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Samphire Cottage

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Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms2
Pets0
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Description

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.
Kitchen:
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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Features

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

  • 10

    19/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    What a fantastic Cottage, clean and well situated we will be staying again


  • 10

    13/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    This is an incredibly well kept cottage which has been decorated really well with very comfortable beds and sofas. The owners have put a lot of thought into what people need on holiday and everything is provided so I had to pack a lot less than usual, they were also very helpful over the phone before we arrived. The area is lovely and our favourite activity was watching the sun go down on Chesil Beach just a short walk away. There is plenty to do in the area so we didn't have to travel far for days out on the beautiful Jurassic Coast. A lovely place to stay, we were sad to leave.


  • 9

    08/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The cottage exceeded expectations- the photos don't do it justice! The décor is outstanding- extremely tasteful with lots of quality decorative touches. The two bedrooms are very spacious. There are two bathrooms -the first floor ones is enormous, luxuriously decorated and with a free-standing, double ended bath. The downstairs room are compact. Thee house is on several levels with extremely steep stairs, twisting stairs, meaning it would not be suitable for anyone with mobility or balance problems. The gated back yard was great for hanging sailing kit and storing bikes. The front terrace is lovely, with sea views. There is a drive but due to the steep narrow road it is tight parking an estate car - going on forwards is easiest - I could do it in one manoeuvre by the end of the week! The owners were extremely helpful.


  • 10

    29/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Great view of the sea from the seats on the terrace, only a few minutes walk from a great beach-front cafe where you can sit and watch the sunset. Good location, supermarket and fish and chip shop just found the corner. Beautifully presented house, very clean and everything you could need is there. Large TV with Netflix if you get stuck inside during bad weather. Great communication with the owners who were very helpful. Highly recommended.


  • 10

    24/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2018
    Lovely cottage, cosy and comfortable and was equipped with absolutely everything you need. Very helpful owner was available for help and information if needed. Welcome basket of biscuits, ale, cider, sweets, chutney to name a few was a really nice touch. Only stayed for 3 nights but wished we'd booked a week.


  • 9

    22/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    We had a lovely stay at Samphire Cottage. It’s modern and clean and fully equipped. Really nice, and the owners are helpful and friendly too. The stairs are steep to the top floor, but we all managed fine, and the stairgate was an extra precaution at night time even though we have older kids. People with physical disabilities may want to contact the owners before booking though, just to be sure. Some might find the parking space a little awkward especially in a larger vehicle, but we managed and have a large people carrier. It certainly shouldn’t stop anyone staying at this lovely cottage.


  • 9

    24/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    We had a lovely week at Samphire Cottage. The cottage is on a very steep hill and you can see the sea from the top bedroom. The property is decorated and finished to a very high standard and is equipped with everything you need. There was a lovely welcome basket from the owners to greet us which we enjoyed very much. The beds were very comfortable and we all slept very well barring my partner who is a light sleeper and was kept awake most nights with noise of the seagulls which were nesting on the roof. Not much you can do about that though! The area was very hilly, very good if you like walking with lots of lovely coastal walks all around the Island. We enjoyed days out at Swanage, Lulworth Cove, West Bay near Bridport and the Tropical Gardens near Abbotsbury.


  • 10

    23/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    A beautiful cottage, which is very well equipped. The owners really have thought of everything! The cottage is a short stroll to the beach, although be aware the house is on a very steep hill. There is a local shop a few minutes walk away and several pubs and takeaways available. The sea view from the terrace is beautiful and the walking around Portland superb, the South West Coastal Path is well signposted and easy to follow. Buses are frequent to Weymouth which has a range of attractions. I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage!


  • 10

    08/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    Samphire Cottage has been really well done up with comfortable furniture throughout, and all rooms nicely accessorised. Lots of nice china and utensils, often a failing making the use of the dishwasher uneconomical, and generally plenty of kitchen equipment for all your needs. Comfy bed, roomy bathroom with an excellent shower and plenty of hot water and towels. Lovely views, good walks along the coast and to the Marina and Portland castle and there is a regular bus service around the island and into Weymouth from where the world is your oyster!! Keith and Julie were very helpful and all in all, I would thoroughly recommend Samphire Cottage on all levels.


  • 9

    21/04/2018
    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

    15/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    Excellent stay - ticked all the boxes. Thank you to Keith & Julie.


  • 10

    07/04/2018
    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.


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