Warrington Square, Billericay

OIRO £465,000 - Available


  • Extended 3 Bedroom Semi-detached House on popular commuter estate
  • NO ONWARD CHAIN
  • 27ft Lounge/Diner with wide Double Doors swinging out to the Patio
  • All three bedrooms with comfortably take a double bed
  • Upvc double glazed and Gas Fired Central Heating
  • 0.7 mile to Billericay Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes)
  • Porch Extension incorporates WC Room too
  • Fitted Kitchen with Cream "Shaker" style units and built-in Oven, Hob and Extractor
  • Refitted Bathroom
  • Shops including a Sainsburys "Local" around corner & High Street 0.9 mile

For sale for the first time in 30 years, this extended 3 Bedroom Semi enjoys a double width Garden and is situated within a popular Commuter Estate, built in 1981 by Laing Homes on part of the historic Gooseberry Green.

As well as being just under 0.7 mile to the Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes), this property is also only half a mile (an easy 10 minute walk with the kids) from the local Primary School and a group of shops `around the corner` include a small convenience store/sub post office, a plumbing supplies company, an off-licence and a couple of fast food outlets. Last year a Sainsburys `Local` Express store opened at the bottom of Radford Way - a short 0.3 mile stroll and Billericay High Street with its centrepiece Waitrose Store, is just 0.9 mile too.

In addition, the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park is 0.7 mile and Radford Way around the corner has several Gyms in a round it.

The property itself has the benefit of a recent extension to the Porch to provide a ground floor WC Room, with the 27ft living area zoned by flooring into a 19ft x 11ft Lounge and 8ft x 9ft Dining Area with a big wide set of double doors opening out to the garden. The rear `Cream Shaker` Kitchen has a built-in Hob and Oven and upstairs the three bedrooms served by a refitted Bathroom.

The decor is tasteful throughout and the windows are Upvc double glazed.

There`s parking to 2+ cars on the Front Drive with the Garage providing more secure parking for a third.

The Accommodation

ENTRANCE PORCH

The Upvc Front Door swings open to reveal this recently extended Porch which features rather attractive `on trend` grey tiled flooring and plenty of room for muddy shoes and wet coats etc.


GROUND FLOOR WC

A great impression in a small space. This useful downstairs loo has a white combination unit incorporating a back-to-wall WC and hand wash basin and the same grey tiled floor as the porch.


EXTENDED LIVING ROOM: 27ft long and zoned by flooring into two distinct areas; a Lounge and a Dining Area

LOUNGE AREA 18ft 10" x 11ft 5" (5.7m x 3.5m)

A lovely, very sociable place that flows into the dining area.

This area has attractive wood flooring and superb hand-built storage units with Grey Gloss doors, providing neat uncluttered storage.

The smooth plastered ceiling has inset downlighting.

DINING AREA 8ft 10" x 8ft 5" (2.7m x 2.6m)

Light floods in through the large rear Box Bay window and the wide set of Double Doors that open out to the Patio.

Feature slate effect flooring extends into the adjacent Kitchen.


KITCHEN 10ft 8" x 8ft 5" (3.3m x 2.6m)

Cream Shaker Kitchen units finished with Walnut effect Worktops extend along three walls and incorporate a built-in Gas Hob with Oven below and stainless steel `Chimney` Extractor Hood above.

A door in the corner opens to reveal a large understairs cupboard.


1st FLOOR LANDING

We liked the rather swish wall paper on the main stairwell wall which really livens up the stairs and landing.

Up on the landing there is a ceiling hatch accessing the Loft and an airing cupboard.


MASTER BEDROOM 12ft 9" x 9ft 6" (3.9m x 2.9m)

The light streams in through the wide front window of this large double bedroom with its tastefully presented colour palette of blue and white.

Hidden wiring allows for a wall mounted TV with no wires visible.


BEDROOM TWO 9ft 9" x 9ft 5" (3m x 2.9m)

Another pleasantly decorated front bedroom with a confection of sugar white walls, a silver and white feature papered wall and grey carpet.


BEDROOM THREE 9ft 6" x 8ft 6" (2.9m x 2.6m)

Another good size bedroom. This one at the rear and presently used as an oversized dressing room.


BATHROOM 6ft 8" x 5ft 5" (2m x 1.7m)

Refitted with a white suite comprising a White Gloss Vanity Unit within set sink, close coupled WC and Bath with separate shower over.

The front window flows in natural light and Travertine effect tiling completes the look.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

Block paved, providing parking for 2 cars with ease.


GARAGE 15ft 6" x 7ft 10" (4.72m x 2.39m)

With an up and over Door, light and power sockets and with a useful storage recess in the corner (going under the staircase)


GARDEN 45ft max narrowing to 31ft x 56ft max narrowing to 35ft. (13.72m > 9.45m x 17.07m > 10.67m)

A great size L-shape Garden extending from the side around to the rear.

Features include a 16ft x 15ft main patio, small Sun Trap lower patio and a shed.


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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