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A popular place to live for its easy 15-minute stroll into Norwich city centre, Thorpe Hamlet also appeals to those seeking rental homes for many other reasons.

Among its numerous attractions are its proximity to the train station, which has direct links to Stratford International and London Liverpool Street, as well as Stansted Airport, Cambridge, Peterborough and Manchester.

From here, it is also possible to take a train out to Cromer or Sheringham on the magnificent North Norfolk coast or to the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth.

Also just a short walk from Thorpe Hamlet, is the Riverside area, with its swimming pool, gyms, bowling alley, cinema, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.

In this part of the city, opposite Norwich City’s Carrow Road Football Stadium, there is also a retail park, complete with major supermarket and several big high street names.

Thorpe Hamlet itself is a character-filled quarter, offering rows of appealing Victorian terraced homes, as well as larger, detached houses on leafy lanes, nestled on one of Norwich rare hills.

Newer properties, including apartments and modern homes can also be found in the area, some looking out towards the River Yare.

Local amenities include friendly, family pubs, restaurants and takeaways, as well as schools such as Thorpe Hamlet First and Nursery School; Lionwood Infant and Nursery School and Lionwood Junior School.

The secondary schools of Thorpe St Andrew and Open Academy, are slightly further out, but can be reached by local children on foot or bicycle, as well as by bus.

Although very much a residential area, Thorpe Hamlet benefits from parks, woods and other open spaces and is well-positioned for access to the Norfolk Broads and the coast by road.

Whitlingham Country Park, just a stone’s throw away, is often considered to be the gateway to the Broads, and offers footpaths and cycle routes, as well as water-based activities and a nature reserve.