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.
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House in Portland, Dorset, England - Coastal Location, Moments Away From Beach, World Class Water Sports And Delicious Cafes
Katharine King & Paul
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- Jul 19, 2018
About Katharine King & Paul
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 & Paul 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!
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Great house, very child friendly, for a relaxing holiday
We really enjoyed a family get together with 2 toddlers , the house is well presented and equipped with a lovely family feel. Real home from home atmosphere. The children enjoyed the different toys , the adults able to relax in a child friendly house,. There is plenty to do for all ages around Portland and the surrounding area.. beaches walking cycling water sports children’s activities, lovely villages and plenty of places to eat out..
Impeccable presented property with a homely feel
The house was beautifully presented, clean and tidy and excellent communication from the owners overall. We felt like it was a home from home with the open plan kitchen downstairs and the lovely garden for the kids to play outside. This property is so well equipped for young families with toys and books available for the kids during the stay and high chairs, potty training equipment and stair gates if you needed them. With so much to do in the surrounding areas this was a perfect location to be in. We will definitely visit again. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. Best wishes the Duemke’s
Really glad you had a great time and that you found it all so child-friendly. Thanks for the review. Katharine
A real find!
I stayed here as part of a group of girls enjoying a child free weekend. The property is part of the 2012 Olympic Village, right next to the UK Sailing Academy - it even has an official certificate to show which team stayed there. We loved the mix of modern, spacious layout but genuinely homely feel - the weather wasn't brilliant during our stay and we were all just as happy curled up on the comfortable sofas watching DVDs as we were getting out and about exploring. A great base from which to explore the delights of Portland, Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast - or just a home from home to relax in. Thoroughly recommend, I will be back!
Really cool, spacious, well-equipped house.
Really enjoyed our stay in this house. It was really good for our group of three couples, two with a young child. It's perfect for self-catering because there's loads of stuff to use in the kitchen. If we'd had better weather I'm sure we'd have had some walks on the beach too, which is only a few minutes from the front door.
Great Location, Modern and full of everything you could need
We had a wonderful stay here during October half term (4 adults & 2 children). The owners provide lots of information about local attractions, restaurants and pubs. Communication with the owner was excellent and they were very responsive. I would definitely recommend a stay here. I would have given a 5 star review and my only reason for not doing so was that we had a small issue with the hot water whilst we were there that is out of the control of the owner. However Katharine responded very quickly and did her upmost to resolve the issue for us. It wouldn't stop us from returning though.
A real home from home
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 *****
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
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Additional information about rental rates
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.