A stunning period property offering well-presented family accommodation in a countryside location
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Cropton Hall is a stunning Grade II* Listed period property thought to have originally been built in 1598 with later 18th Century Queen Anne and Early Georgian additions, as a hunting lodge for the Heydon Estate. Built of red brick elevations with Dutch gables under pantile roof and with octagonal columned chimney stacks, the property has been lovingly restored to create family friendly accommodation by the current and only second owners of this remarkable house. Inside there are some lovely rooms, including a grand entrance hall which is a welcoming multifunctional space with seating area in front of a magnificent fire place, dining area beneath a wide sweeping staircase and links through to the rest of the house. Double doors open into a large drawing room with central open fireplace flanked by windows overlooking the parterre garden to the south. The kitchen breakfast room is light and well formed with sleek shaker style units beneath composite work surfaces, bespoke pantry cupboards, oil fired Aga, Smeg appliances and stone floor. Adjacent to the kitchen is a snug with wood burning stove which also doubles up as a comfortable home office. At the rear of the property is a spacious rear hall with utility room and guest WC.
Upstairs, the property has five double bedrooms, three of which have en suite bath or shower rooms, and a separate shower room. The property is presented in good condition throughout and benefits from mostly double glazed wooden window units with shutters and various other period features. On the second floor are two attic rooms one of which is used as a hobby room with an en suite shower room and the other is much larger being 37 foot long. The property benefits from planning permission which is set in perpetuity which sacrifices bedroom 5 to create a larger principal bedroom en suite bathroom, easier access up to the second floor where there is three further bedrooms suites and a garden room extension on the ground floor. All details can be found on the Broadland Council planning portal under reference 20170444.
This property has 1 acres of land.
Outside, the property is approached via a gravel drive to both the front and side of the hall where there is plenty of space for parking numerous vehicles. The planning permission also allows for a new additional access to be granted so that the drive can sweep across the front of the hall and to a triple garage situated north of the property with a first floor space which could create an annexe or home office. There are gardens on both sides of the property with large open lawn with hedge borders to the north and attractive parterre gardens and pleached apple tree avenue to the south.
Cropton Hall is located around one mile to the north of Heydon Village which has a pub, tea room with village shop, hairdresser, wood fired bakery, florist, picturesque village green and church. The surrounding area is attractive rolling countryside, with mature woodland a notable feature of the landscape. To the south is the market town of Reepham which offers a full array of daily services, including secondary schooling which has achieved the highest grade of Outstanding in its latest Ofsted report. To the north (approximately 8 miles), the Georgian market town of Holt is found. This highly attractive town is hugely popular with locals and visitors alike and as well as a vast array of boutique shops and restaurants, there is private schooling at Gresham's School for boarding and day children of all ages. The Cathedral City of Norwich, the regional centre is 15 miles to the south and offers a comprehensive range of commercial entertainment, cultural amenities and excellent schooling. Norwich has a main railway station providing regular service to London and Cambridge. On the North side of the City is Norwich international Airport which caters for both domestic and international flight destinations.
From Norwich, head north onto the Northern Distributor Road and take the B1149 towards Holt. After approximately 8 miles, take the turning on the left signposted Heydon. After 1.5 miles, take the right hand turn signposted Saxthorpe. Continue on this road for just under 1 mile and Cropton Hall is on the right hand sideRead all
- Period House
- Former Hunting Lodge
- Grade II* Listed
- Elizabethan with Queen Anne and Early Georgian additions
- 5 bedrooms
- 4684 sq/ft
- 1 acre
- Planning Permission for 3 additional attic bedrooms, garden room and triple garage with annexe/office floor above
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