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When buying or selling a home through a local estate agent, first impressions count. Do you get the right ‘gut’ feeling? It’s all about trust really. Without knowing someone personally, would you trust them to be fair and efficient? That’s an issue we are trying to resolve here at Manningtree Property. We will endeavor to give you more personal information on the estate agents featured so you can make the best decisions when choosing them. Whether you are purchasing or selling a home in the historic Essex estuary town of Manningtree or the surrounding villages of Cattawade, Mistley, Lawford or Bradfield, we are here to help you choose the right local people who have exclusive local knowledge of the local housing markets; people you can trust.

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The river Stour is the dividing line between Essex and Suffolk and you’ll find the picturesque town of Manningtree located on the southern bank with views out to the Shotley peninsular. Manningtree is fast becoming the most desired property destination due to its trainline access to London and its river, walking and road access to picturesque and historic towns and villages such as Flatford, Dedham, Harwich and Colchester.

For city commuting and entertainment, London is 76 miles due South via the A12/13 or just 57 minutes from the local Manningtree train station.

With a population of around 5,800 Manningtree is part of a wider cluster of two further small villages those being Lawford and Mistley.

Manningtree itself has three local pubs, the Crown, the White Heart and the Red Lion – which claims to be the oldest. There is also a good cross-section of restaurants, local shops and a Coop supermarket by the quay.

Apart from the historic buildings around the core of the town, there are now many modern developments around the fringes and in the close additional villages of Lawford and Mistley.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Manningtree, you could venture further up to South East Suffolk and look at places such as Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Hadleigh, Shotley or Woodbridge.

Manningtree History

The name ‘Manningtree’ is said to mean ‘many trees’. Like most of the towns and villages in the surrounding 40 miles, Manningtree grew and prospered during the great ‘wool’ boom of the 15th Century; the river Stour giving Manningtree its additional ‘port’ based business later on.

Many of the original buildings were upgraded with new facades during the Georgian period.

One of the main, larger-than-life historical characters from the area was Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General. Although not born in Manningtree (he came from over the water in Suffolk) after he moved to the area and began close associations with a prominent family, his torturous antics became a national legend. This local historical site can fill in the details: Witch finders step sister4.pdf (

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Other beautiful local areas to look for property are Dedham, Hadleigh and Lavenham. And if water really is the destination you want, try Southwold,  Aldeburgh, Felixstowe or Shotley.

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