- Handsome 5 Bed Det House 1 mile form the Station & boasting a very modern interior
- Brightside School catchment - just a 10 minute walk (0.5 mile)
- Feature curving Granite topped Pearwood kitchenunits with Amtico© flooring
- 19ft x 18ft > 14ft Lounge with Open Fireplace and large walk-in Bay overlooking garden
- Long Hall with beautiful Bamboo flooring and open plan to the Study, a lovely feature "snug"
- All the convenience of a suburban location with added countryside with fields at the top of the road
- Stunning centrepiece open plan Kitchen/Conservatory overlooking a beautifully maintained 87ft Gdn
- Beautiful all year round Conservatory with glass Gable end maximising light & electric Skylight
- Separate Dining Room with attractive wood flooring
- Gorgeous Ensuite Shower Room and big Family Bathroom
This handsome 5 Bedroom Detached House enjoys a beautifully maintained 87ft max Rear Garden and a very modern interior combined with all the convenience of a suburban location with added countryside, as the property is situated in very pleasant cul-de-sac exactly 1 mile from the Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes) and a public footpath at the top of the road takes you out to open farmland - perfect for families or dog walking.
Presented in superb decorative order throughout, the centrepiece of this fine family home is the open plan Kitchen/Conservatory - a stunning affair with the eyes being drawn past the curving Pearwood units and Granite worktops, to the Conservatory, with its glass Gable end maximising light and enjoying a lovely outlook over the garden.
A host of further features include the study which has been opened up with the Bamboo floored Hall, the extra space creating a the perfect Reading/Study area with a walk-in Bay window pouring in light, a 19ft x 14ft Lounge with a large projecting walk-in Bay and an open Fireplace, separate Dining Room, ground floor Cloakroom, gorgeous Ensuite Shower Room and a big Family Bathroom.
The 5th Bedroom has had an arch put in between it and the adjoining Master Bedroom and is presently used as a rather splendid oversized Dressing Room.
The deep overhanging storm porch provides plenty of shelter on rainy days for visitors and provides an attractive entrance to the home.
The initial part of the hall and the study, just to the left as you enter, has been opened up together and a feature curved platform floor put down. This has created a lovely Entrance/Study area, light streaming in through the walk-in feature Bay window.
Gorgeous Bamboo flooring brings warmth and character to the area, which extends along and to the right, where the stairs, incorporating feature contemporary chrome & wood posts and rails and stainless-steel cable railing, rise to the first floor.
In addition, a huge full height built in cupboard 3ft 2' x 3ft (0.97m x 0.91m) provides fabulous storage.
With a side facing obscure glazed window for natural light and fitted with a white wall mounted basin and low-level WC.
LOUNGE 19ft x 18ft into Bay, narrowing to 14ft (5.79m x 5.49m > 4.27m)
This handsomely proportioned living room features a large walk-in Bay, enjoying a super outlook over the garden, with more light coming in through a further rear facing window.
The eyes will also be drawn to the feature Fireplace, where the current vendors have cleverly put in a freestanding Electric Fire for general use, which can be unplugged and removed, to reveal an open fireplace behind, for roaring winter fires.
DINING ROOM 10ft 6" x 10ft (3.2m x 3.05m)
Another tastefully presented room.
The confection of chalk grey walls, attractive wood effect flooring and the white painted ceiling, radiator and woodwork, all blending to give a stylish surrounding for evening entertaining and dining.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15ft 3" x 13ft 10" (4.57m x 4.22m)
The gently curving' Pearwood' kitchen units, Granite worktops and Walnut effect 4-person Breakfast Bar, soften an already beautiful look further and Amtico flooring brings enduring elegance.
Built-in appliances comprise a NEFF Induction Hob with a glass and stainless-steel chimney style extractor hood above, matching NEFF Combination Microwave/Oven and separate Fan Oven, and an integrated Bosch Dishwasher.
Hidden within a matching unit is a Glow Worm Flexicom 30sx serving the Gas Central Heating via Radiators and Hot Water.
CONSERVATORY 11ft x 10ft 2" (3.35m x 3.1m)
This beautiful Edwardian style conservatory features a glass gable end, maximising light and enjoying a super outlook over the beautifully maintained rear garden.
Open Plan to the kitchen and with a central heating radiator allows all year-round use, the electric opening skylight particularly useful during the summer months.
1st FLOOR LANDING
With access to the loft and a large built-in airing cupboard.
MASTER BEDROOM 14ft narrowing to 11ft x 13ft (4.27m > 3.35m x 3.96m)
Light sweeping in the wide rear facing window gives a real feel of light and space to this double bedroom, which boasts its own private Ensuite and a 4ft wide arch, leading through to the adjacent dressing room, giving an even greater impression of space.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM. 8ft 9" x 6ft 10" narrowing to 5ft 9" (2.67m x 2.08m > 1.75m)
This luxury, designer style Ensuite, notably large, features a white countertop across the far wall, the contemporary ceramic basin sitting on top with its chrome waste below and matching mixer tap above and with twin sets of wood finish drawers below.
The ‘wood' finish tiling within the large corner shower cubicle contrasts nicely with the textured white tiles to the balance of the walls.
Finishing touches include white wood effect flooring, a chrome towel radiator, inset down lighting and a side facing obscure glass window for plenty of natural daylight.
DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM 5 10ft 8" x 10ft 3" (3.25m x 3.12m)
A nice and bright rear bedroom with pastel mint green walls and a cream carpet.
BEDROOM TWO 17ft 7" narrowing to 11ft x 13ft 3" (5.36m > 3.35m x 4.04m)
This spacious bedroom has two front facing windows for plenty of light and two built-in cupboards at either end of the room, for great storage.
BEDROOM THREE. 13ft min x 13ft (3.96m x 3.96m)
This very pleasant front bedroom has two windows for maximum light and the measurements exclude a large recess which incorporates a spacious 3ft 7' x 3ft 4' (1.09m x 1.02m) built in wardrobe with a bi-fold door.
BEDROOM FOUR 11ft x 7ft 9" (3.35m x 2.36m)
The measurements exclude the door recess of this rear double bedroom, which has a full width fitted wardrobe with mirror fronted sliding doors.
BATHROOM 7ft 9" x 6ft (2.36m x 1.83m)
The measurements of this bathroom exclude a huge 5ft 2" x 3ft (1.57m x 0.91m) walk-in Shower area.
The balance of the bathroom suite is a double ended Bath, close-coupled WC and a curved wall mounted Basin with semi-pedestal.
Further specification includes a chrome towel radiator, shaver socket, inset downlighting and a side facing obscure glass window.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
A front hedge defines the front boundary with behind, a neat lawn with well-chosen plants providing attractive soft landscaping.
The herringbone design block paved drive provides a double with drive and sits in front of the large integral garage.
GARAGE 16ft 7" x 14ft 8" (5.05m x 4.47m)
With restoring cars a bit of a hobby, this garage has a neatly tiled floor, lighting and power. A courtesy door gives access from the main house.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN. Approx. 87ft max
A haven of relaxation, the garden has been beautifully landscaped, the well-manicured the garden dotted with trees and shrubs and with a tall Laurel screening of the 8ft x 6ft (2.44m x 1.83m) Greenhouse and space for a shed.
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.