Feering is a lovely village with all the benefits of a rural and yet, strategic location enabling easy travel to Colchester, Chelmsford and London. Its ancient centre, located around All Saints Church, is listed in the Domesday Book although the village has grown considerably since medieval days and now stretches from the river Blackwater at the border with Kelvedon in the south, to the A120 in the north, and is home to some 1900 people.
While still retaining its small, local and friendly village feel, Feering has a surprisingly large number of amenities including three thriving pubs, two churches and a well-regarded primary school. The community centre is quite literally a centre for the whole community, with activities for all ages, from a pre-school and toddler group to yoga classes, bowls evenings and WEA lectures. There is a large playing field with children’s playground, skate park and multi-use games area which is popular with all ages for football, netball, basketball and so on. There is also thriving cricket club with a growing youth section, and the countryside surrounding the school and games fields is criss-crossed with lovely walks and footpaths.
Feering enjoys a happy position close to the neighbouring villages of Kelvedon and Coggeshall, which provide further options for schooling (both having primary schools and Coggeshall being home to Honywood Senior School) and for other amenities such as small supermarkets, doctors, libraries, dentists, chemists, opticians and many small, local businesses such as butcher’s, fishmongers and farm shops.
Being just under a mile from Kelvedon mainline station, links from Feering to London (Stratford International and Liverpool Street) are enviably quick, giving commuters the best of both urban and rural worlds. With the coast at Mersea just a few miles away, and both Colchester and Chelmsford within a 15 minute drive, offering fabulous shops, museums, cinemas, theatres, schools and everything else you could possibly want, Feering really is a village that can and does have it all.