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Freshwater Bay View

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Portland, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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With views over the bay, this property is all on one level and is ideal for exploring the Dorset coast.

Situated on the southern edge of Portland with views over Freshwater Bay, this semi-detached, single-storey holiday home lies ½ mile from Portland Bill Lighthouse. It is in a great location to explore Portland with its museums, Henry VIII’s castle, National Sailing Academy and other attractions. Enjoy excellent coastal walking, fishing, swimming, sailing or boating in Weymouth Bay. On your doorstep is the scenic Dorset coast, stretching either side of the Georgian seaside resort of Weymouth, on your west to Abbotsbury, West Bay, Bridport and Lyme Regis and to the east Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Beach 1 mile. Shop 1¼ miles, restaurant and pub 400 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of owners’ large, enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bungalow
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/05/2018
    This cottage is by far the best we have ever stayed in. The owners, Phil & Gillian could not have done more to make us feel at home. The whole place was amazing. The garden is a beautiful place to sit in and relax, with the sun on it all day. To go back there after a day out, to take a tray of tea and sit in the sun, fantastic. The amenities at the cottage were excellent and well taken care of, everything you need is there. Full sky package available for when the weathers not so good, or just to check the weather forecast! There's lots of places on Portland to go for walks, to people watch, and to have something to eat. You can even watch the cruise liners pass in front of the cottage. Although, in theory, you're 6 miles out at sea, it doesn't take long to go further afield, to find things to see and do. The length of Chesil beach is breathtaking. It you want a quiet break, in a home from home, then look no further.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/12/2017
    Lovely cottage, warm and cosy in December. Very quiet and peaceful. Really comfortable bed and sofa. Kitchen very well equipped. Private, even with the shared garden and a fabulous place to enjoy the stars on a clear night. Great access to the coastal path and all in all a perfect holiday.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    great place to stay very clean cottage,peaceful and lots of places to visit.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    This location was perfect. The hosts are lovely people and we had the best holiday ever. It was like home from home. Very comfortable with everything you need and more.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    Freshwater bay view is the best equipped and cleanest cottage we have ever been in. Good central location for anywhere in Dorset and Portland is a delightful island to explore. Would recommend this cottage, do yourself a favour and check it out.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    Can't fault the cottage. It was lovely and snug when the weather wasn't being kind to us. Beautiful walks right on our doorstep and ideally located to visit lots of attractions. Good local friendly pub serving an excellent Sunday Carvery. Peter and Gillian were caring and considerate hosts who helped make our stay most enjoyable. Would happily recommend this cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Freshwater Bay View is one of the best cottages ive stayed in.. Peter and Gillian were very welcoming and even though they live next door they were not in anyway intrusive . The welcome gifts of produce from their greenhouse and milk on arrival and other little extras was very much appreciated after a long drive. Its in a very quiet and peaceful spot with sea views from the window. Beautiful garden and patio area to sit out. Although the village did not have any shops etc the nearest ones were only a 5 minute drive away. Its a real home from home and lovely to go back to after a days sightseeing. I would highly recommend Freshwater Bay View to anyone who enjoys peace and quiet .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    Most Enjoyable

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2017
    The cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. The owners were wonderful hosts and we had glorious weather. All in all a splendid week.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2017
    Great cottage with every home comfort. Peter and Gillian are always on hand, if needed. This was our third visit and we will most certainly visit again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2017
    Could not fault the cottage everything you wanted for a good holiday, mind you I am not going to mention the weather. Would certainly use the cottage again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    This was our second stay at this cottage, and probably not our last. It is a real home from home. Peter and Gillian are perfect hosts, there if you need them, but never intrusive. The welcome goodies are thoughtful, fresh eggs from their hens a treat. Highlight of the week? Scallops!!👍🏻 The cottage is comfortable and it's nice to be able to sit and enjoy the garden and the various bees that the planting encourages. We would not hesitate to recommend staying here. A lovely place to relax and get away from things. Thank you Peter and Gillian. Hope to see you next year. Jan and Trev

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