5 Courtyard Barns | Barefoot Retreats
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5 Courtyard Barns

Docking, Norfolk, UK
Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Sorry, No Pets
Set in the tranquil village of Docking, there's a whole world for you to discover right on your doorstep, from sandy beaches to muddy saltmarshes, grand manor houses to quaint coffee shops -- and you get to do it all from this charming, quirky and oh-so-lovely bolthole. With immaculate attention to detail, a garden that you'll never want to leave and one of the best locations to explore the best bits of Norfolk, this immaculate retreat is a memory-maker. Always.
Key Features


5 Courtyard Barns is an exquisite retreat offering sophisticated luxury living in a great location right in the heart of North Norfolk. Set in the quiet yet convenient village of Docking, you have plenty of amenities right on your doorstep and are just a short drive from the glorious North Norfolk coastline. This characterful, detached property is well-appointed and has been thoughtfully furnished to an exceptional standard to provide the perfect getaway!

Situated just a short drive from the glorious North Norfolk coastline with its many stunning beaches, wide open spaces, some of the best coastal walks, renowned restaurants and hotels, Docking is ideally situated for you to experience the traditional village atmosphere. Close by you will find a village store, pub, fish and chip shop as well as weekly local produce market every Wednesday between 9am-1pm at the Ripper Hall. There is also a playing field with children’s play area.


This impressive new detached retreat combines modern luxury with thoughtful architecture, giving guests the ultimate haven in which to relax and unwind. The owners have decorated and designed the property with indulgence in mind throughout, whilst carefully maintaining its character and charm. Having literally thought of everything, the owners have even provided very high quality Harrison Spinks beds throughout and have given a choice of soft or firm pillows in each room, as well as seasonal duvet options for every bed scenario, in order to provide the highest levels of comfort!


At the rear of the property there is a fully enclosed courtyard garden that has been beautifully landscaped and planted with established shrubs, plants, and trees. There is an alfresco dining area with seating for 6 guests as well as a charcoal BBQ for use through the warmer summer months. There are also 2 wooden loungers set beneath the pergola making the perfect place to enjoy a good book, glass of wine and fresh air all at the same time! There is also a path way that runs down the side of the property where you will find a retractable washing line and a hose pipe should you need to wash mud/sand off of your boots after returning from a day of exploring!

There are 3 allocated off-road parking spaces, 2 on the bricked driveway opposite the front of the property and 1 additional space located in the centre of the cart lodge, which is round to the right of the property. Each of the spaces are clearly marked with the number 5.

Key Features

Up to 6 guests

3 En Suite Bedrooms
1 Super King Bedroom (Zip & Link)
1 King Bedroom
1 Twin Bedroom (Zip & Link)
Ground Floor WC
Room Descriptions


Arriving at 5 Courtyard Barns, you immediately feel welcomed when entering the property. The spacious entrance hall has a natural stone tiled floor, a coat rack, bench seat with room to tuck your shoes under and there is even a key hook to use so that you don’t misplace your keys! There is also a separate WC located just off the entrance hall.

Kitchen/Dining Room

The open plan kitchen diner is a lovely bright and social area that overlooks the beautiful courtyard garden. The contemporary kitchen is well-equipped with everything a budding chef will need, including a large Cuisine Master cooker and hob, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge/freezer and a microwave. The dining area is set beside the patio doors and comfortably seats 6 guests. In the summer you can also open the patio doors and invite the outside in!

There is also a separate utility /laundry room set across the hallway where you will find a sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.


You will feel right at home in the large comfortable lounge whatever time of year you choose to stay! With high ceilings and exposed beams, the room is full of character and with a full side of floor to ceiling glass patio doors it is filled with natural light and lovely views of the courtyard garden. Beautifully furnished with 2 sofas, separate armchairs, a large built-in bookcase with desk and chair, smart speaker, Smart TV and a Blu-ray DVD player. In the winter you can snuggle up around the roaring wood burner, or in the summer you can open the right-hand side set of patio doors to embrace the warm summer air! (Please note that the left-hand side patio doors do not open).

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are 3 good sized sophisticated bedrooms set over the ground and first floors, all with their own en suites.

Bedroom 1

Located on the ground floor, this room has been elegantly furnished with a super king size bed (which can also be twin if you prefer), built-in wardrobes, separate freestanding chest of drawers and a dressing table with a mirror and chair. The en suite comprises a walk-in shower with 2 shower options, wash hand basin, WC, and a heated towel radiator.

Bedroom 2

Set on the first floor in the eaves of the house, this room has been thoughtfully furnished with a king size bed, built-in wardrobe, a freestanding chest of drawers and 2 Velux windows with black-out blinds. The en suite is equipped with a walk-in shower with 2 shower options, wash hand basin, WC and towel radiator.

Bedroom 3

Also on the first floor is the twin room (which can also be zip-and-linked to make a super king bed if you prefer) with a large built-in wardrobe, freestanding chest of drawers and 2 Velux windows with black-out blinds. The en suite bathroom features a bath with shower over, WC, wash hand basin and a towel radiator.
Property Includes
  • Zip And Link
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Child Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Log Burner / Open Fire
  • Walking Distance To The Pub
  • Ground Floor Shower Room
  • Off Road Parking - Up to 3 Cars
  • Family Friendly
  • Smart TV
  • Blu-Ray DVD Player
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Wi-fi 
Property Excludes
Hot Tub Hire
Sorry, no pets
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday. Monday arrival also available between October and March, excluding school holidays.
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
Additional Extras
  • Complimentary Barefoot Welcome Hamper
  • Noble Isle Toiletries
  • Adult Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Fluffy Towels and Luxury Linens
  • Basket of Logs (starter pack provided Oct–Mar)


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Situated a stone’s throw away from the glorious North Norfolk coastline with its many stunning beaches, wide open spaces, some of the best coastal walks, renowned restaurants and hotels, Docking is ideally situated for you to experience the traditional village atmosphere.
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Thanks again for a lovely comfortable holiday.We've all had a wonderful time.


Another wonderful property. We have been 6 times to Barefoot Retreats and another one in November too, we are never disappointed. Everything you could possibly need is here.

The Frenchies

This is our second visit and we have enjoyed it as much as the first time, such a welcoming space, cosy atmosphere and close to everything! Thank you for having us, i had a fabulous birthday!

The Sandersons

What a beautiful house, we have loved staying here! Our first stay in Norfolk and we have loved exploring the area.


A fabulous holiday home for a special weekend before our youngest daughter leaves for Australia - many happy memories!


Very comfortable holiday home. Been very lucky with the weather, lots of walks around Sandringham, Holkham and local beaches. Many thanks, very clean and is on our list to return back to!


Extremely well equipped house in a lovely village location, it was very clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and would defiantly return!


A very comfortable stay in your beautiful home. Our first visit to Sunny Norfolk! Thank you!


A lovely stay, very well appointed property - everything you could want and make a great stay - cozy evenings made even better with 'fire tv'. Thank you! Thank you for a fabulous stay! Beautiful house!

Robert and Claire

'Thanks for a fabulous stay. The house is great - so well thought out. Great layout and facilities - we really enjoyed staying here. We were a little unlucky with the weather but it didn't stop us exploring the area. We'll be back - hopefully with the sunshine!'


'Great house in a good location. Brancaster beach still our favourite. Good trips to Holkham and Houghton Halls. Great walled gardens at both and interesting art at Houghton. Enjoy!'


'Lovely clean house, kitchen well serviced. House cosy, ideal position for exploring North Norfolk! Had a wonderful week! Very relaxing. Have booked another Barefoot Retreat next year due to high standard of property.'


'Lovely house. Docking a better location than expected. We all love Holkham beach but it is a big walk for the little ones. Brancaster is much easier, if you can get in the car park. The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe is great. Thornham Deli works with children as a lunch time restaurant. Bircham Windmill and North Norfolk Railway were a hit with the youngest members of the family (2+4).'


'Enjoyed Norfolk's coast and exploring the marshes with Coastal Exploration. Recommend.'


'Enjoyed Norfolk's coast and exploring the marshes with Coastal Exploration. Recommend.'


'Excellent property with everything you need. Great location for the notorious hot spot of the North Norfolk coast. Looking forward to our next stay with Barefoot Retreats.'


'We are leaving 5 Courtyard Barns after 15 weeks. This has been an exceptional refuge for us after the flooding of our home. The house is beautifully furnished and very well equipped and I am sure everyone will be delighted when they see it. Thank you to all at Barefoot Retreats who have responded so efficiently to any of our queries or requests. We wish you all a good summer and hope things will be back to normal soon!'


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