Tranquil, rural living doesn’t have to mean being away from it all. At Templar Green you’ll be within just a 10 minute drive of Braintree yet able to enjoy the space and freedom of the countryside with access to a wide range of local amenities.

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Templar Green

Orchard Drive, Cressing, Essex CM77 8PR

Cressing: Connect with a life less hurried

Surrounded by open farmland, Cressing has retained its rural ambience and sense of community spirit. A sports and social club brings locals together, there’s a village store for those day to day essentials and If you want to stay close to home for a weekend lunch or a night out, enjoy a taste of Italian flavours at Il Salice, serving up a tempting choice of traditional dishes.

Your new environment will inspire you to immerse yourself in the delights of the beautiful rural surroundings. As well as having green space to enjoy literally on your doorstep at Templar Green, the neighbouring countryside is criss-crossed with footpaths to explore.

For a round of golf or tuition for adults and juniors head to 18 hole Notleys Golf Club, set in the valley of the River Brain just a 5 minute drive away, or perhaps you’d like to learn to ride at Cressing’s Deanswood Equestrian Centre.

For those with school age children, Cressing Primary is rated ‘good’ by OFSTED, as is Neil Hunter Academy for 11 – 16 year olds in Braintree.

Braintree: All you could want and more

Just 3 miles from Templar Green, Braintree offers everything you need for a perfectly balanced lifestyle, with great shopping, twice weekly market, excellent leisure facilities and a good choice of restaurants and coffee shops.

This historic town provides an array of retail options in an attractive setting, with many high street favourites in the George Yard Shopping Centre complemented by outlet shopping at Braintree Village, where you’ll find designer style at discount prices. For the weekly shop there’s a Sainsbury’s, Lidl, M&S Simply Food and Tesco superstore.

Leisure time’s well catered for with a 12 screen Cineworld, theatrical and live music productions at Braintree Arts Theatre, and Braintree Leisure and Fitness with its pool, gym and exercise studio. On the edge of town, Green Flag awarded Notley Country Park, set in 100 acres, features Essex’s longest play trail and Sky Ropes adventure course as well as cycle and walking trails, fishing lake and wildflower meadows.


Cressing has great transport links to London and the neighbouring counties. By road, the M25 can be reached in around 45 minutes, with the M11 and Stansted Airport each accessible in just over 20 minutes. From Cressing station, a convenient 20 minute walk away, trains can get you to London Liverpool Street in 55 minutes, while Chelmsford and Colchester can be reached in 20 and 32 minutes respectively.

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  • Cressing Village

    0.4 miles
  • Cressing Station

    1 mile
  • Braintree

    3.5 miles
  • Chelmsford

    13 miles
  • Stansted Airport

    17 miles
  • Braintree

    7 minutes
  • Witham

    12 minutes
  • Chelmsford

    20 minutes
  • Colchester

    32 minutes
  • London Liverpool Street

    55 minutes
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