Let’s talk about Trowse - and why you should move there

PUBLISHED: 16:05 21 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:05 21 February 2018

Trowse, Norwich

Trowse, Norwich


Mike Rix of Savills Norwich residential team homes in on the village of Trowse and the importance of ‘location’

Mike Rix, Savills. Pic: Savills Mike Rix, Savills. Pic: Savills

As the half term holiday comes to an end, I imagine the snowy pistes of Europe - and maybe even further afield - have been populated by a fair few folk from Norfolk who’ve honed their skills at the dry ski slope in Trowse.

The village isn’t only known as a ski destination, of course.

Trowse is a brilliant example of that well-worn estate agents’ ‘location’ mantra, a place where a host of ingredients comes together to create a winning formula. There’s the village atmosphere so close to Norwich city centre, for a start, not to mention the playing field, green, primary school and community feel. Then there’s Whitlingham Country Park where you can walk, jog and cycle as well as enjoy water sports on the broad. Oh, and you’re handy for the football too.

When we decide to move house, all sorts of considerations have to be taken into account: obvious things like the number of bedrooms, the desire for more (or less) living space or good parking, for example. But whatever those other factors may be, the likelihood is that location will be somewhere near the top of the wish list. It’s definitely worth bearing in mind that the perfect location may not necessarily be where you first expected to find it, and it can pay to be open-minded.

That’s why I’d advise buyers to do some on-the-ground research before limiting their geographic search to a specific area. If travel time is important, do some dummy runs at different times of the day.

Or if character is crucial, visit the area to soak up the atmosphere and maybe attend some local events to see if it feels right for you.

Norfolk is full of great places to live and if, after reading this, your interest has been piqued by Trowse then Savills is selling Old Hall Farm, a substantial Grade II listed farmhouse with adaptable accommodation in this sought-after village.

Guide price £1m.

Skiing optional.

Mike Rix, Savills Norwich, can be contacted on 01603 229 229 or www.savills.co.uk Savills has sponsored this column.

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