A fine Georgian country house in a secluded and convenient location with two cottages

Larling House is a delightful and well-appointed country house which is believed to date originally from the early 19th Century. The main house is Grade II Listed and was formerly known as The Old Rectory. The house was lived in by the author Middleton Murry, whose father owned the house, and it provided the inspiration for many of his novels. It was regularly visited by D H Lawrence during this time. The house has been well maintained and has a number of period features including decorative cornicing, ceiling roses, picture rails and fireplaces. There are good ceiling heights throughout the house with the majority of rooms benefitting from large sash windows.

Of particular note is the broad and light reception hall which has a charming working fireplace. This gives access to the receptions rooms and provides an excellent entertaining space. On the south western side of the house is the garden room which has superb views of the gardens and grounds. The kitchen/breakfast room has a brick fireplace with a wood burning stove, a pamment floor and French doors to the garden and a secluded terrace with a pergola.

Another feature of Larling House is the landing which has a glass dome and generous proportions. The bedroom accommodation is accessed from this landing with all of the rooms having views of the gardens and grounds.

The Cottage Immediately to the north of the main house is The Cottage. This has one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, separate utility/boot room and another WC. The accommodation extends to about 838 sq feet and this is let on an assured shorthold tenancy. The Cottage has been well maintained and has its own private garden. (EPC: F)

The Coach House Further to the north is The Coach House which is also let on an assured shorthold tenancy. This has two bedrooms and a bathroom, with a kitchen/dining room, sitting room, utility and a private courtyard. This property has also been well maintained. (EPC: F)

This property has 8.43 acres of land.


Larling House is approached via a 275m tree lined tarmac driveway which eventually splits in two. One fork sweeping round to a turning circle in front of the house and the other giving access to the outbuildings and the two cottages. Larling House has extensive grounds, most of which are laid to lawn interspersed with a mixture of broadleaf and coniferous trees, including some very fine specimens. Some areas are under planted with spring bulbs, and there are some delightful shrub borders, hedging, terraces and garden walks. To the north west of the house is a walled garden which has some fruit trees. Both the Cottage and the Coach House have their own private and secluded gardens which aren’t visible from the main garden. There is a large terrace with fruit cages and a gazebo at the rear of the house and to the south a delightful sunken garden.

To the north of the house is a range of outbuildings which could be suitable for conversion to stabling if required and connected to the Coach House is a double garage. Adjacent to the outbuildings is a traditional greenhouse and a courtyard.


Larling House is conveniently situated about 0.9km from the A11 which gives excellent access to Newmarket, Cambridge and the South, along with Norwich and Wymondham. Attleborough has a good range of amenities and Wymondham has a Waitrose supermarket and schooling at both Wymondham College and Wymondham High School. Norwich, offers a comprehensive range of amenities and Norwich Airport caters for both domestic and international flights. There is a regular rail service to London Liverpool Street (about 100 minutes) whilst Wymondham Station offers a regular service to Cambridge (about one hour) and to London.

Larling is a small hamlet/village which has a large horse riding centre with high class facilities, and livery opportunities along with a well-supported and very popular pub, The Angel which is a past winner of Norfolk Camra pub of the year and a free house. East Harling is nearby which has a primary school and good local amenities. The renowned English Whisky Company have their St George’s distillery at Roudham which is about 1.4 miles to the south. This includes the popular eatery, The Kitchen.


From the Larling junction on the A11 head North on the B1111 Watton Road. Continue for 0.8km and the driveway to Larling House is on the left hand side.

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Ref: NOR190163

Watton Road Larling Norfolk NR16

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Ref: NOR190163

Watton Road Larling Norfolk NR16

Guide Price