Queen Anne house and farm buildings, Norfolk

When the present owners bought this grade 1 Queen Anne house, which lies at the heart of a complete early Georgian farming estate in January 1999 it had been empty for 5 years and was about to be placed on the Buildings at Risk Register. During the last eleven years the house, cottages and grounds have been brought back to use as a family home. Dormers removed from the front in the early 19th century have been replaced, important interiors restored, garden walls and a major Georgian Haha have been repaired, the grounds and walled garden have been brought back from five years of neglect. Two attached cottages, a detached four bed roomed house and the Georgian Coach House have also been fully restored.

The owners have worked throughout with small local firms and individual craftsmen who have brought their skills in period materials and craftsmanship to the restoration. The house and its setting are now secure for future generations.