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St Johns View

Portland, Dorset (Ref. 994677)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Barker

    “Excellent location, very convenient for shops and the local pubs.”

    A great place to set off walking from too. ...

    A great place to set off walking from too. Portland was a new venue for us, everyone was so welcoming we loved it. Great cafe's in the area, lovely coastal walking and plenty to visit by car too. Inside the accommodation was spacious, loads of room for 4 people. The kitchen/breakfast area has a decent table to eat or work at, and there was also a nice corner settee, perfectly placed for watching the tv. The sitting room is huge, plenty of comfy seating, with a wood burner and tv. Three toilets, two showers and a bath, as well as a utility room with a washing machine. You do hear the church clock chime, but with the double glazed windows closed it didn't disturb us at all, and there was almost no road noise. A decent outside area too, so you could relax in the evening after a day's exploring with your favourite tipple, or a bbq. We will certainly visit again.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

St John's View is a modern detached house with sea views located on the rugged and wild Dorset coastal Isle of Portland, which forms part of the Jurassic Coast, the world heritage site. The property is an unusual two storey house over ground floor and lower ground floor sleeping up to four people in two bedrooms all on the lower ground floor. The king size master bedroom is boasting with en-suite shower and there is a separate bathroom with bath and separate shower on the lower ground floor for your convenience. You can relax on rocking chairs in master bedroom and read a book, you can step outside to the big lawned garden from the bedroom too.

The sitting room on the ground floor is spacious for all party to have a nice afternoon or just spend the evening after dinner by the fire. Just around five minutes' walk from the property will take you to Chesil Beach, a pebbly beach which stretches for 18 miles to West Bay.

Here you may choose to watch the fisherman as the waters are rich in seafood, stroll along with beach for as far as your energy takes you, or just sit and enjoy the sea views and surrounding cliffs.

Circling the whole Isle of Portland is a coastal walk which is perfect for the adventurous.

For those wishing to explore on a smaller scale, do visit Tout Quarry where you can wander among unique stone carvings in a disused quarry now boasting in summer with many rare and common butterflies.

Portland is a haven for wild birds, which inhabit the many inlets and coves, do bring binoculars so you spot different breeds.

If you love birdwatching, one of the lighthouses in the isle was turned to Portland Bird Observatory and Field Centre. Take a tour of the iconic Portland Lighthouse Bill and stop at the Lobster Pot for a crab sandwich or cream tea.

St John's View is very conveniently located for The National Sailing Academy and the surrounding seas; popular with all kinds of water sports enthusiasts.

The major seaside resort of Weymouth with its traditional family attractions is an easy drive or bus journey away. For couples or small family looking for a modern holiday home in a unique place St. John’s View is a perfect choice.


All two floors - ground floor and lower ground floor. Two bedrooms lower ground floor: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double. Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with wood burning stove.


  • Gas central heating, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and first set of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Garden with lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 min
  • Beach 5 min.

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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: the adjacent church has a striking clock in the tower.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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