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

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Valley Close, Loughton

Offers in the region of £340,000

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!! Kings Group are delighted to offer for sale, this two bedroom, first floor maisonette situated in Loughton. It is in a prime location, close...

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!! Kings Group are delighted to offer for sale, this two bedroom, first floor maisonette situated in Loughton. It is in a prime location, close...

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Middle Street, Nazeing, Waltham ...

Guide price £633,500

4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings are delighted to offer this wonderful four bedroom detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a great size...

4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings are delighted to offer this wonderful four bedroom detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a great size...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Hillcroft, Loughton

Guide price £390,000

2 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Groups are delighted to offer this lovely two bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch you are greeted by...

2 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Groups are delighted to offer this lovely two bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch you are greeted by...

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 1 living

Deer Park Way, Waltham Abbey

£385,000

WALKERS DREAM!!!! This EXTREMELY SPACIOUS 3 double bedroom home situated next to Lea valley parkland right on your doorstep. This uniquely styled and imposing home offers many features to include...

WALKERS DREAM!!!! This EXTREMELY SPACIOUS 3 double bedroom home situated next to Lea valley parkland right on your doorstep. This uniquely styled and imposing home offers many features to include...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £440,000

3 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely three bedroom end of terrace family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

3 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely three bedroom end of terrace family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 1 beds

Abbotts Drive, Waltham Abbey,

£550 pcm + fees

Kings Group are delighted to offer to rent this boutique style refurbished 5 bedroom town house designed for sharers comfort. With all bills included. On 1st floor shower room shared...

Kings Group are delighted to offer to rent this boutique style refurbished 5 bedroom town house designed for sharers comfort. With all bills included. On 1st floor shower room shared...

  • 2 beds

Howard Close , Waltham Abbey ,

£1000 pcm + fees

Kings are pleased to offer for rent this two DOUBLE bedroom first floor flat situated within walking distance to the town centre and local amenities. The property boast good size...

Kings are pleased to offer for rent this two DOUBLE bedroom first floor flat situated within walking distance to the town centre and local amenities. The property boast good size...

  • 1 beds

3 Eastbrook Road, Waltham Abbey,

£875 pcm + fees

KINGS GROUP Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this NEWLY REFURBISHED one bedroom ground floor flat situated on the rarely available EASTBROOK ROAD, The flat has a brand new integrated...

KINGS GROUP Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this NEWLY REFURBISHED one bedroom ground floor flat situated on the rarely available EASTBROOK ROAD, The flat has a brand new integrated...

  • 2 beds

Cullings Court, Waltham Abbey ,

£1200 pcm + fees

Kings Group Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer for let this lovely family home the property boasts 2 double bedroom set in this popular location and only a short walk...

Kings Group Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer for let this lovely family home the property boasts 2 double bedroom set in this popular location and only a short walk...

  • 3 beds

Winters Way , Waltham Abbey ,

£1250 pcm + fees

Kings Group Waltham Abbey Lettings are pleased to offer for let a lovely 3 bedroom house set in this popular location and only a short walk from shops and transport...

Kings Group Waltham Abbey Lettings are pleased to offer for let a lovely 3 bedroom house set in this popular location and only a short walk from shops and transport...

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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


DANNY PRICE

SELLER

2 days ago

Very helpful staff and negotiated 2 very good sale prices for me

Trusted Customer

BUYER

2 weeks ago

Jack Johnson was really helpful - he sent a property details by emails and called me about properties he thought would be suitable for us. On viewings, he was very professional and happy to answer all questions.

Sharmilla

SELLER

3 weeks ago

Friendly , polite and efficient . Dealt with Jack Johnson .

Friendly , polite and efficient Team !

Peter

BUYER

3 weeks ago

Jack and Luke were great!

Jack and Luke were both very helpful. Great service from them both! Would highly recommend Kings Group Waltham Abbey.

Naomi

BUYER

4 weeks ago

Jack was very helpful and informative and friendly.

Nike

BUYER

1 month ago

Excellent

The officer that was with us Guy O'Neill was helpful, he was also patient and he answered our questions very well

Lisa Mellini

BROKER

1 month ago

Understanding, approachable & compasionate to our needs

Kate Weaver was always very helpful, always there when I needed her and nothing was too much trouble

Amy

BUYER

1 month ago

Jack arranged our viewings and was very helpful and prepared

Carmy

BUYER

2 months ago

I was dealt with in a very professional and prompt manner. I felt my enquiry was important and I received adequate information in relation to the property I expressed interest in.

Lawrence

BUYER

2 months ago

Great staff

Great staff located at the Waltham Abbey branch. Jack was really nice & helpful every step of the way.

Hasan

BUYER

2 months ago

Jack is a great guy, who was very helpful and showed us a house we immediately like.

Dean

BUYER

2 months ago

Professional service
The agents showing us around
( jack and guy) we’re both very friendly and informative

Trusted Customer

SELLER

2 months ago

A very smooth and quick sale at a very emotional time for us. All the staff were very helpful and kept us informed at all times. Would just like to give a special mention and thanks to Jack Johnson.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

3 months ago

Superb servic

Bianca is v professional and helpful

Yvonne Ash

BUYER

3 months ago

Amazing appointment

Bianca was such a breath of fresh air. She is very professional with an open and honest approach all my questions were answered. I wish more estate agents were were like her as she was amazing.

Jayne

BUYER

3 months ago

Jack was very informative polite and friendly new a lot about the surrounding areas

Christine

BUYER

3 months ago

Jack Johnston was really helpful and patient as I had a lot of questions

Very helpful, and it was great that had a broker on site.

christy Odysseas

SELLER

3 months ago

Great agents.

All the group have been fantastic, we are exceptionally greatful to Bianca at kings for always being there for us whenever we have needed her I feel she has put herself above and beyond to help us with all our needs.

Ms Debbie Fox

SELLER

3 months ago

Stress free move.

Very professional service throughout. Bianca attended all viewings and gave me feedback each time. She offered advice on how to present my house to make it more appealing to the buyer.
She kept me updated at all times and made the whole experience of selling my house stress free.

Jocelyn Hurry

BUYER

3 months ago

A very positive experience thank you.

I worked with Bianca Porter who was handling the sale of the house I was buying. She always very prompt at returning my emails and enquiries. I feel the sale went through more smoothly and she reassured me on many points I asked.

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