Eco-friendly family homes launched in Norfolk in picturesque setting

Last weekend saw the launch of Avocet View, a collection of 12 energy efficient, traditionally designed family homes on the edge of the picturesque town of Blakeney, on the North Norfolk coast.


Avocet View, a development from leading housebuilder Hill, is a rare collection of new homes set around courtyards, designed to reflect the local vernacular while also providing high quality, energy efficient living. The development takes its name from the avocet, a small wading bird that became a symbol of the area after its successful reintroduction to the local habitat and is in an elevated position.


Tony Woodman, Sales Director at Hill, commented: “This scheme combines low energy family homes with high end design and specification, set within a picturesque natural coastal setting. With over 80 people attending the launch it is evident that there is a great of demand for these properties from both the local community and buyers from further afield looking for a holiday home.”


The three, four and five bedroom properties sit elevated on the edge of Blakeney village with a selection of plots offering distant views of the sea and have been built using traditional materials. Externally each property incorporates design features such as cobbled flint, red brickwork, off-white render and natural clay roof tiles in warm shades of red.


Each home contains high levels of insulation and an air-source heat pump with under-floor heating which will reduce carbon emissions and fuel bills. The contemporary kitchens are fitted with A-rated Bosch energy saving appliances.


The centre of Blakeney, known for its narrow streets leading down to the quay, offers a break away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The coastal town is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is part of the Blakeney Point nature reserve, famous for its seals and migratory birds.


Avocet View is a short walk from the centre of town, which offers a range of boutique shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. Blakeney is approximately one hour’s drive from Norwich and Kings Lynn, both of which have good rail connections to London. Also within easy reach are the bustling market towns of Holt and Fakenham.


Prices for a four bedroom home are £795,000. For more information contact Hill’s selling agent William H Brown on telephone: 01263 586 041 or for further information visit




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