Pleasant Drive, Billericay

OIEO £700,000 - Under Offer


  • Hugely impressive "Lifestyle Home" with outstanding level of specification on sought after estate
  • "Open space" in the form of Countryside and woodland at the end of the road a stones throw away
  • Villeroy Boch "cloakroom suite" in ground floor WC Room
  • Stunning open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with Quartz worktops, Bi-fold doors & feature TV area
  • Lavish refitted Bathroom with centrepiece Victoria + Albert® freestanding Bath
  • 0.8 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Hall with all new Oak veneer internal doors (upstairs too) & new Oak staircase and spindles
  • Lounge with App controlled Lutron Grafik & Orluna lighting and QMotion automatic blinds
  • Master Bedroom boasting a soaring Vaulted Ceiling and a designer style Ensuite with walk-in Shower
  • Landscaped South facing Garden with LED Lighting, 4 plug sockets & 2 sheds to remain

All the convenience of a suburban location with added countryside, this contemporary and stylish 4 Bedroom Detached Home has been beautifully finished to a superior internal specification and enjoys a very convenient setting just 0.8 mile (16 minute walk) from Billericay Railway Station and with open space incorporating farmland and woodland literally a stone's throw away at the end of the road.

The property forms part of an ever popular development called 'The Hawthorns', which was built in the late 1990's by Laing Homes targeting the City Commuter because of its close proximity to the Billericay Mainline Railway Station, whizzing you to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

The current Vendors have upgraded and enlarged the property to create a hugely impressive 'Lifestyle home' with a vast array of features, which we have incorporated fully within the main write up, as we feel it important for you as a buyer to fully appreciate the level of specification this outstanding home delivers.

In brief, the accommodation comprises Entrance Hall, Lounge (with App controlled Lutron Grafik & Orluna lighting, QMotion automatic shading and blinds and a bespoke Media Cabinet in the Bay window), a stunning open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family room (Quartz Worktops, a host of NEFF appliances, TV feature area and Bi-fold Doors), Ground floor WC with Villeroy & Boch suite, fabulous Master Bedroom boasting a soaring Vaulted Ceiling and a designer style Ensuite with walk-in Shower, 3 further well-appointed bedrooms and a lavish Bathroom with the centrepiece, a Victoria + Albert® freestanding Bath.

The Garden has been landscaped to take full advantage of its perfect aspect - South facing with a hint of West, thus enjoying all day sunshine - perfect for entertaining and the large front Drive takes 2 cars with ease in addition to the 18ft integral Garage.


THE ACCOMMODATION


HALL

Hard wearing yet attractive and contemporary, the matt Grey Porcelain floor tiles extend into both the ground floor WC room and the open plan kitchen/dining/family room.

An App or dongle controlled ‘Omni' Alarm security system has been installed, with one of the wall mounted panels here in the hall.

Throughout the house, attractive new Oak veneer doors and white painted skirting has been put in, along with a new Oak staircase and spindles too.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

Making a great impression in a small space, this on-trend cloakroom has been refitted with a white Villeroy Boch suite complimented by the matt grey tiled flooring and sugar white Metro tiles.

A front facing UPVC window provides natural light and feature ‘Dragonfly‘ wallpaper adds a splash of colour.


LOUNGE 15ft 8' (excluding the walk-in Bay) x 12ft 5' max (4.8m x 3.8m)

Bringing the cinema experience into your own home, the lounge has been kitted out with £2,000 worth of App controlled Lutron Grafik and Orluna lighting (with ‘feature' and ‘mood' settings), App controlled QMotion® automatic Shading and Blinds and a bespoke Media Cabinet built into the front facing walk-in Bay window, incorporating space for speakers, amp, sub, sky, control panel, etc.

Of further note there is Ruckus ZoneFlex Wi-Fi system, providing better performance and extended reach through a sophisticated signal path.

Sumptuous deep pile grey carpet has been laid with to the ceiling, bespoke ornate coving and 4 built-in speakers plus one of the walls has been finished with Swedish custom designed wallpaper making a real style statement.

The sellers own fitted cinema equipment will not be included within the sale price but may be available to purchase. This equipment includes a 2.7m wide motorised screen, a 7-speaker Sounds System by B&W, Amp, Subwoofer, 4K Optoma projector, Control4® Smart Control System and Sonos® speakers.


OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM 25ft 10' narrowing to 15ft x 22ft 7' (7.9m > 4.57m x 6.9m)

The style Hub-of-the-Home with warm Underfloor heating throughout.

This contemporary living space captures the essence of modern day living with its high-tech kitchen, large dining area and TV feature area.

For the keen Cook, the wealth of bespoke kitchen units feature contrasting ‘Urban MicroCement' and ‘wood finish' textured doors and a quartz wrapped Central Island incorporating a dropped ceiling above with LED feature lighting and a built in extractor sitting over the sleek black NEFF Induction Hob below.

A host of NEFF appliances comprise twin Circotherm Ovens, the aforementioned highly efficient 5 zone CombiZone Induction Hob, integrated Dishwasher, large full height integral Fridge and an integrated Freezer.

A Franke undermounted sink fits neatly under the Quartz worktop with its Bronze acrylic mirrored splash back glass along the far wall and comes with a hot tap adjacent, plus the Central Island incorporates a Breakfast Bar.

An eye-catching addition to the home is the Rear Extension providing the dining area, the impressive vaulted ceiling giving an even greater impression of light and space. The quadruple skylights along with the full height glass gable and almost full length trifold door system (both aluminium powder coated), drench the area in light.

We like the exposed brick feature wall which complements the matt Grey porcelain tiled floor and the striking kitchen units really well.

Within the vaulted ceiling are spaces for 4 speakers linked to an entertainment system and accompanying the inset downlighting is bespoke coving with inset trough LED lighting.


1st FLOOR LANDING

Within the built in airing cupboard is a pressurised water system accompanying the new boiler, giving mains pressure hot water throughout the house.

A sun tunnel cleverly lightens what would normally be a darker internal area and the loft hatch flips down, to reveal a loft ladder accessing the part boarded Attic.


MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 4' max x 12ft 9' (4.1m x 3.9m)

The dramatic soaring 11ft 5' (3.5m) high vaulted ceiling gives a heightened feeling of light and space and enabled the integration of a large 6ft 3' (1.9m) high feature Arched window and for the current Vendor to install a beautiful chandelier (subject to negotiation), adding to the visual effect. There is also space for ceiling speakers linked to an entertainment system.

Beautiful Harlequin Amazilia ‘Hummingbird‘ designer wallpaper, a feature vertical graphite radiator and attractive Oak wood flooring with 6' skirting finishes the room to a superior level of quality and adds a luxurious feel.


ENSUITE 6ft 9' x 6ft (2.1m x 1.8m)

This stylish contemporary shower room boasts a large 5ft 5' x 2ft 5' (1.65m x 0.74m) walk-in shower featuring a stylish overhead, Rainfall type Showerhead and a separate handset to, for extra flexibility, along with an attractive wall hung Grey wood finish Vanity unit and a back-to-wall WC with a chrome 'Siamp' flush plate.

A confection of on-trend tiling to the wall and floors, a vertical graphite designer radiator, LED floor lighting and a heated LED mirror provide uber-modern finishing touches and a side window gives plenty of natural daylight.


BEDROOM TWO 10ft 3' x 10ft 2' (3.1m x 3.1m)

This beautifully appointed bedroom has a large built-in wardrobe and the eyes will also be drawn to the stylish and contemporary rear facing powder coated aluminium double glazed window.


BEDROOM THREE 13ft 7' x 8ft 5' (4.1m x 2.1m)

Another well-presented double bedroom with feature papered wall and both a large built-in wardrobe with double doors and a further cupboard over the stairs.


BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 5' x 7ft (2.9m x 2.1m)

With attractive contrasting 'Oak finish' cabinetry and Cream gloss doors and drawer fronts, this bedroom has been fitted out as a combination Study-Dressing Room.

Maximising space, floor-to-ceiling wardrobes run along the right wall with opposite, a further single wardrobe with adjacent desk and chest of drawers.

Like bedroom three, this also has a sophisticated rear facing aluminium window, the powder coating giving a high quality finish which is low maintenance and weather resistant too.


BATHROOM 7ft 5' x 6ft 10' (2.3m x 2.1m)

Contemporary, stylish and seriously good-looking, this sleek new bathroom features the ultimate in luxury, a deep and spacious Victoria + Albert® freestanding Bath

Complimenting this is a gorgeous wall hung 'Wood finish' Vanity unit with a Vitra® basin and twin drawers below, and a back-to-wall WC with a chrome Villeroy Boch push flush.

The textured slate effect tiling on the far wall is both eye-catching and a very attractive design statement and compliments the equally contemporary tiling to the other walls and floor.

Further stylish finishing touches include a tall chrome towel radiator, and the swish LED, heated and music App controlled Mirror.

This room also has a powder coated aluminium rear window (This is to match in with the rear extension - the front and side windows are upvc double glazed).


EXTERIOR - FRONT

This handsome house has a block paved drive for two cars, the balance landscaped to a low maintenance style and with gated access on one side leading round to the rear garden.

There is LED lighting to the front door and garage, security lighting to the front and side and the soffits and fascias have been replaced in UPVC with new guttering too.


GARAGE 18ft 3' x 8ft 5' (5.6m x 2.6m)

The integral garage has an electric roller garage door and houses the new MK electric metal consumer unit and the Alpha InTec² Gas fired central heating boiler which is partnered with Hive Heating™.

The current Vendor has cleverly incorporated the understairs area to be accessed from the garage, creating a nifty recess for use as a Utility area. Here you find the owners washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is also a convenient internal door from the open plan kitchen diner.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

Enjoy and make the most of summer afternoons and evenings on this large Sun Trap Patio. Perfect for entertaining, it extends out and around the rear extension, giving room for a good size table and chairs set.

An outside room itself in the summer months, this landscaped and well-manicured garden sees the balance laid to lawn with a further patio in the left corner, the right corner housing a good size shed.

As you can see, new fencing has been put in down both sides of the garden and the landscaping includes LED feature garden lighting with dusk to dawn sensors and four plug points.


As you have read, this is a hugely sophisticated, cutting edge design home brimming with gadgetry, which is worthy of an internal viewing by the discerning buyer.


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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.
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