Savills | South Norfolk, South Norfolk, NR15 1TD | Property for sale
7,618 sq ft(707.74 sq m)
Excess of £2,500,000

South NorfolkSouth Norfolk, NR15 1TD


    Key features

    • 9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
    • Gardens, paddocks, woodland
    • Extensive outbuildings
    • Swimming pool, tennis court
    • In all about 16 acres (est).

    Magnificent Grade II* listed Elizabethan Hall set in magical gardens on the edge of a picturesque village.

    About this property

    • The Property
      A stunning Elizabethan Hall with 13th century origins. It is Grade II* listed being of particular historical and architectural interest. It is reputed that the Manor was settled on Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII, as part of her divorce. The Hall was built on an “E-Plan” and until 1864 was still moated. The main house is largely unchanged in plan from its original construction in around 1600.

      During the current ownership, the house has been sensitively restored and renovated to provide modern family living without compromising its historic atmosphere. The large kitchen/breakfast room features a four oven Aga, walk-in larder, and servant's bells. The drawing room has a 15th century open fireplace offering cosy family relaxation next to the kitchen and the housekeeper's sitting room provides a perfect children's entertaining room with easy access to the garden.

      This Country House is the perfect property for entertaining with an incredibly atmospheric Great Hall with a beautiful 17th century oak inlaid mantelpiece and a panelled Queen Anne Room with an early Georgian mantelpiece, moulded ceiling and French windows to the croquet lawn. There is also a large Garden Sitting Room overlooking the formal gardens with French windows to the terrace.

      The property offers good bedroom accommodation for both family and guests. The principal bedroom suite has spectacular views over the formal gardens and comprises a dressing room, and both a shower room and bathroom with views to the garden. There are two large additional bedrooms of historical interest with en suite bathrooms, and a further six bedrooms. Bedroom seven could be repurposed as a sizeable home office.

      The Gardens and Grounds
      The gardens and grounds provide a delightful private setting for the house with formal gardens, spacious lawns, paddocks and woodland. An inner courtyard leads to the Thatched Pavilion, an informal garden room used for pool-side entertaining. The Spanish Garden based on the Generalife gardens at the Alhambra contains a wisteria clad pergola, water-rills, pools and a loggia with sunset view to the church
      tower.

      Beyond the garden are fenced paddocks and woodland. Adjacent to the house are a range of period outbuildings. These could be connected to the house subject to planning permission and would be suitable as a leisure complex linking the house, pool and Thatched Poolside Pavilion.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The property is a fantastic combination of significant country house offering a wonderful lifestyle and having the convenience of being under ten miles from Norwich.

    Natalie Howlett-ClarkeProperty agent

    Additional information

    • Services
    • Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating with separate second floor electrical central heating to radiators.
    • Local Authority
    • South Norfolk District Council
    • Council Tax Band H
    • Agent's Notes
    • * Please note the photographs have been supplied by the vendors and date back to 2011.
    • * There are covenants and footpath on the title. For further information please contact the Agent.
    • Fixtures and Fittings
    • All fixtures and fittings, including garden ornaments, are excluded from the sale but some may be available in addition by separate negotiation.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold