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Off to the Market

08 April 2015

Market towns are known for their historic charm, specialist independent shops, a central square - often hosting classic markets - and excellent infrastructure of doctors’ surgeries, schools and transport connections. So it’s easy to see why homebuyers are willing to pay on average nearly £25,000 more to live in one! 

Essex is well known for its historic market towns, so we thought we’d take a look at some properties on the market, near the market…

Nestled between the thriving market towns of Thaxted and Saffron Walden (one of the prettiest market towns in East Anglia), this delightful period house for sale in the hamlet of Wimbish is less than ten minutes by car from the two towns. The three bedroom property has a wealth of charm and character, boasting exposed timber beams and a brick fireplace in the living room. It is available through our Great Dunmow team for offers in the region of £385,000. Call our team on 01371 876868 to find out more. As Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester has seen many a market in its day – from ancient Celtic and Roman traders to medieval fairs! Recently the market moved back to the High Street, which is within walking distance from this three bedroom house on the market with our Colchester team for £239,995. There’s no onward chain as it’s currently being rented to tenants who are moving out in July. With a rental income of £1,050pcm, the property provides the flexibility of being a buy-to-let investment, as well as a family home. Contact our sales team on 01206 808791 for more information.

This 16th century country residence with five double bedrooms and a separate one bedroom cottage is set in the heart of the picturesque Colne Valley, just a mile and a half away from the market town of Halstead with its wide array of shops and restaurants. The house enjoys an acre of formal gardens and an eight acre field, as well as views of the surrounding arable land and the ancient woodland to the north. The substantial property is for sale for a guide price of £1,250,000 through our Country Homes team, who are available on 01245 807265. Finally, this two bedroom apartment in Chelmsford is available to rent unfurnished for £825pcm. Chelmsford was made a market town in 1199 and over 800 years later the market is still an iconic part of the newly crown city’s centre. The ground floor apartment is ideally located to stroll down to the bustling market, plus Chelmsford train station, with its fast links to London, is close to the property. Call 01245 807304 to speak to our dedicated letting agents in the Chelmsford team.