- VERY SPACIOUS, 4 BEDROOM (ALL DOUBLES) SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE IN HUGELY SOUGHT AFTER NEIGHBOURHOOD
- 0.5 MILE TO THE SHOPS, BARS, RESTAURANTS & CENTRAL WAITROSE STORE OF THE HIGH STREET
- CATCHMENT FOR THE OFSTED "OUTSTANDING" RATED QUILTERS INFANTS AND JUNIOR SCHOOLS
- VERY TASTEFULLY PRESENTED INTERIOR INCLUDES STYLISH "SALERNO OAK" DOORS TO THE GROUND FLOOR
- 2 RECEPTION ROOMS, THE MAIN LOUNGE FEATURING A LIMESTONE FIREPLACE
- 0.6 MILE TO BILLERICAY RAILWAY STATION (LONDON LIVERPOOL STREET IN JUST 35 MINUTES)
- 0.7 MILE TO THE 40 ACRES OF LAKE MEADOWS PARK (BIG FISHING LAKE, CHILDRENS PLAY AREA , ETC)
- 51ft GARDEN WITH 11ft x 9ft ALARMED SHED AND GARAGE ON RETURN FRONTAGE WITH SECOND DRIVE IN FRONT
- STUNNING HUB-OF-THE-HOME KITCHEN WITH WHITE AND ICE BLUE UNITS & A HOST OF APPLIANCES - BEAUTIFUL
- GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM/WC, ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM & MODERN BATHROOM
Appearances can be deceiving: Originally built as a 2-bedroom detached home in the early 1930s, the property was heavily enlarged in 1967 to create two semi-detached homes, hence the modern look but inside a very spacious home full of personality and high ceilings, both upstairs and downstairs.
The property is located within a hugely sought-after neighbourhood which is also very popular with City Commuters, being it just 0.6 mile from the Mainline Railway Station (London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes). The High Street with its shops, bars, restaurants and central Waitrose Store is even closer, at 0.5 mile. The local Quilters Infants & Primary Schools both boast `Outstanding` OFSTED Reports and the 40 acres of beautifully maintained Lake Meadows Park is an easy 0.7 mile stroll.
The property itself occupies a bold corner plot with the front 2-Car Drive complimented by the Garage and rear Drive on the return frontage, the landscaped 51ft x 30ft Garden also including a sturdy 11ft x 9ft Shed with power and lighting.
Inside, this tasteful home has a high level of specification which will be itemised throughout each room.
The accommodation briefly comprises Entrance Porch, Hall with ground floor Cloakroom/WC, 17ft Lounge with Fireplace, further versatile reception room, beautiful 23ft Kitchen/Diner with contrasting White and Ice Blue cabinets, 4 Double Bedrooms, a modern main Bathroom and the Master Bedroom with its vaulted ceiling, has an en-suite Shower room
ENTRANCE PORCH 6ft x 3ft (1.83m x 0.91m)
Nice and bright and with a part glazed door with adjacent side light window leading through to:
A great first impression to the main house, with the 8ft high ceiling giving a real added sense of space and continuing throughout much of the ground floor.
Striking and very stylish ‘Salerno Oak` internal doors, with distinctive semi-circular clear glass panels, lead off to the ground floor rooms and the flooring both here and in the ground floor cloakroom, is ©Amtico`s ‘York Oak`, from their ‘Signature range`, giving warmth and character to this well-proportioned reception area.
An understairs cupboard provides useful storage.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 8ft 3` x 3ft 6` (2.51m x 1.07m)
This surprisingly good size cloakroom features a white gloss vanity unit, accompanied by a close coupled WC.
LOUNGE 16ft 10` x 11ft 10` (5.13m x 3.61m)
The focal point of this naturally sunny front room with its wide bow window, is the elegant Limestone Fireplace, with its contemporary stainless-steel electric fire.
REAR RECEPTION ROOM 12ft 5` x 11ft 1` (3.78m x 3.38m)
This versatile, light and airy room features attractive and high durability ‘Natural Ash` effect wood laminate flooring, which came with a 20-year guarantee.
A wide set of UPVC double doors open out to the rear garden.
KITCHEN/DINER 23ft 3` x 15ft 1` narrowing to 12ft 2` (7.09m x 4.6m > 3.71m)
A combination of style, design and functionality, this lovely open-plan Kitchen/Diner is the style hub of the home. Its range of contrasting Ice Blue and White kitchen units by Magnet to their `Fusion` range, topped with beautiful white textured woodgrain worktop`s, combining effortlessly together, to create a stunning designer effect.
A host of appliances incorporate a NEFF electric Hob sitting below a super stylish, professional grade remote controlled Luxair Ceiling Cooker Hood, a built-in NEFF Double Oven/Grill, integrated AEG Frost Free Fridge/Freezer, integrated NEFF Dishwasher, integrated John Lewis Washing Machine, space for a tumble dryer and a fitted Water Softener (neatly housed outside against the side kitchen wall).
The cabinets incorporate many quality features including a pull-out recycling unit and deep pan drawers and extend into the dining area as fitted storage furniture.
The kitchen is well lit courtesy of a large rear window, along with a further side window and glazed external door.
Finishing touches include inset downlighting within the smooth plastered ceiling, a contemporary chrome radiator and a further chrome vertical designer radiator, attractive slate effect ceramic floor tiling and one of the white gloss kitchen cabinets opens to reveal the 4 year old Potterton freestanding ‘Gold FSB` HE gas boiler, serving the gas central heating via radiators and hot water. (Note: all the white radiators were replaced approximately two years ago, and the boiler was last serviced May 2019)
A further fitted cupboard opens to reveal a modern Wylex electrical consumer unit, fitted approximately four years ago.
1st FLOOR LANDING
A wood balustrade staircase from the hall rises to this notably spacious landing, which has two built-in cupboards: a large built-in cupboard 2ft 8` x 2ft 6` (0.81m x 0.76m) and the large airing cupboard.
The loft space is huge and easily accessed via a fitted ladder. We understand from the seller that the loft has been boarded, is insulated and has lighting.
MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 6` x 12ft 4` (4.1m x 3.76m)
At nearly 9ft, the vaulted ceiling gives a lovely sense of openness to this well-proportioned, principle bedroom, its wide front facing window rushing in light.
Fitted Maple effect `Rhino` bedroom furniture provides neat uncluttered clothing storage, and this is in addition to a rather surprisingly large walk-in wardrobe 5ft 8` x 4ft 3` (1.73m x 1.3m) with hanging rails, shelving, laminate flooring, a light and power point.
EN-SUITE 6ft 1` x 4ft 8` (1.85m x 1.42m)
This modern fully tiled bathroom has a corner shower cubicle, close coupled WC and basin with pedestal. There is a chrome towel radiator and shaver socket.
BEDROOM TWO 14ft 6` x 12ft narrowing to 8ft 7` (4.43m x 3.66m)
Wandering into this room, the eyes will be drawn to the high ceiling giving a greater impression of space to this already particularly spacious double bedroom, which has plenty of light flowing in through the two rear facing windows, themselves enjoying a pleasant outlook.
We think the large walk in closet 8ft 3` x 3ft 8` (2.51m x 1.12m) could also make a second Ensuite shower room.
BEDROOM THREE 12ft 4` x 8ft 9` (3.76m x 2.67m)
A pleasant rear facing double bedroom.
BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 6` x 9ft 3` (3.2m x 2.82m)
The measurements include the depth of the wardrobe recess, with its triple sliding glass doors which open to reveal a big wardrobe space of 5ft 10` x 2ft 3` (1.78m x 0.69m) with fitted shelving and hanging rails
BATHROOM 7ft 4` x 5ft 10` (2.24m x 1.78m)
Like the ground floor cloakroom, the bathroom was fitted by `ACE Bathroom` of Billericay to a high specification, the suite comprising a stylish black gloss vanity unit, close coupled WC and a bath with mixer tap and a shower attachment.
A recess houses the shower cubicle which features a stylish overhead rainfall type showerhead and a separate handset too, for extra flexibility.
The Radiance backlit mirror has a demister and a shaver/electric toothbrush charger on the side.
Finishing touches include attractive sparkling floor tiling complimented by equally attractive textured wall tiling, inset downlighting within the smooth plastered ceiling, a chrome towel radiator and a front facing window providing plenty of natural daylight.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
To the front is a 2-Car drive and corner flowerbed. An iron gate opens through to the 4ft wide sidewalk leading round to the rear garden.
REAR GARDEN 51ft x 29ft (15.54m x 8.84m)
Nicely landscaped with an `Indian river stone` patio that extends through curved lawns either side, to the bottom of the garden where the large 11ft x 9ft (3.35m x 2.74m) shed stands.
A covered pergola provides the ideal sheltered spot for shaded dining on hot days and the side flower beds are retained by sleepers.
GARAGE 16ft 9` x 8ft 2` (5.11m x 2.49m)
With an up and over door and power.
Of note in addition to the main house alarm, there is a separate alarm in both the garage and the large shed, with all the alarms serviced every year (last done November 2018) by Sound Alarms.
Buyers may also be interested to know that the rendering to front and side is Monocouche pre-coloured render. A prefinished tinted render that does not need to be painted once applied. The render is said to last for 25 years and the colour doesn`t fade. This was done in Autumn 2017.
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.