Idyllic places to buy property in Norfolk

Located in the east of the country, sometimes referred to as the east of England or even East Anglia, Norfolk borders Lincolnshire to the west and north-west, Cambridgeshire to the west and south-west and Suffolk to the south.

North and East of the county border on the North Sea and therefore has a number of quaint seaside towns in which to live and visit.


Wells-next-the-sea is a picturesque seaside port and has a population of 2,165 on the 2011 census. Wells is located 15 miles east of the resort of Hunstanton, 20 miles to the west of Cromer and 10 miles north of the resort of Fakenham. The town has long been noted as a seaport but now is most popular as a seaside tourist resort. Despite being located on the coast, the town also extends for one mile in land as well. The town has a large number of shops and businesses. Surrounded by pine woodland the town has a quaint atmosphere with attractive Georgian houses, charming pubs and restaurants and is a stunning unspoiled location, the perfect place to put down roots in Norfolk.

North Walsham

North Walsham is a beautiful market town, with a larger population of 12,634 record in 2011. North Walsham was an Anglo-Saxon settlement and was prolific in the production of textiles. The town is steeped in history, with Lord Nelson spending his school days in the town. Nowadays North Walsham is a popular place to live, with a wonderful mix of town life, living amongst the countryside with close proximity to the broads and the coast as well, making the town a perfect place for tourists to stop at while visiting in the locality. The town has a high school for pupils aged 11 to 16.


Sheringham is your typical British seaside town which is located on the northern coast of the county and a wonderful place to live in Norfolk. Sheringham has a population of 7,367 as recorded in the 2011 census. The town has a number of privately owned shops, with a popular market and is particularly popular with tourists throughout the summer season. There are a number of specialist shops located in the town such as second-hand book shops, arts and crafts and antiques.


Blakeney is a small coastal village which forms part of the North Norfolk Heritage coast and is located in an area of outstanding beauty. The North Norfolk coastal path passes along the quayside. A small village, Blakeney has a population of 801 as recorded in the 2011 census. A popular tourist resort throughout the summer, Blakeney offers a range of summer activities including fishing, canoeing and crabbing as well as bird watching on Blakeney point which is an area of marshland owned by the National Trust.

For a flat and maisonette the average selling price is £114,486 while a terraced house sells on average for £149,728. For a semi-detached house you can expect to pay in the region of £176,097 while a detached property will sell for £262,519.