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Bowleaze, Dorset (Ref. 1065509)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Review(s)

  • William

    “Very pleased i chose this property it was really nice to stay here very clean ...”

    Very pleased i chose this property it was really nice to stay here very clean and tidy a very peaceful and quiet location all 3 of us thougherly enjoyed it i would love to stay again

    Very pleased i chose this property it was really nice to stay here very clean and tidy a very peaceful and quiet location all 3 of us thougherly enjoyed it i would love to stay again

    - William, June 2024


  • The cottage is set back from the road and carparks, within a small, mostly residential development, tucked away towards the corner. It is the 2nd cottage in a row of 8 similar, mixed residential and holiday cottages
  • Bedrooms x 2 Ground floor compact, twin room, with 2 single beds, adjacent to shower room with hand basin and WC off the hall
  • Upstairs: double room, with 1 double bed, ensuite bathroom, with shower over bath, hand basin and WC. Slight height restriction to the side of the dormer window / bed in the main bedroom. Sea views
  • Ground floor, small open plan kitchen with lounge seating area and pull-out dining drop leaf table (in the corner) with stowaway chairs under
  • Sliding door to open aspect patio with sea views.
  • Gas central heating, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer (in hall cupboard), washing machine, clothes airer, ironing board and iron
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Folding cot available
  • Allocated parking space (Number 24) for one car, further free parking on roadside (subject to availability)
  • Patio N.B: open to left side and rear, and has a short drop (70cm) at rear
  • Garden furniture and a picnic bench
  • One well-behaved dog permitted
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, beach cafe and a pub: 2 - 3 mins walk
  • Beach 2 mins walk, via cottages’ private footpath (some steps down)
  • The 7 steps down to the property from the pavement can be avoided by using the rear footpath which is gently sloping and has 2 steps up
  • It starts behind the parking spot number 42
  • Seaview, number 24 is 2nd property on right from pavement access. For dog owners, please remember your dog bed and all other pet provisions
  • No pets allowed upstairs nor on furniture please.

The property

Tucked towards the corner of a select development in Preston / Weymouth, Seaview is a few minutes’ walk from the beach and enjoys a pleasant sea view, This property is a particularly good choice for a couple but can accommodate a small family of up to 4 people, along with one small, well-behaved dog - the patio is not enclosed.

It is a well-equipped and cosy, little holiday cottage with a small, combined, kitchen/lounge/diner.

It is laid out over two floors, with two bedrooms, each on a separate floor with access to its own shower or bathroom.

The downstairs, twin bedded room is served by the adjacent shower room (with full size hand basin and WC) located just off the hall.

Upstairs there is a generous, ensuite bathroom to the main bedroom with a double bed.

This bedroom enjoys far-reaching sea views towards Portland.

The combined kitchen / lounge area is well equipped and nicely suited to preparing meals whilst socialising.

From the lounge area you can enjoy the sea view and there is a pull-out, drop-leaf table with stowaway chairs under.

Step outside via the patio doors and you will find a pleasant, open, outside seating area with picnic bench for outdoor dining.

The patio enjoys a sea view and is a sunny spot, especially for breakfast and evening drinks.

It is tucked away a little from the beach car park and sits towards the corner of the development.

You can relax there, soak up the sun and enjoy the views of the Jurassic coast and the Isle of Portland.

On a windy day you can watch the acrobatics of the kite surfers on the beach.

Portland is famous for its prized Portland stone and also for its National Sailing Academy so it is popular with water sports enthusiasts. Seaview is located by the pebbly Overcombe Beach and there are several water-based activities to be enjoyed here.

Water sports equipment, like wetsuits, kayaks and paddleboards may be hired at the little beachside shop on the Oasis carpark in high season.

Bowleaze Cove, a few minutes walk across the beach also offers a wide range of activities along with cafes and beachside restaurant. If you are looking for the traditional, seaside break for children with buckets and spades, there are the vast, soft, sandy stretches of Weymouth beach with its shallow waters just a few minutes drive away or you can walk there along the esplanade.

There are plenty of interesting activities nearby, along with countryside walks and green open spaces to be enjoyed right from your doorstep.

You can join the South-West coast path and walk towards Ringstead Bay, Osmington Mills and beyond and admire the magnificent views especially back over Weymouth Bay and Portland.

Alternatively, you could head inland to discover the rolling Dorset countryside of Thomas Hardy, visit gardens like Kingston Maurwood or Abbotsbury (with its Swannery) or just explore the quaint villages, like Sutton Poyntz with its excellent country pub.

For dining out from Seaview there are several, relaxed venues in stunning locations that can be reached on foot within a few minutes.

Up the hill from Seaview there is The Spyglass which is open normal pub hours, the Lookout Cafe at the top of Furzy Cliff and of course the Oasis beachfront cafe, which is also just a stones throw from the property.

A wider selection of restaurants including fish specialties can be found in the town and around the harbour area.

It is a flat 2 mile walk along the esplanade into the town and a little further for the harbour. You can spend a pleasant hour or so following the curve of the bay at the seas edge with the waves lapping at your toes all the way round, then maybe take a rest and relax with refreshments at one of the harbourside cafes or restaurants or maybe take a boat ride too. You can drive into Weymouth or you can take a bus from the Oasis Cafe to explore the bustling town centre, the Old Harbour, Nothe Fort and Gardens.

On the Weymouth seafront you can hire deckchairs or relax on the soft sand while the children play.

For those with energy to burn there is Lodmoor Country Park which can be reached on foot if you are feeling energetic or you can park right next to it for a more leisurely visit. Lodmoor encompasses several, small, adventure parks including the Sea Life Centre, Go Karts, Sand World and Pirate Mini Golf as well as having miles of footpaths winding through the Nature Reserve and its ponds.

A stroll along the esplanade itself is a pleasant way to experience the location and provides a gentle exercise for all ages and abilities. With the waves breaking on your left and RSPB Lodmoor birds and wildlife on your right, a break at Seaview is a great way to recharge your batteries.

A stay at Seaview will best suit those wishing for a relaxing holiday next to the beach, close enough to all activities but out of the bustle of the seaside town.

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About the location


Weymouth 3 miles; Dorchester 7.2 miles; Yeovil 28 miles.

Bowleaze sits behind Bowleaze Cove and right at the end of Weymouth’s long 3-mile beach front perched on the edge of Preston. Known for its fascinating geology and picturesque location on the Jurassic Coast, this area of Weymouth offers beautiful views back towards Weymouth and Portland, whilst only being a short distance from the main beach and town centre. There are many places to eat and you can join the south west coast path towards Osmington Mills, Ringstead and beyond from here. Predominantly a residential area, it’s perfect for those who want to escape to the seaside but retain the tranquillity of a residential area. Attractions can be found in nearby Weymouth, including the SEA LIFE centre, minigolf, and the Lodmoor Country Park, making a family-friendly escape, as well as a romantic retreat, due to its wealth of coastal walks and eateries to enjoy.

Please note: The 7 steps down to the property from the pavement can be avoided by using the rear footpath which is gently sloping and has 2 steps up. It starts behind the parking spot number 42.
Please note: The patio is not enclosed

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas