8 bedroom detached house for sale

Guist, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20

Guide Price £2,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A fine Georgian country house set in the midst of well timbered gardens and grounds of about 10 acres
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 7 bath/shower rooms
  • annexe with 2 bath/shower rooms
  • heated swimming pool
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine Georgian country house set in the midst of well timbered gardens and grounds of about 10 acres

Location

Guist Hall is situated to the north of the village of Guist about 20 miles to the north of Norwich, the Cathedral City and regional centre of East Anglia. Norwich has a thriving business community together with cultural and leisure activities for most tastes and a regular rail service to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of 1 hour 50 minutes. There is also an expanding airport to the north of Norwich with an increasing number of flights to European destinations via Schiphol.

The picturesque Georgian town of Holt is about 10 miles and is renowned for its award winning restaurants, boutique shops and other excellent amenities. Holt is also the home to Gresham's preparatory and senior schools. Beeston Hall preparatory school is further along the coast between Sheringham and East Runton. The North Norfolk coast at Cley-next-the-Sea is about 3 miles to the north of Holt whilst Burnham Market is about 8 miles to the northwest of Fakenham. The North Norfolk coast, much of which is classified as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is therefore within an easy drive and has excellent beaches and good sailing and bird watching facilities.

There are numerous sporting facilities in the region including hunting with the West Norfolk Fox Hounds and the North Norfolk Harriers, golf at a number of first class coastal 18 hole courses particularly those at Sheringham, Brancaster and Hunstanton.

Description

Guist Hall is a magnificent late Georgian country house with later additions of circa 1871. The house is constructed of gault brick under a hipped black glazed pantile roof and was originally the Dower House to the nearby Sennowe Estate.

Guist Hall has large, bright and well proportioned rooms, so typical of the period, and retains much period detail including very fine chimney pieces, particularly in the dining room, panelled doors, moulded cornice work and shuttered sash windows. The hall was acquired by the current owners in 1997 and since then a thorough programme of updating and refurbishment has been carried out with complete redecoration, a new kitchen with four oven Aga and a professional cooker with electricity and gas ovens and five large gas burners, provision of new bathrooms, updating of the wiring and heating installations and in particular the creation of a new ground floor guest annexe with substantial accommodation extending to 1,245 sq ft. Much landscaping work has also been undertaken in the gardens and grounds with the planting of an arboretum which is now entering maturity and restoration of the kitchen garden and provision of new glass houses.

Guist Hall is set in the midst of secluded and well timbered gardens and grounds extending to about 10 acres. There is a separate two bedroom semi-detached single storey cottage set in its own garden nearby.

Outside
The house is approached from the west through a five bar field gate onto a long gravelled drive bordered by an avenue of beech and horse chestnut trees under-planted with spring bulbs. To the north of the drive there are extensive park-like grounds and an arboretum with a great variety of ornamental trees, now entering maturity. The drive then divides, the main drive leading to the front and southwest of the house where there is an extensive gravelled parking area bordered by mature yew hedging. The rear drive, is flanked by mature woodland and a yew hedge and red brick wall, this leads to the rear and east of the house where there is a further gravelled parking area and a garage block with twin garages and electrically operated doors.

The gardens are arranges as follows; adjoining the house to the south there is a most attractive area of formal lawned garden bordered by mature yew hedging and with a variety of ornamental trees including magnolia, beech and weeping willow. Immediately adjoining the house to the south there is a large stone paved terrace which can be approached from the main rooms on the south side of the house and an outside dining area with a pergola trained with wisteria. To the northeast of the house there is an attractive flint cobbled courtyard garden which is overlooked by the guest annexe. Situated to the east there is a productive formal kitchen garden bounded by a fine old red brick wall to the east trained with espaliered fruit trees, there are large soft fruit cages and a restored range of glass houses on a south wall.

To the east of the kitchen garden there is an area of mature woodland and to the north of this a further area of beds laid out as a cutting garden.

To the northwest of the house there is a further extensive area of formal lawned garden overlooked by a further stone paved terrace adjoining the house. Shallow turf steps lead up from the lawn to a yew alley and situated off this to the east lies the swimming pool garden with a 40 ft heated swimming pool bordered by stone paved terracing and a most attractive area of sheltered lawned garden protected by mature hedging. Situated off the yew alley to the west there is a croquet lawn and continuing westwards a path leads through woodland back towards the arboretum which is interspersed with mown rides.

The land in all extends to about 10 acres (est).

The Cottage
This is situated to the southeast of the hall, semi detached of brick and pantile construction and sympathetically extended in recent years. For the accommodation, please refer to the floorplans.

Agent's Notes
1. There is a right of access in favour of the Sennowe Estate over the outer drive.
2. The photographs were taken in February 2013.

Services
Mains electricity, water private supply via deep bore, drainage to a septic tank, oil fired central heating and four oven Aga supplemented by ground source heat pump to the ground floor guest annexe.

The cottage has mains electricity and private water supply from the bore hole to the house.

Local Authority
Breckland District Council.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.

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.

Important Notice
Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
1.They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.


Acreage: 10 Acres

Directions

From Norwich travelling northwest take the A167 Fakenham Road passing through Drayton, Lenwade and Bawdeswel. Guist centre is reached when the Green and Clock Tower are in view.

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Listing History

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26 September 2016

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  • Sheringham (14.1 mi)
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