7 bedroom detached house for sale

East Barsham, Norfolk, NR21

Guide Price £2,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 reception rooms
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 3 bedroom Garden Cottage
  • Gate house
  • Formal gardens and grounds

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A magnificent Grade I listed Tudor country house

Location

The village of East Barsham is situated in one of the most popular and unspoilt parts of North Norfolk about one and a half miles from the village of Walshingham which has good everyday shopping facilities and in particular, is a renowned as a centre of pilgrimage with a shrine to our Lady of Walsingham. Wells-next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk coast is about 5 miles and the whole of this part of the North Norfolk coast is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is good sailing on the
full length of the Norfolk coast with bird watching at a number of reserves in the area including Cley, Blakeney Point and Scolt Head. The well known sailing centre of Burnham Overy Staithe is about 9 miles and the village of Burnham Market, regarded as a central location along the North Norfolk coast and with an excellent range of shop and restaurants including the renowned Hoste Arms, is about 8 miles.

The picturesque Georgian town of Holt is about 9 miles and has excellent shopping facilities as well being renowned as the home of Greshams public school. Beeston Hall preparatory school is at nearby West Runton. The county town of Fakenham is about 2 miles and has a market on Thursdays. Norwich, the cathedral
city and regional centre of East Anglia, lies approximately 25 miles to the south.

Description

The great seat of Sir Henry Fermor, East Barsham Manor was built in 1520 to 1530 and designed to dazzle and impress the visitor, especially on the approach through the impressive gatehouse, of the same date. The house is a powerful statement of the rising status of a Tudor family well connected in Norfolk and at court. The long embattled south facade with eight polygonal buttresses has superb decorative brickwork, carving, Terracotta tiles, brick turrets and finials and there is a great group of ten chimney shafts of 1525 with different patterns and decoration in carved brick and Terracotta, fashionable at the time and used by Cardinal Wolsey at Hampton Court. The heraldic decoration is characteristic of the period with Sir Henry Fermor's coat of arms on the gatehouse and the royal coat of arms of pre-1527 over the front porch. The house is steeped in history and it is reputed that Henry VIII stayed at East Barsham and walked barefoot from there to the shrine at nearby
Walsingham.

The house descended from the Fermors to the Calthorpes in 1628 and in 1720 to the L'Estranges and then to the Astleys and by the 18th century the west end of the house had become a shell and as romantic semi-ruin at the east end attracted numerous artists and antiquaries including Cotman and Pugin. In 1808, Repton wrote "During a late tour of Norfolk, I saw the remains of an old manor house which I believe in richness of moulded brickwork exceeds anything of the kind in England". Throughout most of the 19th century the east end of the house remained inhabited and in 1922 a partial restoration was begun which was completed in 1936 when the west end of the house was rebuilt. The work of both periods was conscientious in its use of old materials and carefully carried out. The house was acquired by the current owner in 2014. The property could now benefit from some updating and refurbishment.

Outside
The house is approached from the northeast by a gravelled drive which leads to a large gravelled turning and parking area, the drive continues around to the main south front of the house and then onto the cottage and outbuildings which are situated to the west. There is also a further main entrance drive which approaches the house from the south and passes under the gatehouse.

The gardens and grounds are arranged as follows; either side of the main south entrance drive there are formal parterre gardens of clipped box and Yew hedging. Situated to the north of the house there is a large expanse of formal lawned garden bordered by Yew hedging and with well stocked mixed shrub and herbaceous beds in the four corners with a central circular fish pond. To the west of this there is a further area of lawned garden again bordered by Yew hedging and with a swimming pool which has not been used in recent years and will need re-commissioning. The gardens and grounds contain some magnificent mature trees including Horse Chestnut, some magnificent Beech and a great variety of ornamental trees including Flowering Cherry and Cedar. To the west a Lime avenue leads to a meadow which has a pond and again contains some fine mature trees including Beech and Lime, a stream, the River Stiffkey, flows along the northern boundary. The land in all extends to 4.6 acres (est).

Services
Mains water and electricity, drainage to septic tank, oil fired central heating and electric two oven Aga.

Local Authority
North Norfolk District Council
East Barsham Manor: Band H.
Garden Cottage: Band C.

Fixtures & 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.

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otherwise.

Square Footage: 9,416 sq ft
Acreage: 4.6 Acres

Directions

Leave Norwich on the A1067 Fakenham Road and at Fakenham
follow the signs onto the A148 Fakenham bypass towards King's
Lynn. After a short distance turn right signposted "Wells and
Walsingham" on the B1105 (also signposted "Holkham Hall").
Where the road indicates left towards Wells and Walsingham,
continue straight on signposted "East Barsham 1¼ miles". As the
road drops down the hill into East Barsham, pass the White Horse Inn on the left and ignoring the first drive to the Gate House at East Barsham Manor, take the second drive on the left. The postcode for the property is NR21 0LH.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 October 2016

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  • Sheringham (16.0 mi)
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