Tensing Gardens, Billericay

Price £565,000 - Under Offer


  • Outstanding 940sq ft, Two Bedroom Bungalow with Garage, on the doorstep of Billericay High Street
  • 0.6 Mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Stunning open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with part vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors to Garden
  • Host of built-in and integral appliances including an Induction Hob and Warming Drawer
  • Wood effect Amtico© flooring throughout Hall & Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
  • Just 300m from Waitrose Entrance in the High Street with its many boutique shops, bars & restaurants
  • Sunny 70ft South facing beautifully Landscaped Rear Garden
  • Gorgeous "Drawing Room Green & Cream" Kitchen units with "New Diamonte" 20mm Quartz worktops
  • Designer style Ensuite Shower Room & luxury Bathroom featuring a ShowerBath
  • Upvc Windows and Underfloor heating throughout, bar the carpeted Bedrooms

Perched on the edge of Billericay High Street, this outstanding 2 Bedroom Semi-Detached Bungalow is under 300 meters from the Entrance to Waitrose and only 950 meters (0.6 mile) from Billericay Railway Station with the fast trains whizzing you to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

Recently extended to the rear, this hugely impressive Bungalow also boasts a sunny South facing beautifully landscaped Garden, an outside room itself during the summer months.

Inside, this property really delivers on all counts, its spacious and well planned accommodation briefly comprising an Entrance Porch open plan to the long Central Hall with its gorgeous Wood effect Amtico© flooring, 2 Double bedrooms: the Master with a luxury Ensuite Shower Room, a spacious main Bathroom and the stunning Heart-of-the-Home, the fabulous open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room with its feature part vaulted ceiling and Bi-fold doors, seamlessly connecting it with the Indian Sandstone Terrace beyond.

There is full Gas Central Heating via radiators in both bedrooms and the luxury of underfloor heating in the living space and bathrooms, while a detached Garage provides useful additional storage

(Note: On can see from the front photo, that the steps up to the front door are 'work in progress'. These will be finished soon and the front photo will then be updated)


The Accommodation


Combining style with security the Anthracite outside/white inside, composite Front Door opens through to the:

PORCH

Well lit, courtesy of the side light window, top light and further side facing window.

(It may be worth noting that those finding steps difficult have the option of going in through the 'back', as going through the rear gate there is a gentle slop running up to the rear door and adjacent set of bi-folds - both accessible of course from the rear)

Open through to:


HALL

Gorgeous Wood effect Amtico© flooring flows through into the open-plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room at the end of the hall.

Underfloor heating provides a warm winter welcome and can be found throughout the property bar the bedrooms, which are carpeted.


OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING ROOM 21ft 2' x 20ft 9' (6.5m x 6.3m)

The style hub of the home. A beautiful-all year-round, contemporary living space.

Stealing attention, the soaring 11ft high vaulted ceiling at the far end incorporates twin skylight windows, which flood light down over the dining area below, with further light streaming in through the bi-fold door system, further sliding door and the additional side facing window.

A confection of 'Drawing Room' Green and Cream kitchen units, 'New Diamante' Quartz worktops and a host of high-end built-in and integrated appliances, makes for a stylish and practical cooking space for the keen chef.

Specification includes a Miele Induction Hob with integrated extractor above, two brand new side-by-side Bosch Ovens (a Multifunction Oven and adjacent Combination Oven/Microwave with a Warming Drawer below), a Bosch integrated Dishwasher, Bosch integrated Fridge/Freezer, instant Hot Water Tap and a Professional Spray Tap.

Note: The Ovens and Warming Drawer will be replacing the existing ones and will be put in upon exchange of contracts.


UTILITY ROOM 8ft x 4ft 7' (2.4m x 1.4m)

Always a useful addition to any home, with this one seeing a run of attractive Cashmere units running along the left wall, topped with wood finish worktops and spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The new electrical consumer unit is hidden within a cupboard and upon the wall is the new Worcester ‘Greenstar i' combination boiler.


MASTER BEDROOM 15ft 1' x 10ft 9' (4.6m x 3.3m)

Sugar white walls, soft grey carpet and it's generous room dimensions, make for a sumptuous master bedroom.

The generous 9ft high ceiling enhances the feeling of space further and the 8ft wide, front facing window pours in lots of light.


ENSUITE 9ft 8' x 3ft 10' (2.9m x 1.2m)

A beautifully appointed ensuite shower room comprising a large double Shower Cubicle, White Gloss ‘wall hung‘ Vanity unit with drawer below, close coupled WC, touch control light up mirror, chrome towel radiator and attractive ceramic tiling to the floor and walls.


BEDROOM TWO 12ft 5' x 8ft 4' (3.8m x 2.5m)

Another fine size front double bedroom, with it's 9ft high ceiling accentuating its size even more.


BATHROOM 7ft 10' x 6ft (2.4m x 1.8m)

Complementing the White Gloss, wall hung vanity unit with its twin drawers below and close coupled WC, is the large shower bath with its extra wide showering area.

Snazzy floor tiles, a touch control light up mirror, chrome towel radiator, chrome downlighting and lovely grey wall tiles completes the very modern look.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

Work in progress. Pretty flower beds surround the block paved drive and a new set of steps up to the front door is currently under construction.

The shared drive leads up to the detached garage.


GARAGE 19ft 6' x 8ft 1' (5.94m x 2.5m)

With a set of timber double doors to the front, two double glazed windows, lockable courtesy door from the garden and it's own separate electric consumer unit.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN 70ft x 29ft (21.3m x 8.8m)

Nearly due south facing so very sunny and beautifully landscaped and manicured.

Enjoy and make the most of summer afternoons and evenings on the large patio. Perfect for entertaining it extends out right out into the garden, giving room for the biggest table and chairs and inviting alfresco dining and evening barbecues during the warm summer months.






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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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