I'm not sure what it is about the salty air, sitting on the dock, watching the ships coming in and out of the estuary that makes you want fish and chips? It's a match made in heaven.
Being the second oldest town in Essex, an afternoon stroll through Maldon’s high street and you’d
be forgiven if you thought it was 200 years ago. With virtually no chain stores but home to a butcher,
a baker, maybe not necessarily a candlestick maker, but a bloody good model toy shop with famous
pie & mash (with the liquor and all). With a picturesque promenade park and coastal views, there is
temptation to watch the world go by atop the Barge Tearoom for brunch or afternoon tea.
For well over a thousand years Hythe Quay has been the gateway to Maldon for vessels arriving from
the sea. Saxons discovered the peaceful waterways and safe mudflats – and to this day there is the
annual Mud Race if you fancy getting very dirty. There is everything from thoughtfully designed
waterfront residences with moorings, to centuries old tucked away cottages, creating this the
perfect place for weekend getaways.
Many farms and locally grown produce are available right on the doorstep and Salt and Sausage
butcher provide some very tasty, locally sourced meat including game. A quaint and vibrant yet to be
future tourist destination – Maldon is how you want a Sunday afternoon roast and pint by the water to be.
We all know Maldon salt and Tiptree jams from when you’d bake with grandma. These have been
around for many generations, so it’s no wonder that Maldon has been voted the 5th best place to live
in the UK. And no, it’s not just because of the cooking ingredients, but also its ambience.
The town is not directly linked by rail and therefore not flanked with London commuters. However, a
short 13 minute drive to Hatfield Peveral and fast train to London in less than 40, will see you arrive
into Liverpool Street in under and hour.
Broadband speeds are great, allowing for a more then adequate work from home situation and good
schools on within walking distance to the high street. Maldon is the place to be.
If you’re thinking about moving to this beautiful part of the world, then get in touch with Dan Day, our Essex Partner.