We've picked seven houses for sale in Norfolk close to the Sandringham Estate...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look set to spend more time at Anmer Hall, their home on the Queen's Sandringham Estate now that the Duke will take up the role of helicopter pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Their lifestyle change is putting the spotlight on the beautiful stretch of Norfolk countryside that borders the estate. The Cambridges' home - a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion that has been newly renovated and comes with ten bedrooms, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a lush, private setting - is hard to match but if you fancy having Kate and Wills as neighbours, here are seven fabulous homes close to Anmer Hall...
Pentney Abbey, King's Lynn, Norfolk
Grade I-listed Pentney Abbey rivals with the Royals' home, Anmer Hall, for splendour. This stunning 14th century Gate House, with its exposed stone walls and magnificent fireplace, now serves as the banquet hall for the adjoining Grade II-listed, 18th-century farmhouse, which is also rich in period atmosphere. The scenic grounds, bordered by the river Nar, also house an annexe, two cottages and a listed party barn. Through Knight Frank (opens in new tab).
White House Farm, Grimston, Norfolk
Originally dating from the 16th century, this whitewashed, Grade II-listed farmhouse oozes period charm. The atmospheric interiors have exposed beams, striking fireplaces and even an original garderobe. The idyllic grounds feature lush lawns, fruit trees and a pretty stream. Through Fine & Country (opens in new tab).
Church Cottages, North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk
This Norfolk cottage is full of traditional charm, with exposed beams, Inglenook fireplaces and pretty window seats. The colourful gardens are a haven for wildlife. Through Jackson-Stops & Staff (opens in new tab).
High House, South Wootton, Norfolk
High House captures the essence of Edwardian elegance with its striking interiors which make the most of the coved ceilings and gorgeous fireplaces. Outside, the exquisite stream coursed gardens are full of colour. Through Fine & Country (opens in new tab).
Scuderia, North Creake, Norfolk
This beautifully converted, Grade II-listed barn sits in magnificent gardens three miles son of Burnham Market. The charming interiors feature exposed beams and bricks and two stunning conservatories. Through Savills (opens in new tab).
Saint Andrews, Thursford, Norfolk
The interiors of this Grade II-listed former rectory need some renovation but the property comes with some magnificent features, including four-light arched casement windows, crow stepped gables and Gothic round chimney stacks. The lush gardens are sheltered by mature trees. Through Jackson-Stops & Staff. (opens in new tab)
The Old Rectory, Great Massingham, Norfolk
This Grade II-listed former rectory sits in more than nine acres of mature gardens, woodland and paddocks just nine miles from the Sandringham estate. Thoughtfully renovated, it combines a cantilevered staircase, original flagstone floors and beautiful fireplaces with stunning new bathroom fittings and a fabulous hand built kitchen with Aga. Through Jackson Stops & Staff (opens in new tab).
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