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Station Road, Docking, Norfolk, PE31

££545,000 Guide

3 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

Having just undergone a programme of complete refurbishment throughout, this is now a truly delightful three bedroom, brick and flint property with a perfect arrangement for flexible family living.

The current owners have loved the location of The Gatekeepers with its close proximity to both the village shop and the village pub as well as being at the more favoured northern end of the village so just four miles from Brancaster.

The Gatekeepers has been a very much loved home from home as well as a popular holiday rental and could easily continue as either or both given its wonderful 'turn key' condition.

The central entrance hall is double height so on entering The Gatekeepers you immediately feel a sense of space. Two of the living and entertaining rooms are at one end of the cottage with a large reception room and kitchen breakfast room being almost open plan with a double width doorway linking the two rooms and allowing for both to be free flowing. The reception room has had a contemporary and stylish log burner installed and it makes for a very comforting central feature for this room. There is a downstairs double bedroom suite and then at then at the other end of the cottage is what is currently used as a dining room but could be used as a tv snug, a home office or even a fourth bedroom and it is this room that opens onto the garden via French doors.

Upstairs there are a further two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room the other having use of the upstairs family bathroom. Outside and to the front is gravelled off street parking for at least three cars and although the garden is east facing it is open to the south so enjoys sunshine throughout the day.

DOCKING Docking is arguably one of Norfolk's best hideaways, just four miles from the sea yet a comfortable breeze away from the coastal crowds in the heat of summer, and within a comfortable drive of the market towns of Fakenham and elegant Holt.

Dating back to Saxon times, Docking is one of Norfolk's highest points at 272ft and was once known as 'Dry Docking', because of its lack of drinking water. A well was sunk in the village in the 18th century and residents paid a farthing per bucket until a mains supply was installed in 1936. The small village played a key role in World War II when the RAF Docking airfield operated between 1940-1958, and nearby Docking Hall housed serving actors Richard Burton, Robert Hardy and Warren Mitchell during this time.
Today, a strong village community exists and Docking has a thriving nursery and primary school, and the heart-warming sound of young children enjoying playtime often echoes in the surrounding streets, as it has for centuries. Well-serviced, Docking also has a GP surgery, village store with Post Office, playing field, tennis court and bowling green, along with a popular fish and chip shop and good local, The Railway Inn.

Buyers are spoilt for choice with a wide range of property including traditional, brick and flint and whitewashed cottages, classic Georgian houses and a growing range of quality new-build homes. One of the latest additions is Four Miles, so called for its short distance from the coastline at Thornham and Brancaster, which offers a range of quality cottages, barns and apartments on generous plots, sympathetically designed to fit in with their country location.

You may be inspired to try your hand at The Good Life and grow your own, but if you lack a green thumb try the weekly farmer's market at the village's Ripper Memorial Hall. Held on Wednesday mornings, shoppers come from far afield to fill their baskets with super-fresh produce from local smallholders and jars and delicacies from Norfolk artisan producers.


SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, drainage and oil fired central heating.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING C. Ref:-9428-6948-7329-6371-6990
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys.

TENURE Freehold.


Tenure: Freehold





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Burnham Market
Market Place
Burnham Market
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
PE31 8HD

01328 730340

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