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Chesil Lookout

Portland, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A lovely holiday home close to Chesil Beach
  • Perfect for exploring the Isle of Portland
  • An ideal base for water sports and sailing enthusiasts
  • Visit the Portland Bill Lighthouse
  • Spend a day at Portland Castle
  • Just 5 miles from the seaside town of Weymouth
Property code: DC031

Enjoying stunning panoramic views over Chesil Cove, this three-storey fresh and attractive mid-terrace Victorian holiday home is an ideal base for a family looking to discover the beautiful Isle of Portland.

Situated on a one-way street, the house enjoys panoramic views over Chesil Cove to Clay Ope and Chesil Beach. Reached via a causeway from Chesil Beach, the Isle of Portland is steeped in maritime history and has plenty to see and do. Portland Harbour is home to a 16th-century coastal fort, or you could visit the famous Portland Bill Lighthouse. You can explore the pirates’ graveyard, Rufus Castle and Church Ope Cove – a former smugglers’ hideout. Portland has several quarries to discover and a host of wildlife to observe. The island is also famous for its sailing waters and water sports and is home to the National Sailing Academy and the Official Test Centre. Heading north onto the mainland you can visit the popular seaside town of Weymouth (5 miles), Lulworth Cove (20 miles) and Abbotsbury (12 miles).

Seven steps lead up to the hall where there’s space for boots and coats, and which leads into the light and comfortable lounge/diner. This is a relaxing space, with plenty of seating, TV/DVD, iPod dock, a wood burner and a bay window with wonderful sea views. There’s also a delightful dining area, perfect for enjoying a family meal. The galley-style kitchen with French doors to the courtyard is equipped with a double oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer and microwave. Moving up to the first floor you will find a second lounge with a Victorian-style feature fireplace, oak floor and a bay window offering sea views. The property also has a twin room which can be made up into a double room on request. The first floor features a shower room with WC, and a bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC. Going up to the second floor you will find two further bedrooms: a twin and a double with sea views.

Heading outside, you can relax in the small courtyard garden which is enclosed by stone walls and features pots, baskets and outdoor furniture. Off-road parking is available for one car, with additional parking in the street.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 twin zip-and-link which can be made up as a 6’ double on request, 1 double room with ‘ bed, 1 twin room
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Double oven, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Courtyard garden with garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, further roadside parking available
  • Regret, no dogs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Shop 100 metres
  • Pub 150 metres
  • Chesil Beach 400 metres
  • Weymouth 5 miles

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr M Fisher 3rd January 2019

Everything was pretty good as it was our 4th Xmas there, but like I said before in the review last year, it could do with a tv in the main lounge where the fire is, and also needs new saucepans which I pointed out last year, they look ok but food burns to the bottom even boiling potatoes! But must admit I did take my own with me, an a small tv, to Read moremake the stay more pleasurable. Also the toilets seat need replacing (stained & Loose) Hide

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Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

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