Tudor neighbour of Wills and Kate for sale at £4m


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.

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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.

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