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Traditional Norfolk Cottage That Sleeps 8 Plus A Cot Comfortably. Ideal For 2 Fa



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Cottage in Docking, North Norfolk, England - Ideal Location From Which To Explore The Stunning North North Coast And Its Many Attractions.

Halfpenny Cottage is a traditional 200 year old Norfolk Cottage. Constructed in local Norfolk Flint faced with mellow Holkham brick, the property is situated in the conservation area of Docking between the ever popular Burnham Market and Brancaster offering visitors the chance to stay in "proper Norfolk". The cottage has 2 double and 2 twin rooms comfortably sleeping 8 plus a cot with off road parking for 2 cars and an enclosed sunny courtyard garden that is child and dog secure. The property is ideal for larger groups or 2 families sharing. Exposed oak beams in many rooms and an open fire in the living room. The cottage offers a chance to stay in a traditional property but has all the advantages of modern living.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My wife and I have lived in West Norfolk all our lives and raised a large family (now mostly adults).

We both work full time and family is very important to us - all the more so since we now also have 2 grandchildren.

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30 Reviews

based on 30 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

What you see in the photos of the cottage is exactly what you get. A very nice, clean, well equipped, comfortable cottage in a great location to explore Norfolk. Slight downside road noise at times otherwise a very good holiday cottage. We would certainly recommend this


  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is a lovely comfortable spacious cottage & was perfect for our family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely comfortable spacious cottage & was perfect for our family holiday. The property is very clean and extremely well-equipped with well maintained furnishings and is suitable for any length of stay.

Very friendly owners made us feel very welcome. Lovely location, ideal for North Norfolk Coast. We highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a short break at Halfpenny cottage booked last minuet with our 2 grandchildren aged 4 and 2 the cottage was very clean bedding and towels lovely reminded me of posh hotel with all the detail. We would defineletly stay here again we've been to docking before ideal area just a few miles from most places.All though we never meet the owners he sent me a text to see if we were ok and again when we left to thank me for stripping beds

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at the cottage. It had everything we could have wanted, an enclosed and safe garden for the children and enough space for two families - four adults and four children - to stay comfortably.

The road it's on was a little noisy but it was great to be in such a lovely village with shops we could walk to.

The area is also lovely, with so many things to see and do just 10-15 minutes away. We could have spent a month there and not done everything we wanted to!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic find in a lovely little village!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time and the cottage was lovely, well furnished, clean and secure. The cottage was very spacious and ideal for anybody with a large family group especially children or with a dog. We have a very large Leonberger and loved the fact that she could go outside to sleep off her busy day from walking all over Norfolk in the secure patio area. This would be great for anybody with kids too.

The facilities were great too, washing machine, tumble drier, BBQ, etc. Unfortunately we never got to light the open fire but would image that would make this cosy cottage even cosier on a cold night.

The welcome hamper was a lovely touch too.....Sandringham Apple Juice, a bottle of Red Wine and local fresh strawberries.

We will definitely be coming back x

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Although we live locally and have travelled abroad for both work and pleasure the North Norfolk Coast is still a special place for us. The area holds so much for visitors to do and see and we never tire of exploring the many pretty villages or walking along the coast. We also have many favourite pubs and places to eat within a short drive of the property which we can recommend to visitors. We fell in love with Halfpenny Cottage the first time we saw it and although we looked at many properties we could not find another house that charmed us like Halfpenny Cottage. We hope you will feel the same after your visit.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : at 5 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The property is close to the North Norfolk coastline that has international renowned wildlife reserves. It is also an ideal base for those interested in walking with any options and routes including the Norfolk Coastal Path.

Situated a 5 minute walk away is Docking Fishing lake, day tickets can be purchased in the village.


There are many beautiful unspoilt beaches in North Norfolk. Brancaster is the closest to the property and is just 5 miles away.


Situated in Docking the property is 8 miles from Hunstanton, 12 miles from Wells, 12 miles from the market town of King's Lynn, 30 miles from the fine city of Norwich, 35 miles from the traditional seaside towns of Shringham and Cromer. 40 miles from the unique inland waterways of the Norfolk Broads.

Further Details:

Halfpenny Cottage is situated in Docking. The village pub - The Railway - serves good food and is just under 1 mile away. The village also has a large, well stocked village shop and a popular fish & chip shop.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Seasn
3 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking. Balance to be paid 6 weeks before start day of the holiday. An extra £30.00 charge is made for dogs.
A housekeeping and breakages deposit of £100.00 is payable before the start of the holiday that will be refunded in full within 7 days after the end of the holiday providing the the property is left in good order.

Changeover Day:
The property is available from Saturday to Saturday, we can be flexable on this outside of the peak season. Short weekend or midweek breaks maybe available outside of peak season.

Notes on prices:
Prices include bed linen, towels (not beach towels), electricity, heating, coal and logs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

We have raised 5 children so understand the type of accomodation required for larger families or groups. Deceptive from the outside Halfpenny Cottage offers the space for larger groups, with 2 double and 2 twin rooms, a large living room and a garden room. Also with 1 ensuite, a large family bathroom and a downstairs shower room there is plenty of room to clean up when you get back from the beach.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 with electric shower, WC, wash basin and shaver point. Family Bathroom with large bath, power shower, WC, wash basin and shaver point. Downstairs shower room with electric shower, WC and wash basin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom king size, bed oak furniture, built in wardrobe with en-suite comprising shower, WC and wash basin. Second bedroom double bed, pine furniture. Third bedroom twin beds wardrobe and drawers. Fourth bedroom twin beds wardrobe and drawers.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Outside is an enclosed sunny courtyard garden allowing children and pets a safe place to play. There is off road parking for 2 cars and plenty safe parking available in the area. there is a barbecue and outdoor seating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (not beach towels) and bed linen are included and changed between visitors. Other: Dining Room - exposed oak beams, oak dining room table seating 8 people. Garden Room- TV, DVD player, Playstation 2 games console, double French doors opening out into enclosed courtyard garden.

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