Property in Essex

Property in Essex

Our local buying agents have the experience and local knowledge to help you decide where to buy property in Essex.

Essex is one of the home counties, located northeast of London, it borders Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, and Hertfordshire. It’s particularly popular for its excellent commuter links with London, top-rated schools, and ready access to the coast and beautiful countryside.

With our assistance, many private clients have successfully purchased a property in this increasingly popular county. Whether you’re looking for an impressive home on the edge of town or a secluded country house set within its own private grounds, Garrington’s team of Essex buying agents can ensure your property purchasing journey is smooth and effortless.

Essex Buying Agents

Toby Ridge is a key member of our Essex property finding team and having worked in the property industry for over 20 years his clients benefit greatly from his intrinsic knowledge.

Toby is joined by property search agent Katie Neale who has a wealth of experience sourcing and securing property in Essex for her clients.

Their time working in property has led to them building a large network; once they have fully understood a client’s search requirements these contacts often prove invaluable when finding a property in Essex.

As buying agents, we remove the hassle of communicating with multiple agencies, previewing only the properties considered. Our clients save time since they physically view just a shortlisted selection, and discretion is of utmost importance to us.

Essex Buying Agents, Toby Ridge and Katie Neale

Invaluable assistance when searching for the perfect property

If you would like to discuss your search for property in Essex without obligation, please do get in touch.

Commuter towns and villages in Essex

Commuter towns and villages in Essex

Many villages and towns in Essex offer a short train journey into London meaning they suit those who commute.

With property prices often being at a premium due to the rail connections, it’s sensible to consider whether a town or village is desirable apart from simply being a good place to travel from, and most importantly whether it’s a place you’ll be happy living.

Our clients often ask us which is the best Essex commuter town, the answer – there are many that offer excellent journey times, it depends on your full property requirements.

Ingatestone, a large village located between Chelmsford and Brentwood, is a favoured place to live if you are commuting into London. Trains from Ingatestone station to London Liverpool Street take around 30 minutes.

Ingatestone properties vary in age and style, many are gated, set within their own grounds, and not visible from the main roads, the village offers good schooling options and has a pretty high street providing necessary amenities. 

Just outside of Ingatestone the village of Fryerning is one of the most sought-after places to live in the region.  

Essex villages
Country house Essex

In north Essex, Saffron Walden benefits from proximity to Audley End station, trains from which take under an hour to reach London Liverpool Street.

Saffron Walden is a historic market town offering a wide range of shops, good schools, restaurants, pubs, and a choice of sporting amenities. Not only does Saffron Walden have excellent transport links to London using Audley End station, but it is also only a short distance from Cambridge.

Nearby villages including Arkesden and Clavering are also favoured places to live in the area benefitting from the trains to London from Audley End.

Guidance and assurance for buyers

A Buying Agent can prove incredibly advantageous in the pursuit of the perfect property in Essex

Chelmsford Property Search

Chelmsford Property Search

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Chelmsford offers residents a quick and direct train service into London Liverpool Street, with the journey taking around half an hour. With excellent schooling options including well known independent school New Hall, the town and surrounding villages are popular with families.

As well as good schools and an appealing short commute into London, Chelmsford also has an array of amenities including a pedestrianised High Street, two shopping centres, a cinema, a theatre, and many options for food and drink.

Properties in Chelmsford are a mixture of styles, being built, renovated, and redeveloped over the years. Despite its busy town centre, you can find a peaceful retreat here, many houses have been built with privacy and security in mind. 

Neighbouring hamlets, such as Chignal St James, and villages including Chignal Smealey and Sandon, are all popular, desirable places to live and offer larger country houses as well as small quaint cottages.

Village near Chelmsford

Chigwell property search

The area between and including Chigwell, Buckhurst Hill and Loughton is often referred to as the Essex Golden Triangle, property here can be notoriously difficult to find and purchase with many properties selling off market.

Loughton, Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill stations are all on the London underground Central Line offering easy access into London.

Houses in this area are often surrounded by high walls and electronic gates, built to a high specification many properties may have added features such as a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi or cinema room.

Property in Epping

Property in Epping

Epping and Waltham Abbey are also popular places to live. Epping is on the Central Line so offers an easy commute into London.

Epping is popular with families moving out of London as it is still well connected whilst offering greener surroundings and good schooling options.

Property in Epping ranges from Victorian and Edwardian terraced and semi-detached homes to larger detached properties found in the surrounding countryside.

Waltham Abbey property

Waltham Abbey is a busy market town with regular markets in its central square.

The nearest station to Waltham Abbey is Waltham Cross and trains take about half an hour to London Liverpool Street from here, alternatively, some people change for the Tube at Tottenham Hale which is on the Victoria Line of the London Underground.

If you are looking for a property in Essex and are struggling to find your ideal property or are unsure of where to live, the local Garrington consultants have unparalleled specialist knowledge of the local property market.

Waltham Abbey property