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Is this the most expensive house for sale in Norfolk?

PUBLISHED: 13:12 15 February 2019

The property offers far-reaching views of the Brancaster saltmarshes and exquisite Italianate-style gardens. Picture: Strutt and Parker/Sowerbys

The property offers far-reaching views of the Brancaster saltmarshes and exquisite Italianate-style gardens. Picture: Strutt and Parker/Sowerbys

Appletree House in Brancaster is once again up for sale at a guide price of £4million.

Appletree House is for sale at a guide price of £4million with Strutt and Parker and Sowerbys. Picture: Strutt and Parker/SowerbysAppletree House is for sale at a guide price of £4million with Strutt and Parker and Sowerbys. Picture: Strutt and Parker/Sowerbys

The house is on the market with Strutt and Parker and Sowerbys and is believed to be one of the most expensive in Norfolk, with huge picture windows offering panoramic views of the coast and exquisite, Italianite-style gardens.

Dating back to the 1920s, the property was originally the work of Colonel Jack Lesley and his wife Margo and was designed to be used as a coastal home and entertaining space. At that time it is believed to have included the impressive five-bedroom main house, as well as two cottages and a Dutch barn or folly.

Today, the entire property has been refurbished and features underfloor heating on the ground floor, as well as a sizeable kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, library and drawing room with triple bay windows.

Upstairs there are four double bedrooms and a master suite which boasts an impressive ensuite bathroom and walk-in dressing room. The second bedroom also has its own ensuite and both of these rooms open out on to a substantial roof terrace, offering far-reaching views over Brancaster’s famous saltmarshes.

The Folly has been converted into a self-contained, three-bedroom home. This is connected to the main house via a walkway, and could be ideal used as accommodation for friends and family, or even for paying guests.

Inside, the house offers unparalleled views of Brancaster's famous saltmarshes. Picture: Strutt and Parker/SowerbysInside, the house offers unparalleled views of Brancaster's famous saltmarshes. Picture: Strutt and Parker/Sowerbys

Outside, the gardens have remained almost exactly as they were originally planned, with a long formal pool and orchards, raised nursery beds and vegetable plots. There is also a heated swimming pool and tennis court.

Tom Goodley, director of residential at Strutt and Parker in Norwich, said: “Appletree House really is a one-off – to find a home like this, with so much accommodation and such beautiful Riviera-style gardens, in this area, really is quite unusual.”

Excluding those on a country estate or farm, Appletree House is believed to be the most expensive house in Norfolk currently on the open market. Other properties with eye-watering price tags include an eight-bedroom property in Heacham, currently up for sale for £3million, and a six-bedroom home in Bramerton which is on the market for £2.5million.

For more information about this stunning coastal property in Brancaster, for sale for offers in excess of £4million, contact Strutt and Parker on 01603 950079.

Huge windows highlight this north Norfolk property's unique location. Picture: Strutt and Parker/SowerbysHuge windows highlight this north Norfolk property's unique location. Picture: Strutt and Parker/Sowerbys

The property has been recently refurbished throughout. Picture: Strutt and Parker/SowerbysThe property has been recently refurbished throughout. Picture: Strutt and Parker/Sowerbys

Appletree House is one of the most expensive houses on the market in Norfolk. Picture: Strutt and Parker/SowerbysAppletree House is one of the most expensive houses on the market in Norfolk. Picture: Strutt and Parker/Sowerbys

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