- Large 3 bedroom Semi-detached house in a quiet little cul-de-sac of just 8 properties
- 1 mile to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
- Great kerbside appeal with a Double width Block Paved Drive & a stylish grey composite front door
- Front extension gives it a lovely big Entrance Hall and a new ground floor WC Room
- 3 great size Bedrooms, the 19ft Principle Bedroom also boasting its own Ensuite Shower Room
- 0.9 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- Local shops & Lake Meadows Park nearby and Brightside Primary School just a 3-4 minute walk
- Very sunny 112ft West facing rear Garden
- 19ft Lounge/Diner and 16ft Refitted "Cashmere Gloss" Kitchen with "Walnut" effect worktops
- Further features include a attractive wood flooring in the Lounge, refitted Bathroom & modern decor
With only 8 houses in this wide, and very peaceful residential cul-de-sac, properties very rarely come onto the market in Upland Drive and this particular 3 Bedroom Semi-detached House stands out even more with its new double width block paved drive and contemporary style grey composite front door within the 3 year old front extension.
The property also showboats a sunny, West facing, 112ft Garden and has been much improved over the last few years with a new Kitchen, Bathroom and ground floor WC Room, redecoration throughout and an Ensuite which has been put into the Master Bedroom which has also boasts 'Rhino' fitted wardrobes.
A loft conversion would be an obvious and affordable way of adding even more room to this super property, as the space is already there, contained within the huge roof space.
The Accommodation briefly comprises a lovely big Entrance Hall with a ground floor Cloakroom, 19ft Lounge/Diner, 16ft Refitted Kitchen with 'Cashmere Gloss' units, 'Walnut' effect worktops and a Capel Induction hob and matching Multi-function Double Oven, the three Bedrooms (all good sizes), a swish Ensuite Shower Room off the 19ft Main Bedroom and a Family Bathroom.
Upland Drive is within prime commuter territory, being only 0.9 mile from the Station (35 minutes to London Liverpool Street), with the High Street exactly 1 mile, and local shops including a Co-Op supermarket, just a short stroll away.
For those with families, the local Primary School, Brightside, is just a short 3-4 minute trek 'around the corner' and the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park is just an 8-9 minute walk too.
HALL 15ft 8' x 8ft 9' (4,8m x 2.7m)
A great first impression with the 8ft high ceiling gives an even greater feel of space.
There's a useful large understairs storage cupboard and the smooth plastered ceiling (as found throughout the home) is finished with coving.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
A new addition following the front extension with a front facing UPVC window, a White Gloss freestanding Vanity unit with a modern contemporary basin, attractive dark wood finish back-to-wall WC unit and gorgeous wood effect Amtico© flooring.
LOUNGE 18ft 8' x 10ft 10' (5.7m x 3.3m)
Solid wood flooring adds warmth and character to the room and the contemporary freestanding Fireplace is to remain.
The huge rear window and set of French Doors pour in light and lead the eye to the large Garden beyond, a pleasant view.
The focal point of the room is the exposed 'brick wall', made from 'Brick Slips': thin cuts of real brick to replicate the appearance of a conventional brick wall - a lovely feature.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15ft 8' x 10ft (4.8m x 3m)
'Walnut' effect worktops incorporate a peninsular Breakfast Bar and compliment the 'Cashmere Gloss' units which incorporate a Capel Induction Hob with an integrated Extractor above and matching Caple Multi-function Double Oven below.
There's also an integrated Fridge/Freezer, spaces for a Dishwasher and Washing Machine, wiring for a wall mounted TV on the Chimney breast, a full height kitchen cupboard houses the Ideal Logic Combi 30 Gas fired Boiler and the Karndean flooring brings an enduring and elegant finish.
Both a front facing window and another side facing obscure window brings in plenty of light to this stylish and practical kitchen.
1st FLOOR LANDING
A ceiling hatch accesses the Loft and the large built-in airing cupboard (now empty as there is a Combination Boiler) provides super storage and even comes with a small radiator for warm winter towels.
MAIN BEDROOM 18ft 10' max x 10ft 10' max (5.74m x 3.3m)
The two large windows flood the room with light and enjoy fantastic views, being West facing you'll also get to see the sunsets.
'White wood' effect 'Rhino' fitted bedroom furniture provides neat uncluttered storage and this bedroom now boasts its own private Ensuite Shower Room.
ENSUITE 5ft 6' x 5ft 6' (1.7m x 1.7m)
A swish shower room with a smart wood finish wall hung Vanity unit with drawer below, close coupled WC and a large shower cubicle featuring a stylish overhead Rainfall type shower head and a separate handset too, for extra flexibility.
Finishing specification includes inset downlighting, 'White wood' finish Amtico© flooring, attractive 'Grey Stone finish ceramic tiling, a back-lit mirror, tall chrome towel radiator and a clever 'pocket door' entrance.
BEDROOM TWO 9ft 3' x 9ft (2.8m x 2.74m)
With a large front facing window giving maximum light.
BEDROOM THREE 9ft 6' x 8ft (2.9m x 2.44m)
This front facing bedroom has a telephone socket and features attractive 'Bamboo' look Amtico© flooring.
BATHROOM 6ft 3' x 5ft 7' (1.9m x 1.7m)
With a side facing obscure window the family bathroom has a White Gloss Vanity unit, close coupled WC and a Double ended bath with a pull-out shower attachment.
The walls are finished with Travertine tiling and the floor Wood effect Amtico© flooring.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Set well back from the road (38ft), gives room both a front lawn and double width Block Paved Drive.
GARAGE 19ft 1' x 8ft 2' (5.8m x 2.5m)
With a new roof, 'Up and Over' Garage door, security light and with power and lighting inside (with a separate Consumer unit).
A basic timber stud partition wall gives a separate area to the rear of garage approx 8ft 1' x 6ft, with a rear window.
REAR GARDEN 112ft x 26ft (38m x 8m)
The Patio runs on to a large area of Decking with inset lighting and a power socket (ideal for the owners blow up Hot Tub!). The balance is laid to lawn.
Transport: Billericay Railway Station (with car park) is 0.9 mile and offers regular direct trains into London Liverpool Street (35 mins) and Southend (25 mins) plus we are within a short drive of the A127 and A13 (which lead into central London) and only 20 mins from the M25.
Schools: There are several 'Good' and 'Outstanding' (OFSTED rated) nurseries & schools nearby including: Brightside & Mayflower School
Shopping: During the day, the packed historic high street with its many well-known high street names mixed with smaller privately owned boutiques and a central Waitrose Store, provide more than the daily essentials and the numerous intermingled restaurants, bars and pubs give the high street a real buzz of an evening, particularly Friday and Saturday nights.
Going out/Things to do: There's lots going on in the local area including Barleylands Farm and Craft Village and the Festival Leisure Park in nearby Basildon, which is home to a multi-screen cinema, a bowling alley and a children's soft play area.
Activities and sports: Lake Meadows Park with its 40 acres of parkland and a children's play area is just an 8-9 minute walk with within driving distance, Basildon Sports Village has an athletics track, climbing wall and gymnastics along with the usual gym and swimming pool plus there are also many golf clubs within easy reach including Stockbrook Manor Country Club.
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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.