Published: 18/12/2019Are you looking to buy or rent property in the Colchester Area but not quite sure where?
We understand it can be challenging to find the area you want to settle in. To help you find your perfect property in the Colchester area, we have put together a helpful guide which will be available each week exploring different areas within Colchester. Colchester offers a large and varied array of sought-after areas to live. One of these being the picturesque village of Langham.
Langham is a small rural Essex village situated just North-East of Colchester and lying partly within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is perfect for those looking to buy or rent property near Colchester
The village includes a huge variety of local schools, shops and amenities. There are two schools; Langham Primary School & Langham Oaks School as well as Langham pre-school. Langham primary school had a very successful inspection in 2018 being recognised the 'positive culture' of their school where 'every child at the school matters'. 'Excellent teaching in all classes' means that 'lessons are often inspiring and engaging'. Not forgetting to mention that 100% of the pupils reached or exceeded the expected standard in writing, meaning for achievement in writing the school is in the top 1% of primary schools in England.
The local St Marys church is approached via a private road along an avenue of lime trees through the Langham Hall Estate in the northern part of Langham. It has a remarkably beautiful setting in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking the Vale itself. It is featured in a number of John Constable’s best-known paintings, most notably the several versions of “The Glebe Farm and Langham Church.
Langham's Recreation Grounds adjoin the Community Centre on School Road. The facilities include dog-walking area, Football Pitch, 2 Tennis Courts, Children's Playground Area, Adult Exercise Machines, "The Pod" & W. I. Memorial Garden Area.
Langham benefits from having a local bar and restaurant with facilities to accommodate. The Shepherd is a quality free-house & kitchen in the North Essex countryside. Ideally situated just a stones throw from Constable country and Britain’s oldest recorded town of Colchester, easily accessible just off the A12. The accommodation Serves modern British pub food made in house, fantastic real ales & quality wines, in a relaxing family friendly environment. The Shepherd is the perfect spot to while away the hours with a drink or two, sample the bar snacks, or indulge yourself from the full menu. The Shepard offers 3 En-suite rooms with king size beds whilst encompassing the warm and inviting feeling found throughout the rest of the building. Ideally placed amongst popular tourist attractions, the Essex countryside and just off the A12 they are popular for pleasure and business alike.
The community provides a service to anyone living in the areas of Langham or Boxted for elderly, sick or with limited mobility, providing transport to take you to surgery or hospital appointments, get your prescriptions from the pharmacy, take you to the hairdresser etc. If you are housebound and would like some company or need help with small household tasks, they also make home visits. There are also two local GP surgeries including Ardleigh Surgery & Mill Road Surgery.
Palmer & Partners are really proud to sponsor the Langham Fun Run. Palmer and Partners for a number of years now, have been the main sponsor of the Langham 10k which is an important date on a runners calendar as it is one of the fastest 10k courses in Essex. We normally have around 1000 runners, so it's a big day locally with all proceeds going to friends of Langham primary school giving a much needed boost to the school funds.
The location provides excellent and easy access to the A12, Colchester’s Historic Town Centre & Colchester’s North Station with its mainline links into London Liverpool Street.
Langham is a picturesque family friendly village, highly sought after for those wanting rural living with only a short distance to travel to the bigger town of Colchester, with London easily accessible. So if you’re looking to buy or rent property near Colchester, Langham has everything you could need.