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Modern Spacious 3 Bedroom House Built For The Olympics

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House in Portland, Dorset, England - Coastal Location, Moments Away From Beach, World Class Water Sports And Delicious Cafes

Built to accommodate athletes for the 2012 Olympics, this contemporary, spacious property offers a modern base from which to explore the hidden gem of Dorset. 3 generously proportioned bedrooms, 3 double beds, 1 single on the top bunk and 1 child's bed. Secluded and secure garden, 2 bathrooms, double garage and modernly equipped throughout. Next door to the bracing sea air of Chesil Beach and worldclass water sports facilities built for Olympic competition. A short trip to rejuvenated Weymouth, its glorious endless sand, child friendly swimming and must-do donkey rides. Short walk to cafes, pubs perfect for long Sunday lunches and divine seafood. No better place to exhaust lively children young and old.


Owner
Katharine King & Darran Snatchfold
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Katharine King & Darran Snatchfold

We're a family of four. We live in Guildford and work in London but came to Weymouth for a holiday when our little one was 3 months old. We enjoyed it so much that a year later we came back and discovered rugged Portland which we totally fell in love with. We'd always associated escapes to the coast with quaint, rustic cottages but with a small child in tow we found the comfort, luxury and cleanliness of a new build property with all the mod-cons a perfect partner to country days out cliff-walking, sightseeing and beach playing! The Olympic development was really tasteful and brilliantly located, so we invested in a property in October 2012 which we now let for holiday rentals in between our own weekend escapes.

Katharine King & Darran Snatchfold purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

When we first travelled down from London, we find Dorset such a good alternative to Devon & Cornwall as it's only 2.5hrs drive and yet still transports you to a calmer pace of life and surroundings just as beautiful! We love driving across the causeway to the house with the Jurassic coast behind us, the dramatic cliffs of Portland ahead of us, the kite-surfers to the left of us and the steep bank of Chesil beach to the right. It's pretty spectacular!

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bournemouth
Nearest Beach
Chesil
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Having been built to house the sailing teams for the 2012 Olympics, it is on the doorstep of world class watersport facilities, from sailing to windsurfing. Sitting on the Jurassic coast, the house is the perfect base for both dramatic and leisurely trekking or cycling.

Coast/Beach:

3 minutes walk to reknowned Chesil Beach - miles of steep, smooth pebbles. Great fun for watching the waves crash on the shore or throwing stones into the sea. For the more sedate, a walkway runs across the back of the beach for an easy promenade. A cafe /sanctuary also provides a superb bird spotting hangout. 10 minute drive to a huge sandy beach at Weymouth where the water is very safe for swimming. Often donkeys & fairground rides on the beach but large enough to find a quiet spot too!

Travel:

45 miles to Bournemouth International Airport (1hr 15 mins drive)

64 miles to Exeter (1hr 34 min drive)

77 miles to Bristol airport (2hr 10 min drive)

126 miles to Heathrow airport (2hr 40 min drive)

Ferries and trains to Weymouth 10 minute drive away. Regular bus services between Weymouth & Portland.

Car useful but not essential. Cafes and some shops walking distance and excellent bus services.

Distances:

Olympic sailing centre: under 1 mile (sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, cafe/restaurant). Short walk to leisure centre

Portland Bill: 2 miles (Famous lighthouse, dramatic coast, delicious cream tea)

Weymouth: 4 miles (beach, restaurants, old harbour, curiosity lanes, sealife centre, major high-street shops, cinema)

Abbotsbury: 12 miles (swannery, children's farm)

Lulworth Cove/Durdledor - 24 miles (cliff walking, pretty harbour village)

Dorchester: 15 miles (antique shopping)

Further Details:

Supermarkets: walkable to local Spa (but steep climb!). Newly built large Tesco on centre of Portland with very easy parking (or you can get Tesco delivery online). Asda superstore in Weymouth.

Other points of interest very close by: Portland Castle, Quarry Sculpture Park, Jailhouse cafe with the most spectacular views

Amenities

Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Ground floor toilet - toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with wc and shower, Bathroom 2 with wc and bath with a shower over it, Ground floor wc & sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed and child's bed, Bedroom 3 with triple bunk (normal size double on bottom but with single bunk above it), lounge with single sofa bed. Travel cot also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Free wifi. Password provided on arrival. Outside: Private and totally secure south facing garden accessed from the property's first floor living room. Patio with patio furniture to seat 6 plus deck chairs. Rotary washing line. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, buggy (Mclaren upright) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided within the price. These are towels to be kept at the house so please bring your own beach towels. Other: Double garage integrated to the house for parking vehicles with direct access internally to the house.

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Modern Spacious 3 Bedroom House Built For The Olympics
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

A real home from home

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house. We had a brilliant week in Portland and this house really is what made it so great. I'd totally recommend it to anyone and if we ever head back to Portland I would look it up straight away. Katherine was lovely to communicaThe with everything went smoothly *****

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house, great location, fantastic

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we entered this house, we were in love with it! Fabulous house, with everything you need for your stay. Furnished to a very high standard, all the rooms are a great size too. Loved the kitchen table and benches, a very big room too. Loads of equipment in the kitchen too. The photographs here are a true description of it. Lounge was very comfortable and good sized TV too. Bedrooms and beds and pillows very comfortable, which is always a concern! I like a good night's sleep!! Big double garage which is perfect for car. Bathrooms were all clean and very powerful showers which my sons loved. The area is quiet with no noise from surrounding neighbours. Loads to do in Portland and Weymouth and beyond. We visited the new DD Centre in Portland, the Seafood Festival in Weymouth, had a tour of a lifeboat too. Also went to Kingston Lacy, Corfe Castle, Swanage, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Sealife (brilliant), West Bay, Bridport, so we had a very active week!! I would certainly recommend this house to anyone who wishes to visit Portland or Weymouth and the area and I'd love to come back again, as would our 3 sons - it was their favourite house on our tour of the south of England.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home from home property, much nicer than the photos show

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, very homely with everything you need. Great location for visiting Weymouth etc. Lots to do amd see. Very quiet street. Lovely littlw garden and patio area with new bbq and patio set. Lots of room for a big family, we had 4 adults and 2 toddlers. 3 dpuble beds a single and a day bed. Only thing i could say was it didnt have a coffee machine but thats just a luxury:-)

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Amazing location

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect in every way well placed quiet and a perfect place to explore the wonderful area of weymouth. Although we did not explore the area fully I fell we will return!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great house, good location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here at Portland. The house is spacious and equipped with everything you need to make a lovely break, a real home from home!

We stayed with our extended family and we all agreed that it is such a good place to spend time together. There is a lot to do and see (not all costing money either!) in the area and getting around was very easy.

The only downside was that there is not really a local shop (except a Co-op which was a 20 minute walk up a steep hill), so we would recommend shopping in Weymouth on your way to the house initially or on your way back home from a day out.

All in all a great property in an interesting location, perfect for families.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Modern, very comfortable and beautifully decorated/furnished.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect house for a group of friends or family to enjoy and very close to Chesil Beach and Portland Bill. Brilliant communication and information from the owners.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

If you find it necessary to cancel your holiday, this contract is legally binding and means that you will still be liable for the full cost of the holiday. We therefore strongly recommend that you take out your own holiday insurance policy. Any cancellation must be made in writing. In such cases, we will make every effort to re-let the property for the period of the booking. If successful, a refund of monies will be paid less an administration charge of £20.

Changeover Day:
Saturday for bookings of a week. Shorter stays are available at the owner's discretion.

Rates subject to change until booking confirmed. 50% payable upon booking, 50% 6 weeks before holiday. Bookings less than 6 weeks in advance require payment in full. Failure to make final payment may result in the cancellation of the holiday and forfeiture of any money previously paid. We would of course give you due warning of this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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