Atridge Chase, Billericay

OIEO £500,000 - Available


  • 4/5 Bedroom Semi-detached House just 0.5 mile from Billericay Mainline Railway Station
  • Local shops around the corner
  • 17ft Kitchen/Diner with White High Gloss Units and room for a big dining table
  • Lounge and further 2nd reception room too
  • Gas Central Heating via Radiators and a Combination Boiler
  • Only 220 metres from the West entrance to 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park
  • Extended to the side and with a converted Loft Room too
  • Open plan Utility/Study Room and further ground floor WC Room
  • Huge Ensuite Bathroom plus separate Main Bathroom as well
  • South West facing Garden

Looking for a shorter working day? This much-improved and extended five-bedroom home is in prime commuter territory, just 1/2 mile from Billericay Railway Station with the High Street being only 0.61 mile away, while a choice of 2 local shopping parades and 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park are within just a few minutes` stroll too.

It goes without saying the extension has certainly provided so much room to this home, with to the downstairs, in addition to a lovely sized Hall, there is also a ground floor Cloakroom, Two Reception rooms, a lovely Heart-of-the-Home 17`ft long Kitchen/Diner fitted with a range of white high gloss units and an adjoining open plan Utility Room.

Upstairs is equally impressive having four bedrooms, a huge Ensuite Bathroom, main Family Bathroom and top floor Loft Room.

Externally you have the benefit of your own driveway, a garage store with an electric roller door and a rear garden that faces in the favoured South-Westerly direction and has a decked seating area with a hot tub to ensure lazy days and busy days can finish with a relaxing soak.


The Accommodation


ENTRANCE HALL 14ft 6" x 5ft 10" (4.41m x 1.17m)

This reception hall with attractive wood laminate flooring that extends through to the Lounge, is a good size and gives a pleasant first impression. The understairs cupboard provides useful storage too.


LOUNGE 12ft 9" x 10ft 9" (3.88m x 3.27m)

Practically the whole width of the room, the wide Bay window floods in light and the ceiling has a smooth plastered ceiling - as found throughout the home.


SECOND RECEPTION ROOM 10ft 3" x 8ft 3" (3.12m x 2.51)

Formed from the majority of the garage (the small front part remains as storage), this useful room offers great versatility and comes with wood laminate flooring.

Should more space be required you even open it up to the rest of the garage, add a front window and then with the accommodation behind (Utility Room & WC Room) incorporated, this could make for a nice little Annexe.


OPEN PLAN KITCHEN-DINER 17ft 1" x 11ft narrowing to 7ft 8" (5.2m x 3.35m > 2.33m)

A lovely, social, hub-of-the-home family area, with the kitchen end finished in White Gloss units and the Dining area more than big enough for the huge dining table the current owner has there.

The white gloss kitchen units are topped with solid wood worktops and incorporate a wide pull out pan drawer, integrated Dishwasher, and a NEFF gas Hob with matching Double Oven Below and stainless-steel Chimney Extractor Hood above.

The wide rear window looks out over the private garden and a set of Double Doors provide direct access and a sense of openness.

A nice touch is the traditional style radiator and the slate effect flooring which extends through to the Utility area.


UTILITY AREA 8ft x 5ft 4` (2.43m x 1.62m)

This useful area with a slate tiled floor, is used as a combination utility room/study area, as there is a fitted solid wood worktop with space below for a washing machine and shelving above.

Measuring 3` x 2` 7 the built-in cupboard provides superb storage and houses the ‘Main Combi Eco` boiler serving the gas central heating while a rear facing window provides plenty of light.


GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM

With a rear facing window with obscure glass, this ground floor WC room with its slate effect floor and shelving for storage, has a close coupled WC and a corner hand wash basin.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

Following the side double story addition, the landing was extended further and so is now a lovely size, with a feature spiral staircase going up to the loft conversion, doors then lead off to the bedrooms and bathroom.


MASTER BEDROOM 13` 1 x 8` 9 (3.98m x 2.66m)

This double bedroom has a front facing window and its own private en-suite bathroom


ENSUITE. 8ft 9 x 6ft 4 (2.66m x 1.93m)

With attractive ceramic tiled walls and floor, together with a combination traditional radiator/chrome towel rail, this good sized en-suite enjoys a modern look and boasts both a bath and a separate shower.

There also a close couple WC and a feature Darkwood washstand with a ceramic counter top and circular basin.


BEDROOM TWO 11 X 10ft 5` (3.35m x 3.17m)

The big rear window looks out over the rear garden and the neighbouring gardens behind and so enjoys a pleasant outlook together with plenty of natural light thanks to the South-West aspect.

The attractive wood effect feature flooring is complimented by white walls.


BEDROOM THREE. 10ft 5` x 10ft 5` into bay (3.17m x 3.17m)

The black damask wallpapered feature wall compliments a dark charcoal coloured carpet making a real style statement to this double bedroom, with the eyes also drawn to the walk-in bay window.


BEDROOM FOUR. 7ft 6` x 6ft 5` (2.28m x 1.95m)

With a front facing window, this single bedroom would also make an ideal study.


BATHROOM 6ft 3` x 5ft 10` (1.9m x 1.77m)

The white tiled floor and walls compliment the modern white suite comprising a semi-pedestal basin, close coupled WC and a shower bath with a separate shower over.

A chrome towel radiator completes the look and a rear window provides plenty of natural light.


LOFT CONVERSION 21ft x 12ft 2` (6.4m x 3ft7)

Accessed by the spiral staircase, this useful loft room with Velux windows has got some restricted head height but does boast a large footprint and lots of eaves storage space.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

In front of the Garage store is a Drive for one car with the balance of the front laid out as garden, although we would look at converting this to additional parking – easy and straightforward.

STORE 8ft 9` x 5ft (2.66m x 1.52m)

An ideal space for bikes, bins and general paraphernalia often found in a garage which also has power connected.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN

Enjoying a South/Westerly Aspect, this approx. 45ft long Garden, affords a good degree of the day`s sunshine
It commences a decked seating area, part of which has a fixed canopy which extends down over a split-level paved patio which houses a Hot tub.

The remainder of this garden is mainly lawn with a further decked area to the rear and established shrubs to give a pleasant feeling of seclusion.


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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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