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Revealed: Norfolk’s top 10 most expensive homes sold so far this year

PUBLISHED: 12:29 12 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:32 13 April 2018

Hautbois Hall, pictured when it was for sale with Savills. Pic: www.edp24.co.uk

Hautbois Hall, pictured when it was for sale with Savills. Pic: www.edp24.co.uk

The top 10 ‘property rich list’ sees the most expensive home sold in Norfolk so far this year at £2.2 million and over 70 sold in the county since January for more than £500,000, Land Registry data reveals.

Hautbois Hall; the glamorous bathroom when the property was for sale with Savills. Pic: www.edp24.co.ukHautbois Hall; the glamorous bathroom when the property was for sale with Savills. Pic: www.edp24.co.uk

Hautbois Hall, a Tudor mansion and popular wedding venue in Coltishall, is the most expensive residential property sold so far this year - fetching its full guide price of £2.2 million, according to Land Registry figures.

The house completed in January and tops the property ‘rich list’ of the 10 most pricey homes sold so far this year.

So far, since January, 1503 properties have completed and 72 for over half a million, the figures reveal.

Half of the top 10 sold for well over a million but one of the cheapest homes was a house on Painter Street, Thetford, which sold for just £85,000.

Many of the properties are recorded in January, completing after being launched last summer and autumn.

Hautbois Hall, sold by Savills, which went on the market last September, occupies a rare position in 35.7 acres bordered by its own meadlowland leading to the River Bure and offered a family house with five bedrooms, two cottages and a wedding venue business.

Louis de Soissons, head of residential at Savills in Norwich, who sold Hautbois Hall, said: “It was the perfect combination of a historic country house in a lovely setting, it was a manageable house with land and a developing wedding business.

“Last year showed a return to form of the large country house with transactions at a higher level showing the resilience of the country house market and growth after a period of stagnation, and proving such properties represent extremely good value.”

Coming in at number two in the list was St Heliers, Station Road Wells, an early 19th century red brick house boasting fine architectural features, which sold privately for £1.7m. After that came Riverside House, High Street, Cley, which sold for £1.365 million. This property, sold by Jackson-Stops, boasts uninterrupted coastal views over reed beds towards Blakeney Point and along the Glaven Valley. Inside it offers contemporary interiors with four en suite double bedrooms, gardens and a terrace.

Tim Hayward, of Jackson-Stops in Burnham Market, who sold the property, said: “It was the location and its uninterrupted, absolutely stunning views as well as the fact Riverside House was a very successful holiday let business.”

Other homes in the top 10 included Ashbee House, Wolferton, which sold for £1.295 million and The Old Vicarage, Horning road, Hoveton which sold for £1.125 million.

The Land Registry data is not, however, a comprehensive list as it can exclude properties with commercial use, farms and estates, as well as classing some houses with large amounts of land as estates. The figures are also based on the completion dates of properties - so homes which have sold can fall into the next period recorded. So there may be homes which sold for even more than those listed which are not included here.

The top 10 ‘rich list’ of 2018 so far:

Hautbois Hall, Coltishall - £2.2 million

St Heliers, Station Road, Wells - £1.7m

Riverside House, High Street, Cley - £1.365 million

Ashbee House, Wolferton - £1.295 million

The Old Vicarage, Horning road, Hoveton - £1.125 million

Fairfield Lodge, Fairfield Road, Norwich - £965,000

11, Mount Pleasant, Norwich - £860,000

High House, Beech Road, Wroxham - £845,000

The Old Rectory, Ickburgh - £835,000

The Chapel, County School, North Elmham - £820,000

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