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Why is this grand house for sale for £1.1 million named after a banana?

PUBLISHED: 10:43 28 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:44 28 September 2018

'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

This period house in South Wootton, near King’s Lynn, is for sale for £1.1 million and has a curious name...the ’Banana Castle’ but why?

'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

This luxury house, set in 1.5 acres with six bedrooms and a swimming pool, is known as the Banana Castle. Why?

'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

The house is rather curiously known as the ‘Banana Castle’ due to a combination of the original owner being an importer of bananas and the house’s striking appearance with two large curved, ‘banana’ shaped bay windows that rise over both floors. You’ll actually find banana trees planted in the garden too.

'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com'Banana Castle' for sale. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

At the front there is a beautiful garden which continues past a tea-house and to the rear where there is large patio and access to further grounds, the separate annexe and pool area with gym and changing room.

Inside the main house is a hallway, off which is a drawing room and dining room of equally impressive proportions, both with original features. There is a contemporary kitchen and upstairs, six bedrooms and three bathrooms all positioned off a galleried landing.

The annexe was another recent addition with a large room, wet room and kitchen area making it a great room for further accommodation or just a fun family space. Furthermore, there is a large room over the garage that could be used as a playroom or office.

For more information, contact Sowerbys on 01553 766741 or www.sowerbys.com

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