£3,000,000, 8 bedrooms, for sale

Key features

  • Hall in 4 Acres (STMS)
  • Cottage in 2 Acres (STMS)
  • 5 Acre (STMS) Fishing Lake
  • Mature Parkland Totalling 56 Acres (STMS)
  • Fantastic Investment Opportunity
  • Gym and Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Various Outbuildings with Potential
  • Opportunity for Further Development
  • Planning Permission to Extend
  • Beautifully Presented Throughout

Property Description

A substantial hall and separate cottage totalling around 8,500 sq.ft, set in 56 acres (STMS) of beautiful historic parkland, with various outbuildings and a lake, offering the possibility of further development in this very private setting.

Whilst its name naturally implies grandeur and opulence, the house itself is incredibly discreet and understated yet set within the most wonderful and historic parklands that offer it almost complete privacy and seclusion, an oasis of calm in an increasingly popular part of the North Norfolk coast.

The original hall was sadly destroyed by fire during World War Two and the ruins remained largely untouched for the next 40 years until the current structure was created over the foundations of what had been the kitchen block for the hall. As such the design of the house from the outside exhibits architectural traits from the 1980s, however once inside the style and feel of this home is anything but.

The living space on the ground floor has been tastefully refurbished by the current owners and leading off the rather grand double height entrance hall it centres around a wonderfully contemporary and substantial kitchen, dining and family room with views out over the parkland towards the coast beyond. From this delightful family room double doors open up to an equally considerable drawing room with both rooms combining to make an ideal entertaining space.

In addition there is an office and a TV snug, whilst to the rear of the house there is a large play room, a gym and an indoor swimming pool with changing rooms, the latter of which have not been updated. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk in dressing room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property is a work in progress and there is planning in place to extend it at the rear and rearrange the accommodation to better balance the house, and this includes altering the façade to give the hall a more appropriate frontage as befits its name.

THE COTTAGE Alongside the hall is an immaculately presented Georgian five bedroom house that has recently been completely updated throughout to an exceptionally high standard. Downstairs there is an abundance of living and entertaining space with a large farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, a dining room, a drawing room and a sun room with a wonderful view over the gardens and on over the parkland. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom with the master bedroom suite having an en-suite shower room as well as a Juliet balcony overlooking the parkland. The fifth bedroom is on the ground floor and there is also a substantial utility room as well as a shower room. Outside there is a carport and the property sits in grounds of approximately two acres (STMS).

THE GROUNDS Additional buildings include the former Coach House and stable block which are both in sound order and were previously used for a kennel business and there are also two derelict buildings on the northern boundary. The cottage is currently let as a holiday home and the current owners have started investigating further development of the Coach House and stables for conversion into more holiday accommodation as well as a glamping site in the grounds of the parkland.

The historic parkland extends to about 56 acres (STMS) and includes within it a five acre fully stocked fishing lake and boathouse offering further opportunities should one wish and, whilst both properties, all the buildings and the parkland are offered as one lot, they are held on six separate titles which should afford the buyer a tangible SDLT saving.

This is a very special property that represents several different opportunities depending on what its next custodians wish to make of it. Alternatively it could just continue to be a private and secluded home in a beautiful and historic setting.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity and water. Mains drainage to the cottage and septic tank to the hall. Oil fired central heating. Telephone and fibre optic broadband connections.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.

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"Thank you so much for your help in the marketing and selling of both our properties. We choose Sowerby’s due to their staff. They seem to be a different brand of estate agent, helpful and courteous and very understanding. We have experienced both sides of the housing market with one sale that could not have been smoother and completed within six weeks and another that fell through twice, (third time lucky!) and that seemed fraught with difficulties right until the last moment! This is when the agents earn their fee. I am afraid at times I required a great deal of hand holding and found the whole process overwhelming at times, but with all your help we got there!! A huge thank you to all the team, we are now living in our dream home!"
Becky Lockhart – November 2014