Enjoying a discreet setting that affords a good level of privacy, this modern built cottage style four-bedroom detached chalet home with two en-suites, is approached via a privately owned drive and sits behind an electric gate that serves just two houses.
Using the Daines Road/Crown Road short-cut, the Station is just 1 mile away (approx 20 minutes' walk), making this property ideal for the commuter. In addition, there is the 'corner shop' - a handy convenience store and more shops including a Tesco Express 'just around the corner', aprrox 8 minute stroll.
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.
The well-planned and good proportioned accommodation is tastefully presented, offering great versatility in its use. With three bedrooms, a wet room and a family bathroom being positioned on the first floor it means the fourth bedroom and second en-suite wet room is ideally placed on the ground floor, therefore offering the flexibility to be an occasional guestroom or full-time playroom/media room.
The central reception hall with a part vaulted stairwell and skylight window, is certainly worthy of note, it is of a considerable size offering a useful space which is rarely found in modern homes. In addition, there is also a separate dining room, a kitchen with wood block worktops and a main living room that is again particularly generous in size. The living room naturally splits into two defined areas, one for evening relaxation around an open fire and the other ideal for daytime entertaining with French doors giving good natural light and access into the garden.
Over recent years this home has been improved in many ways, most notably the three bathrooms, each of these have under floor heating and boast a modern quality feel. In addition, there are double glazed windows, gas radiator heating, easy access eaves storage and a single garage. This home offers quite a unique proposition within the market and we would recommend this for consideration.
ACCOMMODATION AS FOLLOWS...
"L" SHAPED RECEPTION HALL with 5.20m width (17ft1)
This central L-shaped reception hall with a textured wood laminate floor afforded natural light from the full height stairwell and skylight window while inset spotlights add that modern quality feel. The varnished wood entrance door with coconut matting built into the entrance area is offset meaning the main living areas of the house remain private to unexpected guests. There are two useful built in storage cupboards and doors leading into each of the ground floor rooms.
DINING ROOM 3.71m x 2.67m > 2.47m (12ft2 x 8ft9 > 8ft1)
Enjoying a generous width, this good sized front facing dining room is positioned just a few steps from the kitchen and will be ideal for entertaining.
PLAYROOM/OPTIONAL FOURTH BEDROOM 3.32m x 2.77m (10ft11 x 9ft1)
Offering the flexibility of being a third reception room or optional fourth bedroom this room has a sliding door that subtly conceals a walk-in wet room WC.
Under floor heating gives a luxurious natural warmth to the tiled floor which conveys a tasteful style to this room which comprises a back to the wall Porcelanosa WC, a wall mounted wash-basin in a square design with antique Brass style wall mounted mixer taps and a walk-in shower with rain head and separate hand attachment.
KITCHEN 3.89m x 2.71m (12ft9 x 8ft11)
Positioned at the front of the house with a tiled floor and Cream coloured units, this kitchen features wood block worktops fitted to three walls. These natural wood worktops incorporate a ceramic butler sink, an integrated fridge freezer, dishwasher and built-in oven and hob with a cooker hood while a corner cupboard houses the gas boiler.
STUDY 2.27m x 2.23m (7ft5 x 7ft4)
A side window provides natural light into this conveniently positioned study.
LIVING ROOM 7.19m x 4.28m > 3.20m (23ft7 x 14ft1 > 10ft6)
This lovely naturally bright living room extends across the full width of the house and enjoys windows to either side together with French doors opening onto the rear paved terrace. This living room which also has a shag piled carpet, naturally provides two defined areas, one being a cosy lounge space that has a feature Limestone fireplace and solid fuel burner, the other being a naturally bright sitting area making it an ideal space for a good book.
Its also worth noting this room adjoins the kitchen so if you would prefer a more open living environment there is the possibility, subject to building regulations, of opening these two rooms into one very large kitchen/diner day room.
The landing is a lovely feature of this home, as per the hallway, it affords natural light from the skylight window while the shag pile carpet and gentle sloping ceilings give a cosy feel together with a sense of warmth.
Being a chalet style home each of the first-floor rooms have some restriction in head height to compliment the lovely cottage style that this level enjoys.
BEDROOM ONE 4.16m x 4.1m > 2.93m (13ft8 x 13ft5 > 9ft7)
Positioned to the rear of the house this main bedroom is of a generous size, there are two built-in wardrobes, a recessed dressing table area, an access point to an eaves storage space and a door opening into the en suite wet room.
EN-SUITE WET ROOM
Again enjoying under floor heating this en-suite has a stylish well-chosen suite to complement both the ground floor wet room and the adjoining first floor bathroom. This fully tiled room has a skylight window and a white suite that consists of a wall mounted WC, a wall mounted wash basin and a walk-in shower with rain head, hand attachment and a linear channel drain.
BEDROOM TWO 4.16m x 3.88m > 2.59m (13ft8 x 12ft9 > 8ft6)
This is another good-sized double bedroom which has a front facing window, built-in storage and another access point for eaves storage.
BEDROOM THREE 2.72m x 2.01m > 2.67m (8ft11 x 6ft7 > 8ft9)
With a walking side dormer window this third bedroom makes an ideal nursery.
The skylight window and freestanding rolltop bath immediately add extra elements to this stylishly presented room. Once again there is under floor heating and in addition to the rolltop bath which has mixer taps there is a low-level WC and wall mounted basin.
The property is approached via a shared privately-owned drive and an electric remote-controlled gate gives access into the mews area is shared with two neighbouring properties and provides a good amount of space for secure parking.
SINGLE GARAGE 6.3m x 2.8m (20ft8 x 9ft2)
This garage has an up and over door and power and light connected, there is a pitched roof providing storage space and a personal door to the rear garden.
This garden extends across two sides of the property and commences with a raised paved patio, the remainder is mainly lawn and incorporates a designated child's play area with safety flooring to one side while to the other side is also a barked area currently used for children's toys.
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.