Norsey Road, Billericay

Guide Price £1,600,000 - Exclusive


Location, design, quality and style.

With Planning Permission granted for a vast and luxurious 10,500 sq ft house incorporating a fabulous subterranean Leisure Complex including an Indoor Swimming Pool and an adjoining Sunken Courtyard, this 0.84 acre building plot with a 57ft width and 440ft depth, is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

In addition to its generous grounds, the property sits on one of Billericay's most prestigious roads and backs directly on to Norsey Woods Nature Reserve, giving you a fantastic ever changing back drop. Norsey Woods Nature Reserve itself covers some 165 acres and is a designated ancient monument, Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of Billericay's history for well over 400 years.

For the City Commuter, the Mainline Railway Station is an easy 0.7 mile stroll, as is the High Street with its central Waitrose Store. Local shops and Mayflower School (Outstanding OFSTED), both just under 750 metres, with Buttsbury Infants (Outstanding OFSTED) & Junior Schools are only a little further at 0.6 mile.

The new house will replace the existing detached dwelling on the site and cover four floors, with the proposed property meticulously planned to incorporate ultra modern, high end design features and cavernous accommodation to include:


GROUND FLOOR


33 m² Entrance Lobby with Cloakroom/WC


38m² Living Room


43m² Formal Dining Room


31m² Versatile extra reception room (Study, Playroom, etc)


112m² Huge open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room


18m² Utility Room



FIRST FLOOR


24m² Galleried Landing


Two x 25m² Bedrooms, each with a 7m² Ensuite Bathroom and a 6m² Dressing Room


Two x 23m² Bedroms, each with a 20m² Lounge/Study area, large full width Balcony and the shared 'Jack & Jill use of a 15m² Ensuite Bathroom, 14m² Dressing Room and between the two balconies; steps down to a shared Balcony suitable for a free standing HotTub.



SECOND FLOOR


An entire floor given over as an oversize Master Bedroom Suite incorporating:


70m² Master Bedroom with an 18m² covered Balcony


34m² Ensuite with adjoining Dressing Rooms either side



SUBTERRANEAN (Basement) LEISURE COMPLEX


Lobby accessing the Pool, Gym, Bar, Cinema & Plant Room


122m² Indoor Pool with bi-fold doors sweeping open to an enclosed Courtyard with steps rising to the main Garden and Changing Room with 4m² Shower, WC Room and twin private changing cubicles


61m² Open plan Lounge Bar with double doors from Pool area and feature spiral staircase rising to Ground Floor


29m² Gymnasium


12m² Bar leadfing through to:


29m² Cinema Room


A copy of the Planning Consent and proposed plans are available for inspection at Henton Kirkmans offices



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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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