Western Road, Billericay

Guide Price £900,000 - Available


  • Prime Residential Area Close to Railway Station and High Street
  • Re-Fitted Four Piece Bathroom
  • Oak Flooring to Ground Floor Reception Rooms and Hall
  • 26" (7.92m) Sun Room/Conservatory
  • Integral Double Garage
  • Five Double Bedrooms and two Re-Fitted En-Suite Shower Rooms
  • Large Reception Hall and Landing
  • Kitchen With Adjoining Utility Room
  • Excellent Potential (STPC) For Reconfiguration or Garage Conversion If Required
  • Quilters Primary and Billericay Schooling Area

There is much to be said about this five-bedroom family home, not only is it within an easy walk of the mainline railway station but it also sits just a short stroll via a private road to the High Street. In addition, Western Road is within the catchment area for both Quilters Primary School and Billericay Secondary School.

With nearly 2200 ft.² of internal space, this home boasts a substantial level of accommodation split between just 2 floors and offers the capability to adapt as family needs demand.

The ground floor living spaces, are accessed by a sizeable reception hallway: this enjoys Oak flooring, and this continues from here and into each of the three reception rooms. The main living room, study and kitchen with utility room are positioned to the rear of the house, they all adjoin the sun room/conservatory and therefore offer the opportunity (subject to consents) to be combined to create a fabulous kitchen/day room that would in turn open onto the south east facing 45 x 42' garden.

It's worth noting each of the five bedrooms are double rooms, with two having refitted en-suite shower rooms and others sharing a four-piece family bathroom, also refitted in recent years. In keeping with the size of the ground floor reception hall, a 5.5m long central landing ensures the feeling of spaciousness continues throughout the thoroughfares of this home.

Sitting behind an established front hedge and gates, the driveway provides parking for several cars and having an integral double garage there is also the option to convert this into a self-contained annexe or further living space. In all, this is a home that delivers on practicality and longevity.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..

RECEPTION HALL

An external canopy gives welcome cover from the rain at the front door, this in turn opens into the welcoming 6m (19'7) deep reception hall. Having Oak flooring and a large double cloaks cupboard there is both good functionality and practicality in this entrance area that accommodates more guests than you are allowed.
In addition to the stairs rising to the first floor there are also panelled doors leading to each of the three reception rooms and kitchen.


CLOAKROOM

Positioned at the front of the house and with a window, this cloakroom has a tiled floor covering, a low-level WC and a wall mounted hand basin.


DINING ROOM 4.13 m x 3.28m (13'5 x 10'8)

Being located at the front of the house this good-sized dining room with ample space around the central table, has a continuation of the Oak flooring and enjoys double doors opening to the lounge to give that social open plan feel.


STUDY/MEDIA ROOM 2.95 m x 2.72 m (9'7 x 8'9)

This useful study space is now used as a snug/media room and with this immediately adjoining the kitchen its gives excellent potential to be combined with the kitchen to create a much larger open plan kitchen/family/dining area.


LOUNGE 6 m x 3.74 m (19'7 x 12'3)

Again, the Oak flooring extends seamlessly into the lounge which as mentioned before, has doors opening to the dining room, it also has a feature fire surround with an inset gas fire and an open access into the sun room/conservatory.


KITCHEN 4.12 m x 3.94 m (13'5 x 12'9)

The oak fronted kitchen units contrast nicely with the tiled flooring which extends throughout this room and into the adjoining utility room. Fitted to three walls are a good range of units which have roll edge worksurfaces and tiled splash backs. Incorporated within the units are three corner display shelf units, a glazed double display cabinet, an integrated dishwasher and a space for a convenience fridge. In addition, there is a built-in double oven and grill with a hob and cooker hood above.

There is ample space to one side of this kitchen for a breakfast table and chairs and an angled door gives access into the utility room while there is also open access into the adjoining sunroom/conservatory.


SUNROOM/CONSERVATORY 7.92 m x 2.15 m (26' x 7'1)

This conservatory addition with solid side walls and a stone tiled floor has a substantial feel to it while a side door gives easy access and the glazed roof and glazed rear panels which incorporate double doors into the garden ensures this relaxing area is flooded with natural light and warmth.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING 5.52 m x 2.44 m reducing to 1.93 m (26' x 8' > 6.3')

This lovely wide landing with turned balustrades has a fantastically useful built-in double linen cupboard plus a separate airing cupboard. There is also a loft hatch with drop-down ladder giving easy access to partially boarded loft which has a light connected. Panel doors lead to.


BEDROOM ONE 4.63 m reducing to 4.12 m x 4.5 m reducing to 3.86 m. (15'2 > 13'5 x 14'8 > 12'7)

Positioned at the rear of the house, this master bedroom is generous in size and has a handy recess suitable for a wardrobe or dressing table. A panelled door leads to the en-suite shower room.


En-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

This tiled en-suite shower room was refitted a few years ago. Featuring a chrome heated towel rail and grey wood tiled flooring there is a modern feel to this room.

The stylish suite comprises a wash basin with vanity cupboard under, a push button close coupled WC and a large walk-in double shower which has an Aqualisa Quartz power shower with remote pushbutton operation so you can warm the water before stepping in.


BEDROOM TWO 4.13 m x 3.8m (13'5 x 12'5)

Being positioned at the front of the house, this second bedroom also with an en-suite shower room and built-in wardrobe, enjoys distant views across Station Road and towards Shenfield.


EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Again, this shower room was refitted just a few years ago by Teddy's of Ingatyestone. In addition to the stylish grey wood effect Karndean floor, there are white tiles to the walls with a decorative chrome edging and a fitted suite that consists of a back to wall WC, a semi ped wash basin to increase floor space and a shower cubicle with a thermostatically controlled shower unit.


BEDROOM THREE 3.33 m x 3.11 m (10'10 x 10'2)

Located at the back of the house this good-sized bedroom will give ample space for any child to spread their wings.


BEDROOM FOUR 4.07 m x 3.65 m reduced to 3.02 m (13'4 x 11'10)

Again, this is a large rear facing double room and it also has a built-in double wardrobe.


BEDROOM FIVE 4.5 m x 3.02 m (14'7 x 9'9)

Although we have this listed as bedroom five, this is a lovely room it's currently utilised as a playroom and enjoys two front facing windows with distant views.


BATHROOM 2.63m x 2.06 (8'6 x 6.8)

This four-piece family bathroom with inset spotlights, wood effect Karndean flooring and fully tiled walls, was only refitted in 2015 and enjoys a modern sleek style. The white suite consists of an inset bath with mixer taps, a semi ped wash basin with mixer taps, a pushbutton WC and a corner shower cubicle with a low-profile shower tray.


OUTSIDE


FRONT

Double gates give access and security to the driveway which has been brick paved and provides parking for several vehicles together with access to the double garage. In addition, there is a lawn area and established hedging to give a good degree of privacy from the road.


DOUBLE GARAGE 4.96 m x 5.17 m reducing to 4.3 m (16'3 x 17' > 14'11)

This garage has two up and over doors and power and light connected, as you can tell from the measurements the depth of the two sides of the garages vary. The current owners garage a family saloon car to one side and a hatchback to the other. The side door gives handy access from the garden.


REAR GARDEN 13.7 m x 13 m (45' x 43')

This garden has two paved patios, one is immediately to the rear of the house and surrounding the conservatory, the other is to the rear of the garden. The majority of the garden is lawn and there are shrub beds to each side and side gate giving access.



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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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