Focus on Essex


Wednesday 22nd August 2012

With it’s close proximity to London, rich history, strong regional identity and 350 miles of coastline, Essex was long a county of choice for homebuyers before a certain TV show boosted it’s status. Taking it’s name from The Land of the East Saxons, the home county dates back to the early middle ages and has Britain’s oldest recorded town in Colchester.

Aside from having a great deal of history to learn about and interesting sites to explore, the area forms part of the Metropolitan Green Belt and is protected from development near to it’s boundary with London. Having recently been appointed city status, Chelmsford is a popular choice due to it’s quick transport links to London and the comfortable lifestyle on offer. Nearby Colchester and Basildon are also popular places to settle with their strong transport links and excellent facilities. For those with a longing for the sea air, there are a selection of towns and villages like Southend-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea, and Harwich to settle down in to name but a few. Transport isn’t an issue in Essex with Stanstead Airport bringing the rest of the UK and Europe within touching distance, while there is an extensive public transport network and the M25 and M11 motorways both cross the county. Currently under construction, Crossrail is set to link Sheffield with central London through to Heathrow and Maidenhead. There is also the South Essex Rapid Transit proposed which would provide a speedy service in and between Southend, Basildon and Thurrock.

New-build on a budget

£110,000 Just two miles fromBeechwood Village
the centre of Basildon, these
lovely two-bedroom apartments
in Beechwood Village are not
only close to countryside but also
to the coast. These Swan New
properties have a spacious
joint kitchen, lounge and dining
area, two double bedrooms , a
bathroom, and storage cupboards.
The master bedroom also has the
added bonus of an en-suite.


Riverside Quarter, Essex

A perfect family home

£225,000 Set on the River
Colne across from Castle Park,
there are few more spectacular
locations to call home than a
property at Riverside Quarter.
With a range of shops and local
amenities nearby, this fourbedroom
mid-terrace house
in Colchester, Essex. There are
also three-bedroom terrace
houses and four-bedroom semi
detached houses available in this
Persimmon Homes development.

Luxury home

£514,995 Located in the heartBeaumont Place, Great Dunmow
of the delightful market town
of Great Dunmow, Beaumont
Place offers a mix of traditionally
styled homes in one of the most
desirable locations in north Essex.
Its semi-rural location combined
with it’s easy access to London,
Cambridge, Bishop’s Stortford and
beyond, make this four-bedroom
property extra special. The
Elderberry by David Wilson Homes
is detached and has a solar panel
system. It contains a living room,
kitchen/breakfast room, dining
room, study, master bedroom and
three further bedrooms.

New Homes in Essex

The Regency Apartments
The Regency Apartments, Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5PW
NOW AVAILABLE from £995,000
OUR BRAND NEW PENTHOUSE SHOW HOME IS NOW OPEN FOR VIEWING. This exclusive development of ten stylish two and three bedroom apartments combine comfort...
Belmont Place
Belmont Place, Gladwin Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2JF
NOW AVAILABLE from £314,950
Belmont Place in Harlow is a beautiful collection of houses nestled within spectacular countryside surroundings close to an abundance of amenities...
Ashcroft Place
Ashcroft Place, Kiln Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7 1SJ
NOW AVAILABLE from £299,995
Ashcroft Place is beautifully situated with excellent road and rail links, yet close to country parks and the seaside. London Liverpool Street and...
Clements Gate
Clements Gate, Thorpe Close, Hawkwell, Hockley, SS5 4ER
NOW AVAILABLE from £457,595
Clements Gate is an exclusive development of three to five bedroom new homes in Hawkwell, a village located close to Southend in south east Essex....
Mill View
Mill View, Wedow Road, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2LX
Mill View is located In Thaxted, nestled in the heart of rural North West Essex. Thaxted beautiful Saxon town. Leisure Thaxted is well known for its...
King Henry Lodge
King Henry Lodge, Hall Lane, Chingford, Essex, E4 8HW
NOW AVAILABLE from £280,950
This retirement development of 32 one and two bedroom apartments is currently open by appointment only.  King Henry Lodge is ideally located...
Saffron Lodge
Saffron Lodge, Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, Essex
NOW AVAILABLE from £244,950
Saffron Lodge is a delightful development of 31 one and two bedroom apartments situated in the picturesque town of Saffron Walden.  Located on...
Silverhind, Hainault Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5DD
NOW AVAILABLE from £539,995
Essex has always been a vibrant county. On the fringes of London it offers easy access to city life but is sought after by those desiring a more...
Foresthall Park
Foresthall Park, Forest Hall Road, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8UX
Stansted Mountfitchet is a charming, thriving village in the north Essex countryside close to the borders of Hertfordshire. This favoured location,...
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Morello Quarter
Morello Quarter, Cherrydown East, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5GJ
NOW AVAILABLE from £157,000
Morello Quarter offers a stunning range of luxury apartments built and finished to a high specification to include Designer Kitchen with a range of...
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Hawkins Wharf
Hawkins Wharf, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8LH
NOW AVAILABLE from £125,500
From those just starting out to those looking forward to an enjoyable retirement, these homes are equipped with all the modern conveniences for a...