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

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Phil Rix
Member since: 2012
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Phil Rix

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.

Phil Rix purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Phil Rix chose Docking

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Docking Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • 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 baby crib
  • 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.
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
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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Traditional Norfolk Cottage That Sleeps 8 Plus A Cot Comfortably. Ideal For 2 Fa
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Cozy, yet spacious with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Party of six staying for 3 nights in November whilst working at the Sandringham Xmas Fair. The cottage had everything we needed. The open fire was very welcome at this time of year with plenty of logs and kindling supplied. Plenty of shower facilities for us all with water constantly hot. Wouldn't hesitate staying again. Thankyou Phil.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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This a very comfortable and well equipped cottage that enables your stay to feel like a 'home from h

  • 4 of 5

Easy access to a wide range of interesting sites, great beaches and walks and excellent food. We thoroughly enjoyed our week.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great cottage, three bathrooms, good size kitchen and nicely renovated. Really charming

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for a family gathering and it was perfect for our needs. Will definitely rent it again. Thanks Phil for everything, including the bottle of wine.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Halfpenny Cottage was perfect for our holiday for three generations of the family - plenty of space for everyone. The cottage has a lovely welcoming atmosphere and we had a very relaxing time staying here. It is extremely well equipped and all spotlessly clean. The welcome basket was a nice surprise. We had several trips to Brancaster beach, also Sandringham and Wells. In Docking itself we recommend the superb pizzas from the mobile pizza oven which visits the village hall on Monday evenings.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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House was fine but garden to small and on main road

  • 3 of 5

The house itself was OK but the garden was very small and had to be used to park car as the house was on a busy main road.

About 30 minute drive to Hunstanton which was too far as we went their at least once a day for the kids to use the beach and amusements.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The garden is small but it is fully enclosed, it's big enough to park up to two cars and their is a patio area with a round picnic table that seats eight so room for BBQs and out door eating. Puzzled by the comments regarding the amount of time to drive to Hunstanton as it is only 7-8 miles away so should not take 30 minutes to drive to.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely spacious cottage just right for a family holiday. There was plenty of room for our family of eight. It is well equipped plenty of games and books for the children and it's not far from the coast .

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

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

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

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