If you are considering moving to Essex and the surrounding area, Greens Removals offer quick and efficient removal services to help your move go as smoothly as possible. We also offer affordably priced moves to Tiptree, Essex, famous for its preserves company Wilkin & Sons.
Tiptree is a small village, just 10 miles from Colchester and 50 miles from London, making it the ideal destination for busy commuters. Tiptree has a population of more than 9,000 and as such is one of the largest villages in England. It also manages to be just a two minute drive in any direction to open countryside, with huge woodlands and a heath that attracts Exmoor ponies throughout the year.
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Tiptree is rapidly growing to keep up with the increasing demand of visitors and newcomers, with large numbers of houses and estates currently under development. Tiptree is an ideal destination for active families, with its vast heath to explore which is well-known as a site of scientific interest. Tiptree is also home to a variety of species, including the Cross Leaved Heather Erica Tetralix, a type of flowering plant. Dexter cattle can be spotted at certain times of the year, as they are used to maintain the heath.
Things to Do
Locals can enjoy scenic walks in the forests and heaths here, while small children can appreciate the local duck pond where they can feed the fish and birds. The Layer Marney Tower is just minutes away from Tiptree, and here you can tire your children with the huge play area and tranquil garden. The view from the tower roof gives unrivalled access to a birds-eye view of Tiptree, which is perfect for a romantic evening.
Housing prices in Tiptree have recently dropped, with the price of a detached house costing just £281,714 in September 2015 in comparison to a price of £382,950 in September 2014. Flats cost around £115,000 upwards to buy, while a terraced house will set you back around £236,250. Tiptree houses are on average more expensive than the nearby village of Kelvedon, but are cheaper than homes in Tiptree Heath.
The nearest train station to Tiptree is in Kelvedon, which is on the main Norwich to Liverpool Street line. This is just a 10 minute drive away, and from here you can catch a train to London, Stratford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich, Clacton or many other destinations. Tiptree is also very close to the A12 which passes through Essex, but despite this it remains a very quiet place to live with little traffic.
Tiptree is home to three primary schools and a senior school, which also provides sixth form education. Thurstable School is a mixed comprehensive school in Tiptree which teaches children from 11 years to 18, with a wide range of subjects available. Very close to Tiptree is the University of Essex, which offers degrees on various stimulating topics.
Shops and Restaurants
Tiptree is famous for its jam factory where jams for Wilkin & Sons are produced. Here they have a jam shop as well as a museum and tea room which are open daily, however the factory itself remains closed to the public. These famous tearooms sell products made from local produce, as well as Tiptree’s home-grown strawberries. Tiptree has three large supermarkets, with many takeaway shops lining the streets selling food from Thai to pizza. Tiptree does not have a huge wealth of well-known shops, but has quaint local shops which range from arts and crafts, to electrical suppliers of every appliance you could think of.
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