As you step inside Bessingham Manor, you are greeted by its grand Entrance Hall, with black and white marble flooring and a large sweeping staircase. Scroll down and take a tour…
This is a lovely room entered via a brick arch from the kitchen.
A large table, wood burner and sumptuous drapes provide an intimate and comfortable dining experience.
The large flagstone-floored kitchen is fully equipped with a large Aga and a further large electric range cooker. Lack of cooking space will never a problem!
The dressers, the custom-made solid wood units, freestanding furniture and pine table give this room an authentic ‘Victorian kitchen’ feel.
The French doors in the kitchen open straight onto the patio – perfect for those warmer days. There’s also a large American style fridge freezer, with water filter and icemaker.
Off the kitchen is a fantastic ‘side kitchen’ or Scullery. This houses a huge original butler sink, microwave, dishwasher and brick and slate shelves that provide lots of storage. The great advantage of this room is that all the preparation and washing up can be placed out of sight!
Another door from the kitchen leads down to the barrelled vaulted cellars.
This vast south-facing room (it is approximately 14m long by 7m wide) has 2 sets of bay windows (one with French doors opening towards the lower lawn) and windows on two more aspects making it an exceptionally light and bright room all day long.
Chandeliers, beautiful cornicing, a marble fireplace and comfortable seating make this an impressive room for relaxing and entertaining! There is also a large flat screen TV with Sky HD+.
Across the hall is the Study. This is a spacious, but very cosy room – ideal for reading, watching the Sky HD+ TV or having a chat with friends.
Curl up on one of the leather sofas by the wood burner and pick out one of the many books that we have in the bookcase.
Formerly the Dairy, this is now a cosy den for the kids (or adults!) to escape to.
You’ll find 2 sofas (one a small double sofa bed, to sleep one adult or two children), TV, Nintendo Wii, DVD player and a large selection of games including children’s puzzles, board games, footballs and a ’34-in-1′ Games Table, which includes Table Football, Pool, Glide Hockey amongst 31 others!
We know how important it is to keep the children occupied so you can have some ‘time out’.
There are two downstairs cloakrooms, both with a Victorian feel. One is in the porch and the second is off the main corridor.
The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with a nod to the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Huge windows and fireplaces are commonplace in this house, so all are bright and characterful.
is a large room with a Super King Size four-poster bed plus a single bed, fireplace, chaise longue and dual aspects overlooking the beautiful local countryside.
The large en suite has a double slipper bath with French doors opening out onto its own balcony with seating. Just picture yourself soaking in the bath with the doors open on a balmy night with champagne in your hand!
There is also a lovely corner shower.
has a Super King Size four-poster bed and a single-sized Day Bed, fireplace, chaise longue and windows on two aspects.
The en-suite is charming with its traditional slipper bath and fireplace.
is a beautiful wallpapered room with a Super King Size black and brass bed and fireplace. The décor has a somewhat ‘Chinese feel’.
Bedroom 3 has a large en suite with a modern shower.
is another wallpapered and characterful room with a Super King Size cream and brass bed, a single bed and a large window overlooking the rear garden.
is a double room with a black and brass bed and fireplace.
It looks out on to the rear garden.
can sleep 4 (the room features a small double bed (4ft) and a bunkbed) with a fireplace, that overlooks the rear garden.
We found that the wardrobe in this room had a secret door in the back where the servants could scurry through (though you can tell your children it goes to Narnia!).
is a pretty double bedroom that is downstairs, making it suitable for those less able and wheelchair users.
It has an adjoining wet room through the archway.
is wonderfully luxurious!
A cast iron, freestanding roll top bath occupies centre stage, facing towards the large windows and surrounded by Chandeliers and a fireplace.
We guarantee you will feel very special every time you bathe.
There’s also a large separate shower.
There are two staircases: the old servants staircase at the far end of the Manor, or you could make your entrance and sweep down the main staircase into the Grand Hall.
Bessingham Manor is decorated in beautiful Farrow and Ball colours and is adorned with beautiful cornicing, dado and picture rails, gorgeous light fittings, stained glass doors and beautiful cast iron Paladin radiators. That’s just to name some of the delightful features that await you.
Bessingham Manor is set in 4.5 acres mostly laid to grass with mature trees and a small area of woodland so there is lots of space to explore!
There is a large patio area at the back of the house, conveniently accessed from the kitchen and main reception room. Here you will find tables and chairs and a large gas fired BBQ for outside entertaining.
The land is mostly surrounded by hedges, beyond which there is open parkland on 3 sides. Please be aware that as with many houses of this type (a working estate) and in this location, there is a small working farm on the adjoining land.
Bessingham is a beautiful small North Norfolk hamlet (approximately 40 homes, all of which were once owned by the Bessingham Estate) set in a conservation area well away from the typical tourist areas. It is not a thoroughfare, so it and the surrounding areas are amongst the most unspoilt and quiet areas of North Norfolk.