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Modern Spacious 3 Bedroom House Built For The Olympics

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Katharine King & Darran Snatchfold
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portland in Weymouth and Portland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


Great house, good location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here at Portland. The house is spacious and equipped with everything you need to make a lovely break, a real home from home!

We stayed with our extended family and we all agreed that it is such a good place to spend time together. There is a lot to do and see (not all costing money either!) in the area and getting around was very easy.

The only downside was that there is not really a local shop (except a Co-op which was a 20 minute walk up a steep hill), so we would recommend shopping in Weymouth on your way to the house initially or on your way back home from a day out.

All in all a great property in an interesting location, perfect for families.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern, very comfortable and beautifully decorated/furnished.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect house for a group of friends or family to enjoy and very close to Chesil Beach and Portland Bill. Brilliant communication and information from the owners.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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stay in Portland

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location to enjoy Portland

Easy to get to Weymouth beach, the young ones enjoyed the donkey rides

We had a lovely day going to Swanage and used the steam railway to go to Corfe Castle

Accommodation was excellent on the whole. The grass on the patio was very long and that meant it was unusable by the children. The second sofa in the lounge is well past it and needs replacing. Otherwise everything top notch.

Owners provided very good information.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you hear that you had a good time Brian. Totally agree on the sofa front - we've had a new corner sofa on order for a while but it takes 6-8 weeks to make it. We can then get rid of that one that's died and it will also provide a bit of extra comfy seating than the current arrangement. Should be delivered in the next few weeks. Apologies about the lawn. It grows so fast at this time of year and I can't always get the gardener booked on the days when it's dry enough to cut so occasionally it goes a bit wild. I'll see what else I can get arranged. Thanks for the review.
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absolutely fabulous house, and setting

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house and location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing and homely

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
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.

Changeover Day:
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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