A fine Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house circa 1560 of E-shaped plan with stepped Flemish gable ends, brickwork with attractive blue diaper decoration and pin-tiled roof, standing in four acres. The gardens are partly walled with an important Grade II* octagonal dovecote in the grounds. Next to the house stand two imposing Grade I listed Tudor barns. The east end room was used by Edward Seago (1910-74) as his first studio and the honeysuckle over the porch was there in his time.
The dairy wing is used by the owners as an antique furniture restoration business and tours include a visit to see work in progress. Essentially a family house occupied by three generations exuding warmth and hospitality. Tours conducted by the owners include the house, dovecote and antique furniture restoration studio. Freedom of the gardens and grounds and visit to the Church of St. Margaret, Kirstead (located opposite the house) as an independent option. A small selection of antique and decorative items are available for purchase.
Tour 2-21⁄2 hours, £15 including tea, cakes and scones with jam and cream.
Location: between Bungay and Norwich, Norfolk
|Tour Dates 2014|
|May||Sun 25, 2.30 pm|
|June||Thu 19, 2.30 pm|
|July||Sat 12, 2.30 pm|
|July||Tue 29, 2.30 pm|
|Aug||Tue 12, 2.30 pm|
|Aug||Thu 28, 2.30 pm|
To book, call the Mercury Theatre on 01206 573948 or book on-line at;