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About North Norfolk

Picturesque North Norfolk stretches from Wells-next- the-Sea in the east to Cromer in the west. It is a popular and largely rural area dotted throughout by busy market towns and villages. Its beautiful coastal landscape includes several nature reserves and protected areas, all of which have helped to maintain its unspoiled character.

Property types

Flint faced cottages and other historical properties can be found throughout the region. More recent and new-build family homes are commonly found in the area’s small, well-served towns. Find also large farmhouses and Georgian homes with land and grounds.

What you’ll get for your money 

A two-bedroomed cottage typically costs in the region of £340,000 although this reduces further inland. Fine and historic properties can range up to £2,750,000.

What else you can expect from North Norfolk

The popularity of North Norfolk as a holiday destination has fostered a lively and interesting mix of businesses and shopping. The historical coastline encompasses the around Cromer area dubbed ‘Poppy-Land’ in the early 20th century by the theatre critic Clement Scott and the wild and less frequented nature reserves at Holme, Holkham and Thornham. Inland the buzzy town of Holt is home to a variety of excellent independent shops and Greshams, the region’s largest independent school.


North Norfolk is served by the A149, which joins together the thriving villages and towns along the coastline. Main arteries from Norwich make the area easily accessible within 40 minutes from the region’s centre without losing its unique and calm ambiance.

Local amenities

The local authority is North Norfolk based in Cromer. A smaller office in Fakenham is available to callers. The independent schools in Norwich, Beeston and Holt are within reach via the A149, A140 and the A1067. Performance league tables can be seen here.

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