Four Norfolk homes near good schools

The four-bedroomed home at New Costessey

The four-bedroomed home at New Costessey - Credit: Russen & Hill

Finding a great home near a good school is a priority for many growing families; here are four selected by property editor Rebecca MacNaughton which might just fit the bill for you and your children.

New Costessey 

Longwater Lane 
Offers in the region of £500,000 
Russen & Hill, 01603 950152 
russenandhill.co.uk 

The lounge at New Costessey

The lounge at New Costessey - Credit: Russen & Hill

This detached four-bedroom home in New Costessey has been fully renovated is located roughly a mile away from Ormiston Victory Academy, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. 

It features bright, light and versatile accommodation and includes an entrance hall, lounge and separate family room. 

The kitchen at New Costessey

The kitchen at New Costessey - Credit: Russen & Hill

The large fitted kitchen leads into a good-sized breakfast room, and there is also a useful utility space and downstairs cloakroom. 

On the first floor, the house offers four bedrooms, including one en suite, as well as a family bathroom and an office.  

The gardens are lovely and mature and feature a patio, lawn and several raised beds. The property also has a large driveway and garage. 

Outside seating at Carleton Rode

Outside seating at Carleton Rode - Credit: Warners

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Carleton Rode 

Mile Road 
£950,000 
Warners, 01953 547021 
warnersprop.com 

The Carleton Rode lounge

The Carleton Rode lounge - Credit: Warners

This four-bedroom home is roughly within a three-mile radius of several primary schools, including one in the village and those at Bunwell, Tacolneston and Aslacton, all of which are rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. 

It features a huge lounge, formal dining room, additional space for a home office and a lovely light-filled garden room, which overlooks the property’s stunning two-acre grounds.

Inside the Carleton Rode home

Inside the Carleton Rode home - Credit: Warners

The master bedroom comes with two built-in double wardrobes as well as a four-piece en suite. The three additional bedrooms are all doubles and are well-served by a sizeable shower room. 

Outside, there is off-road parking for several vehicles and easy road access to the A11, which makes commuting a breeze. 

The handsome home in St Stephens, Norwich

The handsome home in St Stephens, Norwich - Credit: William H Brown

Norwich 

St Stephens Road 
Offers in excess of £725,000 
William H Brown, 01603 221797 
williamhbrown.co.uk 

The stylish kitchen

The stylish kitchen - Credit: William H Brown

Within walking distance of Town Close and Norwich High School for Girls, this Grade II listed townhouse is arranged over four floors and offers up to five bedrooms. 

Highlights include a wonderful garden room, which overlooks a private and enclosed garden at the rear, and a large sociable kitchen which has plenty of dining space. 

The lounge at St Stephens

The lounge at St Stephens - Credit: William H Brown

The property also offers a good degree of flexibility, with two rooms and a shower room on the ground floor which could be used as an apartment or annexe – particularly ideal if you have older teens who might want some privacy. 

To the front there is a communal lawn garden and garage and parking can be found at the rear.  

The front of the converted Victorian school in East Runton

The front of the converted school building. - Credit: Coast and Country

East Runton 

Lower Common 
Offers in excess of £650,000 
Coast and Country, 01263 800474 
coastandcountryea.co.uk 

This four-bedroom coastal home dates back to the Victorian era and was once a school itself. Today, it is well-served by others in Cromer and Sheringham, including Beeston Hall, which is just over a mile and a half away. 

The kitchen of the converted school building in East Runton.

The kitchen with its original paraquet flooring. - Credit: Coast and Country

The building itself has been beautifully restored and features a modern yet sympathetic kitchen/diner, bathroom and boot room on the ground floor, as well as a further four rooms, which could be used as reception rooms or bedrooms or perhaps a combination of both. 

The arched window of the converted school building in East Runton.

The arched window of the principle bedroom. - Credit: Coast and Country

Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a 24ft room which has previously been used as a living room but could also make a wonderful master bedroom, as it includes an original feature fireplace and a stunning church-style arched window. 

Outside, the knapped flint architecture and original arched windows blend beautifully with the neighbouring church. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and there is off-road parking.