The Old Hall
Blessed by the air of the North Sea coast this home is rich with history and full of character
Jane Austen was clear in Emma that the air on the Cromer coast would repair any ills. Not five miles inland: it had to be coastal. This property fits that perfectly: you can walk to the sea in minutes. Relax in the gardens – designed by Gertrude Jekyll though quite some time ago – and breathe deeply on the curative air.
Old Hall was built as a 17th century Jacobean shooting lodge, complete with sprung floors for Highland reels. It was later owned by Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, a prolific author of books against the slave trade, friend of William Wilberforce and Member of Parliament in an era where a feeling of responsibility held force. His sense of philanthropy permeates the property and brings a sense of community to an outstanding period property.