The charm of life in this pretty village
12 mins to Hunstanton
25 mins to King's Lynn
There’s a Norfolk saying, ‘slow you down’, and if you follow the old coast road nine miles east from King’s Lynn to Ingoldisthorpe, you’ll discover the charm of life at an unhurried pace in this pretty village This small village is located between the busier villages of Snettisham and Dersingham on the Wash coast, north of King’s Lynn.
Nearby, an outstanding village school is just one of the reasons why Ingoldisthorpe is so popular with young families, along with a village church - St Michaels, a sports and social club and a village hall where a range of classes and events are held.
There are good shops in both Snettisham and Dersingham. King’s Lynn is around ten miles away, and has supermarkets and a wider range of amenities, as well as a main line link to London King’s Cross.
For a small, coastal village, Snettisham has a big reputation, not least as a gourmand’s getaway. Add to this a wealth of pretty period properties and it’s not surprising that many come for a weekend only to seek a more permanent place to stay.
With a primary school, GP surgery and dental practice, plus a central chemist and supermarket, plus a handy local builder’s merchant for any renovations, the village is extremely well serviced. A small retail park, Poppyfields, and The Granary, which is a treasure trove of craft, antiques and collectibles, sit on the edge of the village and are fun to explore.
Resplendent St Mary’s Church sits on a hill behind the village centre and was built in the 14th century.
‘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!