A wonderful opportunity to create a sensational property on a 3 acre rural site near to Coltishall

Marl House is the working name of a wonderfully designed property which has been granted planning permission under paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework. This allows new dwellings to be built in the countryside if “the design is of exceptional quality, in that it is truly outstanding or innovative, reflecting the highest standards in architecture, and would help to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas; and would significantly enhance its immediate setting, and be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.

The property itself will have a 250m sweeping drive to a semi sunken property that blends into the landscape and is currently specified to be constructed from steel beams with timber clad elevations, a mixture of softwood and Crittal windows under a part slate and part sedum roof. Upon entering the property there are steps down into a double height entrance lobby with sliding door into a kitchen with pantry. Steps back up to the eastern wing lead to a dining room and three double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. Across the entrance lobby is also a guest wc, boot room, utility room and access to the double garage. Upstairs is a landing with snug area leading to two principal bedrooms at the rear, both with walk in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms. To the front of the property are two lovely reception rooms, the first designed as a library which flows into a larger sitting room that leads out to a balcony.

This property has 3 acres of land.


The site is an attractive open piece of land that sits in an elevated position surrounded by open countryside. On the southern boundary is the Bure Valley Steam Railway Line which is Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge seasonal railway running between the historic market town of Aylsham and the bustling town of Wroxham, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The property is approached through an undulating woodland dell where the driveway is to be located.

Planning Permission granted under application number 20190352, 20191893 and 20200849 on the Broadland District Council Planning Portal. All pre-commencement conditions have been satisfied including archaeoligical digs, arborial surveys and ecology reports.


Marl House is situated in the small hamlet of Great Hautbois about ½ mile from the village of Coltishall which has excellent amenities including a village shop with post office, butchers, doctors surgery, village school, two well-regarded public houses and an award winning gastro pub. Wroxham is 5.5 miles away and is considered the gateway to the Norfolk Broads network and offers a wide range of shopping facilities and a rail service to Norwich and the coast. The nearby River Bure provides access to the entire Broads inland waterways network. Norwich, 10 miles to the south is the regional centre and has renowned shopping, cultural and leisure amenities, along with first class schooling, an international airport and a railway station with regular services to London and Cambridge.


Leave Norwich on the B1150 North Walsham Road, head through the centre of Coltishall and take the first left hand turn onto Great Hautbois Road signposted Byway to Lt Hautbois. Follow this road for 0.3 miles and take the first right hand turn onto Seven Acres Lane. The site for Marl House can be found at Seven Acres. Good footwear is advised.

Read all

Other features

  • Building Plot
  • Exceptional Design
  • Approximately 3 Acres
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Detached
  • Freehold
  • Approximately 4000 sq/ft
  • Broadland Village
  • 250m Sweeping Driveway
  • Woodland Dell
  • Double Garage

Other details

  • Map & Street View
Map View Street View
Ref: NOR200145

Seven Acres Lane Near Coltishall Norfolk NR12

Guide Price

Ref: NOR200145

Seven Acres Lane Near Coltishall Norfolk NR12

Guide Price