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Making a move to Brundall

PUBLISHED: 13:24 16 October 2017

Boating in the sunshine near the River Yare in Brundall (photo: Denise Bradley)

Boating in the sunshine near the River Yare in Brundall (photo: Denise Bradley)

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Whether you love messing about on the river or are looking for the perfect commuting spot into Norwich, Brundall offers something for everyone

The marina at Brundall (photo: James Bass)The marina at Brundall (photo: James Bass)

Surrounded by the magical, tranquil landscape of the Norfolk Broads and nestled on the banks of the River Yare, Brundall is the perfect place to enjoy a day by the water.

But what makes this Broadland village so special, is that while it is surrounded by beautiful countryside, it is also only a few miles from Norwich and boasts quick and easy transport links into the city.

It is this best-of-both-worlds location which makes it such a popular place to live for all ages and the growth of the village in recent years with new housing reflects that demand.

The village has a wide range of amenities, from shops, pubs and cafes, to a village school, community facilities and a marina.

Sunset across the River Yare near Brundall on the Norfolk Broads (photo: Denise Bradley)Sunset across the River Yare near Brundall on the Norfolk Broads (photo: Denise Bradley)

It also has a thriving community spirit with a wide range of clubs and societies, from dance and fitness classes and sporting teams and events to history groups, children’s activities and theatre.

Of course, one of the reasons so many people love Brundall is its riverside setting and whether you are a keen sailor, walker, wildlife spotter or just enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the watery landscape, it is the perfect spot.

There are several marinas in the village offering moorings and giving direct access to the Norfolk Broads. It is a great focal point for life in the village and there is always a great atmosphere among the boating fraternity.

If you prefer to enjoy the Broads on the land, there are plenty of local walks leading you through beautiful countryside and both the RSPB reserve at Strumpshaw Fen, which boasts countless species of butterflies and birds, and the Mid-Yare National Nature Reserve are on the doorstep.

Whether you love old properties packed with character, stunning river views, the practicalities of a spacious bungalow or stylish new family homes, there is a great choice of housing to suit all demands and budgets.

For those looking for something exclusive, a small luxury development boasts large, new homes starting at around £1m or perhaps if you prefer something more traditional, you could have a spacious Victorian country house full of stunning period features for around £700,000. If you are making your first step onto the property ladder or looking for more space for a growing family, Brundall has a wealth of modern housing, from two bedroom starter homes to large four bedroom detached properties at a competitive price.

The expansion of the village has not just seen more properties being built, it has also seen the development of a 12 acre countryside park boasting allotments, a community woodland and plenty of open space for families to enjoy. Along with the river, nature reserves and Broadland countryside on the doorstep, it is little wonder that Brundall is such a popular location.

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