Close to perfection, far from ordinary
Just outside the Lee Valley Regional Park, surrounded by breathtaking countryside, the Essex village of Nazeing combines ancient history with modern amenities to provide a relaxed rural lifestyle for residents of Meadow View. Mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1066 as having
seven villagers, twelve smallholders, one free man, seven cattle and 30 pigs, these days, it is said to be one of the largest villages in the UK.
With a 12th century church and over 50 listed buildings in the neighbourhood, Nazeing offers a quaint and picturesque setting for 21st century living. The bustling row of village stores stock all your everyday needs and more, with a butcher, barber, beautician and popular sandwich bar nestling alongside the post office, pharmacy, and convenience store, while the nearby town of Hoddesdon hosts bi-weekly markets, and is renowned for its annual French market, vintage car show and carnival. Nazeing boasts a well-loved pre-school and a good* primary school, while neighbouring Harlow has an excellent choice of secondary and senior schools, including Stewards Academy*.
Harlow New Town’s high street names and modern art trail contrasts with the Old Town’s period ambience, with a choice of cinemas and theatres providing entertainment for the wider area. Leafy Epping is equally attractive, with well-known chains rubbing shoulders with local independent retailers, while slightly further afield, Hertford, famed for its labyrinth of medieval streets and delightful timber-framed buildings, is home to even more quality shopping. Between them and the surrounding villages, the area is awash with excellent pubs and restaurants catering for every taste. There are also museums of transport, speedway, glass-blowing and aviation heritage nearby, as well as the more traditional Lowewood Museum.
*Rated Good by Ofsted at last inspection