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Period Small House Of Character On Isle Of Portland Adjoining The Sea

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine


About the property

House in Portland, Dorset, England - 5 Minutes Walk Up On To The Prom, With Beautiful Prospect Of The Sweep Of Chesil Beach

The house is one of a pair built of the local Portland stone, over painted white, with a small front garden in a sunny position on the street facing the sea wall, in the centre of the village of Chiswell. The frontage is Victorian with large sash windows. Inside there are 17th-18th century features.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portland in Portland

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom on first floor with WC, basin and bath/shower over. One WC in back yard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe; bedroom 2 with double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe; bedroom 3 with twin bunks.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Outside: Small front garden with flower bed and paved area for two to sit out ; has sun most of day, bush provides a screen from the street. Rear yard with table and chairs gets morning sun; washing line, WC at end. Portable barbecue available. Utility Room: Airing cupboard in the bathroom houses the Combi boiler, iron and ironing board, and vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are not included. The house is cleaned by the caretaker before each visit.


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Period Small House Of Character On Isle Of Portland Adjoining The Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
West Grinstead

Cozy and quaint

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and we found it in Portland. This cottage is beautiful. The accommodation is very well chosen and the artwork exquisite. The family that own this cottage were very helpful and friendly and they have a friend living nearby if there are any problems. We stayed for a weekend with our small dog to be able to take advantage of the walks around Portland. We certainly did that. We made it up the steep hill and down to Portland Bill, we also walked a long way along the beach. However, there are still areas that we did not have time to explore so we will return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Janey and Francis Carline
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
2 February, 2018

Why Janey and Francis Carline chose Portland

The house came to our family when Francis' grandfather bought the pair of properties in Chiswell early last century. The houses were let to local families for many decades, then one was sold; eventually there was one elderly fisherman, Bob Antony, well known as the 'Wobbler'. He died in 1984 having never required electricity or running hot water. The improvements were put in thereafter: bathroom, electricity, top floor bedrooms where lobster pots had been stored; kitchen renewed twice. Yet the house retains much character of 100 and more years ago, and is adorned with artwork by family, fellow students and Portlanders.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Portland is so picturesque and the cottage is so charming...Tom (the caretaker living 4 doors away) was very helpful..."

"We had a lovely time in your cottage and found it very clean and pleasant."

(Many said they would recommend it)
Feb 2013
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Chesil Beach across the road is a famous crescent-shaped feature. The beach is pebbles. We are 5 mins walk from its South end where bathing is pleasant and safe for families when calm.

Sandy beaches are at Weymouth, and at Weymouth Bay opposite Portland Harbour, just off the Weymouth-to-Portland route.


Southampton Airport c.66 miles, Poole Harbour c.35 miles.

Road directions to Portland are shown clearly at the approach to Weymouth. Once arrived at Portland--big roundabout Victoria Square, there is a right lane indication-Chiswell.

A car is not essential, with good train services to Weymouth and frequent buses to and over Portland.

Because of one-way streets, nearest bus stop for Chiswell is Victoria Square, c.250 m; bus stop to Weymouth is almost opposite house.


Weymouth Centre 4 miles. Portland Bill 3 miles.

Further Details:

For shopping on the way there is an Asda supermarket in Weymouth just near the exit road to Portland. On that route there are several shops at Wyke Regis. A Co-op and newsagent are at Fortuneswell, 10 mins walk with a steep slope. Most convenient shopping, with banks, is at Easton, in centre of Portland half way to the Bill.

There are plenty of restaurants and pubs all over Portland.

It is easy to get away from the populated areas and enjoy the grand scenery, formed mainly of cliff-sides and disused stone quarries. One can walk almost everywhere; just a few big quarries are still worked. The wildlife is renowned. Near Portland Bill is a landscape of gently sloping ancient fields; the old Lighthouse is a busy bird observatory (with bookshop). We recommend the cafe at the Bill.

Information leaflets about places of interest and activities are kept in the house, also details of medical facilities.


Prices & Availability

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Preliminaries to booking are best done by phone or email. Note that we live in South Oxfordshire, not near the property. Confirmation should be done by phone: we ask for a deposit to settle a booking, usually the full amount if for 2-3 nights. Any balance should be settled about 4 weeks before the visit, to be followed by giving or sending the key.

Changeover Day:
During summer holidays letting is week by week with Friday as changeover day. On a changeover day arrival can be from 3.30pm and departure is requested at 10am.
At other times length of stay, and arrival/departure times, are flexible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.