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3 Bedroom Flint Cottage In Docking, Near Burnham Market, North Norfolk

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Cottage in Docking, Nr. Burnham Market, North Norfolk, England - In The Centre Of This Popular Village, Which Benefits From, Local Shop, Post Office, Pub, Chip Shop

A delightful three bedroom flint cottage with lounge and open plan kitchen and the added bonus of a second lounge/ rumpus room with wet room in converted out house..There is a lovely secure lawned garden with large decking area perfect for those summer evenings sipping Pimms while watching the kids play boules (boules provided) Set in the village of Docking, Near Burnham Market, close to the stunning North Norfolk Beaches ( only 5-10 minutes drive). Within the village there are a lot very useful local amenities, a local shop with post office, a doctors surgery, a fish and chip shop! all within walking distance what more could you want. And a traditional English pub. There is off street parking for 2 large cars and parking on the road too, please note, as it is an old cottage, the stairs up to the top floor are quite steep. Oh, I nearly forgot a village pond where you can feed the ducks. Docking is ideally situated for many activities, cycling, bird watching, beaches, sailing, and not forgetting the fun of crabbing in the nearby Overy Staithe...and afterwards buy an ice cream from the ice cream lady in her van, who has frequented the same spot, since we can remember. We have been coming to this beautiful part of England for 30 years with our family and can honestly say it's a stunning place for a family holiday and yes you can bring your dog too, most beaches and pubs are dog and child friendly...the nearby Jolly Sailors at Brancaster is a favourite of our kids and if the seasons right you can also sample the local Cromer Crab and Mussels.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have owned this cottage for 15 years now and have been coming to Norfolk with our children for over 30 years. We bought the cottage with some close friends of ours who now have twin boys and we have lots of great times sailing crabbing and playing forty forty homie at gun hill.

Its a truly lovely part of the world and we have spent many an evening putting the world to right in the garden and arguing which Boule is the closes, much to the disdain of our wives.

We hope you love it as much as we do

Robin, Jane, Henry and Sandra

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Speaks English

12 Reviews

4.8
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

5

Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a lovely village. The cottage had everything we could possibly need for our stay. Perfect location for visiting the nearby Norfolk Coast. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, it means a lot to us and we really appreciate it. All the best Jane, Robin, Sandra and Henry
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5

Great place to stay in North Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

After a very long drive from Cornwall my family and I were delighted with this property. I would say it's better than described - clean, cosy and tastefully kitted out. All the coastal areas are easily reachable by car from this location, we visited Wells, Holkham, Hunstanton, Sheringham and particularly enjoyed seal watching by boat at Blakeny Point.

There is a decent pub within walking distance, serving ok food, and a Spar shop over tha road.

Our golden retriever, Marley, also appreciated the garden.

All in all we really enjoyed our first visit to Norfolk and will definitely return - we would not hesitate to recommend this property to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words it means a lot to us to get such nice feedback. Robin,Jane,Sandra and Henry
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5

Lovely cottage in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in your lovely cottage. Everything was as described, the facilities were great - though the stairs were a bit steep! Having the Spar across the road was extremely handy and the fish and chips from the local shop were great. The garden was just right for our labrador too.

We all loved the beaches and visited most of them from Hunstanton through to Wells, favourites being Brancaster and Holkham, all completely dog friendly too which was such a bonus. Holkham Hall grounds and walled garden were spectacular and Sandringham Estate exceeded our expectations. The Orange Tree in Thornham is a lovely place to have a meal, they even have a doggie menu! Burnham Market has good shopping. In fact everywhere we went the people were really welcoming and nowhere disappointed.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this property and we are hoping to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Our week in Docking

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable week in Oldholme Cottage in the very friendly village of Docking. Everything was as even better than we had hoped and as described in the listing. It was clean, comfortable and spacious and fully equipped for our needs. The enclosed garden was perfect for our elderly dog. The additional touches - a bottle of wine and biscuits on arrival - were an indication of the generous hospitality of the owners, which was evident in all the homely touches within the property. It was perfectly situated for visiting the local beaches; beautiful Brancaster with its long stretch of sands was great for an evening walk and seeing the sunset or flying a kite! The Crab Shed at Brancaster Straithe offered delicious seafood baguettes for lunch. Titchwell Nature Reserve, Houghton Hall & Gardens and Burnham Market and a host more places made this Norfolk holiday very special for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic family holiday cottage in a fab location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an amazing week at this beautiful family cottage. Not very often does a holiday cottage surpass your expectations but this one definitely did. It was great for the kids, they even had their own playroom in the garden. The garden was bigger than the picture suggested, so lots of room for them to run around in.

The property has been very well thought about, the decor is very zen so you immediately feel relaxed the moment you walk through the door.

Having such a well-equipped Spar shop opposite was absolutely brilliant, open till 10pm as well - score!

Overall the location was spot on as well - everything we wanted to visit was only a short drive away, including the fantastic beaches at Wells-next-to-the-sea & Holkham etc. Great shopping at Burnham market as well. Can recommend the "Orange Tree" at Thornham for a lovely meal out. The outdoor play areas at the Norfolk Lavender centre (ten mins down the road) were excellent and would thoroughly recommend those to any family wanting a relaxed day out. Great farm shop there too. Farmer Fred's indoor play barn is also there in case it rains!

So we had a most wonderful holiday at Old Holme, it's a real gem and we will be back again and again now we've found it! 😊

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a lovely stay and thank you so much for your kind words it means so much. Robin,Jane Henry and Sandra
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5

Stylish Cottage in a Lovely Spot

  • 5 of 5

A great cottage with a fantastic enclosed garden which was great for our two little ones (4yrs and 2 yrs) to play in. The shed in the garden was an added bonus for children to have a playroom outside as well! We had fantastic weather for our stay so were able to enjoy the luxury of opening the bi-folding doors onto the garden and soaking up the sun in the peace and quiet of this lovely village. The cottage has everything you need - and has been decorated to make the most of its natural light. As others have said, it was really convenient having the shop opposite open until 10pm for anything you need. We ate out at the nearby Orange Tree pub in Thornham - great food and great little play area for kids in the beer garden. Also just 10 mins walk from the cottage to a little playground in Docking - perfect for toddlers. The only minor downside about the cottage is that it has pretty steep stairs - especially up to the second floor where the twin room is. It was an adventure for our two going up to bed (climbing up the mountain!) but might be tricky if you are having to carry a baby up and down.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a lovely review, it means so much to us. We hope you return next year! Jane, Robin, Sandra and Henry
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Kings Lynn at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Brancaster at 3.5 Miles

Coast/Beach:

5- 10 minutes drive to nearby Brancaster Beach, Holme Beach

Scolt Head Island - either walk when the tide is out or reached by Local Ferry

10 minutes - Holkham Beach and Stately Home

Travel:

Approximately 1 hour drive from Norwich Airport, 2 + hours from Stansted Airport

The nearest train station is Kings Lynn, approx 20 minutes drive.

Use of a car to access the best beaches is recommended

Directions: The cottage is located on Station Road 50 metres up from the duck pond and just across the road from the Spar and Post Office.

From Kings Lynn: Approach Docking via the A148 & B1153

From Norwich: Approach Docking via Fakenham and the A148 & B1454

Sat Nav: PE31 8LS

Distances:

Holkham Hall - 8 miles

Burnham Market - 6 miles

Brancaster - 5 miles

Hunstanton - approx 9 miles

Sandringham - approx 9 miles

Further Details:

Docking is ideally situated for your holiday as it boasts, a local Spar shop and post office, local pub offering meals, fish and chip shop, Doctor's surgery, large playing field including Tennis court and children's play area, if you are interested in Coarse fishing then you can buy a day ticket at the Docking fishing lake.

There is also a traditional Blacksmith, if you need to get your horse shod!!

The beaches of North Norfolk are fantastic - our favourites are Holme, and Holkham. However if you are feeling adventurous, a walk along the cockle path at Burnham Overy Staithe takes you out to the fabulous Scolt Head Island.

Bird watching is also very popular in this area of Norfolk and there are several RSPB and Norfolk Wildlife Trust sites nearby (Holme Bird Observatory, Titchwell & Stiffkey Fen)

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 19
6 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Rate 20
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Off peak
8 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
feb half term
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Feb -April
19 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
April-May
23 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
May half term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
June-July off peak
4 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
summer holidays
8 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
September-Oct
3 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
October Half term
14 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
winter 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Christmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
We require 30% deposit at the time of booking and the balance plus a £100 security deposit which is refunded at the end of your stay.
The balance is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Saturday, if it fits, then we can be flexible

Notes on prices:
All prices quoted are for a 7 day stay but if you would like a short break minimum of 2 nights please give us a call on 07860 551435- Robin for availability

A 30% deposit is taken at the time of booking with the balance due four weeks before your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom, with bath and shower, toilet and sink, heated towel rail, large mirror, and bathroom cabinet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - with kingsize bed and Norwegian heating Bedroom 2 - on second floor with Kingsize bed and Norwegian Heating Bedroom 3 - on second floor with twin beds and adjoining toilet and sink and Norwegian heating

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Outside: The garden is large and flat and a overhanging tree provides some shade when it gets really hot! There is a large wooden outdoor table and chairs and BBQ - ideal for dining outside on those long summer evenings. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is supplied with Bed Linen and is changed for every new guest. Guests are asked to bring their own towels. Other: You have the added benefit of a converted outhouse, with two sofa's which can be used for teenagers to watch T.V, CD's and play games. There is also a wet room with a sink, loo and a stand up shower. Norwegian heating

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