Lancer Way, Billericay

Price £539,999 - Available


  • Extended 4-Bedroom Semi-detached House on popular commuter estate
  • Part double, part single storey Extension across the back done in 2014
  • Nearly full width Bi-fold Doors fully open to let the outside in during the summer months
  • Ground floor WC Room
  • 5 Car Drive and Integral Garage
  • 0.6 mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Ground floor extension forms part of a large modern open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen Room
  • Ground floor Study
  • Large Family Room
  • Sunny landscaped Garden with pretty Summerhouse

Looking for a shorter working day? With the property situated in a popular commuter area just 0.6 mile from the Station and a travel time to London Liverpool Street of just 35 minutes, this extended 4 Bed Semi will be of great appeal to the City Worker.

The property itself has the benefit of a fairly recent (4 years ago) rear Extension - part double and part single storey - to now provide a family friendly 1,217sq ft of accommodation, combining style, design and functionality together.

The rear ground floor extension has created a large open-plan design Living Room/Dining Area/Kitchen, with almost full width bi-fold doors, fully opening to let the outside in during the summer months.

The balance of the ground floor sees a separate Study Room and WC Room off the Hall, with upstairs, the 4 bedrooms and large family bathroom - formally a bathroom and separate WC Room, so a super size.

The windows are double glazed and there is Gas Central Heating via radiators.

The large front Drive will take a good 5 cars with ease and the rear Garden has been neatly landscaped, with the attractive Summerhouse to remain.


The Accommodation


Composite front door with adjacent side light window through to:

ENTRANCE HALL

With attractive wood flooring which extends into the ground floor cloakroom too.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

Neatly put under the stairs and fitted with a white suite comprising close coupled WC and a sleek Walnut effect Vanity unit. A low door opens to reveal additional storage under the stairs.


OPEN PLAN DESIGN LOUNGE/DINING AREA/KITCHEN separated for descriptive purposes as:

LOUNGE AREA 12ft 7" x 11ft 1" (3.83m x 3.37m)

With a smooth finish to ceiling with inset downlighting and stylish wood flooring, both of which extend throughout the dining and kitchen areas too.

DINING AREA 20ft 8" x 8ft 8" (6.29m x 2.64m)

Part of this area has a 10ft high vaulted ceiling with the large skylight flooding down extra light in addition to the Bi-fold Doors, which as nearly 17ft wide, bathe the area in natural light too.

KITCHEN AREA 10ft 10" x 9ft 4" (3.3m x 2.84m)

Fitted with a stylish range of Cream Gloss units with square edge worktops incorporating a pull-out carousel unit, deep pan drawers and with a Rangemaster Cooker with double oven, 5 gas rings and a matching black Chimney Extractor Hood above.

Integrated appliances include an undercounter Freezer, full height Fridge, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Dishwasher, built-in Wine cooler and Microwave.


STUDY 7ft 9" x 7ft 9" (2.36m x 2.36m)

A useful extra reception room at the front,with wood flooring.


1st FLOOR LANDING

With access to the loft and an airing cupboard.


MASTER BEDROOM 11ft 1" x 11ft 1" (3.37m x 3.37m)

The front window enjoys quite a pleasant outlook over the road and surrounding neigbouring houses, which are notably well kept and tidy.

A built-in cupboard over the stairs provides useful additional storage.


BEDROOM TWO 10ft 7" x 9ft 3" (3.22m x 2.81m)

This double bedroom is to the rear of the house, the wide window making it nice and bright.


BEDROOM THREE 10ft 9" x 7ft 8" (3.27m x 2.33m)

This front room is presently used as a Dressing Room and has 4.5 double fitted wardrobes.


BEDROOM FOUR 8ft x 7ft 4" (2.43m x 2.23m)

Sugar white walls give a light and airy feel.


BATHROOM 11ft x 5ft 5" (3.35m x 1.65m)

Formally a bathroom with a separate WC, now combined as one room, so a lovely size.

The eyes are drawn to the contemporary chrome and mint green frosted glass Vanity unit, with its matching storage cabinet adjacent, a nice feature, with there also a close coupled WC and bath with a separate Shower over.

Two rear windows provide lots of natural daylight and there is a chrome towel radiator too.


FRONT GARDEN

The original lawn has been concreted over, so that along with the original long drive, there is now parking for 5 cars with ease


GARAGE 15ft 2" x 7ft 9"

With an up and over door and housing the modern Vaillant Ecotec plus 624 high efficiency Gas Boiler.


SIDE AREA

Along the side of the house is a space of some 30ft x 11ft narrowing to 4ft 6", giving a super storage facility.


REAR GARDEN 33ft x 30ft (10.05m x 9.14m)

Neatly landscaped with a full width Patio, ideal for outside entertaining, especially in conjunction with the wide bi-fold doors opening to the house - the perfect party/BBQ venue!

Retaining kerb edging gives separation to the lawn with the borders stocked with well-chosen planting.


SUMMERHOUSE 7ft 8" x 7ft 8" (2.33m x 2.33m)

A pretty addition to the garden. Perfect as is, plus we`ve seen similar buildings which have had electric sockets and lighting put in, insulated with celotex and plasterboarded and voila, an extra garden room.


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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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