Sleeps 5; 2 bathrooms; pet-friendly; pretty location and garden
About Emily Weber
Mum and Dad were born and bred in the immediate area and I spent a very happy childhood with my many cousins in West Dorset. When Dad died, Mum moved to Sydling and spent the later years of her life here in the 1980s and 1990s. I work away from the area but have been holidaying at the cottage for over ten years and was very happy to be able to take it over when the previous owner decided to sell in 2014.
Emily Weber purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Emily Weber chose Sydling St. Nicholas
I always loved Sydling for its friendliness, the feeling of getting away from it all, and the beautiful rolling hills all around. The cottage has always felt like a home from home to me with its general feeling of calm and cosiness, and I particularly like the way the light pours into the downstairs rooms even in the depths of winter. Many people who have come here, regulars like me or friends passing through, have felt the same and commented on its special atmosphere. Needless to say I was thrilled to be able to buy it when the chance came up in 2014!
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage offers complete tranquillity, in my experience, day and night. The garden is an enclosed area where small children and dogs can play. The downstairs living space separates naturally into areas where people can chat, read, watch TV, get on the laptop or have a snooze without having to be part of one big group. The central heating is particularly efficient and does a good job in keeping everyone cosy in the winter! There is a wide range of things to do and see in the area, including outdoor activities (walking, bird-watching, beaches) to cultural pursuits, such as visiting country gardens and houses (including those associated with Thomas Hardy novels), as well as local markets and arts centres.
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A week in Dorset
The property is spacious, well-appointed, clean and suited our needs perfectly. The only suggestion we have is that it would have been nice to have had a garden umbrella. Sydling St Nicholas is a lovely village with a great place to eat and drink at the Greyhound!
As soon as we walked through the front door we knew we had picked a winner. It has such a good atmosphere with everything to make you welcome and comfortable.
The location is perfect for seeing the area , plus loads of wonderful gardens and houses to explore. Dorset is a very friendly county too, we would recommend it to everyone.
Thank you, Sue. Being Dorset-born and bred it was lovely to read your enthusiastic recommendation of the county and also the cottage. Our aim and hope is that the visitors take home some very happy memories of their holiday.
Property as described. Lovely, quiet village with very nice pub.
Comfortable country cottage
Grace Cottage really lives up to expectations; it's comfortable, clean and the owner has left a wealth of reference books about the area for visitors to make use of. The garden is lovely too, being all round 3 sides of the cottage, with pretty flowers and lawns. Sydling St Nicholas is a very quaint village and we enjoyed visiting The Greyhound Inn in the village.
Pretty, comfortable and quiet.
A lovely cottage in a beautiful village and area. Owner was extremely helpful and welcoming, with some lovely treats waiting for us on arrival. None of our family of five wanted to leave! We'll be back.
Vicky was very pleasant to deal with and she and her family were welcome visitors. I was very happy to hear she, her husband and three young boys enjoyed their stay so much.
Comfortable and well equipped cottage
Very comfortable and warm. Everything necessary supplied ( except a serving spoon) !! Lovely quiet and totally unspoilt village, and the Greyhound local pub/restaurant really excellent.
These visitors were most pleasant to deal with and would be welcome back at any time. I was sorry to hear there was no serving spoon during their stay as there are plenty of utensils in the well-equipped kitchen, something that has often been remarked on. However, I did find that the two serving spoons had gone missing, and they have now been replaced.
A number of beaches, notably the Jurassic Coast, are between 30 and 45 minutes away, including the Georgian town of Weymouth, whose safe, sandy beach is ideal for small children.
From Dorchester take the A37 towards Yeovil. After 5 miles, go through Grimstone. Just beyond the village turn right to Sydling under the railway viaduct. Follow lane for 3 miles until you reach the village.
From Yeovil, take the A37 towards Dorchester. After 10 miles, turn left to Sydling.St. After 1 mile, turn right at the small crossroads leading to Sydling.
Car hire is strongly recommended as there is currently no local public transport.
Dorchester is 8 miles away. The nearest villages are Cerne Abbas, about 3 miles away, and Maiden Newton which is under 4 miles in the other direction.
Dorchester is the nearest town and has a good range of supermarkets (Tesco, Waitrose, Co-op, Sainsbury) and banks. There are excellent village shops at both Cerne Abbas and Maiden Newton. The latter also has a newsagent/cafe, a hardware store and a garage/shop. The Greyhound pub in the village has very good food and is much recommended locally.