The Old School, Anmer

The Old School in Anmer, a property which is likely to interest in anyone looking for a family property in North Norfolk, has just come onto the market.

The house is located in the heart of the Sandringham Estate in the village of Anmer, which has been owned by the Royal Family since 1861. The Old School House is the only property sold by the Royal Estate, to the present owner, Guy Tasker in 1984.

?There were a lot of run down properties in the area at the time, but nobody was willing to take them on and renovate them, because to most people it didn?t seem worth the financial burden,? says Mr Tasker.

?We saw many houses just bulldozed in Anmer because you could buy a house for a lot less in the area than it would cost to do up.?

However, the Taskers spent 20 years making this property a lovely family home, and are now selling it, including the original building plans from 1873, privately.

The house itself has four/five double bedrooms and four reception rooms. The kitchen is a newly fitted bespoke design by Russell Bowlby, and has a double-oven Aga.

The sitting room is the former schoolroom and is light and spacious, with wonderful views over the garden and surrounding farmland.

Outside is a double garage, as well as a workshop, and a garden store/toolshed.

The garden area to the west is laid mainly to lawn with shrub borders and a patio area with access to the conservatory. The vegetable garden contains mature raspberry canes, as well as asparagus and artichoke beds.

Anmer is in the centre of the Royal Sandringham Estate, and is a quiet village 15 minutes from the North Norfolk coast, and from the village of Kings Lynn where transport to Cambridge and London is simple and fast.

The guide price is £600,000. For more information, or a brochure please telephone Guy Tasker on 07957 838 555, or email