The Rising, Billericay

Price £550,000 - New Instruction


Boasting a long 85' Garden and situated in the Sunnymede area of Billericay, this character semi-detached house provides 1350sq ft of family focused accommodation with a modern open plan living area that can adapt to growing family needs.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms, currently consisting three doubles and a dressing room together with a stylish modern fitted four-piece family bathroom that has fittings to include a freestanding oval bath and a walk in shower with flush ceiling mounted rain head to give you the ultimate soaking.

The ground floor of this house has underfloor heating to make the combination of the tiled and wood floor coverings feel that bit more welcoming. As well as having a stylishly fitted kitchen with an adjoining utility room and cloakroom, there is the convenience of a covered side lobby area.

However, special note really needs to be given to the open plan living room; a lovely bright area with a combination of modern styling that incorporates inset downlighters, bi-folding doors, a part vaulted ceiling with skylights together with a wood burner to ensure this large space still has a cosy feel.
In addition, its also worth noting there is a separate reception room that could give you the option of being used as a fifth bedroom, study or playroom.

As mentioned, the garden here is approx. 85' and certainly much larger than you will find at many other properties, as well the initial paved patio, there is also another paved terrace to the rear adjoining the substantial log cabin summerhouse with hot tub which could make an ideal home office, part room or both!

The Rising is a cul-de-sac within the Sunnymede Infant and Junior School Catchment as well as Billericay Secondary School. Situated close by is a parade of shops which consists of an off licence, Chinese and Indian takeaways, newsagents and a Tesco Express. In addition, Mill Meadows is close by and provides a 90 acre Nature Reserve perfect for relaxing walks with or without a dog.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..


HALLWAY

With oak wood flooring, a built in storage cupboard, carpeted stairs to the first floor and doors to the kitchen and two reception rooms, this hallway gives you a nice sized practical space which is just what you need for an entrance to a family.


STUDY 2.78 m x 2.54 m (9'1 x 8'3)

The wood flooring continues into this front facing study which has a bay window, a built-in storage cupboard and a range of fitted home office furniture.


KITCHEN 4.92 x 2.66 m (16'1 x 8'7)

With a complementary tiled floor and underfloor heating, this stylishly well-planned kitchen which features granite worktops with matching up stands and LED lighting, has a well-planned modern look. In addition to having space for American-style fridge freezer, a range cooker and an integral dishwasher, there is also a fitted breakfast bar, a door to the side lobby and a door into the utility room.


SIDE LOBBY 5.09 m x 0.79 m (16'7 x 2'3)

With doors to both the front and rear of the house and a matching tiled floor to the kitchen to give continuity, this side lobby with inset spotlights gives a very useful storage area.


UTILITY ROOM 2.62 m x 1.54 m (8'6 x 5'1)

Again, the tiled floor from the kitchen continues to flow into this utility room which has a side window, a fitted base unit and worktop with stainless steel sink unit and spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer. In addition, there is a wall mounted Worcester boiler and a door to the ground floor cloakroom.


CLOAKROOM

With a tiled floor and walls, there is a complementary white suite comprising a close coupled pushbutton WC and a recessed handbasin. In addition, there is a large built-in storage cupboard.


LOUNGE/DINER/LIVING ROOM 7.32 m x 6.58 m reducing to 3.71 m (24' x 21'6 > 12'2)


The oak flooring continues from the hallway and into this last open plan living space which has a part vaulted ceiling with skylights as well as inset spotlights and bi-folding doors to complete the modern styling.

Within the dining area there is a cast-iron log burner and within the lounge area there are both side and rear windows to ensure you never short of good natural light.


LANDING

A rear facing window brings natural light into this landing area where there are doors leading to each of the four bedrooms and the refitted four-piece family bathroom.


BEDROOM ONE 4.22m x 2.82 m (13'8 x 9'3)

Enjoying two front facing windows, a built-in triple wardrobe and a feature ornate cast iron fireplace this room has all the trimmings to give you a classic cosy feel.


BEDROOM TWO 3.21 m x 3.02 m (10'5 x 9'9)

This double room has a rear facing window and therefore enjoys the views of the garden and beyond.


BEDROOM THREE 3.7 m x 2.64 m (12'1 x 8'6)

This front facing double bedroom also has a side window and spotlights to the ceiling.


BEDROOM FOUR 3.92 m into door recess reducing to 2.65 m x 2.62 m (12'8 >8'7 x 8'6)

This rear facing bedroom with spotlights to the ceiling has recently been fitted out with wardrobes to one wall which have various internal fittings to include double hanging, shelves and drawers to make this a purposeful dressing room.


BATHROOM

With two windows to the side, this bathroom measures approximately 2.73 m x 1.19 m and is fully tiled and fitted with a stylish four piece suite which comprises of a freestanding bath with a waterfall tap and inset wall mounted tap furniture, a close coupled WC with push button wc, a wash basin with vanity unit with mixer taps and a fabulous walk-in shower area with an inset flush fitted ceiling rain head shower. To complete the stylish look there is an inset decorative tile to the shower area, inset LED spotlights to the ceiling and a chromed heated towel rail.


OUTSIDE

To the front of the property is a driveway providing parking for three cars and a door to the side lobby.


REAR GARDEN

The rear garden measures approximately 27m (85') and commences a raised paved patio area with the remainder being mainly lawn with shrub beds. To the rear of the garden is an additional patio area that gently curves around the lawn and gives a terrace to the log cabin summer house.


LOG CABIN 5.68 m x 4.13 m (18'6 x 13'5)

Spanning almost the entire width of the garden and with power and multi coloured LED lighting connected, this substantial outbuilding has three front facing windows and double doors opening onto the terrace makes this is an ideal games room/party room or home office. It worth knowing the hot tub will be remaining within this cabin. Adjoining the log cabin is a separate garden storage room built within the same style and with a front window and side entrance door.


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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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