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
  • 1 living

Rosebank, Waltham Abbey - IMMACU...

Guide price £465,000

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this wonderful three bedroom, semi-detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are met...

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this wonderful three bedroom, semi-detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are met...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Abbotts Drive, Waltham Abbey - B...

£350,000

4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely four bedroom town house to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by an...

4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely four bedroom town house to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by an...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 3 living

Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey

£425,000

3 BEDROOM PERIOD PROPERTY!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this beautifully finished three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by...

3 BEDROOM PERIOD PROPERTY!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this beautifully finished three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Winters Way, Waltham Abbey

Offers in excess of £340,000

4 BEDROOM TOWN HOUSE!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are happy to offer this lovely four bedroom end of terrace town house to the market. Upon entering the property you are...

4 BEDROOM TOWN HOUSE!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are happy to offer this lovely four bedroom end of terrace town house to the market. Upon entering the property you are...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Horseshoe Close, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £250,000

**NO STAMP DUTY FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!!!** 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely two bedroom flat to the market. Situated on the...

**NO STAMP DUTY FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!!!** 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely two bedroom flat to the market. Situated on the...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 1 beds

Abbotts Drive , Waltham Abbey,

£535 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...

  • 3 beds

Roundhill's , Waltham Abbey,

£1400 pcm + fees

Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this rare to the market, large 3 bed property on the popular development of Roundhills close to all shops, schools and other...

Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this rare to the market, large 3 bed property on the popular development of Roundhills close to all shops, schools and other...

  • 3 beds

Joyce Court , Waltham Abbey ,

£1400 pcm + fees

** NEWLY REFURBISHED ** 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...

** NEWLY REFURBISHED ** 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...

  • 2 beds

Wheatfield Court, Waltham Abbey,

£1100 pcm + fees

Kings are delighted to offer for rent this this large 2 bedroom apartment situated within this popular development offered in excellent condition throughout. Features to include gas central heating, fitted...

Kings are delighted to offer for rent this this large 2 bedroom apartment situated within this popular development offered in excellent condition throughout. Features to include gas central heating, fitted...

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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 Marian Dumitriu

Buyer

1 day ago

Fair and honest agent, that’s nice for a change

Trusted Customer

Buyer

2 days ago

Sam at Kings was extremely professional and was able to personally tailor my viewings- no time wasting.

Shirley Hamil

Buyer

4 days ago

The service we received from Sam Nelson (Waltham Abbey branch) was excellent, he was very informative about the properties we were viewing and answered all of our questions. Such a lovely, pleasant young man, a credit to King's.
Thanks again Sam :)

Trusted Customer

Buyer

2 weeks ago

The service is good and prompt, Please you should add Huddersdon to it. 4 bedrooms with potential to expand with parking space.

Thanks.

Trusted Customer

Buyer

2 weeks ago

Great Service!

Very pleased with Adam would certainly recommend.

Dhanushka Maggonage

Buyer

2 weeks ago

They were brilliant, specially adam mcnicholas. Viewed two flats with him explained everything perfectly.

Jeanne Hanmore

Buyer

3 weeks ago

Very happy with the service.
All friendly nothing too much trouble
Sam Nelson was very helpful

James

Buyer

3 weeks ago

Great service from Sam Nelson

Mrs Christine tulley

BUYER

4 weeks ago

Friendly service

Mr Kemal Derkan

BUYER

4 weeks ago

It was a great meeting with sam, thanks a lot for your valuable informations.

Mr Mehmet Akbasak

BUYER

1 month ago

They are excellent

They are really good.This is second home using Kings group. They are very helpful. Especially Mortgage brokers are excellent as well as negotiators.

Mrs Shaz Ali

BUYER

SELLER

1 month ago

Luke was fantastic!

Luke was great to deal with, efficient, well informed and organised.

Mr Adam Webb

BUYER

1 month ago

Productive

Sam was very professional and personable.
Somebody I would definitely recommend to people when looking for a property.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

2 months ago

Prompt professional service

Hasan Keskin

BUYER

2 months ago

Exellent

staff was helpfully

Trusted Customer

BUYER

2 months ago

To the point viewing appt with the right information

Gave me viewing appt when I wanted. Sam Nelson showed us the property and was very thorough. Told us about the area and answered all questions.

Nick Hibbered

BUYER

2 months ago

Very efficient and easy to work with. I showed interest in a property and a very friendly estate agent (Sam Nelson) emailed me the next day offering me a viewing. Sam was on time to the viewing and gave me all the details I asked of him

Trusted Customer

BROKER

2 months ago

I received a very good service from Kate for my mortgage application. She was always available on phone.

Andrew & Sarah

SELLER

2 months ago

Luke and his team were amazing and got us thought a tuff patch lots of help would defo use them again

Emel

BUYER

2 months ago

Jack Johnson was really helpful, listened to our needs

I feel that Jack tried to get a true understanding of the type of property we are looking for! All the properties he has showed us so far for our criteria and hoping to find one that fits in with or budget now!

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