Mr Binnacle | Barefoot Retreats
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Mr Binnacle

Docking, Norfolk, UK
Sleeps 2 | Bedrooms 1 | Bathrooms 1 | Sorry, No Pets
Mr Binnacle isn't just rare, it's an unexpected find that will leave your jaw on the floor from the moment you arrive right the way through. Simply unique, this upside-down retreat is an idyllic escape for the wild at heart -- and it's only a few miles from the golden sugar sands of Brancaster beach.
Key Features


Mr Binnacle is a stunning upside-down bijou retreat set in the heart of Docking. Here you will find one-off creations that encapsulate this wonderful and bespoke home. Centrally located in North Norfolk you are well-positioned to explore the entire coastline, including the ever-popular Brancaster that is just 4 miles away. With a luxurious en suite king size bedroom located on the ground floor and an open plan living area with a very generous ceiling height on the first floor with views overlooking Brancaster. This is the prefect bolthole for couples looking for a romantic getaway! Please be aware that Mr Binnacle is not suitable for pets or children.

Now available for one, two and three night stays midweek! – Please note that those who book these stays will receive a smaller hamper consisting of; Jam, Croissants & Milk.


Mr Binnacle himself is full of artisan staging and unique artworks, showcasing specialist hand crafting by renowned local artists. In addition to this, many of the pieces of furniture are bespoke, having been designed and made by the owners own in-house team. For example, the king size bed has a bespoke handmade headboard and a British handmade mattress with natural fillings, they have used handblocked and textured grass-cloth wallpapers and bespoke light fittings throughout, to name just a few of his stunning features. With a luxurious en suite king size bedroom located on the ground floor and an open plan living area on the first floor this is the prefect bolthole for couples looking for a romantic getaway!


To the front of the property there is a private patio area which is south facing, meaning it gets the best of the sunlight all day long! Here you will find an outdoor dining table and chairs as well as a Kamado pizza oven/BBQ that can literally cook everything from jacket potatoes to joints of meat!

At the front of the property there is 1 off-road parking space set on the specially designed resin-bound driveway. There is also a dedicated electric car charging point if required, please note that there is an additional charge per car for the use of this. Please note that unfortunately Mr Binnacle does not welcome infants, children or dogs.

N.B. Please ensure that no bikes are stored in the house.

Key Features

Up to 2 guests - No Infants or Children

Ground Floor King Size Bedroom
Handmade Natural Fibre Mattress
Ground Floor En Suite Marble Bathroom with Large Stone Bath
Room Descriptions

Living Area

Set on the first floor, the open plan living area is beautifully light and comprises a cosy lounge, modern kitchen, and a bright and stylish dining area.

The lounge area comprises a large comfy sofa and 2 hand-crafted armchairs with a bespoke coffee table and several pieces of unique artwork. There is also a Smart TV for you to enjoy your favourite TV shows or Netflix series on!

The contemporary kitchen area is light and very well equipped with a Corian worktop, double oven, integrated fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, combined washer/dryer and a Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine (starter pods supplied).

The cute dining area is set overlooking the front of the property and is furnished with a bespoke table with hand-crafted chairs, making this the perfect place for a romantic meal for 2!

Bedroom and Bathroom

The luxurious bedroom is located on the ground floor and offers ample space to guests. Featuring a bespoke headboard that has been hand-crafted to a unique design using intricate needle work and beading to create a statement piece that is truly a one off! The sumptuous king size bed also features a handmade, luxurious mattress with natural fillings for the ultimate comfort. There are also built-in wardrobes for all your storage needs, a Smart TV, and a dressing table, chair and mirror.

The en suite marble bathroom features a unique, oval shaped, stone bath (with a handheld shower attachment), contemporary stone hand basin, WC, and heated towel radiator.
Property Includes
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Walking Distance To The Pub
  • Off Road Parking - 1 allocated parking spaces
  • Cosy Cottages
  • Electric Car Charger
  • Views Towards Brancaster
  • Underfloor Heating Throughout
  • 2 Smart TV’s
  • Private Courtyard Garden
  • Kamado BBQ and Pizza Oven
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Maker

*Now available for one, two and three night stays midweek!* – Please note that those who book these stays will receive a smaller hamper consisting of; Jam, Croissants & Milk

Property Excludes
Hot Tub Hire
Sorry, no pets
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Any Day. Minimum 1 Night Stay.
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
Additional Extras
  • Complimentary Barefoot Welcome Hamper
  • Noble Isle Toiletries
  • Adult Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Fluffy Towels and Luxury Linens


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Quick guide to your location

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. Here you are well-located to explore all that Norfolk has to offer while having all of your necessary amenities on your doorstep.
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Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Warm welcome, extremely generous and delicious welcome hamper. Luxury cottage with everything you can think of and more, centrally located to visit county and beach, we will most defiantly return.


What a great idea to include beach towels! Didn't use the backpack/map but it was a super find. Also, so pleased we could book for 2 nights (most places it's 3)


Wonderful Bolt-hole. Central to the whole coast line. Last minute booking worked a treat. More like a luxury hotel, absolutely loved the fresh flowers, fluffy dressing gowns and beautiful things everywhere you look. We've had a ery relaxing comfortable break. Thank you


We have enjoyed our stay in Mr Binnacle, particularly the quirky decor. The cottage is pristine well equipped and full of high quality furniture, fittings and appliances.


A wonderful stay at a beautiful cottage. Fabulous furnishings, everything you could possibly need in a holiday home.


We have had a fabulous stay and returning back each day to Mr Binnacle was the icing on Norfolks cake. Thanks for the basket of goodies it was much appreciated.


A wonderful stay in the most lovely cottage- everything was easy to use and so comfortable! We loved the mid-week clean and the towels- a lovely touch.


We really loved the cottage. It is beautifully designed, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We really appreciated the basket of delicious local produce and the fresh flowers with the rooms.


We've had a really enjoyable four days in your exceptionally well presented Mr Binnacle. We found it very clean and well resourced.


Everything was perfect!


Thank you for a wonderful stay at Mr Binnacle definitely a five star experience, quality fittings, tastefully decorated and so comfortable.


Open the door and WOW! Presentation and cleanliness SUPERB and a lovely welcome basket. We had a lovely time.


Thanks for leaving us the place so tidy and pretty


We absolutely love Mr Binnacle! It is stunning!


"We have been having the most wonderful time this week and Mr Binnacle is a total delight!"


"We are so fortunate to have found Mr Binnacle. You have created such an absolutely stunning home!"


"Mr Binnacle is certainly a well appointed luxury holiday let and we have really enjoyed our stay here."


"We have had a lovely stay at Mr Binnacle."


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