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The Old School HouseDocking, Brancaster & surrounding villages

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Previously the Old School House, this lovely conversion with contemporary attention to detail, is decorated in a ‘country living’ style and is surrounded by a fully enclosed garden whilst being just a short drive to the sea.

Several original features of the old school remain; the big red arched front door and tiled floors in the hallway. The ground floor is spacious with two sitting rooms, a good-sized kitchen, garden/dining room and a downstairs shower room.

Equally perfect for a romantic short break or a relaxing family holiday, this lovely cottage offers flexible accommodation and a fully enclosed garden, ideal for children and dogs.

With a beautiful open fire in the sitting room, you will love snuggling down together on the squishy leather sofas, watching TV after a busy day exploring, or enjoying supper and good conversation around the dining table in the spacious dining room with french doors leading out onto the terrace and garden beyond.
The well-equipped shaker-style kitchen incorporates all the mod cons and there is a washer/dryer in the utility room with Belfast-sink which is also perfect for storing boots, coats and makes the perfect place for your four-legged friends to lay their heads after a busy day running on the beach.

You will enjoy restful nights in one of the four bedrooms, which includes a master bedroom en-suite, with king-sized bed and large walk-in shower.
The family bathroom comes with a decadently deep freestanding contemporary bath and separate walk-in shower - perfect for washing those sandy toes and enjoying a relaxing soak.

Undoubtedly this gorgeous character property would suit either a couple, family or two sets of friends or a larger party. With fabulous walking from the cottage or nearby on Barrow Common at Brancaster Staithe, don't forget to bring your walking boots. Cycle Route No.1 goes through the village too, so enjoy cycling the narrow lanes full of poppies and wildflowers, during the warmer months when you will be rewarded with glorious views of the coast and the fantastic wildlife and birdlife.

Situated in the centre of the village of Docking, on a tree-lined road overlooking the village church, it is a great location for exploring the whole of the North Norfolk coast. Despite its central village location, the house enjoys a feeling of privacy and seclusion. The beautiful sandy beaches at Old Hunstanton, Brancaster, Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea are easily reached by car, and the popular Georgian village of Burnham Market with its independent shops is about a 10 minute drive away. The Old School House welcomes up to four dogs and there is off-road parking for up to four cars on the shingle driveway to the side of the property.

Overview

Four Dogs Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast Close to pubDishwasherDog-friendlyDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureHigh ChairMicrowaveTowels providedTravel Cot / CotTumble DryerTV Washing MachineLog Burner/Open FireWiFiParking 5 mins walking distance to shop10 mins driving distance to coast5 mins walking distance to pub

Layout

Accommodation:

Ground Floor:

Entrance Hallway
With original tiled floor and staircase for first floor and doors to snug and sitting room.

Sitting Room
Light room with original open fireplace, two comfortable sofas, armchair and coffee tables, large screen TV with Freeview and DVD. Bay window to side of house.

Dining Room
Sunny room with table and seating for eight, sideboard with French doors to the terrace and garden. Storage cupboard. Door to utility/cloakroom.

Utility Room
WC, range of cupboards/units with Belfast sink, washer/dryer and room for storing boots and coats.

Kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen with shaker-style kitchen units with wooden work surfaces and shelving, dishwasher, microwave and electric oven with hob and extractor fan. Original tiled floor.

Snug
With two sofas, coffee tables, book cases and side lamps.

First Floor:

Landing
Stairs leading to the first floor

Master Bedroom
King-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, hanging rail, flatscreen TV

En-suite Shower Room
Walk-in shower, wash basin and WC

Bedroom 2
Twin bedded room or super king size bed (please specify on booking) with bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and mirror.

Bedroom 3
King-size bed with bedside cabinets and lamps, built-in wardrobes, feature fireplace and mirror.

Bedroom 4
Full sized bunk beds (lower bunk is a 4ft 6 in double bed - access to one side only), mirror and cabinet.

Family Bathroom
Free-standing contemporary bath tub, wash basin and WC, heated towel rail.

Outside
Overlooking the church with mature trees to the front. There is off-road private parking on the driveway through the gateway for four cars. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and are fully enclosed. A sheltered walled area directly from the dining room is a peaceful place to enjoy al fresco dining. There is garden furniture and a barbecue.

Floor plan

The Old School House holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

Docking is a pretty village, close to the coast yet rural too. In the heart of one of the UK’s favourite foodie destinations, you’re really spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. On the doorstep there is a village pub and a fish and chip shop and there's an excellent local shop with late opening hours. Make sure to also head down into Brancaster and you’ll find The Ship Inn, owned by celebrity chef, Chris Coubrough where you can enjoy good food and ales. Dine out at the renowned Duck Inn in the neighbouring village of Stanhoe where the Sunday roasts are particularly good, or try No.Twenty9 or Socius in Burnham Market for something a little different. Head to the coast, just a short 10 minute drive away and have breakfast, lunch or supper at The White Horse, overlooking the marsh, where you will also be rewarded with spectacular sunsets. Children and adults will love the fantastic beaches, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Hunstanton Sea Life Centre. The RSPB and NWT reserves at Titchwell and Holme-next-the-Sea are also in easy reach.

Guest reviews

A lot of properties advertise themselves as being "dog friendly", but will usually only take one or two "well behaved" dogs, it is almost impossible to find a property that will take 4, so the Old School House was a great find. The house is very comfortable and well equipped and the gardens are secure. There was a lovely welcome pack of goodies awaiting my arrival and even something for my canine companions. Docking is a good location with various beaches and tourist attractions within easy reach. I quite enjoyed being next to the school and part of village life, everyone was very friendly and having a village shop is a huge advantage. I would definitely recommend the Old School House to other dog owning friends.

Palmer Family, May 2016
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Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

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