OPENING TIMES

Monday to Friday – 8.45am – 6pm
Saturday – 8.45am – 5pm
Sunday – By appointment

CONTACT INFO

1-3 Crouch Street
Essex
Colchester
CO3 3EN

01206 578112
colchester@temmeenglish.co.uk

Welcome

Estate Agents Colchester

We are an established Colchester Estate Agent based on Crouch Street in the heart of the town centre, priding ourselves in offering a friendly service with an ethic of hard work at its core. The local staff have a deep knowledge of the town and will be glad to assist in the search for your dream home.  

The Colchester sales team covers the whole CO postcode area, helping buyers and sellers alike throughout the region. When instructed to sell a property we offer a comprehensive marketing package that includes: Listing on all four major portals Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location and On The Market (Premium listing and Featured Property provided on Rightmove), 2D & 3D floorplans, Virtual Tours and Aerial Photography and Video footage and a strong Social Media presence.  

To complement this, we have branches running the length of Essex, covering from the Suffolk border down to the River Thames. This network of branches gives the Colchester team unique access to buyers coming from London and the South of the county. Our experienced rental team manages an extensive portfolio of properties throughout the county and are happy to offer advice on the regulation and tax implications of being a Landlord. Offering a package to suit all Landlords, from let only through to fully managed we have a solution for all.

We are incredibly grateful to the clients that have left us reviews over the years, these can be seen in the testimonial section on this site, as well as on Facebook and on our Google listing page.

Meet the team

Carl resides in Colchester and his children school locally. Carl is particularly proud of having established a successful business during challenging trading conditions and puts the success down to a combination of working with great people, undying enthusiasm and hard work.

Carl Temme – MARLA MNAEA

Joining the company in 2020 as the Assistant Branch Manager, Rachel has quickly become a core member within the Colchester team. She brings with her over 10 years’ experience within Estate Agency. This experience really shows in Rachel’s passion for the sales progression within the branch, with the majority of Thank You cards having Rachel’s name on. Rachel knows the area very well and live locally with her husband and two children.

Rachel Mason

Mitchell has a passion for the his job and makes an exceptional senior negotiator, he was born and bred in Colchester and has extensive knowledge of the local and surrounding areas. The customer service he provides is second to none which is apparent from the client relationships he builds up to ensure he finds the most suitable house for his buyers. He always goes above and beyond for our vendors and is dedicated to achieving them the best price whilst keeping them updated throughout the selling process.

Mitchell Morrison

With over 10 years of experience in estate agency, Michael joined the team in March 2021, he has extensive knowledge of the local and surrounding areas and prides himself on providing outstanding customer service. He enjoys photography and is always looking into new techniques to make our vendors’ homes stand out from the competition. His attention to detail is faultless and he is very precise with all of the property details to ensure the properties are shown in their best light. Outside of work Michael has a growing family which he enjoys spending time with and in his spare time he enjoys going fishing.

Michael Hands

Louise is our Lettings Director and is well experienced in this field. With an ever-growing portfolio, Louise never lets complacency get the better of her. Louise ensures people are treated fairly and that the team are at hand all hours of the day. Louise has a large family and enjoys spending time with them. Louise lives in Maylandsea.

Louise Sampson (MARLA)

Zoe works for Tailor Made Mortgages as a Mortgages and Protection Broker. She lives in Colchester with her partner and two children.

Zoe

Hayley has a keen eye for attention and works within the administration department. 

Hayley

About Colchester

Colchester is a historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex. Colchester was the first Roman-founded city in Britain, and Colchester lays claim to be regarded as Britain’s oldest recorded town. It was for a time the capital of Roman Britain and is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.

Situated on the River Colne, Colchester is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of London and is connected to the capital by the A12 road and its railway station which is on the Great Eastern Main Line. It is seen as a popular town for commuters and is less than 30 miles (48 km) from London Stansted Airport and 20 miles (32 km) from the passenger ferry port of Harwich.

Colchester is home to Colchester Castle and Colchester United Football Club. The demonym is Colcestrian.

There are several theories about the origin of the name Colchester. Some contend that is derived from the Latin words Colonia (referring to a type of Roman settlement with rights equivalent to those of Roman citizens, one of which was believed to have been founded in the vicinity of Colchester) and Castra, meaning fortifications (referring to the town’s walls, the oldest in Britain). The earliest forms of the name Colchester are Colenceaster and Colneceastre from the 10th century, with the modern spelling of Colchester being found in the 15th century. In this way of interpreting the name, the River Colne which runs through the town takes its name from Colonia as well. Cologne (German Köln) also gained its name from a similar etymology (from its Roman name Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium).

Other etymologists are confident that the Colne’s name is of Celtic (pre-Roman) origin, sharing its origin with several other rivers Colne or Clun around Britain, and that Colchester is derived from Colne and Castra. Ekwall went as far as to say “it has often been held that Colchester contains as first element [Latin] Colonia … this derivation is ruled out of court by the fact that Colne is the name of several old villages situated a good many miles from Colchester and on the Colne. The identification of Colonia with Colchester is doubtful.”

The popular association of the name with King Coel has no academic merit.

Prehistory

The gravel hill upon which Colchester is built was formed in the Middle Pleistocene period and was shaped into a terrace between the Anglian glaciation and the Ipswichian glaciation by an ancient precursor to the River Colne. From these deposits beneath the town have been found Palaeolithic flint tools, including at least six Acheulian handaxes. Further flint tools made by hunter-gatherers living in the Colne Valley during the Mesolithic have been discovered, including a tranchet axe from Middlewick. In the 1980s an archaeological inventory showed that over 800 shards of pottery from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, and early Iron Age have been found within Colchester, along with many examples of worked flint. This included a pit found at Culver Street containing a ritually placed Neolithic grooved ware pot, as well as find spots containing later Deverel-Rimbury bucket urns. Colchester is surrounded by Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments that pre-date the town, including a Neolithic henge at Tendring, large Bronze Age barrow cemeteries at Dedham and Langham, and a larger example at Brightlingsea consisting of a cluster of 22 barrows.