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Samphire Cottage

Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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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.

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.

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.

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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

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2019
    We had the best time there . Loads to do . Lovely view of the sea from the cottage. Great sunsets from there . Buses run every 20 minutes into weymouth. Lots of shops. Weymouth beach is good. Hope to come back soon.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/03/2019
    Absolutely lovely cottage and surrounding

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/03/2019
    A skinny mid terrace house/cottage with off road parking. Lounge with twin, two seat sofas, large TV with Netflix also DVD player attached. Through to dining area with table and four chairs. Galley style kitchen, though room for two to pass, downstairs toilet and bathroom. Kitchen has hob, oven, kettle, toaster and microwave in addition to the usual under counter fridge and freezer also dishwasher. Note no washing machine. Steep stairs to first floor double bedded room, hanging and drawer space, second TV. Family bathroom is also on this level with quality fitments, free standing bath and separate walk in shower. Couple of well positioned wall lights great for shaving. Further very steep twisting stairs to attic bedroom with two three foot single beds so suitable for adults or children. Small hanging unit with drawers. All beds reasonably comfortable. Black out curtains and better quality bed linen would improve. Fully centrally heated a warm and cosy holiday home. Well presented throughout. A mark of how the owners have thought of everything is the USB adapted outlets in several rooms. Don't forget your toothbrush as seems near everything else has been provided. Including such as tin foil, cling film (handy on holiday when avoiding the washing up or making a picnic) a brolly and bathroom essentials. Owners live locally so able to assist with any issues and advise on local amenities/facilities.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/03/2019
    Cottage was very clean, tidy and homely. Everything you need was supplied. Keith was easy to contact and approachable. Information before arriving was helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/02/2019
    Great cottage well looked after a beautifully done. Close to local pubs and shops

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2018
    Lovely place,all nicely renovated Open fire/Gas burner in lounge. Friendly people to call if any problems.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/12/2018
    The instructions for arriving were very thorough and extremely useful. It was nice to be told that we could arrive earlier than the standard time. The cottage was very clean, extremely well equipped and very comfortable. As we do a lot of cooking on holiday we particularly appreciated a good selection of sharp knives, good quality pans and the Denby crockery. The two bathrooms would be particularly useful for a family. The bed was very comfortable, something that we have found to be quite rare in a holiday cottage. Whilst at first the parking seemed daunting, it didn't take long with a little care to get it right and we managed to get an XTrail SUV in with little problem. The texts from the owner were very reassuring and I'm sure that if we had any problems they would have been dealt with promptly. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. We would happily stay here again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2018
    Lovely cottage with sea views from front garden. Shops within easy walk. The co-op staff were so friendly and helpful, treated me as if I’d lived there for years. The cottage so well decorated and equiped, the owners had thought of everything. I’d happily stay again, the owners were so helpful. The stairs not suitable for young children but older ones would love them, especially as there’s a guide rope instead of handrail leading to loft bedroom... felt like being aboard a ship... lived it. The owners left a small hamper with local produce in it, such a lovely touch. Cottage within easy reach of the ‘mainland’.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    Lovely cottage in beautiful part of the country. High end fixtures and fittings and a thoughtful welcome pack to boot. We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this one certainly ranks amongst the best. Looking forward to returning when time allows.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Samphire cottage is cosy, comfortable, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. All furnishings, décor and equipment are of a very high standard. It is situated on a very quiet one-way street with beach front café (highly recommended), co-op, chemist and chippy within walking distance. The buses to take you into Weymouth stop at the end of the road and are very regular, and can also take you further into Portland if you catch it at the top of the road. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Samphire cottage and highly recommend it. We will stay here again when holidaying in the area.

  • 10

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

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 27 reviews collected by Reevoo
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