- Large 5 Bedroom Detached Executive House of 2,554sq ft near the High Street & Station
- Short 5 minute stroll to the High Street with its feature Waitrose store in the middle
- Lovely West facing Rear Garden
- Huge 32ft x 14ft (9.5m x 4.2m) Dual aspect Lounge with Double Doors to Garden
- Feature Double Height Breakfast Room, open plan to Cream gloss & Granite Kitchen
- Only 400 yards from Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- In/Out Drive plus integral wider than average integrated Garage 17ft x 15ft 9"
- Gorgeous Walnut effect high gloss wood flooring to the Hall, Lounge and Dining Room
- Separate Dining Room
- Two 1st Floor Bathrooms + a large Shower in the very large ground floor Utility Room
Looking for a shorter working day? This large 5 Bedroom Detached Family House is situated just 400 yards from Billericay Mainline Railway Station and with a travel time to London Liverpool Street of just 35 minutes, this impressive executive home will thus greatly appeal to the City Commuter.
Its uber convenient location just a 5-minute stroll from the High Street too, means that Waitrose is your local `corner shop` and with the packed historic high street also boasting many well-known high street names mixed with smaller privately-owned boutiques and with the numerous intermingled restaurants, bars and pubs giving the high street a real buzz of an evening, particularly Friday and Saturday nights, you`ll rarely feel the need to use the car
St Johns Private School is little more than a satchel swing away, just 11 houses up the road, with Mayflower High School only a little further, at half a mile.
The property itself offers 2,554sq ft of accommodation spread over two floors briefly comprising an Entrance Hall, a huge 32ft x 14ft Living Room, 17ft Dining Room, feature Double Height Breakfast Room with Minstrels Gallery, fitted Cream gloss Kitchen with Granite worktops, 14ft Utility Room incorporating a large walk-in Shower, 4 Double bedrooms, a Single Bedroom/Study, an Ensuite Shower Room and a huge Family Bathroom.
There is Gas Central heating via radiators, double glazing and a fitted Banham Alarm system.
To the front is an In/Out Drive, the wider than average integral Garage has an electric roller door and the large sunny, West facing Garden is fairly secluded too.
You will immediately notice the gorgeous Walnut effect, high gloss wood flooring, which extends into the Living Room and Dining Room.
A large understairs cupboard provides great storage and the ceiling has ornate coving giving an elegant finish.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Fitted with a white `cloakroom` suite comprising a close coupled WC and pedestal hand wash basin.
LOUNGE 32ft x 13ft 8" narrowing to 11ft 4" (9.5m x 4.2m > 3.45m)
Grand and elegant, this huge living room is well lit courtesy of generous glazing both ends, a wide window to the front and a set of Double Doors with accompanying full height side light windows, that open out to the rear terrace.
The Stone Fireplace with its inset Gas Fire is the focal point, although the eyes will also be drawn to the huge swathe of beautiful high gloss Walnut effect flooring, which gives an even greater impression of space and bounces the flood of light coming in through the glasswork.
DINING ROOM 16ft 9" x 8ft 1" (5.1m x 2.5m)
The polished wood flooring seems to `extend` this front room, which is a good length anyway, plenty of room for a long table at Christmas time.
DOUBLE HEIGHT BREAKFAST ROOM 14ft 4" x 9ft 5" (4.4m x 2.9m)
Breakfast room, Dining area, Family area, the choice is yours for this versatile area which is open plan to the Kitchen.
Looking up at the vaulted 16ft height ceiling you will notice the Minstrels Gallery, a pleasing feature which offers potential for a number of other uses.
Light sweeps down through the twin skylight windows and in through the tall bow window overlooking the rear garden - we thought a set of French Doors would work well too although there is a `back door` to the right of the window, providing direct access out to the garden.
KITCHEN 17ft 9" x 8ft 10" (5.4m x 2.7m)
Granite worktops complement the contrasting rich Cream and Black Gloss finish of the doors.
For the keen Cook, a host of high quality integrated and built in appliances include
. AEG 6-Ring Gas Hob with a stunning, sleek, black, eye catching Elica Collection Mini IO Extractor Hood above.
, Siemens iQ700 Multi-function Oven with `Hot Air Eco` combining hot air and steam.
. Siemens iQ700 Microwave.
. Integrated Fridge
. Integrated Freezer
Further features include a deep pull out recycling drawer, Blanco 1.5 Bowl sink under the rear facing window and a Myson Fan Convector Heater with remote control, linked to the central heating.
UTILITY - SHOWER ROOM 14ft 7" x 6ft (4.4m x 1.8m)
Not just your normal Utility Room. Up one end is a range of Cream `Shaker` style kitchen cabinets incorporating a double bowl sink and a space below for a washing machine.
Up the other end is a large walk-in Aqualisa Shower, ideal for those up early not wanting to wake the others or to give the dog, or kids a quick wash down after being out in the garden/woodland walks.
An external door leads out to the side way, the window overlooks the garden and hardwearing tiles have been laid to the floor.
1st FLOOR LANDING
The good size Linen cupboard provides great storage and also houses the © Kinetico Water Softener. The loft hatch accesses the spacious loft and has a pull-down ladder and light.
MASTER BEDROOM 19ft 9" z 13ft 9" narrowing to 11ft (6m x 4.2m > 3.35m)
A great size Bedroom suite with a row of fitted wardrobes, a wide front facing window, and two radiators, making it nice and warm during the winter months.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 9ft x 6ft 4" (6m x 4.2m)
The measurements exclude a deep recess which incorporates a built-in storage cupboard with double doors.
This fully tiled room has a chrome towel radiator and a 3-piece suite comprising a basin with pedestal, close coupled WC and a corner Shower.
We noted that it would be so easy to put in a second door from the Landing, to make this into a `Jack and Jill` Shower Room if desired.
BEDROOM TWO 16ft 10" x 15ft 8" (5.1m x 4.8m)
Another spacious bedroom, again with a row of wardrobes yet also twin eves cupboards and a bit of a surprise...a set of double doors opening to reveal a walk-in room 7ft 1" x 6ft - presently divided in two by a simple plasterboard partition wall and with the cupboard created housing the hot water cylinder. In addition, a small door opens to reveal access to a small loft space.
BEDROOM THREE 12ft 1" x 11ft 5" (3.7m x 3.47m)
With the measurements excluding the door recess, this rear bedroom has twin double wardrobes and enjoys a rather pleasant outlook over the garden.
BEDROOM FOUR 12ft 4" x 8ft 2" (3.8m x 2.5m)
A front double bedroom with 1.5 double wardrobes.
BEDROOM FIVE 8ft 10" x 6ft 2" (2.7m x 1.9m)
With its pretty blue gingham wallpaper, this rear facing study was previously a Shower Room, the half-height boxing-in hiding the pipework.
BATHROOM 10ft 4" x 8ft 10" (3.1m x 2.7m)
A very generously proportioned rear room featuring both a Corner Bath and separate a Corner Shower.
The wide `combination unit` hides the cistern to the WC and incorporates triple cupboards below the semi-recessed basin.
EXTERIOR - FRONT.
The boundary is part retained by a neat brick wall with trees and bushes providing a good deal of privacy from the main road outside.
There is a shared entrance Drive to the left and a private entrance Drive to the right allowing an In/Out Drive, with paving parking in front of the garage for another two cars with ease.
GARAGE 18ft 10" x 15ft 8" (5.1m x 4.8m)
The remote-controlled roller door opens vertically, requiring minimum space inside the garage, thus offersing maximum space both inside and in front of the garage. A lockable internal door provides direct access from the garage into the home, ideal on a rainy day.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN Approx. 70ft x 56ft (21m x 17m)
A lovingly maintained Garden with two seating areas, a large lawn and established borders giving a high degree of seclusion.
There is access on both sides, with one side at 6ft wide giving lots of room to hide the bins and house the 2 plastic stores the Vendor has there.
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.