- THREE BEDROOM DETACHED BUNGALOW IN PREMIER NON-ESTATE LOCATION NEAR THE TOWN CENTRE
- 0.6 MILE TO BILLERICAY RAILWAY STATION (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
- FIREPLACE WITH WOOD BURNING STOVE IN THE EXTENDED LOUNGE
- MODERN "CAMBRIDGE IVORY" FITTED KITCHEN
- LUXURY BATHROOM WITH UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND BOTH A DOUBLE ENDED BATH & SEP SHOWER
- SOUGHT AFTER NEIGHBOUROOD JUST 0.4 MILE TO THE HIGH STREET
- KARNDEAN© "DaVINCI" LUXURY WOOD EFFECT FLOORING IN THE SPACIOUS HALL
- LOVELY WOOD FLOORING IN THE DINING ROOM
- GORGEOUS "FRENCH WALNUT" EFFECT PREMIUM FITTED BEDROOM FURNITURE IN THE MASTER BEDROOM
- ELECTRIC GARAGE DOOR AND BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED 65ft x 51ft GARDEN
This three Bedroom Detached Bungalow enjoys a nearly due South facing 65ft x 51ft Garden and is situated in a premier location, within a highly sought-after neighbourhood close to the Town Centre.
As well as being so centrally located, this handsome property has a lot of personality, its traditional features blending with modern day refinements to create a very pleasant home.
Features include Karndean© `DaVinci` luxury, wood effect flooring in the spacious Hall, a Wood burning Stove in the extended Lounge, lovely wood flooring in the Dining Room, modern `Cambridge Ivory` fitted Kitchen, gorgeous `French Walnut` premium fitted bedroom furniture in the Master Bedroom, luxury Bathroom with Underfloor heating, Granite trim and a Grohe Shower valve, an Electric Patio Awning, Hormann remote controlled electric Sectional Garage Door and a beautifully and professionally landscaped Rear Garden.
The windows are all double glazed and there is Gas Central heating via radiators.
Plus, if you`re looking for a shorter working day, the Station is just a 0.6 mile stroll and the High Street is even closer, at just 0.4 mile (an easy 9-minute walk).
A great first impression with the Karndean ‘DaVinci` luxury ‘wood effect` flooring giving warmth and character.
A contemporary vertical radiator provides a warm winter welcome and the smooth plastered ceiling incorporates a loft hatch through to the loft which is partially boarded and has a loft ladder. (A loft conversion would be an obvious and affordable way of adding even more room to this property, as the space is already there, contained in the roof space)
LOUNGE 17ft 4` x 16ft 1` (5.28m x 4.9m)
This spacious living room enjoys plenty of light, coming from the set of UPVC double doors with their accompanying full height, side light windows, and a further side facing window.
Build a roaring fire in the wood burning Stove, inset within the feature fireplace with its slate style surround and hearth.
Two radiators make it cosy in winter and the deep pile cream carpet is very soft underfoot!
DINING ROOM 11ft 7` x 9ft 5` (3.53m x 2.87m)
With plenty of room for a large sideboard as well as the table and chairs, the dining room has a wide window overlooking the landscaped garden and can be accessed from both the lounge and rear lobby off the kitchen.
A light and bright, very nice place to dine.
KITCHEN 12ft 9` x 8ft (3.89m x 2.44m)
Fitted with a modern range of ‘Cambridge Ivory` drawer and door fronted units incorporating soft close drawers, a slimline integrated Dishwasher, space for a Washing Machine and Fridge/Freezer and a black Chimney style Extractor Hood over a large recess for a range cooker (the existing range available by separate negotiation) and the Polyrey high pressure laminate worktops have built-in Microban® `antibacterial technology`.
Two windows provide lots of natural light.
(Of note, the boiler, which as is so often found in kitchens, here dwells in the loft, a Worcester Combi Boiler, recently installed)
Just off the kitchen and with an external door to the lean-to Conservatory, an internal door through to the dining room and a further door opening to reveal a very large walk-in 6ft x 3ft Pantry, which has shelving running along two walls, a quarry tiled floor and light.
LEAN-TO 9ft 6` x 6ft (2.9m x 1.83m)
Set to the side of the bungalow, this little summer room is completely secluded yet enjoys a pleasant outlook over the garden.
MASTER BEDROOM 14ft x 12ft 5` (4.27m x 3.78m)
The beautiful ‘French Walnut` floor-to-ceiling, premium range of fitted wardrobes along with the well-chosen wallpaper, has created a beautiful bedroom that is flooded in light on sunny days, courtesy of two windows on differing front aspects.
BEDROOM TWO 11ft 5` x 9ft 5` (3.48m x 2.87m)
Another double bedroom, this one with pretty vintage style wallpaper and enjoying a rather large front facing window.
BEDROOM THREE 12ft 5` x 8ft (3.78m x 2.44m)
Presently used as the homeowner`s study, this well-proportioned room has neutral decor and a side facing window.
BATHROOM 7ft 9` x 5ft 10` (2.36m x 1.78m)
This beautifully appointed bathroom sees a white suite complimented by stone effect, grey wall tiles, granite effect floor tiles and a solid Granite windowsill and trim tops.
The suite comprises Basin with full pedestal, a close coupled WC, double ended Bath and a quadrant shower with a Grohe shower valve.
There is both underfloor heating and a curved chrome towel radiator, and the smooth finish to ceiling has inset low voltage downlighting.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
It`s 1950s character gives the bungalow great kerbside at appeal, the neat front lawn set behind a dwarf brick wall with a flowerbed/border between.
Adjacent to the lawn, a double width block paved Drive provides parking and leads to the attached garage.
ATTACHED GARAGE 15ft 2` x 9ft 5` (4.62m x 2.87m)
A very neat garage with a rear courtesy door, window and a fairly new Hormann electric, remote controlled sectional garage door with a smart red painted woodgrain finish.
The garage roof also has the benefit of an equally new rubberbonded roof.
EXTERIOR - SIDES
The property enjoys surprisingly wide spaces each side, the side behind the garage, a stone flagged area with a raised planter and shingled beds.
The other side also with flag stones and housing the neatly hidden away shed.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN 65ft max, narrowing to 50ft x 51ft
Wandering the professionally landscaped garden is a delight (the vendor informed us there were over 200 plants put in!) and night lighting and outside power sets the scene for fabulous outside entertaining during the warm summer evenings.
The garden really is an outside room itself in the summer months and a haven of relaxation to unwind in, with Garden privacy provided by conifers at the bottom too.
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.