Rushdene Road, Billericay

Price £425,000 - Available


Situated within what is considered walking distance of the town centre and offered for sale with no onward chain, this popular style of two-bedroom bungalow enjoys its own garage and driveway and offers a great opportunity for further enlargement (Subject to Planning Consent)

As you can tell from the photos the property does need some updating and redecoration but with the space available and the potential on offer, we feel this property provides the basis for a fantastic home.

The well-planned accommodation includes a large hallway, two bedrooms and a four-piece bathroom, while both the kitchen and lounge are positioned to the rear of the house and therefore looks onto the westerly facing 70' garden. Its worth noting neighbours to either side appear to have both carried out rear extensions and with the kitchen adjoining the lounge there is the opportunity to create some fantastic living accommodation.

Being close to the centre of the town you may choose to walk in but as well as an integral garage, there is also parking to the front for one car.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS…

ENTRANCE HALL

An entrance door sits under an external canopy and opens to the hall which has a depth of 6.18 m. This generous sized space with an access point to loft also has doors to each of the ground floor rooms.

BEDROOM ONE 3.46 m x 3.4 m

Positioned at the front of the bungalow, this bedroom has windows to 2 aspects which are both UPVC.

BEDROOM TWO 2.48 x 2.62

This second bedroom has a side facing window together with two built-in storage cupboards one of which houses the hot water tank.

BATHROOM

Fitted with a four piece suite this bathroom with a side window, consists of a panel enclosed corner bath, a shower cubicle and a vanity unit that has a mounted wash basin and close couple WC.

KITCHEN 5.15 m > 4.43 m x 2.40 m

Located to the rear of the property and therefore looking out onto the garden this kitchen has a basic range of units, a built-in larder cupboard, together with side and rear windows and a door out to the garden. Neighbours to either side appear to have both carried out rear extensions and with the kitchen adjoining the lounge there is the opportunity to create some fantastic living accommodation.

LOUNGE 4.05 m x 3.86 m

This is a lovely rear facing lounge is square in design and affords a great deal of natural light form the westerly aspect that the property enjoys. In addition, there is an open Fire with a tiled surround together with windows and doors opening to the garden.

OUTSIDE

FRONT

To the front of the property is a small lawned garden with retaining brick wall, adjoining the lawn is a driveway providing parking and access to the garage.

GARAGE 4.79 m x 2.4 m

Side hung swing doors give easy access to this garage and there is power, and light connected.

REAR GARDEN

Enjoying a lovely westerly aspect and therefore affording much of any day time sun, when it is actually shining! The garden measures approximately 70' in depth and is mainly lawn with a few established shrubs.


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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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