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Located At Martleaves Farm, Swallows Rest Is A New Conversion Of A Spacious Fami - Jurassic Apartments - Holiday Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,119 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Jurassic Apartments - Holiday Home

Jurassic Apartments Holiday Home has a kitchen/lounge/diner with open plan seating. There are 3 en suite bedrooms, one double with king size bed is on the ground floor. A twin with en suite shower room and a double with en suite shower and bathroom with king size bed are on the first floor, both with sea views. There is a small private garden but all of our self-catering guests are welcome to use the farmhouse gardens, the summer house and the footpath leading down to the South West Coastal Path. The beach at the Fleet Saltwater Estuary is just 300 metres from the farm. Large parties can be accommodated in all 3 of our self catering units and our B&B, but rarely last minute as we always have advance bookings for some of the accommodation. Early booking vital in peak periods.

About the property


This farmhouse rural retreat is a must for anyone wanting to get away from it all and relax by the sea, in our summer house, or to walk for miles along the Jurassic Coastal Path. The dramatic coastline of the “Isle” of Portland is home to some spectacular and unique wildlife, flora and fauna, whilst the Georgian seaside resort of Weymouth offers a bustling town and harbour. Weymouth & Portland are not only at the heart of the world Heritage Coast but also the venues for the sailing events of the 2012 Olympics. Whether you're looking for a stroll on the promenade, long sandy beaches, an historic harbour side or panoramic sea and landscapes, this is the area to visit, draw, paint or sketch. We cater for small Bridge Club Holidays and can accommodate 4/5 tables. Guests have access to the large garden, summer house, lake and field leading down to the sea. Our B&B guests are served free range eggs from our chicken, beautiful bantams and ducks roaming the gardens. Self-catering available. - Virtual Tour

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Jane Furlong
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Jane Furlong

After living in Estepona and holidaying there for the past 30 years I never fail to enjoy the Spanish way of life. Now living in Dorset with a Farmhouse B&B, 4 self-catering apartments, a small campsite, pet pigs, alpacas, miniature Shetland ponies and loads of other pets to look after it's difficult to get away. All properties have spectacular sea views - come and visit.

Jane Furlong purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Jane Furlong chose Weymouth

Our farmhouse is ideally situated in 35 acres of and of special scientific interest on the Jurassic Coast. We're just 2 miles from the National Sailing Academy and Portland Marina where there is a multitude of water sports available. We have 5 B&B rooms and two self catering apartments (min 3/4 nt stay) on the farm. There is a self-catering Holiday Home with a small private garden for dogs and 3 en suite bedrooms, including one ground floor bedroom. Our self-catering Bungalow has two double bedrooms and disabled access. We also have The Swallows Suite, a huge B&B room with super king bed, 2 single beds, luxury shower room, table, chairs, sofa and stunning views of Portland and Chesil Beach. Breakfast in bed is included in the daily rate for this room. We're just 2 miles from the 2012 Olympic site, Portland and Weymouth. With gardens and fields leading down to sea it's a stunning location. For more B&B rooms please contact us for for availability. Ref E3200.

What makes this cottage unique

Our guests are encouraged to treat Swallows Rest as a home from home. We have a large guest lounge with 3D TV, a summer house for the warmer months and gardens and fields leading down to the Jurassic Coast which is just 300 metres from the farm.

In the gardens we have pet pigs George and Mildred wandering along with beautiful bantams, chickens, geese and ducks and a lake. Sometimes our Alpacas Kim, Barney and Angus are in the gardens and sometimes in the fields where we have a small campsite.

We have liveries and up to 20 horses on the farm, but no horse riding facility.

There is also a small campsite, open 365 days a year on the farm with amazing views of Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

7 Aug 2011. Thank you Jane & Keith for making our stay so enjoyable. We really felt welcome and would definitely recommend Swallows Rest to all our friends. Bedroom was full of charm and character, just like the owners! See you again soon. Jo and Michael, Clapaham

9 Aug 2011. What Jane and Keith are creating here is a masterpiece and I believe everybody as lucky as I am to spend a couple of days here will be delighted. Thank you for you kindness and excellent service. Maria, Mill Hill

9 Aug 2011. What a lovely place for a relaxing stay. The Dorset coast is absolutely outstandng. Swallows Rest is ideally positioned for the Purbeck coast and the West Dorset coast, and we enjoyed our stay immensely. Donald, NW London
May 2011
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Booking Notes:
We take payment on arrival for our B&B guests. For self catering accommodation we take £100 deposit and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to the date of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Check in time is after 2pm. Checkout for self catering is 10am and for B&B checkout is 11am. We appreciate an estimated time of arrival.

Notes on prices:
Our self catering accommodation costs from £95 a night, min 3 night stay. B&B prices range from £75-£105 a night for 2 guests including huge breakfast with locally sourced dry cured bacon and our own free range chicken and duck eggs, home made granola, marmalade, jams & lemon curd. For caravan pitches with electric hook up our prices range from £18-£23 and for tent pitches the cost is from £12-£15 a night for 1-2 campers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Weymouth in Portland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1119 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom with en suite bathroom. - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Single bed available on request
    Twin with en suite shower room. - 2 Single Bed
    Ground Floor Bedroom with en suite shower room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The 4* AA Gold rated Bed & Breakfast comprises of a large luxury family room, 2 large doubles, a single/small double and a twin en-suite bedroom with sea views, beautifully furnished with an eclectic mix of styles. We also have 2 self catering apartments. The Holiday Home adjoining the farmhouse has 3 en suite bedrooms & large lounge/diner. Our Bungalow sleeps 4 in two double bedrooms, a kitchen, shower room and lounge area and has wheelchair access but no wet room. All guests have access to the gardens, the lake and the summer house, 34 acres of land down to the Fleet Estuary & the Jurassic Coastal Path. The summer house can be used for dining. Please call 01305 785244 to discuss. Outside: Off road parking.


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Jurassic Apartments - Holiday Home
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Wondeful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The house was very spacious and to have 3 en suite bedrooms is quite unusual.

Very quite and lovely garden to share. Garden contained many types of bird and was great for the children. Would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for that excellent review! We always welcome guests into the main gardens to interact with the many pets. The pet pigs George & Mildred are out wandering now and have moved into their summer house by the pond. We hope to welcome you here again one day. Best wishes Jane
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel very welcome on arrival and found the property to be very relaxing and comfortable. There were 5 of us staying for 4 nights and we found the property gave us more than enough space particularly with the 3 large en-suite bedrooms. There is a small private garden but we also enjoyed sitting in the main grounds with the chickens, ducks and pigs wandering around. A very enjoyable stay thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well furnished and located holiday house

  • 5 of 5

The house is on a farm close to Chesil Beach with easy access to pleasant walks along the Fleet lagoon. We appreciated the well equipped and comfortable accommodation, especially the 3 en suite double bedrooms. The living room and kitchen were spacious and the small garden was an additional bonus. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for that great review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. All our guests have access to the farmhouse gardens and summerhouse through the gate where the pigs, pheasants, chickens and geese wander. We hope to welcome you here again one day. Best wishes Jane
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Owner was very pleasant.Cottage was great.Was spacious, clean and very well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

My girls loved having their own ensuite bathrooms, they also had lovely views of the sea. Also had their own tv's, felt very spoilt.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and well located property in a lovely part of Dorset

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a lovely Christmas break with the family. The accomodation was very good. Very clean and provided some nice toiletries in the bathrooms. Kitchen well stocked. Worked well with the three double bedrooms all with ensuites. The open plan living area was very spacious with a good dining area and kitchen. It was lovely to be able to walk down to the beach through the field. enjoyed a bracing walk on Christmas morning. !! The property is in a lovely area on the Fleet Lagoon sheltered by Chesil Beach and great for walks. We visited the aquarium in Weymouth which grandson enjoyed. It was ok but in winter it looked a bit tired! Ticket price included visit to the skyline tower on Weymouth beach which was worth doing. Portland Bill lighthouse is not far away and worth a visit. If we had more time we could have done more, there are plenty of places close by to visit. The owners, Jane and Keith made us very welcome. Very good for children with the animals on the farm to go and visit when you want. Would definately recomend for family/friends get togethers

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Hurn Airport at Bournemouth
Nearest Barpub
300 Kilometres
The Wyke Smugglers
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
The Khazana Indian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
The Fleet Lagoon brackish beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Available for bridge holidays. 4/5 tables of bridge can be made up with local bridge players.

Art lessons are available during your stay.


Swallows Rest is on the world famous Jurassic Coast and the South West Coastal Path is 2 minutes' walk from Farmhouse. We are on Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon with a small rural beach on our land.

Weymouth main beach is less than an hour's walk from the farm or a 5 minute drive.


Hurn Airport at Bournemouth is 43 miles from the farm. Weymouth British Rail and Bus stations are 3 miles away.


Weymouth and Portland are less than 2 miles from us and Dorchester is a 10 mile drive. There are a huge number of very interesting Dorset villages to visit in the area, far too many to mention! Coastal drives are spectacular, especially the road from West Bay and Bridport to Swallows Rest.

Further Details:

We are located in the Fleet Nature Reserve and our beach is just a 2 minute walk along a footpath down to the sea.

The Crab House Café, The Khazana Indian Restaurant and the Wyke Smugglers Pub are all in the village and easily accessible by foot. All serve excellent food and are between a 5 and 10 minute walk from the farm.

We have a nearby Co Op, Cake Shop, Village Store, Fish & Chip Takeaway, Chinese Takeway and Post Office.

Weymouth town centre and the main sandy beach are less than 3 miles away and here you will also find a variety of dining possibilities from fine harbour side restaurants to traditional fish and chips.