19th Century Cottage In The Village Of Easton, Portland, Near Weymouth, Dorset, England
Delightful 3 Bedroom Holiday Cottage. Near To Local Shops, Bars, Restaurants & Coastline. Sleeps 6.
Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)
Easton Sunrise is a beautifully restored cottage on the outskirts of the village of Easton, within easy reach of local shops, eating places, the supermarket, the bathing cove, water sports, bus routes to Weymouth, & the fantastic walks/cycle paths of Portland. The cottage is a real ‘home from home’, with comfort in mind and a whole host of facilities and quirky differences that make it a special place to be. Key features include: upstairs sea views, open log fire (first basket of logs free), central heating, a well-equipped kitchen, TV with Free Sat, DVD/CD/iPod docking, programmed keyboard, enclosed garden with barbecue & seating, parking right outside the cottage, a breakfast/activities area, ‘honesty box’ system for beach towel hire, extra logs & activity packs, free bed linen & towel hire, gas/electricity & use of wall safe. A garage is also available for additional storage of equipment/small boat. An ideal, year-round holiday base from which to enjoy Portland, Dorset & beyond.
Master bedroom with Super King bed (6’) – can be twin beds of 3’. A large, airy room.
Bedroom 2 – single, adult-size Victorian brass bed.
Bedroom 3 – on top floor. A family room, with double and full-sized single beds & a sea view.
Plenty of storage.
Modern family bathroom on first floor with bath & shower over, WC, wash basin & large heated towel rail.
Separate downstairs WC with wash basin.
Large kitchen with a gas & electric range, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, iron, kettle, toaster, cafeteria, etc. Well stocked with crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots & pans. An extended room, with a breakfast/activities area.
Open plan, comfortable large dining/living room with seating for 6 in each area, exposed stonework & open fire (fireguard). Large solid beech dining table, keyboard, TV/Free Sat/DVD/iPod docking/CD player, reading light, CDs/DVDs & book library for loan.
A light, bright extension at the back of the kitchen, with a glass table, 4 chairs and a ‘rainy days’ games/activities cupboard. We hope to encourage creativity & so there is a table protector in there too: great for children’s tea time/crafts sessions.
Good quality bed linen & towels (one bath/one hand towel per guest, per week) and kitchen towels are provided on loan as part of the cottage rental cost. Beach towel hire is available at a small weekly additional charge (via an ‘honesty box’ system).
Barbecue, Parking, Garden.
Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.
Central Heating, Satellite, TV.
Near ocean, Village.
Accommodation in the cottage is over 3 floors and like most cottages on Portland, the stairs are fairly steep (handrail): there are also a couple of additional internal steps in the kitchen & the bathroom and five steps in the garden – please be aware of this if you have small children (supervision needed) &/or have mobility difficulties. The bathroom (step down) is located on the first floor and there is an additional WC on the ground floor.
There is an outside tap for washing down wet suits/muddy boots & a good size clothes line for drying. There is access via the back gate to the small car park & footpath for unloading gear or bringing bicycles into the garden for safe storage. The attractive back garden gets the afternoon & evening sun and there is a barbecue, patio area, table & chairs for Al fresco dining and relaxing.
Important notes on accommodation
There is a family bedroom on the top floor and a double & single on the first – this layout is ideal for either one large family/group, or two small. There is parking directly outside the cottage (unusual on Portland!) and also a small public car park at the back of the property, accessible via the garden gate. A single, lockable, garage can also be hired from the owners for storage of your car/small boat/bicycles/surfboards, etc (£25/week). There is a ‘stair gate’ available. The cottage has a wall safe available for use free of charge. There is no smoking anywhere within the cottage. Our apologies, but pets cannot be accommodated. There are no hidden extras – the rental price includes gas, electricity & central heating. Beds are made up for guests’ arrival and the cottage is cleaned thoroughly between bookings. A ‘welcome pack’ of tea/coffee/sugar/milk etc. is available for your arrival.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|5 October 2013 - 21 December 2013||£ 330.00||3|
|21 December 2013 - 4 January 2014||£ 590.00||7|
|4 January 2014 - 15 February 2014||£ 330.00||3|
|15 February 2014 - 22 February 2014||£ 435.00||7|
|22 February 2014 - 5 April 2014||£ 350.00||3|
|5 April 2014 - 26 April 2014||£ 475.00||7|
|26 April 2014 - 24 May 2014||£ 435.00||3|
|24 May 2014 - 31 May 2014||£ 515.00||7|
|31 May 2014 - 12 July 2014||£ 495.00||3|
|12 July 2014 - 19 July 2014||£ 515.00||7|
|19 July 2014 - 30 August 2014||£ 725.00||7|
|30 August 2014 - 20 September 2014||£ 495.00||3|
|20 September 2014 - 25 October 2014||£ 375.00||3|
Notes on prices
Prices are for weekly bookings, but we also offer low & mid season short breaks for up to six people. Please note that this does not include school holidays. Flexibility of number of days can be offered, but a minimum of 3 nights is required. Please contact the owners to discuss your requirements and costs. Late availability or couples' only deals? Just ask....
Our changeover day is Saturday during peak periods: arrival from 4.00pm and departure by 10.30 am. Out of peak periods we offer short breaks from Fri-Mon, or Mon-Fri, although we can be flexible with bookings made within a few weeks of the holiday date.
Payment: Bank transfer is preferred but a cheque is fine. Full payment is due 6 weeks (42 days) before holiday start date.
25% of total cost of the holiday, or £100 (whichever is the greater) non-refundable deposit payable at time of booking.
Prices indicate weekly rates with Saturday changeovers but….
Short breaks (Fri-Mon, or Mon-Fri) are available in mid and low season
Electricity, gas, first basket of logs & towel & linen hire included
Our first year, so 4 star rating, 3 star prices!
Cottage in Easton, Portland, Nr. Weymouth, Dorset, England
About the area
Portland island is attached to the mainland by a causeway & so we have plenty of access to the sea – making it a popular place for water sports enthusiasts, sailors, divers, fisher-people, walkers & rock climbers with it's miles of coastal and inland footpaths and craggy rock faces. As the island is 1.5 miles wide at its’ broadest point, you are never more than ¾ mile away from the coastline at any time! Weymouth, with its’ safe, sandy beaches is about 7 miles away (very regular bus service).
Weymouth’s 18 hole, Parkland golf course is about 7 miles away, whilst Dorchester’s 18 hole (also a Parkland course - ‘Came Down’) is less than 15 miles away. Both accept day visitors. There are 34 other golf courses in Dorset!
How to get there
Airports: Bournemouth, one hour’s drive away
Heathrow, 2.5 hour’s drive away
Southampton, 1.75 hour’s drive away
Weymouth railway station: 6.75 miles. Trains for London depart approx every 30 minutes
Poole Ferries: 1 hour’s drive away.
By Road: Take the A364 from Weymouth to Portland, a journey of approximately 6 miles.
Local Transport: regular buses from Weymouth, which stop 400 yards from the cottage. Local taxis are also available from Weymouth train station
The cottage is on the edge of the village of Easton: local eateries/shops/pubs/play park & supermarket are all less than half a mile away.
Weymouth approx 7 miles: safe, sandy beach/children’s entertainment/shopping/restaurants/pubs & a lively night life.
Dorchester approx 14 miles: a county town, with a weekly busy market
Bridport 22 miles: markets/arts/antiques & exhibitions.
Dorset is a small county with many attractions for adults and children, a good local transport service.
Portland may be a small island (4.75 miles by 1.5), but it has a lot to offer: a fascinating history, land and seascape and a magic and charm of its’ own. Despite being small, it has many miles of spectacular coastline, coastal and inland footpaths, a diverse collection of wildlife & the new ‘National Sailing Academy': home to the 2012 Olympic sailing events – making it a popular place for families, walkers, birdwatchers, geologists, fisher-people, divers, rock climbers and water sport enthusiasts.
Tout Quarry - a sculpture park, where art meets nature (regular stone carving courses), 3 castles from different time periods, a fascinating social and military history and a diverse range of buildings from Tudor times to present day are all well worth attention, as is Portland Bill, with its’ iconic lighthouse, some fantastic eating places, arts, crafts, a friendly community, a craggy and sensational coastline and not forgetting of course the spectacular Chesil Beach – part of the Jurassic Coast and England’s first ‘National World Heritage Site’.
Easton itself has a bank, chemist, pubs, cafes, restaurants & takeaways, local shops, craft centre, and supermarket & is home to the island’s medical centre (just in case!). There are always things going on and Easton Square and vicinity, with its’ children’s playground and garden is often a focal point for village life.
The cottage is an ideal base from which to enjoy both Portland & the busy town & beach of Weymouth. It is a short walk to Church Ope Cove – the island’s bathing cove with its’ picturesque beach huts and small boats - and not far from Portland Bill, the Chesil beach & the sailing academy. The bus route is just a couple of minutes away and this takes you to Weymouth and to the rest of the county, where you can enjoy what the mainland has to offer and the other parts of the Jurassic Coast - or take the car for a pleasant and scenic ride along Dorset's spectacular coastline.
Easton Sunrise is still relatively new on the holiday rental market, but we've had some lovely comments so far......
"Thank you for a wonderful stay - perfect position - loved the evening sun. Looking forward to our next visit. Has all the home comforts, tastefully furnished".
''Had a lovely week, cottage very comfortable - has everything you need provided".
"The house is lovely and we felt very much at home. It was a wrench to leave the house and return home"
"Thank you for all the little extras in the cottage that have made our stay so great. Thanks again Jane"
"It felt like home the moment we walked in. Have had fabulous weather too! Thank you for all the extra little luxuries, and thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Look forward to the next time".
Rest assured that we have been awarded a four star ‘Visit England’ rating because your comfort & enjoyment is our priority.
About the Owner
The owners: We (Jane & David) have lived in Weymouth - the nearest town to the Isle of Portland - for twenty years, having moved back to the UK from France where we had a holiday cottage. We're family people who value times together with friends and family and therefore recognise the importance of a holiday cottage being a 'home-from-home' and providing the right atmosphere to relax and enjoy time together. Even though we love the county & Weymouth, our hearts are now really in Portland - we've come to love the rugged surroundings, the dramatic coastline, the great walks and the real sense of community (not forgetting the fantastic cream teas & crab sandwiches at Portland Bill!).
Year property purchased: 2012
Why this location?
In December last year, we were thinking about buying a cottage on Portland and so decided to have a look at a few properties to help us make up our minds as to whether or not it was the right thing to do. Well, it was love at first sight - both with the cottage & with the village of Easton - so by February 7th, we were the proud owners of Easton Sunrise. We've spent all day, every day, ever since getting the cottage right for visitors and we now feel that it is the right mixture of warmth, comfort & welcome, combined with being light, bright, quirky & interesting! The village has a real sense of community & belonging - even if you are only visiting for the day, you are welcomed. It is such a nice place to be and near to all that Portland - & Weymouth and beyond - has to offer.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
The cottage was built in Victorian times but is fully renovated to include lots of modern touches (central heating, fab kitchen/activities/breakfast area), whilst still retaining a lot of character - stripped (original) wooden floors, exposed stone, open fire, recessed 'ammonite corner'. Making sure that people will be comfortable has been a priority - uncomfortable beds always being our dread, we have had the bed made for the master room - silk-covered, handsprung and padded 6' bed (can be 2 singles) - to make for an excellent night's sleep, and a squidgy sofa to relax in, in the day. The whole cottage is 'different' and full of unexpected extras that you might not find elsewhere! There is an enclosed garden & no problems with parking - unusual in many residential areas on the island!
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref E5276
Jane Wallis (Mrs)
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Languages spoken: English, French.
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