- SPACIOUS SINGLE LEVEL HOME OF 1,962sq ft
- 0.7 MILE TO THE HIGH STREET & 290 YARDS FROM LOCAL SHOPS
- BEAUTIFUL 130ft x 46ft GARDEN WITH DOUBLE OUTBUILDING
- HALL-SIZE PORCH, HALL, HUGE 26ft x 17ft LOUNGE, DINING ROOM & REFITTED KITCHEN
- 3 FURTHER VERSATILE ROOMS, EQUALLY USEFUL AS BEDROOMS OR RECEPTION ROOMS
- IDEAL FOR THE COMMUTER AS IT IS JUST 0.6 MILE FROM THE STATION (LONDON IN 35 MINUTES)
- CATCHMENT FPOR QUILTERS INFANTS & JUNIOR SCHOOLS - BOTH WITH OUTSTANDING OFSTED REPORTS
- DOUBLE LENGTH GARAGE IN ADDITION TO AN 8 CAR DRIVE
- REFITTED MAIN BATHROOM AND BIG SHOWER ROOM NEXT TO 18ft MASTER BEDROOM
- GAS CENTRAL HEATING VIA RADIATIORS
A rare gem in Billericay, this sprawling spacious single-level Home covers some 1962sq ft including its Double Length Garage, providing living space to meet and exceed most expectations coupled with a splendid and beautifully maintained Garden, approx. 130ft x 46ft, that boasts a brick double Outbuilding with a pitched tiled roof.
Over time, this non-estate, family-friendly Bungalow, has been extended and adapted to comfortably accommodate all kinds of buyers, from the newly retired to a growing family, the result of which is a versatile property in an enviable location, just 0.6 mile from the Station, 0.7 mile from the High Street, 295 yards from local shops and falling within the Quilters Infants and Junior Schools, both showboating `Outstanding` OFSTED ratings.
Set back from the main road to provide a sea of parking in addition to the double garage, the main accommodation comprises a `hall-size` large Entrance Porch, Hall, a cavernous 26ft x 17ft Lounge, 14ft Dining Room, attractive fitted Kitchen, 18ft Master Bedroom with a surprisingly big adjoining Shower Room, separate main Bathroom and three further versatile rooms, equally useful as bedrooms or additional reception rooms.
This property really needs an internal inspection to really appreciate quite what is hidden behind its contemporary 1960`s front.
ENTRANCE PORCH 9ft 5` x 5ft 9` (2.87m x 1.75m)
A particularly spacious, welcoming area, well-lit and with a radiator for a warm winter welcome.
With the kitchen door ahead and another door to the living accommodation on the right, the hall then winds its way round to the left and the balance of the bedrooms wing (the master is at the rear enjoying the garden view).
A large airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and Patmore water softener.
LOUNGE 26ft 7` x 17ft 5` (8.1m x 5.3m)
Extended in the past, this is now a grand and spacious living room, with a gorgeous Marble Fireplace with an inset gas fire.
Your attention will certainly be arrested by the almost full width set of windows, which gaze out over the beautiful rear garden. We think bi-fold doors could make a fantastic addition to really bring the outside in during the summer months.
Light pours in through this rear window, along with a set of glazed double doors flowing in borrowed light from the porch.
This sociable room is also accessed via glazed double doors from the dining room and a further glazed door from the rear lobby and soft underfoot, the cream carpet gives an even greater impression of light and space.
DINING ROOM 14ft 7` x 10` (4.45m x 3.04m)
With plenty of room for a large table and chairs and it is conveniently positioned adjacent to the kitchen.
(There is of course the potential to open up the kitchen and dining room into one large area, although there is also the obvious thought of a further extension, subject to planning, behind and possibly open to the lounge, which could create a rather stunning and very modern open plan Lounge/Diner/Kitchen affair, that would open out onto the rear garden.
KITCHEN 11ft 10` x 11ft 2` (3.6m x 3.4m)
Fitted with an attractive range of Cream units with lovely gloss patterned worktops and incorporating a Gas Hob with integrated Extractor above, eye-level built in double Oven/Grill, integrated Dishwasher, A++ rated Washing Machine and Fridge/Freezer, projecting Breakfast Bar and a 1.5 bowl sink.
The stone effect tiling to the floor and splashback, along with inset downlights in within the smooth plastered ceiling, completes the finishing touch.
MASTER BEDROOM 17ft 10` x 11ft 8` (4.43m x 3.56m) (excluding wardrobes)
This very well-proportioned Bedroom, like the rear lounge, also boasts a full width window, enjoying a rather pleasant outlook over the secluded rear garden.
Clothing storage is well catered for, courtesy of a triple built in wardrobe with mirrored doors creating an illusion of even more space and an extensive range of chests of drawers running along the right wall.
SHOWER ROOM 11ft 3` x 5ft 10` (3.43m x 1.78m)
Being adjacent to the master bedroom, this handsomely proportioned bathroom is very bright, having a 3 ft.² skylight, drenching the room in natural daylight.
A wide `Cherrywood` effect vanity unit with cupboards and drawers, incorporates a semi recessed basin with there also a close-coupled WC and large corner shower incorporating glass shelves.
The attractive tiled floor, chrome towel rail and inset downlighting completes a very modern look and a built-in full height cupboard provides a rather useful storage facility.
BEDROOM TWO 12ft x 11ft 1` (3.66m x 3.39m)
Originally the master bedroom before the rear extension incorporating the new master bedroom, and so a fine size double bedroom, with a wide front facing bay window and incorporating 2.5 fitted double wardrobes with matching bedside drawer cabinets.
BEDROOM THREE 12ft x 11ft 3` (3.66m x 3.43m)
Another large double bedroom with a window to the front aspect.
BEDROOM FOUR 8ft 6` x 7ft 8` (2.6m x 2.34m)
Presently used as a good size study with pleasant pastel blue walls and with a window overlooking the front aspect.
BATHROOM 8ft 3` x 7ft 5` (2.51m x 2.25m)
Wood effect vinyl flooring compliments the white suite and glazed tiles nicely, the suite itself incorporating a white vanity unit, close coupled WC and shower bath with a separate shower over.
There is also a chrome towel radiator and a side facing obscured glass window for natural daylight.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Set well back behind the main road and partially screened by bushes and a rather pretty tall Fir tree, the block paved drive provides a sea of parking (we think potentially 8 cars) in addition to the integrated double length garage.
GARAGE 31ft 8` x 8ft (9.65m x 2.44m)
With an up and over door, rear courtesy door from the garden, rear window and housing the ‘Worcester Greenstar Ri` Gas boiler serving the gas central heating via radiators and hot water system.
REAR GARDEN 130ft x 46ft (31.4m x 14m)
Wondering the garden is a delight, well-manicured and dotted with trees, the beautifully landscaped and maintained garden is a haven of relaxation to unwind in.
Enjoy and make the most of some afternoons and evenings on the large patio, perfect for entertaining, it provides plenty of room for the biggest table and chairs.
Dwelling in the garden amongst the trees and plants and slightly hidden by trellis, a detached, brick and block double Outbuilding with a pitched tiled roof, offers interesting possibilities: essentially semi-detached, the left-hand part being a bright Garden Room and the right side a large store.
GARDEN ROOM 13ft 5" x 9ft (4.09m x 2.74m)
The perfect summer retreat. In need of cosmetic repair but offering the nucleus of the perfect summer retreat.
Light floods in through the four sets of windows to three sides, along with the glazed double entrance doors and the ceiling is white painted and smooth plastered with inset downlighting. There are also several electrical sockets (not tested).
STORE 12ft 4` x 9ft 2` (3.76m x 2.79m)
Like the garden house, breezeblock with brick facing, this huge store has its own consumer unit and an outside tap.
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.