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 from
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
Homes 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.
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
in Colchester, Essex. There are
also three-bedroom terrace
houses and four-bedroom semi
detached houses available in this
Persimmon Homes development.
£514,995 Located in the heart
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.