Presented in good decorative order and available 1st October - potentially sooner, this 5 Bedroom Detached Executive House, enjoys a particularly convenient location just 0.8 mile from Billericay's Mainline Railway Station, 10 minute/0.5 mile walk from the north-east entrance to the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park and with a pedestrian entrance to the 175 acres of ancient woodland of Norsey Woods literally just an acorns throw away, across the road.
In addition, local shops including a handy Co-op Supermarket and Mayflower Secondary School are just an easy 5-minute walk, with the local Buttsbury Infants and Juniors Schools a little further at 0.6 mile (Mayflower & Buttsbury Infants both boasting Outstanding OFSTED Reports.
The 2,280sq ft of accommodation is spread over 3 floors, briefly comprising a long Entrance Hall with a Ground Floor Cloakroom and attractive wood effect flooring which extends throughout the ground floor, 17ft Lounge with Bi-fold Doors opening out to the almost full width Conservatory (itself with twin electric opening skylight windows), 13ft Dining Room, 11ft Study with useful understairs storage cupboard, refitted Kitchen with Cream Gloss units topped with 'Bamboo' wood worktops and a host of integrated and built-in appliances, separate 8ft matching Utility Room (with a new washing machine going in), 4 first floor bedrooms (2 with Ensuite Shower Rooms and one featuring a vaulted ceiling), the main Bathroom which features both a bath and a separate shower, and a big top floor bedroom.
There is Gas Central Heating via radiators and double glazing throughout (blinds to most of the windows too), with externally a 3+ Car Block paved Drive, part converted Garage (ideal Gym) and a sunny West facing Garden.
24ft long and opening up at the end, where the stairs rise to the first-floor accommodation.
The attractive wood finish flooring extends into all the ground floor rooms adding warmth and character.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
The side facing obscure glass window gives natural light, with the cloakroom suite comprising a white gloss vanity unit and a close coupled WC.
LOUNGE 16ft 8' x 10ft 10' (5.1m x 3.3m)
Bi-folding doors open out to the conservatory.
DINING ROOM 12ft 8' x 10ft 10' (3.9m x 3.3m)
A fine size formal dining room accessed from the hall via a set of double doors and with a deep bay window providing a nice feature.
STUDY 10ft 10' x 6ft 2' (3.3m x 1.9m)
A useful home office or media room with a particularly useful and surprisingly large understairs storage cupboard.
CONSERVATORY 18ft 7' x 10ft 5' (5.7m x 3.2m)
A lovely sunny garden room, drenched in light by the huge lantern light, three sets of windows and the glazed double doors opening out to the decking within the rear garden.
Twin vertical electric radiators in two corners provide plenty of winters heat and the twin skylight windows within the vaulted glass roof are electronically operated.
KITCHEN 14ft 5' x 9ft 3' (4.4m x 2.8m)
Fitted with an attractive range of Cream gloss units topped with Bamboo wood worktops and incorporating a 5-ring Gas Hob with a stainless steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above, a Bosch Multifunction oven, matching Combination Oven/Microwave above, integrated Dishwasher and integrated Ffridge/Freezer.
This room has plenty of light courtesy of a side facing window and a set of bi-folding doors open out to the conservatory.
UTILITY ROOM 8ft 5' x 4ft 9' (2.6m x 1.45m)
Fitted with the same matching units as the kitchen and incorporating a fitted sink unit.
Below the worktops, a new washing machine will be installed and the wall mounted Glow Worm Flexicom 30hx Gas fired boiler serves the central heating via radiators and hot water.
An external door opens out to the sidewalk, where looking right, the back door to the garage provides ease of use.
1st FLOOR LANDING 11ft 6' x 7ft 2' max (3.5m x 2.2m)
Doors off to:
MASTER BEDROOM 16ft 10' max x 10ft 7' (5.1m x 3.2m)
With a rear facing window, two sets of built-in double wardrobes and its own private Ensuite shower room.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Fitted with a modern suite complimented by attractive ceramic tiles and featuring a double shower cubicle.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft x 10ft 4' (3.35m x 3.15m)
The eyes will be immediately drawn to the vaulted ceiling and large feature front facing window, which provide the focal points of this visually appealing double bedroom, which also has a fitted double wardrobe and sound private Ensuite shower room.
SECOND ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Fitted with a modern suite.
BEDROOM THREE 13ft 2' x 9ft 7' (4m x 2.9m)
A lovely size 3rd bedroom with a big built-in double wardrobe.
BEDROOM FOUR 11ft x 9ft 4' (3.35m x 2.8m)
A front facing bedroom which will take a double bed and with a built-in double wardrobe.
Attractive 'Travertine' style ceramic wall tiling compliments the modern white suite, incorporating a wall hung vanity unit, back to wall WC, double ended bath, and a separate shower.
Natural daylight is provided by the side facing window and there is a chrome towel radiator.
2nd FLOOR LANDING.
Leading through to:
TOP FLOOR BEDROOM FIVE 17ft 3' x 13ft 10' min (5.3m x 4.2m)
A large first floor bedroom with three skylights.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Set well back from the main road, the herringbone design block paved drive will take three large cars with these.
The garage has been boarded out from the inside as it was previously used as a home gym. Access via a rear courtesy door.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN
A decked area will take a table and chairs with ease, with the remainder mainly laid to lawn with a number of plants running along the borders.
All photographs are 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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