Cove Cottage, a fine Grade ll listed Portland Stone Fisherman’s cottage built in the 1800s, accommodates four. It has been refurbished and decorated to the very highest standard with original features such as pine floors, doors and beams and a wood burning stove.
The cottage is situated on the High Street just 200 metres from Chesil Cove and its famous shingle beach. There is a selection of shops, a restaurant, pubs and Chinese and Indian takeaways, all within walking distance. About 5 minutes away you’ll find the Sailing Academy and centres for diving and fishing, as well as places of interest like Portland Castle and Tout Quarry (a sculpture park).
“Thank you for the breakfast pack much appreciated. We have visited Dorset many times and decided to try Portland for a change. We were not disappointed. Beautiful cottage and sea views . Lots to see and do and the children enjoyed it very much.” (Mr and Mrs Smeltzer, Wigan)
Buses and taxis are available close by. The road up into Fortuneswell is pretty steep and best avoided by those who are unfit.
Cove Cottage’s stunning surroundings …. such as the Cove House Inn, a stone’s throw away, offer a great spot to watch the setting sun and absorb the scenery.
Let’s take a quick tour round, starting downstairs ….
The cosy lounge …. has a wood burning stove, original stripped pine floors and beamed ceiling ~ and just completed in 2010 a makeover which also reveals the original splendid Portland Stone fireplace to accompany a new two seater sofa and two single armchairs. It has full central heating and everything you could want including an HD TV with DVD and freeview channels, an iPod station and …. yes even wifi internet connectivity.
The Kitchen …. is well equipped with a dishwasher, washer dryer, oven, microwave, fridge, coffee maker plus an extensive range of crockery and cutlery and a folding table for four.
A back door leads to a small sitting out area, with BBQ and wetsuit drying area, and a side gate that offers a short walk to Chesil Cove.
Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of wine, chocolates and a welcome breakfast pack so you can make yourself at home straight away!
Up a steepish staircase to the first floor… we find a bedroom with a king size double bed, wood beams, stripped pine flooring and plenty of cupboard space. All bedding linen and towels are included in the rental price (as are gas and electricity). Beach towels are also included in the price.
The large tranquil bathroom has a proper shower cubicle, loo, and a roll top bath and beautiful fluffy towels…. just listen to the gulls as you soak away your worries.
And finally up steepish stairs to the twin bedded attic bedroom. The best sea views in the house are captured from here