Raynham Road, Helhoughton, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7BH | New homes for sale | Savills
2.33 Ac(0.94 Ha)
Guide price £550,000(33,291,440 EGP)

Raynham RoadHelhoughton, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7BH


    Key features

    • • Planning consent granted for creation of a significant country house
    • • About 6000 square feet of living space
    • • Excellent location in central North-West Norfolk
    • • Plot of over 2 acres with the house positioned to enjoy the surrounding countryside views
    • • Designed by Ben Pentreath Design.

    Architectural splendour in rural North Norfolk.

    About this property

    • The Cedars is an incredibly rare chance to build a significant country house, to a classic and timeless design, in an edge of village position looking out over completely unspoilt countryside. Designed by the team at Ben Pentreath, one of the foremost designers for new traditional buildings and country houses, the highly appealing design draws on the local Georgian vernacular of nearby halls and farmhouses.

      Set in just over 2 acres of land, with a mature hedged and tree lined boundary, the existing bungalow will be replaced by the new house in a new position within the grounds. The bungalow can remain in place during the build. The repositioning of the house improves the approach to the south facing house, whilst also providing the optimum location for the house to enjoy views of the surrounding farmland owned by the local Raynham Estate, dotted with mature oaks and broadleaf woodland.

      The approved layout is an excellent family home arrangement. With the formal front hosting the drawing room, entrance hall, library and dining room, the house continues into a brick and flint wing. This single storey space with tall ceilings, incorporates an open plan kitchen/living/breakfast room, a must for modern day living, with French doors out to the west facing terrace. The functional service rooms include a larder, utility, and boot room. A classic staircase leads to a first floor landing linking all bedrooms. These include an impressive principal bedroom suite, with dressing room, and en suite bathroom, and three further double bedrooms all of which are en suite.

      One of the key design points was natural light. The extent of tall sash windows and french doors will ensure an abundance of bright and airy rooms, particularly with the south and west orientation.

      The land presents a blank canvas, other than the fundamentals of the driveway, parking, and terrace. This provides the tantalizing opportunity to landscape and compliment the house in the surroundings.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    In almost 20 years of selling houses in Norfolk, I have not seen such a rare chance to build a house of this calibre, in this setting.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Cedars is located on the edge of the village of Helhoughton, a village surrounded by the 17th century Raynham Hall Estate, a picturesque and diverse estate with seasonal and pop up events, with the magnificent hall at the heart of it. The neighbouring village of South Raynham has a petrol station and store, with further amenities, supermarkets and education in the nearby Georgian market town of Fakenham. The town also has a cinema, coffee shops, restaurants, National Hunt racecourse, golf course and pitch and putt course. The market town of Swaffham is approximately 10 miles away, with good shopping and a Waitrose supermarket. The renowned North Norfolk Coast is 12 miles away, providing good quality sailing, seal trips, a network of coastal paths, sandy beaches, a plethora of restaurants and pubs and RSPB bird reserves. Other nearby attractions include the Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, the Sandringham, Holkham and Houghton Estates which are open to the public, and many good local pubs notably The Dabbling Duck at Great Massingham and The Rose & Crown in Harpley. There are regular rail services to London King's Cross from both Downham Market and King's Lynn, and services to London Liverpool Street from Norwich.

    Additional information

    • Agent's note
    • Please see North Norfolk planning portal with the following reference numbers - PF/20/2436
    • Services
    • Mains water and electricity, private drainage.
    • Local Authority
    • North Norfolk District Council.
    • Viewings
    • Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.
    • EPC Rating: D