Waltham Abbey branch

8a Sun street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EE


Why move to Waltham Abbey?

The Essex market town of Waltham Abbey offers character and heritage, with plenty of green space and great shops and restaurants.

Separated from the more modern Waltham Cross by the River Lea, the town is a hub for families and London commuters and offers some excellently priced properties. 

If you are looking for an estate agent in Waltham Abbey, please pop into our office on Sun Street.  We are both a lettings agent and sales agent for the Waltham Abbey area, and will be happy to help you.

 

 

A short history

Nowadays, Waltham Abbey is a relatively quiet spot, but hides a more dramatic past.  The tale goes that in 1035, a black marble crucifix was found in Somerset.  When they attempted to take the cross to one of the leading monasteries, the oxen refused to budge until the name Waltham was mentioned, whereupon they miraculously set off towards the town.  The cross was housed in a local church, where it was said to have healing powers, reputedly even curing King Harold of paralysis.

The reputation of the cross lead to a grand Abbey being built on the site.  A town grew up around the Abbey and was given a charter by Richard I to hold markets and fairs.  The Charter Market continues to this day on Tuesday of each week.

The Abbey was lost when Henry VIII ordered the dissolution of the monasteries, but Waltham Abbey continued to flourish, growing to the town seen today.

 

Property

Waltham Abbey has a mix of period country houses, town-centre cottages and Victorian properties, along with a good supply of bungalows and modern detached, semi-detached and terrace homes.

The town expanded greatly after the Second World War, with the Ninefields Estate built in the Sixties and Seventies, and Abbeyfields in the early Nineties on the site of Honey Lane Hospital.  On the A121, the road that links Waltham Abbey with Waltham Cross, there are modern flats.

If you are interested in putting your house on the market, our Sales Agents will be pleased to arrange a home valuation.  Those looking to purchase property in Waltham Abbey can discuss their needs with our local experts and arrange viewings at suitable properties.  Alternatively, if you are a Landlord considering letting your property, or you are looking to rent within the Waltham Abbey area, our Lettings Agents are on hand to support you.

 

Latest sale listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 3 living

Woodbrook Gardens, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £415,000

3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this well presented three bedroom semi-detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch...

3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this well presented three bedroom semi-detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Homefield, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £370,000

CHAIN FREE!!! 3 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch, you...

CHAIN FREE!!! 3 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch, you...

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Bradley Road, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £450,000

MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENT!!! 3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this stunning three bedroom semi-detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are...

MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENT!!! 3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this stunning three bedroom semi-detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Osprey Road, Waltham Abbey

£499,995

4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE!!! CHAIN FREE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this four bedroom detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE!!! CHAIN FREE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this four bedroom detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Highland Road, Nazeing, Waltham ...

£599,995

4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this wonderful four bedroom detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch you...

4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this wonderful four bedroom detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch you...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 2 beds

Darby Drive, Waltham Abbey,

£1100 pcm + fees

Kings Lettings are delighted to offer this rarely available 2 DOUBLE bedroom ground floor NEW BUILD apartment situated in the CENTRE of Waltham Abbey's picturesque market square!! This extremely SPACIOUS...

Kings Lettings are delighted to offer this rarely available 2 DOUBLE bedroom ground floor NEW BUILD apartment situated in the CENTRE of Waltham Abbey’s picturesque market square!! This extremely SPACIOUS...

  • 2 beds

Greenfield Street, Waltham Abbey...

£1195 pcm + fees

Kings are delighted to offer for let this stunning two bedroom house, which benefits from open plan living dining room with stripped flooring and Victorian fire place, beautiful low maintenance...

Kings are delighted to offer for let this stunning two bedroom house, which benefits from open plan living dining room with stripped flooring and Victorian fire place, beautiful low maintenance...

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Waltham Abbey area guide


Transport links

Trains run from Waltham Cross (zone 7) to Liverpool Street in less than 30 minutes, with access to the tube at Tottenham Hale.  Central Line services are available from Loughton (zone 6), about five miles away. Access to the M25 is straightforward and quick.

 

Shopping, eating and drinking

Waltham Abbey has a quaint high street, with unique local shops and cafes nestled alongside each other.  Its twice-weekly markets attract tourists and locals alike.  For a more modern shopping centre, head to nearby Waltham Cross.

At one point, the town was mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records as having the highest concentration of pubs in the country and you’ll certainly find plenty of choice in the centre of town, many with atmospheric timber frames and cosy nooks and crannies in which to relax.

 

Things to do

Waltham Abbey is on the edge of open countryside and has the rivers, streams and canals of the Lee Valley Regional Park to the west and Epping Forest to the east.  In Waltham Abbey itself, you’ll find Abbey Gardens and Cornmill Meadows, a sanctuary for dragonflies and damselflies.

Lee Valley offers everything from water sports and orienteering to farm visits with the children, so is great for the whole family.  It was also the site for the canoe slalom events in the 2012 Olympic Games.  The £31 million facility is now used for world-class events, and is open to the public to ride the rapids in rafts or canoes.

There is a free Parkrun on Saturdays, popular with runners and joggers of all ages, in Gunpowder Park.

The Epping Forest District Museum in Sun Street has had a recent facelift and is a fascinating place to explore.  For cinema fans, the town council runs screenings in the Town Hall.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills is one of three Royal Gunpowder Mills in the United Kingdom, and has survived virtually intact, with 21 buildings of major historical importance.  In operation for over 300 years, the site began by producing gunpowder, but moved into developing nitro-based explosives from the 1850's.  Shortly after World War II it became a Defence Research Establishment.  Today it is a great place for families to explore the secret history of explosives, with interactive exhibitions and science shows.

 

Schools

Nurseries:

Smiles Montessori Pre-School  ~  Sunshine Nursery  ~  The Treehouse Nursery

 

 

Primary Schools:

Four Swannes Primary School  ~  Hillhouse C of E Primary School  ~  Holdbrook Primary School  ~  St Joseph Roman Catholic Primary School  ~  The Leverton Infant and Nursery School  ~  The Leverton Junior School  ~  Waltham Holy Cross Infant School

 

Secondary Schools:

King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy  ~  Lea Valley High School  ~  Oasis Academy Enfield

 

Independent Schools:

Avon House School  ~  Bancroft's School  ~  Braeside School (Girls)  ~  Coopersale Hall School  ~  Loyola Preparatory School (Boys)  ~  Normanhurst School  ~  Oaklands School  ~  The Daiglen School

Luke Meaney

Sales Manager

Being a local man, Luke has a wealth of knowledge in the Waltham Abbey and Nazeing areas, with a background in customer services.

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Lauren Sandford

Lettings Manager

Lauren has quickly risen from Lettings Negotiator to Lettings Manager in a remarkably short time. With her management team behind her she is able to give a first class service.

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Waltham Abbey branch case studies


Our Clients Say


Mr Enver Brace

Buyer

2 weeks ago

Their service is good
They are very friendly when I talk to them I feel like I am talking to my family members
God bless

Mr Carrington

Seller

3 weeks ago

They were very helpful and kept me up to date I would recommend to friends and would use again

Mr Nick Agathokleous

Buyer

3 weeks ago

FIVE STAR

QUICK VERY HELPFUL

Mr Banafsheh Bahrami

Buyer

3 weeks ago

Great services

We are extremely happy with services that Sam has provided for us through kings.
He took us for a tour of visiting 4 house on Saturday which was very useful , we used our time effectively.
He explained everything very well and was knowledgeable about work he was doing. Also very well mannered , approachable and punctual.

Ms Penny King

Buyer

3 weeks ago

Excellent

Sam was exceptional . I will definitely be coming back to him

Ms Helen Legg

Buyer

3 weeks ago

Very helpful and quick responses!

Bianca was very helpful from the start and throughout.

Whenever I emailed I almost always got an instant response.

Mr Theo Zamba

Vendor

3 weeks ago

We've only gone and done it!

According to all in the chain, this was the worst file ever worked on! However after 8 months of pain and 3 buyers on our property alone the chain finally completed. The team at Kings were a pleasure to work with and they all played their part. I worked less with Bianca but I think she was responsible for conducting the viewing on our successful purchaser in the end. However a special mention for Sam.. I thought your viewings were excellent and you done a great job in securing offers we were happy with, thanks for your help!

Final mention must go to Luke! He bore the brunt of all my frustrations through out this saga, however he remained professional throughout and was always contactable via phone and emailing even if it was out of hours. .. your final phone call to me on that weds at 5:11pm will stay with me forever 'Theo we've only gone and ****** done it'!

Thanks guys! 👍🏻

Mrs Tanya Day

Vendor

3 weeks ago

Luke at Kings in Waltham Abbey was great. We had a very difficult chain to deal with and it dragged on but Luke chased them all the time and kept me updated on a daily basis.

Mrs Elva Butler

Vendor

3 weeks ago

Excellence at it's best

Luke and his team at Waltham Abbey
Branch have been amazing there patient and care there have shown through the last year helping us with the most horrendous time in selling and purchasing our new home and dealing with all the stress and problems this has cause to them and ourselves we could not have ask for a more kind and caring and professional team so a massive big thank to Luke Sam Bianca and all at the Abbey Branch

Mrs Emine Karadag

Buyer

3 weeks ago

Helpful with getting the perfect home for us

Sam helped us view quite a few properties. He was really helpful along the way. He helped us find the home we wanted and even when our 1sr offer for turned down, we managed to get a second chance and thanks to Sam got it in the end.
Thank you to Sam and Luke for helping us during this very stressful time!!!

Mr Dawid Michalak

Buyer

1 month ago

Kings Waltham Abbey branch- you're great!!

I Would like highly recommend the Kings Estate Agent Waltham Abbey branch for their superb quality and professional approach to the client.
Thank you Luke and Bianca .
I'm a first time buyer -house, so been bit stressed about it, but believe me,they know what to do!

I also would like to say special THANK YOU ! to the Sam Nelson who helped me to get closer to my "dream home"
Thank you mate ,really appreciate it!!
Looking forward to business with you again.

Best,
Dawid

Mr David Zarcaro

Vendor

2 months ago

Professional, efficient, accommodating and effective!

I have been very impressed with Kings with how they have handled the sale of our property. Kings have managed the viewings professionally by accompanying each and every viewing and also presenting and highlighting every detail of our property. We would like to thank Luke, Sam and especially Bianca for their continuous efforts and their polite and professional manner with dealing with the sale of our house. We are now looking very much forward to buying our new house with Kings. David & Becky

Ms Dione Paton

Vendor

2 months ago

Gave 100%

Contacted Kings, to put my house on the market, but was a bit apprehensive with viewings etc.. due to having a large family. I should not have worried. Luke came with Bianca and took all the details needed and totally put my mind at rest. Viewings were arranged and accompanied by Sam and Bianca and they took charge of the situation. Felt completely comfortable with them, trusted them and felt informed of everything each step of the way. I also have a special needs child, who can be a little forward, yet they took him in their stride, accepting that he is just different and involved him when visiting. Overall, friendly, trustworthy, professional and kept me informed at all times. Over and above!
Thank you, Bianca, Sam and and Luke.

Mrs Jeneva Allison & Mr Kenute Allison

Vendor

2 months ago

Excellent, knowledgeable and professional staff

I received excellent service from everyone who I liaised with at Kings Waltham Abbey in relation to my sale and purchase transactions. I would like to say a special thank you to Sam, Bianca and Luke who have all gone out of their way to ensure that my experience was a positive one.

Ms Angela Hammond

Vendor

2 months ago

well done guys 👍👍

Bianca, Sam and Luke have been nothing but helpful in the sale of my property! Every viewing was accompanied and feedback on the spot communication was excellent, I would recommend them to everyone,

Mrs Michelle & Mr Damien Wyatt

Vendor

2 months ago

Very good service

Luke was very professional, and got things done with no messing around

Mr Walker

Vendor

2 months ago

Happy customer

Had no problems at all and very helpful

Mr Zaiz

Buyer

2 months ago

Sam was very professional, knowledgable and pleasant

Mr Richard Gardiner

Vendor

2 months ago

Stress free house selling with kings

Luke and his team at kings provided an honest, professional and efficient service at all times throughout the sale of my property. Nothing was too much trouble and there was always an answer or solution for every question and query I had. Many thanks.

Ms Tammy Blest

Vendor

2 months ago

Excellent service - could not fault.

Excellent service. Luke, Bianca & Sam are great and so friendly. We particularly liked Bianca's confidence and her eagerness to make the sale.