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Character Portland Cottage close to Chesil beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House in Fortuneswell, Portland, Weymouth, Dorset, England - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk From Chesil Beach

Situated on the Jurassic Coast, Portland is home to England's National Sailing Academy, the venue for the sailing events at the 2012 Olympics. It boasts some of the best diving waters in Northern Europe, whilst the whole of this tiny island offers a haven for walkers, climbers, geologists and birdwatchers, together with a good choice of shops, pubs and eateries. Chesil Beach just a few minutes walk away connects the island to the main land, whilst Weymouth, with its golden sandy beaches and colourful harbour is just 4 miles away. A perfect location for a varied holiday.

Karin Engdahl
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Karin Engdahl

Living on Portland and loving the place. Have done holiday lets for 10 years now - how time flies!

Why Karin Engdahl chose Portland

Beautiful period cottage, close to Chesil beach and local amenities such as shops, pubs and restaurants. In a quiet residential street in Fortuneswell

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guestbook for Rosa Cottage

I had a wonderful (albeit short) break at Rosa Cottage. It was a last minute, spur-of-the-moment decision and I called the owner the day I was hoping to arrive... luckily it was available and she was very welcoming, meeting me at the front door and giving me a guided tour before leaving me to my own devices.

What an absolutely beautiful place - the photos don't do it justice at all! It's warm, colourful, and instantly feels like your own. Get the log burner stoked up (wood provided) in the evening and you don't want to leave. The main double bed (can't speak for the others) is wonderfully comfy and a struggle to get out of in the morning! An added bonus: as a classical guitarist, I wanted to get away somewhere inspirational: the high ceilings and stripped wooden floors give incredible acoustics with just the right amount of reverb - so can't recommend enough to musicians (although being terraced I'd suggest only acoustic instruments) looking for a quiet
Feb 2012
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Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Spacious home in a convernient location

  • 5 of 5

Rosa Cottage is a delightful property, spacious, warm, welcoming; lovely to have a wood burning fire, all laid ready. The house was dressed for Christmas and the owner had generously left candles, logs and even a delicious bottle of red wine. All the rooms were spacious with plenty of cupboard and hanging space. The bathroom shower was excellent.

Being minutes from the beach and coastal path, (where a fabulous quirky cafe and pub offered delicious food and drink) was an important reason for us in choosing this dog-friendly holiday home.

I would suggest that a review of kitchen crockery would be helpful but I can highly recommend this delightful house.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage and beautiful destination

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The home is spacious, pretty and homely. Portland has some of the best views in the world. The locals are really friendly too. Would love to return. Mandie

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage on Portland

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rosa Cottage for 1 week in July and had a wonderful time. The cottage is spacious and beautifully furnished and in an ideal location to explore Portland. Only a couple on minutes walk to Chesil Beach and a short drive to the Sailing Academy. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped for self catering. The beds were comfortable, and we much enjoyed the spacious dining room for long lingering suppers. Having 2 children, a separate lounge was also very handy for them to watch TV in the evenings. Parking was easy right outside the cottage most of the time, a couple of times we had to park in the road above, but still only a minute walk from the property. We very much enjoyed our stay and plan to return some time later this year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely break

  • 3 of 5

Had a lovely week at this house it was clean and very well equipped, would recommend for a short break.

The only negatives were it was half way up a very steep hill and whether going down to the beach or up to the high street my wife could not manage it and we had to use the car when we went out.

Going out for the day you should make sure you are back by about 5;30 pm as you probably will not get a parking space on this road.

Apart from these two points there are lots to see and do on the island and sitting in the cove at the bottom of the hill is wonderful and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Ken. We always appreciate people taking time to give us feedback on their holiday. I am glad to hear you had a good time despite some problems with the hills. I'm afraid Portland is rather steep, and I realise people with mobilty issues may struggle to get around, which is why I don't recommend the cottage for people with mobility issues. Parking right outside the cottage is usually Ok daytime, but in evenings, you may have to go to next rd up, but that's only a minute walk away, so most people find that OK. Regards, Karin
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Rosa Cottage, which is well located for exploring the Isle of Portland, is very tastefully decorated & comfortable.

Be sure to get up onto the coastal path for stunning views of the coastline.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Well-equipped, comfortable. Excellent location.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
half term
9 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
25 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high summer
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £40
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
A small deposit required at the time of booking. Remaining balance due 6 - 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Payment accepted via cheque or bank transfer or alternatively Paypal although a small charge is added for this service to cover costs.

Changeover Day:
Saturday usual change-over day although alternatives can be arranged in low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portland in Weymouth and Portland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Family size bathroom with bath/shower over and heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers bedroom 2 with twin beds and wardrobe Bedroom 3 with single bed---
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Unlimited on-street parking right outside the cottage Outside: Sunny small garden with a decked area. Perfect for morning coffee or evening drink Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen included. Please ask if you require towels. Other: Spacious dining room with farmhouse table with seating for 5.

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