Ups Telltale signs: price rises. Doubled in the past five years (but then, hasn’t everywhere?). Though still decent value and, as yet, nicely unposhed-up: you can still buy fishing gear from crabby shacks. The town is genteel and perfectly happy with itself, without being yet, dread word, discovered. Great ice cream.
Downs The train. Still, at least it has one (quite a rarity around here). The realisation that some day soon all this will be candle shops.
Getting around A trek anywhere by car, but that’s Norfolk for you – and keep it out of the centre in summer. Blimey, that train’s slow: a very leisurely one hour to Norwich.
Time out Crab-eating. Fishing. Pretty countryside and cliff walks. Nice independent shops and a weekly market, though Tesco’s a-coming. The Sheringham Theatre.
Schools Sheringham Community Primary “very effective”, says Ofsted; the High School is “satisfactory”.
Property Bungalows a-go-go from £200,000. Flats in Edwardian/neat modern blocks: one-bed, £90,000-£120,000, two, £115,000-£160,000. Terraces, £160,000; semis from £170,000; four-bedroom detacheds £200,000-£400,000. It’s the old cottages and fishermen’s houses in the tight streets that are the find: £160,000-£250,000. Agents such as Brown & Co (01263 822488) on Station Road.
Bargain of the week Charming, three-bedroom, flint-fronted cottage, one street from the sea, £150,000 with Keys