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Swaffham is a picturesque Norfolk town with a market square that dates back to the medieval era. With a great community feel, a good range of schools and excellent amenities, it’s a popular location for young families and retirees. Its proximity to Norwich also makes it attractive to young professionals and first-time buyers commuting into the city. With a range of houses available, whatever you’re looking for, find your new home with Persimmon.

Buying a new build home in Swaffham

Swaffham is brimming with history and its attractive, red brick architecture makes this market town a charming place to live. With a slower pace of life but with plenty going on, you’ll be able to enjoy a great lifestyle from your new Persimmon home.

Living in Swaffham

A market town

The town had a prosperous sheep and wool industry which contributed to its large marketplace. Markets have been held here for more than 800 years, and they’re still a popular part of town life today. On Friday, there’s an indoor market with homemade cakes and baked goods, vintage jewellery and a treasure trove of other items.

On Saturday, the buzzing market square sees stalls selling local food and produce, plants, antiques and clothing. Not only are these markets an opportunity to buy locally sourced goods, but they’re also a great way to get involved with the local community and will be within easy reach of your new home.

A beautiful place to call home

Swaffham is a picturesque place with many beautiful Georgian buildings surrounding its large market square. In fact, there are over 100 listed buildings throughout the town, making it a stunning place to call home. In recognition of this, it was chosen as the filming location for the TV series Kingdom.

While this might make the town a nice place to walk around, recent research has also suggested that attractive surroundings positively contribute to mental wellbeing, and areas with characterful buildings have a positive link to happiness. You’ll be able to benefit from this with your new Persimmon home.

Great connections

The town is well connected, with the A47 offering direct links to Norwich and King’s Lynn. The A1065 provides good access to the north and south of the county. Train stations can be found in nearby Downham Market, King’s Lynn and Norwich, where a direct link to London Liverpool Street takes under two hours.

Norwich Airport is less than an hour’s drive and flies to a number of international destinations. So, although a new home in Swaffham will offer you the benefit of the peace of the unspoilt Norfolk countryside, you’ll remain well connected to the rest of the UK and will be set up for trips abroad.

Our new build houses in Swaffham

Persimmon has a number of houses available in Swaffham, Norwich and across Norfolk. Browse our available developments below or get in touch with our friendly customer services team if you’d like to know more.