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The Old Police Station

Fortuneswell, Dorset (Ref. 1082042)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Suzanne

    “House is fantastic but location so disappointing.”

    - Suzanne, May 2024

    Thank you for your kind comments regarding the house. It is unclear from the feedback what was specifically disappointing, but we are looking forward to going down again this summer, and we always still find something new and exciting to explore. Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with FreeSat, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Parking space for one car to the rear of the property and unrestricted, on-street parking on a first-come, first-serve basis at the front
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with patio, and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.2 miles

The property

Enjoying sea views in Fortuneswell on the Isle of Portland is this brilliant semi-detached house, The Old Police Station.

Ideal for a family of six, this delightful home-from-home provides a charming setting for your next Dorset adventure, within easy reach of many beachfront activities along with the beautiful Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Upon arriving at the property, and after taking in the sea breeze and entering this divine dwelling, unwind with your loved ones in the spacious living/dining room, adorned with tasteful furnishings and switch on the Smart TV to watch your favourite shows with the added charm of the gas fire in the background.

Revel in the captivating view across Chesil Beach and enjoy the beautiful scene of the sun setting over the bay.

Continue to the kitchen where the chef of the group can rustle homecooked delights with the room's abundant appliances, including a handy washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher!

Enjoy a tasty meal in the appealing dining room as you plan your holiday itinerary with the family.

In the evening, climb the stairs and choose from three bedrooms, one being a pretty double room that boasts stylish decor, including an iron bed frame, and is accompanied by an en-suite shower room and boasting views out to sea, a king-size room which is a lovely spot to enjoy a well-earned rest in, along with the colourful twin room, a space containing nautical finishes and a sea view.

All rooms boast ample storage for your belongings.

The house is served by a delightful bathroom with a luxurious roll-top bath for you to relax in, along with a handy cloakroom.

Venture out to the courtyard and immerse yourself in a captivating book or enjoy some alfresco dining in the sunshine.

The Old Police Station's location is simply fantastic as you have several pubs and eateries on your doorstep, along with shops stocked with all the essentials you need during your stay.

You can bask in the sun on the nearby beach then take a 5 min stroll to enjoy a relaxing drink and bite to eat at Portland Harbour.

For those looking for a more active adventure, here is the place to get involved with some of the many water sports available such as sailing, windsurfing, diving and paddle boarding.

There is ample, secure, outdoor storage to the side of the property should you have your own equipment.

In Castle Town you can visit Portland Castle and the fascinating Castletown D-Day Centre & museum and Crabbers Wharf is the place to go to catch a big one and enjoy a return boat trip to Weymouth harbour.

Make your way over to the small village of Grove where you can embark on a hike and spot the Grove Lime Kiln, East Weare Rifle Range and the Folly Pier Waterworks, before relishing a well-deserved rest on the close-by Little Beach.

Travel inland to Weymouth where a fantastic outing is waiting to be experienced; take the kids around the intriguing SEA LIFE aquarium and Alexandra Gardens amusement park, before savouring some peace and tranquility amongst the RSPB Lodmoor Nature Reserve's marshlands and sand dunes.

For more nature-filled activities, be sure to walk along the South West Coastal Path and explore the delights of the West Dorset Heritage Coast, or travel further afield to discover wonders such as the remains of Maiden Castle.

Why not board the train in Weymouth and visit more thriving towns in Dorset, including Dorchester and Yeovil?

Create everlasting memories with your loved ones at The Old Police Station.

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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!

Please note: There is a set of concrete steps leading up to the communal front porch area of the property and two flights of concrete steps leading down from the allocated parking area.
The two beds in the twin room are narrower in size than a standard single bed. They are 2' 6" and therefore more suited to children.
The main living room window, dining room windows and hallway window do not open.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas