Shanklin Avenue, Billericay

Guide Price £850,000 - Available


  • Gravelled Private Road With South Facing Garden
  • Four Large Bedrooms
  • Rear Facing Newly Refitted Kitchen/Diner
  • Carpeted Lounge With Doors Onto Deck
  • Quilters School Catchment Area
  • Distant Views From First Floor
  • En-Suite Shower Room and Family Bathroom
  • High Gloss Floor Tiles To Busy Areas
  • Close to Train Station and Just a Short Walk From the High Street
  • No Onward Chain

With high-gloss tiled floors and a newly fitted 7 m kitchen diner that boasts quartz worktops there is a tasteful contemporary feel to this family home with no onward chain, sits within a prestigious private gravelled road approx. 300 yards away from the High Street and just 0.5 miles (11 Minute walk) from the mainline railway station.

Over recent years, the accommodation here has been partly re-planned and refitted to give a layout to suit modern day living. The large porcelain high gloss tiles which are fitted throughout the reception hall, cloakroom, second TV room and the kitchen/diner ensures there is a practical yet stylish durability to the busy areas of the family home.

In addition, there is a utility room to the ground floor and a lounge which also has a defined sitting area together with double doors that open onto the 52' south facing rear garden

Upstairs you'll find four particularly good-sized bedrooms, these are served by an en-suite shower room, a family bathroom and a spacious landing area which promotes a light and airy feel throughout the first floor.

As mentioned, this house sits on the favoured south side of this well regarded peaceful but central residential area. It's fair to say this Avenue needs to be experienced in person to appreciate the setting together with the convenience of being within such close proximity to the amenities Billericay town has to offer.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS…

A brick paved path extends to the side of the house where there is courtesy lighting and an overhang giving some shelter from the elements while a UPVC entrance door opens to the hallway.


RECEPTION HALL

Having had the floor tiled in large cream gloss coloured porcelain tiles, the hallway gives a practical and particularly stylish entrance to this recently decorated home. Wood panelled doors with stylish chrome handles maintain the contemporary feel and in turn open to each of the ground floor rooms. The carpeted stairs sit adjacent to the front door and give access to the first floor whilst a 1.75m wide stairwell window brings natural light into this reception area.


SITTING/PLAY ROOM 3.62 m reducing to 3.36 m x 2.76 m (11ft11 > 11ft x 9ft1)

The tiled floor from the hall continues into this front facing room which has a curved bay window, inset spotlighting to the ceiling and a side door for convenient access. Although currently used as sitting room, this could also be used as a dining room or a playroom.


CLOAKROOM

With a side facing window matching tiled floor, the white close coupled wc and wall mounted wash basin ensures there is a modern feel to this room.


LOUNGE 6.94 m x 3.59 m (22ft9 x 11ft9)

With a carpeted floor this lounge has a nice cosy feel and it is accessed via double wood panelled doors from the hallway as well as additional double doors leading into the sitting area from the dining end of the kitchen. The sitting area of this lounge has double doors leading out to the rear deck and garden while to one corner of this lounge is a front facing porthole window.


KITCHEN/DINER 6.96 m x 3.02 m (22ft10 x 9ft11)

Following the accommodation being thoughtfully reconfigured, this kitchen was meticulously planned and fitted with well-chosen units just a few years ago.

The porcelain tiles continue to flow seamlessly into this kitchen which is fitted with an extensive range of quality white high-gloss units with LED low level feature pelmet lighting, LED countertop lighting and extensive quartz worktops that incorporate a curved peninsular unit.
Combined within the range of cabinets are quality integrated appliances that include a Neff fridge, a Neff dishwasher, a Neff electric double oven and Combi oven/grill/microwave as well as a Bosch induction hob with a cooker hood above.

Within the units and for maximum storage, there are pull-out larder draws, a corner storage unit and large pan draws. It's worth noting the quartz up stand/plinth that sits directly behind the sink is a removable feature that, should you wish, allows you to create more space for a breakfast bar.

Positioned to the far end of the kitchen, is the dining area, here there is a large 2.36 m wide window looking onto the garden and double wood panelled doors opening into the sitting area of the lounge that helps to maintain an open plan feel.


UTILITY ROOM 2.63 m x 1.89 m (8ft8 x 6ft2)

This incredibly useful utility space has become a family necessity, this one has a window to the side and fitted units which incorporate a stainless-steel sink unit and currently spaces for washing machine tumble dryer and additional fridge freezer. Its worth noting this room could also accommodate more appliances if required. From here there is an internal door then opens to the garage.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

The landing in this house has a lovely spacious feel about it and thanks to the side window it is a naturally bright carpeted area which matching wood panelled doors leading into each of the good size bedrooms. In addition, there is an access point to the loft and an airing cupboard housing a hot tank.


BEDROOM ONE 4.52 m x 3.6 m (14ft10 x 11ft10)

There are large windows in each of the bedrooms and with this master room being at the rear is also affords good southerly views with open land in the distance. There is a range of recently wrapped white gloss fitted wardrobes and matching furniture that include three double wardrobes, two drawer units and two bedside cabinets. Door to..


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

This fully tiled shower room with a side window, has a white suite that comprises of a corner shower unit, a close coupled WC and a wash basin with a vanity unit. There are inset down lighters to the ceiling, a fitted shaver point and a chrome heated towel rail.


BEDROOM TWO 4.54 m x 3.04 m (14ft11 x 10ft)

Again, this second room is particularly generous in size, affords good natural light and also enjoys the distant rear views.


BEDROOM THREE 3.86 m x 2.79 m (12ft8 x 9ft2)

This third double room has a front facing window and a built-in double wardrobe.


BEDROOM FOUR 2.81 x 2.66 into wardrobes reducing to 2.01m (9ft3 x 8ft9 > 6ft7)

Currently used as a study/additional dressing room, this front facing bedroom would with the removal of the wardrobes be another generously sized fourth bedroom if required.


BATHROOM

Two side windows bring natural light into this fully tiled bathroom which has inset downlighters and a chrome heated towel rail. There is a fitted white suite that comprises a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps and separate aqua Lisa shower and glass screen, a close couple WC and wall mounted wash basin with vanity unit.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

The front of the property has been brick paved to provide easy maintenance together with parking and access to the garage.


GARAGE 5.13 m x 2.64 m (16ft10 x 8ft8)

An up and over door provides access to the garage which has power and light, a side window and an internal door to the house.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring approximately 16 m in depth, this garden enjoys a glorious southerly aspect and commences with a raised deck which incorporates a designated space for a table and chairs. A few steps lead onto the lawn where there are shrub borders and hardstanding area to the rear where there is a shed for garden storage. There is also space to both sides of the house with one having a gate giving access to the front. In addition, there is an external door to a recessed storage area which sits under the stairs.



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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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