Selworthy Close, Billericay

Price £185,000 - Available


  • LARGE FLAT WITH FAR REACHING VIEWS ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS FROM ITS 20ft LONG BALCONY
  • 500m FROM LOCAL SHOPS & 1 MILE FROM BILLERICAY HIGH STREET
  • STREET DOOR TO HALL WITH FLIGHT OF STAIRS UP TO BIG LANDING WITH BUILT-IN CUPBOARD
  • REFITTED WHITE GLOSS "HANDLELESS" KITCHEN UNITS WITH ROOM FOR TABLE & CHAIRS
  • VERY LARGE BATHROOM WITH MODERN SUITE
  • CUL-DE-SAC SETTING WITH LOTS OF SPARE PARKING BAYS OPPOSITE
  • STONES THROW FROM PUBLIC FOOTPATH GOING OUT TO COUNTRYSIDE AROUND WHITE POST FARM
  • DUAL ASPECT LOUNGE WITH DOOR TO THE BALCONY
  • 14ft 6" BEDROOM WITH REAR WINDOW ENJOYING THE VIEWS TOO
  • DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS AND GAS CENTRAL HEATING

A bit of a surprise. This great size, first floor Flat enjoys FAR REACHING PANORAMIC VIEWS from its own private, almost full width BALCONY, setting it apart from the others in the turning.

The property is on the immediate right as you pull in to the Close, with a row of parking bays opposite and across the main road, a public footpath taking you out into the countryside around White Post Farm on Noak Hill Road. 500 metres away is the Grange Road Parade of shops for your daily essentials and Billericay High Street with its central Waitrose Store is exactly a mile away up `Bell Hill`. Buses a-plenty in the area take you to the Station and surrounding towns too.

The Flat itself is self-contained, with its own street door opening to a lobby with the stairs rising to a big Landing with a built-in cupboard, and a ceiling hatch opening to reveal a sturdy wooden folding loft ladder giving easy access to the huge Loft Space, itself giving bumper storage.

The Bedroom is a generous 14ft 6", the same as the Lounge, which has a door opening out to the 20ft long Balcony with those super views over the rooftops and miles beyond.

13ft long, the Kitchen has been refitted with White Gloss Handless` units which incorporate a built-in Gas Hob with Chimney Extractor above and Oven below, plus, there is room for a table and chairs too.

Even the Bathroom is also notably large: 9ft x 7ft! Big enough for the washing machine the owner has in there, plus there`s a big built-in cupboard too.

This is a much-loved flat, the present owners having been here years, but a second child forces them to admit a 3 bedroom house is now the ticket! The property is in need of redecoration throughout, but the nucleus has been done, the kitchen and bathroom are both modern, there is a 2015 installed Worcester Boiler serving the Gas Central Heating via radiators and the windows are replacement double glazed.

New carpets and decoration will bring this flat bang up to date and with its Balcony and fabulous views, create a spacious apartment a cut above the rest.


The Accommodation

Street `Front Door` leading through to the HALL, with Stairs rising to 1st floor Landing


LANDING

Large built in storage cupboard.

Ceiling hatch opening to reveal study, folding wooden loft ladder accessing the huge loft providing a superb storage facility.


LOUNGE 14ft 6` x 10ft 10` (4.4m x 3.3m)

Nice and bright due to its dual aspect, with a window to the side and rear, along with a glazed door opening out to the balcony.


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 12ft 10` x 7ft 93.9m x 2.1m)

Fitted with White Gloss Handleless kitchen units which incorporate a built in Gas Hob with a Chimney Style Extractor Hood above and Multi-function Oven below.

The seller is in the process of adding a tiled splashback, along with a replacement door for under the kitchen sink.

A wall mounted Worcester Bosch Gas Combination boiler was installed in 2015 and services the gas central heating via radiators and hot water.


BEDROOM 14ft 6` x 8ft 6` (4.4m x 2.6m)

This very well-proportioned bedroom has a rear facing window enjoying those fabulous views and we understand from the seller that the White Gloss free-standing wardrobe is to remain.


BATHROOM 9ft 1` x 7ft (2.8m x 2.1m)

A super-size bathroom with a white suite featuring a large bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. A front facing window provides plenty of natural light, with there also a chrome towel radiator and a large built-in cupboard going over the stairs.

As one can see from the photograph, the present sellers house their washing machine in here (being a family, they have a full-size Dishwasher in the kitchen), which could potentially go in the built-in cupboard to be completely hidden away.


BALCONY 20ft x 3ft 7` (6.1m x 1.1m)

The perfect place for a bistro table and chairs to enjoy the views. The Astroturf floor covering works very well too.


LEASE

We understand from the seller the Lease is 125 years from 2014, so 120 years remain.

SERVICE CHARGE

Evidently the Service charge is only £28.17 per month and the Ground Rent is £10 per year. Your solicitor will verify this, as they will probably be surprised it`s so low!


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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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