The Rowans, Billericay

Price £575,000 - Available


  • Appearances can be deceiving!
  • The gardens have also been beautifully landscaped to include decked areas & artificial grass
  • 18ft Lounge with feature vaulted 9ft 5" high ceiling giving an even greater impression of space
  • Further useful Study/Playroom (Garage conversion) with built-in cupboards
  • Ground floor WC along with upstairs refitted Bathroom and gorgeous refitted Ensuite
  • Although discreetly tucked in a quiet corner, the garden behind mushrooms out to 98ft wide!
  • Spacious, modern interior with lots of sugar white walls for maximum light and a blank canvas
  • Separate Family Room with focal point wall mounted contemporary electric "real flame" effect Fire
  • Huge L-shaped Kitchen/Diner with sleek White Gloss Handless Units topped with Quartz worktops
  • Huge South-West facing Garden

Appearances can be deceiving. Although discreetly tucked away in the quiet corner of a pleasant cul-de-sac, the huge South-West facing Garden behind this extended 4 Bedroom Detached House, opens out to give a peak width across of some 98ft!

Along with the generous, landscaped grounds, the property itself enjoys stylish, spacious and modern, open plan living space including a ground floor WC Room, 18ft Lounge with feature 9ft 5" high vaulted ceiling, a separate central Family Room with contemporary wall mounted Fire, further Study/Playroom and a wide L-shaped Kitchen/Diner with sleek White Gloss Kitchen units topped with beautiful sparkling grey Quartz worktop and integrated appliances.

Upstairs, the four bedrooms are served by both a stylish Ensuite and an equally well-appointed main Bathroom.

The Rowans is a small and pleasant estate on the periphery of South Green, where many buyers move to be near the `Outstanding` St Peter`s Catholic Primary School, although the highly regarded local South Green Infants and Junior Schools also enjoy a ‘Good` rating by OFSTED.

A short 380-yard walk takes you out to the Southend Road, with opposite, the ancient `South Green`. Looking out over this of age-old village green are the Grange Road parade of shops, providing all the daily essentials. Bus stops a-plenty take you to the High Street, Station and surrounding towns.


The Accommodation

ENTRANCE HALL

With a upvc Entrance Door and a tiled floor.


GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM

Refitted with a white suite comprising close coupled WC and a contemporary rectangular wall mounted basin, along with part modern ceramic tiling to the walls and floor.


LOUNGE 17ft 10" x 11ft 10" (5.4m x 3.6m)

The soaring 9ft 5" high vaulted ceiling gives an even greater impression of space, to this handsomely proportioned Living Room.

Light floods in, through the dual aspect windows and set of glazed double doors opening out to the garden, with grey walls and carpet the tasteful interior finish found throughout much of this home.

Wiring within the wall gives seamless provision for a wall mounted TV and a set of contemporary double doors can be opened wide to give open plan access to the adjoining Family Room.


FAMILY ROOM 18ft x 10ft (5.5m x 3m)

This heart-of-the-Home area has a confection of white and grey walls, light carpet and features a rather smart wall mounted electric Fireplace with a surprisingly good `real flame` effect look.

The wide front Bay window gives plenty of daylight with inset downlighting for the evenings.

Again, this room also has hidden wiring for a wall mounted TV.


STUDY/PLAYROOM 10ft (into cupboards) x 7ft 8" (2.5m x 2.3m)

(Garage Conversion).

This very useful multifunction room would make a perfect Home Office, Playroom, etc.

Two big cupboards across the back wall provide superb storage, with one also housing the `A` rated Worcester Greenstar Ri Gas Boiler serving the Central Heating via radiators and hot water.

KITCHEN/DINER 21ft 7" x 16ft 8" narrowing to 7ft 7" 6.6m x 5.1m > 2.3m)

A chefs haven. With a Cartier counter sparkle, the beautiful grey, mirror flecked and chamfered Quartz worktops, combine effortlessly with White Gloss Handleless units, to give a sleek contemporary look - the perfect minimist kitchen. LED tape lighting under the edge of the Quartz adds a soft ambience, which compliments the trendy downlit `abstract art` of the Hob`s glass splashback.

A host of integrated appliances include a Bosch Gas 5-Ring Hob with an eye-catching angled Extractor Hood above, Bosch Multi-function Oven with separate built-in Microwave above and the integrated Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer and Fridge Freezer. Finishing touches include a neat undercounter double sink, pull out recycling Drawer and inset downlighting.

A wide window over the sink sweeps in light over the kitchen area and an equally wide set of glazed Double Doors provide the light to the Dining area.


1st FLOOR LANDING

Well-lit courtesy of the front facing window and with access to the loft and an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.


MASTER BEDROOM 12ft 4" x 10ft 9" (3.8m x 3.3m)

Nearly 8ft wide, the rear window of this well-proportioned room makes for a lovely bright room, which also benefits from its own private Ensuite Shower Room.


ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 7ft 6" x 4ft 5"

Making a great impression in a small space, this `on-trend` and functional Shower room features beautiful tiling, a wall hung `twin drawer` white gloss Vanity unit with an illuminated Mirror above, a tall chrome towel radiator and a Double enclosed Shower boasting a Remote Controlled stylish overhead rainfall type Aqualisa shower head, with a separate handset too, for extra flexibility.

A side window provides natural daylight too.


BEDROOM TWO 10ft 5" x 7ft 6" (3.2m x 2.3m)

A double Rear bedroom with fresh white walls and grey carpet.


BEDROOM THREE 9ft 9" x 7ft 8" (3m x 2.3m)

Another light and airy white painted/grey carpeted bedroom, this none to the front and big enough for a double bed with ease.


BEDROOM FOUR 9ft 5" x 7ft 5" (2.9m x 2.3m)

`Pretty in pink`, another fine size bedroom, this one with a front facing window.


BATHROOM 7ft 8" x 6ft 7" (2.3m x 1.3m)

Relax in the double ended Bath with boasts an Aqualisa Remote controlled Bath filler tap and a separate Shower over, combined with the colour changing `mood` lighting within the ceiling.

The attractive tiling, tall chrome towel radiator and curved white gloss Vanity unit completes the very stylish look of this handsome bathroom.


FRONT DRIVE AND GARDEN

The Drive is in need of re-doing but is Double length, taking 2 cars comfortably. Adjacent to this is a small lawn.


EXPANSIVE REAR GARDEN

South-West facing and landscaped.

Enjoy and make the most of summer days and evenings in this lovely family friendly Garden, which sees a mix of two decked entertaining areas at either end, a wide expanse of high quality low maintenance Artificial Grass, two `hidden` side areas for discreet storage (one small pocket houses the shed) and with the focal point, a Timber Cabin with a Summerhouse to one side and a covered seating area the other - perfect for shaded dining or evening drinks with perhaps an outside heater for additional late evening comfort.


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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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