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Spotlight: A Guide to Poringland, Norfolk

In honour of our new office opening in Poringland, Winkworth brings you detailed insight into the village of Poringland in South Norfolk.

First mentioned in the Domesday Book 1086, Poringland has for centuries played a role in the history of agriculture in Norfolk. Today, it is a village centered around community. With an array of local shops, pubs, and restaurants, as well as the availability for schooling of all ages, Poringland is the perfect all-round country village.

Location:

Poringland is a village situated in the district of South Norfolk, England. It lies next to the villages of Stoke Holy Cross and Framingham Earl and is five miles south of Norwich city center.

Where to go:

Poringland has a selection of local shops, pubs, and restaurants. The Royal Oak Bar & Kitchen is a friendly pub that offers a range of drinks and the best home-cooked food. Enjoy traditional afternoon tea with family and friends at this shabby-chic venue.

Take children to explore The Playbarn, a farmyard themed adventure center full of excitement for parents and children alike. The Playbarn offers an array of indoor and outdoor activities such as pony rides and hours of fun in the ball pit!

Located just ten minutes outside of Poringland is Winbirri Vineyard in Surlingham, Norfolk. Throughout the year Winbirri hosts the "Vineyard Tour and Tasting Experience", a guided experience that takes guests through the vineyard and finishes at the winery for an award-winning wine tasting session.

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What's on:

The Poringland Farmers Market opens twice a month, offering a range of fresh locally sourced food from fruits and vegetables, to breads and meats.

For film and book lovers, the Poringland Community Center holds a community cinema once a month and the local Poringland Library holds weekly storytimes and fun events for children, along with book club groups and knitting clubs for adults.

During the festive holidays, Poringland hosts the Poringland Santa Run, where the community dresses in santa suits and walks kilometres to raise funds for various charities and local businesses - true to the Poringland community spirit!

Transport:

There are 38 local bus and coach services in Poringland. The buses 40, 41, and 87 run to Norwich city center from Poringland. Local buses also provide services to the nearest train stations in Norwich center and Brundall.

Schools:

Poringland and its surrounding villages house some of the UK's top schools. These include the Poringland Primary School & Nursery, a community school with boasting above the national average rankings in subjects such as maths, and a high overall Ofsted ranking.

Other schools with an 'outstanding' Ofsted ranking include Trowse Primary School in Poringland and Stokes Holy Cross Primary School located in the neighbouring town also has an outstanding overall Ofsted ranking. These schools are known for their caring and welcoming ethos, with staff and pupils working in partnership with the wider community, ensuring the best integration for your child should you be thinking of moving to the area.

The Norwich School is an independent coeducational day school ranked in the top three best independent secondary schools in East Anglia. Whilst Norwich High School for Girls (GDST) is an independent girls school also ranked in the top ten independent secondary schools in East Anglia.

The Property Market:

Jamie Moore, Director of Winkworth Poringland, with over 10 years experience in estate agency in the local area says:

 

"Poringland has a rapidly changing market, with new homes and thriving schools in the area bringing increasing interest from families and younger buyers"

 

"If you are thinking of buying, selling, letting or renting, then you can be sure that our incredibly committed and experienced team, based in the heart of the thriving village will be able to create a strategy to best suit your needs..."

 

For those looking to buy, properties include a selection of semi-detached houses and cottages with average prices of £280,000.

For those looking to sell, there is a good market with over 145 properties sold in Poringland in the last 12 months.

Jamie Moore highlights the top two Country Homes for sale in the area:

1. Devlin Drive, NR14

£270,000 Freehold

Three bedroom family home, NR14

This sizable three bedroom family home comes complete with a garage and carport. The master bedroom accommodates an en-suite bathroom and the large lounge area and garden are perfect for entertaining, especially in the summer months. Devlin drive is located conveniently close to local amenities and schools.

2. Hall Road, NR14

£350,000 Freehold

Three bedroom detached bungalow, NR14

This three bedroom detached bungalow has an impressive conservatory that extends into the enclosed-back garden full of evergreens, plants and shrubs which make the perfect sanctuary. The property itself is notably spacious with three double bedrooms, and an eighteen foot lounge. Located away from busy roads, it is the perfect family home and ideal for those who prefer the peace and quiet of the country.

For more information on these properties or other properties in the area, contact Winkworth Poringland.

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