A popular spot
The pretty riverside village of Coltishall, commonly referred to as ‘The Gateway to the Norfolk Broads’, is one of the most popular locations for buyers looking to move or stay within the Broads National Park.
For over two centuries Coltishall was a thriving commercial centre for the malting industry and an important stopping point on the Aylsham to Great Yarmouth route along the River Bure, which is reflected throughout the village with some magnificent buildings. In its day Coltishall had its own ship building yard where many of the river’s wherries were built.
During the late 19th century the village also had four blacksmiths, alongside shoemakers, thatchers, basket makers, wheelwrights, malt shovel makers and harnessmakers. Nine public houses, a cottage hospital, four churches and even a volunteer fire brigade served the bustling community where a cattle market was held once a week beside the then railway station.
Settings such as the iconic riverside common with its fashionable eateries, often play host to those wishing to relax and unwind by the water’s edge and to watch the wildlife and passing boats as they pass.
Less than 30 minutes from Norwich city centre or the renowned north Norfolk coastline, Coltishall is an idyllic place to escape to the country.
Stobart & Hurrell are also very proud fans of Broadland’s fastest growing female football club – The Bure Valley Wildcats.
If you are thinking of making a move, or know someone who is, Stobart & Hurrell would love to hear from you.
An example of the type of properties available in Coltishall includes The Mallards – A threestorey waterside home with a balcony overlooking its own staithe, jetty and mooring, sold for £375,000