Inspiration Wednesday – Halstead

HalsteadThis week’s #InspirationWednesday is Halstead, after our research this week showed that the town is one of the top three investor hotspots outside London, seeing a return on investment of over 25%!

The town, in Braintree, Essex, is a traditional market town, with a population of 11,000. In the past, it has been a mill town, used to produce corn and silk. Nowadays, there is a great number of shops, restaurants and pubs in the town centre, as well as a 14th century church, a local antiques mill and Halstead Public Gardens.


Sat in the Colne Valley, this is a lovely place to live with its relaxed and picturesque surroundings, within easy reach of forests, a riverside and miles of countryside to explore. If you want to stay closer to home, though, the town has a great community spirit, with loads going on, such as Quiz Nights, Ale tastings and running societies!

5 facts about Halstead

  • Elizabethan country house, Moyns Park, which is nearby, is said to be where Ian Fleming finished writing ‘From Russia, with Love’.
  • X Factor winner Matt Cardle lives here.
  • The town has one of the largest Antiques Centres in Essex.
  • The Bull Hotel, in the city centre, dates back to 1398 and still has some stunning, traditional features.
  • You can tell gardening is a priority in the area, as Halstead won ‘Anglia in Bloom’ in 2013 and the ‘RHS Britain in Bloom Award’.
  • Property in Halstead

    This one bedroom apartment is perfect as a buy to let property – being 0.2 miles from the town centre, it is perfect for proximity to amenities, and the communal gardens are amazing!


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    This four bedroom home is gorgeous, with beautiful original features – such as the beam roof in the kitchen and the exterior! With an open plan layout and large, well-decorated bedrooms, this home makes us sign… (Let’s move in already!)


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    This stunning five bedroom home in Halstead is impressive! With a #BakeOff worthy kitchen and a stunning garden your kids will love, this is the perfect family home!


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