About Silver End
With all of the amenities required for modern life nearby, Francis Gate at Silver End is the perfect location for the next exciting stage in your life.
A commuter’s dream, with the A120 and A12 nearby, Braintree, Witham, Chelmsford and Colchester are all within easy reach. Also, nearby White Notley Station is just a five-minute drive away and offers services into London Liverpool Street in under an hour.
Silver End’s 1920’s quaint model village heritage is obvious around every corner. And surrounded by rolling countryside, it has a semi-rural feel too. Yet it has all the conveniences so essential for modern life. Your local Co-op supermarket, pharmacy, independent shops, library and village hall are all a short walk away. Plus, no village would be complete without a pub. The recently refurbished Western Arms is just down the road.
On the southern edge of the village, a few minutes’ walk from your door, a footpath leads you to Silver End’s hidden gems, two large lakes, perfect for fishing or a great walk.
If a little retail therapy is more your thing, a quick ten minute drive and you can be in Freeport Braintree. A relaxing shopping village with over 85 stores, fantastic restaurants and free parking, it’s a great alternative to city centre shopping. Braintree, Colchester and Chelmsford also offer great shopping, entertainment and dining.
A great location for families, there’s a good choice of schools nearby. Silver End Primary is just half a mile from Francis Gate. For older children, Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form, and Honywood Community Science School in Coggeshall are nearby. Local parish council bus services provide transport for students in the areas of: Witham, Silver End, Braintree, Bocking and Halstead.
Whether you want to head to the coast, the countryside or into the city, Francis Gate is the ideal place from which to explore Essex and beyond.
If you love the fresh air, Blackwater Estuary National Nature Reserve is perfect for exploring. These specially protected wetlands are a haven for wildlife and are only 14 miles from home.
If you’re looking for a family day out, Colchester Zoo is nearby. With over 260 different species set in 60 acres of parkland, many of which are rare and endangered, it’s one of the most important zoos in the UK. Or you could head to the seaside. Clacton-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea are both quick and easy to get to.