About West Norfolk

West Norfolk is an area of natural outstanding beauty with a variety of towns, villages, businesses, countryside and coastline. In recent years it has been boosted by the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family, who have settled at Anmer, between Hunstanton and King’s Lynn.

Property types

Carrstone, a reddish yellow local rock also known as ‘gingerbread’, gives the area’s properties a distinctive look. It is used for houses both large and small.

What you’ll get for your money

Detached and larger country homes range from £500,000. Carrstone cottages and new-builds will cost from £220,000 with terraces in the towns from £180,000.

What else you can expect from West Norfolk

West Norfolk is served by King’s Lynn, a coastal and historic town. The large country estates of Houghton and Sandringham have maintained the area’s rural charm with sparsely scattered hamlets and villages such as Castle Acre providing perfect country hideaways. As the UK’s only west-facing eastern coastline it has a unique aspect that makes it popular as a holiday destination.


King’s Lynn is the region’s transport hub with hourly trains to Cambridge and London. The A47, A149, A17 and A10 converge south of the town to provide easy access to the south and west.

Local amenities

The governing authority is the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. The independent schools in Norwich, Hunstanton, Wisbech and Cambridge are within reach via the A47, A149 and A10.

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