For sale: one £25million estate

FOR just £25m, you could be the owner of the magnificent 13-bedroom Kelling Hall in north Norfolk, its estate of just under 1,600 acres, seven cottages, a seven bedroom converted barn in 40 acres, 11 holiday cottages in just under 14 acres and a portfolio of 10 properties in Kelling village, its playing field and a development plot.

FOR just £25m, you could be the owner of the magnificent 13-bedroom Kelling Hall in north Norfolk, its estate of just under 1,600 acres, seven cottages, a seven bedroom converted barn in 40 acres, 11 holiday cottages in just under 14 acres and a portfolio of 10 properties in Kelling village, its playing field and a development plot.

That is exactly what is up for sale by the owners of Kelling Hall - James Deterding, the grandson of Dutch oil industrialist Sir Henri Deterding, who founded Royal Dutch Shell, and his wife, Shirley.

Mrs Deterding explaining the reasons for the sale, said: “It is with great sadness that we have found it too much to cope with and we want to retire. Farming is difficult - we have had a good harvest this year but it goes up and down and it is a huge estate. It has been a difficult decision - my husband was born in this house - but we want to retire to a smaller property.”

The Kelling estate was designed to be the finest sporting estate in Norfolk with the Grade II listed hall built for entertaining shooting parties.


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As well as farming, with the land growing oilseed rape, malting barley, sugar beet and potatoes, the Deterding family has diversified the business to cater for hard agricultural times.

Being by the sea, the family saw its potential as a tourist attraction and converted a number of farm buildings into the Lowes holiday cottage development, which is also up for sale.

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