Lakeside, Billericay

Price £528,000 - Under Offer


  • Recently modernised and extended, 3 Bedroom Semi-Detached Bungalow
  • Local Convenience Store, hairdressers and a rather good Fish & Chip shop literally around the corner
  • Gate at top of Garden to Commuter path taking you to the Station in 10 mins (0.5 mile)
  • 0.6 mile to Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose, shops, bars and restaurants
  • Cashmere Gloss kitchen units with integrated Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher & Winecooler
  • Beautifully presented and finished to a high specification and enjoying a 103ft Garden
  • Queens Park Shops (Co-op Supermarket, Chemist, Doctors, Newsagent) only a 3 minute stroll away
  • Path also give access to Lake Meadows Park in seconds
  • Stunning open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room with bi-fold doors to garden
  • Designer look Bathroom with full size Bath & separate Shower cubicle too

Recently modernised and extended, contemporary and stylish, this 3 Bedroom Semi-detached Bungalow is situated in a most desirable residential turning located a mere 0.5 mile (850m) from Billericay Railway Station using the handy commuters footpath through a gate at the bottom of the 103ft Rear Garden.

The local 'Premier' Queens Park Convenience Store, Hairdressers and a rather good Fish & Chip Shop are literally just around the corner and the Queens Park Neighbourhood Shopping Centre with its Co-Op Supermarket, Chemist, Doctors, Newsagent etc, is only seconds further (a 3-4 minute stroll). The High Street with its central Waitrose Store is only around the corner from the Railway Station at 0.6 mile.

The property itself has been beautifully finished throughout, its tasteful accommodation briefly comprising an extended Hall (a great first impression) with gorgeous textured wood effect flooring and a bespoke fitted seating/cupboard unit, three bedrooms (two doubles and a good size single), a fabulous designer look Bathroom with both a full size Bath and separate Shower and the Heart-of-the-Home; the stunning open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room with its 'Cashmere' Gloss units, sleek 'Woodstone Blanc' worktops and almost full width set of Bi-fold Doors which open wide and lead the eyes to the large Garden beyond.

Externally there is off street parking and within the garden is the old detached Garage, a super project for you...Studio, Mancave, Gym, Home Office...etc

Whether you're looking for an all-on-one-level-home or a smart contemporary residence, this could be the property for you.


The Accommodation


HALL

A lovely open plan area featuring gorgeous textured wood flooring which blends perfectly with the cream and soft grey walls.

The initial 10ft 5' x 7ft 5' area has a bespoke fitted unit facing the front door incorporating a cushioned seat with cupboards either side and below. It's a really nice feature and a great first impression as you enter this lifestyle home.

We also noted the bright chrome switches and sockets along with the inset lighting to the smooth plastered ceiling, as found throughout the home and the flip down ceiling hatch gives access to the loft.


OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING ROOM 25ft x 19ft 10' max (7.6m x 6m)

This contemporary living space offers adaptability and multifunctional use. Whether socialising, relaxing, dining, catching up on emails or cooking, this stunning open plan area creates one space designed to be used for every part of family life.

The bi-fold Doors open in a concertina style and neatly fold flat when open, seamlessly connecting the living space with decking outside, giving a real sense of bringing the outdoors in and bathing the room in light, with additional help from a further side facing window and a large Lantern light too.

The sleek 'Cashmere' Gloss Kitchen units are topped with ultra-modern 'Woodstone Blanc' square edge worktops, their stylish 'stone' look with a combination of grey and white tones, blend perfectly with the units and the attractive grey wood effect flooring.

Incorporated within the units are an integrated Kenwood Dishwasher, integrated AEG Fridge/Freezer, Wine Cooler, and a stainless steel finish Chimney style Extractor Hood sitting above a 900mm recess for a Range Cooker.

We liked the 6ft wide x 2ft 2' deep (1.8m x 0.65m) built-in full height 'Utility' cupboard with sliding doors that open to reveal spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer.


BEDROOM ONE 12ft 3' x 10ft 8' (3.7m x 3.25m)

Finished to a beautiful grey and white theme with a feature papered wall and a front facing bay window with a deep windowsill providing a nice focal point.


BEDROOM TWO 10ft 10' x 9ft 2' (3.3m x 2.8m)

Another double bedroom with inset downlighting.


BEDROOM THREE 9ft x 7ft (2.74m x 2.1m)

This versatile room has a front facing window receiving lots of borrowed light from the hall.


BATHROOM 8ft 9' x 5ft 6' (2.7m x 1.7m)

Beautifully appointed with warm underfoot underfloor heating and fitted with a high-end suite comprising a 1000mm wide, White Gloss Vanity unit with an equally extra wide basin and twin drawers below, a close coupled WC, Double ended Bath with mixer taps and shower attachment and a further separate large Shower Cubicle with gorgeous grey tilework and featuring a stylish chrome rainhead shower head with a separate handset for extra flexibility.

There's a chrome towel radiator, touch control bathroom mirror, the aforementioned gorgeous grey tiles which extend to half wall height, plus, behind the bath, the wall there has an eye catching white 'split-face' slate look tile making a real design statement.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

An area of shingle provides off street parking although the owners also park on the shared drive too, as the lady next door doesn't have a car. (Although there is always parking on the road too).

A side gate gives side access round to the back garden.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

103ft long commencing with a large Deck for outside entertaining, the lawn retained at the front by sleepers and a shingled path running up to the Garage.

The garden has been well looked after and has well stocked flower beds and both Pear and Apple trees.

A gate at the top leads out to the commuter path that takes you to Lake Meadows Park (seconds away - great for the kids, dog walking, running, etc) and onward to the Station.
(We've known many owners of properties along here fit yale key or keyless locks to their gates, so they can come and go via their rear gardens instead of walking round the road)


GARAGE 17ft x 7ft 1' (5.2m x 2.2m)

The current owners never got round to converting the garage so here it is for you to make this what you want. Studio, Gym, Man/Lady/Kids Cave, etc or of course you can take it down for more garden area and pop a shed at the top of the garden.

Currently with double front doors, 2 windows and a rear door.


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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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