER ROOM

Fitted with a modern white suite this tiled shower room has inset spotlights to the ceiling, a large recessed mirror, a heated towel rail and a suite that consists of a corner shower cubicle, a close coupled WC and a pedestal wash basin.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

To the front of the house is a patterned concrete drive providing parking while a shared access to the side gives access to the rear garden.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring approximately 8.5 m deep, this garden has a newly paved flagstone patio which adjoins the summer house with power and light connected and a lawn area with an established shrub border. To one side of the property a gate, whilst to the other there is a recessed area where a tailor-made shed has been placed for storage.





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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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