“ We enjoy hosting interesting and creative people in our home, and we believe that Bayfield offers a warm and welcoming environment. What differentiates us from other venues is that we are very relaxed, laid-back and prepared to go that extra mile to make filming easier. We do not get precious about the house or its contents, because we recognise that flexibility is the key. ”

Roger Combe

Architectural History

The present splendid Georgian exterior of Bayfield Hall is the result of the 1740s remodelling of an earlier Elizabethan manor house on this site by Robert Jermy, a Colonel in Cromwell’s forces. Later Victorian additions made to the rear of the house include a Victorian Stable Block, while the 11th-century Parish Church of St Margaret, last used in 1603, stands as a picturesque ruin in the grounds. Inside the house the delightful interiors feature a mix of Georgian and Victorian styles.

Architectural Features

The south-facing front elevation is built of muted terracotta bricks and sandstone, and is punctuated with traditional floor-to-ceiling Georgian Windows. The Long Room, once the original entrance hall, has impressive Fireplaces at either end, Victorian parquet Flooring, large sash Windows and an 18th-century stucco Ceiling. The Drawing Room has Georgian cornicing, wall panels and an impressive green onyx Italian marble Fireplace. The Library on the first floor has lovely Fireplaces either end, a corniced Ceiling, large 17th-century glass-fronted Bookcases and spectacular Views across the Park. A magnificent Billiards Room has the original Victorian gas light fittings, now converted to electricity. On the top floor, three attic rooms have been left unconverted, empty, undecorated and original to their period.

Filming Attributes

There is excellent access to the estate and total privacy for actors and crew alike. The incumbent family has been involved in many films and photo shoots and is proud of its hospitality. Bayfield can accommodate up to 10 people as single occupancy and has plenty of bathrooms. The heating and hot water provision is provided by a Biomass boiler, giving 24/7 heat and hot water. There is an excellent natural light source, and plenty of space for vehicles and unit bases (200 acres of parkland and 1800 acres of land). The land, being light and gravelly is perfect for heavy plant machinery. Hot works, animals and night shoots are all welcome. There are plenty of really good local gastro Pubs nearby and some really good local restaurants.

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Special Considerations

  • Accommodate Unit Base
  • Accommodation for Cast & Crew
  • Animals Allowed
  • Hotworks
  • Night Shoots
  • Remote Area

Topography

From the Hall, there are magnificent views south across the park and its 5 acre Lake. The Parkland is surrounded by a very pretty Victorian flint and brick Wall, and the whole aspect is framed by ancient woodlands (the oldest tree dating to 1360). Located in the garden next to the Hall lies an abandoned 11th-century Church, now a picturesque ruin. Bayfield is set within the Glaven Valley, which, unusually for Norfolk, is a hilly and rolling countryside. The Estate is located 1 mile from the North Norfolk Coast at Blakeney. Holkham Beach is 10 miles away. There is plenty of access for helicopters in front of the Hall. The nearest commercial airfield is Norwich Airport (22 miles away), and there are 2 further private air strips within 5 miles. London to Bayfield by road is approx. 2.5 hours. Railway stations are 45 minutes drive away, and offer connections with Liverpool Street and Kings Cross.

Crew and Relevant Links

Contact

Email: roger@bayfieldhall.com

Phone: 01263 713901 / 07748 981816

Website: http://www.bayfieldhall.com/