Explore Great Dunmow
Beaumont Park enjoys an idyllic location comprising mainly of arable farmland, with stunning views of open countryside and woodland. Nestled on the western edge of Great Dunmow’s historic market town, this exciting new development promises an unrivalled range of leisure attractions to suit every member of the family.
Within Great Dunmow itself, residents will find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, beginning with the much loved Doctors Pond; a wonderful fishing pond and charming park with plenty of ducks and wildlife to be admired. Also in the town centre, there is a popular skate park and children’s play area, as well as the annual Great Dunmow Summer Solstice Festival and Carnival, which includes a traditional procession, showground events, food, and an evening concert.
Slightly further afield, the breathtaking Gardens of Eastern Lodge is a site to behold, boasting a rich and fascinating history which dates back to the 18th century. The gardens, considered one of the late Harold Peto’s finest works, were originally designed for the Countess of Warwick in 1902. Today, this idyllic haven is open to the public on selected days, with The Italian Garden, The Peto Treehouse, The Walled Garden and Peto’s Glade, just some of the enchanting features waiting to be explored.
Those who enjoy a spot of golf will find a number of attractive courses close to the development, while amblers may enjoy a leisurely walk along The Flitch Way – a cycle path and footway that stretches from Braintree railway station to Bishops Stortford. Alternatively, the popular tourist towns of Saffron Walden and Bishops Stortford are just a short drive away, offering a range of excellent shopping and entertainment facilities, while Chelmsford’s vibrant city centre – around 13 miles away – has high street retailers, a cinema, bowling, award-winning restaurants and excellent nightlife.
As an ancient market town surrounded by rich, agricultural land, Great Dunmow itself holds a strong reputation for offering an excellent selection of fresh, local produce. Open air markets are held regularly in the town and its surrounding areas, with weekly markets held in Saffron Walden on Tuesdays and Saturdays, in Great Dunmow on Tuesdays, and in Thaxted every Friday. Many of the bordering villages also hold regular farmers’ markets selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and other produce, all grown or reared in the local region.
For everyday shopping, Great Dunmow’s bustling high street and town centre is within one mile of Beaumont Park, with plentiful food and clothes shops, restaurants, coffee shops, traditional pubs, and a post office. Conveniently, a 24 hour supermarket can also be found around a 2-minute walk from the development. Further shopping opportunities can be found in the popular towns of Saffron Walden and Bishops Stortford, while Braintree Village – around 15 minutes’ drive away – is an impressive outlet shopping village with over 60 aspirational fashion and homeware brands, as well as a handful of popular restaurants, and even a cinema.
The exciting city of Chelmsford is around 13 miles away and offers an all-encompassing shopping experience, with a host of independent retailers, flagship stores, major shopping hubs, and a number of bustling outdoor markets.
Ideally located for commuters, Beaumont Park is well served by an excellent local road network and convenient public transport services.
The A120 is approximately half a mile from the site and connects Great Dunmow to Stansted Airport, Braintree and the M11. Junction 8 of the M11 at Stansted is six miles away, allowing direct access to London and Cambridge in 75 minutes and 45 minutes respectively.
Those travelling by train are equally well catered for, with Stansted train station offering regular services into London Liverpool Street in around 50 minutes, leaving every 25 minutes at peak times. Alternatively, Bishops Stortford station is around 9 miles away and also has regular trains into London Liverpool Street. International travel is provided by Stansted Airport, which is just a 10-minute drive from home.
Residents of Beaumont Park will find well-regarded schools within both walking distance and easily commutable drives.
For younger children, Dunmow St Marys Primary School is under a mile from the development and less than a 15 minute walk from home, while Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre is a short 5-minute drive away.
A range of independent and grammar schools can also be found within close proximity of Beaumont Park, with the highly-rated Felsted School around a 10-minute drive from home, as well as King Edwards Grammar School and New Hall School – both in Chelmsford – which can be reached within a 30-minute drive.
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- Energy efficient lighting
- PVCU doors and windows
- Room temperature controlled and high efficiency central heating
- Wall insulation
- Roof insulation
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Local area information, including retail, leisure or other amenities is intended as general guidance only. References to schools and other educational establishments are included to illustrate their proximity to the development and should not be regarded as a guarantee of eligibility or admission. Travel times are approximate and by car unless otherwise stated.