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Saham Toney


A true sense of community...

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Saham Toney
5 mins to Watton
22 mins to Dereham
28 mins to Thetford
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A true sense of community is found ‘The Old Bell’, at a fantastic local pub within the beautiful Norfolk village of Saham Toney. Located in the heart of Breckland, Saham Toney is surrounded by countryside with many enjoyable areas to explore. The village also has a Church of England Primary school.

Saham Toney

The Church of St. Georges is a handsome flint building, with beautiful stained-glass windows. The east window of the chancel portrays the Last Supper, this was a gift by the late Rev. W. H. Parker, who restored the whole building at considerable expense in 1864.

A well-used Sports and Social Club offers sports grounds for rugby and cricket matches throughout the year, there is a small bar for members and their guests.

Less than two miles away is the popular market town of Watton, well-served by primary, junior and secondary schools, a GP clinic, dental surgery and chemist, along with a supermarket, Post Office and sports centre.

Providing plenty of country homes with room to grow, plus an ample share of equestrian properties, Watton is a strong rural community which comes together each year for the annual Wayland Show, one of England’s oldest agricultural shows.

Just outside the town, Loch Neaton is believed to be England’s only loch, a stunning location to enjoy a relaxing walk or a day spent fishing the waters.

Local legend has it that nearby Wayland Wood is the site of the children’s tale, Babes in the Wood, and the beauty of the area makes it an unmissable place to explore. Enjoy the cycle trails at nearby Thetford Forest or book a game at Richmond Park Golf Course, an 18-hole course with driving range set in 100 acres of parkland.