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Grade II Listed Fisherman's Cottage on Chesil Beach

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Portland - Dolphin Cottage

3 Bedrooms, 2 Shower/Toilets, cottage can sleep 7 using 'Z' bed.

A period Portland stone fisherman's cottage located within a conservation area and backing onto Chesil beach. The property has many character features including exposed stone walls, wood floors, ceiling beams and a wood burner. The property is situated on the Isle of Portland in the heart of Chiswell, just a pebbles throw to the sea.

We have a No Smoking Policy!

Free Wireless Internet.

Parking: There is an allocated parking space next to the cottage for one car.

There is a free car park opposite the cottage and further parking along sea wall to the left of the cottage.

There is also parking on the road side. There is a council car park within a 3-4 minute walk.

We have a No Smoking Policy

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016
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based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Grade II Listed Fisherman's Cottage on Chesil Beach
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 18 reviews

Comfortable cottage, but some TLC required to make this place a home away from home.

  • 2 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our holiday, but we were lucky with the weather and did not spend much time at the cottage. I found that I didn't mind it too much in the evenings once it had gone dark and we put lamps on, but during the day it felt rather dreary and depressing. We live in an old cottage, which has been well maintained and updated, so the contrast for us was very disappointing. Others may feel differently and if you are looking for a reasonably priced house for a family beach holiday, this could be okay for you. I've written down what I felt were the key points below:


- great location, right next to the beach and with good pub and cafe on the sea front

- spacious rooms (we slept 7 adults comfortably for 3 nights)

- very clean

- comfortable beds with nice cotton bedding

- modern bathrooms

- secure courtyard (tiny, but big enough to let a dog out)

- owner was helpful


- overall feeling and smell of damp throughout the cottage, but particularly bad downstairs

- downstairs is quite dark and dreary ( due to location behind sea walls and furnishings)

- decor/furnishings are very tired and in dire need of updating

- general maintenance seemed poor, peeling paint, cracked windows etc

- some windows could not be opened, which was a real problem with the damp and when it got hot

- no real space to sit outdoors (although 4 chairs are provided, there is literally only this amount of space and it would not be pleasant)

- limited space to hang out washing, although there is a washing machine, you could not hang out a full load

- no dishwasher

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please note this cottage dates back 350 years, it sounds strange but it has window openings that are relevant to the period it was built which does add to it being darker inside than a new 2015 property. When this guest booked the cottage it was booked for two adults, not seven adults and a dog. The smell referred to is from the dog which I will strive to remove before next season. I have re-turned the guest deposit as I always do and hope it helps to fuel there £80,000 Range Rover.
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Lovely cottage in a lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

Roy and cottage were both welcoming. Everything we needed within cottage (except pegs but I took some after reading previous review so not a problem) and a stones throw from beach, which was useful for popping back to for lunch, if the pub was full. Recommend booking a table at the cove pub, as it is very popular. Weymouth and its neighbouring attractions were only a short drive. Recommend Nothe fort, we went for the morning but stayed most of the day. Even our 8 year old didn't get bored! Something for everyone locally and the cottage is a great place to head back to for a quiet evening after busy days.

Thanks Roy, a nice stay and you booked great weather for us too, which was a bonus!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chesil Beach Dolphin Cittage

  • 5 of 5

Great location and a wonderful cottage where everything worked inside and everything was in good order. Roy was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house in great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my family. Great position next to Chesil Beach. We had fun there swimming and throwing pebbles into the sea. Explored Portland and easy to visit Weymouth, Bridport, Studland and Durdledoor.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dolphin Cottage

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was basic, but we managed to have a nice week with our four children. The cottage could do with some redecoration and finishing off in parts where work has been done. The kitchen could do with some more pegs! The cottage was in a great location near the sea. We all loved Portland Bill!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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All we could have asked for!,loved it so much!

  • 5 of 5

The position of this lovely property was fantastic it was a comfy and homely cottage and for the date we stayed the weather was amazing but in the evening the fire and heating were more than enough,we also loved the feel of the area the people and of course the owner was great!we didn't leave the island much,we didn't need to,Daniels fish n chips the Best ever!!we would love to come back ASAP ,hope it's all ok with the floods,thanks for a fab week dolphin cottage!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
M 27, M5
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Metres
Car: not necessary

The Isle of Portland is located on the south coast of Dorset and forms part of the World Heritage Coastline, known as the 'Jurassic Coast'. Famous for centuries as the home of Portland stone (used by Christopher Wren on St Paul's Cathedral and numerous other London churches). Portland is now evolving into a centre for leisure activities including fishing, diving, bird watching, rock climbing, walking and a variety of water sports, including sailing at the newly opened National Sailing Academy, venue for the sailing events at the 2012 Olympic Games. Portland is made up of several village communities which together offer a range of amenities, however Weymouth with its picturesque harbour and its award winning sandy beach is only 6 miles away. Excellent bus service from Portland to Weymouth.

Other Activities: Bird Watching and rock climbing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Portland, Weymouth and Portland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Pet Fee £20

A week runs from Saturday - Saturday
A discount will be made if accommodation is only for 2 people during off peak times and is at the discretion of the management !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Portland in Weymouth and Portland

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs
  • 1 x Hand towel and 2 x 'T' towels are provided. NOTE; Please bring your own bath towels as these are not provided!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Single bed is a 'Z' bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is a Folding Bed if 7 People were to stay! Bed linen is provided and all beds are made up upon arrival.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Suitable for elderly providing they can cope with stairs. The sitting room and dinning rooms are at different levels by two steps. There is a multi fuel stove in the living room for the colder days to come. Fuel is not supplied!

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