A look inside Norfolk’s £1m-plus large country houses

Clockwise from top: Wortham Manor, Keswick Mill and Bodney Hall.

Clockwise from top: Wortham Manor, Keswick Mill and Bodney Hall. - Credit: Archant

Property editor Caroline Culot reports on the coming to market of several high value country houses with different agents.

You know it's spring when the market suddenly takes off with the arrival of a number of high value, large country houses on the market.

Agents will have taken on these instructions months ago, if not some time last year, and will have been working up to a major launch about now to capture the best opportunity of seling in spring time.

And just look at the new houses coming on this week with local agents.

Bodney Hall is for sale for £1.85million for the whole with Strutt & Parker. This is a fine country house, in good condition, with parkland and river frontage to the Wissey (a good trout stream).

Tom Goodley, from Strutt & Parker, said: 'Good quality attractive country houses are still sought after and we have seen a resurgence of buyers from London and the Home Counties registering with us. Norfolk represents value for money and an exceptional place to raise children or just enjoy what the country has to offer.'

Wortham Manor, a Grade II star listed manor house is guided at £1.95 million with Savills.

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Louis de Soissons, head of residential at Savills, said: 'The prime country house market in areas like Norfolk represents astonishingly good value for money compared to prices in the capital. When you combine this relative affordability with the benefits that living in a country house brings - things like space, privacy, glorious architecture and period features - then the attraction is obvious. A great example is Wortham Manor, a beautiful Grade II star listed house set in about 20 acres and we have more lovely houses launching soon including two very fine old rectories in mature gardens and grounds with guide prices in the region of £1.5-£1.6million. These will be coming to the market towards the end of April which is an ideal time to launch this kind of property when gardens and the countryside are at their best.'

Other properties include Keswick Mill, for sale for £1.3 million with Jackson-Stops & Staff which last week launched Foulden Hall for £2.25 million and Hill House, Hassingham, for £1.25million.