A charming place to call home
Saffron Walden is a charming medieval town in the delightful north west Essex countryside. As well as being the home to ruins of a 12th century castle, the largest parish church in the county, and a picturesque town square, Saffron Walden is also an attractive and thriving market town with an abundance of modern boutiques and independent shops, delis, café retreats and fine restaurants. Hunt for treasures amongst the local antiques dealers, savour a pint of award winning real ale at a traditional 16th century pub, or pick up fresh local fare at the twice-weekly market – there’s a wealth of inspiring things to do on your doorstep.
Saffron Walden’s close proximity to the M11 puts you within easy reach of Cambridge (16 miles) and London (50 miles), making it ideal for those who want to commute and for friends and family to visit. Stansted airport is also just 14 miles away.
There’s something for everyone
Living at the The Avenue means you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Saffron Walden is unique in that it retains its covetable country charm, yet is easily situated for those who want to pop into any of the larger towns and cities close by. This prime location has many advantages, from fabulous green space and rambling woodland, to some of the highest achieving schools in the South East - for example you are a stone’s throw from sought after Friends’ School. Audley End House and Gardens hosts a series of outdoor themed ‘prom’ nights throughout the summer, each culminating in a spectacular fireworks display, and Jamie Oliver’s parent’s hugely popular gastro pub, The Cricketers at Clavering, is just up the road.
Culture-lovers can enjoy a host of events all year round; Words in Walden literary festival is fast gaining momentum, as is the annual film festival, Saffron Screen, hosted by the town’s own not-for-profit independent cinema of the same name. Cambridge is close by, with its famous Corn Exchange and Arts Theatre and, of course,
you’re not too far from London’s West End.
There are several local gyms, independent keep-fit and holistic classes and miles of surrounding countryside, perfect for joggers, cyclists and dog walkers. Golf lovers are spoilt for choice, but Saffron Walden Golf Club, one of the finest parkland 18-hole courses in
East Anglia, is a favourite and serves extremely good food.