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Swaffham – the ideal town for a new home

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Known as one of the most famous market towns in the area and with its it’s close proximity to the picturesque villages and beaches of North Norfolk, Swaffham is an ideal location to buy a new home in Norfolk.

Set amongst a traditional backdrop with easy access to the A47, Swaffham is a popular place to live with many people including families, couples and retirees. All of the amenities expected are here – good schools, doctor’s surgeries, churches, a lively leisure centre and a popular library.

As a small town, Swaffham offers more than you would expect on the retail side; independent shops, cafes and eateries as well as a few high street names we all know well including Waitrose, Tescos and Costa Coffee. Maintaining its sense of history with Georgian architecture and its weekend market held in the market square, the town is surrounded by beautiful countryside, perfect for country walks (the famous Peddars Way passes Swaffham) and sampling a few pints or glasses of wine in the local pubs en-route. Plus, if you like the idea of being near to the royals, then the Queen’s Norfolk retreat in Sandringham, is not far away.

Close to King’s Lynn and approximately a 40-minute drive from the City of Norwich, buying a new home in Swaffham gives you easy access to commute to work as well as weekend shopping trips via road and rail. However, to get a real sense of the area, you can even visit Swaffham’s wind turbines with viewing platform to see its neighbouring sights from 67 metres up.

Swaffham Amenities

If you are thinking of buying a new home then one of the most popular new developments is the Abel Homes Swans Nest development, on Brandon Road which is within walking distance of the town centre. It has a wide selection of new homes for sale including 3 beds (from £225,000) and 4 beds from (£340,000).

As one of Norfolk’s most attractive market towns it is definitely worth adding to your list of desirable locations to live.