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Earls Colne

New homes in Earls Colne

The village of Earls Colne is a bit of a treat. A quiet place in the country, with easy access to Colchester and Braintree, the UK’s oldest town, two of Essex’s key working towns, and to the small town of Halstead, just 4 miles away, for a wide range of local facilities and supermarkets. This location to the north of the county is within reach of London Stansted Airport to the west, and the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the east, a real contrast of amenities.

Living in Earls Colne

Travel and transport

Earls Colne is close enough to the A120 and A131 to get you quickly to Colchester and Braintree, each just 10 miles away, and to the A12 for a connection with the M25 for Greater London and the Dartford Tunnel. Another convenient factor is the easy drive to London Stansted International Airport and the M11 – both just 26 miles away.

Local information

This popular residential village provides a primary school, a surgery, a recreation club, a golf club, and a tennis club. There’s a convenience store and a range of other shops and local services. Colchester is an excellent centre for shopping, entertainment, and leisure, with a wide choice of places to eat. On the village calendar is the annual Four Colnes Show, bringing together the sister villages of White Colne, Colne Engaine, and Wakes Colne, and hosted by Earls Colne.

Local schools

Earls Colne has a primary school & nursery school. Colne Engaine has a preschool and a primary school. There are other options in the village of Halstead, which is also home to the nearest secondary school, The Ramsey Academy. There is an independent school in nearby Gosfield.