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

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Loughton Court, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £299,995

CHAIN FREE!!! 2 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely two bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

CHAIN FREE!!! 2 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely two bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Hatherley Court, Bayswater, London

Offers in the region of £600,000

Rarely available this spacious 1 bedroom lower ground floor portered apartment having been the subject of a full refurbishment project. The apartment boast a stylish designed kitchen and bathroom and...

Rarely available this spacious 1 bedroom lower ground floor portered apartment having been the subject of a full refurbishment project. The apartment boast a stylish designed kitchen and bathroom and...

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Peregrine Road, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £560,000

4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this superb four bedroom detached house to the market. This wonderfully presented family home is situated on...

4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this superb four bedroom detached house to the market. This wonderfully presented family home is situated on...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Old Oaks, Waltham Abbey

Offers in excess of £385,000

3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely three bedroom semi-detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by...

3 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely three bedroom semi-detached family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Pick Hill, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £525,000

4 BEDROOM BUNGALOW!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this well presented, chalet style, four bedroom semi-detached bungalow to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

4 BEDROOM BUNGALOW!!! Kings of Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this well presented, chalet style, four bedroom semi-detached bungalow to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 3 beds

Paternoster Close , Waltham Abbey,

£1350 pcm + fees

** FAMILY HOME** Kings Group Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this stunning character filled 3 bedroom house which has been refurbished throughout, boasting superb fitted kitchen/Dining Area, two large...

** FAMILY HOME** Kings Group Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this stunning character filled 3 bedroom house which has been refurbished throughout, boasting superb fitted kitchen/Dining Area, two large...

  • 2 beds

Farthingale Court, Peregrin Road...

£1100 pcm + fees

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

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

  • 3 beds

Winters Way , Waltham Abbey ,

£1350 pcm + fees

Kings Group Waltham Abbey Lettings are pleased to offer for let a lovely 3 bedroom house set in this popular location and only a short walk from shops and transport...

Kings Group Waltham Abbey Lettings are pleased to offer for let a lovely 3 bedroom house set in this popular location and only a short walk from shops and transport...

  • 2 beds

Wheatfield Court, Waltham Abbey,

£1150 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...

  • 3 beds

Barnard Arces , Waltham Abbey, N...

£1150 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


Dean

BUYER

4 days ago

Professional service
The agents showing us around
( jack and guy) we’re both very friendly and informative

Trusted Customer

SELLER

1 week ago

A very smooth and quick sale at a very emotional time for us. All the staff were very helpful and kept us informed at all times. Would just like to give a special mention and thanks to Jack Johnson.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

3 weeks ago

Superb servic

Bianca is v professional and helpful

Yvonne Ash

BUYER

3 weeks ago

Amazing appointment

Bianca was such a breath of fresh air. She is very professional with an open and honest approach all my questions were answered. I wish more estate agents were were like her as she was amazing.

Jayne

BUYER

1 month ago

Jack was very informative polite and friendly new a lot about the surrounding areas

Christine

BUYER

1 month ago

Jack Johnston was really helpful and patient as I had a lot of questions

Very helpful, and it was great that had a broker on site.

christy Odysseas

SELLER

1 month ago

Great agents.

All the group have been fantastic, we are exceptionally greatful to Bianca at kings for always being there for us whenever we have needed her I feel she has put herself above and beyond to help us with all our needs.

Ms Debbie Fox

SELLER

1 month ago

Stress free move.

Very professional service throughout. Bianca attended all viewings and gave me feedback each time. She offered advice on how to present my house to make it more appealing to the buyer.
She kept me updated at all times and made the whole experience of selling my house stress free.

Jocelyn Hurry

BUYER

2 months ago

A very positive experience thank you.

I worked with Bianca Porter who was handling the sale of the house I was buying. She always very prompt at returning my emails and enquiries. I feel the sale went through more smoothly and she reassured me on many points I asked.

Ellie Belcher

BUYER

2 months ago

Fab service from Bianca Porter. She really helped us when we got let down by the seller of the first place we wanted to purchase and are now in the process of purchasing a different property with her help.

Sue Gregory

BUYER

2 months ago

All round excellent professional service

From first contact with Kings, Jack Johnson in this case, to view a property, we have not been disappointed. Jack met us on time at each appointment, providing good knowledge of the property in order for us to make a decision. Feedback was quick and efficient. All round excellent professional service.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

2 months ago

A* Would Recommend

Bianca was very helpful. Good communication & always kept us in the loop. Would recommend Kings A*

Miss Clare Theodoreson

BUYER

2 months ago

Bianca has been very helpful and efficient which has made the process of looking for a house and buying a property easier. I have appreciated how easy she has been to ask questions to, informative and directing me to other professionals that can help with the aspects that are not under her remit.

Jackie Taylor

BUYER

2 months ago

A little disappointing

I was booked into a mortgage meeting even though I had explained to jack that I had no need as we had already sorted the finance of the property, I was told that I wouldn’t be allowed to view the property without a mortgage review,the lady was very apologetic and was sorry for wasting out time on a particularly hot day, we then went on to view the property, jack never stopped talking if he had listened to us a bit more the viewing would have been more useful to us. Even when we explained that we would extend up and out he still kept going on about the 3 meter rule which didn’t apply to us at all, I just wanted time to look round the property and have a good look and be able to speak to my husband to discuss whether this property could suit us , I felt that we didn’thave this.

Miss Francesca Kearns

BUYER

2 months ago

Bianca has been great. She’s really tried to meet all of our needs and has done so in a personal and friendly way!

Trusted Customer

SELLER

2 months ago

Fantastic estate agents who are really dedicated to what they do.We had an assigned person to us who was called Bianca who we can’t thank her enough. She did everything she could from doing the viewing for our flat which we were selling to finding us our house which will be our first family home.

Sheila Fall

BUYER

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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 months ago

Jack Johnson was very informative, patient and professional.

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