- BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED LUXURIOUS HOME IN A MOST DESIRABLE RESIDENTIAL LOCATION
- STUNNING 31ft x 19ft Max OPEN PLAN LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN ROOM WITH BI-FOLD DOORS OPENING TO GARDEN
- BUILT IN 1937 AND STILL RETAINING MUCH CHARACTER APPEAL, ESPECIALLY FROM THE FRONT ELEVATION
- WHITE QUARZ WORKTOPS TOPPING THE WHITE GLOSS KITCHEN UNITS WITH ALL INTEGRATED APLIANCES
- SEPARATE FRONT SITTING ROOM (ORIGINAL LOUNGE)
- HUGELY IMPROVED AND EXTENDED IN RECENT YEARS TO A VERY SUPERIOR SPECIFICATION
- LOVELY 83ft SOUTH-WEST FACING LANDSCAPED GARDEN WITH A FULL WIDTH GRANITE PATIO
- ENTRANCE HALL LEADING ROUND TO LARGE CIRCULATION SPACE/RECEPTION AREA OPENING ON TO THE LIVING AREA
- LARGE SEPARATE UTILITY ROOM (ORIGINAL KITCHEN), GROUD FLOOR CLOAKROOM & SEP STUDY
- FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS SERVED BY 3 BATHROOMS (ALL VERY WELL APPOINTED)
Boasting a lovely 83ft South-West facing landscaped Garden, this luxurious home is situated in a most desirable residential location within north Billericay and has been hugely improved and extended since the Vendors moved in 6 years ago.
Built in 1937, the property still retains much character appeal, clearly apparent from its attractive front elevation, with the focal point of the rear extension the wide Bi-folding door system, seamlessly connecting the living space with the fabulous full width Granite Patio.
Beautifully presented throughout and with a superior internal specification, the property comprises to the ground floor an Entrance Hall leading round to a large circulation space/reception area, stunning 31ft x 19ft (max) open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen area with the bi-fold doors stretching across the back wall, a separate front Sitting Room, Study, large Utility Room (original kitchen), ground floor Cloakroom and an integral Garage with 4 windows.
Upstairs, the Landing winds gently round, accessing each of the four double bedrooms and Main Bathroom in turn; the two rear principle bedrooms both with generous size modern Ensuite Shower Rooms.
The features are too many to list here but include Gas Central Heating via radiators and Underfloor heating below the gorgeous Balterio Magnitude `Titanium Oak` effect flooring in the open plan Living area and grey porcelain tiling in the kitchen area, upvc double glazed windows - the front windows with swish Plantation shutters, sleek white Quartz worktops, well-appointed Bathrooms, a mobile phone controlled CCTV Alarm system and a remote controlled sectional Garage door.
The property falls within catchment of the highly OFSTED rated Buttsbury and Mayflower Schools, is within walking distance of Stockbrook Manor Golf & Country Club and countryside including 165 acres of Norsey Woods, perfect for dog walking and active kids!
Windows either side of the 1930s style, double glazed Entrance Door flood light over the feature Balterio ‘Titanium Oak` effect flooring, its sealed resin surface giving years of hard wear, yet bring warmth and character to the Hall and around through the Reception area and on into the open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen area and Study.
The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish as found throughout the property and a large understairs cupboard provides useful storage.
RECEPTION AREA 13ft x 12ft narrowing to 8ft (3.96m x 3.66m > 2.44m)
Formally the dining room, now a pleasant circulation area accessing the balance of the ground floor rooms bar the front Sitting Room (accessed off the Hall).
FRONT SITTING ROOM 13ft x 12ft (3.96m x 3.66m)
Originally the lounge, now a useful and versatile second reception room with the focal point the almost full width walk-in Bay window featuring custom-made, solid wood `Plantation shutters`, the adjustable blades allowing the perfect balance of light, privacy and measure of security.
OPEN PLAN LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN 31ft x 18ft 8` narrowing to 13ft (9.45m x 5.69m > 3.96m)
The hub-of-the-Home, this contemporary living space offers great multifunctional use. Whether socialising, relaxing, dining or cooking, this stunning open plan room creates one huge space designed to be used for every part of family life.
Maximising access and light, the powder coated aluminium bi-fold door system fully opens to seamlessly connect the living space with the full width Granite patio, giving a real sense of bringing the outdoors in, especially during the summer months.
Stylish and practical, the beautiful high-gloss white units are topped with white Quartz worktops incorporating a 4-Person Breakfast bar.
For the keen cook, a host of integrated appliances incorporates a 5-ring Bosch Gas Hob with an unobtrusive ‘Caple` Extractor Hood hidden behind a matching cupboard door above, twin Bosch ‘Serie 6` 3D Hot Air Ovens, NEFF integrated Dishwasher, integrated Fridge/Freezer, Quooker hot water tap, Wine Cooler and an under mounted Blanco sink.
UTILITY ROOM 11ft x 8ft 10` (3.35m x 2.69m)
Originally the kitchen, this is thus a very well-proportioned utility room, the white gloss units incorporating an integrated Fridge/Freezer and spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Plenty of light comes through the side facing window and adjacent part glazed external door, which opens out to the sidewalk.
White brick-bond laid ‘Subway` tiles are complimented by wood effect floor tiling to an attractive herringbone design.
Just off the circulation area and accessing the integral garage, ground floor Cloakroom and Study:
STUDY 12ft x 5ft (3.66m x 1.52m)
This adaptable and versatile room has a high-level side facing window with sugar white walls bouncing around light making this a light and bright home office.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Fitted with a neat `Charcoal` combination unit, the ceramic basin incorporating a countertop.
Side facing obscure glass window, white towel radiator and half-height `subway` tiling.
1st FLOOR LANDING
The original part has a side facing window, throwing natural light across the landing and into the landing extension, which winds nicely round, as it accesses each bedroom in turn.
There`s a built-in cupboard providing useful storage and the loft hatch opens to reveal a pulldown ladder, the loft area part boarded with a light and also housing the gas boiler and pressurised cylinder for mains pressure hot water.
MASTER BEDROOM 18ft 8` x 13ft 8` max (5.69m x 4.17m)
The master bedroom features a clever false wall, which leads round to a full-length walk-in wardrobe. Of course, this could be removed to reveal a very wide bedroom, but we think this works very well as it is, giving fabulous uncluttered hidden storage.
The Light Grey tones and graining of the attractive premium quality ‘Calcic Oak` laminate flooring gives a fresh contemporary look and the large rear window enjoys a pleasant outlook over the garden.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 9ft 2` x 8ft 2` (2.79m x 2.49m)
The large walk-in clear glass shower enclosure features a stylish overhead `Rainfall` type showerhead with a further separate handset too, for extra flexibility.
Grey ‘subway` tiles complement the `Grey Oak`, wall hung vanity unit with its contemporary top mounted rectangular basin. Further finishing touches include the tall white towel radiator and hexagonal mosaic floor tiling.
BEDROOM TWO 13ft 6` x 11ft 9` (4.11m x 3.58m)
A well-proportioned double bedroom with a built-in Double Wardrobe and a wide, rear facing window maximising light.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8ft 1` x 7ft (2.46m x 2.13m)
Another designer style bathroom with a large, clear glass walk-in Shower Enclosure. This one featuring an `Oak` effect wall hung vanity unit, which again is complimented by grey `Subway` tiles and hexagonal mosaic floor tiling.
A side facing window gives plenty of natural daylight, with there also a wall hung mirror fronted cabinet over the vanity unit and white towel rail radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 13ft x 12ft (3.96m x 3.66m)
Formerly the master bedroom and so another good size double bedroom, and like the Front Sitting Room directly below it, boasting a feature Bay window.
Along the near wall, two large built-in double wardrobes provide super storage and being another front room, it also has the elegant white Plantation shutters.
BEDROOM FOUR 13ft 4` x 8ft 2` (4.06m x 2.49m)
This charming bedroom again sees `Plantation` shutters nicely finishing the front facing dormer window, and a large built-in double wardrobe gives useful storage.
BATHROOM 9ft x 7ft 1` (2.74m x 2.16m)
With a note to its 1930s origins, the `crackle glaze` Subway tiles in this bathroom are a pleasant heritage green colour, complementing nicely the white hexagonal mosaic floor tiling, crisp white walls and the white suite.
The suite itself comprises a full-size bath, close coupled WC, dark wood effect wall-hung Vanity unit with a top mounted contemporary rectangular basin and a large, clear glass walk-in Shower Enclosure, again featuring a stylish overhead `Rainfall` type showerhead and a separate handset.
A side facing obscured glass window provides plenty of natural light and there is a tall white towel radiator.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
To the front, the resin bonded Drive provides a sea of parking in addition to the integral garage.
A side gate leads through to the wide side access and into the rear garden.
GARAGE 20ft 3` x 8ft 1` (6.17m x 2.46m)
A very good size garage with no less than four windows along the flank and a remote-controlled electric Henderson garage door.
On the far wall, wiring for a wall mounted TV coupled with heavy duty rubber flooring, makes this the perfect optional gym.
GARDEN 83ft x 41ft (25.3m x 12.5m)
An outdoor room in the summer months itself, the well-manicured South-West facing garden has a deep, full width Granite patio which steps onto the smooth lawn, neatly bordered and dotted by three well maintained up-lit fruit trees.
At the back is a slightly raised area housing the shed.
The wireless Pyronix Alarm system incorporates CCTV and live streaming can be accessed via an APP on your mobile phone.
The owners previously had plans drawn up to go up into the Loft to create a huge addiitonal Ensuite Bedroom - a clever design never followed through, as the existing space was plenty for them. A PDF is available for emailing if desired.
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.