Cottage in Portland, nr Weymouth, Dorset - Quiet road, only 4-5 mins walk to the beach/coastal path and 10-15 to WPNSA
We spend a lot of time at the seaside as we can as we love dinghy sailing and windsurfing. In fact when we are not close to the sea we sail and windsurf on a lake near home, in all weathers and throughout the year. We purchased Spinnaker House in 2007 as we saw it as an opportunity to spend more time at the coast. In the early summer of 2010 we put the house on the holiday market and spent several months lovingly refurbishing and furnishing the house, so everything is new. We have received great reviews since our first booking at the end of May 2010 and continue to make minor and major improvements all the time to keep the place fresh, clean and inviting. Spinnaker House is a bit of a passion for us and we are always updating and cleaning to keep the house comfortable for guests so that the time they spend there is a home from home by this sea.
Lesley purchased this House in 2007
Why Lesley chose Portland
We purchased the property because we love sailing, windsurfing and simply being by the sea and because we can be on the beach in just 5 minutes! I particularly love Dorset, from it's empty coastline towards Lyme Regis to it's busier beaches. I love the area around the house in Fortuneswell; just wandering up and down the narrow roads and alleys as every twist and turn provides new vistas of the sea and coastline. It is a quirky sort of place and that adds to the interest for me, ranging from the wild seas of Portland Bill to the safe sailing area in the Harbour. Martyn likes to get out windsurfing as often as he can while I half-heartedly tip-toe onto my windsurf board.
What makes this House unique
Convenience of the property to both the beach and local amenities, proximity to WPNSA and lovely walks around the area and access to the whole of Dorset.. The house is like we have transported the comfort of our own home to the seaside and can relax the minute we step through the door. It is only 5 minutes walk from Chesil Beach and less than 15 to the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. It is warm, comfortable and tastefully furnished, without being pretentious. We invest a lot of time maintaining the house and keeping the decoration fresh and clean. In 2011 we had a new boiler fitted and the house is even more warm and comfortable in winter, 2012 we re-floored all the downstairs and 2013 re-floored the bathroom and further redecoration. Each year we refresh all the decoration to ensure the house is in the best condition for our guests. An added bonus for clients is being able to check emails on our free WIFI.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely cottage with great facilities and thoughtful welcome pack.
A really good location to visit Portland, Weymouth and other lovely places from. The hosts are very thoughtful and have made this a lovely base.
Beautiful house with everything we needed to make it a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Pretty victorian house with all the modern facilities! Nice and quiet.
Really lovely house with everything you need.
We enjoyed our stay in this house. It was nicely decorated and done out with everything we needed.
Thank you Mel for your lovely review and for pointing out for others that there is everything needed for a comfortable stay.
We hope we might welcome you again to Spinnaker House.in Portland.
A true home away from home; delightfully close to the beach
My family (husband and two young sons) spent a week in this lovely cottage. Cosy, clean, fresh, well furnished and stocked with all the essential things one would need, including a helpful guide on places to see, activities and restaurants around the village and surrounding areas. The owners also thoughtfully supplied tea, coffee and biscuits for weary travellers on arrival which went down a treat. A great central location from which to base your day trips. We managed to drive to Lulworth Cove, the Cerne Giant, and in the more immediate vicinity, Weymouth, the Portland lighthouse and a local farm with farm animals just 5 minutes up the road. Chiswell Beach was delightfully fresh with clear blue waters and the two pubs and restaurants on the beach a great place to unwind and watch the world go by, or the sun set. The kids loved it too.
Thanks you so much for your great review Roseanne, we are delighted that you enjoyed staying at Spinnaker House and were able to relax and take advantage of all the lovely places and things to do around Portland. We hope we might welcome you again in the future.
We had a lovely relaxing week in this beautiful house. Very clean and well equipped . 10 minute walk to Chesil beach , where you can sit and watch the beautiful sunset. A good location for visiting Weymouth and Portland Bill. We were able to park outside or near the house most days or there was always parking in the free car park just around the corner.
5 minutes walk from Chesil Beach, the famous 17 mile stretch of pebble beach on the Jurassic Coast. Walking distance to Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. A few minutes to the Dorset Coastal Path and the famous Portland Railway Walk.
We are at the beginning of Chesil Beach so from here there are miles of lovely walks and beautiful scenery to enjoy.
Take the A364 from Weymouth to Portland, a journey of approximately 4.5 miles.
Trains depart London Waterloo twice an hour for Weymouth, which is approximately 4.5 miles away.
The nearest airports are Bournemouth and Southampton.
Local buses will drop you at the top of the road. Local taxis are also available from Weymouth train station
12-15 minutes walk to Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.
4.5 miles drive or bus to Weymouth town centre.
3 miles to Portland Bill
Five minute walking distance to beach, local cafes and supermarket and only 8 minutes walk to good quality restaurant and beach walk to the Cove Inn pub right on Chesil Beach looking west for beautiful sunsets.
A perfect location for walking, diving clubs locally, fishing off the beach, sailing and windsurfing at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, kite surfing in the harbour, cycling, climbing clubs locally.
Abbotsbury Swannery and Lyme Regis are just a few miles along the coastal road.
Mosaic workshops are available during the summer at Whitestones Cafe in Easton.