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Take a tour of prime properties along the Tour de France route

19 June 2014

Cycling mania is set to take over the country this summer, beginning with the world famous Le Tour de France. As one of only three destinations in the South of the UK to host the international sporting event, Essex is proud to welcome some of the best cyclists in the world to pedal through parts of Uttlesford, Braintree, Chelmsford and Epping Forest during the third stage on Monday 7th July 2014.

With thousands expected to flock to the streets and picturesque villages of Essex during the event, here are just a few examples of some of the amazing properties available along the tour route.


Situated in the historic village of Roxwell and boasting a number of Tudor period features, this stunning seven bedroom house is on the market for £2,395,000. Dukes Manor offers just less than 5,000 sq ft of living space and a further approximate 4,000 sq ft of outbuildings, alongside facilities such as a tennis court, swimming pool, stabling and paddocks. Set within an impressive 3.5 acres of private grounds, there is no shortage of outdoor space to take to the bike and get swept up in Le Tour fever. To find out more please contact our Country Homes Team on 01245 807265. 
This beautiful five bedroom country house, situated in the idyllic and sought after area of High Laver, really makes the most of its surrounding landscaped gardens and picturesque countryside with many of the property’s rooms offering triple aspect views. Following sympathetic extensions and remodeling, this property possesses superb family living spaces and equally excellent leisure facilities. Conveniently located for both rail and road links to the City, this country house offers commuters a great opportunity to live the rural lifestyle. The property is on sale for £2,100,000, please call our Country Homes Team on 01245807265 to arrange a viewing or to find out more information.

Located just minutes away from the Tour route passing through Great Sampford, this stunning five bedroom detached former farmhouse is ideally situated for keen cyclists and hosts four substantial garages. Situated seven miles away is the nearby town of Saffron Walden, which provides excellent schools and amenities, meaning this property is perfectly suited for young and expanding families. Finished in a contemporary style and the house is offered unfurnished which enables the tenant to add their own personal touches. The five bedroom property is available to rent unfurnished for £3,000 per month. If you would like to find out more about the property, call the Great Dunmow team on 01371 868329.