5 bedroom detached house for sale

Hall Lane, Knapton, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28

Guide Price £1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully restored Tudor house
  • Extensive grounds
  • Rural situation
  • Close to the coast
  • Hard tennis court

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A most attractive Grade II listed 16th century country house set in extensive gardens and grounds.

Location

The village of Knapton is situated in an unspoilt area of open countryside about 18 miles to the north of Norwich, the Cathedral City and regional centre of East Anglia. The nearest coast at Mundesley-on-Sea is about 2 miles and has excellent sandy beaches. The thriving historic market town of North Walsham is about 4 miles to the south and provides excellent shopping and banking facilities. There is also a local train station in the town with trains to Sheringham on the coast and to Norwich with regular connecting trains to London Liverpool Street. Norwich also has an expanding airport with regular connections to most international destinations via Schiphol.

The North Norfolk coast with its renowned sandy beaches, bird reserves and excellent sailing facilities is close by. Much of the North Norfolk Coast is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Norfolk Broads are also in easy reach and Wroxham, the acknowledged centre of the Broads network is about 10 miles. The picturesque Georgian town of Holt is about 13 miles and has excellent shopping facilities as well as being renowned for being the home of Greshams public school. Further along the coast is Beeston Hall Preparatory School for Boys and Girls. Golf is available at Sheringham, Cromer, East Runton, Norwich and Mundesley.

Description

Knapton Old Hall is a most attractive Grade II listed country house, believed to date from 1530, with later alterations and additions in the 18th century and again in the early 20th century in the Arts and Crafts style.

The house is traditionally constructed of flint with brick dressings under a largely pantile roof with some fine distinguishing architectural detail including crow stepped gables, brick mullion windows and a fine 17th century staircase.

The house was acquired by the current owners in 2013 and since then a major programme of restoration and refurbishment has been carried out to a high standard. The work includes complete re-roofing, updating of the plumbing and wiring installations with the provision of a new boiler, the
installation of a fine custom built kitchen by Brian Turner and three new bathrooms. In addition, the original Tudor chimneys were largely rebuilt with associated lead work carried out by Norfolk Pro-Build.

The house has spacious and well arranged accommodation as can be seen from the floor plans, four good reception rooms on the ground floor, the superb custom built Brian Turner kitchen/breakfast room leading onto the conservatory and all the usual domestic offices. There are five principal bedrooms, three bathroom/shower rooms and separate WC on the first floor, together with extensive attic accommodation.

OUTSIDE
The house is approached via the north by a gravelled drive (a separate drive from the north east has been closed off, but could be re-opened) and this opens to a large gravelled parking area which lies to the front and north of the house. Beyond this extensive gravelled sweep there is an area of lawn with numerous fine mature oak trees under planted with spring bulbs.

The garden at Knapton Old Hall is particularly delightful feature and has been much enjoyed over the years by previous owners. To the east and south of the house there are extensive lawns well hedged and treed along the boundaries with some magnificent mature trees including particular fine beech, copper beech, cedar and various ornamental trees including Persian iron wood, mulberry, and quince. There are well stocked mix shrub and herbaceous beds and to the southwest a most attractive area of garden with areas of lawn under planted with spring bulbs and intersected by gravelled walks lined with mature box hedging and with fine old flint and brick walls trained with old fashion rambling and shrub roses. Continuing to the south west there is a hard tennis court and to the west of this a further area of lawned garden. To the east of the tennis court there is a pergola lined walk with various rambling shrubs including honeysuckle, rose and wisteria and this is bordered by a further lawn to the east. To the southern extremity of the garden there is a stone circle or henge, which has been created using carstone from west Norfolk.

There is an area of enclosed partly walled garden to the west of the house with raised stone paved terrace overlooking an area of formal garden containing old fashion shrub roses. This area is also overlooked by the conservatory adjoining the house. There is a range of outhouses adjoining the house to the west, at the end of which there is a double garage that can be accessed from the west and to which a right of access exists. The land in all extends to about 3.2 acres.


Acreage: 3.61 Acres

Directions

Leave Norwich on the B1150 North Walsham Road and travelling through Coltishall continue towards North Walsham. Turn left on the North Walsham bypass towards Cromer and Mundesley. Continue on the B1150 towards Mundesley and in the village of Swaffield bare sharp right following the sign post to Mundesley. Follow this road to Knapton, turn off this road into the village where the road bears sharply to the left. Turn immediately right into Hall Lane and the drive will be found on the right hand side after just a 1/3 of a mile. The first part of the drive is shared with Hall Farm and bear left onto the drive leading to Knapton Old Hall. The postcode for the property is NR28 0SG.


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12 September 2018

Nearest stations

  • North Walsham (2.6 mi)
  • Gunton (3.1 mi)
  • Worstead (5.0 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • North Walsham (2.6 mi)
  • Gunton (3.1 mi)
  • Worstead (5.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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