A delightful market town on the banks of the
River Chelmer, Great Dunmow has prehistoric origins and is home to the
ancient custom of leap year 'flitch trials' in which rival couples have to
prove they are the most happily married. Their prize is a side of bacon.
Once an important market town, Great Dunmow’s history is charted at its
local museum set inside 16th century maltings.
The doctor's pond in the village was used in 1784 by local man, Lionel Lukin,
to test his design for an 'unimmergible' lifeboat. He died in Hythe in 1834
and his epitaph was "This Lionel Lukin was the first who built a
life-boat, and was the original inventor of that principal of safety by
which many lives and property have been preserved from shipwreck."
The nearby Gardens of Eastern Lodge cover more than 20 acres and include an
Italian garden. Originally created during the Elizabethan period they were
redesigned in 1902 by Harold Peto under a commission from the Countess of
Warwick. Sadly, they were effectively abandoned for nearly half a century
before being restored by the National Trust.
Here we try to offer a wide selection from budget to luxury hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast, B&B accommodation suitable for holidays, vacations or business travellers in Great Dunmow or surrounding areas.
Hotels Guest Houses Bed and Breakfast in and around Great Dunmow...
Philpot End, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1JQ
From £49.00 - £90.00 per room, per night 2 Double, 2 Twin
Puttocks Farm is a working farm offering quality first class self catering and bed & breakfast accommodation.
A working arable farm of 117 acres set in peaceful surroundings on the outskirts of the lovely market town of Great Dunmow and only 8 miles from Stansted Airport.
The ideal base for exploring the sights of the local areas or whether you just want to relax during your stay.
Enjoy a good night's sleep before taking in spectacular panoramic views over a full English breakfast.