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In Focus: Great Dunmow

By Georgina Page - 27 March 2018

Great Dunmow

Every month we promote our top village in Essex and this month it is all about Great Dunmow.

Great Dunmow is an ancient market town in the Uttlesford district. The second Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey ranked Uttlesford District as the 4th best place to live in the UK out of 114 rural authority areas surveyed.

There are most certainly some exceptional rural and country properties in the area together with some of the most beautiful and well-kept villages in Essex. Not only are there substantial character properties outside of the town, many are situated within the town centre itself. In addition there are good quality developments taking place within the boundaries of Dunmow.

What's more, the commuter links are second to none. There is a railway station either side: Braintree to the east, and Bishop's Stortford to the west, which go straight into Liverpool Street on different lines in around an hour or less.


What’s on in Great Dunmow?

Here’s an event in Great Dunmow for all the family do enjoy.

Easton Lodge has their first open day of the season and is a chance to enjoy the spring leaves and to learn about the Gardens from St Mary’s primary school students. The students have been studying the Gardens’ history and will be showing their work. There will be children’s activities including a fun Dragons Trail.

The gardens open from 11.30am until 5pm with the last entry at 4pm.

Locally sourced bacon and cheese rolls will be available until 2.15pm.

Homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks will be available until 4.30pm or until they run out!

Music: Edwardian songs, from the students of St Mary’s Primary School, Great Dunmow

Adult entry £4.50 Children under 16 FREE Dogs on leads welcome.

For more information about this event click here.

Take a look at some of our top property picks in Great Dunmow.

A beautiful period farmhouse thought to date back to 1870, set in beautiful established grounds of approximately 1.7 acres (stls). All of the principle rooms to the ground floor and the six bedrooms to the first floor benefit from lovely aspects of the surrounding gardens and/or the open farmland which protects this charming plot. The property itself has been extended and improved sympathetically by the present owners and provides generous modern living space which is bright and airy, however retaining a great deal of charm throughout. The property also benefits from separate annexe accommodation, double garage and separate office space.

Currently on the market for £1,495,000. For further information contact our Country & Village office.

Situated in a sought after turning within a conservation area and overlooking a duck pond, is this beautiful and spacious Grade II listed three bedroom detached family home; formerly a medieval hall house and still benefitting many period features. Externally, the property benefits from a beautiful garden with large patio area, various sheds and outbuildings including log store and a timber framed outbuilding, currently used as a workshop. Gates allow access back onto Parsonage Downs, a footpath will take you to the nearest pub/restaurant and allows you to walk into Dunmow town centre with its many amenities including schooling for all ages.

 Currently on the market for £700,000. For further information contact our Dunmow sales office.


A charming Grade II listed home sold by our Country & Village office.