England's Favourite House 2011

    Norfolk country home is the East's regional winner of England’s Favourite House

    Voewood, a striking Arts and Crafts country home in Holt, Norfolk, has been chosen as the East regional winner of England’s Favourite House, Country Life magazine reveals today (6 April).

    The judges, pottery designer Emma Bridgewater; director of OKA and designer Annabel Astor; racehorse trainer and author Charlie Brooks, and Oscar-winning writer and creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, made the final choice and selected Voewood as the East regional winner. Emma Bridgewater said: “Voewood takes your breath away.  It is the perfect combination, because it could suit a small family with children, but it could also stretch.”

    Crispin Holborow, head of Savills country department, who sponsored the award, said: “Voewood stood out as a very welcoming house, with charming interiors and a striking combination of Arts-and-Crafts pieces with 1950s objets.  The grounds are outstanding and have been preserved beautifully.”