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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: 03/14/2010

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Keywords: Semi-Detached Cottage

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Pets Considered:

                with well-behaved owners. ...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                with well-behaved parents...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                5...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 5 people

              Amenities

              • Parking:

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

              • Living Room seats 6:

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

              • Heating:

                Hot water and heating from efficient boiler...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street

              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

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

                  Communications

                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

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

                  Theme

                      • Away From It All

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shelling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                       

                      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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                      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.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Links to more information:

                       

                      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

                      VRBO #287088

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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                      Speaks: english
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