Little Hautbois, Norwich, Norfolk, England
Built in the reign of King Edward VI in 1555 Hautbois Hall is a beautiful grade II listed Elizabethan country house. Situated on a 52 acre garden estate and nestled between the River Bure and the Bure Valley railway line which passes through the estate. Strategically located 5 miles from the capital of the Norfolk Broads, Wroxham, Hautbois Hall is the perfect retreat.
This fine building, with its tall chimneys, stone mullioned windows and diapered brickwork, is approached by a long gravel driveway flanked by Quince trees and meadows. The driveway sweeps round to the rear of the house finishing in an attractive courtyard with a central fountain enclosed by a range of traditional farm buildings.
To the front of the house there are formal lawns and borders, brick and flint garden walls with mixed shrub and herbaceous plantings, while to the south, you’ll find the grass tennis court protected by Beech hedging. The house and gardens overlook traditional Norfolk grazing meadows which lead down to the River Bure over which the house enjoys extensive frontage to the river.