The Old School House, Docking, nr Hunstanton, Norfolk
Docking (near Hunstanton), Norfolk
Sleeping up to 8 people, this former school building is now an inviting and comfortable holiday escape in the attractive village of Docking in north-west Norfolk, a few miles from the coast and about a 15-minute drive from the seaside resort town of Hunstanton.
What was once a schoolhouse has been sympathetically converted to offer a blend of contemporary appeal and traditional charm, with 'country living'-style decor and a private garden surrounding it. With the sea just a short drive away, it's the perfect place for a coastal break.
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.
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.
With original tiled floor and staircase for first floor and doors to snug and 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.
Sunny room with table and seating for eight, sideboard with French doors to the terrace and garden. Storage cupboard. Door to utility/cloakroom.
WC, range of cupboards/units with Belfast sink, washer/dryer and room for storing boots and coats.
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.
With two sofas, coffee tables, book cases and side lamps.
Stairs leading to the first floor
King-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, hanging rail, flatscreen TV
En-suite Shower Room
Walk-in shower, wash basin and WC
Twin bedded room or super king size bed (please specify on booking) with bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and mirror.
King-size bed with bedside cabinets and lamps, built-in wardrobes, feature fireplace and mirror.
Full sized bunk beds (lower bunk is a 4ft 6 in double bed - access to one side only), mirror and cabinet.
Free-standing contemporary bath tub, wash basin and WC, heated towel rail.
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.
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