Langthornes, Billericay

Price £875 pcm - Let

Available early August and ideally placed being just moments from the railway station and high street, this stylish one-bedroom apartment with dual aspect lounge and Juliet balcony will provide you with both town centre convenience and modern living.

Langthornes itself provides gated underground parking and a secure entry system that calls your phone, the communal areas leading to the apartments are certainly much more impressive that you will find in other recently built developments.

Internally the accommodation is presented in neutral colours with a combination of wood style flooring, tiling and a newly laid carpet in the bedroom. The apartment boasts a Kitchen which has space for a dining table and chairs has an integrated fridge/freezer, washing machine, oven and hob and the appeal of open access into the naturally well-lit Lounge. In addition, the main bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an ottoman double bed that can remain in situ and the fully tiled bathroom has a white suite and a pumped shower.

Approached by steps leading up to the glazed entrance and front door there is a security entry system that gives restricted access into the building. Communal Hallway - The communal halls are a real feature of this well-respected building with a lift to the parking areas, internal resident post boxes and partitioned areas to increase sound proofing between this and the more private hallways leading to the apartments.

Entrance Hall

This hallway has a wood effect vinyl flooring which continues into the living areas. within the hall is a cupboard housing the water tank and pump for the shower. Doors then lead to.

Bedroom One 4.57m x 2.99m (14ft9 x 9ft8 )

A generously sized bedroom stylishly presented with a grey carpet, fitted wardrobes, bed side cabinets and a bed recess with an ottoman double bed that can remain.

Bathroom 2.43m x 1.67m ( 7ft9 x 5ft4 )

The bathroom here is fully tiled in contrasting grey coloured tiles, the modern suite is white and comprises a low level wc, pedestal wash basin and a panel enclosed bath with a separate pumped shower and shower screen.

Lounge 4.75m x 3.97m ( 15ft5 x 13ft )

A lovely naturally bright lounge which is due to being an end flat that has a side window facing south as well as a west facing Juliet balcony. The wood effect vinyl floor continues from here and into the dining area of the kitchen/Diner

Kitchen/Diner 3.01m x 3.52m ( 9ft8 x 11ft5 )

It's not often the kitchen within a one-bedroom apartment has the space for a dining table and chairs and this is another feature that makes this one quite unique. There are white front units with wood block worktops fitted to three walls and these incorporate an integrated fridge/freezer, washing machine and electric oven and hob with cooker hood over.


You will receive a residents parking permit which will enable you to park in the underground gated parking area. There is also a communal garden to the rear of the property.

Communal Hallway

The communal halls are a real feature of this well-respected building with a lift to the parking areas, internal resident post boxes and partitioned areas to increase sound proofing between this and the more private hallways leading to the apartments.

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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.


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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The following are permitted payments which we may request from you:

a) The rent
b) A refundable tenancy deposit (reserved for any damages or defaults on the part of the tenant) capped at no more than five weeks' rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks' rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above
c) A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week's rent
d) Payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, capped at £50, or reasonable costs incurred if higher
e) Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant
f) Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax; and
g) A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement

Please call us if you wish to discuss this further.