South Creake is a quiet village tucked into the Burn valley in North Norfolk and surrounded by rolling acres of farmland. There is a village green and playing field at the heart of the village with two grass Tennis courts, a Bowling green, Football pitches and a children’s play area. The pretty little river Burn also runs through the centre of the village and is home to the numerous resident Ducks that the village has become infamous for!
Although there is no shop in the village, there are a selection of small wayside stalls selling locally grown fruit and vegetables, cakes, eggs and the traditional Norfolk summer delicacy, Samphire. The Burn Valley Nursery sells a beautiful selection of plants and the Burn Valley Fisheries has a three-acre fishing lake for those keen anglers among us.
The village is also home to The Yorke Trust, founded in 1985 to promote the arts and particularly music among young people. Since around 2005 it has been home to the North Norfolk Music Festival which presents concerts by international musicians in the large medieval church of Our Lady St Mary over a period of approximately 10 days in late August and early September.
There are still hints of the history of the village on view including the earthworks of an Iron Age Fort on Bloodgate Hill and the tiny Saxon church in neighbouring Waterden.
The village is well located for exploring the beautiful Norfolk countryside and the stunning coastline, which is only six miles away and is part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated between the old market town of Fakenham and the vibrant village of Burnham Market, you will find all the necessities of everyday life, including a traditional post office, butcher, fish monger, deli, wine merchant, hardware shop and chemist. In addition to this, there are also over 30 independent shops and boutiques, galleries, beauty salons, tea rooms and restaurants, including the new award-winning restaurant Socius or 20 North Street Bistro, Number 29, or the traditional pubs The Hoste Arms or The Nelson. You really are spoilt for choice with great places to dine!