Drayton named as one of Norfolk's most desirable postcodes

Loved for its community spirit and excellent schools, the village of Drayton near Norwich is the highly desirable location for Hopkins Homes new development, Church Farm (NR8 6RP).

With a postcode of NR8, the area was ranked as a top regional draw for new home buyers by both Royal Mail and online estate agent Purplebricks.

There are many reasons to love this village – read on to find out why we chose it for our new Church Farm development.

Village life
Church Farm is conveniently located on the edge of historic Drayton village, surrounded by open fields and rolling countryside. Drayton’s history dates back to Roman times and the village is even mentioned in the Domesday Book. With a welcoming community atmosphere, Drayton is an ideal location to explore village life.

Amenities aplenty
The village is rich in amenities from quintessential farm shops and traditional farmers’ markets to high street staples, such as a post office, doctor’s surgery, dentist, pubs, cafes and a leisure centre. There are also fantastic schools and preschools.

Outdoor lifestyle
Situated close to the River Wensum, Church Farm is perfectly set for riverside walks and for those seeking a more active lifestyle with fishing, paddleboarding and kayaking on the doorstep. If that isn’t enough, the nearby Wensum Valley Hotel’s Golf and Country Club’s picturesque golf course is just a few miles away.

Bustling Norwich
Only five miles from Church Farm, Norwich is a City bursting with character and charm. Its medieval history with stunning Norman cathedral and castle blends seamlessly with its modern art, music and cultural scene. It is England’s first UNESCO City of Literature and boasts independent and high street shops aplenty, along with lively restaurants, bars and nightlife.

Well connected
Excellent road and rail links make it easy to travel for work or pleasure. Church Farm is a matter of minutes in the car from Norwich International Airport and just 22 miles from the North Norfolk coast, making it the ideal base to explore the Norfolk countryside, beautiful beaches and the stunning Norfolk Broads. Trains from Norwich can also easily connect you to the rest of the country.

River Wensum - Mobile - Drayton Home Page - Hopkins Homes
Church Farm Street Scene CGI - Hopkins Homes

Monika Hanlon, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Hopkins Homes, said: “The Church Farm show home opens this weekend, Saturday 24th September, providing an ideal opportunity to visit in person. Reserve your new home now and on specific plots, you can move in by Christmas.

The show home is ‘The Chiltern’, a stunning four-bedroom home that offers a contemporary open plan kitchen/dining room and two en-suites. It also has a separate study, a spacious lounge with an open fireplace and log burner, and a spectacular rear garden.”

Church Farm is a sublime collection of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes, designed to retain the heritage of the past, whilst offering energy efficient modern living. It will bring substantial benefits to the local community including several large public open spaces including a children’s play area and allotments, footpaths and cycle lanes, upgrades to bus shelters in School Road, a tree belt and 88 affordable homes.

To discover more about Church Farm, or to book your appointment to view the show home, click here.  Alternatively, please call our Sales Consultant on 01763 291004.