Holiday Cottage

The Olde Shop

Docking, North Norfolk

This idiosyncratic home lies in the heart of Docking, within walking distance of local pub and shop, a mere ten minute drive from Norfolk's coastline with Sandringham, Heacham & Hunstanton all within easy reach.

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The Experience

Once a shop, as you can tell from the double fronted exterior and the original iron columns, brick kitchen floor and fireplaces now a stylish, spacious holiday home full of charm and character.

You enter this property from the side, through sturdy doors into the kitchen. Stylish yet functional you’ll find all you need during your stay including dishwasher, pod coffee machine, washing machine and a welcome hamper.

From here you’ll find the main, open planing living space. Decorated in neutral colours which compliment the charm and character of the building. We love the flint feature wall, exposed beams and iron columns. These period features feel cool and compliment the stylish refurbishment of this property.

There’s plenty of space to relax on the huge corner sofa and watch TV which comes with Amazon Prime or chill to some tunes on the DVD player.

The dine area comes with a large table that can easily sit six people of you wish to invite friends round for a bite to eat.

From here you go up the open stairs to the spacious master en-suite. With a super comfy kind size bed, and plenty of storage this room comes with high ceilings and exposed beams and is a real treat to retire to after a busy day exploring.

Situated on the High Street in the heart of this quiet village, The Olde Shop is a gorgeous hideaway ‘just for two’ and a short stroll from the local pub, fish and chip shop and excellent, late-opening grocery shop which sells newspapers, bread and breakfast pastries and any number of things! So no excuse not to enjoy a hearty breakfast before you head off for the day or to pack a picnic for the beach.

Nearby villages include Brancaster, Burnham Market, Thornham and Holme-next-the-Sea, all of which are within a four to seven mile drive of the property.

Parking is free and on street, never an issue even in high season as Docking is a quiet little village.

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Docking is a lovely village just a short drive from the North Norfolk coast. With a village shop and pub in walking distance, plus great pub/restaurants just a short drive away you’re in a great location to explore some of the best foodie haunts and beaches on this stretch of beautiful coast.

You’ll discover one of the best farmer’s markets in the area at Creake Abbey in North Creake on the first Saturday of the month, or if you’re not up that weekend, then visit Drove Orchards Farm Shop in Thornham or Thornham Deli, the latter of which stocks a fabulous array of local produce.

For a bit of culture don’t forget to visit the nearby stately homes of Holkham Hall and Sandringham, HM The Queen’s country pad. Head to the RSPB reserves at Titchwell or Snettisham to appreciate the wonderful birdlife that frequent these shores; or take a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney point from Morston a little further afield.

At a glance





Romantic bolthole
Contemporary Interior
Character property
Village Location
Close to coast
Close to beach
Close to shops/pubs
Close to restaurant



Home Highlights

Full of unique character
Period features throughout

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The Olde Shop
Docking, North Norfolk

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