Grace Cottage is a very quiet and cosy 1920s semi-detached cottage in the charming village of Sydling St. Nicholas. It sleeps up to five and is pet-friendly.
The enclosed attractive garden is flint-walled and runs round three sides of the cottage. There are leafy views from every window and a lightly wooded green lies next to the front gate with a stream just beyond it.
The main sitting area is L-shaped. Itís bright and comfortable with a smaller area housing the TV and DVD player leading off it. A separate study contains a desk and divan bed.
Beyond is a spacious, well-equipped kitchen running the width of the cottage. It includes a dining area, seating six, which has a garden outlook on three sides. At the other end is a small shower room with loo. The cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble drier and microwave are housed in this area.
A steep staircase leads up to the first floor. There are two double bedrooms, both under sloping ceilings with far-reaching views. The main room has a king-sized bed and there are twin beds in the other. The bathroom has a bath, sink and loo. All rooms overlook the garden.
The central heating keeps the cottage particularly warm and cosy, whatever the weather is doing outside!
The small car park is about 20 metres from the front door. There is one designated space for the cottage, next to the garages. Other vehicles can be parked in the lane across the green beside the stream.
There is a landline at the cottage as the mobile signal can be unpredictable. WiFi is provided.
The village of Sydling St. Nicholas is one of the most beautiful in West Dorset and has a reputation for friendliness going back many decades. The main street, with its stream and pretty cottages, has a timeless quality about it, lying in a valley beneath the beautiful rolling Dorset hills.
The local pub, the Greyhound, has excellent food and is within easy walking distance.
The unspoilt countryside is great for walking and a variety of beaches, as well as the Jurassic Coast, are within easy reach.
Guide books and maps are available for guests to borrow during their stay. For those familiar with the works of Thomas Hardy there is much to see, including the villages and countryside he portrayed so well.
Grace Cottage has been owned by a popular American, Nancy, for 20 years. She decided to part with Grace Cottage in 2014 and the ownership has passed to Emily, who is Dorset born and bred and whose family lived in the village in the 1980s and 90s. She has been holidaying at the cottage for many years and is lucky to have inherited an excellent support team.