The Rising, Billericay

Price £465,000 - Under Offer


Bursting with potential, this established chalet home has versatile living accommodation with three reception rooms downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs. In addition, there is already a ground floor bathroom and a first-floor shower room to ensure there is flexibility between both the sleeping and living accommodation.
Its fair to say this home is generally dated throughout but it is certainly liveable which will give buyers and their families the opportunity to make improvements over time.

Similar properties along the same street having been configured in various interesting ways and with the Kitchen and Lounge at the rear of this house, It is arranged perfectly ( Subject to Regulations) to create a large open plan kitchen/family room that would then overlook the stunning 180 ft garden.

To help smooth along any intended project its worth noting there is a relatively new Glowworm gas boiler serving the hot water and central heating system via radiators, the majority of the windows are already uPVC double glazed and the front garden has been block paved to give parking.

This area of Billericay is a popular choice for many, being approx. 1 mile from Billericay Railway Station via the Daines Road/Crown Road short-cut means its an approximate 20 minutes` walk and therefore suitable for the commuter. While for those with young children, the local Sunnymede Infants & Primary Schools (both with Good OFSTED Ratings) are little more than a satchels swing away, a 3-4 minute walk down The Meadoway. In addition, there is the `corner shop` - a handy convenience store and more shops including a Tesco Express `just around the corner`, approximately an 8 minute stroll away.

All in all, a home and area that offers so many so much.



The Accommodation Is as Follows:

HALL 6ft 1" x 11ft 6" (1.87 x 3.54)
This good size hallway with picture rails and a recently fitted composite front door has a handy under stairs cupboard housing the electrics, incorporating a modern consumer unit and the properties utility meters. The notably light hall then gives access to each of the ground floor reception rooms.

GROUND FLOOR FAMILY BATHROOM AND SEPERATE W.C.
Both these are rooms are fitted with a champagne coloured suite comprising bath with mixer taps, pedestal sink and a separate close coupled WC. With both having side facing obscure glass windows for plenty of natural daylight its not unusual for these two rooms to combined to create one large bathroom if preferred.

FRONT SITTING ROOM 11ft 9" x 11ft 5" > 4ft 7" x 10ft 10" (3.62 x 3.51 > 1.42 x 3.33)
Located at the front of the house and with both side and front windows as well a picture rail, this well proportioned room with an arch to help create natural defined areas between what could be an alternative snug lounge or playroom.

STUDY/BEDROOM 4 9ft 9" x 9ft 1" (3.01 x 2.78)
Perfect as a large study or even a fourth bedroom with window to the front aspect and again a feature picture rail.

LOUNGE/DINING ROOM 24ft 3" x 11ft 4" < 10ft 3" (7.41 x 3.47 < 3.13)
Located at the rear of the property this large room is flooded with light and overlooks the large beautiful garden. Windows faces to the rear and side aspect while a door leads into the Garden Room.

KITCHEN 10ft 9" x 9ft 9" < 8ft 10" (3.3 x 3.01 < 2.74)
Positioned at the rear of the house adjoining the lounge this kitchen with space for a table and chairs has a basic range of Oak fronted kitchen units providing storage. The rear door in the kitchen leads into the Garden Room, providing further scope to possibly combine these two rooms.

GARDEN ROOM 8ft 8" x 8ft 5" (2.67 x 2.60)
Bursting with sunlight and overlooking the beautiful garden. This space connects to both the kitchen and the lounge and has plumbing for a washing machine. It is almost `screaming out` to be combined with the kitchen and lounge to create a large modern kitchen/family room!

LANDING
Doors from this landing lead into each of the first floor rooms.

BEDROOM ONE 15ft 3" x 9ft 9" (4.66 x 3.03)
With 2 windows overlooking the garden, this room has a part vaulted ceiling and benefits from 2 `walk in` eaves storage cupboards, one of which measures 4.67m in length.

BEDROOM TWO 15ft 2" x 9ft 9" ( 4.62 x 3.05)
With access to the loft space and a vaulted ceiling, this front facing bedroom also has the additional benefit of a `walk in` eaves storage cupboard measuring the length of the room.

BEDROOM 3 9ft 5" x 5ft 6" (2.91 x 1.7)
This single bedroom is positioned opposite the shower room, with large window to the side aspect.

SHOWER ROOM 9ft 5" x 5ft 6" (2.91 x 1.70)
This well proportioned shower room with an obscure glazed side window is currently fitted with an enclosed shower cubicle, a close coupled WC and a pedestal sink. From here access via a door can be gained to a large eaves space area which could be adapted to provide additional space for bath as an example.

OUTSIDE

FRONT GARDEN
To the front of the house is a brick paved parking area and a shared side driveway which provides access to the front door and a rear gate into the garden..

REAR GARDEN
A gardeners paradise! Measuring approximately 180ft and backing onto the Sunnymeade School playing fields, this garden is currently mainly lawn with a feature Eucalyptus tree and established shrub beds.




Notice
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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