The village, which was originally developed by Norwich Life and completed in December 1997, is located on land owned by the William Marsh Will Trust which houses Marsh Memorial Homes. The land on which the village is located has been leased to the Marsh Woodside Village Trust (MWVT) for 99 years with an additional 25 year option. The trustees are appointed by the MCSA Woodside Trust and the William Marsh Will Trust.
The village has 155 cottages and 52 apartments (located in 2 separate 3 storey buildings each served by a lift). All cottages have attached garages and each apartment has a single garage alongside the apartment block. Most of the cottages face north. Both apartment buildings face north and most of the units have balconies, some of which have been enclosed by previous or current residents. The unit sizes and the current prices and levies are set out in the price list which is updated annually. No transfer or conveyancing fees are payable.