Cherry Gardens, Billericay

Price £425,000 - Available


  • Semi Detached House With Loft Conversion
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Potential To Incorporate An En-Suite Shower Room
  • Re-Fitted Kitchen Approx.3 Years Ago
  • South West Facing 15m Rear Garden
  • Cul De Sac Position Approx. 1 Mile From The Railway Station
  • Second Floor Landing With Skylight Window
  • Lounge/Diner With Open Fire
  • Gas Radiator Heating and Everest Double Glazed Windows
  • Detached Single Garage

Situated in a quiet cul de sac approx. 1 mile from the railway station, this semi-detached home with a loft conversion boasts four double bedrooms with the master having an en-suite dressing room that could even be converted to a shower room.

With a south westerly facing rear garden, the natural warmth and light afforded by this preferred sunny aspect flows through each floor of this family home. The accommodation layout includes a front to back lounge/diner that has an open fire and patio doors out to the garden, in addition the kitchen which was refitted approx. 3 years ago by Regal Kitchens and has Amtico flooring, a built in Neff Oven, Hob and Hood, also looks out onto the rear garden.

Each of the four bedrooms at this house are considered double rooms with two being positioned on both the first and second floors giving great flexibility of use as a bedroom or second tv/playroom, As mentioned the main bedroom has an adjoining dressing room and we are told by the owners, they have previously looked into changing this into a shower room and could have done but at the time chose not to. Alternatively, an en-suite could also be placed within the smaller of the second floor bedrooms, this would create a lovely master suite that incorporates a landing with a skylight window. It`s also worth noting there is a basin and vanity unit fitted to one other bedroom and a bathroom with a separate wc.

Externally the rear garden has a generous depth of approx. 15m, within this space there is a tailor-made garden shed for storage and the single garage which is accessed on foot via the rear gate or by car via the service road.

ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS..

ENTRANCE HALL

An entrance door with a side glazed panel gives access into the hall where there the stairs leads off to the first floor and doors open into the lounge and kitchen.


LOUNGE/DINER 7.48m x 3.82m > 2.84m (24ft6 x 12ft6 > 9ft4)

Extending the full depth of the house, this dual aspect lounge with a good-sized dining area, has a brick built fire surround and a fully glazed sliding door opening onto the south west facing garden that afford this room a good degree of natural light.


KITCHEN 3.2m x 2.7m (10ft6 x 8ft10)

Having only been re-fitted approx. 3 years ago by Regal Kitchens there is a quality feel to this room which is cemented by the Amitico slate style flooring. Wood style base and wall units with complimentary work surfaces, tiled walls and tiled splashbacks with under pelmet lighting are fitted to three sides. There is an inset Blanco sink unit, a built in Neff oven, hob and extractor hood and spaces for a washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

In addition, there is a kickspace heater for those rare chilly moments in a kitchen, a cupboard housing a Ideal Classic boiler and side door for access to the garden and side gate.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING

A side window brings light into the landing and following the loft conversion a full-size hard wood staircase continues to flow to the second floor. Doors then lead to each room.


BEDROOM ONE 4.04m x 3.44m (13ft3 x 11ft3)

Positioned at the front of the house, this main bedroom with a built-in double storage cupboard has an en-suite dressing room that was once the third bedroom until it was reduced to accommodate the second floor stairs.


EN-SUITE DRESSING ROOM

Wardrobes are fitted to one wall and there is a front facing window.


BEDROOM TWO 3.32m x 3.2m (10ft11 x 10ft6)

Looking out to the rear and enjoying the warmth of the south west aspect this second bedroom has a corner vanity unit with a wash basin.


BATHROOM

With a rear facing window, the tiled bathroom has a fitted grey suite that consists of a wash basin and panel enclosed bath with a separate `Bristan` shower unit over. There is also a built-in storage/linen cupboard.


SEPERATE WC

The wc has been kept separate in this house but in many others, it has been combined to create an extra-large family bathroom.


SECOND FLOOR LANDING

A skylight window brings both natural light into this landing and gives cooling ventilation during the summer months, there is an eaves access point and doors to each bedroom.


BEDROOM THREE 3.67m x 2.75m (12ft x 9ft)

The rear facing full width dormer ensures each of these second-floor loft rooms have ample good head height and this one also has fitted wardrobes to one wall.


BEDROOM FOUR 2.74m x 2.62m (9ft x 8ft7)

Again, this is a rear facing bedroom which will accommodate a double bed or with it being positioned above the family bathroom, could even be converted into an en-suite bath/shower room to make a luxury second floor master bedroom suite.


OUTSIDE

The property overlooks a small greensward and has a lawned garden area with shrub beds and a path upto the front door.


REAR GARDEN

As mentioned, the rear faces in a preferred south/westerly direction, it measures approx. 15m in depth, commences with a patio space with the remainder being mainly lawn with established shrub borders. There is a custom made shed for storage and a rear gate leads to the rear service road and garage.
Please also note the external render on both the front and rear of this house is "Weber Pral M Monocouche" which is a finish that does not require painting.


GARAGE 5m x 2.39m (16ft5 x 7ft10)

Accessed by a rear service road which also provides space for parking, the garage has a white up and over door and power and light connected.




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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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