Norfolk is home to some of the most stunning scenery and sites of historical interest that England has to offer. Therefore, it's hardly surprising that so many people want to retire here! What better way to take time and unwind than to find yourself a spacious, luxury park home in the heart of Thetford?
The Forest Edge Court development, based near Great Hockham, is an exciting park community currently available to residents over the age of 45. By purchasing a park home, you can take all the time you need to explore the Norfolk Coast. You can also take in some of the more popular sights and sounds of the local villages.
About Forest Edge Court
Forest Edge Court is a beautiful, modern park home community nestled deep in the heart of Norfolk's countryside. It is well-linked to the village of Great Hockham, a quaint yet convenient locale for anyone interested in genuine peace and tranquility. All properties available at Forest Edge Court are developed as premium, two-bedroom bungalows. They are completely furnished for you on arrival, and you will also benefit from your own garden space to enjoy at your leisure.
Forest Edge Court itself is a quiet, safe community where you will be able to live amongst like-minded neighbours. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, and what's more, you will be able to easily explore wider Norfolk just a short drive away. You can even experience some of the nearby area on foot, with some tremendous countryside walks waiting for you just outside the community.
Forest Edge Court is based in a hugely convenient location, near to the popular Thetford Forest, and with easy access to main roads leading to Norfolk's famous resorts. You will be able to take public transport from the nearby station, and there are plenty of everyday conveniences. You'll find supermarkets, doctor's surgeries and more just a few miles down the road.
You'll also be able to bring pets here, too – meaning if you'd like to retire with a cat or dog or two, you can always feel free!
Exploring the Nearby Area
Before moving to Forest Edge Court, you will likely want to know more about the surrounding area! Norfolk is a fabulously thrilling county, with lots to see, do and explore for all the family. Here are just a few popular resorts and locations you may wish to take in once you've settled into your new home.
The Norfolk Broads
Norfolk is, of course, famous for its stunning waterways. The Norfolk Broads span across over 120 miles of water, with the national park stretching all along. There is plenty to see and do while you're here. Whether you choose to sail, hike or simply take your time admiring the natural beauty here, there are plenty of interesting features for visitors of all ages. Young tourists can check out the theme park facilities, while older adults can explore the local history – and take in a genuine slice of tranquil English life. Moving near to the Norfolk Broads may seem like a dream – but it can become a reality when you choose the right park property!
When moving to Forest Edge, you will find that the closest village nearby is Great Hockham. Great Hockham is a quintessential English countryside village. It is a world away from busy cities and sprawling towns. The people here are very welcoming, and they, of course, love to share their local produce and traditions with anyone keen to pop in and visit.
Great Hockham is a wonderful little village which regularly puts on shows and plays. It is home to some authentic English pubs. There are no chain restaurants or gastropubs to be found here! What's more, it is only a short walk away from the beautiful and sprawling Thetford Forest. Certainly, if you're interested in taking a closer look at what the English countryside has to offer, you're going to want to learn more about moving to Forest Edge.
Hunstanton, Cromer and Wells-Next-The-Sea
Norfolk is well-known for its variety of wonderful seaside resorts. If you like the idea of getting close to the coast, you will be able to travel out to a variety of towns and resorts from the convenience of Forest Edge.
Take a short drive or bus trip down the way to sample resorts at popular Cromer, Wells-Next-The-Sea, and Hunstanton. All three towns are very popular with lovers of the English seaside. There are miles of sandy coast, family entertainment and traditional seaside cuisine galore. If the idea of fish and chips on the promenade is appealing to you, it's only a short trip from Forest Edge. Norfolk has lots of surprises up its sleeves, and you should certainly take a look at their coastal curiosities.
Very close by, of course, is Thetford Forest Park, which was completely built by hand! It is, in fact, the largest non-natural lowland forest in the UK. It's a spectacular hide for various flora and fauna. There are almost 19,000 hectares of forest land for you to traverse, meaning you'll likely want to come back again and again. Luckily, it is again only a short trip away from Forest Edge.
There are several visitor sites based here across the incredible greenery. Take a look at St Helen's if you fancy taking a picnic into the woods. Why not explore the forest at its most lush by visiting High Lodge and Lynford Stag? To be able to get a better view of the wonderful wildlife here, you should make a beeline for Lynford Arboretum. Here, you can spot various unique plants, fungi and even birds which flitter in and out.
Thetford Forest is a colossal day out, and one many nature lovers will remember for years to come. If you move to Forest Edge, all of this wonderful greenery will be waiting for you on your doorstep!
The nearest city to Forest Edge is Norwich, which is a very popular metropolis for locals and Norfolk tourists alike. Referred to as the ‘City of Stories', Norwich plays host to a wide variety of festivals, fun days and open-air entertainment during the summer. Even when the weather turns for the worse, it remains as curious and as colourful as ever.
If you are stuck for attractions to explore in nearby Norfolk, Norwich has plenty for you to take in. Easily accessible from Forest Edge, take a trip out here to marvel at the local Cathedral, the Castle Museum, Houghton Hall and Raveningham Gardens. There is a huge array of heritage buildings based here, which means anyone with a passing interest in traditional architecture will want to take a closer look.
Do also take the time to explore Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, where you can learn more about the history of Norfolk at its most rural. There is also the Pensthorpe Natural Park, a wonderful reserve where the BBC used to film their popular ‘Springwatch' programme. Otherwise, take in a walking tour of the city, take in a show and get involved with the inner city celebrations such as Oktoberfest!
Forest Edge is also only a few miles away from Great Yarmouth, another hugely popular coastal resort. Yarmouth is home to a huge sea life centre, where you can get up close to creatures from the deep! There are also some wonderful nature trails here, as well as plenty of festivals and fairs running throughout the year. Yarmouth is a typical Norfolk resort in that it is proud of its roots. There is always something going on in the centre – it remains extremely popular with seaside fanatics. Once again, it may be somewhere you'd like to head to regularly if you move to Forest Edge. You'll only have to take a car or public transport – why not explore the coastal curiosity in your own time?
Why Choose Forest Edge Court?
Forest Edge Court is a park home community based in a beautiful part of the English countryside. Thetford Forest is truly stunning, even from afar – and the community here is secure, quiet and ready to welcome anyone in search of tranquility in the heart of Norfolk.
This park community is extremely well-positioned near coastal resorts and towns, as well as several traditional villages nearby. Generally, you will be able to get out and about to explore wider Norfolk by car or by public transport in under an hour. It's unlikely that you will find many other park homes in the area which are so accessible or keenly placed!
Forest Edge Court is wonderfully maintained. It could be just what you are looking for from a luxury retirement property, and what's more, there is peace and quiet guaranteed. You'll never have to go too far to find amenities, and you can really make a home your own here. Why not take a look at some of the fantastic properties already opening up here in Thetford?
Forest Edge Court Park, Great Hockham