New Homes in Essex
An area of contrasts, Essex has rolling green lowland landscapes and 350 miles of coastline. Throw lovely villages, lively towns and seaside resorts into the mix, and you’re spoilt for choice when buying a new home in Essex.
Fun all round
Essex has a number of things to keep you busy. It has several historic attractions such as the Jacobean Audley End House set in beautiful countryside; the Grade II listed Hylands House in Chelmsford, Colchester Castle and Layer Marney Tower – the tallest Tudor gatehouse in England.
How about an adrenaline soaked adventure challenging the rapids at Lee Valley White Water or a tour on Epping Ongar Railway, the longest heritage railway in Essex? The Beth Chatto Gardens feature a stunning array of plants and flowers from the internationally acclaimed gardener, or jump on your bike and take the 69 mile Painters Trail through the Dedham Valley and see the landscape that inspired John Constable.
Other sites include Cressing Temple, Headingham Castle and Ingatestone Hall. RHS Garden Hyde Hall is the perfect spot for some R&R, where you will be able to take in beautiful vistas of the surrounding countryside and unwind in beautiful gardens.
Colchester is England’s oldest recorded town, and here you can explore the contemporary art gallery Firstsite, and enjoy regular exhibitions.
Enjoy cliff top walks around the regions great coastline, or kick back on one of the stunning beaches. Enjoy a day at the seaside in areas such as Clacton-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea or make for one of the quieter resorts such as Frinton-on-Sea or Walton-on-the-Nae.
Shopping in Essex
There are plenty of options across the region for shopping. Freeport Braintree and Clacton Factory Outlet offer discounted designer brands, Southend Town Centre offers all the usual high street favourites and famous markets, while Gosfield Shopping Village is where to head for antiques and collectables.
Essex is well served by public, grammar and state schools. It is also home to the University of Essex for further education.
For those with children, you’ll find a wealth of education establishments for children of all ages. Younger children will be well educated at schools such as Grinling Gibbons Primary School, Scotts Primary School and the Cathedral School of St Saviour and St Mary Overy; noted as being some of the best in the area.
Older children will find high schools such as Queen Elizabeth’s School, King Edward VI Grammar School and Dartford Grammar School nearby, which are also considered as some of the area’s best.
Transport links in Essex
Essex is easily accessible from across the UK and beyond offering great transport links. Motorists are served by the M25, M11 and A12, while the main line train service offers links into London’s Liverpool Street and Olympic Park in Stratford.
London Stansted and Southend Airport are the closest airports for those travelling further afield.