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12 bedroom detached house for sale

Great Canfield, Dunmow, Essex, CM6


Property Description

Key features

  • 12 Bedrooms
  • 4 Principle reception rooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Set in 47 acres
  • Parkland setting
  • Paddocks
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym and games room
  • Wine cellar
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Classic Quinlan Terry country house set in 47 acres of parkland setting


Badgers sits in a private peaceful rural setting at the centre of its gardens and parkland. The property is just four miles from Great Dunmow in a convenient location with good access to London, the M11 and the M25. There are good local services in the area including a range of shops in Great Dunmow, public houses and restaurants. There are numerous opportunities for the equestrian enthusiast in the surrounding countryside.

Badgers is well located for the commuter with a fast service to London from Stansted, Bishop's Stortford and Chelmsford.

There are some very well regarded schools in the area including the renowned Felsted and Bishops Stortford College. At Chelmsford, there are two outstanding grammar schools, KEGS and Chelmsford County High School for Girls.

International airports at Stansted (6 miles) and London City (43 miles) offer flights to a range of European destinations and the former has private jet facilities.


A classical pillared and pedimented porch marks the front entrance and doors open into a fine reception hall which includes a sweeping staircase, a solid wood floor and a beautiful marble fireplace. From here there is access to the Loggial overlooking the formal gardens. The north wing of the house provides the formal living rooms including dining room, drawing room and study serviced by a cloakroom. The south wing includes a kitchen/breakfast room, which is a superb family space over looking the gardens fitted with bespoke oak and painted units under granite worktops, with an electric AGA and stainless steel cooker hood. An extensive range of fitted cupboards incorporate an integrated dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer. Further accommodation within this wing includes a playroom, sitting room, boot room and laundry room.

The first floor landing mirrors the entrance hall. The master bedroom suite has a fitted walk-in dressing room and spacious en suite bathroom. There are five further bedrooms on the first floor, one with en suite bathroom and the remainder serviced by two family bathrooms. The second floor provides for a further six bedrooms, dressing room and two bathrooms.

The house has an extensive basement with access from the reception hall consisting of nine rooms including a gym, games room, wine cellar, billiards room, plant room and stores.

Cottage and outbuildings
Located to the side of the house is a double garage and store fronting onto a courtyard. Beyond lies a detached pool house, further double garaging and stabling fronting onto a fenced yard.

To the northwest, and accessed over a secondary drive, lies a detached cottage comprising kitchen/breakfast room, living room, bathroom and bedroom.

Gardens & grounds
The house and grounds are approached through wrought iron double gates which open onto a gravel driveway. The drive continues for 500m through the property's parkland to a turning circle in front of the house and then continues round to the courtyard, garaging & outbuildings.

The grounds at Badgers are exceptional and include manicured lawns to the south bordered by yew hedging and a raised terrace which extends the full width of the house and is ideal for al fresco entertaining. Beyond, there is an enclosed pool garden with lawns, swimming pool and a detached pool house. Adjoining is a delightful parterre planted with an abundance of roses, annuals and evergreens providing year round colour and interest. Beyond lies an all weather tennis court protected by mature hedging and to the north, a bank of mature woodland with a delightful woodland walk and a substantial tree house.

Square Footage: 16,590 sq ft


From junction 8 of the M11 proceed east on the A120 for just over 5 miles. Exit the A120 and proceed south towards Bacon End and Great Canfield. Continue for 3 miles and the entrance gates will be found on the left-hand side.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
13 May 2016

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