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Get to know - Great Dunmow

By Megan Fleming - 10 July 2021

Move to Great Dunmow:

Great Dunmow is a historic market town, and civil parish in Essex that is becoming an increasingly popular location choice for those considering re-locating. The town lies on the River Chelmer and offers plenty of stunning countryside, excellent transport links and a strong sense of community, which makes it an ideal place for families, commuters, and retirees alike!

The town was once a small Roman development, and there is still strong evidence to support claims of roman settlement in Great Dunmow. The town began to prosper in 1253, as a result of being granted a market charter and the rest is history! Dunmow means ‘Meadow on the Hill’ and was previously referred to as Dunmow Magna or Much Dunmow but is now most commonly known as Great Dunmow.

What can I buy in Great Dunmow?

As previously mentioned, more people have been seeking properties within the Great Dunmow area, so it is no surprise to see that sold prices have increased by 9% from last year. The average price of a property sold in Great Dunmow over the last year is £471,421.

This price varies dependant on what type of property you are seeking, and there are properties that are suitable for a variety of budgets. Last year the average terraced property sold for £318,052 a semi-detached would cost an average of £381,215. Detached properties were the most popular properties sold within the last year, as they account for most of the sales and therefore sold for an average of £604,705*.

Things to do in Great Dunmow:

In Great Dunmow there is a great sense of community, so many of the locals often enjoy visiting the Saracens Head pub or picnicking around the village pond. There are also plenty of independent shops and businesses for you to explore.

Great Dunmow is also within close proximity of both Bishops Stortford and Braintree, and therefore benefits from all these towns have to offer too. This includes Freeport Designer Village, The Skew Restaurant, Great Notley Country Park, Mountfitchet Castle, and various other amenities.

Get Connected:

Great Dunmow offers its residents the best of both worlds! There are many beautiful villages, including the most photographed village in England – Finchingfield but you also have great transport links. There are two train stations nearby – Stanstead which is a 9-minute drive and Braintree which is a 13-minute drive. Also, from Great Dunmow it is only an approximately 30-minute drive to the M25 (Junction 28).

Residents of Great Dunmow also benefit from great international transport links as it is approximately a 10-minute drive from Stanstead airport, which is a great benefit whether it be for business or pleasure.

Educating Essex:

If like many others, schools are a priority for yourself when you move home, then Great Dunmow is certainly worth considering. There is a great selection of local primary and secondary schools, and we have listed below some great choices for you to consider:

Felsted School - Felsted School is an independent school that offers boys and girls aged four to eighteen a first class all round education, with their ISI inspection in 2019 finding them to be excellent in both judgements of Educational Quality. No matter your childs passion, Felsted offers a personal pathway of opportunity.

Stebbing Primary School - Ofsted rated Stebbing Primary School as Good, and also described it as "...an exciting and safe place to learn. Pupils develop of the key skills of resilience and empathy for others." in 2017.

Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre - Their overall effectiveness was rated as Good by Ofsted in 2019. At Helena Romanes, not only do they focus on the quality of education they also focus on developing their students’ personal, social and creative skills.