- LARGE 4 BEDROOM DETACHED EXECUTIVE HOME IN THE SOUGHT AFTER NORTH PART OF BILLERICAY
- SET BACK FROM THE STOCK ROAD IN A PRIVATE MEWS SETTING, BEHIND A DECORATIVE BRICK BOUNDARY WALL
- 1 MILE WALK TO BILLERICAY MAINLINE RAILWAY STATION (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- 3 OUTBUILDINGS; 2 BIG SHEDS AND A GREENHOUSE
- UPSTAIRS: 4 LARGE DOUBLE BEDROOMS, ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM & MAIN BATHROOM
- HUGE REAR GARDEN 100ft LONG x 130ft WIDE AT ITS FURTHEST POINT
- CATCHMENT FOR THE HIGHLY REGARDED BUTTSBURY & MAYFLOWER SCHOOLS
- DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE WITH TWIN UP AND OVER DOORS AND A HIPPED PITCHED ROOF GIVING EXTRA STORAGE
- DOWNSTAIRS: PORCH, HALL, LOUNGE, DINING ROOM, FAMILY ROOM, CONSERVATORY, KIT/BREK ROOM & CLOAKROOM
- SOLAR PANELS FOR CHEAP ELECTRICITY, DOUBLE GLAZING, GAS CENTRAL HEATING
One of Three large executive homes standing behind a low brick wall with decorative railings, bordering the Stock Road, this large 4 Bedroom Detached House hides a magnificent 100ft long Garden, which mushrooms out to the left, the rear boundary some 130ft wide!
Bursting with potential, this is a much-loved family home, now looking for the next generation of owners to enjoy the main house and the extensive grounds it occupies, as the present owners have since they moved here in the 1980`s.
Of great interest to some, there is Planning Permission Granted for the building of a large Three Bedroom Detached Bungalow within the grounds, which would make the perfect ancillary accommodation for the extended family.
The property itself has an Entrance Porch, 13ft long Hall, 17ft Lounge with feature Fireplace, Dining Room, Conservatory, Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Four generous Double Bedrooms served by an Ensuite Shower Room and the main Family Bathroom.
Outside there`s the detached Double Garage, 2 Sheds and a Greenhouse, along with the aforementioned extensive grounds, a joy for the children and keen gardeners alike.
The property is also well situated, with the Mainline Station and High Street a simple 1 mile walk south-west, 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park 0.7 mile away and the `Outstanding` rated Buttsbury (Infants) and Mayflower Secondary Schools both under half a mile. In addition, Stock Brook Country Club with its Golf Course, Gym and Pool is just a 0.5 mile jog too.
PORCH 5ft 10` x 4ft 8` (1.78m x 1.42m)
A good size with plenty of room for hanging the coats.
Well over 13 feet long, with space under the stairs which could be turned into a useful understairs storage cupboard.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Fitted with a two-piece cloakroom suite and with a side facing window giving natural light.
LOUNGE. 16ft 10` x 11ft 5` (5.13m x 3.48m)
The big front window lets in lots of light, with the focal point the Fireplace, with its Marble surround and hearth, and inset Gas Fire.
Nearly 5ft wide, the big double doorway leads through to the dining room, creating a pleasant flow for large scale entertaining.
DINING ROOM. 11ft 5` x 11ft 1` (3.48m x 3.38m)
This fine size dining room has a wide set of Patio Doors, sliding open to the conservatory.
CONSERVATORY. 15ft 3` x 12ft 3` (4.65m x 3.73m)
A radiator running off the central heating allows all year round use for this light and bright glass extension, which gazes out over the delightful gardens and has a vaulted roof with an opening skylight and fan for summer cooling, along with a set of double doors opening out to the garden.
FAMILY ROOM. 16ft 10` x 9ft narrowing to 8ft 3` (5.13m x 2.74m > 2.51m)
A versatile fourth reception room, which being particularly long, could even have dual use.
Or perhaps, having it both a front and side window, it could be made into two smaller rooms: a study and a utility room for example.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM. 15ft 3` x 12ft 3` (4.65m x 3.73m)
The heart of the home.
Gather the family around the Central Island for breakfast, with this also providing storage, workspace and the perfect place to socialise.
An extensive range of ‘Oak` effect cabinets incorporate a matching eye level cupboard that houses the recently installed Ideal ‘Logic+ H24` Gas boiler, serving the gas central heating via radiators and hot water.
A composite sink sits beneath one of the two rear windows, both enjoying a lovely view of the garden as well as flooding in lots of light.
A part glazed external door opens out to the side way.
Stairs from the hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
With access to the loft and the airing cupboard.
MASTER BEDROOM 17ft x 11ft 5` (5.18m x 3.48m)
A notably, generously proportioned room, with a wide front facing window for maximum light.
A range of fitted bedroom furniture incorporates three double wardrobes, a dressing table, several chests of drawers and a corner unit.
ENSUITE. 6ft 10` x 5ft 2` (2.08m x 1.57m)
Comprising a Basin with pedestal, close coupled WC and a Shower Cubicle with a Mira shower.
Front facing window, shaver/light.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 6` x 11ft 1` (3.51m x 3.38m)
This well-proportioned bedroom has fitted wardrobes comprising two double robes and two single robes.
The rear window enjoys a pleasant outlook over the garden.
BEDROOM THREE 12ft 4` x 10ft (3.76m x 3.05m)
Another large double bedroom overlooking the rear garden.
BEDROOM FOUR 13ft 5` narrowing to 8ft x 12ft (4.09m > 2.44m x 3.66m)
The feature wallpapered wall makes a bold statement, giving this L-shaped front bedroom quite a stylish look.
A 1.5 x double wardrobe provides plenty of storage.
Snazzy tiles add personality to this family bathroom, with its white suite comprising back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern, Vanity unit and the Bath which has a mixer tap with a shower attachment.
There is also a tall chrome towel radiator and folding shower screen.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
As previously mentioned, the house is one of three executive homes built in a private mews setting, set well back from the Stock Road behind a brick front boundary wall incorporating decorative Piers and Railings, giving great kerbside appeal.
The large shared entrance then runs onto the block paved drive of this particular house, which provides parking for several vehicles and extends down the side of the house to the detached double garage.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 18ft 7` x 18ft 9` (5.66m x 5.71m)
With its hipped roof providing additional high-level storage, this garage has twin up and over doors, lighting, power, a rear window and courtesy door from the garden.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN.
Very well maintained, the huge rear garden has been a haven of relaxation and enjoyment for the family since they moved there in 1986.
The extensive lawns have been very well maintained and there are three outbuildings to house all things gardening and more.
There are two sheds (12ft x 8ft and 10ft x 6ft) and an 8 ft.² greenhouse.
There is access both sides too.
Those eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed the solar panels on the roof, which we understand produce a surprising income, leading to very, very low electric bills! We understand from the vendor the panels are owned outright, which will be of course confirmed by the seller`s solicitor during the conveyancing process.
PLANNING FOR A DETACHED BUNGALOW.
As previously mentioned, there is full planning commission for a rather attractive three-bedroom detached bungalow in the rear garden, under Basildon Council`s ref. No: 18/01400/FULL
The plans passed are for the bungalow to briefly comprise a large Entrance Hall, Lounge, open plan Kitchen/Diner, three good size bedrooms and a Bathroom.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
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.