Wroxham along with Hoveton (separated by the bridge) is the capital of the Norfolk Broads. A great place for family holidays or boating activities as well as living a peaceful lifestyle in retirement – yes we know it sounds like the two shouldn’t mix, but they do! The village has seen many changes over the years since the arrival of its railway back in the 19th century but the popularity stays the same. Enjoy the warm summer days with an ice cream walking along by the river or sitting in one of the many pub gardens overlooking the river as well. Wroxham/Hoveton is also home to the largest village store in the world!
Property Types & housing market
Given its popularity with people of all ages – you will no doubt be paying a slight premium to purchase a house within the area. Many housing areas are just outside of the village centre therefore are usually met with peace and quiet all whilst being able to walk into the village. ‘The Avenue’ is a very popular road within Wroxham and prices here can range from £350,000-£2million. Waveney Drive & the roads leading from it are also very popular with retirees, most of the houses around here are bungalows or chalet bungalows with good sized plots, then throughout Norwich & Stalham Road, which leads right through both villages you will find a range of building types including Victorian terraces, ex LA properties and larger family homes.
What to do in Wroxham
Alongside the vast activities Wroxham/Hoveton provides, there is plenty of shopping facilities as well. Coming back to our earlier point the village is home to the largest village store in the world – Roys of Wroxham (although we would imagine it’s only regionally famous & technically it should be named Roys of Hoveton given its positioning). Roys offers a department store, DIY shop, toy shop, food hall and petrol station. The village also provides a range of independent eateries, gift shops, newsagents and ice cream vendors. If you have children to entertain as well there is also plenty of activities for them such as Bewilderwood Treehouse Adventure, Wroxham Miniature Worlds, boat trips and canoe hire alongside the parks and stunning field walks, in which they can let off some steam.
Wroxham/Hoveton provides a well-loved high school and primary school alongside nurseries and childminders. You’ll find a petrol station and several garages for car maintenance, shops which hold a range of products, bus and rail routes which run frequently into Norwich City Centre and out to the coast, plus plenty of parking – some charged and some free.