The four-reception, five-bedroom home features fireplaces, York stone flooring, traditional oak beams - even in the kitchen - and a minstrel gallery
offthe master suite overlooking the "Grand Hall".
With en-suite facilities to four bedrooms, the property benefits from four reception rooms and a magnificent lounge with minstrel gallery
The bespoke maple staircase rises to a galleried landing with a 12-sided tower above and provides access onto the minstrel gallery
, as well as to the bedrooms and family bathroom.
The Old Boys School has an entrance hall with stone-flagged flooring, shower room and living/dining room with balustrade minstrel gallery
, exposed roof trusses, original stone inglenook and oak flooring.
To the first floor there are four good sized bedrooms accessed from an attractive minstrel gallery
The former main schoolroom is now a superbly vaulted, beamed drawing room with a first floor minstrel gallery
, extensively fitted with library shelving.
I remember being in some awe of their elegance of both dress and speech but I was quickly put at my ease as they regaled me with tales of their mischievous exploits with pea-shooters, invariably to the dismay of some long-suffering employee, visiting dignitary or entertaining musician on the minstrel gallery
BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS: The beautiful Norfolk Broads are the; DINING IN STYLE: The banquetting hall at Belle Isle, with its minstrel gallery
, was designed by the late David Hicks
Beyond a tacky, modern brick built porch, is the impressive Minton tiled hall with doorways set with stone gargoyles and two massive pillars straddling the central stairway to a minstrel gallery
The grand reception hall is overlooked by a minstrel gallery
and upper landing, and the high ceiling gives a wonderful airy atmosphere.
The property has gas central heating, double glazing, exposed beams, roof trusses and a minstrel gallery
During World War II the house was used as a prisoner-of-war camp and Italian officers painted a mural of the Bay of Naples around the Minstrel Gallery
, which is now covered with wallpaper.