Linda Gardens, Billericay

Price £495,000 - Under Offer


  • Extended Four Bedroom Chalet
  • Quality Fittings Throughout
  • Ground Floor Shower Room
  • Kitchen With Granite Worktops and a Samsung Oven
  • Brick Paved Driveway
  • Approx. 1 Mile From Railway Station and Close to Open Farmland
  • En-Suite Bathroom With Inset Oval Bath
  • Two First Floor and Two Ground Floor Bedrooms
  • Family Room/Lounge with Ceiling Rooflight
  • Single Garage

Being positioned in a cul de sac approx. just 1 mile from the railway station, this four-bedroom semi-detached chalet home with an en-suite bathroom, enjoys the convenience of local amenities together with the attraction of open farmland being close by.

Over the years many improvements have taken place, a rear extension provides versatile ground floor living space while the real Oak flooring gives an immediate insight into the quality of fittings used. The flooring has been fitted throughout much of the house including each of the four bedrooms, the hallway together with both the family room and lounge which also has doors to the garden and a rooflight window.

Both the first-floor bathroom and ground floor shower room have also been refitted in modern white suites, the bathroom features an inset oval bath while the stylishly finished shower room has been fully tiled travertine tiles and itself features a corner shower cubicle that has a rainhead shower and, we are told, a lifetime transferable guarantee.

Just like the lounge area, the extended kitchen which has granite worktops and a built in Samsung oven, also enjoys a rooflight window producing plenty of natural light to flood into this space together with a door leading onto the rear deck and lawn.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...



ENTRANCE HALL

The solid Oak floor that has been fitted to this home begins in this hallway and there is open access into the family room and Oak doors to two bedrooms and the shower room.


SHOWER ROOM

Having been refitted in a good quality suite, this shower room is fully tiled in Travertine tiles and incorporates a low level wc, a pedestal wash basin and a corner shower cubicle with rainhead shower and hand attachment, which we are told, has a transferable lifetime guarantee. Stylish extras that add to this room include a heated towel rail with a column rad and chrome shelving above and inset downlighters to the ceiling.


BEDROOM TWO 3.74m x 3.47m (12ft3 x 11ft5)

The Oak wood flooring continues into both these front bedrooms, this one has a window looking out onto the road.


BEDROOM THREE 3.03m x 2.74m (9ft11 x 9ft)

Although this bedroom is again positioned at the front of the house and with Oak flooring, there is a side window.


FAMILY ROOM 6m x 3.35m plus recess (19ft8 x 11ft)

Being the original lounge diner but now a family room following the rear extension this is a great sized room for both living and entertaining. Again, the Oak floor gives a practicality to this space and natural light comes from the roof light within the extension, neatly positioned to one corner a carpeted staircase with turned balustrades leads up to the first floor and an open access to the current lounge/sitting area.


LOUNGE 3.73m x 3.38m (12ft3 x 11ft1)

With double doors opening onto the decked area of the garden and a ceiling skylight window there is an abundance of natural light flooding into this area.


KITCHEN 6.25m x 2.75m > 2.23m (20ft6 x 9ft > 7ft4)

Having been refitted in a range of wood fronted units and dark granite tops with discrete lighting there is a quality feel to this room which has a window and door to the garden as well as a ceiling skylight producing a considerable amount of natural light. Fitted within the kitchen is a Samsung electric oven and a Hotpoint gas hob with a cooker hood over, in addition there are spaces for a washing machine, dishwasher and an American style fridge freezer.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

As you step onto the landing from the carpeted stairs the solid Oak floor ensures continuity flows from the ground floor, Oak doors then give access to the additional two bedrooms.


BEDROM ONE 3.93m plus 2.13m Recess x 3.42m (12ft11 plus 7ft Recess x 11ft3)

With a front facing window, a skylight window and a part sloping ceiling there`s a nice modern feel to this bedroom which also has the real Oak floor, eaves storage and an Oak door to the en-suite.


EN-SUITE BATHROOM 2.14m x 2.13m (7ft x 7ft)

As you can see from the measurements this is a good sized, rear facing, fully tiled bathroom, again it has been fitted in a modern white suite that consists of an inset oval bath, a low level wc and a pedestal wash basin.


BEDROOM FOUR 3.84m > 3.17m x 2.09m (12ft7 > 10ft5 x 6ft10)

Accessed via the landing, this rear facing bedroom also has the Oak flooring.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

The front of the property has been attractively brick paved to provide both a low maintenance frontage and plenty space to park. The paving continues to the side of the house where the recessed entrance door is positioned.


REAR GARDEN

Immediately to the rear of the property is a raised deck with steps leading down the garden, this a lawn area and 2 sheds for storage. Access to the front can be gained via a side gate.


SINGLE GARAGE

This has an up and over door and is positioned to the side of the rear garden.




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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.
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