Clean and Cosy Cottage
Lovely clean, cosy cottage. Owners were friendly and helpful on the phone and in person. Very nice location, quiet and peaceful and with good walks from the cottage. An OS map, or similar, would have been handy to show walking routes. If it was my place I would promote the wildlife on the Fleet and the walks more, and provide bird/wildlife books and binoculars but then I am very keen on wildlife, so maybe that is a bit over the top! The walks down to the Fleet and across the fields to Abbotsbury are lovely. Great birdlife on the Fleet and excellent views from the ridge you walk along towards Abbotsbury. Upwey wishing well garden and cafe is very nice - lots of vegetarian options. Kings Arms at Portesham also good, staff were very helpful with disabled person in wheelchair. Enchanted illuminations at Abbotsbury gardens was brilliant.
Mr Skene - October 2018
Sycamores Cottage is one of seven holiday cottages situated on our working farm 5 miles to the West of Weymouth and a stones throw form the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coastline. The cottage can accommodate 5 people with 2 bedrooms upstairs which can be made up as doubles or twin beds as required. The cottage is full of features such as exposed beams, inglenooks and an open fire. The kitchen is very well equipped and includes a dishwasher, and has a farmhouse table which easily sits 5 for sociable meal times together. The sitting room has a sofa and 2 armchairs for relaxing in front of the open log fire or watching TV (recently upgraded to fully smart TV fro watching Neflix, iplayer etc). Free wifi (high speed fibre) is provided for you to keep in touch with the outside world! The upstairs bathroom has a bath and shower attachment.
The Sycamores has a large enclosed south facing enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture to enjoy a barbeque or evening drinks. The garden leads onto our own farm land from which you can join the Coastal Footpath and numerous shorter walks. There is plenty of space at the rear of the cottage to park your car and we are dog friendly (normally a maximum of 2).
There is a games room a short walk away from the Sycamores which has table tennis, table football and a good selection of paper backs for you to borrow. It also has laundry facilities.
We try to stick to weekly breaks running Friday to Friday and short breaks out of season - a 3 night break running Friday to Monday and a 4 night break running Monday to Friday. However we can be flexible if you have different requirements.
The cottage is surrounded by open fields in which you are free to walk and join many public foot paths and indeed the Coastal Footpath runs very close to the cottage. 5 miles to the east is the seaside town of Weymouth which has a beautiful sandy beach and lovely safe and shallow water. 3 miles to the west is the village of Abbotsbury famous for its Swannery and Sub-tropical gardens. A little bit further on is the village of WestBay which was the location for the popular ITV series Broadchurch. Here you will find the stunning beach and cliffs which often formed the backdrop to the program.
The market town of Dorchester is a 15 minute drive away and is worth a visit, particularly to Brewery Square wich is a new development featuring an Odeon Cinema and many eating places such as Nandos, Pizza Express, Cotes, Zizzis and Waggamamas. Dorset is a fantastic place to explore and there are many country houses and gardens to visit. Also Monkey World, the Tank Museum at Bovingdon, Go Ape, Brenscombe Outdoor Center with its exhilarating high ropes and numerous beaches should keep all busy.
September 19th 2018
I have been coming to these cottages for about 20 years,always enjoy my time in them,made very welcome by Jane and her mother Ann.If you do have any problems they will soon sort things out. Lovely quiet location,plenty of local walks. Local pub the Elm Tree is good for food, also the pub in Portisham in the next village.So many places to visit,west Bay,Lyme Regis.Hive Beach near Bridport has a very nice cafe with good food.Also there are some nice walks along the coast path.
August 31st 2018
Lovely location and comfortable cottage Bridport and Hive beach good places to visit