Carsey Close, Billericay

Price £420,000 - Under Offer


Positioned in a cul de sac of similar properties, close to open fields and Bridleways in the popular village of Ramsden Heath, this two-bedroom chalet bungalow with a westerly facing garden benefits recently redecorated accommodation with new carpets.

Having a central hall, the layout of this property is very traditional enjoying a lounge/diner and kitchen overlooking the garden and two double bedrooms served by a both a bathroom and shower room.

The village has an active community and plenty of amenities including three very good pubs - the White Horse (twice voted `Best Family Pub in East Anglia), the Nags Head (traditional village pub much used by the locals) and the Fox and Hounds (92% rating on trip advisor), a very popular family-owned butchers, fairly new Coffee shop, beauticians, Hairdressers, recently built air-conditioned village hall and even a Tennis Club.

For the active retired, the village has its own parish allotments, the site (a Registered Charity so only £12.50 per plot per year) of 220 plots is just a 5 minute stroll away on the Heath Road, with many plot holders being members for 20+ years and the many rural bridleways that surround the village along with the several local parks and open spaces superbly managed by the local committee, keep walkers and dog owners busy trekking for hours.


ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS

HALLWAY

The newly carpeted hall has a wood balustrade staircase rising to the first floor and towards the centre of the property it widens to give access to..


LOUNGE/DINER

LOUNGE AREA 4.1 m x 3.72 m (13ft5 x 12ft2)

Sliding patio doors give great natural light into this area while giving a pleasant view onto the garden. The fireplace with an inset gas fire hasn`t been recently used but will remain and gives a cosy focal point to this room. Open access then leads into the dining area.


DINING AREA 3.78 m x 2.53 m (12ft5 x 8ft4)

This front facing room ensures light travels right through this living area. It`s worth noting this dining room was once a bedroom.

BEDROOM ONE 3.39 m x 2.65 m (11ft1 x 8ft5)

Having built in wardrobes this front facing double bedroom adjoins the bathroom.


BATHROOM

This good size tiled bathroom with a heated towel rail, measures 2.37 m x 1.63 m and has recently been upgraded with a modern three-piece white suite that consists of a close coupled WC, a vanity wash basin with mixer taps and a panel enclosed bath with mixer taps and a shower attachment.


KITCHEN 3.25 m x 2.8 m reducing to 2 m (10ft8 x 9ft2 > 6ft7)

Looking onto the garden, this kitchen is fitted out in a range of oak fronted units which have roll edge worksurfaces and tiled splashbacks. There is an inset stainless-steel sink unit, a built-in oven hob and cooker hood and space for a fridge/freezer.


LEAN TOO 4.51 m x 2.08 m (14ft10 x 6ft10)

Amongst other things this covered side area provides a utility space for washing machine and tumble dryer, in addition, there is also fitted shelving, a door leading into the garage and a door out to the garden.


FIRST FLOOR

SMALL LANDING AREA

Positioned at the top of the stairs is an access point into two separate loft spaces, there is also a door leading into...


BEDROOM TWO 4.12 m x 3 m (13ft6 x 9ft10)

With a wide rear facing dormer there is a constant head height to this room while to one end there is a shower room.


SHOWER ROOM

Recently fitted and stylishly tiled, this shower room with wood effect vinyl flooring has a shower cubicle with a rain head shower and separate hand shower attachment while to opposite side of the room is a square design vanity wash basin with mixer tap`s and mirror behind together with a shaver point.


OUTSIDE

FRONT

To the front of the property are established shrubs and a driveway providing parking for several vehicles and access to the garage.


GARAGE 4.69m x 2.35m (15ft5 x 7ft9)

An up and over door gives access and there is power and light connected.


REAR GARDEN

Measuring approx. 13.5m deep this garden enjoys a preferred westerly aspect, much of this garden is lawn and it has a pond to one side and a vegetable garden to other.



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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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