|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Wavecrest is in the village of Fortuneswell, overlooking Chesil Beach and close to the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy and Windsurfing Centre. Perfectly located for sailors, windsurfers, divers, walkers and cyclists with storage for boards, sails, bikes and wetsuits as well as a 72 hour free car park just across the road.
Our Grade II listed home on the Fortuneswell main road is one of the oldest in the village, built around 1820 from local Portland stone. Now a comfortable and cosy home with plenty of space for guests to relax, it has a large living room, eat-in kitchen, dining area for up to 10 people, three bedrooms, bathroom, shower room and a large, chill-out loft space.
On the ground floor is a hall, large living room with comfy sofas and TV and a fully equipped eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, microwave oven and griller.
There are three bedrooms - the master bedroom with a king size double and the other two with twin beds - and a family bathroom on the first floor. A loft ladder from one of the twin bedrooms leads up to a large chill-out space with books, bean bags and additional air beds.
At basement level there is a large dining area with a sofa bed, drinks fridge and tea/coffee making facilities, and a shower room.
Just outside the stable door leading to a shared courtyard is a secure storage area with a washing machine and tumble drier for guests to use as well as a dehumidifier and extractor fan to ensure a dry start in the morning. There is also space to store windsurfing, diving and other sports equipment including bikes.
Well-behaved, house trained pets are welcome.
I already have two holiday homes in Malta where I grew up so am a seasoned holiday rental owner but I bought my Fortuneswell house with an eye to the future. My son, Jamie Drummond, is a ranked UK's freestyle windsurfer. He works for specialist windsurfing holiday company, Ocean Elements, in Greece but is a key player in the UK windsurfing industry - teaching and competing in Portland Harbour, giving Masterclasses, testing sails and boards for leading manufacturing, writing articles for the windsurfing websites and blogging on his worldwide windsurfing exploits.
Together we aim to offer a comfortable, 'home from home' base for the sailing community and all other guests visiting Weymouth and Portland for competitive events or holidays.
Christiane Morris purchased this house in 2013
Jamie visited the house before me and thought its space would work well for both families and groups of watersports enthusiasts who would welcome the four storey layout, the secure storage and the 72 hour free car park for their vehicles - not to mention its proximity to the National Sailing Academy and Windsurfing Training Centre. I just loved the feel of the house, the quirkiness of the village and the breathtaking views throughout Portland.
Location, location, location - perfect for a quick picnic or sunbathe on Chesil Cove; a calf-crunching walk up the Heights to see the view as far as Lyme Regis and the Isle of Wight (on a very clear day); the fabulous Crab House Cafe for the best food in the area ... or a donkey ride on the Weymouth's sandy beach. For more serious walkers, we are just 150 metres from the South West Coast Path which you can follow for 630 miles from Poole to Minehead (or just 13 miles around Portland).
Christiane's house was quite comfortable for the three of us, all adults, and could have easily accommodated two more with 2 twin beds in two of the three bed rooms. The kitchen was very well equipped and living room very cosy. Christiane's place is close to bus stops if one's wants to explore the Island or go to the coast inland. it is also 5 minutes walk to a long pebble beach which makes it easy to enjoy the day if one prefer to stay put and relax. My friends and I enjoyed our stay there and learned all about Portland and the the beautiful coast during our week in Fortuneswell.”
“Great house and base for families or groups of friends to enjoy the huge variety of things to do in Portland and further afield. The house is well-equipped and cosy with plenty of space to relax. Really handy having a great fish and chip shop within 50 metres!”
Fortuneswell and Chiswell offer a wide range of amenities within just 200 metres including cafes, Co-op minimart, several pubs, The Blue Fish cafe, Balti Island curry house, Daniel's fish and chip shop, the Jackson Gallery, Royal Manor Theatre, two churches and the famous Cove House Inn located at 'Dead Man's Cove'.
Wavecrest is also within 200 metres of the South West Coastal path, Chesil Cove and the 18 mile long Chesil Beach tombolo.
Weymouth and Portland have a great choice of places to visit and enjoy throughout the year from sunny beaches to blustery winter walks. With miles of stunning Jurassic coastline, some of the best sailing and windsurfing conditions in the UK, and a wealth of historic attractions and amenities for all ages, Wavecrest is perfectly situated for a ‘get away from it all’ break.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£175|
Please ask for Christmas/New Year and Easter rates. The prices quoted for the Wavecrest are based on up to six people staying with additional guests charged at £10 per person per night up to a maximum of 10. Pets may be allowed but please check with the owner. Any damage to the house caused by pets will be deducted from the security deposit.
Rental rates include cleaning, use of all utilities and wi-fi.
A 25% deposit is due immediately to secure the reservation with the balance due eight weeks before your visit together with a fully refundable security deposit of £175 to cover any damage or breakages. Payments can be made by BACS transfer or via PayPal.