This picturesque area of North West Norfolk has miles of beautiful heath, woodland and coastal walks. There are regular sightings of nightjars and golden pheasants at Dersingham Bog Nature Reserve. The RSPB reserve at Snettisham is just a 10 minute drive from St. Jude’s.
During the autumn and winter months, thousands of pink-footed geese can be seen and heard flying overhead between The Wash, where they spend the night, and their feeding grounds on the local sugar beet fields. This is one of the great wildlife spectacles.
The beautiful North Norfolk coast, with its wide sandy beaches and numerous nature reserves, including the renowned RSPB reserve at Titchwell Marsh, is only a short drive away.
Dersingham is a large village with a good range of shops, pubs serving good food, coffee shops and take-away establishments, GP and dental surgeries, garden centre and more. The two pubs, The Feathers and The Coach & Horses, as well as Manor Road takeaway are all a few minutes walk away.
For guests who prefer sight-seeing, there is a wide choice of stately homes and gardens, several National Trust and privately owned properties, as well as various museums, all within an hour’s drive of St. Jude’s. There are theatres in both King’s Lynn and Hunstanton. Every year King’s Lynn hosts the music festival.
Norfolk is rapidly becoming a gourmet destination offering many excellent restaurants and bistros.
For those guests working in the area, King’s Lynn is a 10 to 20 minutes drive and Hunstanton is a similar distance.
The main line railway station is located in King’s Lynn with an hourly service to London King’s Cross. Journey time is 1 hour 40 minutes. There is a regular local bus service, numbers 34 and 35, running between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton operated by Lynx. The Coastliner 36 (Lynx) runs from King’s Lynn via Hunstanton, Burnham Market, Wells-next-the-Sea, Walsingham and Fakenham. The Coasthopper CH1 (Sanders Coaches) runs from Wells-next-the-Sea to Cromer.