Dockings Cottage


A country cottage in charmed surroundings, within easy reach of North Norfolk’s grand houses and wide open beaches. Perfect for dog lovers!


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


In the grounds of Hindringham Hall is a long brick and flint barn with a red-tiled roof and pretty paintwork, and a bridlepath running past. It was converted after the war for herdsman Mr Docking, who lived here with his bride. Step in. Now lovely new oak floorboards (top-notch for dogs) add charm, there’s a traditional sitting room with Freeview and wifi, a neat airy kitchen opening to the garden and, at either end, a comfortable carpeted bedroom (not for dogs) with sweet little windows and a bathroom apiece. What’s great is that the garden is enclosed so young children are as safe as the pooches, and there’s solid oak furniture on the lawn. Outside the door: Hindringham Hall’s gorgeous borders, its wild garden, water garden, kitchen garden, 12th-century moat and medieval pond; all this open to guests on Wednesdays and Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. The coast is close, and dogs will go mad for the wide sands of Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea, and the enticing aromas of Stiffley Marshes. Don’t miss the six villages called the Burnhams, the best-known being Burnham Market – ‘Chelsea on Sea.’


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Towels for drying.

Fenced rear garden. Beside bridle path. Cars parked by front door. Space for dog baskets. Advice on walks and dog-friendly beaches.


Nightly price
from £76
Weekly price
from £530
1 Cottage for 4
From £763 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Edward & Vanessa Tucker

  • In rural Norfolk yet perfectly situated to access the beautiful North Norfolk beaches. Miles of sand at Holkham or salt marsh at Morston with its harbour for sailing boats, whilst stoney Cley is perfect for swimming with its clear deep water.
  • This premier 4* Gold Cottage is perfect for dog lovers with its fenced garden and next to a bridlepath with easy access to walks around the village. By car the dog friendly beaches of Morston and Wells are just 10 mins away. More than 1 dog? Not a problem.
  • For shopping Burnham Market has all you could want....and more, the Georgian Market Town of Holt is just 7 miles away. Fakenham has a market every Thursday and the lovely harbour town of Wells still has a lifeboat and is not to be missed.
  • Wet days? Try the Steam museum at Thursford or there are 5 Stately homes within a 30 min drive. Catch the Steam Trains from Holt to Sheringham or Walsingham to Wells. Cromer has the last End of the Pier show in the UK.
  • Fantastic restaurants and pubs galore with locally caught sea food, meat reared by the butcher and fresh local fruit and vegetables. Two excellent farm shops are within 5 minutes drive of the cottage.
  • Bird reserves (Titchwell, Cley and Pensthope) and Gardens to visit include Hindringham Hall next door which was in the May 2015 Guardian Newspaper as one of the Best 12 secret gardens in the U.K.