Be it Burnham Market or Holkham, there are some villages in Norfolk that seem to get all the attention.

While they may be deserving of high praise, there are other communities in the county that are perhaps too often overlooked.

Here are five villages that are underrated, according to local estate agents. 

Watton & Swaffham Times: The pretty village of MulbartonThe pretty village of Mulbarton (Image: Newsquest)



Located a short distance south of Norwich, this village has a lot to offer despite its small size.

Tom Clayton, part of the residential sales team at Savills in Norfolk, believes his home village of Mulbarton was becoming increasingly popular.

“Approximately six miles south of Norwich, it allows for brilliant commuting to the city whilst retaining a village feel around an attractive central common,” he said.

“It also has the benefit of several local amenities including an Ofsted-rated ‘Good’ primary school, farm shop, pub, two village stores, pharmacy, dentist, takeaways and car garage – everything required for a family.

"House prices are also lower when compared to some of the villages nearer the city – so there is plenty of value for money.”

Watton & Swaffham Times: Dersingham is surrounded by countryside perfect for long walksDersingham is surrounded by countryside perfect for long walks (Image: Newsquest)



Close to the Royal Sandringham Estate and some of Norfolk's best beaches, Lee Shuardson, residential manager of Brown & Co King's Lynn, believes Dersingham deserves more recognition.

He said: “It is a fabulous location, around 15 minutes from a vast array of amenities in King’s Lynn and around a 10-minute drive from some of the best beaches in the county such as 'Sunny Hunny' (Hunstanton) and the North Norfolk coastline.

Dersingham itself has two pubs, two takeaways, a library, a surgery, a pharmacy, numerous beauty parlours and a tearoom, to name a few.

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Watton & Swaffham Times: Long sandy beaches are just a short walk away from the centre of the village of Caister-on-SeaLong sandy beaches are just a short walk away from the centre of the village of Caister-on-Sea (Image: Newsquest)



Offering a coastal destination while being away from the bustle of larger seaside towns, Caister deserves to be on more people's radar, according to Jamie Minors, managing director of Minors & Brady.

"Caister-on-Sea is definitely one of the most underrated villages in Norfolk," he said.

"It is rumoured to have the oldest holiday camp in the UK, dating back to 1906.

"Caister-on-Sea has people of all ages, in homes of all types, with beautiful access to Norfolk’s coastline.

"It’s far enough out of the hustle and bustle of Great Yarmouth, yet close enough to enjoy the fun on its doorstep. Caister-on-Sea has great transport links, schools for all ages, a supermarket, a gym and a huge local community."


Watton & Swaffham Times: Old Buckenham is known for its large village greenOld Buckenham is known for its large village green (Image: Newsquest)


Old Buckenham

It may not attract the same fame as other picturesque villages, but for one local estate agent, the village of Old Buckenham is an up-and-coming place.

Polly Hughes, part of the residential sales team at Savills Norfolk, believes Old Buckenham was a good alternative for buyers looking for somewhere a little bit different.

She said: “An attractive south Norfolk village within easy reach of the A11, it features a green with a newly opened cafe, two pubs, a shop, primary school and secondary school.

“The village also hosts several events including a hot air balloon festival and there is a country park with another cafe and campsite.

"Being slightly further away from Norwich the property values are relatively more affordable, and there is a lovely mix of architecture to suit a variety of tastes – from older cottages and Georgian manor houses right the way through to high-quality new builds.”

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Watton & Swaffham Times: A boat sails past the village of Brundall on the River YareA boat sails past the village of Brundall on the River Yare (Image: Newsquest)



With the city just one train stop away while being close to the Norfolk Broads, Jamie Minors of Minors & Brady thinks Brundall is criminally overlooked.

He said: "Brundall is also a hugely underrated village. Just eight miles east of the city, yet with superb access roads and a direct train line, it offers a tranquil and leafy setting to raise your family or to enjoy retirement.

"With two local pubs and popular local schools, the village is perfectly located on the Norfolk Broads, giving surreal views over the River Yare, opening the door to a host of Norfolk wildlife."