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£2,250,000 guide price

5 bedroom detached house for sale

School Road, Aylmerton, Norfolk, NR11

£2,250,000 guide price

5 bedroom detached house for sale

School Road, Aylmerton, Norfolk, NR11



Property description

A fabulous estate of over 8000 sq. ft. on the edge of a conservation area and within 4 miles of the North Norfolk coast. Presently run as a hotel and comprising a substantial brick and flint 5-bedroom property and 9 beautifully converted cottages, with Planning Permission for further conversion. There are 6 stables with paddock and in excess of 6 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds. This is a peaceful and tranquil setting within a natural rural environment that would also lend itself to health and holistic retreat opportunities.


- Entrance hall
- Kitchen
- Walk-in pantry
- Dining room
- Sitting room
- Conservatory
- Utility
- Cloakroom


- 3 double bedrooms
- 2 en suites


- 2 double bedrooms
- Sitting room
- Kitchen area
- 2 en suites


- Oak – bedroom/sitting room/en suite
- Owl – 2 bedrooms/sitting room/bathroom/en suite
- Squirrel - 2 bedrooms/sitting room/bathroom/en suite
- Chestnut – bedroom/en suite/adjoining cloakroom, boot room and 1st floor bedroom
- Tamarisk – bedroom/en suite
- Briar - bedroom/en suite
- Bracken – bedroom/en suite
- Bramble – bedroom/en suite
- Willow – bedroom/en suite/adjoining office & store


- Mature woodland
- Paddock
- 6 stables
- Swimming pool
- Hot tub
- Timber yurt
- Summerhouse
- Storage shed
- Water feature
- Landscaped gardens & grounds, approx. 6.12 acres (stms)


- Cromer 4.5 miles
- Sheringham 5.5 miles
- Aylsham 8.6 miles
- Holt 9.4 miles
- Norwich 21 miles


Felbrigg Lodge enjoys an unspoilt rural setting on the edge of a conservation area in the small north Norfolk village of Aylmerton, yet conveniently positioned for the coast and nearby towns. Aylmerton is situated just inland from the coastal towns of Sheringham and Cromer and the nearby towns of Aylsham and Holt are just 8.6 and 9.4 miles respectively. The North Norfolk Coast is known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is renowned for its walking, bird watching and sailing facilities while there are several golf courses nearby. There are a number of excellent private schools in the area including Wood Deane School in Aylmerton itself, Beeston Hall School and Gresham's at Holt.

Cromer is a coastal town with a good selection of shops and restaurants. Dominating the skyline is the 14th Century church, St Peter & Paul, which boasts the highest tower in Norfolk. There is a spectacular Victorian pier with a restaurant and a 500-seat pavilion theatre. Cromer is renowned for its award winning sandy beaches and its famous Cromer Crabs. Other attractions include a cinema, Amazonia Zoo and the Cromer Museum and Lifeboat Museum. The town has its own railway station with a good service to Norwich and other prime amenities including a hospital, doctors' surgery, dental surgery, library and the Royal Cromer Golf Club (18 hole).
Sheringham is well known as a delightful seaside town on the North Norfolk coast. The town offers an excellent range of local shopping amenities and has a railway station offering a service to Norwich. On the edge of the town is a highly regarded 18-hole cliff top Golf Course and there are numerous walks along the coast. The popular North Norfolk Railway offers a 10.5-mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty.

Aylsham offers an excellent selection of shops and supermarkets and has two doctors' surgeries, primary and secondary schools as well as sports grounds and a steam railway station.

The town of Holt was first mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) when it was credited with five water mills, a market and its own Port of Cley, which was attached to the Holt Manor. In 1708 the great fire of Holt destroyed much of the town centre, which accounts for the Georgian architecture found in the town today. The centre of the town comprises mainly individual shops and businesses where a friendly and personal service still remains.

About 21 miles to the south is the University and Cathedral City of Norwich which has a vibrant business community and is recognised as the regional centre for shopping, cultural and leisure facilities. There is also an extensive range of cafes, restaurants, bars and the newly refurbished Theatre Royal and in addition the historic Cathedral Close which stand on the edge of the River Wensum. There is mainline railway connection to London terminals at Liverpool Street and Kings Cross St. Pancras Eurostar International; and to the north of the city, Norwich International Airport.




A substantial brick and flint property that is presently assembled to meet the requirements of a hotel. The main entrance opens into a spacious hallway with storage cupboards and a large utility room off to the left with ample space to accommodate free standing appliances. There is a cloakroom with sink and W.C. and an aluminium framed conservatory that provides spectacular views over the gardens. The kitchen presently functions as a commercial kitchen with large central island and spacious walk-in pantry. The kitchen would be easily converted back into a domestic kitchen if desired. The dining room and sitting room are presently assembled as a dining area for guests but could readily be reconfigured to their former use.

Returning to the hallway, a staircase leads up to the first-floor accommodation. There are 3 double bedrooms on this floor, 2 of which have en suite facilities. The bedroom off to the right of the landing is a spacious room with 2 bay windows, which provide triple aspect views to the front of the property. This room benefits from fitted wardrobes and has a beautifully fitted en suite, comprising walk-in shower, twin sink vanity unit, W.C., bidet and heated towel rail.

The present owners have created a spacious apartment on this floor by utilising the middle bedroom as a sitting room, which opens through into an inner lobby with bedroom and en suite off. The sitting room has an aspect to the front of the property and a range of fitted cupboards/wardrobes. The bedroom has a bay window which provides lovely views to the front of the house and there are a range of fitted wardrobes. The en suite bathroom is beautifully furnished and comprises bath, walk-in shower, twin sink vanity unit, W.C., bidet and heated towel rail.



The annexe is attached to the main property and has its own entrance. If desired, a doorway could be created in the kitchen area, which would open into the sitting room of the main house. The annexe features fireplace with wood burning stove, timber ceiling with beams, fitted shelving and cupboards and a bay window with French doors opening out to a seating area. The kitchen area is functional and compact with worktop, sink and integrated refrigerator. The middle bedroom enjoys a south-east facing aspect and has an en suite wet room with shower, sink, W.C. and heated towel rail. The bedroom to the rear has a range of fitted wardrobes, a dual aspect and enjoys the spectacular views of the rear gardens and grounds with French doors opening out to a patio area.




This brick and flint cottage is approached over a block paved and covered patio and has the added benefit of an enclosed private garden. This bedroom has an abundance of natural, 5 windows providing a dual aspect and a further 4 Velux windows. The en suite comprises jacuzzi bath, walk-in jet shower, wash hand basin and W.C. To the rear of the cottage is an adjoining office space with storage.



A beautifully appointed brick and flint cottage with light and spacious accommodation, vaulted ceiling and timber beams and triple aspect views. There is ample storage in this room, bedroom and sunken lounge with wood burning stove. A door from the sitting room opens out to the paved and covered patio situated at the front of the property. The en suite bathroom comprises walk-in shower, sunken bath, wash hand basin and W.C.



2 south facing timber framed cottages with an outlook over the paddock. These cottages are very spacious and flooded with natural light. They each have an entrance hall, large sitting room with doors opening out to a private garden area, a master bedroom with en suite shower room and family bathroom comprising bath with shower over, wash hand basin, W.C. and heated towel towel rail. Planning Permission has been approved for change of use of these cottages and it is now possible to add a kitchen area to support self-catered accommodation (North Norfolk District Council PF17/1780).



These adjoining cottages are attractive brick and flint properties with timber façade and Planning Permission approved to convert them into one dwelling that will comprise lounge, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (North Norfolk District Council IS2/17/0975). Presently, the cottages include a bedroom with dual aspect and an en suite shower room. Via an adjoining second entrance there is presently a cloakroom with the base laid for installation of a shower, a boot room/utility and an attic bedroom on the first floor.



These adjoining cottages all benefit from a lovely outlook over the front gardens and doors opening out onto a covered patio area. Briar and Bracken occupy the end terraces and enjoy dual aspect views. They each comprise a bedroom with fireplace and en suite facilities. Bramble sits between the two but protrudes further out, therefore benefitting from a triple aspect. The accommodation also features walk-in wardrobe and en suite facilities.
Planning Permission has been approved for change of use of these cottages. There are plans to convert these 3 cottages into 1 dwelling, to comprise 2 bedrooms with en suites, a sitting area and kitchen, which will support self-catered accommodation (North Norfolk District Council PF17/1780).


The estate is set in over 6 acres of mature woodland with far reaching countryside views over neighbouring National trust land. The estate is approached down a long driveway, which leads to numerous parking areas.

The landscaped gardens and surrounding grounds are a beautiful feature here. There are in excess of 50 species of trees on the site, providing habitats to numerous bird species. The setting provides a real sense of peace, tranquillity and harmony and the sound of bird song is soothing and incredibly relaxing. In the gardens to the rear of the main house there is a beautiful water feature, summerhouse and storage shed with pantile roof nested in mature woodland and colourful plant and shrub borders. A brook runs through the site and a stone bridge provides a point of access to these gardens.

At the southern end of the site there is a good-sized paddock with 6 adjoining stables and tack room.


There is an attractive timber yurt on the site which the present owners use for spa treatments and parties. The indoor swimming pool is accommodated in an attractive brick and flint building with pantile roof. Inside, the ceiling is vaulted with timber beams. Within this facility there is an infrared sauna, 3 shower units and W.C. and there is a good-sized hot tub situated outside.


North Norfolk District Council


A combination of oil and gas-fired central heating, mains water and private drainage.


There is Full Planning Permission in place to erect a substantial 5-bedroom property on the site (North Norfolk District Council, Reference: PF/15/1634).


From Norwich follow the A140 for approximately 15.5 miles. Bypassing Banningham, Erpingham and Suffield, turn left onto The Common. Stay on The Common for approximately 2.5 miles and then turn left onto Cromer Road. After approximately 0.7 miles the property will be found on the left-hand side via a restricted-usage road.


1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us.

2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on.

3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale.

4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained.

5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property.

6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller.

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