Norfolk is a largely unspoilt county boasting a picturesque coastline. It has long been admired by professionals wishing to spend some time relaxing in their very own holiday home or second home close to nature and far removed from the faster pace of urban life. Throughout the financial crisis we witnessed the holiday home market virtually dissolve with cautious buyers choosing to save for a brighter time. Now confidence is growing the holiday homes market in Norfolk seems to be expanding again, for those looking for a family getaway or financial return.
The county of Norfolk consequently enjoys a thriving second home market where increasingly improved infrastructure enables a weekend break to be within easy reach for purchasers typically with high equity levels. This often creates a two tier market seeing the local population unable to afford certain locations that command a premium.
One such area is Burnham Market with its attractive cluster of period cottages and grand houses overlooking a green either side of the main street which offers a wide variety of independent shops, galleries and high end eateries.
Other sought after locations for holiday homes in Norfolk are the villages on the coast include Brancaster, Wells next the sea and Sheringham where a high number of visitors and residents alike are captivated by the large open skies and beautiful beaches. Many fine golf courses punctuate the coast and for the less energetic bird watching in the wetlands and seal sanctuaries add to the leisure pursuits on offer.
Closer inland lay the fine Georgian towns of Holt, Fakenham and Swaffham with their vibrant communities and strong sense of identity with the Norfolk Broads to the south with its many necklace villages providing an ideal base for discovering the waterways.
Norwich the regions capital offers a cultural experience with its architecture displaying its rich heritage and is popular with visitors wanting to experience its acclaimed shopping facilities.
There is no doubt Norfolk has a lot to offer holiday home or second home buyers, with a wide range of property types and prices which require specialist advice to navigate the various nuances that make up this complex marketplace. Garrington are well placed as property finders to offer an experienced insight with impartial advice and contacts to ensure all properties are accessed, whether on or off market.