Station Road, Billericay

Guide Price £625,000 - Available


There is much to be said about this thoughtfully extended and sympathetically improved semi-detached home, not only is it within an easy walk the mainline railway station but it also sits on the favoured south side of Station Road, just a short stroll via a private road to the High Street.

With approximately 1300 ft.² of accommodation, this substantial two bedroomed character home offers the level of space that will often be found in good sized three-bedroom homes. With a perfect blend of period features mixed with modern contemporary styling throughout, the ground floor alone, gives you three notable reception areas each enjoying with their own individuality with two of them having feature chimneys breasts.

Positioned to the rear of this cottage and therefore opening onto, and overlooking the garden, there is a deep kitchen/breakfast room that not only has an adjoining dining room but also a separate utility room.

As expected the character continues to flow into the first floor of this unique home, firstly the landing is split levelled with ledge and brace doors to each of the bedrooms as well as the recently fitted, luxuriously appointed four piece bathroom with a freestanding oval bath.

Each of the bedrooms also enjoy their own individuality, the main has a 2.64m high vaulted ceiling and an ornate fireplace while the second double room has a skylight window giving it a modern twist while still embracing a classic feel.

The improvements that have occurred over the years are equally visible outside, the front has a gravel drive for parking and the rear garden with a split level patio and extensive lawn has an insulated garden room providing that ideal work from home/get away from it all space.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..

As you approach the property a wrought iron gate to the side of the house immediately gives you that cottage feeling together with an insight, as to what is in store. The gravel path extends to the side and to a gloss black door that gives access into this home.


ENTRANCE AREA

This small but practical space has a coconut mat floor covering, a feature glass block wall to increase the natural light and an authentic panel door to give you access into this most welcoming living space.


LIVING ROOM 7.16 plus Bay window x 4.08m (23'5 x 13'4)

Originally designed as two separate reception rooms this is now an incredibly generous open living space that provides two very defined areas ideal for entertainment and relaxation. Enjoying a traditional looking oak floor, there is an air of both practicality and a classic style to this room.

A deep walk in front facing bay brings good natural light into the lounge area, where there is one of the two original fireplaces and brick chimney breasts.

Placed between both the lounge and sitting area, the built-in display shelving assists in creating a subtle divide between these two social spaces. The sitting room has a large side window and so in itself enjoys good natural light and again, there is an original chimney breast while the fireplace houses a wood burner. From here two shallow brick laid steps and a stable door lead into the dining area.


DINING AREA 4.14 max by 2.83 (13'6 x 9'3)

Being central within the house, this area with a tiled floor and inset spotlights to the ceiling, has a more modern feel. A side window brings in natural light as does the porthole window in the adjoining open stairs.

Open access then gives direct access into the kitchen breakfast room.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 6.48 x 2.63m (21'3 x 8'6)

The tiled floor from the dining area extends into this deep kitchen, where there are double doors to a side hall where there is a full height side window and a door giving access to a utility/cloakroom.

Sympathetically chosen fittings complement the cottage feel and give the impression of having freestanding units. These units incorporate a built-in electric oven and hob with cooker hood and an adjoining stainless steel worktop and tiled splash back. In addition, there is as a stainless steel double sink unit with mixer taps and cupboards under plus a wood block worktop and spaces for a dishwasher and fridge/freezer. On the adjacent wall is also a bank of cabinets providing ample storage.

To the garden end of this room, the freestanding breakfast bar extends into an area where there are glazed panels to the side and double doors opening to the garden.


SIDE HALLWAY

The tiled floor from the kitchen and dining area extends into this side area where there is a full height window, interestingly the stairs rising to the first floor encourage a welcoming open plan feel to the dining area. A door then leads into the utility/cloakroom.


UTILITY ROOM 2.31 m x 1.28 m ( 7'6 x 4'2)

The Victorian style tiled floor gives a gentle nod to the age of this property and ensures an original feel to this modern fitted room with a wood block top, spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

In addition, there is a rear window a close coupled WC with push button flush and wash basin with swan neck mixer tap.


LANDING

The varnished stairs with a central runner carpet lead up to a light and airing split level landing where there is a side window and an open stairwell with a porthole window and a handy display area. On the first level a ledge and and brace door to…


BATHROOM 2.91 m x 2.49 m (9'5 x 8'2)

Recently fitted out in a quality Rak ceramic white suite with complimentary floor and wall tiling, the freestanding oval bath with a centrally positioned floor mounted mixer tap, takes pride of place and ensures this room radiates the luxurious feel it deserves.

In addition, there is a rear facing window, a walk-in double shower with rain head and wall mounted controls, a close coupled WC with push button flush and a vanity unit with a mounted circular basin and wall mounted mirrored cupboard behind.


BEDROOM ONE 4.03m x 3.03m ( 13'2 x 9'10)

Located to the front of the house with two windows, this bedroom with a lovely 2.64m high part vaulted ceiling has a wood effect floor covering and a feature ornate fireplace with a cast iron surround.


BEDROOM TWO 3.24m x 3.06m (10'6 x 10'3)

Although this bedroom is positioned centrally within the house, a well-placed skylight window gives good natural light into this bedroom which also has a wood effect floor to match that in main bedroom.


OUTSIDE

FRONT

The front of the house has been gravelled to provide parking and access to the house.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring approx. 100 in depth and enjoying the favoured southerly aspect and with established surroundings, this garden can transport you to a world away from the central town position the cottage commands.

Commencing a split-level paved patio, this is a great area for entertaining while sitting beyond the lawn garden is a substantial garden room ideal for those of us now looking for that working from home space.

GARDEN ROOM 4.45m x 3.25m (14'6 x 10'6)

This insulated garden room with 2 windows, a tougue and groove, has its own electrical circuit breaker and an alarm.
Positioned behind this garden room is garden shed and an area for storage.


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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.
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