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Olympic Cottage

Portland, Dorset (Ref. 994497)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Review(s)

  • Antony

    “Very nice apartment, comfortable and to a high spec.”

    Good location. Our only question would be to ask about recycling- we only had one bin at the property, so ended up taking our recycling home with us. Could I suggest a 2nd bin for recycling?

    Good location. Our only question would be to ask about recycling- we only had one bin at the property, so ended up taking our recycling home with us. Could I suggest a 2nd bin for recycling?

    - Antony, April 2024

    So glad you had a good stay and enjoyed the property. The recycling is an issue as it cannot be collected from local holiday homes currently. The larger local supermarkets do collect most recycling eg Tesco at Easton if you are going up on the island or those in Weymouth if you are going that way. We usually drop ours off at the tip just up the hill on the island on the way to Easton but I am sorry, it is an issue that Sykes are aware of. Property Owner


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor combined cloakroom with basin and WC with utility area
  • Open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Sustainable eco-friendly central heating with hot water system, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Allocated off road parking space for one car only
  • Fully enclosed back garden with patio, furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome,
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 min
  • Beach 5 min.

The property

Olympic cottage is located on a stunning residential development in the Isle of Portland.

It was originally built to house athletes for the 2012 Olympic Games, sailing events. Olympic cottage is a short walk away from the iconic National Sailing Academy, Portland arguably has the best water for water sports, so is favourite holiday place for enthusiasts from all around the world. Olympic cottage with two bedrooms on the first floor and spacious living area with well-equipped kitchen and dining area is perfect for couples or small family.

Enjoy cooking, relaxing and eating all together inside the property, or enjoy garden space with enclosed patio with furniture.

Grab a blanket and venture to the coast on the nearby beach and have a picnic there and a swim, admire sailors and windsurfers and other water sports enthusiasts. Explore the Isle of Portland by taking the South West Coast path around the island and visit famous Portland Bill lighthouse with Pulpit Rock, Church Ope Cove with Rufus castle and XIII century church ruins.

The area is very popular with birdwatchers and in addition to Bill lighthouse, there are two more lighthouses, one of them being birdwatcher’s members club which you are more than welcome to join.

The abundance of walks you can find in the Isle of Portland is quite surprising when you think that the isle is only 4 miles long by 1.7 miles wide.

There are still a couple of working quarries, but two old ones are now butterfly reserves – it’s a sight not to miss.

Tout Quarry sculpture park was created with quarry's limestone which has been used to create sculptures within the quarry.

Follow the map and you will find some interesting artwork! Not only water sports are popular in the Isle of Portland, but a lot of visitors take a challenging rock-climbing day out option.

Portland Climbing have a wide range of climbing courses, from first climbing principles to advanced sport climbing coaching, from indoor to outdoor climbing sessions or refresher courses. Why not to make a trip to a beautiful seaside town of Weymouth buzzing from events throughout the year.

There’s a wide selection of shops, restaurants and cafes for you to take a break from exploring the town.

The award-winning sandy beach might attract you for the whole day just swimming and building sand castles. If you venture further East, you will find glorious Jurassic coast rocks in Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Kimmeridge Bay, Chapman’s Pool and West Bay sand cliffs to the East with Lyme Regis and Charmouth. Stay at Olympic Cottage with friends or family and enjoy water sports, rock-climbing or just have an enjoyable day on a beach – it’s all right at your doorstep.

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About the location


Weymouth 5 miles.

Situated on Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, now a World Heritage Site, the village of Fortuneswell can be found on the rugged Isle of Portland peninsula, joined to the mainland via Chesil Beach, a pebble spit, which stretches 18 miles towards West Bay. Formerly a quarrying area, Fortuneswell boasts a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, along with an intriguing maze of streets that wind their way up a steep hill to offer stunning views of the Jurassic Coast and the rolling hills of Dorset beyond. The surrounding countryside is well known as a birdwatcher’s paradise, plus with great walking and climbing opportunities, an array of watersport activities, wonderful sandy beaches, and Weymouth just 5 miles away, this super holiday destination is not to be missed!

Note: max 4 people. Note: guests need to bring their own cot linen. Note: parking space for the car is accessed under an archway 2.2m high.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas