House in Portland, Dorset, England - Coastal Location, Moments Away From Beach, World Class Water Sports And Delicious Cafes
Built to accommodate athletes for the 2012 Olympics, this contemporary, spacious property offers a modern base from which to explore the hidden gem of Dorset. 3 generously proportioned bedrooms, 3 double beds, 1 single on the top bunk and 1 child's bed. Secluded and secure garden, 2 bathrooms, double garage and modernly equipped throughout. Next door to the bracing sea air of Chesil Beach and worldclass water sports facilities built for Olympic competition. A short trip to rejuvenated Weymouth, its glorious endless sand, child friendly swimming and must-do donkey rides. Short walk to cafes, pubs perfect for long Sunday lunches and divine seafood. No better place to exhaust lively children young and old.
Top Traveller Review
absolutely fabulous house, and setting
About the Owner
About Katharine King & Darran Snatchfold
We're a family of four. We live in Guildford and work in London but came to Weymouth for a holiday when our little one was 3 months old. We enjoyed it so much that a year later we came back and discovered rugged Portland which we totally fell in love with. We'd always associated escapes to the coast with quaint, rustic cottages but with a small child in tow we found the comfort, luxury and cleanliness of a new build property with all the mod-cons a perfect partner to country days out cliff-walking, sightseeing and beach playing! The Olympic development was really tasteful and brilliantly located, so we invested in a property in October 2012 which we now let for holiday rentals in between our own weekend escapes.
Katharine King & Darran Snatchfold purchased this house in 2012
What makes this house unique
When we first travelled down from London, we find Dorset such a good alternative to Devon & Cornwall as it's only 2.5hrs drive and yet still transports you to a calmer pace of life and surroundings just as beautiful! We love driving across the causeway to the house with the Jurassic coast behind us, the dramatic cliffs of Portland ahead of us, the kite-surfers to the left of us and the steep bank of Chesil beach to the right. It's pretty spectacular!
(13 traveller reviews)
absolutely fabulous house, and setting
The house was fabulous, spacious and everything you would need, not far from the beach, and local buses and taxis a stones throw away, didn't use the car at all!!!
Lovely house and location
The house is in a fantastic location and is perfect for kids- all the little extras (toys, highchair) were so handy.
Katharine was really helpful and dealt with any query so promptly, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you!
Amazing and homely
My husband and his 2 friends ran the portland cross country marathon and this was the perfect house to unwind before the big day.
There were 5 adults and a child. There was plenty of space for all of us and the house was close to the finish of the race. I'd highly recommend this house to families as its home from home.
Lovely house in a great location
The house was a great base to explore Portland and Weymouth. Everything you could possibly need was provided including beach toys for the children. We've had a lovely, relaxing week and I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.
We had a lovely time in Portland, House is lovely and very clean.
The house also was ideal for our two children (2&3 year olds)
Nice garden and lots of toys to play with!
Katharine the owner is wonderful very helpful if you need to ask her anything!
If we were to visit this area again I wouldn't hesitate in booking this again
Great house in a great location and excellent comms (and local knowledge) from start to finish with the owners. We have stayed in many properties all over the world and would happily recommend this to friends and family.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Having been built to house the sailing teams for the 2012 Olympics, it is on the doorstep of world class watersport facilities, from sailing to windsurfing. Sitting on the Jurassic coast, the house is the perfect base for both dramatic and leisurely trekking or cycling.
3 minutes walk to reknowned Chesil Beach - miles of steep, smooth pebbles. Great fun for watching the waves crash on the shore or throwing stones into the sea. For the more sedate, a walkway runs across the back of the beach for an easy promenade. A cafe /sanctuary also provides a superb bird spotting hangout. 10 minute drive to a huge sandy beach at Weymouth where the water is very safe for swimming. Often donkeys & fairground rides on the beach but large enough to find a quiet spot too!
45 miles to Bournemouth International Airport (1hr 15 mins drive)
64 miles to Exeter (1hr 34 min drive)
77 miles to Bristol airport (2hr 10 min drive)
126 miles to Heathrow airport (2hr 40 min drive)
Ferries and trains to Weymouth 10 minute drive away. Regular bus services between Weymouth & Portland.
Car useful but not essential. Cafes and some shops walking distance and excellent bus services.
Olympic sailing centre: under 1 mile (sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, cafe/restaurant). Short walk to leisure centre
Portland Bill: 2 miles (Famous lighthouse, dramatic coast, delicious cream tea)
Weymouth: 4 miles (beach, restaurants, old harbour, curiosity lanes, sealife centre, major high-street shops, cinema)
Abbotsbury: 12 miles (swannery, children's farm)
Lulworth Cove/Durdledor - 24 miles (cliff walking, pretty harbour village)
Dorchester: 15 miles (antique shopping)
Supermarkets: walkable to local Spa (but steep climb!). Newly built large Tesco on centre of Portland with very easy parking (or you can get Tesco delivery online). Asda superstore in Weymouth.
Other points of interest very close by: Portland Castle, Quarry Sculpture Park, Jailhouse cafe with the most spectacular views
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
If you find it necessary to cancel your holiday, this contract is legally binding and means that you will still be liable for the full cost of the holiday. We therefore strongly recommend that you take out your own holiday insurance policy. Any cancellation must be made in writing. In such cases, we will make every effort to re-let the property for the period of the booking. If successful, a refund of monies will be paid less an administration charge of £20.
Saturday for bookings of a week. Shorter stays are available at the owner's discretion.
Rates subject to change until booking confirmed. 50% payable upon booking, 50% 6 weeks before holiday. Bookings less than 6 weeks in advance require payment in full. Failure to make final payment may result in the cancellation of the holiday and forfeiture of any money previously paid. We would of course give you due warning of this.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“When we first travelled down from London, we find Dorset such a good alternative to Devon & Cornwall as it's only 2.5hrs drive and yet still transports you to a calmer pace of life and surroundings just as beautiful! We love driving across the causeway to the house with the Jurassic coast behind us, the dramatic cliffs of Portland ahead of us, the kite-surfers to the left of us and the steep bank of Chesil beach to the right. It's pretty spectacular!”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Toys ...
- Video Library ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- near the sea
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Ground floor toilet - Toilet
- En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with wc and shower, Bathroom 2 with wc and bath with a shower over it, Ground floor wc & sink.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed and child's bed, Bedroom 3 with triple bunk (normal size double on bottom but with single bunk above it), lounge with single sofa bed. Travel cot also available.
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Notes on accommodation: Free wifi. Password provided on arrival. Outside: Private and totally secure south facing garden accessed from the property's first floor living room. Patio with patio furniture to seat 6 plus deck chairs. Rotary washing line. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, buggy (Mclaren upright) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided within the price. These are towels to be kept at the house so please bring your own beach towels. Other: Double garage integrated to the house for parking vehicles with direct access internally to the house.