Snettisham is a most attractive village on the shores of the Wash, comprising a pleasant blend of old and pretty carrstone cottages and newer homes. It has its own beach from which you can sail, windsurf or swim.
The cottage is located in the centre of Snettisham in close proximity to the village shops, pubs, restaurants, playing fields and Church. In the village there's a good choice of local shops and pubs that serve excellent food. One of the notable pubs is the Rose and Crown, which has won many awards including the prestigious “British Pub of the Year 2015”. Also in Snettisham is The Old Bank Restaurant which won the Good Food Guide Best Local Restaurant in the UK 2019. Snettisham offers something for everyone, no matter your age, no matter the weather. It is handily placed for the larger traditional holiday resort of Hunstanton to the North and the old town of King's Lynn to the South.
Also close are the famous sandy beaches at Brancaster, Holme next the Sea, and Thornham. Other attractions nearby include the Royal Estate of Sandringham surrounded by numerous picture postcard carrstone cottage villages. Norfolk Lavender at Heacham, bird watching at the nearby RSPB Reserves of Snettisham and Titchwell where visitors are always welcome and Thetford Forest with its fabulous walks and wildlife. Snettisham is a perfect location for discovering both historic West Norfolk and the beautiful North Norfolk Coast with its beaches, golf courses, walks, bird watching, sailing, etc.
The Rose and Crown, which is literally just across the road from our cottage, won British Pub of the Year in 2015 Good Pub Guide.
For the shoppers Burnham Market offers high quality shopping in a Georgian setting while Swaffham boasts its attractive triangular market place which on Saturdays hosts its famous open-air market and public auction.
From Snettisham it is an easy drive to the visitor attractions in the neighbouring counties, Ely, Cambridge, Newmarket and the Duxford Imperial War Museum with its unique aircraft collection and the Thursford Spectacular to name but a few.
Bernard's Notes on The Thursford Christmas Spectacular: this is the largest Christmas show in the country and Thursford is only a pretty, 30 minute cross-country drive from our Snettisham Corner Cottage.
As its headline name implies, the Thursford Christmas Spectacular show runs in the period from early November up to Christmas every year and it draws almost a 130,000 people to an amazing show that combines traditional Christmas themes with Las Vegas excitement and West End production values. It is set in the magical Thursford surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are talented West End performers. The 3 hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart-toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.
Word of this amazing show has spread and it is now generally recognised as being the largest show of its kind in the country, if not Europe. 5,000 visitors a day descend on Norfolk’s tiny village of Thursford to see the show and take part in Santa’s Magical Journey. Up to fifty coaches per day travel from all over the country and many of their patrons visit year-on-year, turning the trip into a mini-holiday staying in the county's hotels, guest houses and holiday cottages.
And if you're on the look-out for outstandingly comfortable Thursford Accommodation, what better mini-holiday could you imagine at that time of year than to combine the myriad delights of a stay at Corner Cottage, with a quick-flip down to Thursford for their 2pm or 7pm Christmas Spectacular, then scoot back to Snettisham in good time for a slap-up-feed at the award winning Rose and Crown . . . lead me to it!
Leave the car behind and discover the natural beauty of the North Norfolk coast with unlimited travel on the Coast Line Bus.
Jump aboard the Norfolk Coast Line Bus which travels between Cromer and King’s Lynn and visit the quaint villages and seaside towns located all along the glorious North Norfolk coast. There’s no need to rush – you can discover this beautiful part of Norfolk at your own pace. Buses run every half an hour during the summer months and hourly during winter.