The wonders of living in Trowse

Part of Trowse from above

Part of Trowse from above - Credit: Archant

SPONSORED: The picturesque village of Trowse or, as it's sometimes known, Trowse with Newton or Trowse Millgate, can be found just 1.5 miles south-east of the city centre of Norwich nestled on the banks of the River Yare.

It has a population of around 1,000, however this is due to grow over the coming years with more development on the horizon.

The most recent new homes are 60 properties Hopkins Homes built at the top of the village on the former site of Norwich City Football Club's training ground.

Trowse is one of a small family of model villages and was created by the Colman family during the 1800s for workers at the world famous Colman's mustard factory.

Today cottages in Block Hill, Russell Terrace, and School Terrace are among some of the most popular places to live around Norwich with many vendors wanting to stay within the village whether upsizing or downsizing.


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The building of the Trowse bypass in 1992 only helped the village as it gave it back its slightly more rural character and feel which makes it so popular today.

The attraction for many is down to its close proximity to the city as many residents will walk to work, particularly if employed at County Hall and also the choice of two village pubs, restaurant, village shop and excellent primary school.

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You're also perfectly positioned for the Norwich dry ski slope and a little further down the road, the magnificent Whitlingham Country Park which is perfect for when you fancy a country walk and it's also a great place for cycling or getting out on the water in a canoe. Then, after all that exercise, you can relax in the barn cafe in the visitor centre.

You can see why so many people would love to live in Trowse and the lack of property coming on to the market around this area just makes buyers more determined to succeed.

•You can contact Simon Nisbet at Gilson Bailey on 01603 764444.

•Gilson Bailey has sponsored this article

•What do you like about living in Trowse? You can leave your comments below.

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