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Modern Spacious 3 Bedroom House Built For The Olympics



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property close to the sea

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for us. Clean and well presented, very spacious and had everything we needed for our short break with our toddler. The organisation and advance communication from the owners was very helpful- we hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property and Location

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic, just as described. Loads of space and all you need for a comfortable stay. Great to have a garage for ease of parking. Easy walking distance to places to eat and drink and the beach. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed for a great stay. Clean, fresh and beautifully laid out. Great service / communication by owners too.

Thoroughly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 45 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Chesil Car: not necessary

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)

Further Details:

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 rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 17
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 18
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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

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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!

Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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