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Samphire Cottage

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Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset
Grade 3 Star rating
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With sea views from the sitting-out area and just 4 miles from Weymouth, Samphire Cottage provides ideal accommodation for four guests.

Nestling in Fortuneswell, near the causeway between Weymouth and Portland, and separating the stunning Chesil Beach and Portland Harbour, this three-storey, terraced character cottage, for four, makes an excellent location to explore this wonderful part of Dorset. Portland itself has some stunning scenery, Portland Castle, museums, great coastal walks and, not to be missed, Portland Bill with superb views. Within easy driving are many watersports, such as fishing, boating, swimming, yachting, canoeing and wind surfing. Weymouth is on your doorstep and has a wonderful sandy beach, many seaside attractions including Jurassic Skyline, Nothe Fort and two nature reserves at Radipole and Lodmoor. Further afield, explore the famous scenic World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove and perhaps down to Lyme Regis taking in Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens, or inland to the Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World. You’ll have a wealth of exciting venues to enjoy. Beach 400 yards. Shop, pubs and restaurant 400 yards.

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room:
With gas wood burner, 49" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and beams.
3 steps down to...
Dining room.
Galley style with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath (no toilet).
Separate toilet.
Steep, narrow stairs to...
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bathroom 2: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Steep, narrow stairs to...
Second Floor:
Bedroom 2:
With twin beds.

Gas central heating, gas electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Stairgate. Welcome pack. Small garden to front with decked patio, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children under 7 years old. There is a step in the garden.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate
  • Wifi
  • 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

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    Really lovely cottage. Lovely decor, fantastically comfortable beds, great WiFi and TV’s. Local shops include Co-op 5 mins walk, 2 chip shops, an Indian takeaway and Chinese. A pub 2 mins walk, a Laundry, the Chesil beach is 5 mins walk with fantastic sunsets. A great base to visit Weymouth, The Durdle Door Lulworth, Lyme Regis, Portland Bill Lighthouse and Church Ope Cove.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    Excellent stay - ticked all the boxes. Thank you to Keith & Julie.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    We had a fantastic stay at Samphire Cottage - it’s a wonderful cottage with all of the amenities you would wish for and with the added bonus of a welcome basket from the owners, which was a really nice touch. The cottage has everything we wanted for a short break away.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    Home from home, including books, games & dvds everything you could need. Clean, well kept & beautifully decorated. Plenty of room for four adults. Chip shop, pub, Co-op & Boots chemist within 5 minute walk. Decking to front of house with seating for a great sea view. Location great for Weymouth, Portland Bill & Chesil Beach reachable by car furthest being approx 15 minutes. Host very attentive, made us feel very welcome. Look forward to returning.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    We had the most amazing Christmas here. The hosts were lovely and accommodating. When we arrived the cottage had been decorated for the festive season with a very nice gift basket. Everything we needed was there and the most comfortable bed ever. Very peaceful. Spotlessly clean with great TV's (with Netflix) and DAB radio as well as a good hairdryer. Huge bath and shower across from double bedroom, with separate bath and toilet downstairs. Everyone we met was very friendly. Just minutes away from a lovely beach, very frequent buses to Weymouth, local store and good pub. We will be back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Fantastic week in this lovely cosy and well equipped cottage. It is like a home from home. we loved Portland and it was so easy to explore from here, as well as Weymouth and the Dorset coast. Parking space is tight and the road is a hill, so a walk back up after going out on foot. Also stairs are narrow and steepish as mentioned in the description. For us however all this added to the appeal and quirkiness of the property. We would definitely return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend samphire Cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    We regularly holiday in cottages in the south and south west of England and samphire cottage is our favourite so far. It is very fresh and clean, very well equipped with two excellent bathrooms and the kitchen has everything you need, good quality pots pans and cutlery etc. Also a good sized fridge and separate freezer and a dishwasher. The lounge and dining room are very nice and comfortable, with the added bonus of having sky and Netflix with the TV. The bedrooms are great, our bed was very comfortable and the kids lived their room and we're excited by the windy stairs. The location is great and there is a lovely view of the sea when you look down the hill from the decking at the front of the cottage. We walked to Chesil beach in less than 10 minutes and we were by no means rushing, just a steady stroll. Pubs/Restaurants, cafes and take aways are close by you can walk drive or get a delivery. We did all 3 and they were all very good. Overall we had a great holiday and we are thinking of going back next year which is very unusual for us as we normally go to a different place each year.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017
    The cottage was very clean and tidy with everything we needed - a home from home. The neighbours were very friendly and informative. The Island itself was great with lots of interesting places to visit. I will definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2017
    Lovely cottage,very well appointed,like home from home.Everything we needed was there and more.The owners certainly put a lot of effort and time into making this little cottage as comfortable as possible. Portland is ideally situated for many local attractions,very close to Weymouth,you can catch one of the many buses,take the ferry or walk along the Rodwell Trail.Portland itself has much to offer,fabulous walks,wildlife and the D day museum is very interesting,allowing visitors to climb on motorbikes etc(great for children) Lovely pub close by and great little cafe ,restaurant right on the beach overlooking Chesil beach.We couldn't have picked a better place to stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2017
    The cottage was very clean and well equipped. The beds and furnishings were very comfy and the large TVs and Netflix were a bonus as was the decked seating area at the front with sea view. We had a lovely welcome pack on arrival and overall had a lovely holiday. The stairs are steep and narrow as described and parking is tight for a larger vehicle, however that said we would return to Samphire Cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2017
    Samphire cottage is a very comfortable well equipped cottage for exploring Portland. Every detail had been thought of even down to the small sitting out area with lovely sea view. Thank you Keith and Julie for the welcome pack and all the interesting information about the island.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo
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