Mountnessing Road, Billericay

Price £465,000 - New Instruction


  • Spacious 4 Bedroom (all Doubles!) Semi-detached House in pleasant non-estate setting
  • 875 yards to Brightside Primary School (Good OFSTED Report) & 0.6 mile to local Shops
  • 52ft Garden, big Front Drive (house set back 41ft from road) and integral Garage too
  • 20ft Lounge/Diner with patio doors to garden
  • Refitted Bathroom (with big adjoining airing cupboard which could make for a big Shower)
  • Exactly 1 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Little more than a stones throw from open Countryside (great for the kids and dogs!)
  • Big Hall with useful understairs cupboard and ground floor Cloakroom/WC
  • Fitted Kitchen with Range Cooker to remain
  • Gas Central Heating via radiators & double glazing

Boasting 4 Double Bedrooms, this well proportioned Semi-detached House, is situated in a pleasant non-estate setting, exactly 1 mile from Billericay railway station, 875 yards (8-9 minute walk) from Brightside Primary School with its good OFSTED rating, 0.5 mile to the local newsagent/post office and 0.6 mile to a Sainsburys 'Local'. Just up the road is open countryside, making this property ideal for families and those with dogs.

The family friendly garden measures 52ft long and along with its 8ft wide integral Garage, the house is set 41ft from the main road giving plenty of parking.

Spacious accommodation briefly comprises a lovely big Entrance Hall with underfloor heating and a large useful understairs cupboard, a ground floor Cloakroom/WC, the 20ft x 14ft Lounge/Diner, a nice square front kitchen and the wide return staircase leading up to the surprisingly large landing, which leads off to the four bedrooms and the Family Bathroom.

Built in the 1970s by the Mitchell Brothers, who built many of this particular style (all of which can still be found dotted around Billericay today), one of the design elements was a big airing cupboard next to the bathroom, which several of these homes have incorporated into the bathroom, to create a huge space to allow both a Bath and a large double shower. Plus, although a chalet style house, there is still a fine size loft with a good pitch, allowing the possibilities of conversion.


The Accommodation


HALL

A really good size entrance hall with underfloor heating and the stairs at the far end with the understairs storage cupboard providing a great storage facility.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

With a side facing window for natural light and re-fitted with a modern suite comprising a contemporary style vanity unit, close coupled WC and very attractive modern tiling including porcelain to the floor.


LOUNGE/DINER 19ft 8' x 14ft max (6m x 4.3m)

A generous size main living room and noticeably wider than the average lounge found in most semi-detached homes.

The wood flooring adds warmth and character to the room, which is nice and bright, courtesy of the rear facing window and set of sliding patio doors which open out to the rear garden.


KITCHEN 10ft 8' x 9ft 10' (3.3m x 3m)

Dated but functional, the units extend to 3 walls and the feature black & chrome FLAVEL Milano 100 Electric Range Cooker, with its 2 Ovens, separate Grill & 5-zone Ceramic Hob, will be remaining.

The wide front facing window floods in plenty of light and it may be worth noting here that there is the clear potential to knock through into the adjoining garage to increase its size and to create a lovely large open-plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room affair, potentially still retaining the front part of the garage for extra storage.


The newly carpeted return staircase rises from the hall to the first floor landing, the new carpet extending to the landing too.

1st FLOOR LANDING

A nice size and with it overlooking the return staircase, giving a real feeling of space.

As previously mentioned, the large airing cupboard could be incorporated within the bathroom, either partly or fully.


MAIN BEDROOM 13ft 10' x 9ft 7' (4.2m x 2.9m)

A fine size principal bedroom overlooking the rear garden


BEDROOM TWO 10ft 7' x 10ft 2' (3.2m x 3.1m)

Another really good size double bedroom with a wide window for maximum light and a brand new carpet.


BEDROOM THREE 10ft 7' x 9ft 9' (3.2m x 3m)

This double bedroom overlooks the rear garden.


BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 1' x 8ft 3' (3.1m x 2.5m)

Even this 4th front facing bedroom will take a double bed.


BATHROOM 7ft 5' x 6ft 8' (2.3m x 2m)

Re-fitted with a Matt White Combination unit topped with a sparkling countertop and incorporating a semi-recessed Basin, WC with concealed cistern and neat uncluttered storage within the double and single cupboards.

Attractive modern ceramic tiling and a wide chrome towel radiator complete the look.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

As previously mentioned, the property is set some 41ft back from the road giving multiple parking and this is excluding the garage.


GARAGE 16ft 9' x 8ft (5.1m x 2.4m)

With an up and over door, power and electric sockets and housing the Electrical consumer unit.


Side access through a sturdy metal gate which runs down to the rear garden.


REAR GARDEN

With a large herring bone design block paved Patio running on to the lawn and with an apple tree bearing plentiful fruit!


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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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