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Lovely spacious Portland Stone House, nr amenities, Pet friendly with Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Portland, Dorset, England - Lovely Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Small Village Of Easton, With Its Shops, Cafes And Bars

Leam House is located on the beautiful Isle of Portland, near the small village of Easton with its cafes, shops and bars. It is a 5 minute walk to Church Ope Cove and the Historic ruin of Bow and Arrow Castle overlooking the bay. The perfect spot to explore The Jurassic Coastline and wonderful Dorset Countryside All on the doorstep for you to enjoy. Portland Bill with its famous Lighthouse is a 10 minute drive away and the bustling Georgian Town of Weymouth is a 20 minute drive. After exploring this delightful area you can come and unwind in the hot tub and relax in the lovely garden that catches the sun all day into early evening.

Jane Lyle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Jane Lyle

We came to Portland, as a family, when my father was in the Navy.

Jane Lyle purchased this house in 2005

Why Jane Lyle chose Portland

A beautiful big house that has a large front window with plenty of light flooding the rooms.

We were overwhelmed with the size of the houseoforever it seemed. Fell in love with it immediately-it's character and long enclosed garden,ideal for our dogs.Very close to beautiful Church Ope Cove and 5 mins from shops,bars etc.Easy access to coastline and bus routes Area is lovely.

What makes this house unique

As above, but best of all, everything within walking distance.And benefits from the lovely hot tub in the garden. Especially under the stars

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, we had a wonderful time and the accommodation worked fantastically. Malcolm's Gold Medal and honour of carrying the Australian flag at the closing ceremony, was the icing on the cake. Gold,Gold,Gold. Fiona,Anne and Don. August 2012
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portland in Portland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Room 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • There are 5 bathrooms in total. All bedrooms have en-suites with walk-showers and the luxury has roll-top bath,double walk-in shower and twin sinks. There is a bath with shower on ground floor off of the kitchen/diner.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Room 1 is a double with en-suite. Room 2 is a double with en-suite. Room 3 is a double with en-suite. Room 4 is double with luxury en-suite including 'slipper' roll-top bath, double shower etc. All bedrooms have TV/DVD player.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Notes on accommodation: Plenty of free parking outside house Outside: Large enclosed garden (180ft) with decking area from French doors.Table and chairs. Small shed for bike storage,water sports / fishing gear Lovely hot tub on decked area outside summer house Family sized barbecue and more garden furniture under cover.Hot tub a 38° and seats six. Utility Room: There is a laundry room near decking area with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron/ironing board, freezer and another fridge Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided. If the guests are here for a 2 week stay, a changeover of clean linenl and towels will be provided on changeover day Other: Summer house at the top of the garden with seating, near the hot-tub


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Lovely spacious Portland Stone House, nr amenities, Pet friendly with Hot Tub
average rating of 3.857143 based on 8 reviews

quality of the appliances did not reflect the price

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The large house and spacious bedrooms were lovely and perfect for young adults shared with parents and friends. The front room was really nice.

The back room was cold in the evenings and numerous notes and stickers not to alter the heating meant we stayed cold.The kettle leaked, the fridge door broke, the washing machine wasn't working and there is no freezer inside the house. The fridge inside the house is just too small for 6 peoples food. The dishwasher is rusty with several plate prongs completely gone from rust. The downstairs shower would be better replaced with a fridge/freezer or laundry area. It was wet and we had dogs and although the owner offered to do our laundry we didn't want to accept the offer. An extra set of towels would have been good as I change mine mid week at home in the absence of a washing machine.

Our grown up children loved the hot tub but we didn't use it as there was no where to wash the towels afterwards.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely New Year stay.

  • 5 of 5

Thankyou for allowing us to stay in your wonderful house. We had a lovely time. Leana and family

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house brilliant location .dog friendly. Lovely neighbours

  • 5 of 5

As my husband and I are avid walkers ,leam house was ideal.We have visited Portland many times but our stay was very comfortable.We were very surprised by our welcome pack ,the bottle of wine was appreciated after our drive. The facilities here were brilliant enough for our needs .all the ensuite were clean and spacious. The kitchen more than accommodated our group and all we needed to cook hearty meals . The social rooms were comfortable and we all loved the log burner ,especially Bruno our boxer dog,! . The hot tub was amazing! Situated at the bottom of the garden .We used it every night after our long walks around the island.The house is positioned in a very quiet side of the island in wakeham with all facilities close by, pubs shops and a very good barbers ,called the eastside barbers that my husband used . We did enjoy the peace and quiet at the accommodation and would return again .if anyone reading this review enjoys walking ,outdoors and fresh air then we would recommend leam house for their stay especially families sharing the cost of a rental in a beautiful part of Dorset .many thanks to Steve and Jane our host see you next year

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This property is overpriced and of need some maintenance .

  • 1 of 5

This property is in a good location but needs unfortunately the owner seems to be concerned with making money and not the comfort or safety of the hirer.

The white goods in the kitchen are old and need replacing. The microwave is rusty,the dishwasher does not work properly,and the door of the cooker was falling off . The tumble dryer did not work and the freezer was located in a shed in the garden

The outside area is not maintain and the hot tub was dirty .

There was insufficient placemats and the mugs resembled a collection from a charity shop.

The seating in the sitting room was dirty.

The blind in the bathroom did not work.The whole house felt rather neglected and needed updating.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, these guests forgot to mention the damage they caused including an expensive bed (broken in two) that they refused to pay for, (repairs) 5 nights into their stay. After a phone call previously stating everything was wonderful, their attitude changed when asked for payment for damages, (several items - clearly stated in paperwork, that breakage must be paid for) We have had a very busy year with no complaints of cleanliness. And the mugs?? - all different patterns and colours??????
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Beautiful house, excellent location

  • 3 of 5

The house is very large, it used to be a guest house and as such is a bit of an odd layout but charming non-the-less. It was lacking in essential items such as scissors and salt and the garden had not been maintained well. The grass desperately needed cutting and the outdoor dining area was overgrown. The location of the house is brilliant, a short walk to church ope cove, couple of miles to the lighthouse. Tesco is a 2 minute walk, as is a little playground and pubs, takeaways etc. Loads of free parking on the road. On arrival we found a lovely welcome hamper and a note from the owner explaining a few details which was a really nice gesture. The hotel tub was really relaxing but could have done with a scrub. Fantastic sound system and plenty of tvs in the house. Overall, we had a wonderful holiday and would recommend this property as value for money.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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looks small from outside but massive on the inside

  • 5 of 5

lots of places to see, hot tub was great, house very warm slept with windows open, seafood festival was on while we were there, buy package if going to dinosaur museum 5 tickets for price of 2(dinosaur-teddy-terracotta army-king tut and mummy museum) also if you like seafood pre-book for crab house café on chisel beach(closed Monday) Tesco 5 min away

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5/10 minutes walk to the coast and beach. Other sandy,blue flag beaches, a 20 minute drive away.


The nearest airport is Bournemouth International Airport, (1hour15mins) or Exeter Airport (1hour 30mins approx)

Weymouth Port (for Channel Island Ferry) 25 minutes drive


5 minutes walk to Easton village. Weymouth town centre 20/25minutes drive. Dorchester town 35 minutes approx Monkey World, Tank Museum, Lulworth Cove. Durdledoor,Thomas Hardy countryside all within an hour's drive

Further Details:

The National Sailing Academy and Chesil Beach for fishing enthusiasts,

are all within a 10minute drive away,aswell as England's only natural World Heritage Site. Lyme Regis with its Famous Cobb and Charmouth for its fossils are all with in easy reach by car. Paddle boarding,kite surfing and windsurfing are the popular water sports, aswell as sailing, catered for with instructors available to teach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Portland, Weymouth and Portland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May short break
21 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Aug 2018 - 8 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We take a 30% deposit of the cost of holiday to secure booking. Balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday commences. Payment can be made via bank details, on-line payments etc

Changeover Day:
Change over days Saturdays. Departure must be 10am and arrival time 4pm. Later arrival times-please state. Can be flexible, please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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