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1 King William Cottage

  • Docking
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 655 to £ 1,190 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


1 King William Cottage is a beautifully presented end-terrace Norfolk flint and brick cottage, finished to a high specification and recently redecorated with a newly landscaped garden. Downstairs there is a lovely light and airy kitchen/breakfast room with French doors leading to an attractive enclosed garden with a summer-house. The sitting room has been furnished in a contemporary coastal style and has a wood burning stove and glazed doors leading to the garden. Upstairs there are three immaculately presented bedrooms and two contemporary bath/shower rooms. The cottage is conveniently located in the heart of Docking village within walking distance of a pub, village shop, fish & chip shop, playground and fishing lake. It is within 10 minutes drive of the beautiful Norfolk coast at Brancaster and other nearby beaches, as well as the popular Georgian village of Burnham Market. The royal Sandringham Estate is only 15 minutes away, with its renowned house, gardens, museum and woodland.


  • Conveniently located in the heart of Docking village within walking distance of a pub, village shop, fish & chip shop, playground and fishing lake.
  • Immaculately presented rooms and a wood burning stove.
  • Fully enclosed courtyard garden, landscaped with a paved patio area and artificial lawn.


  • Duvets and pillows are all hypo-allergenic.
  • There is a Nespresso Citiz with milk frother (guests are advised to bring their own small size pods).
  • The Royal Sandringham Estate is only 15 minutes away, with its renowned house, gardens, museum and woodland.
  • Plese note this property will only take 5 Adults.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall. Fully tiled hall and cloakroom. There is underfloor heating throughout the downstairs with thermostatic controls for each room. Doors to sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom. Cloakroom: hand basin & WC, built in cupboard.

Sitting Room: Superbly furnished with good quality furniture.There is a wood burning stove, two sofas, a recliner chair with footstool, freeview digital Smart TV and DVD player and Blutooth facility, a Padstow design coffee table with two matching lamp tables and a reading lamp. There is a Panasonic Ipod/Ipad/Iphone docking station which includes Bluetooth, stereo system and incorporates CD/USB and radio. There are French Doors to the garden. Stairs leading to upper floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast room: Well equipped with spacious double length room fully tiled. Shaker style kitchen units incorporating a built in electric oven, halogen hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and a full size microwave. There is a Nespresso Citiz with milk frother (guests are advised to bring their own small size pods). Padstow design dining table with six chairs, matching console/sideboard, Smart TV. There are French doors leading out to the courtyard garden.

First floor

The stairs are not steep and there is a hand rail. The upstairs central heating is served by radiators.

Bedroom 1: Overlooks back garden. King size bed, bedside tables and lamps, built in wardrobe, Padstow design dressing table with mirror and stool and a lovely low comfortable chair. En-suite shower room: with walk in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail & WC.

Bedroom 2: Overlooks the back garden with zip-linked beds (both 2'6") which may be made up as twin beds or a king-size bed, bedside table and lamp, built in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3: Double bed, bedside table and lamp, wardrobe.

Bathroom: Bath with shower over, hand basin & WC.

All of the bedrooms are well-presented with good quality mattresses and are supplied with white Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy white towels. All duvets are Four Season non allergenic and the pillows are good quality soft and comfortable.

There is a hairdryer in each bedroom of the cottage. Duvets and pillows are all hypo-allergenic.


There is off-street parking for 2 cars in a shingled parking area to the side of the cottage.

At the back of the cottage there is a fully enclosed courtyard garden, landscaped with a paved patio area and artifical lawn. There's an outside dining table & chairs with a parasol, a charcoal barbecue and sun-loungers to enjoy the Norfolk sunshine!
There is also a wooden summer-house and a log store to store wood for the log burner.

Within walking distance there is a local pub, village shop, fish and chip shop, fishing lake and a children's playground.



Docking is an attractive central village only 3-4 miles inland from the North Norfolk Coast, making a great base to stay and explore the whole of North Norfolk. It's a  traditional farming Norfolk village which boasts a village shop with post office, traditional pub and a fish and chip shop too! Its located close to Burnham Market within easy access of the coast with Brancaster to the north and Hunstanton to the west. The village also has a lovely church St Mary’s, village school and a ‘must visit’ farmers market which takes place on a Wednesday morning in the ‘Ripper Hall’ village hall


The village has an elevated position, in the past was nick named ‘Dry Docking’ as it had no water supply other than rainwater. In the 1760’s a single well was dug for the village providing domestic use for a farthing a bucket. The water was also transported around the village by horse and cart selling the water by the bucket.


There is such ease of access to all villages and attractions with Houghton Hall to the south and Royal Sandringham Estate and House also nearby. The superb coastline with RSBP reserves and all of the areas of outstanding natural beauty are nearby to explore. There also are lots of routes from the village for cyclists and walkers.

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Guest reviews

Lovely cottage
Is well stocked with everything you could possibly need or want.
Docking is a great base and central for all locations.
W e had a great holiday

The Hewitt's, 18th of August 2023

Great house, every thing you need and all nicely presented. Good base for exploring the local area.

The Ives, 7th of August 2023

Another great week at this lovely house.
We like everything about the interior of the house....comfy beds, quality towels, lovely crockery and cutlery, great furniture.
Garden furniture is also very comfortable

The Vincent's, 9th of June 2023

We always return to this cottage which is excellently equipped & located for all the North Norfolk beaches. The cWe would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage & look forward to returning later in the year.

The Lampton's, 24th of April 2023

The cottage was like just being at home everything was there if you needed it. The bed was lovely and comfortable and plenty of room for 6 people. A week wasn't long enough it went too quickly. A very enjoyable holiday in North Norfolk Thank You very much

Burrows, 19th of August 2022

This is our fifth visit to this beautiful cottage, our first time was in 2013. We have had a lovely time despite the extreme weather and managed to vist out favourite places, Bewilderwood and Pensthorpe as well as the beach.

Thank you for the tea, cake and wine, a very nice touch!

We hope to visit again next year all being well.

The Knapp's, 15th of July 2022

The cottage is warm, comfortable, very clean and welcoming, would recommend with no hesitation to family and friends. Thank you for ensuring that our first holiday after so many COVID restrictions was memorable!

The Hendersons, 24th of September 2021

1 King William Cottage is well equipped and convenient location. We have stayed at this cottage many times and we are due to return at the end of May. It was so good to be able to finally visit again. We find that this cottage meets all our requirements and it will always be our first choice when visiting Norfolk.

The Lampton's, 16th of May 2021

Well equipped also high quality items, stairs suitable for children. We would stay at 1 Kind William again!

The Lovelock's, 30th of April 2021

1 King William Cottage was the cleanest cottage I have ever stayed in! Best cottage I have stayed in for the money. Kitchen so well kitted out with quality equipment.

The Tracey's, 23rd of October 2020

1 King William Cottage is better than expected with more spacious than expected - excellent quality and level of equipment. It was warm and comfortable - off road parking good

The Nelson's, 16th of October 2020

1 King William is a cottage we have previously stated many times, it's got a good location & also well equipped.Very clean we would give it 10 out of 10. We will be returning in November

The Lamptons', 2nd of October 2020

Better than Expected - Excellent decorative order high quality fixtures and fittings a lot of thought taken to ensure we had everything for a good holiday stay. Loved the property had everything we needed and more thank you

Taylor Party, 18th of September 2020

1 King William Cottage was better than expected, New, clean 10 out of 10 and thoroughly enjoyed

The Ripley's, 17th of July 2020

We have stayed here at number 1 before and we know its perfect for us. It has lovely furnishings, bedding, crockery etc. We love this house and consider it very good value for money!

The Vincents', 20th of September 2019

Better than Expected - We like 1 King William Cottage for its standard of accommodation and safe parking. Cleanliness 10 out of 10, Garden 10 out of 10. Very comfortable and homely, we would stay again!

Godfrey Party, 13th of September 2019

Well equipped, very bright & light cottage Central location. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. We have already sent 4 weeks (3 stays) at this property in 2019 and will probably have another visit before year end!

The Lamptons', 9th of August 2019

Really comfortable beds and very well equipped, Very easy to live in. Clean, comfortable and everything worked well. We would stay again!

Burson Party, 26th of July 2019

Better than Expected - Very clean, well equipped kitchen, nice decor and comfy sofas. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for Garden. We would stay at 1 King William again

Passmore Party, 14th of June 2019

Clean and comfortable. Convenient location.

The Wells, 13th of October 2018

Immaculately presented and the beds were very comfortable.
Our whole family loved staying at this cottage and we would definitely stay again.

The Skinner family, 25th of May 2018

Well equipped, clean and convenient.
Lovely property.

Wells Party, 5th of May 2018

Impressive decor. Comfortable accommodation.

Henderson party, 23rd of March 2018

We thought it was lovely and an ideal location for the coast and visiting family in Kings Lynn.
Would highly recommend.

Eatock Party, 21st of October 2017

Our second visit to this lovely property. We are returning in October this year

Wells Party, 16th of September 2017

Very pleased with the cottage, very comfortable, is convenient for eldery family (who I thought might stay over but they didn't) and North Norfolk Coast.

Sue Beattie, 25th of April 2017

We enjoyed a very comfortable stay, lovely clean and stylish cottage, everything we needed had been thought about.
Thank you for the lovely Christmas decorations which were a great addition and helped us to feel Christmasy!
Thank you also for the biscuits and Champagne.
Loved our stay - Thank you

Vasey Family, 23rd of December 2016

Very comfortable, enjoyable stay in a very well equipped cottage. Beautifully kept, can't think of anything they have forgotten to supply.
Thank you for the wine.

Carol from Australia and Carol from Stamford, 10th of October 2016

We have visited North Norfolk over a number of years and this is certainly one of the most comfortable holiday lets we have stayed in!!!!!
We really appreciated the quality mattresses and plentiful equipment. The cottage was also extremely clean.
Will definitely return.

Margaret and Terry Wells, 1st of October 2016

The Jigsaw fitted perfectly! Much better weather than anticipated. Holme Dunes, a wonderful beach discovery, great food at the William IV, Sedgeford, most acceptable fish and chips just down the road, and a base that could not be bettered - Compact, comfortable and beautifully appointed, it had all we wanted and we enjoyed every minute at 1 King William!
Also thank you for your welcome gift which went down really well!!!
Thank s also to Sowerby's for being pleasant and competent.

Doreen, Chris, Alison, Lara and Harry, David and Maira, Richard and Myra, 23rd of September 2016

Another amazing week in this lovely cottage, the weather has been perfect for sea and sand, fantastic temperatures!
We've had great success crabbing at Brancaster Staithe and Wells, all crabs safely returned to the sea!
Many thanks for the wine.
See you in 2017.

Sue, Julie, Joe, Connie and Isabelle, 16th of July 2016

Another hugely enjoyable week in this superb cottage.
Good Birdwatching at Tichwell and coastal walks at Wells and Morston.
Had and excellent meal at King William IV Sedgfield
Docking is wonderfully positioned to explore North Norfolk.
We will be back!
Peter, Maggie, John and Barbara

Peter, Maggie, John and Barbara, 25th of June 2016

Thank you, we have enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. We were blessed with good weather too, so enjoyed time in the garden.
We enjoyed meals at the Jolly Sailors in Brancaster Staithe and the local 'chippy' was good too.
All in all we have had a wonderful time - recommend Snettisham Deer Park and the Sea Life Centre in Hunstanton for little folk. Our four year old grand daughter enjoyed both. Plus the Seal Trip and beach at Wells/Morston

Again Thank you a good place to celebrate our 3 score and ten birthdays. Will recommend this lovely spot to all our friends.
Shelia, Michael, David, Kate and Rosie Griffiths

Griffiths Party, 11th of June 2016

Enjoyed another week in Norfolk at this ideal location. The cottage has everything you could ask for. We particularly liked Norwich and Cambridge and highly recommend a boat trip from Morston Quay to see the seals at Blakeney Point.
Paul and Gemma Oxfordshire

Paul and Gemma, 28th of May 2016

We have had a lovely week in your cottage. My daughter cousin and I have had a great time. We hope to come back another year to enjoy the comforts and amenities. Thank you

Stevens, 20th of May 2016

This is our first visit to your cottage and we have enjoyed staying here. Clean, well organised and comfortable - just what we wanted for a relaxing post Christmas/NYE.
The welcome gifts were much appreciated and delicious. we loved the wood burning stove and enjoyed cosy nights in when the temperature dropped.
Holkham beach and woods were great for shifting some Xmas pounds - though the delicious fish and chips from French's in Wells cancelled it out!
Thanks for all the usefull thinkgs in the kitchen that we had inevitably forgotten to bring with us!
We will definitely recommend your cottage to others and will try and return again in 2016

The Staries, the Hathaways and the Harpers and baby Henry H., 29th of December 2015

Enjoyed our week staying in a very clean and comfortable and spacious cottage.
Docking is a delightful village and several roads seem to meet here which makes it easy to visit the may places of interest in the area.
This was our first taste of Norfolk and we much enjoyed our stay.

Paul and Abi from Wiltshire, 19th of September 2015

We have really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage despite the unseasonal weather. Norfolk is wonderful even in cold wet weather

Alan, Emma, William and Beth Lancaster, Neil and Fay Slater. North Yorkshire, 5th of September 2015

Its been really, really, really, really good. Jack 4 and 3/4 years.

Great holiday in your comfortable house!

Sarah, Richard, Harry and Jack Battams, Connie and John Lacey, 29th of August 2015

Our third stay in your lovely cottage. We've had a great week despite the mixed weather. We'll be back!!

Sue, Julie, Gillian, Joe, Connie and Isabelle - Leicestershire, 18th of July 2015

Thank you for a lovely holiday!
This property is very clean and homely.

David, Melissa and Liv - Stafford, Ed and Gillian - Willenhall, 11th of July 2015

Wonderful week - lovely well equipped accomodation and beautiful weather. North Norfolk is a delightful area to visit and the sunshine highlighted its' loveliness.

Norma - Edinburgh, Ruth - Chepstow, Jillian - Surbitan, 4th of July 2015

Excellent accomodation offering all facilities - would certainly return. Great location for visiting North Norfolk.

Peter, Maggie, John and Barbara - Cheshire, 27th of June 2015

This is our 3rd visit to your excellent cottage. We have had an enjoyable week. Good cycling and great food in the many pubs in the area.

Sue, Ann and Stan - Nottingham, 13th of June 2015

First time in this holiday cottage. Excellent and very comfortable accomodation, everything we could have asked for, beautiful and clean. Docking is a pretty village and ideally located.

Dave and Liz Taylor - Flitwick, 6th of June 2015

Our second visit to this lovely holiday cottage. Everything is first class.
Docking is a very good locationfor visiting this part of Norfolk.

Malcome and Mary Armstrong, Durham, 23rd of May 2015

We have had a brilliant holiday staying in this fabulous cottage. North Norfolk is a very beautiful place.

The Saye Family - Kent, 18th of April 2015

The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a great stay. Lots to see and do in Norfolk.

Anon, 4th of October 2014

A lovely holiday. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and have everything we needed

Anon, 2nd of October 2014

A lovely week in this clean, comfortable and very well appointed cottage. Docking is a lovely village. Don't miss the Wednesday morning market at Ripper Hall!

Malcolm & Mary Armstrong, Durham, 19th of September 2014

Lovely cottage. Had a great time in Norfolk. Good fish & chip shop in the village.

Anon, 5th of September 2014

Really grat and comfortable, homely cottage. Thanks for a lovely stay. We really enjoyed the local attractions and cafes. The farm shop cafe at North Creake was a good option for early evening tea and the Jolly Sailor was very family-friendly with tasty pizzas!

Anon, 8th of August 2014

Lovely place to stay, very clean! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - thank you!

Anon, 1st of August 2014

Our second visit to this wonderful cottage! We've had a super holiday with exceptional weather. We made our annual trips to Bewilderwood and Dino World. The children had a brilliant tme at both venues ... highly recommended for both children and adults!
The cottage still looks brand new, a real pleasure to stay here and definitely will come for our "three generation" annual holiday next year!

Julie, Gillian, Susan, Joe, Connie & Isabelle, 18th of July 2014

Have had a lovely week - weather perfect. House is well appointed and equipped and have enjoyed being in Norfolk staying in Docking. Well placed village for exploring. All in all a great week.

S&D, 27th of June 2014

Very good week cycling. Very nice clean place with all mod cons. Hope to be back next June. Thanks.

Anne, Sue & Stan, 13th of June 2014

A very welcoming, clean, tidy and well located cottage. Pensthorpe was a wonderful place and excellent play area for kids too. Great trip to Blakeney, Cley and Salthouse. Nice food at the Dun Cow, The Jolly Sailor at Brancaster Staithe and a superb meal at the Rose & Crown in Snettisham. Also, further afield, the gardens at East Ruston were amazing. Great stay had by all.

The Ettridges, Prices and Chapmans, 30th of May 2014

Our second visit to King William Cottages! Another super trip which has confirmed our view that Docking is the ideal base for our holidays up here. Great weather meant days on the beaches at Wells, Holkham and Brancaster! Fantastic meal at The Duck Inn at Stanhoe and obviously French's fish & chips in Wells. The girls loved the excellent playground at Pensthorpe. We'll be back again next year!

The Chambers Family, 17th of April 2014

A few days away in the winter in your comfortable, cosy cottage. Nice to snuggle up on cold dark nights. Home form home! Well equipped, thanks for a lovely relaxing stay!

Carole, Alison, Jane, Andy, Julie and Steve, 10th of November 2013

A beautiful and superbly equipped cottage in an ideal central location. Highlights of holiday - kite flying on Brancaster beach and a boat trip on the Broads. A brilliant holiday with great weather.

Rosemarie, Bryan and Sarah Maltby, 28th of September 2013

A real home from home! This cottage has everything a family could need. This is our first visit to Norfolk and will definitely not be our last, we are truly smitten. So much to do we'll have to come back next year!

Jo. Mike, Sofie and Jessica Walker, 24th of August 2013

Having spent many holidays in Norfolk over the last few years I have to say that this has been the best cottage we have stayed in. Super location and more importantly a superb cottage with everything you could wish for! We've had a fantastic holiday this year, thank you.

Sue, Julie, Gillian, Joe, Connie and Isabelle, 20th of July 2013

Super cottage so beautifully equipped, clean and fresh. We felt at home immediately. Certainly come again and recommend the cottage to our friends.

Tony, Sue and Doreen, 11th of May 2013

This is our first visit and wow! What a surprise awaits when you open the door. A beautiful idyllic cottage to base a week from. Close enough to explore all the hidden delights of the north Norfolk coast but far enough away to retreat in peace. During a brisk weather week it's comforting knowing you are returning to such quality and warmth. The highest of recommendations!

Chris, Julie, Emma, Tia and Cody Mizen, 5th of April 2013

We have had the best holiday in your gorgeous home! So cosy and well equipped. Nobody wanted to leave. What an amazing job you have done! Also spotless!

The Allpress Family, 2nd of November 2012

Wow, what can we say, the cottage is beautiful. We have found Norfolk to be lovely with lots of nice beaches. Will recommend the cottage to all friends, better than home from home, we hope that everybody appreciates it, like we did. Thank you for allowing us to be the first guests in your lovely holiday home. We hope to see you soon!

Pam, Mark and Joe Gibbs, 11th of August 2012
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Fri 19 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£690 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1055 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£825 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1055 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1190 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1055 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£900 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£690 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£825 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£655 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1180 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£670 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£905 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£710 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1085 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£845 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1085 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1225 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1085 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£925 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£710 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£845 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£670 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1215 / week

Prices shown includes a £30 booking fee.

Booking information

If your required start date is not the usual changeover day, then please call us on 01328 730880 or email.

Please also read our Booking Conditions.

The changeover day for this property is Friday.

Deposit Payable - 33% of total rent

Balance payable 28 days prior to arrival

Please note that smoking is not permitted in any of our cottages

All Sowerbys holiday cottages are supplied with bed linen and towels and the cost of heating is included in the rental price.

Electric Vehicle charging

Cars may only be charged if there is an EV charging point fitted at the property. The cost of electricity is NOT included in the rental price and Sowerbys Holiday Cottages must be notified if the charger is used and an additional surcharge will be made. Due to insurance purposes, guests must never charge their car using a standard outdoor plug or an extension cable linking to a domestic plug. This is not permitted because of fire regulations regarding wiring, earthing rods and voltage restrictions; it poses a serious fire risk to standard 13 amp sockets and there is a real danger that the body of the vehicle could become live.

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