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Star Cottage

  • Docking
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

from £ 455 to £ 805 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Star Cottage is a gorgeous bijou period cottage which has been imaginatively converted combining contemporary furnishings with stripped wooden floorboards and exposed brickwork. This charming cottage is perfect for a romantic break for two, or for a small family, with a beautifully presented open plan living area and superb kitchen downstairs. A feature spiral staircase leads to the lovely master double bedroom, a contemporary shower room and a cosy single room. Outside there's a small fully enclosed paved garden with a gate leading to the private off-street parking space for one car. It's 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 coast at Brancaster or Thornham and also the popular Georgian village of Burnham Market.

Please be aware that the homeowner does not allow children under the age of 3 or guests with limited mobility due to the very steep spiral staircase.


  • Stylish open plan layout with feature spiral staircase
  • Beautifully presented main bedroom
  • Off-street parking and walking distance to shop and pub


  • The feature spiral staircase is steep and not suitable for less mobile guests
  • Children under the age of 3 are not permitted to stay
  • It's only 4 miles drive to the beautiful Norfolk coast

Ground Floor

Stunning open-plan lay-out with reclaimed wooden floorboards and a feature spiral staircase.

Kitchen: contemporary kitchen with a door opening out to the back garden. Really well-equipped with an electric oven with ceramic hob, integral full height fridge/ freezer, integral washing machine, Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother and a microwave. There is a central island with bar stools providing ample space for dining.

Sitting area: furnished in a contemporary style with a new sofa and snuggler seat, Smart TV with a DVD player.

Free wifi is provided throughout the cottage.

There's a central contemporary spiral staircase leading upstairs. Guests should be aware that whilst this staircase is fully enclosed, it is steep and not suitable for less mobile guests.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: beautifully presented room with a feature wood panelled wall, double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and a TV.

Bedroom 2: lovely smaller room with a single bed, bedside table and lamp, built-in cupboard and a bean bag.

Shower room: contemporary with a walk-in shower, wash bowl on wooden stand, heated towel rail and WC.


There is a shingled driveway to the side of Star Cottage where there is an off-street parking space for one car, with a pedestrian gate giving access to the attractive fully enclosed back garden. The small garden is fully paved with outside furniture and potted plants.

It is only a short walk to a well-stocked village shop, fish and chip shop, pub and a children's playground. The beautiful Norfolk coast at Brancaster and Thornham may easily be reached within a 10 minute drive.


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 comfortable cottage, convenient for most areas of North Norfolk. Excellent shower, comfy beds would come again.

The Caswell's, 24th of August 2023

A lovely cottage which is furnished to a high standard. A nice open plan living/dining area. A very comfortable bed & great shower! Docking is a gorgeous village with a well stocked village shop & a good pub. It is a short drive to the coast.

The Swale's, 11th of November 2022

Beautiful little cottage, finished to the highest standard. It was so well equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there.Thank you for the wine and crisps too, lovely touch.

Fittall Family, 22nd of October 2021

At Star Cottage we liked the uniqueness and charming village.

The Travers', 6th of August 2021

Everything was great thank you. This is our 2nd stay at this property and love it

The Smiths', 16th of July 2021

At Star Cottage there is a nice living area and great shower. Thank you for wine and tea/coffee especially coffee pods for machine. Cottage well equipped. Thanks for lots of hand soap under the circumstances. Norfolk booklet sent prior to arrival we found very useful to plan our week.

The Goodwin's, 9th of July 2021

Ideal cosy cottage getaway, Cosy, quirky and homely .... Perfect location for all our favourite spots in Norfolk!

The Hughes', 14th of May 2021

We love star cottage. Beautifully equipped and decorated. We love staying here. The perfect cottage in a perfect location. We will definitely be back.

The Faiers, 16th of February 2020

The cottage is extremely well equipped with high end products making ot extremely homely. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden, we will stay again!

Faiers Party, 28th of November 2019

Star Cottage was superbly equipped and comfortable, is well designed and a good spot for exploring the North Norfolk area. We had a superb weeks holiday; the v good weather was the "cherry on the cake"

Anon, 13th of September 2019

Very cosy and clean. In a lovely, attractive, quiet village. Just to say thank you. We had a very relaxing break.

Childs Party, 9th of September 2019

Better than Expected - The interior design and accessories were such a high standard.

The Abbotts', 23rd of August 2019

Better than Expected - The Coastal decor, also the comfy bed and very efficient shower. Star Cottage had character,comfort and all modern conveniences.

The Walkers, 14th of June 2019
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£540 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£720 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£625 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£720 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£805 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£720 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£660 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£540 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£620 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£455 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£805 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£465 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£685 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£555 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£740 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£640 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£740 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£825 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£740 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£675 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£555 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£635 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£465 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£825 / 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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