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The enclosed garden is a great place to enjoy a lazy summer afternoon
The charming lounge is complete with exposed beams and a roaring woodburner
The traditional kitchen offers a sociable space to create delicious dishes
Keep toes warm in the cooler months
Sink into the comfortable sofas after enjoying a day out
Try your hand at a new dish
Test your cookery skills with the Range oven
Downstairs Cloakroom
A beautifully presented king-size bedroom
The little touches create a homely feel
The ground floor bedroom features a stone fireplace and exposed beams
The comfortable twin bedroom
Enjoy relaxing in the outside space
A period cottage dating back to 1731
1 / 15  The enclosed garden is a great place to enjoy a lazy summer afternoon
2 / 15  The charming lounge is complete with exposed beams and a roaring woodburner
3 / 15  The traditional kitchen offers a sociable space to create delicious dishes
4 / 15  Keep toes warm in the cooler months
5 / 15  Sink into the comfortable sofas after enjoying a day out
6 / 15  Try your hand at a new dish
7 / 15  Test your cookery skills with the Range oven
8 / 15  Downstairs Cloakroom
9 / 15  A beautifully presented king-size bedroom
10 / 15  The little touches create a homely feel
11 / 15  The ground floor bedroom features a stone fireplace and exposed beams
12 / 15  
13 / 15  The comfortable twin bedroom
14 / 15  Enjoy relaxing in the outside space
15 / 15  A period cottage dating back to 1731

Docking Bishops Retreat

Docking, Norfolk
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A charming period cottage with many original features including exposed beams and fireplace
  • The beautiful beaches of Holkham, Brancaster and Holme are perfect for an afternoon stroll
  • Lots of local attractions for the kids include, Bewilderwood, The Dinosaur Adventure Park and Banham Zoo
Property code: 43950

This is a charming period cottage. Brimming with original features throughout from exposed ceiling beams to stone walls, a brick floor and fantastic fireplace, with two kings and a twin room this house is perfect for family getaways. Steep stairs to the first floor, but one king is situated on the ground floor. When you’re not cosying up beside the roaring wood burner, dine alfresco in the sunny enclosed garden.

Situated in a conservation area in the popular village of Docking, this property is less than a mile from the Railway Inn pub, Post Office, shop and chip shop. Every Wednesday there is a fantastic market offering local produce and products, perfect for stocking up on supplies and collecting souvenirs to take home.

The thriving village of Burnham Market with its boutique shops, pubs and galleries is just over 6 miles away from the property. Local cultural attractions include the royal Sandringham Estate (8 miles), Holkham Hall (10 miles) and Houghton Hall (7 miles), while family days out can be enjoyed at the Dinosaur Adventure Park (27 miles) and Snettisham Farm Park (6 miles). No visit to Norfolk is complete without a trip to the seaside and beautiful Brancaster is 5 miles away and Wells-next-the-Sea is just 11.

 

  • Bedrooms - 2 king size bedrooms (one of which is situated on the ground floor), 1 twin bedroom
  • Family shower room, Cloakroom on the ground floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher, fridge/freezer,washing machine/dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wood burner (1st basket of logs included)
  • Towels provided (please bring your own beach towels)
  • Steep cottage style stairs and a deep step into lounge
  • Private enclosed patio with garden furniture
  • Off road parking for 2 cars (Vans, caravans, motorhomes, trade vehicles or boats are not permitted)
  • Shop and pub within walking distance, beach 5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lee Cousins

This property is personally managed by Lee.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jodey 1st July 2022

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Very beautiful cottage, lovely peaceful village even though your next to a main road. Very special weekend spent there , owners booklet was very useful

Reviewed by Lynne 17th June 2022

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The cottage was ideally situated for all the main attractions in the area and there were some good places to eat. It was noisy in the bedrooms from the main road outside. Nice secluded patio area outside which just needed tidying up.

Reviewed by Sandra 10th June 2022

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Lovely cottage with everything we needed. Good location for travelling around. Great communication with owner when needed. We had a very nice time. Even the dog.

Reviewed by Jayne 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 29th April 2022

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A very comfortable cottage and good location for easily getting to the coast Sandringham. There is an Excellent dog walk on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Beverley 20th March 2022

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Great cottage to explore Norfolk. Very comfortable and very well equipped. a little noisy if your not used to traffic sounds as the cottage is situated on a road. Very secure gravel garden for the dogs. Some fabulous places to eat .. very close by the Duck for one very accommodating nothing was to much trouble, and a really original menu . I would Read morerecommend the cottage and visit again . Hide

Reviewed by Joe 21st January 2022

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This cottage was amazing and really made our stay so enjoyable. The cottage is absolutely beautiful. Ideally situated for all our favourite places we love to get to and enjoy.

Reviewed by Rosalind 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Moyra 1st December 2021

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Lovely comfortable cottage with excellent facilities. The village is very pleasant with plenty of good walks close by. Although its situated on a fairly busy road we werent bothered by the road noise. We slept downstairs and found the bed very comfy. I loved the kitchen. The local pub is a bit of a walk but friendly and the food was good. Be aware Read morethat due to covid there are only single sachets of salt and pepper, no store cupboards basics left, so you need to bring your own. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 19th November 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 7th November 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring. The stairs were very steep so as there was only 2 of us we only used downstairs. Kitchen was well equipped and the bed was comfortable. Very close to the main road through the village so fair bit of traffic noise especially during busy times.

Reviewed by Kevin 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 8th October 2021

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Lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable. Good parking and great location for exploring this part of Norfolk. Plenty of kitchen/dining space, downside for upstairs guests is that both the bathroom and toilet are downstairs. Secure garden for the dogs.

Reviewed by Neil 24th September 2021

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A charming well thought out property, finished to a high standard. Felt homely and could have stayed longer. Would like to book again one day

Reviewed by Karen 10th September 2021

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Lovely cottage, had a downstairs bedroom which is a bonus as the stairs were very steep. The equipment in the house was of such good quality, the garden is enclosed and great for dogs. The location was great, handy for all the beautiful beaches in North Norfolk.

Reviewed by Zeph 3rd September 2021

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Lovely place to stay. 10 mins from beach. Clean, very well equipped, secure for dogs. Best holiday cottage in years!

Reviewed by Rosemary 20th August 2021

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Everything was clean, the equipment on the cottage was perfect, all in all a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Felicity 30th July 2021

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Great Location, lovely cottage. Very well equipped kitchen, really comfortable beds and sofas. Idea for a family break. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Anthony 23rd July 2021

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A well equipped cottage in a good location. The garden is very secure for dogs & parking space for two cars is a bonus.

Reviewed by Laurence 9th July 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the the cottage it had everything you needed and more and made an excellent base for exploring NW Norfolk. Would definitely return

Reviewed by Charlotte 25th June 2021

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Great for dog owners and families. Super location, not far from beach, brilliant parking at cottage, space on the property is fantastic.

Reviewed by Paul 4th June 2021

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Fantastic week staying at Bishops Retreat. The cottage is very clean with good sized comfortable rooms and a large well equipped kitchen. The well kept garden was also bigger than we expected and it was very enjoyable (and quiet) sitting out in the evenings. The local bird song will keep you entertained until dusk when the bats come out. The parkinRead moreg space was also an added bonus. We would recommend the Docking Fish Bar and the local pub also did great food. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 28th May 2021

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Lovely cottage which is very well located for seeing the north of Norfolk. Very comfortable with very well equipped kitchen. We really enjoyed our stay and we were all sad to leave.

Reviewed by Alison 14th May 2021

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Lovely, cosy property. Very clean and well equipped

Reviewed by Larraine 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 30th April 2021

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A super cosy cottage in a great location to explore north Norfolk. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with everything we needed. The enclosed garden was safe for our dog and goods walks in the lanes around the village. We would highly recommend this cottage and will visit again.

Reviewed by Nicola 16th April 2021

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This is a super cottage in a lovely location. Very nicely kitted out. Very clean with comfy beds. We would definitely return. Great little enclosed garden for the dog and a nice walk to the pub which served good traditional food and pizza. Stunning beaches in easy reach. Opened my eyes to the beauty of Norfolk. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Coral 25th October 2020

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Reviewed by Graham 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Mark 4th September 2020

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Just back from a lovely week in this beautiful character cottage The cottage is in an excellent location for all our favourite places in North Norfolk and the property itself was perfect for us and our dogs ... The garden is totally secure and a good size and although on the main road there is allocated parking to the rear The kitchen was amazing wRead moreith a brilliant cooker and all utensils ie crockery, pans etc were top quality Highly recommend this cottage Hide

Reviewed by David 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by John 31st July 2020

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The cottage is well-placed in Docking, and surprisingly spacious. Docking is only a 10-15 minute drive of the six big beaches between Hunstanton and Wells. The cottage kitchen has a large dining table, a large stove and plenty of cooking and eating utensils. Two large sofas in the lounge, and a single armchair provided enough space at evening time.Read more The bedroom downstairs, and two upstairs slept 6 comfortably. Courtyard and off-road parking was very handy. Local walks a bonus for dog and me. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Catherine 10th July 2020

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Lovely cottage beautifully kept. Very quiet even though on high street. Enclosed back garden, perfect for dogs. Great location with fabulous almost deserted beaches 10 to 20 mins away.

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The enclosed garden is a great place to enjoy a lazy summer afternoon
The charming lounge is complete with exposed beams and a roaring woodburner
The traditional kitchen offers a sociable space to create delicious dishes
Keep toes warm in the cooler months
Sink into the comfortable sofas after enjoying a day out
Try your hand at a new dish
Test your cookery skills with the Range oven
Downstairs Cloakroom
A beautifully presented king-size bedroom
The little touches create a homely feel
The ground floor bedroom features a stone fireplace and exposed beams
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Location

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The most northerly county in the East of England, Norfolk is a land of beautiful contrasts. From the swooning reed beds and endless maze of waterways in the Norfolk Broads; the unspoilt stretches of fens and shingle spits where bird and wildlife thrive; a famous royal palace and the historic cathedral city of Norwich, this enticing area of England is just waiting to be discovered. Visit Sandringham Palace and see where the Queen lives or find out where lavender grows; you could journey to one of the largest seal haul outs in Europe at Blakeney Point or have a traditional day at the seaside at Cromer and Great Yarmouth. The cathedral gilded city of Norwich is a wonderful place to lose yourself either walking the ramparts of Norwich Castle or the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. The city has an exceptional array of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Well connected to the national rail and road network, Norfolk is easily accessible from London, the M25 and from major city terminals.

Norfolk is characterised by its horizons and big skies, straight highways and rural trappings. Also, when it comes to attractions, visitors to the county will be spoilt for choice. If you love animals and birds, head to RSPB Titchwell Marsh, or the Cley-Next-The-Sea. With such a long coastline Norfolk boasts some magnificent stretches of beach – favourites include Cromer, Old Hunstanton, Wells-Next-The Sea, the dunes of Winterton-on-Sea, and Brancaster (a favourite for dog owners).

There are so many places to visit and activities to get involved in on a Norfolk holiday. We have some lovely properties including country cottages, farm conversions, large family houses, apartments and surburban home from homes in our collection. Why not find your perfect holiday home today?

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