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Character 2 Bedroom Cosy Cottage near Burnham Market and Brancaster Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 220 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Quiet Village of Docking, Period Cottage. Many original features. WiFi. New Bathroom. 4 Miles From North Norfolk Coast Nr. Burnham Market / Brancaster / Hunstanton

Character period cottage located in the village of Docking just 4 miles from North Norfolk coast. Many original features. 2 bedrooms accommodating 4 guests. Full oil fired central heating, double glazing. 2 double bedrooms upstairs and lounge /diner and fully fitted modern kitchen downstairs. Small courtyard garden and driveway. Many leisure facilities within walking distance (Pubs, restaurants, fishing lake, walks, cycling) as well as local village shop (open 7 days per week). Sandringham, Houghton Hall, Holkham Hall, Titchwell, Burnham Market all within a short drive.

Hollyhocks Cottage
Member since: 2013
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Hollyhocks Cottage

Hello. We are Beverley and Bryan, the owners of Hollyhocks Cottage. We are now retired and enjoy all the new experiences that follows a lifetime of working. We have 3 grown-up children who, together with their partners, all enjoy being able to chill out and relax at Hollyhocks. We all appreciate, the charm and tranquillity that time spent at Hollyhocks provides.

Hollyhocks Cottage purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Hollyhocks Cottage chose Docking

We love North Norfolk. The big skies. The white sands. The uncrowded beauty. The scenery. The peace and tranquillity.

We were living in Norwich when we bought Hollyhocks and the joy to be able to escape there at weekends. It recharged our batteries and renewed our energy.

We furnished it with our hearts including paintings that were special to us and high quality furnishings and tableware.

It was our own perfect bolt hole.

Docking is like the centre of a cartwheel. The most fabulous places are all within a short drive. Docking itself has the most amazing village shop cum post office, open all hours and supplying all manner of goods. There is a weekly Wednesday market and a good pub/restaurant as well as an excellent fish and chip shop.The fishing lake is two minutes wa

What makes this cottage unique

Hollyhocks Cottage is full of character. It is an old railwayman's cottage built in 1850 out of Norfolk red carrstone and local flint and still retains some original features. It has been refurbished to provide all the comforts of modern living. The garden is a real sun trap. It has a really homely feel and is very cosy and warm. It is a place where you can really unwind and forget the rat race.

A stay at Hollyhocks gives you opportunities to relax or pursue leisure and sporting activities* just take in the glorious local countryside, enjoy the stunning coastline for which North Norfolk is renowned, indulge in delicious country fayre or just simply relax in a warm, comfortable atmosphere

*Walking, swimming, fishing in nearby lake, cycling, horse-riding, visiting Stately homes etc

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hollyhocks Cottage and were sad to leave it as we felt so at home there! It was a perfect place for us to unwind and enjoy the lovely north-west Norfolk countryside and coast.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Docking in Docking

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 220 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Brand New Fitted Bathroom 2015
  • Brand new white bathroom installed November 2014. Located upstairs next to both bedrooms. Equipped with bath and overhead electric shower, screen, vanity sink unit, WC, heated towel rail, mirror with shaving socket
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Luxury mattress with feather and down duvet and pillows
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and built in wardrobes Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Hollyhocks is a very quiet warm cosy cottage and provides a perfect base for exploring all that North Norfolk has to offer or just a chance to get away from the mad rush of city life Outside: Outside, there is a small front garden containing Hollyhocks and a wealth of other flowers. There is a shingle drive large enough for one medium size car. In addition there is a small patio complete with cast iron bistro table and chairs and bench. Garden has sun most of the day Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided. Towels available at modest extra cost if required. Bed linen and towels changed between all lets and cottage fully cleaned at same time


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Character 2 Bedroom Cosy Cottage near Burnham Market and Brancaster Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
United Kingdom

Comfortable, cosy cottage, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Hollyhocks cottage. Good location for birdwatching at Titchwell marshes, visiting Sandringham and King's Lynn. Cottage had all we needed, owners were helpful and responded quickly to emails. We would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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Extremely cosy cottage and a great base for birdwatching.

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay at Hollyhocks Cottage - as noted above it is an extremely cosy cottage and again proved a perfect base for me to pursue my interest in birdwatching (It is more or less centrally located for getting quickly to Snettisham, Hunstanton, Holme, Titchwell, Holkham and Cley).

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments We are so glad you enjoyed your third visit and look forward to welcoming you again Hollyhocks Cottage is an amazing base for birdwatching as you have expereinced
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Railway Inn Docking
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Royal West Norfolk Golf Club Brancaster
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Kings Lynn
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Docking Fish Bar
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended


Brancaster beach is 5 minutes away by car (4 miles). Beach is long, wide and beautiful golden sand. Hunstanton Beach and famous cliffs are 5 miles away by car. There are other beaches at Holme (5 miles), Holkham (6 miles) etc. The exclusive market town of Burnham Market is just 5 miles away


Nearest airport is in Norwich which is 40 miles away (50 minutes by car). Nearest station is Kings Lynn (16 miles). Port of Harwich is 107 miles to the south


Village Green of Docking is 5 minute walk. Resorts of Brancaster (4 miles), Holme (5 miles), Hunstanton (6 miles), Burnham Market (6 miles), Sandringham (8 miles), Houghton Hall (4 miles), Holkham Hall (6 miles), Bircham Mill (1 mile),

Further Details:

There is a village Spar Shop just 5 minute walk from the cottage. The shop is open 7 days per week until 10 pm. Within 2 minutes walk of the cottage is a lovely Fish and Chip shop. In the same street, there is a fully stocked fishing lake available to guests by paying a small license fee at local garage (details in cottage). There is a good restaurant in the Village Pub "Railway Inn" and a very highly recommended restaurant "The Kings Head" in nearby Bircham.There is a weekly Wednesday Farmers' Market just 2 minutes walk from the cottage supplying locally sourced fresh produce and crafts. The widely acclaimed "Hoste Arms" pub/restaurant is situated in Burnham Market (just 10 minutes by car). minutes walk The nearest banks and large supermarkets (Sainsburys/Tesco etc) are located in the nearby town of Hunstanton


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Bookings will be accepted on receipt of a completed Booking Form. You must be over 18 at the time of booking. Where bookings are made less than eight weeks before arrival, the full rental is payable on booking. We require a security deposit of £150, payable with the final rental payment. This will be refunded within fourteen days of departure provided there are no breakages or damage. Where bookings are made more than eight weeks before arrival, a non-refundable deposit of one-third of the total rental fee is payable. The balance of the rental fee is payable eight weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.