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

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 3 living

Roundhills, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £375,000

3/4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely three/four bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a...

3/4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely three/four bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a...

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Bradley Road, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £379,995

MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENT!!! 2 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely two bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

MERIDIAN DEVELOPMENT!!! 2 BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this lovely two bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 3 living

Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey

Offers in the region of £450,000

3 BEDROOM PERIOD PROPERTY!!! Offers welcome between £450,000-£465,000!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this beautifully finished three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property...

3 BEDROOM PERIOD PROPERTY!!! Offers welcome between £450,000-£465,000!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are delighted to offer this beautifully finished three bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Orchard Gardens, Waltham Abbey

Offers in excess of £415,000

3/4 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are proud to present this lovely four bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a superb...

3/4 BEDROOM HOUSE!!! Kings Group Waltham Abbey are proud to present this lovely four bedroom family home to the market. Upon entering the property you are greeted by a superb...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Southweald Drive, Waltham Abbey

Guide price £339,995

CHAIN FREE!!! THREE BEDROOM END OF TERRACE HOUSE!!! Kings Of Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this three bedroom family home to the market. As you enter the property you...

CHAIN FREE!!! THREE BEDROOM END OF TERRACE HOUSE!!! Kings Of Waltham Abbey are pleased to offer this three bedroom family home to the market. As you enter the property you...

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Latest lettings listings for Waltham Abbey

  • 1 beds

Abbotts Drive , Waltham Abbey,

£535 pcm + fees

Kings Group are delighted to offer to rent this boutique style refurbished 5 bedroom town house designed for sharers comfort. With all bills included. On 1st floor shower room shared...

Kings Group are delighted to offer to rent this boutique style refurbished 5 bedroom town house designed for sharers comfort. With all bills included. On 1st floor shower room shared...

  • 2 beds

Osprey Court, Waltham Abbey , Essex

£1050 pcm + fees

Kings are pleased to offer for rent this 2 bedroom apartment situated within this popular development offered in excellent condition throughout. Features to include gas central heating, double glazed windows,...

Kings are pleased to offer for rent this 2 bedroom apartment situated within this popular development offered in excellent condition throughout. Features to include gas central heating, double glazed windows,...

  • 2 beds

Greenfield Street, Waltham Abbey...

£1200 pcm + fees

Kings are delighted to offer for let this stunning two bedroom house, which benefits from open plan living dining room with stripped flooring and Victorian fire place, beautiful low maintenance...

Kings are delighted to offer for let this stunning two bedroom house, which benefits from open plan living dining room with stripped flooring and Victorian fire place, beautiful low maintenance...

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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


Ms Kenezer Lewis

BUYER

3 hours ago

The service was very good, Sam was very helpful in giving ideas of how I can make the most out of the property and also getting me the price that I can afford.

Mrs Bianca Allen

SELLER

4 hours ago

Fab team, worked really hard and would recommend them without hesitation.

Luke was brilliant at providing assurance prior to and whilst I was considering various estate agencies.

Bianca's style was really friendly so I automatically warmed to her and I really felt as though she was on my team.

Sam was brilliant at promoting my property and booking in viewings. He and Bianca also sealed that ever crucial deal, the sale!

As a team they are brilliant and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

2 days ago

Very good

Very informative

Greg Stefanatos

BUYER

2 days ago

Very pleasant experience meeting up with Bianca Porter from king's group

Definitely would like to meet them again. Very professional and helpful on my search to buy a property. Totally recommended.

Mr & Mrs Leaning

SELLER

2 weeks ago

Kings expertise is reflected in their professional service.

Excellent service especially from Sam Nelson who was our agent.
He presented in a professional manner, punctual and reliable and smartly dressed.
He was very informative regarding our sale of our house.
he took photos which enhanced our property's assets and was excellent at marketing our property and booking viewings.
All staff in the Kings office, Bianca and Luke were also very helpful.

Trusted Customer

Tenant

2 weeks ago

Best agency I've dealt with.

Robyn at Kings Group North Chingford has been very kind and helpful from the visit and throughout the process. We are pleased with the smooth service and efficiency they offered.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

2 weeks ago

proactive and packed a lot in

Sam Nelson was proactive and booked me in to see a couple of extra properties that just came on to their books. Although it meant the viewings were a bit rushed, it was appreciated as I'm not based in the area so it saved me having to make a second trip.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

2 weeks ago

Our agent is Sam Nelson and he has been very friendly. And has dealt with our purchase very quickly and effectively.
Would recommend highly

Trusted Customer

BUYER

3 weeks ago

Bianca Porter gave us an appointment very quickly, was friendly, extremely helpful and accommodating.

Mr Danny Stanton

SELLER

3 weeks ago

we would highly recommend kings at waltham abbey to sell your property very polite and professional sales team, Sam and Bianca were very professional at showing people around our property and it was sold very quickly (3 times) our fault not there's also very easy going with no pressure
Many Thanks on doing a very good job

Mr Andrew Bernard

BUYER

3 weeks ago

Slick, smooth, straightforward service

Brilliant service. The estate agent was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Very friendly and informative. She provided a lot of useful information.

Trusted Customer

SELLER

3 weeks ago

Good service

Good communication and regular updates from Bianca Porter. Staff were helpful and informative.

Marie partakides

BUYER

1 month ago

Great service from Sam and Kings.

Sam Nelson has been brilliant. He found many properties for us to view, He has been extremely helpful and we have found him to be an very courteous young man in all our dealings with him. I would certainly recommend him to any of our friends and acquaintances.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

1 month ago

Quality customer service

Due to the time and care given by Sam Nelson. As we were new to the area he offered to collect us and drove us to 4 properties he had lined up. This meant the experience was stress free as we were not worried about finding the houses.

Mrs Maria Haralambous

BUYER

1 month ago

They were quick to respond to my enquiries and booked viewings around the time I was available. Confirmation emails with details of addresses and times were sent out promptly.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

1 month ago

Thank you

We were very grateful for Sam Nelson's enthusiasm and knowledge - he showed us three excellent properties and kindly arranged viewings in the evening when the office had closed.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

1 month ago

Genuine and welcoming.

I would certainly recommend and buy from them again. Friendly and warm.
Sam and Kate were great

Trusted Customer

SELLER

1 month ago

Happy Client

Sold my house very quickly at the price I wanted big thanks to Luke, Sam and especially Bianca

Mr Massimo Malluzzo

BUYER

1 month ago

We are in the process to a mortgage application and Kate the broker has been super helpful, always prompt to resolve any issues, always available at any time even on her own day off.
We wish her all the best as she really deserve it. Massimo & Noel

Claudia David

BUYER

1 month ago

Sam Nelson

Sam, was efficient, proactive, punctual and friendly. All of which make a great agent. Our property search continues so i look forward to working with Sam again!

Thank you for making this process a little easier Sam.

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