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

  • 5 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Farm Hill Road, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £490,000

5 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely five bedroom family home to the market. At the moment the property is being used...

5 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely five bedroom family home to the market. At the moment the property is being used...

LAND FOR SALE!!! Silver Street, ...

Guide price £200,000

RARE OPPORTUNITY!!! LAND FOR SALE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this great opportunity for experienced developers or those of you looking for a project. Offering potential...

RARE OPPORTUNITY!!! LAND FOR SALE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this great opportunity for experienced developers or those of you looking for a project. Offering potential...

  • 4 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 3 living

Elm Close, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £550,000

SHOW HOME CONDITION!!! Kings are excited to offer for sale this wondeful 4 bedroom chalet style end of terrace family home. Upon entering you are greeted by a spacious hall...

SHOW HOME CONDITION!!! Kings are excited to offer for sale this wondeful 4 bedroom chalet style end of terrace family home. Upon entering you are greeted by a spacious hall...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Upshire Road, Waltham Abbey

£350,000

AN EXTENDED 3 DOUBLE BEDROOM HOUSE !!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this three bedroom family home to the market. Situated in a great location within easy...

AN EXTENDED 3 DOUBLE BEDROOM HOUSE !!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this three bedroom family home to the market. Situated in a great location within easy...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Maynard Court, Waltham Abbey

£335,000

3 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer for sale this much improved three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

3 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer for sale this much improved three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 3 beds

Marjoram Avenue , Loughton,

£1900 pcm + fees

**UNDER REFURBISHMENT** Kings are pleased to offer this SPACIOUS three bedroom SEMI-DETACHED house in an ever so sought after area. The property benefits from having a NEWLY fitted kitchen with...

**UNDER REFURBISHMENT** Kings are pleased to offer this SPACIOUS three bedroom SEMI-DETACHED house in an ever so sought after area. The property benefits from having a NEWLY fitted kitchen with...

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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 Mehmet Akbasak

BUYER

3 days 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

5 days ago

Luke was fantastic!

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

Mr Adam Webb

BUYER

2 weeks ago

Productive

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

Trusted Customer

BUYER

4 weeks ago

Prompt professional service

Hasan Keskin

BUYER

1 month ago

Exellent

staff was helpfully

Trusted Customer

BUYER

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month ago

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

Andrew & Sarah

SELLER

1 month 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!

Steve and Sharon

SELLER

2 months ago

Professional and friendly service

We were kept well informed throughout the whole process of selling out property. The team at Waltham Abbey Kings Group were helpful from the outset making the costs clear and giving us reassurance when any minor hiccups arose.

DANNY PRICE

SELLER

2 months ago

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

Trusted Customer

BUYER

2 months 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 months ago

Friendly , polite and efficient . Dealt with Jack Johnson .

Friendly , polite and efficient Team !

Peter

BUYER

3 months 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

3 months ago

Jack was very helpful and informative and friendly.

Nike

BUYER

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months ago

Jack arranged our viewings and was very helpful and prepared

Carmy

BUYER

4 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.

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