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
  • 2 living

Brookfield Terrace, Pyrles Lane,...

Guide price £399,995

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings are delighted to offer this wonderful three bedroom terraced house to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a good size entrance...

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings are delighted to offer this wonderful three bedroom terraced house to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a good size entrance...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Greenfield Street, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £350,000

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

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

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Southweald Drive, Waltham Abbey

Offers in the region of £400,000

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this three bedroom house to the market. To the front of the property you have a driveway with...

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this three bedroom house to the market. To the front of the property you have a driveway with...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Wren Drive, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £350,000

2 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely 2 bedroom terraced property to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch you are greeted...

2 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely 2 bedroom terraced property to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch you are greeted...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Barnard Acres, Nazeing, Waltham ...

Guide price £375,000

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 the hallway...

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 the hallway...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 2 beds

Darby Drive, Waltham Abbey,

£1150 pcm + fees

Kings Group Waltham Abbey 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!!...

Kings Group Waltham Abbey 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!!...

  • 1 beds

Darby Drive, Waltham Abbey,

£900 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,...

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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 Lear

Seller

2 days ago

kings was very helpful and very reliable defatly use them again thank you kings

Susan Brackenbury

Seller

6 days ago

Very proactive. Always in contact by either email or phone with any information needed ie viewings, viewing reminders, feedback etc.

Always honest and polite.

Mehmet

Buyer

2 weeks ago

I meet Adam yesterday it was such a good guy and hopefully I'm going to buy you a house to the Kings

Trusted Customer

Tenant

2 weeks ago

Best service, great people

everything got done with in a week and I moved in. Leanna Strouthou was very helpful too.

Jenny Christian

Landlord

2 weeks ago

Waltham Abbey letting

Knowledgable. Helpful

John Taylor

Tenant

2 weeks ago

Having worked for CBRE I found this office refreshing as they helped me

After contacting the Kings group, Leanna& Reannon made it quite clear that my wishes for the type of property for my son and I would be met, she delivered this in a very professional manner, and she arranged the time to suit my needs with this she arrived promptly. All my question were answered. I would not hesitate using your group again Or any of my colleagues nominating yourself in the future

steven Tofali

Landlord

3 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic service

Absolutely fantastic service, Leanna Strothou was so professional and sorted out everything quickly for us. Leanna put herself out by arranging to meet us at your Waltham Abbey branch which helped me out a great deal. I would definitely use kings again and the Girls in the chingford branch were so helpful.

ADRIAN

Buyer

3 weeks ago

Very professional

Mr & Mrs Sweet

SELLER

Seller

4 weeks ago

Great service

Very good service would definitely recommend.

Response from Kings Group

Good afternoon,

Thank you for leaving your review. The team really appreciates it.


All the best,


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

NATHAN

Buyer

4 weeks ago

Very good at the waltham abbey branch so far
Adam and Patrick has been very helpful and honest
With Answering any inquires and excellent with corresponding, Weather it’s email or by phone just overall very nice guys

Response from Kings Group

Hi,

Thank you for leaving your kind review. We love to receiving such positive feedback. You have been a pleasure to work with throughout.


All the best,


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Landlord

1 month ago

Leanna was great and kept me well informed throughout!

Brittini Riley

BUYER

Buyer

1 month ago

Great Service!

Patrick from Kings group Waltham abbey has been very helpful in finding the right property for us. He has kept in contact with us with updates throughout the process.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

Great to hear you have had such a positive experience with our Waltham Abbey branch. Thank you for your patience through the property purchase.


All the best,


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Tenant

1 month ago

Excellent Service

Reannon at Kings was very professional throughout the process and worked really hard getting us into the property! Highly recommend Kings lettings!!

Trusted Customer

Seller

1 month ago

Thank you Adam at kings for being very helpful and hard working to get our house sold quickly

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

Great to hear your experience with our Waltham Abbey branch was so positive. You were a pleasure to deal with. We look forward to working with you again in the future.


All the best,


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Seller

1 month ago

Moving House? Don't use anyone else!

Fantastic service given by the whole team in Kings Waltham Abbey. House sold within 48 hours of going on the market, achieving the asking price. Would definitely recommend using them.

Response from Kings Group

Wow! Great to hear feedback of any type, but obviously positive feedback is more pleasurable. Thank you for your assistance throughout the sale. Good luck in the future.

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Trusted Customer

Buyer

2 months ago

Yes Great service not too forward and gave some good advice for easy journey so far!

Response from Kings Group

Hi,

Thanks for leaving your kind review. We love receiving positive feedback.


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Tijen Tandil

Seller

2 months ago

Professional and helpful

Very helpful and professional.. been an easy experience with little effort from me.

Thanks to Adam for working hard.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

We love receiving feedback of any type, but positive reviews is obviously more pleasurable. We would like to thank you for leaving your lovely review.


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Marine Peterson

Buyer

2 months ago

So far very good customer service and hoping for it to continue

This is the first time I have used Kings Group to purchase a property and it has gone very well so far, in fact I can say very well from the get go.

Patrick Duffy is my Sales Rep. and for such a young man he is very on the ball and has been very helpful, when I have requested making several bookings for me to go up and visit the property that I am now going forward to purchasing in Waltham Abbey. He is to be commended for his Professionalism and approach in making this very easy so far for me.

I hope for this to continue right up till my Exchanging of Documents.

Thank you so far for your Excellent service and may it continue....

So I can recommend your agency in the near future to colleagues and friends.

Happy Customer So Far :)

Response from Kings Group

Wow! Great to hear you are having such a positive experience with our Waltham Abbey branch. You have been a pleasure to work with throughout. We would also like to thank you for your patience and assistance.

Good luck!


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Ezgi Yildiz

Buyer

2 months ago

Thank you Adam for all the help.

Response from Kings Group

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your star rating. You were a pleasure to deal with.


All the best for the future!


Kings Group Waltham Abbey

- On behalf of Kings Group

Mr George Morrison

Seller

2 months ago

Highly Recommended Waltham Abbey Estate Agents

Thank yo to the Kings Group Sales Team at Waltham Abbey in particular Patrick, Adam & Sam (Now at the Chingford Branch). Under a trying market this proactive team worked tirelessly for four months trying to sell my Property. Patrick Duffy finally secured a buyer which was greatly appreciated. I would recommend Kings Group to anyone wishing to sell their property in Waltham Abbey, Essex. Thank you all again for your 5 star service . George Morrison

Response from Kings Group

Wow! Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Waltham Abbey branch. You were a pleasure to work with. We would like to thank you for your patience and assistance throughout the sale.

All the best,


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

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