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Traditional Norfolk Brick and Flint Cottage Near Brancaster and Burnham Market

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Docking, North Norfolk, England - Centrally Located 5 Miles from the Coast

Ringers Cottage is a beautifully presented spacious brick and flint cottage which has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. It was built over a 100 years ago and was originally 3 cottages. It now has the advantage of 3 large well-proportioned downstairs living areas while upstairs consists of 3 attractive bedrooms and 2 bathrooms comfortably accommodating 6 people. In addition it benefits from a sunny private walled courtyard garden. It is a versatile property that would suit families, couples or a group of friends looking to enjoy a break in the beautiful county of Norfolk.

jane murphy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2018

About jane murphy

Hello and welcome to our much loved second home in Docking. We chose this property not only because it is full of character but also because it is deceptively spacious, and comfortably accommodates our large family including Tilly our dog. We love the area because we are in close proximity to Burnham Market, Holkham, Wells-by-the-Sea as well as only 4 miles from the coast. We enjoy eating out and have been very impressed with not only the wide choice but also the excellent standard of the pubs and restaurants in the area. As a family we enjoy going out for cycle rides, walking Tilly along the coastal paths and exploring the many nearby towns and villages including Cley, Burnham Market, Wells, Holt and Holkham.

jane murphy purchased this cottage in 2010

Why jane murphy chose Docking

We love coming to Norfolk because of the fantastic beaches, beautiful scenery and the great range of pubs and restaurants. The pace of life is slower here which means we come away feeling relaxed and more refreshed.

What makes this cottage unique

The spaciousness of the cottage with its open plan layout downstairs gives it a unique feel for a character property. All roads in North Norfolk seem to lead to Docking making Ringers cottage an ideal base from which to explore the area.


Docking Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • The main bathroom has a large bath and is beautifully decorated with turquoise mosaic tiles. There is an electric power shower over the bath with a curved shower screen. Bedroom 1 also has an en-suite with an electric power shower, toilet & sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms + Cot) Notes on bedrooms: All 3 bedrooms are very spacious and have their own unique charm. Two have king sized beds and the third room which has a Union Jack theme has twin beds. All the rooms have bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: Non-smoking cottage. Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome by arrangement. Additional fee of £15 per dog. A stair gate is located at the top of the stairs. I Pod docking station Short breaks are available. Outside: Outside at the front of the cottage there is a lay-by for parking. At the back there is a large private high walled courtyard garden with table and chairs, sun loungers and a gas fired BBQ. It is a very sunny spot as well as being secure for both dogs and children! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury Egyptian cotton bedlinen and towels are provided as well as beach towels. The linen is changed once a week unless requested otherwise. The rental price also includes the cost of cleaning the property once vacated. Other: The dining room has a large pine table with seating for up to 12 - perfect for entertaining, with access to the courtyard through the stable door. A high chair is available.


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Traditional Norfolk Brick and Flint Cottage Near Brancaster and Burnham Market
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Very enjoyable stay for everyone in a lovely cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Weekend walking holiday in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside made so much more by the very comfortable accommodation. The only downside was the noisy traffic passing on the road through the village.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Amazing quality for the cost. Could move in ourselves.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I shared our week with our grown up children and their other halves and our dogs.

The property felt like home immediately. We stay in cottages 5 times a year and although we always stay in attractive looking property we have never stayed anywhere as thoughtfully furnished. Properties often are the furnished with a " nice but it isn't really in keeping with the property" or " that'll do for the cottage" train of thought . Not Ringers Cottage. The owners have gone to the expense of choosing carefully what has been used both furniture and furnishings wise. Everything kitchen wise is serviceable and useful and not an unwanted unnecessary gadget.

The Rayburn kept the house warm, even on the murky rainy days at the start of the week. There was plentiful hot water.The village shop is Spar which is well stocked with all the basics and where the staff were friendly every time we popped in.The local beaches are fantastic and clean and great for us and the dogs. To be honest, I could go on and on about what a great week we've had at this property and how much it has contributed to our family week. Think Ringers Cottage should be heralded as the standard for holiday cottages.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Beautiful cottage, comfortable, spacious, well decorated and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Accomodated 6 of us very easily.

Great downstairs kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Very cosy with oil burning stove.

Bedrooms very comfortable.

Points of local interest very accessible.

We were here on a very wintry weekend, therefore didn't avail ourselves but lovely courtyard area outside.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Good family size property, well equipped for self catering. Good provision for heating. Nice village

  • 5 of 5

My 2 daughters and I had a lovely weekend. A day out on Saturday. On Sunday we were able to entertain 2 nieces, 1 nephew plus spouse/ partner to lunch - 8 of us round the large table. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses. The lunch was the purpose of the visit and it was perfect. Big bonus was very comfortable beds and on a bitterly cold - really cold - weekend, we were warm. A great success.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Clean and tidy,

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has everything needed for a holiday near the Norfolk coast, wonderful walking.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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A great cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in a great location. Perfectly suited us as 3 couples wishing to spend new year together. Only downside was only being able to use one shower at a time due to water pressure. Everything else just perfect thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Docking is very well situated for all the North Norfolk coastal attractions. Docking sits at the hub of the wheel and as such is circa 5 miles away from most parts of the North Norfolk coastline and the Georgian town of Burnham Market. Hunstanton, Holme next the Sea, Thornham, Brancaster, Burnham Deepdale and Burnham Market are all a short drive - approx 10 minutes or a healthy cycle ride away!


Docking is less than 1.5 hours from Cambridge and under 2 hours from Stansted. The East Midlands are also close by.

Further Details:

Docking has a local pub The Railway which serves good home-made meals. The fish and chip shop is only a 5 minute walk away. There are many superb pubs and restaurants with a 5 mile radius of Docking and details of these can be found in the cottage.

There are supermarkets at Fakenham (10 miles) and Kings Lynn (11 miles)

Nearest beach is 5 miles away at Brancaster.

Holt is 24 miles away.

Sandringham 8 miles away.

The Titchwell Bird Reserve is close by.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.87
Damage Deposit $132.45


Booking Notes:
We take a 30% deposit at the time of booking. The remainder of the balance has to be paid 4 weeks in advance of the stay.We also ask for a £100 security deposit.

Please contact us via email or phone 01279 504361 (home) or 07811118631 (mobile).

Changeover Days:
Friday and Monday changeover days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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