8 Bedroom Manor House Sold STC
Drive past and you might never know that such an outstanding family home exists just beyond a tree line. But pass through the private gates of this approximately 20 acre estate (stms), follow the sweeping drive, pass by the lake and then, Foulden Hall unveils itself in all its glory.
This magnificent Grade II listed Elizabethan home is your sanctuary, complete with exceptional equestrian facilities.
Here, in the quiet and secluded setting this unique property lends itself to multi-generational living, or perhaps the ultimate house for entertaining - with an abundance of reception space and bedrooms to accommodate family and friends.
The garden, pasture and woodland await for a range of activities to keep everyone entertained. From the beautifully landscaped gardens, woodland, stables, swimming pool, arena, tennis court and croquet lawn… the list goes on.
It's believed the story of Foulden Hall dates back to the 16th century, with several sympathetic alterations and extensions added in the Victorian age.
The late 16th century staircase with turned balusters and newels was relocated to the home from nearby Didlington Hall in the 1950s. But it is in recent years that the property has been transformed once more, with refurbishment work and extensive equestrian facilities added.
Whether it is the grand ceiling height or period sash windows enjoying fabulous vistas, there is something in every corner of the home to leave you and your guests in awe.
Flooded with natural light, take a journey through the front door into the entrance hall, with its fine Elizabethan oak staircase where we find a limestone tile floor and exposed wooden floorboards.
The sitting room to the side, drawing room, study to rear and the dining room, are filled with characterful features. An imposing dining room, which easily seats sixteen - and the neighbouring games room - creates a fabulous space for those who enjoy entertaining.
A home of this calibre certainly requires a stunning kitchen/breakfast room, and Foulden Hall does not disappoint. With Italian black granite worktops, desirable Everhot oven, and focused around a large kitchen island with french doors onto to the terrace.
Many happy summer memories are waiting to be made here on this terrace; step outside and dine alfresco while the sun sets. The swimming pool and a wonderful kitchen garden also lie beyond.
At the end of the night, take to the first floor landing - as impressive as the floor below; sash bay windows provide a welcoming sitting area, ideal to relax before you retreat to the bedrooms.
All six bedrooms are superbly appointed and generous in size, with three bedrooms having en-suites. The others share a further family bathroom and dressing room.
The principal bedroom, with its dual aspect windows, enjoys fine views over the meticulously landscaped garden and surrounding fields.
Beyond the home there is a self-contained annexe - our client's mother tells us it has been the best- appointed space she has ever lived in.
It includes, a kitchen/dining area with an Aga and a stunning sitting room. Both rooms have access to the courtyard garden, plus a bedroom, study/second bedroom and a shower room - you can easily see why she loves living here as it is fully independent with family just on the doorstep.
FOULDEN Lying near the River Wissey, Foulden is between the market towns of Swaffham and Thetford, close to Thetford Forest.
Close by is the village of Northwold, having a number of shops, a pub and sports and social club.
Further amenities can be found at the nearby market town of Downham Market. There is a main line railway station which goes to London Kings Cross (90mins) and it is an ideal place for walking or cycling and the peaceful waterways are excellent for boating and fishing.
An historic and thriving market town, Swaffham is situated approximately 15 miles east of King's Lynn and approximately 30 miles from Norwich.
There is an extensive range of local amenities including a Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, further shops, pubs and restaurants, three doctors surgeries and primary, secondary and higher schools together with a variety of leisure and sports activities including an excellent golf club.
The town has an extremely popular Saturday market and many interesting historic buildings including the parish church and 'The Buttercross'.
The town also boasts a museum which focuses on many different and impressive parts of local history. One key gallery is The Carter Centenary, a chance to learn about Howard Carter, famous for the 1922 discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun - whose extended family lived in Swaffham.
Swaffham is only around two hours by train to London, with great access to Cambridge and a short journey to Holt, Wells, Brancaster and Burnham Market - as well as the popular little seaside town of Sheringham. Norwich too is quick trip and provides an airport, offering direct flights to Amsterdam.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity, borehole and septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating with electric underfloor heating in all bathrooms. Telephone, satellite and broadband connected.
COUNCIL TAX Band G.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed.
AGENT'S NOTE The current driveway in and out system will change when the property is sold. Foulden Hall will be the sole users of the current access
point and the coach house next door will have their separate access point. Currently shared an in and out system.
The Coach House have got first refusal to purchase the small
bit of woodlands to the front of their property.
The stables can't be used as a business. Should you wish to use them as a business you will need to apply for change of use.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 35606
No EPC available for this property
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