Area Guides


Halstead is a characterful market town with its famous sloped High Street. A market town with a range of high street shops and supermarkets, three primary schools and a thriving secondary school. Positioned in North Essex in the Colne Valley with great commuter accessibility to a mainline station at Braintree.


Sudbury is a delightful market town situated just over the border in Suffolk with the River Stour flowing through it. Famous for its fabulous water meadows and Mill Hotel, Sudbury offers truly well-equipped town living. There is a branch line railway station that links to Marks Tey where you board the mainline train to Liverpool Street.

Colne Valley Villages

There are a plethora of picturesque and peaceful villages straddling the Colne River offering the very best of rural life in North Essex. Most villages will come with a rural pub and a lovely community with amenities nearby. An excellent area for London commuters to find rural life.

Earls Colne, Wakes Colne, White Colne, Chappel, Greenstead Green, Stisted, Gosfield, Sible Hedingham , Castle Hedingham, Great Yeldham, Little Yeldham, Great Maplestead, Little Maplestead, Colne Engaine, Toppesfield, Wethersfield, Finchingfield, Ridgewell, Stambourne, Wickham St Paul, Southey Green, Blackmore End, Beazley End, Burtons Green, Great Tey, Pattiswick, Gestingthorpe, Tilbury Green, Tilbury Juxta Clare, Gainsford End, Barr Hall, Countess Cross.

Stour Valley Villages

South Suffolk living at its finest to be found for those looking for the more peaceful and quieter lane in life taking in rural walks and country pursuits. The area renowned and known as Constable Country where the famous artist delighted in the local landscapes and charming villages.

Bures, Mount Bures, Lamarsh, Pebmarsh, Great and Little Henny, Little Cornard, Great Cornard, Middleton, Borley, Foxearth, Long Melford, Bulmer, Bulmer Tye, Belchamp Walter, Belchamp St Paul, Belchamp Otten, Pentlow, Cavendish, Clare, Stoke by Clare, Ashen, Baythorne End, Sturmer, Birdbrook, Ovington, New England, Twinstead, Newton, Newton Green, Great Waldingfield, Little Waldingfield, Acton, Glemsford, Lavenham, Alpheton.