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Tilty Hill, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6

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Added on 16/06/2021
Savills, Bishops Stortford

Key features

  • Breathtaking views over open countryside yet totally accessible to London
  • Stunning interiors offer clean, minimalist design with high ceilings and an abundance of natural light
  • Privately positioned within a historic farmyard at the end of a peaceful country lane
  • Exceptional living areas skilfully blending original character and modern design
  • Chain Free Sale

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

One of the celebrated Modern residences in recent times, The Cart Lodge is the exquisite conversion of an 18th century Dutch barn by the architectural designer John Pawson


This barn conversion is widely considered to be one of the most important works by Pawson and one of the finest examples of Minimalism in architecture anywhere in the world.

This stylish and unique barn was developed by the international architect John Pawson. Renowned for his refined, rigorous aesthetic and for producing uplifting functional minimalist spaces.

The Barn has appeared in numerous international publications and featured in a number of film documentaries around the world. This unique conversion is also the subject of a book called Barn by Fi published and exhibited in Europe and America.

“Wow Factor” - The Independent

“The U-shaped minimalist masterpiece started life in 1723 as a humble agricultural complex. Today, it is almost unrecognisable thanks to world renowned architect Pawson, who has transformed it into a white and concrete vision formed of clean lines, full height glass walls and stainless steel surfaces”

“The Ultimate Barn“ The Guardian

“A Minimalist masterpiece located in tranquil countryside surroundings“

“New space with an edge“ The Telegraph

“A conversion of an 18th century Dutch barn forcefully propelled into the 21st century“

“Wow, I reckon this is as close to my dream home as it’s possible to get“

One of the celebrated Modern residences in recent times The Cart Lodge is the exquisite conversion of an 18th century Dutch barn by the architectural designer John Pawson.
Located in tranquil surroundings with stunning open countryside views all within easy access of London.

The building is a beautifully presented complex of agricultural barns dating back to 1723 and these have been transformed into a series of residential spaces with full height glass walls that sit directly on the ground with low partitions in white plaster arranged in a quadrangle with one open side. The house wraps around part of a large menage and is configured on a single level offering total flexibility depending on a buyers needs.

The Cart Lodge is entered through a discreet yet wide front door, leading into a reception hall with fitted cupboards for coats and boots. This adjoins the sitting room which connects the original and contemporary parts of the house.

An expansive, open plan kitchen, living and dining room with dramatic swathes of floor to ceiling glazing throughout looks out onto the menage between oak pillars and beneath the original exposed timber trusses. Stainless steel worktops echo the unimposing white concrete floor which covers the entire lateral space. Leading to the North facing wing is a bedroom with a wonderful aspect via a full height panoramic window onto the expansive decked seating area with stunning views over the surrounding farmland. This room could be used as an additional living space if required as a door opens onto the decked area of the private garden with a lawn that extends the length of the property.

There are three further bedrooms spread along this wing all of which enjoy the uninterrupted panoramic field views via full height glazed windows. The principal suite has a floating wall with a walk through line of white concealed cupboards which are repeated to allow for ample storage throughout the house. There are two white with oak bench shower rooms and the master bedroom has a beautiful bespoke ensuite bathroom with York stone bath, York stone basin and bench.

The centerpiece of The Barn is without doubt the original vaulted reception space which occupies the entire south western part of the building. With exceptional ceiling heights, this area is cleverly set out to give concealed storage spaces behind a range of library units, centered around an open fireplace with polished concrete hearth and a custom designed bench sofa from which you can view the menage and Tilty Green through full height panoramic windows.

Just off this space is a further and separate multi purpose room which, though currently used a private home office, could easily revert to a bedroom if needed.

There is parking for several cars along the side of the menage.


The Cart Lodge is situated in an elevated position enjoying splendid views across the surrounding countryside where the historic buildings of the property were originally farmed for Tilty Abbey.

The medieval Tilty Church and walls of the Tilty Abbey still remain.

The market villages of Thaxted with Dick Turpin’s cottage, Moot Hall, Windmill and Great Dunmow are both approximately three miles from the house and have an abundance of characterful pubs, restaurants, shops and each have their own schools.

The acclaimed Felsted and Bishops Stortford College schools are around 20 minutes away.

The closest train station to the house is Bishops Stortford which runs fast (around 40 minutes) and frequent services into London Liverpool Street.

Square Footage: 3,335 sq ft


Sat Nav postcode CM6 2EE

Additional Info

Services - Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating via underfloor and radiators.


Web Details

Tilty Hill, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Stansted Airport Station3.5 miles
  • Elsenham Station4.0 miles
  • Newport (Essex) Station6.0 miles
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