Halfpenny Cottage, Fakenham Road, Docking

For Sale - Guide Price £548,000

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Property Description

The Property

Dating back over 200 years, Halfpenny Cottage is a charming, extremely well-proportioned and welcoming home. It is full of charm and period features as expected from a property with such heritage. Located in the popular village of Docking, the cottage boasts an enclosed garden, patio area and off-street parking. There are three reception rooms downstairs; a sitting room with open fire, dining room and snug.  Upstairs there are four good sized double bedrooms, including a master bedroom with en suite shower room, family bathroom with an additional shower room downstairs.

Upon entry to the side of the cottage, you walk into the hallway, which has doors leading to the snug and to the kitchen. The dining room is at the rear of the property and can be accessed via the kitchen or the snug. The kitchen is located in the middle of the property, with all rooms leading back into the kitchen, to create a centralised hub. 

The kitchen is warm and welcoming and features oak worktops, ample storage space, a butler sink and a large under-stair cupboard housing both washing machine and boiler.

The dining room has space for a large dining table to sit 8 people with room to spare, the exposed oak beams and window seat provide traditional character to the room.

The sitting room is located at the front of the property and features oak beams, original pamment tiled floor and an open fire place, essential for those cold winter evenings. 

The snug to the rear of the cottage is a good sized room with French doors out to the garden and provides that useful extra reception room to allow the family to spread out and enjoy their own space or to sit in the sunshine in the summer with the doors open and relax with a book.

The beautiful arched window cannot be missed as you walk upstairs, flooding the stairwell and upper landing with natural light.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms in total, all of which are double bedrooms, with the master bedroom featuring dual aspect windows, built-in wardrobes and en suite shower room. The three other bedrooms are positioned around a centralised landing and have the use of the stylish family bathroom, consisting of a bath/shower and large storage cupboards.


The parking is to the side of the property, through the main gate, leading into the garden. There is a separate gate which can be used solely for pedestrian access.

The fully enclosed, walled garden offers plenty of space for alfresco dining on the patio, perfect for those summer evening barbecues. There is also a large shed located to the side of the cottage.

Holiday Let Opportunity

Projected Holiday Let Income: c. £22,000 (2021)

Projected Holiday Let Occupancy: 23 weeks (2021)

Sleeping: 8 in 4 bedrooms

The current owners have offered Halfpenny Cottage for holiday lets through a national cottage agency since the lockdown ended in 2021 and have given figures as a projection of what the cottage could achieve assuming the lets continue throughout 2021. 

It offers many of the features that holiday guests value, like parking, a garden and the charm of a period cottage.

The rental per week during the peak season is £1,929 per week, assuming the cottage is kept to a high finish 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.  Just speak to the team at Big Skies for more details.

The Location

Halfpenny 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 and Drains

Heating: Oil Central Heating


Council Tax: Kings Lynn & West Norfolk District Council. Currently Business Rated (claiming small business rate relief) 

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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