- Bursting with potential, this 3/4 Bedroom Fully Detached Chalet style Home is in North Billericay
- Bold corner plot offers huge scope for enlargement
- (Rear blockwork wall of garage could be removed to increase the size of the Kitchen/Breakfast Room)
- Downstairs Spacious Hall, 21ft x 16ft Lounge, Dining Rm, 3rd Reception/4th Bedrm, Kit/Brek, Bathroom
- Double glazed and with Gas Central Heating via radiators
- Hugely sought after neighbourhood and catchment for "Outstanding" OFSTED rated schools
- Massive 29ft x 11ft 7" (8.7m x 3.6m) Integral Garage begs to be fully or part Converted
- 1652 sq ft (153.5 sq m²) spread over two floors
- Upstairs the three main Bedrooms and a first floor Shower Room
- Station & High Street 1.4 miles (great local Bus Service for easy access). Local shops 950m.
Bursting with potential, this 1650sq ft, non-estate 3/4 Bedroom Chalet-style Home is situated in a much sought after neighbourhood to the north side of Billericay, thus falling within the catchment area for the Buttsbury & Mayflower Schools with their excellent OFSTED ratings.
Its bold corner plot offers huge scope for enlargement, with the massive 29ft x 11ft 7' (8.7m x 3.6m) Integral Garage begging to be fully or partly converted (the blockwork rear wall once removed, could increase the rear kitchen size considerably, creating a hugely impressive open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room)
The present Ground Floor accommodation briefly comprises a spacious central Hall, large 21ft x 16ft Lounge with Fireplace, a separate Dining Room with adjacent, the Kitchen, which is in turn, open plan to its adjoining Breakfast Room and the original ground floor Bathroom (from its bungalow origin).
Upstairs, is the three bedrooms and a Shower Room.
The windows are double glazed and there is Gas Central heating via radiators.
Externally, the block paved Drive parks two large cars with ease and could easily be extended and to the rear is the 50ft x 45ft West facing Garden.
Many of the neighbours are commuters who walk to the Station, or catch the 100 bus, by nearby Mayflower School, which runs to the Station every 16 minutes or so in the mornings (first bus at 06.15am).
In addition to the nearby schools and Station, further local amenities include the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park with its centrepiece fishing lake, 165 acres of Norsey Woods Nature Reserve and local shops including a handy Co-Op just 950 meters away on Stock Road.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS.
A fine size Hall with wood laminate flooring and two built in cupboards: the large full height cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and the smaller understairs cupboard housing the modern electric consumer unit and gas meter.
LOUNGE 21ft 4' narrowing to 15ft 8' x 12ft 6' (6.5m > 4.84m x 3.87 m)
The high 8ft tall ceiling gives an even greater impression of space to this well-proportioned living room, which is flooded in light courtesy of the large front facing bow window and the two south facing flank windows, either side of the feature Fireplace with its inset electric fire.
DINING ROOM 10ft 2' x 9ft 6' (3.13m x 2.93m)
Being at the rear of the house and with a 5ft high window pouring in light from the garden, this dining room has to potential to be opened up with the adjoining kitchen (subject to necessary consents) to create a substantial open plan kitchen/family room.
EXTRA RECEPTION ROOM/4th BEDROOM 12ft 9' x 10ft 9' (3.94m x 3.3m)
A versatile extra ground floor room with an extensive range of White textured 'wood finish' fitted bedroom furniture incorporating Wardrobes, a Dressing Table, twin Bedside Cabinets and Bridging Cupboards over the 5ft 2' wide Bed recess.
KITCHEN 13ft ' x 12ft 10' narrowing to 7ft 10' (3.96m x 3.91m > 2.4m )
Following a previous extension, now an L-shaped kitchen with Karndean flooring and a dated but functional range of Pine effect kitchen units incorporating a black glass ceramic Hob, a built-in AEG Combination Oven/Grill, built-in AEG Microwave, integrated AEG ‘Favourit' integrated Dishwasher and integrated Fridge/Freezer.
An external door with adjacent window opens out to the garden and an internal lockable door opens to the 'Utility Area' end of the Garage.
BREAKFAST ROOM/SUN LOUNGE 15ft 10' x 7ft 1' (4.83m x 2.18m)
Twin 5ft high windows overlook the garden and sweep in lots of light to this versatile area, most recently arranged with a sofa at the far end for use as a sunny afternoon Sitting area, with the near end taking a large kitchen table and chairs with ease.
UTILITY AREA (within Garage - the rear section) 12ft 7' x 11ft 8' (3.9m x 3.55m)
Formed from the rear section of the 28ft 8' long Integral Garage. Fitted with an extensive range of 1970s base and eye level kitchen units providing a superb storage facility. Incorporating a 1.5 bowl single drainer sink unit and a recess for the washing machine.
(We think there is the clear potential to encompass this area within the kitchen behind, to create a lovely open plan, modern style kitchen/dining/family room)
GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM 6ft 4' x 6ft 1' (1.93m x 1.85m)
Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a white woodgrain finish combination unit incorporating a 'Roca' semi-recessed basin and back-to-wall WC, together with a panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment.
Fully tiled, there is an Xpelair extractor fan and a wall mounted Dimplex heater as well as the main central heating radiator.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
This 'L-shaped' landing gives access to each of the three bedrooms and the 1st Floor Shower Room.
BEDROOM ONE 13ft 4' x 11ft 7' (4.1m x 3.6m)
Nearly 7ft wide, the large rear window makes this an especially bright and sunny bedroom, which features a large built-in cupboard measuring 5ft 7' x 3ft 4' (1.7m x 1.1m).
BEDROOM TWO 9ft 5' x 6ft 3' (2.9 m x 1.9m)
The measurements of this rear bedroom exclude a built-in shelved cupboard.
BEDROOM THREE 10ft 5' x 6ft 6' max (3.2m x 2m max)
The main measurements of this bedroom also exclude a built in double wardrobe, plus there is a further door opening to reveal the loft area.
SHOWER ROOM 5ft 4' x 4ft 4' (1.62m x 1.32m)
Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a white gloss Vanity unit, close coupled WC and a corner Shower with a 'New Team 1000' electric shower.
Fully tiled with a front facing obscure glass window and Dimplex wall mounted heater.
FRONT GARDEN & DRIVE
The front is well screened by a tall hedge with the block paved Drive taking 2 cars with ease.
The 22ft x 9ft 6' side area offers the potential for further extension, subject to local authority approval.
GARAGE 28ft 7' x 11ft 7' (8.74m x 3.6m)
Converting the garage could add over 300sq ft of living space. That's about half the size of a small 2 bed house!
The 8ft 5' wide, remote-controlled electric up and over Garage door gives access for the widest of family cars and the front area of the garage is well lit from a bank of three obscure glass windows over the garage door along with a UPVC external door with its full height side light window.
A wall mounted 'Ideal Classic' gas boiler serves the gas central heating and hot water.
WEST FACING REAR GARDEN 57ft x 45ft (17.4 m x 13.7)
The Garden affords a good degree of privacy and thanks to the open South facing side aspect and West facing rear aspect, it enjoys a great deal of the days sunlight, which makes parts of the paved patio area a real sun trap along with a delightfully private and un-overlooked place to sit and relax.
Adjoining the patio with an appealing curved brick edge, is the lawn. These curves not only give a professional landscaped design to the garden but also creates an interesting shrub border arrangement to compliment the tall conifer hedge to the rear boundary.
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.