9 bedroom detached house for sale

Letheringsett Hill, Holt, Norfolk

Guide Price £1,895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall, Drawing room, Morning room, Study, Second study, Cloakroom, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility/WC
  • First floor: Galleried landing, Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, Three further bedrooms all en suite, Fifth bedroom or other uses, Walk in Boiler room.
  • Second floor: Bedroom with ensuite facilities, 3 Further bedrooms, Bathroom, 2 Store rooms.
  • Coach house with stabling and garaging, Outside stores and pump room
  • Mature gardens and grounds, 2 acre meadow, Pond and stream, Woodland
  • In all about 6.15 acres

Full description

Historical Note
The Old Rectory is believed to be the second oldest building in Holt, after Byfords. Mentioned in Pevsner’s “Buildings of England” it still has ' a stuccoed east façade with a segmental pediment over the door and a moulded platband.

The house is east facing and well screened from the road by mature boundaries and backs on to woodland where the ground rises up to Spout Hills and Church owned meadowland.

There are delightful views over the surrounding gardens and grounds from many of the rooms.
The Old Rectory is situated in the Glaven Valley, on the western side of the Georgian market town of Holt on the edge of the town which has an excellent range of high quality shopping, restaurants and galleries. Holt is renowned as the home of Gresham’s public, preparatory and pre-prep schools with further schooling available in the area in both the state and private sector including excellent Primary schools at Kelling and Holt and Beeston Hall Preparatory School at West Runton. The villages of Blakeney and Cley, some 4 miles to the north, are part of the North Norfolk coast designed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and border the marshes and beaches which provide access to leisure pursuits and seal colonies and bird watching.

The cathedral city of Norwich (21 miles to the south) has a vibrant business community and is the regional centre for shopping, leisure and cultural facilities. There is a mainline railway station to London Liverpool Street and an expanding airport to the north of the city.

The house is approached through brick piers
and double electric wrought iron gates to a drive
leading to a gravelled turning and parking area
at the front of the house and side driveway to
the Coach House. The northern boundaries are
protected by a massive wall, and deer fencing
to the road and east and south to Spout Hills.
The meadow has been drained, and recently
used for sheep, and is ideal for horses/ponies
or grazing.

An estate iron fence divides the meadow from
the front gardens, within which the spring-fed
stream has been piped to lower the level of the pond and still deliver water up to the south of
the house.

The gardens have been taken back to the original layout, but are still full of snowdrops each spring, which Lady Harrod, as the founder of the North Norfolk Churches Trust, used for public visits and generate funds for the Trust.

There are some wonderful trees such as the larch close to the dining room and the magnificent beech close to the Coach House. Two oaks are reputed to be over 400 years old. The formal box garden contains tulips, roses and fruit trees, providing wonderful colour and change throughout the seasons.

The southern boundary rises up towards Spout Hills and meadowland and some magnificent mature trees. Early in the year the ground beneath them is carpeted with snowdrops. In the south east corner in this part of the garden is the old croquet lawn.

On the northern side of the house where the driveway passes the house there is also an access through an arch in the flint wall with the restored double solid wooden gates to the road. Internally, a lovely mellow red brick wall runs down this northern boundary of the property bordering the kitchen gardens which are extensive and interspersed with borders.

The driveway leads on to the Coach House which is a large brick and flint building with a pantiled roof. The building is approximately 56’ x 18' with a garage, three stables with original wooden stalls, with cobbled flooring and loft over, a tack room and further garage. On either end of the Coach House are two storage sheds.
Beyond is a further area of the garden bordered by mature trees forming part of the woodland on the south and western boundaries. From the top of the woodland there are some magnificent westerly views over open countryside down the valley.


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20 April 2018

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  • Sheringham (5.8 mi)
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