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

Hayden Road, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £425,000

CHAIN FREE!!!3 BEDROOM LINKED SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!!MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENT!!!Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this well presented three bedroom family home to the market.Upon entering the property you are welcomed...

CHAIN FREE!!!3 BEDROOM LINKED SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!!MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENT!!!Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this well presented three bedroom family home to the market.Upon entering the property you are welcomed...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Rochford Avenue, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £415,000

CHAIN FREE!3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!!Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this well situated three bedroom family home to the market.Upon entering the property via the porch you are...

CHAIN FREE!3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!!Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this well situated three bedroom family home to the market.Upon entering the property via the porch you are...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Tudor Way, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £430,000

CHAIN FREE!3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSEKings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this well situated three bedroom family home to the market.The ground floor provides an integral garage with...

CHAIN FREE!3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSEKings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this well situated three bedroom family home to the market.The ground floor provides an integral garage with...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

King William Court, Kendall Road...

Guide price £250,000

CHAIN FREE!!! MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENTNO STAMP DUTY FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!!!1 BEDROOM GROUND FLOOR FLAT-Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer to the market this well presented one bedroom, purpose...

CHAIN FREE!!! MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENTNO STAMP DUTY FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!!!1 BEDROOM GROUND FLOOR FLAT-Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer to the market this well presented one bedroom, purpose...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Cobbinsbank, Farm Hill Road, Wal...

Guide price £120,000

CHAIN FREE!!!1 BEDROOM RETIREMENT PROPERTY!!! 55+ ONLYKings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer to the market this this well presented one bedroom retirement apartment to the market. This wonderful...

CHAIN FREE!!!1 BEDROOM RETIREMENT PROPERTY!!! 55+ ONLYKings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer to the market this this well presented one bedroom retirement apartment to the market. This wonderful...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 2 beds

Wheatfield Court, Waltham Abbey,

£1100 pcm Tenant Info

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

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

  • 3 beds

Cannon Mews , Waltham Abbey , Essex

£1250 pcm Tenant Info

Kings are pleased to offer to rent this 3 bedroom Semi Detached house located within this lovely mews development. The property boasts from a lounge / diner, kitchen, 3 bedrooms...

Kings are pleased to offer to rent this 3 bedroom Semi Detached house located within this lovely mews development. The property boasts from a lounge / diner, kitchen, 3 bedrooms...

  • 2 beds

Ashtree Court, waltham Abbey, Essex

£1000 pcm Tenant Info

***AVAILABLE NOW*** Kings are pleased to offer for rent this 2 bedroom ground floor maisonette situated within this small courtyard development, modern kitchen, double glazed windows, two good sized bedrooms...

***AVAILABLE NOW*** Kings are pleased to offer for rent this 2 bedroom ground floor maisonette situated within this small courtyard development, modern kitchen, double glazed windows, two good sized bedrooms...

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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

The agent Adam, was on time, friendly and professional, the brochure was comprehensive and the property accessible.

Trusted Customer

Buyer

5 days ago

Kings were great in helping me the only down which can’t be helped was an external company not keeping them in the loop

Trusted Customer

Buyer

1 month ago

Kings group have been so helpful throughout our property search. Thanks so much Adam for your continued help and support

Trusted Customer

Buyer

1 month ago

Charlotte was very professional, she contacted me prior to viewing to establish what exactly I was looking for and had identified three properties within my criteria.

On the day of viewing she had contacted me prior to viewing to ensure I know exactly where I was going.

During the viewing she able to tell about the property and it’s owners having a good history of area.

Jay

Buyer

2 months ago

Good service; however, need more properties which are not overvalued.

The service was good, just need more properties which are not highly inflated the vendors need to be realistic on the current market conditions.

Trusted Customer

Buyer

2 months ago

Very helpful and informative

I initially spoke with Adam who was very helpful and informative in giving me details on the properties and areas and who suggested other areas. Going over and beyond in giving info about the area including local transport. He gave me insight and information brochures of the properties. The office staff that I spoke to, Charlotte, was extremely helpful in my phone calls to the office and in particular directions. Thank you both very much.

Response from Kings Group

Good Evening,

Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Waltham Abbey branch. You were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to work with you again in the future.

Best Wishes,

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Dougie

Buyer

2 months ago

Charlotte did a great job of showing me round the property I was interested in viewing. Friendly and prompt service with good communication.

Response from Kings Group

Good Evening,

Thank you for leaving your kind review. We would also like to thank you for your patience and assistance throughout.

All the best,

Kings Group Waltham Abbey

- On behalf of Kings Group

Claire Andrews

Buyer

3 months ago

We had quick responses from Charlotte and were able to view properties quickly. It is good to be able to have the service charges and parking regulations etc ready at the time of viewing and the 1st property we went to we found out it had only recently been put up for viewings and I dont believe Kings had been to check out the property before we did.

Response from Kings Group

Good Evening,

Thank you for leaving your review. The team really appreciates it. We wish you all the best.

Kings Group Waltham Abbey

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Seller

3 months ago

Would have the same team again i we would requiret their service

Enjoyed having Kings Group in moving the house. Team (especially Adam from Waltham Abbey branch) were extremely flexible and approachable as well knowledge and kept their promises which is very important to us. Highly recommended.

Response from Kings Group

Good Afternoon,

Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Waltham Abbey branch. You were a pleasure to work with throughout the sale. We hope to be of help again in the future,

All the best,

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Geoff Hershman

Buyer

3 months ago

Adam was very helpful and did his best to find a property for us.

Kept me informed immediately of any properties that they thought would be of interest to us.

Response from Kings Group

Hi,

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

Best Wishes,

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Buyer

3 months ago

very friendly and positive

sharlotte was very friendly,smilling and helpful .

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.
All the best for the future !
Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Charles Fordah

Buyer

3 months ago

Great service

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,
Thank you for leaving your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it .
All the best for the future !
Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Marcella

Buyer

4 months ago

I saw an advert for a house I wanted to view

Response from Kings Group

Hello.
Thank you for your star rating and review. We wish you all the best for the future !
Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Buyer

4 months ago

Great

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

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,
Thank you for leaving your review. The team really appreciates it. You were a pleasure to work with and we wish you all the best for the future.
All at Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Stephen Okyere

Buyer

4 months 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

Response from Kings Group

Hi,
Thank you for leaving your review. The team really appreciates it. You were a pleasure to work with and we would like to thank you for your patience and assistance throughout.
All the best,
Kings Group Waltham Abbey

- On behalf of Kings Group

Pavan shrestha

Buyer

4 months 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.

Response from Kings Group

Wow! Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Waltham Abbey branch. You were a pleasure to deal with.
We look forward to working with you again in the future !
Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Richard

Buyer

4 months 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.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.
We would like to thank you for leaving your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.
Good luck for the future !
Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Ariela

Buyer

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

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