EDP Norfolk - - Promotion -

AC­CORD­ING to the 2011 Cen­sus, 81.5 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion lives in ur­ban ar­eas, with fewer than one in five liv­ing in ru­ral towns, vil­lages and ham­lets. And yet study af­ter study shows that the best qual­ity of life is to be found away from the city, and es­pe­cially in small mar­ket towns – and that ev­i­dence is backed up by soar­ing de­mand for homes in the most at­trac­tive and vi­brant of these set­tle­ments.

One of the most sought-af­ter is Hingham, the lovely Ge­or­gian mar­ket town 15 miles to the west of Nor­wich. Named ear­lier this year by The Lon­don Evening Stan­dard as one of the most at­trac­tive places in the UK to live, Hingham is ev­ery­thing you could ask of an English mar­ket town, right down to its vil­lage green sur­rounded by a thriv­ing pub, a clutch of in­de­pen­dent shops in­clud­ing a butcher and post of­fice, and a 14th cen­tury church.

Above all it has a vi­brant com­mu­nity, with a good pri­mary school and play­group, a well-used sports cen­tre, and around 30 dif­fer­ent clubs and so­ci­eties, cater­ing for in­ter­ests as di­verse as archery, hand­bell ring­ing and Tae Kwon Do.

No wonder that homes in this lovely town are much in de­mand, with buy­ers need­ing to move quickly to se­cure a pur­chase when they come onto the mar­ket.

Nor­folk-based fam­ily-owned house builder Abel Homes is cur­rently build­ing 88 at­trac­tive and highly-en­ergy ef­fi­cient new fam­ily homes near the cen­tre of Hingham, just a cou­ple of min­utes’ walk from that at­trac­tive vil­lage green.

The new homes have an ‘A’ rated En­ergy Per­for­mance Cer­tifi­cate (EPC) – the high­est achiev­able rating for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency – with fea­tures such as pho­to­voltaic so­lar pan­els, triple glaz­ing and heat­ing with an air-source heat pump. They also fea­ture fi­bre broad­band di­rect to the premises, as well as elec­tric garage doors, and floor cov­er­ings to ev­ery room as stan­dard.

It is this com­bi­na­tion of de­sign, ‘live­abil­ity’ and lo­ca­tion which is mak­ing these new homes so sought-af­ter, with each re­lease sell­ing within just a few days. Those who want a piece of that high qual­ity life­style would do well to reg­is­ter their in­ter­est at www.abel­homes.co.uk, so they can be the first to hear about the re­lease of new homes as they hap­pen.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.