Superbly located "perfect" village
‘The perfect village’ is how many locals lovingly describe Dersingham which is well-serviced with a primary and junior school, GP surgery, library, Post Office, a butcher, supermarket, newsagent, garden centre, Chinese restaurant and a smashing fish and chip shop – all within a relatively compact 5.6 sq mile radius!
Coupled with this is the village’s superb position, just 7.5 miles from King’s Lynn with a direct rail line to London King’s Cross, making it ideal for country-loving commuters. Alternatively, go east and discover north Norfolk’s sandy beaches at Snettisham, Heacham or Hunstanton, just a few minutes’ drive away.
With plenty of traditional carrstone cottages and large period properties, including a loop of highly desirable detached homes surrounding Fern Hill and along Shernbourne Road, there are newer developments including the ever-popular Sandringham Estate with a good mix of property sizes.
Dersingham has grand neighbours as the village borders the Sandringham Estate, home to the Queen’s Norfolk residence, and the road follows onwards to Anmer where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a country home – Prince George was often spotted playing under the Duchess’ watchful eye at Dersingham’s Playground as a youngster, and the village’s recreation ground is a central spot for many local community events.
There’s easy access to Sandringham’s trails from the edge of the village offering plenty of ways to explore the estate – escape the heat of the beach on a hot summer’s day with a cooling cycle ride, or admire autumn’s colourful display with a woodland walk that leads little ones to the children’s play area and its impressive 26ft water tower. Build their knowledge of nature further at Dersingham Bog National Nature Reserve where they can adventure marshland, heathland and woodland.
Despite its grand neighbours, Dersingham has a homely feel with a strong community served by a newly renovated village hall with a regular calendar of social events. There are two thriving pubs, The Feathers and Coach and Horses, the latter of which is regularly celebrated by CAMRA for its award winning selection of traditional ales.
It’s easy to see why Dersingham holds so much appeal, particularly among doctors and front-line workers working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, just 7.5 miles away, offering a superb place to enjoy the best of coast and country.