Juniper Close, Billericay

Price £699,995 - Available


  • 4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE WITH 27ft WIDE FULL WIDTH EXTENSION ACROSS THE BACK WITH BI-FOLDING DOORS
  • SO 450m TO MAYFLOWER SCHOOL (OUTSTANDING OFSTED) & 450m TO LOCAL SHOPS INCLUDING A CO-OP SUPERMARKET
  • 0.9 MILE TO BILLERICAY RAILWAY STATION (LONDON LIVERPOOL STREET IN 35 MINUTES)
  • QUIET CUL-DE-SAC OFF THE PRESTIGIOUS NORSEY ROAD
  • UPSTAIRS: THE 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS (ALL WITH BUILT-IN WARDROBES), ENSUITE & MAIN BATHROOM
  • ULTRA-CONVENIENT LOCATION WITH LITTLE KNOWN PATH IN THE ROAD TAKING YOU TO STOCK ROAD IN SECONDS!
  • BUTTSBURY INFANTS (OUTSTANDING OFSTED) & JUNIOR SCHOOLS ALSO JUST 0.6 MILE
  • 0.6 MILE TO 40 ACRES OF LAKE MEADOWS PARK & 165 ACRES OF NORSEY WOODS A STONES THROW AWAY TOO
  • DOWNTAIRS: HALL, WC ROOM, 16" x 14" LOUNGE, 11" PLAYROOM, 27" EXTENSION & STYLISH KITCHEN
  • 44ft x 36ft SOUTH-WEST FACING GARDEN

Boasting a full width extension across the back, with a nearly equally wide bi-folding door system that really brings the outside in on sunny days, this much improved 4 Bedroom Detached House also boasts an ultra-convenient location, with a little known path in the road giving a short cut out to Stock Road and thus Mayflower School (Outstanding OFSTED) is just 450 metres one way, local shops including a handy Co-op Supermarket 450 metres another and Buttsbury Infants (Outstanding OFSTED) & Junior Schools are only a little further at 0.6 mile.

For the City Commuter, the Mainline Railway Station is an easy 0.9 mile stroll, an entrance to the 40 acres of Lake Meadows Park is 0.6 mile walk and an entrance to the historic 165 acres of Norsey Woods, a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, Nature Reserve and Scheduled Monument is literally a stone`s throw away, across the other side of Norsey Road, which Juniper Close is situated off - perfect for the children or those with dogs.

As well as enjoying a very pleasant setting in a quiet yet well located cul-de-sac, the property itself also boasts family friendly accommodation of a Hall, ground floor WC Room, 16ft x 14ft Lounge, 11ft Playroom (original dining room before the extension), fabulous 27ft full width rear extension, stylish Kitchen, 4 bedrooms (all doubles and all with built-in or fitted wardrobes) and two bathrooms (main Bathroom & Ensuite Shower Room off the Master Bedroom).

There is Gas Central Heating via radiators and zoned underfloor heating below all the tiled floors to the ground floor.

The sunny South-West facing Garden is 44ft long x 36ft wide and has a deep hard cored area, ready for the new buyer to put down a lovely full width patio.


The Accommodation

ENTRANCE HALL

Large white porcelain floor tiles give a great first impression and extend through to the cloakroom, Playroom, Kitchen and full width Extension.

An understairs cupboard provides useful storage and the ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout most of the home.


GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM

With a back to wall WC and fitted storage unit incorporating an inset basin on top.

There is also a chrome towel radiator and high-level front facing window for natural daylight.


LOUNGE 17ft x 14ft (5.18m x 4.27m)

The white walls lighten up this internal lounge nicely and the focal point is the `hole-in-wall` open Fireplace and Parquet flooring, which could be brought back to its former glory.


PLAYROOM 11ft 5` x 8ft 7` (3.51m x 2.65m)

Formally the dining room prior to the rear extension, this now provides a useful and versatile additional front facing reception room, with a feature bay window.


FULL WIDTH EXTENSION 27ft x 9ft 8` (8.23m x 3m)

The eyes are immediately drawn to the almost full width bi-folding door system, bringing the outdoors indoors with this area also taking full advantage of its perfect aspect - South-West facing, thus enjoying nearly all-day sunshine.

Twin Rooflight windows flood even more light down, with inset downlighting illuminating it nicely in the evenings.

A traditional style radiator provides a nice visible finishing touch with there also zoned underground flooring here and extending round into the kitchen area.


KITCHEN 23ft narrowing to 11ft 9` x 9ft 9` (7m > 3.63m x 3.02m)

The longer measurement is incorporating a run of kitchen units which extend into the rear extension. The units within the extension incorporating the built-in 5-ring Gas hob and its stainless-steel Chimney Extractor Hood above.

Back in the original part of the kitchen, is the balance of the range of elegant, white Shaker style units, which are topped with attractive wooden worktops and incorporate a feature twin bowl Butler sink and split-level Double Oven.

There is an integrated fridge freezer, space for a dishwasher and a side facing window for additional light in the kitchen area.

Within a matching cupboard is the Vaillant `Ecotec Plus` gas boiler serving the gas central heating via radiators and hot water.


1st FLOOR LANDING

Installation of the Combi boiler has necessitated the need for the hot water tank in the 3ft 9` x 2ft 6` airing cupboard, freeing up space to now provide a super storage facility.

A ceiling hatch provides access to the loft.


MASTER BEDROOM 15ft 2` x 10ft (4.63m x 3.05m)

This light and bright bedroom has a white front facing window, wiring for a wall mounted television and open fitted wardrobes along the left wall.


EN-SUITE 6ft 6` x 6ft 1` (2.01m x 1.86m)

Featuring a wide built-in vanity unit with a moulded basin and countertop.


BEDROOM TWO 17ft 2` x 8ft 3` (5.24m x 2.53m)

What a nice size 2nd bedroom, coming with a built-in wardrobe, wiring for a wall mounted television and with two windows pouring in lots of light.


BEDROOM THREE 10ft 6` x 9ft 9` (3.23m x 3.02m)

This rear facing double bedroom also comes with a built-in wardrobe and wiring for a wall mounted television.


BEDROOM FOUR 10ft 5` (max) x 8ft 4` (3.2m x 2.56m)

Another rear bedroom that could take a double bed at a push, and also coming with a built-in wardrobe giving plenty of storage.


BATHROOM 8ft 3` x 7ft 1` narrowing to 4ft 7` (2.53m x 2.16m > 1.43m)

The rear main bathroom has a separate electric shower over the bath.


GARAGE 15ft 8` x 8ft 3` (4.82m x 2.53m)

With a remote controlled electric roller shutter door for maximum length and a lockable courtesy door from the hall. Provision for a washing machine is a useful addition too.


EXTERIOR - FRONT

The front drive takes two large cars with ease and a new block paved drive encompassing the lawn could in theory give parking for 4 cars, excluding the garage.


EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN 44ft x 36ft (13.41m x 10.97m)

The unfinished Patio has been hardcored, just awaiting the new owner to put down their choice of slabs. As you can see from the photo, the garden is nicely secluded from the rear.


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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.
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