- 4 Bedroom Detached House in non-estate setting
- Only 80 meters from the 165 acres of Norsey Woods & 1/2 mile to local shops and schools
- A simple larger retaining wall & levelling of the bottom could make a 5 car wide Drive
- 18ft Lounge with Limestone Fireplace & lovely big 14ft Dining Room (perfect for dinner parties!)
- 14ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Enjoying an elevated outlook and position, looking down over the Outwood Common Road
- Sunny West Facing 43ft Garden with Shed
- Hall with ground floor WC Room
- 13ft Second Reception with adjoing walk-in Utility Cupboard.
- 4 good size bedrooms (14ft 7" x 10ft, 13ft x 7ft 9", 11ft 9" x 7ft 9" & 8ft 10 x 8ft) & big Bathroom
With NO ONWARD CHAIN and enjoying a non-estate, elevated position looking down on the Outwood Common Road and just a stone`s throw from the 165 acres of Norsey Woods, this 4 bedroom Detached, family friendly House has 4 very good size bedrooms and a split-level, sunny West facing Garden - a well laid artificial grass kids section and an adults/dining area.
We think with a larger retaining wall and steps (like next door), the bottom part of the Front Drive could be levelled more and make way for some additional parking as can currently park 4 comfortably.
The accommodation briefly comprises Entrance Hall with ground floor WC, 18ft Lounge with feature Limestone Fireplace, lovely big 14ft Dining Room (great for dinner parties!), 13ft second reception room/ playroom/ office with a deep, full width walk-in Utility Cupboard (housing Tumble Dryer & second fridge.), 14ft Kitchen/Breakfast Room, the four bedrooms (3 doubles and a large single) and a large Family Bathroom.
There is Gas Central Heating via radiators and double glazing too.
An entrance to Norsey Woods is literally around the corner, with local shops and Sunnymede Infants & Junior Schools all just an easy 1/2 mile walk away. Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose Store and the Mainline Railway Station are both 1.2 miles.
With a smooth plastered ceiling, as found throughout the ground floor, master bedroom and bathroom.
The original Parquet flooring extends through to the lounge and dining room.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
A handy cloakroom with a white suite, comprising close couple WC and a wall mounted basin, complimented by attractive ceramic tiling and a white towel radiator.
LOUNGE - 5.6m x 4.3m (18ft4 x 14ft3)
The feature, wide Bay window floods in light, with the focal point of the room, the Limestone fireplace with its inset real flame gas fire.
DINING ROOM - 4.3m x 2.8m (14ft3 x 9ft4)
What a lovely size dining room, slightly wider than normal and with the sugar white walls and Parque flooring giving an even greater impression of size.
Nearly 8ft wide, the generous rear glazing incorporates a central set of double doors opening out to the rear patio, with the room also accessed from the Lounge via a set of glazed double doors which can be fully opened to create a larger gathering area.
SECOND RECEPTION/ PLAYROOM/ OFFICE - 4m x 2.3m (13ft x 7ft6)
A recent garage conversion from 2015 and a lovely extra ground floor reception room with the full width front window sweeping in light.
A blend of grey wood effect flooring and white walls, along with inset downlighting within the smooth finish ceiling, makes for a pleasant room to relax and spend time in.
At the end of the room, a central door opens to reveal a full width and 2ft 8` (0.8m) deep Utility cupboard, housing the Vaillant Eco-max boiler and a modern electrical consumer unit. It also contains the 2nd fridge & tumble dryer.
This could be knocked through to make a larger Kitchen / Diner
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 4.3m x 2.4m (14ft x 7ft10)
Fitted with a range of Cream Shaker style units incorporating a Gas Hob with and a Bosch Multifunction Double Oven below and matching stainless steel Chimney style Extractor Hood above.
There is an integrated Fridge/Freezer and Dishwasher and a built-in cupboard opens to reveal the washing machine. It could also house the tumble dryer; however, it is currently shelved on the top half for extra storage.
A rear facing window and glazed external side door provide plenty of natural light.
1st FLOOR LANDING
A nice size landing with a front facing window.
MASTER BEDROOM - 4.4m x 3m (14ft6 x 10ft)
Light and bright, this large double bedroom enjoys a pleasant outlook over the rear garden behind.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.9m x 2.4m (12ft10 x 7ft9)
A rear facing double bedroom with fresh white walls maximising light.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.6m x 2.4m (11ft9 x 7ft9)
Another double bedroom, this one to the front enjoying a pleasant elevated outlook.
BEDROOM FOUR - 2.7m x 2.4m (8ft10 x 8ft)
A fine size front bedroom presently used as a dressing room but of course would make a very good size single bedroom.
BATHROOM - 3.5m x 1.7m (11ft7 x 5ft5)
An excellent size family bathroom featuring a purpose-built recess for the notably wide, mirror enclosed built-in vanity unit, with the other side, the main bathroom area, with a full-size Bath, Corner Shower and close coupled WC.
A side facing window provides plenty of light and both the floor and walls have been finished with attractive ceramic tiling.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The block paved drive provides parking for four cars.
Looking at the house to the left where steps have been put in, we feel this could be repeated here, along with the lower half of the drive being levelled slightly, the end result could be a 5 car Drive.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN 43ft x 24ft
The split-level, sunny west facing garden has two separate areas, and initial full width patio and a slightly elevated artificial grass section with a shed in the top right-hand corner.
The owners find the patio the perfect secluded adult area for summer entertaining and dining, with the steps leading up to a gate opening through to the higher artificial grass lawn, perfect as a small football pitch!
Both areas are noticeably secluded. The shed has power and lighting, along with a small floodlight, lighting the pitch for evening play!
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.