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By Georgina Page - 30 May 2018

Once again, it’s time for us to focus on our top Village in Essex and this month is all about Witham and its surrounding areas.

Witham is much in-demand thanks to its mainline railway station, beautiful nearby villages, especially Wickham Bishops, Terling, Kelvedon and Feering, and its wonderful community spirit. 

Positioned just off the A12, with Colchester less than 15 miles away in one direction and the M25 approximately 25 miles away in the other, the town is perfect for the commuter. If you prefer to make your journeys via train, then there is a regular direct service into London Liverpool Street which takes a little under 50 minutes. 

For those looking to escape the City smoke and enjoy a leisurely retreat then there is something to suit all tastes. A popular option is Benton Hall Golf Club and Leisure Spa situated on the outskirts of town. If you prefer something more central then the newly opened Witham Leisure Centre could prove ideal. 

A spot of retail therapy is often popular and the High Street and surrounding precincts feature leading brands such as Boots, Superdrug and Tesco’s. Interspersed amongst the ‘big boys’ are independent butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers. A notable local name is Byford which offers trinkets and unusual gifts and investment pieces. 

To help you take a break from all that shopping why not head to one of the town’s many eateries and bars. If you enjoy a good old fashioned Sunday roast then Crofters Wine Bar and Dining Rooms will be for you. For Italian enthusiasts there is the well regarded restaurant chain Prezzo’s and if tapas tantalises your taste buds, head to the town’s very own Spanish restaurant. The very popular Chinese restaurant Lian’s should also be on your list to sample. 

There are a number of good schools in the area catering for all ages including secondary schools Maltings Academy and Rickstones Academy and primary schools Chipping Hill PS, Templars Infants and Elm Hall.

What’s On in Witham this month?

This month’s event is in Wickham Bishops, Witham.

Wickham Bishops Open Gardens

On Sunday 10th June 2018, beautiful gardens will be open in the superb village of Wickham Bishops. There will be a BBQ, ice cream, lunches, most gardens within walking distance all for you to enjoy a fun family day out.

Click here for further information and to book your tickets, or just pay on the day from the gardens.

Go to Visit Essex to find more events in Essex.

Take a look at a selection of our top property picks located in Witham and its surrounding areas.

A most handsome 19th Century Grade II listed family home benefitting from a wealth of character features. Five double bedrooms, three en suites and family bathroom, four reception rooms, vaulted orangery. Double garage, formal gardens, swimming pool and just under 1 acre of land (stls) in all. EPC Exempt.

Currently on the market for a guide price of £1,350,000. For further information contact our Country & Village office.

A charming and picturesque Grade II listed five bedroom period cottage set on a stunning plot of circa 1.75 acres (stls). Dating back to the 17th century the property is immaculate and offers a wealth of character and charm throughout with exposed timber beams and feature brick fire places. The property is situated in a delightful and peaceful hamlet environment, but has easy access to the attractive market town of Maldon and is conveniently located close to two train stations, both of which have direct connections to London Liverpool Street. EPC Exempt.

Currently on the market for a guide price of £1,150,000. For further information contact our Country & Village office.

A beautifully restored Grade II listed, four bedroom cottage in a dream countryside setting with the most amazing 360 degree views. Stunning secluded 0.5 acre plot (stls) with established gardens. Easy access to Witham, Maldon and Chelmsford offering some of the best schools in Essex. EPC Exempt.

Currently on the market for a guide price of £890,000. For further information contact our Country & Village office.