Stanhoe (named by the Saxons meaning “stony hill”) is a typical small Norfolk village with traditional brick and flint houses. Steeped in history, the village has been in existence for over 1,200 years and has traditionally been a farming community. Surrounded by open countryside, you will see wheat, oilseed rape, sugar beet and malting barley growing in the fields. Don’t be surprised to find tractors and mud on the roads during harvest time!
In the centre of the village is the famous duck pond (otherwise known as “The Pit”) where you will see a selection of ducks and geese who all reside in the village. Walk around the quiet country lanes and take in the abundance of wildlife right on your doorstep. With the lack of street lights, you will also have a sky full of stars to admire so you can perfect your stargazing skills!
The village is fortunate to be serviced by the award-winning rustic-smart gastropub The Duck Inn. Famed for serving the best in local produce and East Anglian ales and providing friendly and efficient service to perfectly compliment the incredible food. This really is a must on your visit!
Located between the larger villages of Docking and Burnham Market you are well positioned to explore the coast and surrounding countryside. Burnham Market is well-equipped with an abundance of village amenities including an array of independent shops and restaurants, galleries, post office, petrol station, playing field, Tennis courts and a newly refurbished children’s play area. Head to the coast where you will find the beautiful, expansive sandy beaches at Brancaster, Holkham and Wells-Next-the-Sea.