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
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Farthingale Lane, Waltham Abbey-...

£499,950

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

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

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Amesbury, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £390,000

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this wonderful three bedroom house to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch, the ideal...

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this wonderful three bedroom house to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch, the ideal...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Gant Court, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £335,000

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

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

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Joyce Court, Waltham Abbey

Offers in the region of £357,000

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this lovely three bedroom end of terrace property to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch...

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this lovely three bedroom end of terrace property to the market. Upon entering the property via the porch...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Winters Way, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £330,000

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings of Waltham abbey are pleased to offer this three bedroom end of terrace house to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by...

3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!!! Kings of Waltham abbey are pleased to offer this three bedroom end of terrace house to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 2 beds

Darby Drive, Waltham Abbey,

£1100 pcm + fees

Kings Group Waltham Abbey Lettings are delighted to offer this rarely available 2 DOUBLE bedroom ground floor NEW BUILD apartment situated in the CENTRE of Waltham Abbey's picturesque market square!!...

Kings Group Waltham Abbey Lettings are delighted to offer this rarely available 2 DOUBLE bedroom ground floor NEW BUILD apartment situated in the CENTRE of Waltham Abbey's picturesque market square!!...

  • 3 beds

Barnard Arces, Waltham Abbey, Na...

£1100 pcm + fees

Three bedroom terraced house, situated in the ever so popular village Nazeing. The property offers two double bedrooms with a small single, on the ground floor there is a spacious...

Three bedroom terraced house, situated in the ever so popular village Nazeing. The property offers two double bedrooms with a small single, on the ground floor there is a spacious...

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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


Sheila Fall

BUYER

2 days ago

I would recommend Kings Group, I was most satisfied to find the bungalow I wanted with the help of Jack Johnson, he was always available whenever I
needed to consult, a charming person, I felt very comfortable with him and
all appears to be running smoothly.

Meryem Emek

BUYER

6 days ago

Great service!

The service I have received from Kings estate agent in Waltham Abbey was highly impressive. We were dealing with Jack Johnson and his customer service and communication skills were outstanding and very professional. Jack dealt with all our queries very efficiently and kept us updated very frequently.

Miss Ana Goncalves

BUYER

2 weeks ago

Great service and excellent professionalism

Great customer service from Bianca and Kate. Both ladies have exceeded our expectations. Great job

Trusted Customer

BUYER

2 weeks ago

Jack Johnson was very informative, patient and professional.

Mrs Lesley Ellison

BUYER

2 weeks ago

Brilliant

They have been most helpful an the person who showed us round was brilliant I could not falt the agency’s at all

Mr Chris Grant

BUYER

2 weeks ago

I would recommend kings agent estate to anyone they are very helpful, Bianca Porter done a brilliant job helping me sell my property

Mr Michael White

BUYER

2 weeks ago

Excellent

Bianca was friendly accommodating and honest. She was well presented and answered all questions to the best of her knowledge.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

4 weeks ago

Great service and professionalism

Service was excellent, sales adviser we spoke to (Bianca) was friendly and very informative

Trusted Customer

BUYER

4 weeks ago

Very helpful and efficient

Ms Kelly Spillane

BUYER

1 month ago

Great Estate Agent

I am currently only at the stage of offering on a property however out of all the agents I have dealt with up to this process Bianca is by far the most organised , professional and honest agent who stands out from all the rest. I feel confident dealing with Bianca and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a property.

Ms Sandra Alexander

BUYER

2 months ago

Bianca Porter met us on site, on time, and was very knowledgable about the property, which is always a good thing. We found Bianca to be both professional and courteous and so far our dealing thing Kind Estate Agents in Waltham Abbey has been a positive one.

Moya Mcginn

BUYER

2 months ago

Bianca was so helpful, friendly and professional.

We have more viewings planned as Bianca offered very efficient, helpful viewings. We continue to look for our perfect first home.

Mr Danny Stanton

SELLER

2 months ago

All at the Waltham Abbey branch helpful and hard working
done more than necessary to sell my property would recommend them to anyone selling there property

Ms suzie ali

BUYER

2 months ago

Great team

They are very helpful and professional, excellent communication.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

2 months ago

Great service from start to finnish

Great customer service and highly professional

George Baysford

BUYER

2 months ago

Good friendly and informative

Ms Braga

BUYER

3 months ago

I have had excellent help from Sam Nelson
Senior Negotiator, a very caring person, always available to help me find the house I'm looking for,, I look forward to doing business with him

Trusted Customer

BUYER

3 months 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 months 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

3 months ago

They are very professional people

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