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Next stop is Crossrail

By Michael Cowdroy - 24 May 2017

In exciting news for Essex commuters, the first of the new Crossrail trains will enter passenger service within a matter of weeks on the TfL Rail route between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

The milestone is the first stage of the phased introduction of the new service which will be named the Elizabeth line when it opens throughout central London in December 2018.

Crossrail will transform rail transport in London and the south east by increasing central London rail capacity up to 10%, with services set to run from Reading and Heathrow in the west through the central tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

Property investment in Essex has already been impacted with house prices rocketing in areas close to an Elizabeth Line station, such as Gidea Park, Brentwood and Shenfield.

Here are some of our 'top tips' of properties near a Crossrail station:

This stunning four bedroom detached house in Shenfield is situated in Hutton Road and just 0.3 miles away from Shenfield Train Station, with its excellent links into London in under 30 minutes.

And what’s more, the town’s popularity will be further enhanced by Crossrail which will have Shenfield as its eastern ‘hub’.  When the full Elizabeth Line service commences in 2019, it will provide 12 trains per hour from and towards central London during peak periods.

The accommodation comprises of a spacious entrance hallway with storage cupboards and a larder, cosy lounge with feature 'Stovax' wood burner, study, utility room with space for appliances, playroom with feature glass panel door and an open plan/kitchen/family room with underfloor heating, integrated speakers to fit 'Sonos' surround sound system and bifolding doors onto the rear garden.

The kitchen area has been tastefully furnished with quartz work surfaces and has integrated appliances such as a fridge/freezer, double oven and five ring induction hob.

The first floor boasts a family bathroom and four double bedrooms with the master benefitting from its own ensuite shower room and dressing room. Bedrooms two and three have built in storage and additional secondary glazing.

Externally the unoverlooked south facing garden commences with a large patio and has outside speakers, power point and tap. There is side access to the front of the property which provides off street parking for numerous vehicles and leads to the larger than average integral garage which has an electric up and over door.

Currently on the market for £1,175,000.  For further information contact our Shenfield Sales Office

Located in central Brentwood, this attractive older style five bedroom detached family home is set over three floors and sits back from the road in a secluded position.

 Brentwood's vibrant High Street is within 0.5 miles and the mainline railway station with its links to London Liverpool Street and the forthcoming Crossrail are only a mile away.

The property is entered by an impressive entrance hall with exposed floorboards and modern ground floor cloakroom. The living room also has exposed floorboards and a feature stone fireplace with open fire and French doors leading to a large double glazed conservatory which overlooks the rear garden. There is a separate dining room with a feature double glazed window box and exposed floorboards which lead to the modern kitchen/breakfast room with built in appliances which also can be accessed from the hall.  There is a separate utility room which leads to the garden and a door to the integral garage which has the potential to be converted to provide larger living accommodation.

On the first floor the master bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes and there are three further bedrooms and a modern bathroom, separate w.c and a shower room.

To the second floor there is a spacious bedroom with floor boards and windows overlooking the impressive rear garden.

The property is set on a plot of just under 0.25 acres and there is potential to extend further to the rear subject to planning consents.

Currently on the market with a price of £1,050,000. For further information contact our Brentwood Sales office.

A delightful three bedroom semi-detached house situated within 0.5 miles of Shenfield station that's justifiably lauded as being the best commuter town not just in Essex but in any of the Home Counties, offering direct links into central London in under 30 minutes.

To the ground floor there is a lounge with separate dining room, kitchen with appliances and modern ground floor family bathroom with all bedrooms to the first floor. Externally there is a low maintenance rear garden and off road parking for one vehicle. The property is only 0.6 miles from the popular St Marys Primary School. Available now, unfurnished.

Currently on the market for £1,275 pcm.  For further information contact our Brentwood Lettings Office

Situated in Heaton Grange, this characterful three bedroom semi-detached family home is conveniently located within 1.0 mile of Gidea Park Station, with its much anticipated Crossrail connections set to be completed in late 2018.

Set in a corner position, the property has undergone considerable building works and now boasts a good sized accommodation over two floors with attractive brick elevations and boundary walls. Full Brochure available.

Currently on the market with a price of £444,000. For further information contact our Gidea Park Sales Office.

An immaculately presented two bedroom duplex apartment in the stunning Railstore development located within North block, Gidea Park. The accommodation is arranged over ground and first floors, consisting of an open plan lounge/diner, with a fully applianced kitchen to include dishwasher, downstairs WC, hallway on ground level, two double bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor.

The property's location offers convenient access to Gidea Park mainline station. The property further benefits from allocated parking and exposed brickwork throughout. Available from the beginning of June 2017.

Currently on the market for £1,195 pcm.  For further information contact our Havering Lettings Office.

This modern two bedroom apartment is ideally located within 0.4 miles of Brentwood station with its direct links into London Liverpool Street station and forthcoming Crossrail.

The property has a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and one allocated parking space. Brentwood's vibrant high street is within 0.6 miles and offers a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants and the open spaces of both Warley Country Park and Shenfield common are just a short walk away. Available from late July, 2017.

Currently on the market for £1,150 pcm.  For further information contact our Brentwood Lettings Office.