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Character Portland Cottage close to Chesil beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk From Chesil Beach

Situated on the Jurassic Coast, Portland is home to England's National Sailing Academy, the venue for the sailing events at the 2012 Olympics. It boasts some of the best diving waters in Northern Europe, whilst the whole of this tiny island offers a haven for walkers, climbers, geologists and birdwatchers, together with a good choice of shops, pubs and eateries. Chesil Beach just a few minutes walk away connects the island to the main land, whilst Weymouth, with its golden sandy beaches and colourful harbour is just 4 miles away. A perfect location for a varied holiday.

Karin Engdahl
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

About Karin Engdahl

Living on Portland and loving the place. Have done holiday lets for 10 years now - how time flies!

Why Karin Engdahl chose Portland

Beautiful period cottage, close to Chesil beach and local amenities such as shops, pubs and restaurants. In a quiet residential street in Fortuneswell

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guestbook for Rosa Cottage

I had a wonderful (albeit short) break at Rosa Cottage. It was a last minute, spur-of-the-moment decision and I called the owner the day I was hoping to arrive... luckily it was available and she was very welcoming, meeting me at the front door and giving me a guided tour before leaving me to my own devices.

What an absolutely beautiful place - the photos don't do it justice at all! It's warm, colourful, and instantly feels like your own. Get the log burner stoked up (wood provided) in the evening and you don't want to leave. The main double bed (can't speak for the others) is wonderfully comfy and a struggle to get out of in the morning! An added bonus: as a classical guitarist, I wanted to get away somewhere inspirational: the high ceilings and stripped wooden floors give incredible acoustics with just the right amount of reverb - so can't recommend enough to musicians (although being terraced I'd suggest only acoustic instruments) looking for a quiet
Feb 2012
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Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Family size bathroom with bath/shower over and heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers bedroom 2 with twin beds and wardrobe Bedroom 3 with single bed---
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Unlimited on-street parking right outside the cottage Outside: Sunny small garden with a decked area. Perfect for morning coffee or evening drink Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen included. Please ask if you require towels. Other: Spacious dining room with farmhouse table with seating for 5.


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average rating of 4.3636365 based on 12 reviews

Lovely character property

  • 4 of 5

This house is very comfortable. We have stayed here with our dog and have been able to find everything that we need here. Be aware that both the floors and the staircase are wooden - we have been fine, but our little dog slipped on the stairs the first time he tried to climb them.

Although the weather hasn't been what was forecast (a very hot Bank Holiday weekend) the garden has been a little suntrap when the sun has shone and we couldn't have asked for a nicer, homely cottage.

Well done, Karin and husband, you have got right what some other holiday cottage owners haven't.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful cottage on Portland

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our w/e very much. The cottage was warm, clean and very tastefully decorated. Lots of hot water, kitchen well equipped, a bit cool to use the courtyard garden but it looked charming. Close to the sea and the owner was very accomodating about our 2 dogs. We walked all the cliff paths with no need to get in the car as we could walk form the house. Woud definitely go back.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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we had a lovely time. The weather was fantastic and we visited lots of places along the Dorset coast

  • 5 of 5

The property is spacious and well equipped. The house was clean and had lots of original features. Close to Portland beach. Very warm and cosy inside the house and everything we needed was included. Parking on one occasion was difficult, but there is a public car park within 2 minute walk which is free.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious home in a convernient location

  • 5 of 5

Rosa Cottage is a delightful property, spacious, warm, welcoming; lovely to have a wood burning fire, all laid ready. The house was dressed for Christmas and the owner had generously left candles, logs and even a delicious bottle of red wine. All the rooms were spacious with plenty of cupboard and hanging space. The bathroom shower was excellent.

Being minutes from the beach and coastal path, (where a fabulous quirky cafe and pub offered delicious food and drink) was an important reason for us in choosing this dog-friendly holiday home.

I would suggest that a review of kitchen crockery would be helpful but I can highly recommend this delightful house.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage and beautiful destination

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The home is spacious, pretty and homely. Portland has some of the best views in the world. The locals are really friendly too. Would love to return. Mandie

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage on Portland

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rosa Cottage for 1 week in July and had a wonderful time. The cottage is spacious and beautifully furnished and in an ideal location to explore Portland. Only a couple on minutes walk to Chesil Beach and a short drive to the Sailing Academy. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped for self catering. The beds were comfortable, and we much enjoyed the spacious dining room for long lingering suppers. Having 2 children, a separate lounge was also very handy for them to watch TV in the evenings. Parking was easy right outside the cottage most of the time, a couple of times we had to park in the road above, but still only a minute walk from the property. We very much enjoyed our stay and plan to return some time later this year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

A perfect location for a varied holiday. Excellent for water sports including sailing, walking and cycling and exploring the Jurassic coast. Shops and good range of restaurants only a few minutes walk away. Beautiful walks right on your doorstep. Weymouth town is only 15 minutes drive away for those seeking more facilities


Chesil beach is only a 5 minutes walk away. Excellent for swimming with very clean waters.

The National Sailing Academy is 15 minutes walk away or a 5 minute drive.


Bournemouth airport 1 hours drive away.

Weymouth railway station is 15 minutes drive away.


A few minutes walk into the village of Fortuneswell with several good restaurants and pubs.

Weymouth is only 6 miles away, a 15 minute drive. Excellent bus conections 2 minutes walk from the cottage.

Further Details:

Supermarket 5 minutes walk away, Excellent restaurants within walking distance and good selection of local bars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.19
cleaning fee $26.38

Booking Notes:
A small deposit required at the time of booking. Remaining balance due 6 - 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Payment accepted via cheque or bank transfer or alternatively Paypal although a small charge is added for this service to cover costs.

Changeover Day:
Saturday usual change-over day although alternatives can be arranged in low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.