Shared Ownership Homes in Norfolk
Explore Shared Ownership developments in Norfolk.
The idyllic county of Norfolk is blessed with beautiful coastal areas and countryside, together with bustling market towns, fishing villages, and the cosmopolitan county town of Norwich. The county’s blend of pretty urban areas and the great outdoors has made it popular among families and couples seeking Shared Ownership homes in East Anglia. Just over two hours from London by rail and road, the entertainment and work connections of the capital are within easy reach, while cities such as Ipswich, Cambridge and Peterborough are even closer. Learn more about the benefits of a Shared Ownership property in Norfolk.
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As well as vibrant towns and cities like Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. Outside of Norwich, population densities of Norfolk districts are lower than many other areas of the UK, making it a laid-back, relaxing part of the world to be in.
The county also boasts some awe-inspiring historical attractions, including the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo, The Strangers Hall Museum in Norwich, the ruins of Castle Acre Priory, Lavenham Guildhall, Holkham Hall, and Norwich Cathedral.
Norwich Airport makes it easy and convenient to reach holiday hotspots in Spain, Turkey and Greece. Meanwhile, Stansted Airport is less than two hours’ drive from Norwich, and Heathrow 2.5 hours.
And of course, the fast train to London from Norwich takes just 2 hours, meaning the innumerable museums, galleries, bars and shops of the capital are always on hand.
Discover some of the most popular landmarks and attractions in Norfolk.
This much loved park covers 125 miles of waterways, making it a great place to blow away the cobwebs. Try rambling, cycling, boating and much more in the UK’s largest nationally protected wetland.
North Norfolk is covered in pretty towns like Hunstanton and Sheringham and blessed with a beguiling coastline, most of which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Alongside creeks, shingle pits, tidal marshes and long sandy beaches, there are lovely pine woods to explore, not to mention the majestic Holkham Hall and its stunning adjacent beach, Walls-next-the-sea.
Norwich offers all the shopping and entertainment options you could need, while also boasting some tremendous historical sites – not least of which is the city’s beautifully preserved Norman cathedral. Norwich is often touted as the UK’s best preserved medieval city – and it’s easy to see why.
With low rainfall and long summers, Breckland and Thetford Forest are ideal for an eco-adventure. One of the most distinctive landscapes in the UK, here you can ramble, cycle, picnic, and explore the area’s pingos (prehistoric lakes) and meres (Ice Age semi-permanent bodies of water).
For young families considering a Shared Ownership Help to Buy home in Norfolk, access to high quality schools is of paramount importance. While relatively sparsely populated, Norfolk is home to numerous excellent schools, including Ormiston Venture Academy, Ormiston Victory Academy, and Hethersett Academy.
While Norfolk may appear to be geographically peripheral to the UK, there are nevertheless good bus and rail links connecting the major towns. Road links are also good, with London just 2.5-3 hours away on the A11/M11. Norfolk Airport and Stansted Airport both make it easy to enjoy summer sun, while proximity to London’s other airports offer access to long-haul destinations.
Norfolk is served by a full range of NHS services, GP surgeries, opticians and dentists. There are also private alternatives provided by Bupa and Spire.