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

  • 5 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 3 living

Deer Park Way, Waltham Abbey - D...

Guide price £700,000

£700,000 - OFFERS INVITED - 5 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE!!! MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENT!!! As exclusive agents Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer to the market this impressive, detached five bedroom...

£700,000 - OFFERS INVITED - 5 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE!!! MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENT!!! As exclusive agents Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer to the market this impressive, detached five bedroom...

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £465,000

4 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this wonderful four bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are welcomed by...

4 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this wonderful four bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are welcomed by...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Broomstick Hall Road, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £360,000

3 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely period cottage to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a bright and...

3 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely period cottage to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a bright and...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Arlingham Mews, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £199,995

CHAIN FREE!!! CASH BUYERS ONLY!!! 2 BEDROOM FLAT!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this two bedroom second floor flat to the market, upon entering into the hallway...

CHAIN FREE!!! CASH BUYERS ONLY!!! 2 BEDROOM FLAT!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this two bedroom second floor flat to the market, upon entering into the hallway...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Roundhills, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £390,000

3 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighed to offer this lovely three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a...

3 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighed to offer this lovely three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 2 beds

Orchard Mews, Darby Drive, Walth...

£1025 pcm Tenant Info

Kings Group are delighted to offer this spacious two Double bedroom top floor flat to the market, property boast with three piece bathroom suite. Newly fitted kitchen, Spacious Lounge/Dinning area....

Kings Group are delighted to offer this spacious two Double bedroom top floor flat to the market, property boast with three piece bathroom suite. Newly fitted kitchen, Spacious Lounge/Dinning area....

  • 2 beds

Powdermill Close, Waltham Abbey ...

£1000 pcm Tenant Info

***ZERO DEPOSIT OPTION AVAILABLE***. Kings are pleased to offer to rent this lovely 2 bedroom top floor apartment with features to include fitted wardrobes, allocated parking, Juliet balcony and access...

***ZERO DEPOSIT OPTION AVAILABLE***. Kings are pleased to offer to rent this lovely 2 bedroom top floor apartment with features to include fitted wardrobes, allocated parking, Juliet balcony and access...

  • 3 beds

Maynard Court, Waltham Abbey ,

£1400 pcm Tenant Info

Kings Group Waltham Abbey are pleased to of the large 3 bed end of terraced house to rent. The property boasts Large modern kitchen, spacious lounge area which is carpeted...

Kings Group Waltham Abbey are pleased to of the large 3 bed end of terraced house to rent. The property boasts Large modern kitchen, spacious lounge area which is carpeted...

  • 1 beds

Darby Drive , Waltham Abbey , Essex

£900 pcm Tenant Info

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,...

  • 1 beds

Colebrook Lane, Loughton, Essex

£850 pcm Tenant Info

Kings are pleased to offer for let a ground floor one bedroom flat in a nice location the property benefits from open plan kitchen living area, three piece white bathroom...

Kings are pleased to offer for let a ground floor one bedroom flat in a nice location the property benefits from open plan kitchen living area, three piece white 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


Trusted Customer

Buyer

4 days ago

Great

Charlotte was very welcoming on my arrival to view the property at Greenleas

Stephen Okyere

Buyer

4 days ago

Nicely trained

I met with CHARLOTTE DUNN on the 13th July at about 12.30 pm on viewing experience and she proved to be good at what she was doing, polite and well cultured

Pavan shrestha

Buyer

1 week ago

Excellent!

Kings in Waltham abbey have been excellent. The agent we have been dealing with, Charlotte, has been very proactive in helping us with our house search and keeping us up to date with anything we need to know. Would definitely recommend this branch.

Richard

Buyer

1 week ago

Charlotte conducted a viewing of a property I was interested in purchasing. I was running late but she was extremely understanding and very personable.

Ariela

Buyer

2 weeks ago

Great service

Great service all around, but Charlote definitely went the extra mile!

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,

Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Waltham Abbey branch. You were a pleasure to work with.

All the best,

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Buyer

2 weeks ago

Charlotte was very pleasant and helpful and hopefully will find our forever home.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

Thank you for leaving your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.

Good luck in your property purchase.

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

AV

Seller

2 weeks ago

Excellent experience. Buyer and completion within a month!

King’s were proactive and supportive as soon as we contacted them. Our previous buyer pulled out a week before completion and King’s came in and helped us a lot. Luke I’m particular was constantly in contact and updated ya daily as he chased up on the buyer. Really thankful we went with Kings in Waltham Abbey!

Response from Kings Group

Hi,

We love receiving feedback of any type, but positive feedback is obviously more pleasurable. You were great to work with and glad we were able to help your in your sale.

All the best for the future !

Kings Group Waltham Abbey

- On behalf of Kings Group

Jude bishop

Buyer

2 weeks ago

Awful

Awful. Even though I was a cash buyer with no chain and the price was agreed, the agents did nothing to chase up the sale and I constantly had to email them. Eventually when the buyer pulled out (having agreed the price previously) the agents did not even have the courtesy to phone me and explain, they just sent an email which to me is very poor service.

Response from Kings Group

Dear Ms Bishop

Having spoken to the team at length I completely understand your frustration. As a buyer you have done nothing wrong, the best kind buyer an estate agent could hope for being cash and chain free. The problem lies with a vendor who as you know been obstructive since the sale got agreed and difficult to communicate with and for now to put the price up by £8000 which we strenuously advised him not to do especially in this challenging market. Im sorry to hear that you felt that communication with yourself could have been better and I have addressed this with the team, but we struggled to give you the information you needed due to awkwardness of the vendor. We wish you all the best going forward and hope you can secure a new place as soon as possible.

Regards

Steven Celimon

- Steven Celimon Franchisee Proprietor

Trusted Customer

Tenant

3 weeks ago

Excellent

Excellent - after trying two other estate agents Leanna at Kings was the first one who really made every effort to help, I would recommend her and Kings unreservedly.

Carmel Grealish

Tenant

1 month ago

Friendly, professional and always helpful.

Leanna was always available to answer any questions I had and to make the experience run as smoothly as possible.

Soner

Buyer

2 months ago

I am very satisfied by the level of service provided by Kings group the staff was very friendly and helpful. I viewed 2 houses in whaltham abbey he was really friendly I can recommend my all friends and families

Response from Kings Group

Hi,

Thank you for leaving your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.

All the best,

Kings Group Waltham Abbey

- On behalf of Kings Group

Ayshia

Buyer

2 months ago

Adam has been excellent. He was very knowledgeable of the houses he showed us and was very friendly.

Response from Kings Group

Hi,

It's been a while since you left your review. WE would like to thank you for taking the time out to leave your review. Th team really appreciates it.

We look forward to working with you again in the future,

Kings Group Waltham Abbey

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Buyer

2 months ago

Adam McNicholas was very thorough with his presentation of the property and spoke quite real with an understanding of our situation. No pressure, easy to speak to, it’s what you want when dealing with a Real Estate...

Response from Kings Group

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for leaving you review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.

Wishing you all the best!

Kings Group Waltham Abbey

- On behalf of Kings Group

CHARLOTTE

Buyer

2 months ago

So far we have been very impressed with Kings, They are friendly, honest and reliable

Response from Kings Group

Good Afternoon,

Great to hear you are having such a positive experience so far. You have been a pleasure to work with.

Wishing you all the best.

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Jo

Buyer

2 months ago

Adam McNicholas was on time, acted professionally, very informative about the property and gave us the space to look around.

Response from Kings Group

Good Afternoon,

Great to hear you had a positive experience with our Waltham Abbey branch. Thank you for leaving your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.

Good luck !

All at Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Buyer

2 months ago

Salesman Adam McNicholas from the Waltham Abbey branch has been very helpful and easy to contact, it has been great working with him to find a property.

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,

Thank you for leaving your review. You were a pleasure to work with throughout your property purchase.

Wishing you all the best in your new home !

Kings Group Waltham Abbey

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

landlord

3 months ago

Great, friendly service.

Great, friendly service. Kept me informed of progress every step of the way.

Ricky N

Tenant

3 months ago

Very Professional & Timely

I would recommend Kings Estate agents to anyone looking for a hassle free and professional experience when moving.

I am extremely happy with my letting experience thanks to Leanna from the Chingford branch.. I was probably her fussiest client but Leanna never lost enthusiasm whilst showing me property after property. I found the friendly no pressure approach she takes to be very appropriate as i have had Estate Agents press me for a decision too quick in the past.

The customer service I received from Leanna was also outstanding because she kept me updated every step of the way during the letting procees making sure I was well informed and knew everything I needed about the property prior to making my offer.

Many thanks Leanna!

ANDREA

Buyer

3 months ago

Competent, helpful & friendly staff

I found the staff to be very helpful, accommodating and polite. I was particularly pleased with the fact that my needs were assessed and other properties offered as a matter of course. Although none of the recommendations have been suitable as yet, there is one other that we might consider.

Response from Kings Group

Hi,

Thank you for leaving your review. The team really appreciates it. You were a pleasure to work with throughout. We wish you all the best for the future.

All at Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Mr Mick Lewis

Seller

3 months ago

Luke and adam was very helpful through out.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

Thank you for leaving your review and star rating. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.

Wishing you all the best for the future !

Kings Group Waltham Abbey

- On behalf of Kings Group

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