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24 February 2022

Five reasons to move to Cringleford

The Roundhouse Gate development can be found in a charming village by the name of Cringleford, just on the outskirts of Norwich. Perfect for first-time house buyers.

     1. Best of Both Worlds

The quaint village of Cringleford offers the stunning landscape and activities of Norfolk countryside, whilst also being only a 10 minute drive from the city centre. With an unlimited amount to do, central Norwich provides a range of shopping outlets which include designer labels and high street names, along with vibrant markets and a wide variety of restaurants. The country life is still as prominent as ever. The Norfolk Coast area and Norfolk Broads are only a 25 minute drive away, presenting the perfect environment for boating, fishing and picturesque walking routes. Cringleford also benefits from having those essential amenities close by (including a local Tesco Express, Waitrose and GP surgery), as well as being close to Norwich University Hospital and Norwich Research Park.

    2. Transport Links

Cringleford has excellent transport links with easy access to both the A47 and the A11 which leads to the city centre to the North East, with regular bus services along the route. Or, if you’re looking for a city break, the M11 will take you to London, and the A14 to Cambridge. For public transport, Norwich and Wymondham train station are both less than seven miles away from the development with train journeys to London in under two hours. In addition to that, Norwich Airport is only 6.6 miles away with flights to over 170 cities worldwide.

    3. Outstanding Schools

For those families looking for exceptional education, Crackerjacks Pre-school and Cringleford CE VE Primary School are five minutes away from Roundhouse Gate and are both rated Outstanding by OFSTED at their latest inspections in 2016 and 2017 respectively. With secondary schools and The University of East Anglia nearby, Cringleford offers an impressive option for higher education.

        4. History

Cringleford has a fascinating history to its name as a Saxon village founded in 1043 with the original name, Cringleforth. There is evidence of a settlement found in the area from both Roman times and the Bronze age, along with stunning buildings like Norwich Cathedral which is the most complete Norman cathedral in England and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. Norwich Castle features an impressive medieval keep and incorporates a museum and art gallery complex converted from the City’s Victorian prison.

     5. A Prized Location

Cringleford is a popular place to live and offers that true community feel to its residents, which the 2011 Census counted as being a circa 3,000-strong village population. It has impressively won the following local awards: Norfolk Village of the Year Competition on six occasions; Best Kept Children’s Play Area three times; and Best Kept Village Green. The awards speak for themselves!

The Roundhouse Gate development, priced from £358,000, includes a range of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes and is perfect for house buyers looking for calming countryside with the bustle of a buzzing city close by. For more information, visit the Roundhouse Gate page where you can see our available homes and take a virtual tour or you can speak to our sales team by calling 01603 944 622.

Roundhouse news 24.2.22

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