Park House

Wroxham Road, Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6NA

Park House is a six bedroom house on 12.7 acres of land. It was purchased at the end of 2012. The house was very thoughtfully constructed in the 1950’s - the previous owners clearly had a good instinct for building design - however times change and from an energy and sustainability viewpoint it’s ripe for re-design along permaculture lines. The land consists of approximately two and half acres of mature mainly deciduous woodland, three acres of gardens and seven acres of silvopasture (grazing land with mature standard oaks). We hosted our first permaculture design course in August 2013 from which we received a host of good ideas for developing the land along permaculture lines.

Getting There

Cycling:

  • Head out on the Wroxham Road past the Park & Ride (there are cycle paths on parts of the route as far as Sprowston Manor).  Take care on the 150m stretch after the bicycle lane runs out. If the traffic is busy you might want to cross over and walk your bike for the last part.
  • After Sprowston Manor look out for a long clipped hedge on the left as the road bends to the right.
  • At the end the hedge is a big oak tree and two large rocks which mark the entrance to Park House

By Bus (from Norwich Bus Station, Castle Meadow Stop CA or Stop CD or Anglia Square)

  • Take Norse bus 605 to Sprowston Park & Ride (every 15 minutes until 18.30 Mon- Fri)
  • or First bus 11 or 11a to Blue Boar Lane Tescos, Sprowston (every 10 minutes)
  • Walk to Park House 10 - 15 minutes (see cycle route)
  • Alternatively take Neaves bus 36 (Castle Meadow stop CF) Ask driver to stop at Sprowston Manor (8.33, 13.33, 16.18 or 17.43 Mon - Fri or 8.43, 14.48 or 17.43 on Saturdays)

By Train (from Norwich Rail Station):

  • On Foot
  • Walk along Prince of Wales Road to Upper King Street, Stop CK for 605
  • or Castle Meadow Stop CD for bus 11 or 11a (about 10 Mins)
  • Catch bus as above
  • By Bike
  • Exit by the main gate which is straight across the car park from the station entrance.
  • Go over the river bridge and stay in the Right lane where cyclists can turn right.
  • Follow this road around - it wiggles L, R, L, R, ending under a narrow arch.
  • When you come out from the arch turn Left onto Tombland
  • Then Right onto the main road.
  • This road heads towards Magdalen Street passing the Maids Head on your right.
  • Keep on this road all the way to Park House. (it becomes, Sprowston Road and then Wroxham Road)
  • After Sprowston Park & Ride and Sprowston Manor look out for a long clipped hedge on the left as the road bends to the right.
  • At the end the hedge is a big oak tree and two large rocks which mark the entrance to Park House

By Car:

From Norwich follow signposts to Wroxham

  • After Sprowston Park & Ride you'll pass Sprowston Manor on your Right
  • Then look out for a long clipped hedge on the LEFT as the road bends to the right.
  • At the end the hedge is a big oak tree which marks the entrance to Park House
  • The white gate will open automatically
  • Park on the gravel drive in front of the house
 
 

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