A historic Grade I Tudor mansion in Norfolk with boutique potential is on the market with a £3.95m asking price.
If no family can be found to fork out such a large sum for a private house, the impressive Wolterton Manor House, in East Barsham, Norfolk, is tipped to become a boutique hotel, despite previous objections from locals.
The Tudor gem includes a Great Hall and seven bedrooms over four and a half acres and boasts royal neighbours, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at nearby Anmer Hall.
Businessman and artist Roy Griffiths, who supplied Harvey Jones and Green and Fay kitchen shops with top end cabinetry, bought the property last year and according to a report in the MailOnline had plans to turn it into a boutique hotel.
However, objecting neighbours stalled his initial plans.
Now with weekly maintenance costs at a reported £2,000, the stately pile is up for sale and, while Griffiths is reported to have hopes of selling it to a family, he is not averse to seeing his original boutique hotel scheme realised.
A spokesman for Sotheby’s country office, which is marketing the property, says that despite the high price tag, he expects the property to sell.