Snettisham is a charming village near the Norfolk coast, five miles south of Hunstanton. Self-catering holidays in Snettisham are perfect for visitors who want to experience life in a peaceful, rural community while discovering some of Norfolk’s most spectacular scenery. The village centre is best explored by foot, with a handful of independent businesses including an arts and crafts shop and a book shop. The Rose and Crown and the Queen Victoria are both charming pubs where local ales and good food can be enjoyed. The Old Bank Bistro has a reputation for serving exceptional dishes prepared with the best seasonal ingredients.
Recently built on the outskirts of this popular village, close to the A149, is a small complex of new buildings on land which was once part of Snettisham Railway, hence the name of the Railway Sidings. Some of the older buildings which were part of the railway history have been converted.
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There are several fascinating historic landmarks to look out for within walking distance of Snettisham holiday cottages. On the southern edge of the village, the site of a Roman Villa has been discovered, while on a nearby hilltop, St Mary’s Church dates back to the 14th century with far-reaching views of the village and countryside beyond. Snettisham RSPB Reserve is two miles away, on the coast of the Wash, with hides overlooking lagoons where rare birds can be seen, and Snettisham Woods are crisscrossed by beautiful trails. The village also has a park which is famous for its herds of deer. A short distance from your Snettisham holiday cottage, the banks of the River Ingol are popular among walkers and wildlife-watchers.
The Victorian resort of Hunstanton is a short drive from the village, with a lovely beach. At the foot of distinctive striped cliffs, the elegant seafront is home to pitch and putt, crazy golf, bandstand concerts, and funfairs. Within a few miles of Hunstanton, Norfolk Lavender Visitor Centre, Bircham Windmill and the RSPB reserve of Titchwell are all worth a visit. The tranquil waterways and windmills of the Norfolk Broads and graceful architecture of Norwich are close enough for day trips.