- Handsome and high spec 4 Bed, 2 bathroom Semi just a short stroll to Billericay High Street
- So convenient just 500m to Billericay School & 850m to the High Street with its Waitrose Store
- 48ft West facing Garden backing a ribbon of woodland, so unoverlooked from the rear
- Good size Hall with big built-in cupboard & beautiful, high gloss "Natural Walnut" effect flooring
- Separate Study/Playroom, also with the high gloss "Natural Walnut" flooring
- Situated on the sought after 2013 built "Cherry Tree Park" development
- 0.8 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Own Drive and large 23ft 5" x 10ft 4" (7.1m x 3.1m) Attached Garage with electric over & over Door
- 17ft Dual Aspect Lounge with huge storage cupboard & Double Doors opening out to the Garden
- Cream gloss "Handleless" units & Siemens appliances in the large Kitchen/Diner
A handsome 4 bedroom semi-detached House built in with much character appeal and very conveniently located, being just 500 metres from Billericay High School, 850 metres walk from the shops, bars and restaurants of Billericay High Street and only 0.8 mile to the Mainline Railway Station - perfect for the City Commuter.
The property forms part of the sought after `Cherry Tree Park` development which was built in 2013 and so still retains the balance of a 10 year NHBC Warranty. The owners of this house were first attracted by this particular property`s 48ft West facing Garden, which is unoverlooked from the rear and backs on to a ribbon of woodland - a great feature for a new home.
Inside, the good size Hall has a full height built-in cupboard and beautiful high gloss finish `Natural Walnut` effect flooring which extends into the adjoining Study/Playroom, a ground floor WC Room, 17ft dual aspect Lounge with a huge storage cupboard and a set of double doors opening out to the Garden, a lovely Kitchen/Diner with Cream gloss Handleless units, luxury integrated Siemens appliances and also with a set of double doors out to the Garden, a smart Ensuite Shower Room off the Master Bedroom and an equally stylish main Family Bathroom.
The high specification continues throughout, with further features including upvc double glazing, Gas Central Heating via radiators, Hammonds wardrobes with sliding mirror fronted doors in the two principle bedrooms, gorgeous `American Walnut` finish internal doors and the property is wired with a loop system that allows the picture output from a video, DVD player or satellite decoder (SKY etc) to be viewed in all rooms fitted with a TV aerial socket.
A great first impression with downlighting inset within the smooth plastered ceiling, a handy full height built-in storage cupboard and gorgeous high gloss ‘Natural Walnut` effect, bevelled edge and hypoallergenic wood laminate flooring.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 5ft 9` x 4ft 2` (1.7m x 1.3m)
Fitted with a 2-piece cloakroom suite complimented by attractive ceramic tilework and a chrome towel radiator.
LOUNGE 17ft 3` x 9ft 10` (5.3m x 3m)
The sugar white walls, cream carpet and dual aspect windows makes for a light and airy living room, with both a front facing window and almost full width rear glazing, which incorporates a set of double doors with accompanying full height side light windows, opening out to the rear garden.
A large cupboard that extends below the stairs, provides a superb clutter free storage facility and twin ‘brushed wall sockets` allows for the wall mounted television to have completely hidden wiring.
The eye will also be drawn to the Luxaflex® ‘Day Night` blind across the rear glazing. This swish fitted blind gives privacy yet allows plenty of light to weave its way through sliding horizontal strips of material and a double layer of fabric for a very stylish and contemporary look.
STUDY/PLAYROOM 9ft 3` x 7ft 1` (2.8m x 2.2m)
This versatile front room with its polished `Natural Walnut` wood effect flooring, also has a tall window incorporating an elegant Wood Venetian blind, as also found within the bedrooms and to the front window in the lounge.
KITCHEN/DINER 14ft 6` x 13ft max (4.4m x 4m max)
The Heart of the Home, this large family-friendly kitchen has Walnut effect worktops complementing the rich cream finish of the high-gloss Handleless kitchen units and a host of Siemens appliances incorporating a 5-Ring Gas Hob with a Chimney style Extractor Hood above, Two Ovens (one a iQ700 compact45 Microwave Combination Oven, the other a Multifunction Oven/Grill), Integrated Dishwasher, Integrated IQ300 Washing Machine and an integral Fridge/Freezer.
Just like the lounge, a set of Double Doors with accompanying sidelight windows incorporate a stylish fitted Luxaflex® ‘Day Night` blind.
Staircase from Hall rising to:
Built in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Doors off to:
MASTER BEDROOM 11ft 7` x 9ft 3` (3.5m x 2.8m)
The measurements of this rear bedroom EXCLUDE the 2ft deep, built-in 6ft wide Double Wardrobe with mirror fronted sliding doors.
Provision for a wall mounted TV.
ENSUITE 7ft 4` x 4ft 2` (2.2m x 1.3m)
This well-appointed Ensuite Shower Room has a semi-pedestal basin, back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern and the Shower features a stylish overhead, Rainfall type Showerhead and a separate handset too, for extra flexibility.
`Chocolate and cappuccino` ceramic tiling, a mirror fronted bathroom cabinet, chrome finish towel radiator and inset downlighting completes the look and a rear facing obscured glass window provides plenty of natural light.
BEDROOM TWO 9ft x 8ft 9` (2.7m x 2.7m)
The measurements of this front facing double bedroom also excludes a built-in Double Wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors.
BEDROOM THREE 9ft 1` x 8ft 7` (2.8m x 2.6m)
Another double bedroom, this one also front facing and with wiring for a wall mounted television.
BEDROOM FOUR 8ft 5` x 7ft 10` (2.6m x 2.4m)
This rear facing bedroom incorporates a ceiling hatch accessing the Loft.
BATHROOM 6ft 9` x 5ft 6` (2.1m x 1.7m)
The white 3-piece suite is complimented by attractive Grey Travertine effect tiling with the finishing specification including a mirror fronted bathroom cabinet, a tall chrome towel radiator and with a front facing window for natural light.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The Ornate Chimney stack, timber and tile Storm Porch, the traditional style Garage Door with its twin windows giving additional character and the twin front lawns either side of the path, all blend to give the house great kerbside appeal.
GARAGE 23ft 5` x 10ft 4` (7.1m x 3.1m)
A Block Paved Drive leads up to the much larger than average Garage which has a pitched roof giving extra storage. This super-size garage has an up and over traditional style feature door, a rear courtesy door from the garden, lighting and power sockets and houses the Logic `System 15` wall mounted gas fired boiler, serving the gas central heating via radiators and hot water.
REAR GARDEN 48ft x 35ft (14.6m x 10.7m)
Commencing with a paved patio, the balance mainly laid to lawn and with a wood chipped section approximately 18ft x 9ft` (5.5m x 2.7m), ideal as a children`s play area.
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.