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The Old Sweet Shop - Weymouth

Portesham, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
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 bright and inviting holiday home in a picturesque village
  • Perfect for enjoying the Jurassic Coast
  • Visit the Swannery, Abbey and Subtropical Gardens of Abbotsbury
  • Within easy reach of Dorchester and Weymouth
  • Explore the Isle of Portland
  • Relax on the glorious sands of Chesil Beach
Property code: DC181

Formerly a village sweet shop and general store, this lovely 19th-century cottage provides light and cosy accommodation for a family seeking to enjoy the beautiful Dorset coast and countryside.

Portesham is an ideal spot to stay if you want to explore the beautiful countryside and coast of Dorset. The nearby village of Abbotsbury is home of a ruined abbey, the beautiful Subtropical Gardens and the unique Swannery. Chesil Beach is just 4 miles away, and this stretch of coast leads on to Hive Beach (8 miles) and West Bay (10.5 miles). The popular seaside town of Weymouth (7 miles) has plenty of great places to eat and drink, or you could explore the Isle of Portland (11.5 miles). The bustling market town of Dorchester (9 miles) is home to Thomas Hardy’s property at Max Gate, and you can visit Hardy’s birthplace at Higher Bockhampton (11.5 miles).

Set next to the owner’s property and facing the village high street, this delightful cottage has been extended and is accessed via the kitchen at the rear. The light and attractive kitchen has a vaulted ceiling with beams and is equipped with a range oven, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Exploring the property further, there’s a charming lounge and a cosy snug, each with a choice of seating and a TV. You will also find a pleasant dining room which is perfect for enjoying a family meal. There is a utility room on the ground floor as well as a shower room with WC. Moving upstairs, you will find three comfortable bedrooms: a double room, a single room and a double room with a 6’ bed which can be made up as a twin room on prior request. The bathroom is complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.

Going outside, you can unwind in the back garden which has a terrace with outdoor furniture, a lawn, rockery, pergola and raised beds with shrubs and flowers. It is surrounded by stone walls and eight steps leading up to the former farmyard.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double room, 1 double room with 6’ bed which can be split to make a twin room, 1 single room
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Range oven, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Dining room
  • Snug with open fire - logs included October - end of April
  • Utility room
  • Garden with outdoor furniture and pergola
  • Ample off road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric panel heaters and electric included
  • Cot/highchair
  • Shop 400 metres
  • Pub 200 metres
  • Coast 2.5 miles
  • Weymouth 7.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr T Ireland 9th November 2018

Great location in the heart of Portesham.

Reviewed by Mrs R Knight 25th October 2018

Extremely comfortable. Beds were perfect. Fantastic kitchen with everything thought of hat you could possibly need. Small things like leaving new cling film, foil and food bags were really helpful. Everything was immaculately clean. The refuse recycling was so organised it's everything labelled, do there coukd be no confusion as to what should Read morebe put where.Friendly landlords who lived next door, but who left us to get on with our visit, who were their for help if required. Hide

Reviewed by Mr S Kippin 27th September 2018

The cottage was terrific. Lovely and well appointed kitchen , comfortable lounge and bedrooms and all immaculately clean. The owners were delightful and helpful too. Very pleased all round. Slight issue with the heavy traffic down the little lane which was noisy and unnexpeced !

Reviewed by Mr D Kiddle 24th August 2018

cottage contains everything needed to make your stay enjoyable

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

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.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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