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Follis Cottage

(Ref. 994199)

Nottington, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, well presented and maintained."

    Owners were welcoming but did not intrude. Just a couple of points which might help other guests: Whilst there was basically everything necessary provided, we were rather surprised to find that only one, rather thin, toilet roll was provided for a week’s stay, and there was no kitchen roll and barely an inch of washing up liquid provided. We had to go out and buy these on our first day. (most rental properties these days do provide these basics, and generally offer a small welcome pack of at least one or two tea bags etc. for a first cuppa after a long journey - fortunately we had taken plenty of supplies). Whilst there were the usual local brochures of nearby places, it would have been helpful to have a note of things like recommended places to eat and drink, and phone numbers for local doctors etc. A note also for future renters - if you need good, reliable Wi-Fi, perhaps for business etc.,the Wi-Fi is very unreliable and sometimes took half an hour or more to come through. There are boosters in the bungalow but they aren’t very effective due to the bungalow’s position surrounded by lots of trees.

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Jun 2023

  • "A lovely bungalow, good location."

    Owner very helpful with local information. Very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "An excellent base for touring the area."

    Enjoyable and comfortable stay

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location that is also really close all the amentites you could need."

    Hosts were friendly. A nice big area for the children to run around in was wonderful too.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have had a lovely time."

    The bungalow is warm clean and comfortable With good views across the valley to the hills. Parking is easy and easy to get to Weymouth sea front in ten minutes. The owners are very nice And live next door and are helpful if you need them We would love to stay again Thank you for a nice stay.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Mar 2023

  • "This stone built cottage in the historic village of Nottington is in a quiet location perfectly situated to explore the county of Dorset."

    It sits just north of Weymouth with easy access to Dorchester to the north and via the excellent bypass link to Portland, Abbotsbury and Chesil beach in the south. For those without a car, there are frequent affordable bus links into Weymouth from the nearest stop a few minutes walk away. There is also a Morrisons and a Sainsburys within a five minute drive. The couple who own the property live next door and are very helpful even going the extra mile to make a fuss of my nine year old daughter. There is no central heating in the cottage but there are electric storage heaters in every room although I never had to use them even in October because the walls are so thick. The kitchen is well appointed and has all the mod cons including several sets of crockery and a brand new dish washer! The open plan lounge diner is big enough for a family with two children and the huge TV is a nice addition to keep the kids occupied in the evenings. The two bedrooms are plenty big enough and the shared bathroom is sufficient. The shower bath may be a challenge for some with a centrally located, wall mounted shower head but we found it worked ok. Parking on the hard standing outside is big enough for a family saloon and additional parking may be available for larger vehicles in the adjacent field. Follis is now our go to choice for an Autumn break and we would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Oct 2022

  • "If you are looking for a peaceful setting this is the cottage for you!"

    A great big field for children to play in and a separate wash room with washing machine and tumble dryer. The owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful but willing to give you privacy if you prefer. Only down sides are the internet is a bit intermittent due to its location and we would have preferred heating that wasn't just portable electric heaters. (However there is a towel heater in the bathroom).

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage with a field to play in."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Easy access to Weymouth and its attractions. Supermarkets just up the road. Excellent base for a holiday. Friendly, helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was excellent, we had the full run around the property, would be ideal for a family as it has a large field next to it for them to run around."

    Hosts were brilliant had some great conversations with John the owner and the situation of the property was very good few minutes from Weymouth and about 30 from Monkey World and The Tank Museum. Would definitely book again if I was in Dorset again.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jul 2022

  • "Friendly Hosts, very welcoming, on hand and ready to help with any queries."

    Highly recommend and would love to return in the future as and when the time allows. Very pleased with the holiday, had a great time with many places and attractions nearby to visit. Many Thanks.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was a wonderful holiday in such a great cottage, I believe the best cottage ever."

    It was very peaceful had everything we wanted in a very good position where we were able to use the buses, although plenty of room for parking the car. The owners were very kind and there was nothing that could make the holiday any better.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "We would certainly return to Follis Cottage if we could manage to book it as it is certainly a very popular Cottage for obvious reasons."

    Comfort and position.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Owners are very welcoming. The cottage has everything you could want and was spotless and well prepared. Good location, out of the way and quiet but easily accessed and within a few miles of several major towns and the beach so quick to get to places by car.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Oct 2021

  • "This cottage is in a perfect location."

    It is very quiet, but within short driving distances to beauty spots/shopping. If, as in our case (petrol shortages) you don't want to drive, a 10 minute walk takes you on to bus routes.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Sep 2021

  • "A great cottage at a great price."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great peacefull location and yet still just minutes from the beach and necessary shops."

    John the owner was very friendly and on hand for any technical issues.

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Aug 2021

  • "A very comfortable and clean cottage with beautiful countryside views, peaceful and relaxing but only a few minutes drive to Weymouth."

    Friendly and helpful hosts, we would hope to return here soon.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a lovely peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage."

    Extremely comfortable and very well equipped

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2021

  • "The local scenery, especially the South Coast Path."

    Reviewed by Bernie5.0Oct 2020

  • "We returned here this year to spend another peaceful relaxing week at Follis Cottage."

    It's location is perfect: set in the beautiful, quiet countryside yet central enough to enable easy travel to many places. The accommodation is very comfortable and well equipped and the lovely owners so friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2020

  • "John the owner was very lovely man."

    Made us feel very welcomed. The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed. Very clean and spacious. We settled in very well. We had a visit every day from the deers. Was lovely to see. My son Is autistic and he settled in very well Didn’t want to go home. Will definitely be returning in the near future

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Made to feel very welcome by the owners, who enjoyed showing us the local wildlife. Deers in the garden! Had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

  • "We visited in february, it was amid the storm denis."

    We had a great break, we weremet by John the owner who gave us a lovely welcome with a cup of tea in their house.There were lots of places to visit and the cottage was vry comfortable. The only downside was that the heating took a while to warm the cottage, but we had a lovely time

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Feb 2020

  • "The owners, who lived next door, were very friendly."

    The weather was certainly challenging the week we were there, watching the waves at Portland Bill was a highlight as was a visit to the Look Out station.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was so comfortable and cosy and a real home from home feel."

    The beds extremely comfortable and beautiful crisp clean linen. The location was perfect for us and so peaceful. John the owner was always on hand and extremely helpful. Thanks again and hope to stay again one day. Sam and Mark Jones

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Oct 2019

  • "A lovely cottage with great views and perfectly located for all visitor attractions."

    Our hosts were great and very attentive to our needs.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2019

  • "After spending a lovely week at Follis Cottage, it is now our favourite Dorset holiday home."

    It is comfortable, well-equipped and clean. It is also extremely quiet and peaceful. It is the perfect base for visiting places inland or on the coast, and is within easy travelling distance to shops and take away outlets (Daniel's chip shops are wonderful!)

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2019

  • "Nice comfortable cottage in a good location for Weymouth"

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Jul 2019

  • "Love this cottage, this was our second stay here."

    Owners were lovely and welcoming everything was perfect. Cottage very comfortable and very well equipped. No distance to Weymouth and Portland, also New Forest. Hope to be back again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "A beautiful & peaceful location with friendly owners, within a short drive of all local attractions"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2019

  • "We found the owners of the bungalow very helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely clean cottage with super, helpful, friendly owners next door."

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage with a wonderful view, few minutes drive from Weymouth."

    We were made to feel very welcome, looking forward to going back next year. Stayed July 2018

    Mr Stuart RobsonSep 2018

  • "The cottage was clean and well equipped."

    The hosts were very friendly and nice . A beautiful quiet setting perfectly placed for exploring the sorrounding area . Stayed August 2018.

    Mr Stephen FreemanAug 2018

  • "A well-equipped comfortable bungalow."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly. Stayed June 2018

    Mr WellhamJul 2018

  • "This was a very good holiday for us with great accommodation, all the usual ..."

    This was a very good holiday for us with great accommodation, all the usual utensils and machines and the cottage being in a good location within Dorset, enabled us to head in any direction to visit the surrounding areas

    Mr Alan PearceNov 2017

  • "Follis cottage is one of the best places we have ever stayed in."

    The owners were so helpful when you needed them, we'd love to return - stayed August 2017

    Mr Jason FreemanSep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean & comfortable."

    Perfect location ideal for Weymouth. Will book again. Stayed May2017

    Mrs LindseyJun 2017

  • "A 5* holiday let."

    Extremely well appointed and spotless. Set in a lovely area. A real gem. Stayed April 2017

    Mrs Thelma HawleyMay 2017

  • "This is a wonderful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    We absolutely loved it. Stayed August 2016

    Miss Melanie CoatesOct 2016

  • "It was just as we like our holidays."

    greeted with a smile eventhough it was pouring. (weather soon improved) did not have any problems with the Property. Area was great.. Deer and Foxes going passed the window. Stayed September 2016

    Mr Harry HullOct 2016

  • "Pleasant cottage."

    Good location. Friendly and helpful owners. Stayed September 2016

    Mrs Chris FrancisOct 2016

  • "The cottage is absolutely lovely, the pictures do not do it justice."

    The owners are on site and very much feel like those friendly neighbours we all wish we had. We were given 'the run of the mill' on the grounds and made to feel literally like family. The cottage itself had everything expected and more to cater for our stay. On our 5th year visiting Weymouth, this is by FAR the most cosy accommodation we have had. We will definitely return! Stayed August 2016

    Mr Andy MortlockSep 2016

  • "A great place - so peaceful yet really quick and easy to get into Weymouth."

    We enjoyed having the field to play in and the property was very well-equipped and extremely clean. Very good value for money. The owners living next door were polite and friendly but didn't trouble us - stayed July 2016

    Mrs Rachel BakerAug 2016

  • "The cottage is in a great location, being on the outskirts of Weymouth yet has the feel of being in the middle of the countryside."

    The property was very clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. I would certainly recommend it to anyone considering a holiday in the Weymouth area. Stayed July 2016

    Mr Neil McgrathAug 2016

  • "What a lovely place to stay and beautiful countryside will certainly book for next year - Stayed June 2016"

    Mrs TeagleJun 2016

  • "Nice cottage in good location."

    Well kept & clean, would definitely use again. Stayed May 2016

    Mrs LindseyJun 2016

  • "The cottage is well equiped and the beds comfortable."

    The position is ideal for visits to attractions in all directions and not far from a Superstore should one need to stock up. Stayed May 2016

    Mr David JohnsonMay 2016

  • "We enjoyed our stay - couldn't believe how warm the cottage was."

    Stayed October 2015

    Mr Tom KeenanOct 2015

  • "What a lovely cottage to spend the week in Dorset in, it was well equipped and tastefully decorated, with really comfy beds."

    The owners who live nearby were so very helpful. There is also plenty of, off road parking, with plenty of room for children to play in the grassy field adjacent. Stayed September 2015

    Mrs Hazel SimpsonSep 2015

  • "A very well equipped, homely cottage."

    Hosts very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful time. Stayed July 2015

    Ms ReevesJul 2015

  • "Loved this cottage, everything you could possibly need."

    Extremely clean and comfortable, the owners were lovely people who made us very welcome. Close to all amenities and the coast. The outside views of the cottage and surrounding did not do it justice. Will definitely go back.

    Mrs ScarlettJun 2015

  • "Property was very clean and owners very helpful."

    Property had all the amenities you could need. Would recommend to friends and family.

    Mr HeyworthAug 2014

  • "Very good stay in a quiet place."

    Near to the next Morrison Supermarket. Only a short drive to the beaches in Weymouth

    Mrs WetterJul 2014

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views."

    Very warm welcome on arrival.Close to all amenities

    Mrs LaightJul 2014

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen with dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking
  • Lawn garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 min and pub 5 min
  • River 5 min
  • Beach 5 min.

The property

Located in the tranquil pretty area of Nottington, outside of Weymouth, Follis Cottage is converted stable situated next to the owner’s house.

It is well known locally for its Spa House - a hexagonal shaped property which can be seen from the grounds.

With two bedrooms Follis Cottage can accommodate up to four guests.

Creating a comfortable home atmosphere each room is furnished with dressing tables and two chairs and large wardrobes for a good night’s sleep. There is a generous garden area which guests can use and is accessed via a gravelled pathway or the car parking area. Follis Cottage has wheel chair access via an available ramp.

Inside there is step free, level access.

The separate laundry room is accessed via the rear of the cottage. Many of the attractive stone and granite cottages are fronted by a cascading mill stream which are part of the charm of the village.

Folklore relates to the tale of when the local inhabitants of Nottington were asked many moons ago if they would allow a village pub to be built - it was flatly refused.

A petrol station within walking distance provides the morning papers and for your essential shopping needs two handy supermarkets are only a five-minute car journey away.

The historic county town of Dorchester is only five miles away and the award-winning blue flag beach at Weymouth with its golden sands and shallow water is only two miles from the property.

The owners live within the grounds and will respect your privacy, they are more than happy to offer advice and local knowledge when asked. Follis Cottage offers an excellent location to discover the beautiful Dorset countryside and the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage site for family or couples.

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About the location


Nottington is a village just outside Weymouth that historically used to possess a Spa and was therefore popular with the aristocracy, who flocked there to drink the water, claimed to be of benefit for eruptive complaints and loss of appetite. What remains of this time today is the pump room which is known as the Spa house. Just 3 miles from the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth, this village is perfect for those wanting to explore South Dorset. Weymouth boasts an award winning beach, with golden sands and shallow waters, coupled with a Georgian seafront steeped in history. There are many restaurants and café’s where you sample Dorset’s finest seafood. 6 miles to the north is the County town of Dorchester that offers where you can find the County Museum, The Teddy bear Museum, Max Gate, Thomas Hardy’s 19th Century former house.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas