Sextons Place

Docking, Norfolk
+44 (0) 7974 357567
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£190 - £350
per night
£1050 - £1950
per week

Come for big open skies, sweeping beaches and the charming towns of north Norfolk from this pretty flintstone cottage in Docking village


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£190 - £350 per night

£1050 - £1950 per week

The Experience

This is an easy place with a sweet coastal feel – perfect for an escape anytime of the year. Cosy up in front of the glowing wood-burner, read a book in the snug, or cook hearty meals in the bright, open-plan kitchen which leads out to the enclosed sun-trap garden. It’s peaceful with a slice of lawn to tumble about on and a terrace for al fresco suppers.

Help yourself to crabbing nets and other useful beachy stuff from the summer house and spend a day at the seaside: Holkham near charming Wells-next-the-Sea is only 11 miles. Potter around Burnham Market’s independent emporiums or treat your party to a pub supper at The White Horse in Brancaster.

If you stay for a week you can open the wine from your welcome pack (it also includes juice, butter, milk, local biscuits, marmalade, crisps and bread) before sleeping soundly upstairs. You get a generous double en suite with a roll top and two sunny bedrooms sharing a family bathroom.

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We think you'll love

  • They have heaps of kit for children including a travel cot, high chair, lots of toys, books and games, and other handy stuff
  • Exploring all the fabulous beaches strung along the north Norfolk coast
  • Discovering all the superb wildlife and birdlife walks nearby, many from the door
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You should know

  • No dogs, sorry
  • For weekend breaks the welcome hamper is smaller


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £190
Weekly price
from £1050
1 Cottage for 6
From £1903 bedrooms


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Thank you Ilonka for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage. You have thought of everything in detail for your guests. The cottage feels like a home away from home. We have had a brilliant time walking, running, eating and relaxing in your beautiful home. It is one of the best places we've ever stayed (and we've been to a few places!). It's a shame we have to return to the real world today.

Nicola, Gorleston-on-Sea

Celebrating Granny's 75th birthday" A very special weekend in your beautiful home and in the beach hut too. The weather was perfect; the house and hut were perfect. You have thought of everything. The children thoroughly enjoyed the Rope Walk at Houghton Hall. Thank you for everything - including the celebratory treats!

Ian, Hertfordshire

I think both Rosie and I thought it was a totally delicious place to spend a few days, particularly as everything to make ones stay there as hassle free as possible, had been thought of, including lovely furry hot water bottles! The cottage really is luxuriously well decorated and furnished with great style.

Virginia, Sawday's Inspector

Thank you for our third incredible stay in your beautiful home. We have had a fabulous week of great weather, family time, swimming, cycling, crabbing and way too much eating. This house always makes our Norfolk experience perfect.

Katy, Leicestershire

What an amazing place! We have had such a lovely time. Thank you so much Ilonka for thinking of everything! This was my second stay but it has been my privilege to bring my friends here for a special birthday weekend and share all my favourite places in North Norfolk with them. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness and all the treats. We are already planning our return!

Rachel, Shabbington

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The neighbourhood

The village has a duck pond, a park, an excellent chippy and a shop (open seven days a week), otherwise nip to Brancaster or Burnham Market (both five miles) for more choice. Brancaster also has a beach, other beaches to note are: Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Hunstanton. RSPB Titchwell Marsh (5.5 miles) has incredible birdlife and NT Blakeney Point (17 miles) is the place to spot basking seals.

Local points of interest from Ilonka Lenzen

  • Sextons Place will be your cosy yet luxurious home from home, a place to fully recharge, relax and explore over 40 miles of stunning coastline with Blue Flag beaches, coastal paths, museums, stately homes and pretty villages. Something for all the family!
  • Head to nearby Burnham Market, one of Norfolks most picturesque villages, with independent boutique shops, delicious delis, artisan bakeries, picture-card perfect pubs and cafes and award-winning dining experiences, all clustered around a village green.
  • Two of our favourite nearby beaches are Brancaster and Holkham, where they filmed Shakespeare in Love. Holkham is romantic and wild with unspoilt stretches of sand, while Brancaster is family friendly and great for picnics and building sandcastles.
  • For culture visit Holkham Hall with its 25,000 acre estate and plethora of wildlife, Houghton Hall for its outdoor sculptures and exhibitions and Sandringham Estate which is the much-loved country retreat of the British Royal Family since 1862.
  • There are so many ways to explore the Norfolk coastline, from walking to cycling, paddle boarding, golf, crabbing, boat trips to visit the seals or sailing around the creeks. The choice is endless and we are always happy to provide our recommendations.
  • A trip to Wells is always a must, an old harbour town renowned for the finest fish and chips on the coast and iconic colourful beach huts. Our hut, Upper Deck, is also available for day hire through The Happy Huts which we can arrange for you separately..


Ilonka Lenzen

Ilonka grew up in Norfolk and fell in love with the cottage as soon as she walked through the door. Her artistic flair has helped her create this peaceful cottage. She has put together a welcome folder full of tips for the area and is delighted to offer guests a home-from-home and a launchpad to discover the charms of the north Norfolk coast.