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The Old Portland Courthouse

Portland, Dorset (Ref. 994487)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • 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

Reviews

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Townsend

    “This is a brilliant holiday rent that was spoilt by poor management.”

    It was supposed to be Covid cleaned but the cleaner denied this, so why did we have to wait until 5 pm to access the property? The garden furniture was not fit for purpose as it was broken and in places poorly repaired, and there was not an umbrella/sun shade. It wasn’t until after the cleaner had returned and left that we realised the oven was still dirty. This was advertised as a five star property but the maintenance and cleanliness were well below expectations!

    It was supposed to be Covid cleaned but the cleaner denied this, so why did we have to wait until 5 pm to access the property? The garden furniture was not fit for purpose as it was broken and in places poorly repaired, and there was not an umbrella/sun shade. It wasn’t until after the cleaner had returned and left that we realised the oven was still dirty. This was advertised as a five star property but the maintenance and cleanliness were well below expectations!

    - Mr Townsend, May 2021

The property

The Old Portland Courthouse overlooks a wonderful expanse of Chesil Beach out to Lyme Bay and is within easy walking distance of the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy where sailing events for the 2012 Olympics were held.

This Grade II Listed Building dates to around 1904, is the original gabled Portland Courthouse.

It has been lovingly converted into an elegant residence full of unique character which would suit for a family gathering or a celebration, or just holiday for a large group by the sea. The interior now combines original features such as the old courthouse balustrading, wood panelling and the original 'Dock', now converted to a 'bar'.

You can sit and read the newspaper at the original 'Magistrates Bench' now cleverly located on the walkway to the upstairs lounge which overlooks Lyme Bay.

There is luxurious feature such as contemporary kitchen styling with granite work surfaces, unsuited bathrooms to nearly all the bedrooms and high-quality antique furnishings throughout, including a magnificent large oak four poster bed in the main bedroom that used to be the magistrates’ chambers!

The large open plan living area is perfect for enjoying a sociable holiday; preparing food, entertaining at the antique dining table which seats twelve or relaxing in the comfortable lounge area.

Outside the property, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine whilst experiencing the magnificent ocean views on a sunny day, or sundowners on a balmy summer's evening.

Whilst staying at The Court House you may wish to ramble along the South West Coastal path, exploring the rugged countryside, or visit the Chesil coast, to beachcomb both activities are just a short walk away.

A groceries shop, various pubs, The Blue Fish restaurant and the famous Cove House Inn located at 'Dead Man's Cove' are only a short stroll away.

Adjacent to the property is an open public area with a bowling green, tennis courts and attractive gardens.

You may like to take a country drive along the magnificent Jurassic coastline exploring hamlets and villages as you go, possibly stopping at a choice pub for a fresh fish lunch or at a traditional cottage cafe for a Dorset cream tea.

Weymouth, with its long award-winning sandy beach, restaurants and various entertainments is just a short drive away.

The Old Portland Courthouse would be appreciated by a discerning guest looking for a touch of luxury and a unique property.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size four poster double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin single with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Shower room, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area, sitting area, first floor sitting area
  • Ground floor utility room accessed via twin single bedroom.
  • Gas central heating, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, Sky TV, DVD, music system, phone for incoming calls only, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Landscaped garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry, property not suitable for children under 14
  • Shop and pub 10 min
  • Beach 5 min.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location

FORTUNESWELL

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 8 people.
Note: This property does not accept bookings with children under 14 as it is not suitable.
Note: the property requires a £250 refundable damage deposit. Subject to a satisfactory check out after your departure this will be refunded within 10 days.
Note: Step up to dining area, step up to kitchen, stairs down to super king-size bedroom.
Note: rear steps up to the garden from twin single bedroom.
Note: A Fire Risk Assessment will be carried out at this property on Mon 7 Jun - access will be required on this date.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas