- Extended Three Bedroom Semi-detached House just off Billericay High Street
- The protected greensward of Sun Corner opposite the cul-de-sac
- Great distant views towards London from the rear Master Bedroom
- 26ft x 13ft max Lounge/Diner + 17ft Rear Reception Room
- Gas Central Heating via radiator
- Solid "Ministry of Works" built Ex-Police House behind the Police Station
- Wide "Own Drive" for 2 cars with potential to pave over the front lawn for parking for 3
- Full width Rear Extension
- Ground floor WC
- Wood grain finish upvc double glazing
Built circa 1937, this Extended Three Bedroom Semi-detached Ex-Police House of 1,137sq ft is conveniently located in a cul de sac position behind Billericay Police Station and so literally on the doorstep of the High Street.
Across the road is the greensward of Sun Corner and at the end of the High Street is Billericay Railway Station, so the owners here have never needed a car! That said there is an `Own Drive`.
Being close to Sun Corner, the highest point in Billericay, this house is not only convenient for all the amenities but it also enjoys an elevated position commanding distant views towards Shenfield.
Having been extended across the full width of the ground floor, this property provides the good internal space to include a fitted kitchen, two Reception rooms and a ground floor cloakroom.
Two of the three Bedrooms are generous doubles and the third is still a big Single Bedroom and there is a shower room fitted out in a white suite.
The West facing Rear Garden of 34ft x 17ft, is of a Courtyard style and wraps around to the side.
A side wood grain finish upvc window (as found throughout the house) brings in natural light to the hallway and a handy storage cupboard can house coats and shoes.
FRONT ROOM/REAR DINING ROOM 26ft x 13ft >12ft (7.92m x 3.96m > 3.65m)
This area would have been originally separated as a Front Room and Rear Dining Room, but following the extension, they are both now used as one large Lounge.
There are twin chimney breasts although we believe only one is operational (the other bricked up), and it has a feature wood fire surround. Double doors open into the rear Extension.
REAR EXTENSION 16ft 8" x 11ft > 8ft 2" (5.08m x 3.35m > 2.48m)
With French doors and a window facing rear, this naturally bright room provides the opportunity to be used in a variety of ways, including being remodeled to provide a large Kitchen/Diner - we think a Bi-folding Door System opening out to a landscaped Rear Courtyard would look fantastic and really bring the outside in. To one side of the room is a door into the side lobby entrance area.
KITCHEN 10ft 5" x 8ft (3.17m x 2.43m)
This Galley style kitchen has a large side window and is accessed from both the Rear Extension and Hall. A range of `Maple` effect unit run along both walls and incorporate a built in Double Oven and Gas Hob, with spaces for a washing machine, Dishwasher and Fridge/Freezer. A matching cupboard houses the Potterton Boiler serving the GAS CENTRAL HEATING VIA RADIATORS and Hot Water.
Accessed from the rear extension and with an internal door to the Cloakroom/WC and an External door to the side Garden.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
There is a window to the side and a low level wc and a hand basin.
1st FLOOR LANDING
A good size with a surprisingly big built-in storage cupboard and well-lit by the side window.
MASTER BEDROOM 13ft x 12ft (3.96m x 3.65m)
A large principle rear bedroom enjoying impressive distant views with Shenfield in the foreground and London in the distance. A built-in corner cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and the mirror fronted wardrobes will remain.
BEDROOM TWO 13` x 10` (3.96m x 3.04m)
Another generous size bedroom. This one to the front and with a built-in shelved cupboard to the right of the chimney breast.
BEDROOM THREE 10ft 5" x 8ft (3.18m x 2.44m)
A nice size single bedroom with a side window.
BATHROOM 6ft 9" x 5ft 7" (2.05m x 1.70m)
Presently fitted out as a fully tiled Shower Room with plenty of light from the front window.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
There`s wide parking for 2 cars and a front lawn. A gate in the fence leads through to the side.
EXTERIOR - REAR
The main courtyard style garden measures 34ft (10.36m) x 17ft (5.18m) and extends round to the side for another 21ft (6.4m) x 11ft 7" (3.53m) of space .
This garden enjoys a westerly aspect and is paved for low maintenance. There is a garden shed and outside water tap.
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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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