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Elizabethan Country house in Norfolk

Rainthorpe Hall is an historic Grade I Elizabethan manor house with wonderful period features. Dating back to the 16th century, the house is constructed of red brickwork and a timber-framed upper floors. Designed in a traditional Elizabethan E plan and arranged over three storeys, the large stone mullioned windows ensure lots of light floods into the house.

Period points of note include some very fine oak-panelling and large fireplaces, 19th century Elizabethan mirrors and plaster moulding, and some exquisite stained glass.

Accommodation comprises porch, entrance hall, large hall, drawing room, dining room, library, office, study, kitchen and butler’s pantry, two wine cellars and a gun cupboard on the ground floor; upstairs on the further two floors are two main bedrooms have their own bathrooms, and seven further bedrooms are served by three further bathrooms. In addition to this are three secondary bedrooms and seven attic rooms.

The house also has a self-contained three bedroom flat which can be accessed either from outside, or the main house itself.

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Outside are around 18 acres of gardens and well-stocked grounds. The formal gardens are arranged to the south and the east of the house, with lawns and flower borders. A new rose garden lies to one side, while the lower lawned terrace lies beneath the graveled terrace and has a raised pond which descends to the main lawn which ends in a ha-ha before the field.

A small gazebo overlooks an ancient hazel coppice and a wild area of mature trees beyond here has yew, beech, copper beech, oak and ash, and bluebells in spring. To the north is a cleared avenue towards distant woodland.

Rainthorpe Hall is situated in a unique rural setting just eight miles from Norwich and five miles from Wymondham.

The guide price is £2,95m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01603 883 603 or visit

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