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
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Valley Close, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £480,000

3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! 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 greeted by...

3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! 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 greeted by...

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Rush Drive, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £440,000

3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely three bedroom family home to the market situated on the ever sought after Meridian Development. As...

3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely three bedroom family home to the market situated on the ever sought after Meridian Development. As...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Webster Close, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £495,000

KINGS GROUP ARE DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS 3 BEDROOM SEMI DETACHED HOUSE FOR SALE. As you enter the property you will be greeted by a nice size hallway which will...

KINGS GROUP ARE DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS 3 BEDROOM SEMI DETACHED HOUSE FOR SALE. As you enter the property you will be greeted by a nice size hallway which will...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey

£299,995

UNIQUE GRADE 2 LISTED SPLIT LEVEL APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF THE WALTHAM ABBEY!!! Kings Group are proud to offer for sale this extremely spacious property built circa 1600 boasting...

UNIQUE GRADE 2 LISTED SPLIT LEVEL APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF THE WALTHAM ABBEY!!! Kings Group are proud to offer for sale this extremely spacious property built circa 1600 boasting...

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Greenwich Way, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £529,950

KINGS GROUP ARE DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS 4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE FOR SALE. Situated on the sought after Meridian Development. As you enter the property you will be greeted by...

KINGS GROUP ARE DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS 4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE FOR SALE. Situated on the sought after Meridian Development. As you enter the property you will be greeted by...

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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...

  • 1 beds

Darby Drive , Waltham Abbey ,

£875 pcm + fees

Kings are delighted to offer to rent this outstanding 1 bedroom apartment located in Waltham Abbey town centre. Offered in excellent condition it benefits from fully fitted kitchen and bathroom,...

Kings are delighted to offer to rent this outstanding 1 bedroom apartment located in Waltham Abbey town centre. Offered in excellent condition it benefits from fully fitted kitchen and bathroom,...

  • 3 beds

Waltham Abbey, ,

£1350 pcm + fees

GREAT LOCATION!!!This 3 modern bedroom house minutes away from Waltham Abbey shops restaurants and Pubs. The property has a through lounge, fitted kitchen, downstairs cloakroom. to the first floor there...

GREAT LOCATION!!!This 3 modern bedroom house minutes away from Waltham Abbey shops restaurants and Pubs. The property has a through lounge, fitted kitchen, downstairs cloakroom. to the first floor there...

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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


Mrs Llena Hanting

Seller

4 days ago

Very happy with the service

We are at the start of the process with Kings, however so far everything went as promised/discussed with Bianca. We feel we have made the right decision in marketing our property with Kings.

Ms Gabriella Pierro

Buyer

7 days ago

Was informative and helpful

Mrs Husne Kale

Buyer

1 week ago

Happy!!

Really impressed!! Met sam on Friday 7th July at waltham abbey to view 3 property's which was absolutely amazzing, still haven't decided on the 2 properties me and my husband has really liked. I will like to say a massive thankyou to Sam who was helpfull to us on the day amd hope to see him soon..

Ms Rachel Allen

Buyer

2 weeks ago

5 stars

Very happy with Kings so far. Bianca is superb at her job, the type of person I would want working for me! Efficient, friendly and professional service which is not to be underestimated. Thanks for all of your help so far!

Mr Keith Brown

Buyer

2 weeks ago

Professional

We've viewed a few houses with Kings at Waltham Abbey recently, and each time their viewing agent Sam Nelson met us at the property and conducted the viewing, and with full knowledge of the property was able to answer all our questions. No other agency did that, they just arranged a viewing with the owners and left you to it. We are also selling through Kings at Edmonton, and have received the same treatment from them with our potential buyers. Excellent customer service.

Ms jayne hind

Buyer

3 weeks ago

Thankyou Sam, for all your help 're: no: 17 🏡

Was very happy with the service from kings
Received good communication throughout my search for a property
And was given honest answers to all my queries.
Also was accompanied by a very knowledgeable and polite agent called
Sam Nelson.

Mrs Ruth Baker & Mrs Val Thomason

Seller

3 weeks ago

they were superb took all the stress from us

They were so helpful at every stage and kept us always imformedo as to what was happening excellent. service

Mr David Ford

Seller

3 weeks ago

Satisfied Customer

I have rented my house in Waltham Abbey for the past 2 years with Kings Group. I moved out of area and needed a Company who could professionally manage the property for my peace of mind. I got this, through the professionalism shown by your Letting Team. I received rental money on time and the place has been looked after and how I left it for me to sell with confidence now. Special thanks to Lauren Sandford and Robyn McCabe for their extended help. Wouldn't hesitate to use your services again

Ms Alexandra Sandu

Seller

4 weeks ago

best experience

excellent people, very professional and just amazing at what they do

Mr Brown

Seller

4 weeks ago

Excellent service and professional from Luke and his team of biannca and sam many thanks

Mr Patrick Ellis

Buyer

1 month ago

They were very efficient.They were willing to answer all your questions and kept you up to date with your transactions.

Ms Rebecca Turner

Buyer

1 month ago

Not good service at all.
Very unprofessional estate agents.
Would not recommend

Edem & Aku Caliph

Buyer

1 month ago

good

We appreciate thier effort in linking us to conveyancer.

Mrs Vanessa Heady

Seller

1 month ago

Very impressed, demonstrated they knew the needs of both seller & buyer.

The advisors were keen to find out as much as possible about our property, and listened to every detail. Only when they showed clients around did I realise how much they had taken in, not looking at notes, but just talking like they knew the property inside and out.
They also seemed to know a lot about their clients needs, matching their requirements to our property or how they could change or use it to fit their needs.

Mr Sean Harper

Seller

1 month ago

Persistent & keen. Good service! Good result!

Found Sam to be persistent and true to his word. After no luck with a previous agent, tried Sam at Kings and within a few weeks I had a buyer. Good service! Good result!

Mr john wren

Seller

1 month ago

Excellent service throughout.

They were very thorough and helpful every time we spoke. Sam Nelson our contact man was excellent, he made sure there were lots of people available to view the property and the house was sold and completed within a very short time.
We would recommend a Kings to our friends and family.

Ms Janet Lello

Seller

1 month ago

RECOMMENDED

Thank you Sam Nelson - your assistance and that of Bianca has been much appreciated.

Ms Carol Edwards

Buyer

1 month ago

Very good service. Communication excellent.

Paul Hatch

Seller

2 months ago

Yes I would recommend the company They have kept us fully informed with all developments with regards the sale of my property

Mr ozkan Koyuncu

Buyer

2 months ago

Great service

Sam showed us around the property. He was incredibly helpful, inviting and informative.

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