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Pet Friendly Cottage in Quiet Village with Good Pub Nearby

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Front of Cottage with flint-walled garden

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Last updated: 02/25/2010

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Sydling St. Nicholas cottage description

Sydling St. Nicholas is not on the way to anywhere. Once you turn off the A37 under the railroad viaduct , you travel three miles up the Sydling valley into a magical world which seems far removed from this century. Thatched roofs and hedgerows guide you past fields where deer and pheasant graze. The watercress farm is on the right, Hills rise on both sides to nestle you alongside an ever-flowing stream of cold, clear water. The village itself could be the setting for a Thomas Hardy novel, and once was. Old, classic, thatched roof cottages stand along the High Street which leads to The Grey Hound Pub, featured in the New York Times several years ago. The food is excellent and the welcome genuine.

Grace Cottage lies in the heart of the village but not on a street. Parking is next door, just outside the flint stone garden wall which gives children and dogs a safe place to play. There is also a playground you can see from the upstairs window. Inside, the large lounge gives way on one side to the TV room where you can see BBC24 or CNN, but we would recommend sitting in the garden under the cherry tree. On the other side of the living area is the study with an ample library of fiction, history, travel, and guides to local sites. Upstairs are two bedrooms and bathroom with views to the ever-changing hills. Another bathroom is off the amply furnished kitchen, and there is even a flushing loo in the garden house!

If you are seeking a place for rest and renewal, Grace Cottage is precisely that.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                with well-behaved parents...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                there are two steps to get into the cottage, but there is a in the study on the ground floor and a loo and shower off the kitchen....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                with well-behaved owners. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Traditional cottage with a lovely flint-walled garden, safe for children and dogs. Quiet village with many walking paths, off-street parking, a good nearby pub, 10 miles to the coast where Olympic sailing races will be held 2012. Comfortable day-trips to Bath, Stonehenge, Exeter, Wells, Salisbury....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Many books of fiction, travel, guides, local information, nature...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                      • Away From It All

                      Attractions

                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Sunny end of the kitchen or large drop-leaf table in living area...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 5 people

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Hot water and heating from efficient boiler...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Wi-fi...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        Large, comfortable room with sofa and stuffed chairs...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        In designated parking area beside the cottage off the main road...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Lovely garden enclosed by a flint stone wall with flowers of many kinds and a cherry tree...moreless

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Oct-Mar ..... £330/week
                              Mid-Season .. £395/week
                              High ........ £495/week
                              Easter, Spring Bank Holiday, Whitsun, Christmas
                              First Sat in Jun to first Sat. in Sep.
                              

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                              Calendar

                              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 58 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

                               

                              Location

                              Open gardens, village fetes, church gatherings.

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 1994

                              About: I am a retired English teacher who first fell in love with Thomas Hardy's work, which led to a visit to Sydling and Dorset, and then buying the lovely cottage named for my Aunt Grace. We come to Sydling at least twice a year, and love our village.

                              Why Sydling St. Nicholas:
                              It was Hardy country and the most beautiful I had ever seen with gentle hills and cows and sheep and beautiful villages. Sydling stole my heart when I first came in 1984 and stayed at the Grey Hound Pub. The Sunday NYT had run a story called, "Bedding Down Above the Pub." We did, and came back and back, again and again until I bought the cottage is 1994.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              It is so peaceful. So quiet and no street lights!!!! Welcoming people, and good pub, and a very special ancient church.


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                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • Front of Cottage with flint-walled garden

                                Front of Cottage with flint-walled garden

                              • Sunny eating area in kitchen overlooking the garden

                                Sunny eating area in kitchen overlooking the garden

                              • TV wing of Lounge area.  Livingroom area  not included.

                                TV wing of Lounge area. Livingroom area not included.

                              • Parking area beside Grace Cottage with garden wall

                                Parking area beside Grace Cottage with garden wall

                              • Kitchen and Dining Area

                                Kitchen and Dining Area

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                              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 5

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                              Member since: 2010
                              Speaks: english
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                              • Calendar last updated: 02/25/2010
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