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
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Audley Gardens, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £425,000

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this beautiful three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch, you are...

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this beautiful three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch, you are...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Manor Road, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £500,000

3 BEDROOM PERIOD PROPERTY!!! Kings Group are delighted to offer this beautifully presented three bedroom, period family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a...

3 BEDROOM PERIOD PROPERTY!!! Kings Group are delighted to offer this beautifully presented three bedroom, period family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a...

  • 5 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 1 living

Abbotts Drive, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £370,000

5 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely five bedroom family town house to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a...

5 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely five bedroom family town house to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Nazeingbury Close, Nazeing, Walt...

Offers in the region of £380,000

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely 3 bedroom end of terrace property to the market. Upon entering the property via a quaint...

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely 3 bedroom end of terrace property to the market. Upon entering the property via a quaint...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Cobbinsbank, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £134,995

ELIGIBLE FOR OVER 55'S ONLY!!! 1 BEDROOM RETIREMENT APARTMENT!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely 1 bedroom ground floor retirement property to the market. Situated on...

ELIGIBLE FOR OVER 55'S ONLY!!! 1 BEDROOM RETIREMENT APARTMENT!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely 1 bedroom ground floor retirement property to the market. Situated on...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 4 beds

Kestral Road, Waltham Abbey ,

£2300 pcm + fees

BIRDS DEVELOPMENT! SPACIOUS 4 BEDROOM DETACHED FAMILY HOME!!!- Kings Group Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this 4 bedroom detached property to RENT. To the front of the property you...

BIRDS DEVELOPMENT! SPACIOUS 4 BEDROOM DETACHED FAMILY HOME!!!- Kings Group Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this 4 bedroom detached property to RENT. To the front of the property you...

  • 1 beds

Tillingham Court, Winters way, W...

£850 pcm + fees

We are pleased to offer for let this 1 bedroom ground floor flat boasting direct direct access to communal gardens. the property is double glazed and gas centrally heated and...

We are pleased to offer for let this 1 bedroom ground floor flat boasting direct direct access to communal gardens. the property is double glazed and gas centrally heated and...

  • 2 beds

Darby Drive, Waltham Abbey,

£1075 pcm + fees

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

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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 Steve Pickering

SELLER

1 week ago

Fantastic service & quick sale acheived

I met Sam Nelson regarding the sale of a property and was instantly impressed with his knowledge, research and enthusiasm. The talk was soon backed up with offers and less than a week later the property had been reserved! Sam and everyone else at Kings have been great throughout keeping me informed at every step.

Mrs Charles

BUYER

1 week ago

perfect property to suit our needs

We worked with sales agent Bianca Porter who we found very knowledgeable and very helpful with helping us to find the right property to suit our needs.

Ms Manning

BUYER

1 week ago

The viewing experience with Sam of the 3 properties was excellent. Thank you.

Samantha & Adam

SELLER

1 week ago

Bianca ( Waltham abbey branch) has been great. She has kept us well informed at every stage and been most helpful taking me through the stages of the moving process!

Ms gungor

BUYER

1 week ago

Great service

Excellent customer service. Sam was great so much knowledge on the property and the area. All procedures are really fast.

Dr Degum

BUYER

1 week ago

Friendly, informative, encouraging communication skills

Very positive, informative useful helpful communication

Mr Altman

BUYER

1 week ago

Sam was very professional. Very good service overall.

JESSICA THORNLEY

BUYER

2 weeks ago

Bianca has been extremely helpful in finding us a new home

DAVID DOHERTY

BUYER

2 weeks ago

Good Service

Great service from our estate agent Bianca Porter. Very professional and engaging at viewings. She had taken time out of her schedule to show us properties out-of-hours and identified interesting properties we did not initially spot.

Ms Jarvis

BUYER

2 weeks ago

Although I did not choose any of the properties I saw, the service was excellent.

Marie Kanaris

Buyer

3 weeks ago

Positive

The staff at Kings group in Waltham Abbey were extremely helpful, patient and supportive when my family and I were looking for our lovely new home. Thank you very much.

Ms Christina Petrou

Seller

1 month ago

I found the sales team to very professional and helpful in coordinating a difficult and testing transaction through to completion.

Shirley Hanna

Buyer

1 month ago

Happy to be dealing with kings Waltham Abbey. All staff are great.

The office regularly emailed me with suitable properties. Sam was professional helpful and informative during the viewings

Mr Paul Harmon

Buyer

1 month ago

Very professional service by sam !

Mr Kenny Nwobu

Buyer

1 month ago

Good service. Estate agent Sam Nelson was very professional in his attitude and approach to work.

Ms Helen lowe

Buyer

1 month ago

Excellent service very prompt response to my initial enquiry.

I received a very prompt response to my initial enquiry about a property. I found the staff friendly and helpful.

Luam & Daniel

Buyer

1 month ago

Easy to contact. Friendly,Good service overall

Ms Helen Lowe

Buyer

1 month ago

Excellent service friendly staff.

Excellent service with friendly staff.

Mr Lee Brooker

Buyer

1 month ago

Bianca was great, really friendly and handled all of our requests quickly and professionally.

Mr Samson Akwagbe

Buyer

2 months ago

I've rated Kings Group as good because it's still at the beginning stage of my dealing with them to give a final rating. So far not perfect or entirely excellent but been good.

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