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

Harriescourt, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £425,000

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

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

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Howard Close, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £190,000

CHAIN FREE!!! RARE TO THE MARKET!!! STUDIO APARTMENT!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely studio apartment to the market. Situated on the ever sought after Howard...

CHAIN FREE!!! RARE TO THE MARKET!!! STUDIO APARTMENT!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely studio apartment to the market. Situated on the ever sought after Howard...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Sewardstone Street, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £330,000

2/3 BEDROOM PERIOD PROPERTY!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey is delighted to offer this lovely Victorian cottage to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch you are greeted by...

2/3 BEDROOM PERIOD PROPERTY!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey is delighted to offer this lovely Victorian cottage to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch you are greeted by...

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Bushfields, Loughton

Offers in excess of £500,000

Offers in the region of £530,000!!! 4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group are delighted to present this extended four bedroom end of terrace property to the market. Situated just 5...

Offers in the region of £530,000!!! 4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group are delighted to present this extended four bedroom end of terrace property to the market. Situated just 5...

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 3 living

Windmill Close, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £600,000

4 BEDROOM CHALET STYLE BUNGALOW!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this wonderful 4 bedroom chalet style bungalow to the market. Situated on a private road, set back...

4 BEDROOM CHALET STYLE BUNGALOW!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this wonderful 4 bedroom chalet style bungalow to the market. Situated on a private road, set back...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 2 beds

Darby Drive, Waltham Abbey ,

£1050 pcm + fees

KINGS GROUPS are pleased to offer this outstanding two DOUBLE bedroom first floor flat to rent located in Waltham Abbey town centre. Offered in excellent condition it benefits from fully...

KINGS GROUPS are pleased to offer this outstanding two DOUBLE bedroom first floor flat to rent located in Waltham Abbey town centre. Offered in excellent condition it benefits from fully...

  • 2 beds

Sewardstone Rd,, Waltham Abbey,

£1150 pcm + fees

Kings are pleased to offer for let this Larger than average TWO bedroom flat which benefits from a spacious lounge with stripped wooden floors, lovely modern fitted kitchen with white...

Kings are pleased to offer for let this Larger than average TWO bedroom flat which benefits from a spacious lounge with stripped wooden floors, lovely modern fitted kitchen with white...

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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

1 day ago

Great help for a First time buyer

The mortgage brokerage service is really good and Kate Weaver was extremely knowledgeable and understanding of my requirements. As a first time buyer, the whole process can be quite daunting with lots of jargon and hidden costs. Kate was so helpful with clarifying any questions I had and I would definitely recommend her.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

3 days ago

Only interested in their own commission.

Regularly lied to us during our search. Bad experience overall and I am now avoiding them.

Response from Kings Group

I am sorry that you have felt the service was not up to standard. Having spoken to the staff concerned  I understand that you lost out on a property which was sold via another agent. The vendor gave assurances that they were going to sell to you which Im afraid she went back on. Also you wasn't prepared to put your property on the market until they accepted your offer this will always make the already stressful buying and selling process more difficult. We wish you all the success on your move going forward.

- Steven Celimon Franchisee Proprietor

Mr Samuel Bojreanu

BUYER

2 weeks ago

They are very professional people

Mr & Mrs Ciobanu

BUYER

1 month ago

Thank you Sam and Luke for your professional service.

Very happy in our new home
Thank you Sam Nelson and Luke for your professional service !
We will recommend you in future at our friends

Kind regards
Florin and Laura Ciobanu

Mr Anthony Wordly

SELLER

1 month ago

All aspects of service have been great apart from actually getting a sale yet which would have made it 5*
Sam Nelson and Bianca Porter have both been very helpful

Trusted Customer

BUYER

1 month ago

Great Agent

Sam Nelson was very helpful.

Farid Tayub

BUYER

1 month ago

Sam nelson

Sam nelson done a great service

Deborah Batty

SELLER

1 month ago

Great communication, very professional

Sam was very smart, polite and professional. He took a chance by knocking my door and managed to secure my property on kings books. Very fast and efficient service. Very flexible and nothing was a problem.

Trusted Customer

SELLER

1 month ago

Sams the man.

Very good. Sam did his job professionally. I was kept up to date all through the transaction. 10 out of 10. Sams the man.

Miss Ama Afrifa-Kyei

BUYER

1 month ago

Personable, friendly and knowledgeable

I thought Sam was very personable and helpful during our viewings. He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions and made each viewing a pleasant one.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

1 month ago

Had a great show round with Sam Nelson this morning he was very informative

Sam was very informative and helpful and knowledgable.

Mr Azad Abdul

BUYER

1 month ago

Generally good service

Patient sales agent considering i was late for the appointment. Seemed knowledgeable and willing to provide as much info as possible. Would have no concerns over buying from Sam Nelson.

Miss Tracey Cole

SELLER

1 month ago

Very thorough & informative.
Sam Nelson always there for us :)

Miss Donna Green

SELLER

1 month ago

Sold it!

Overall so far Kings have been great...Dealt with Biance initially who was lovely and professional. Sam Nelson was our agent who sold the house for us, not once but twice as the original buyer pulled out for personal reasons. Great negotiation and communication throughout. Thanks Sam & Bianca

Mr Chris Cole

BUYER

1 month ago

Started off slowly but Sam Nelson was always professional in his conduct was exceptional in helping securing my purchase

Ms Rose Gulfidan Dervish

BUYER

1 month ago

Bianca is brilliant!!

Excellent service!!! Bianca Porter has been brilliant. Thank you for everything.. and your patience.

Ms Debbie fox

SELLER

1 month ago

First class service.

My whole experience with Kings has been very positive. The service that Kings provided has been very professional and efficient. Bianca was very helpful, offered me advice on how to make my property more appealing to the viewer and kept me constantly informed at every stage of the sale. I actually felt like I was her only client as she was always available to answer any queries and to show buyers around.

David

BUYER

1 month ago

Proactive & Professional

Kings helped us sell our house in a very quick and professional manner. Everyone we have dealt with has been proactive and professional. Bianca has been a great help in securing us a buyer and would certainly recommend her and the Kings team

Mrs Victoria Lacey

BUYER

2 months ago

Thank you to all at Kings, Waltham Abbey and Sam Nelson for all your assistance getting us through to completion.

Trusted Customer

SELLER

2 months ago

The staff are friendly and helpful. They answered our questions straight away and helped with our numerous email problems.

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