- 3 Bedroom Semi on the popular Queens Park Estate
- Local shopping centre and good schools nearby
- Refitted Bathroom
- 48ft Garden
- Within walking distance of Billericay Mainline Railway Station (City in 35 minutes)
- Separate Dining area
- Refitted Kitchen
- New carpet going down
- Double width block paved drive
Available within 2 weeks notice, this 3 bedroom Semi is situated on the modern Queens Park Estate, itself within walking distance of the Station (under a mile).
A sought after estate, Queens Park was built to the north-west side of Billericay, with countryside to two sides and incorporating a local shopping centre, including a large Co-Op - conveniently just a few minutes walk away from this house.
The local Primary School and Secondary Schools both have good OFSTED reports and are also within easy walking distance.
Inside no.26, there is a small Hall, which leads through to the Lounge, itself open plan to the Dining Area which accessed both the kitchen and Conservatory.
Upstairs are the three bedrooms and the refitted bathroom.
The Landlord has advised us he is replacing the existing carpet throughout.
There is also a double width block paved drive and a lovely size, 48ft x 25ft Garden.
Agents note: There are currently tenants in residence who will be leaving early, as soon as a new tenant is found. They will need just a couple of weeks notice to vacate.
Accommodation: (There is gas central heating with radiators in all rooms bar the Conservatory and 'wood grain' finish double glazed windows throughout)
HALL: Access via the wood grain finish upvc door. A small side facing window gives the hall plenty of light.
LOUNGE: 13ft 3" (4.03m) x 12ft 5" (3.78m) Almost square with a glazed door from the hall and a 5ft wide opening through to the dining room.
DINING ROOM: 11ft (3.35m) x 10ft (3.04m) Lockable double doors opens to the conservatory and a glazed door leads through to the kitchen.
CONSERVATORY: 12ft 5" (3.78m) x 7ft 8" (2.33m) This is a great size Conservatory enjoying its current use as a well stocked playroom! The vaulted roof gives a greater impression of space with a fixed ceiling fan and double doors opening out to the garden. Attractive wood flooring makes for a good looking and versatile room.
KITCHEN: 11ft (3.35m) x 7ft 7" (2.31m) Refitted with a modern range of Beech effect units the kitchen incorporates a built-in gas hob with a double oven below and matching stainless steel chimney extractor hood above. 'White goods' provided comprise a fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. A glazed 'back door' with accompanying window provides plenty of light along with convenient access out to the garden.
1st FLOOR LANDING: The airing cupboard houses a modern Worcester Combi Boiler and the loft hatch here has a pull down ladder and light. We understand the loft is part boarded. There is also a side facing window.
BEDROOM ONE: 13ft 3 (4.03m) x 9ft (2.74m) With a front facing window.
BEDROOM TWO: 9ft 2" (2.79m) x 9ft (2.74m) This double bedroom features 2 double built-in wardrobes, one shelved. A great storage facility.
BEDROOM THREE: 9ft 8" (2.94m) > 6ft 9" (2.05m) x 6ft 5" (1.95m) A useful built-in cupboard over the stair bulkhead provides useful storage.
BATHROOM: Fitted with a modern white suite incorporating a separate shower over the bath.
Regretfully we must advise no pets, smokers, housing benefit or sharers.
Driving past Billericay Railway Station on your right, turn right at the roundabout into Perry Street. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit to go past the shopping centre. Marlborough Way is the second turning on the left. No.26 can be found a short way up on the right hand side.
All photographs are 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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The following are permitted payments which we may request from you:
a) The rent
b) A refundable tenancy deposit (reserved for any damages or defaults on the part of the tenant) capped at no more than five weeks' rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks' rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above
c) A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week's rent
d) Payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, capped at £50, or reasonable costs incurred if higher
e) Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant
f) Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax; and
g) A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement
Please call us if you wish to discuss this further.