Quirky Norfolk house with its own tower and octagonal turret goes up for sale

Turret House in Heacham. Picture: BEDFORD ESTATE AGENTS

Turret House in Heacham. Picture: BEDFORD ESTATE AGENTS - Credit: Archant

It looks more like an ancient castle than a modern day home.

Turret House in Heacham. Picture: BEDFORD ESTATE AGENTS

Turret House in Heacham. Picture: BEDFORD ESTATE AGENTS - Credit: Archant

But now you could be the proud owner of a new property with an octagonal turret and a two-storey tower - with the odd medieval fragment to boot borrowed from Oxford University.

Turret House, Heacham. Pic: www.bedfords.co.uk

Turret House, Heacham. Pic: www.bedfords.co.uk

Bedfords estate agents has put the striking Grade II Listed Turret House, in Heacham, near Hunstanton, on the market for £475,000.

The historic building dates back to 1830 - but it was not until later in the 19th century that the original red-brick property was embellished with the turret, tower and the stonework which adorn the house today.

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Turret House, Heacham. Pic: www.bedfords.co.uk

Turret House, Heacham. Pic: www.bedfords.co.uk

The property was drastically altered and extended by Robert Gunther, a scientist, zoologist and founder of the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford.

Turret House, Heacham. Pic: www.bedfords.co.uk

Turret House, Heacham. Pic: www.bedfords.co.uk

Turret House, Heacham. Pic: www.bedfords.co.uk

Turret House, Heacham. Pic: www.bedfords.co.uk

The turret can only accessed by a ladder from the garage and not through the main house.

Ben Marchbank, from Bedfords, said: 'It's so rare for such a quirky and distinctive property to come up for sale.'

The house also includes marble gargoyles, mullioned windows and dressed stonework. Inside it offers a hall, sitting room, garden room, dining room, a kitchen and three bedrooms. Outside, is a good sized walled garden and a garage.

For more information visit www.bedfords.co.uk