The Gables, Fakenham Road, Docking, Norfolk

For Sale - Guide Price £350,000

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Property Description

The Property

The Gables is a generously proportioned, period cottage, centrally located in the popular village of Docking; with a good sized rear garden, off street parking and lovely countryside views from the rear.  The cottage offers three double bedrooms, a large family bathroom with additional downstairs shower room, cosy sitting room with open fire and dining conservatory with access to the kitchen.

The cottage has been successfully let on a long term basis for several years but could equally be a lovely family home, escape to the country second home or could provide holiday accommodation for visitors to North Norfolk.  Whilst it offers rustic and comfortable living now, there is definitely scope for further improvement and to make your own mark on the cottage.

The cottage is accessed via the dining conservatory to the rear of the property.  There are folding doors separating the kitchen and the conservatory and a further door into the cottage through to the hallway and stairs from the conservatory.  The conservatory is bright and airy and makes an excellent addition to the cottage with ample space for dining table and chairs and for storage.  The modern kitchen is accessible from both the internal corridor in the cottage and the conservatory and has a window out over the parking area to the side.  The sitting room is to the front of the cottage with a large window out to the side and a brick fireplace with open fire to cosy up around in the winter months.  Also downstairs is a shower room with WC and wash hand basin.

Upstairs there are three good size double bedrooms and the family bathroom.  Two bedrooms are to the front of the cottage and the third is to the rear with lovely views out over the rear garden and countryside beyond.  The family bathroom, with bath and shower over, WC and wash hand basin is particularly well-proportioned and has windows to both the rear and side of the cottage.


The Gables is approached via a five bar gate from the road.  There is a large gravelled parking area to the side of the cottage and a mature hedge separating the garden and the parking area.

To the rear of the cottage is a good sized garden, mostly laid to lawn with mature hedging around.  There is a patio with ample space for outdoor dining furniture and BBQ to enjoy al fresco dining in the summer months.

Holiday Let Opportunity

Projected Holiday Let Income: c. £23,000 (gross p/a)

Projected Occupancy: c. 30 weeks (p/a)

Sleeping:6 in 3 bedrooms

The Gables has great potential to become a successful holiday let.  It offers many of the features that holiday guests value, like parking, a garden and the charm of a period cottage.  The likely rental per week during the peak season is around £950 per week, assuming the cottage is finished and furnished to a suitable standard.

There are a number of excellent local agencies who can assist with how best to present your property to the holiday let market and who can also provide a fully managed service, including cleaning and laundry if you do not live locally.

The cottage has been generating income for its current owners as a long term let.  In its current condition it is able to command a monthly rental of £800 per month.

The Location

The Gables is located in the centre of Docking, an increasingly popular village which benefits from a thriving local community of residents alongside an increasing number of second home owners and holiday cottages available to rent.

Docking is well appointed in general, there is a very good local shop / post office, a pub and a chip shop. For main residents there is a primary school, doctors surgery and church.

Situated just back from the coast, Docking is around 4 - 5 miles from the coast at Brancaster, Thornham or Heacham and around 5 miles from Burnham Market. Docking is also around 15 minutes drive to Fakenham where there are a number of supermarkets to choose from.

Other Information

Services: Mains Electricity, Water & Drains

Heating: Electric Central Heating

Council Tax: Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Council - Band C

EPC: Rated E.

Viewings: Strictly by Appointment with Big Skies Estates

Agents Note: 1. Whilst these particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair description of the property, these do not form any part of any offer or contract nor may they be regarded as statements of representation of fact. 2. Big Skies Estates have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. All measurements or distances given are approximate only. 3. Where a property is promoted as suitable for holiday letting, such use is conditional on the legal due diligence to be undertaken by the buyer’s conveyancer to ensure the property can be used for holiday letting. Big Skies Estates does not examine the legal title or any restrictions on the property. 4. No person in the employment of Big Skies Estates has the authority to make or give representation or warranty in respect of this property. Any interested parties must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of any information given.

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