This unusual and quirky Portland stone cottage can be found quietly situated down a narrow lane, just off the main street of the hamlet of Wakeham, on the eastern side of the rugged Isle of Portland on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic Coast.
Constructed over three floors, the cottage was imaginatively created from two former quarryman’s cottages believed to date back to 1650, which now results in a cottage which provides a most unusual holiday experience!
On the ground floor you can find a glazed garden room, complete with grape vine, leading into the kitchen and dining room both with woodburning stoves, then choose between two staircases which rise up to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom.
Take the narrow staircase up to the top floor where you will find a bright sitting room with windows across one side offering views through a wooded glade out to sea.
These views are also enjoyed by guests using the master bedroom which adjoins the sitting room.
Outside, there’s an enclosed and sheltered garden with a pleasant sitting area where you can dine alfresco.
Take the adjacent path down through the arch beside the ruins of Rufus Castle down the steep path to nearby Church Ope Cove, taking in the stunning coastal views along the way.
This really is a special and very different coastal holiday destination, providing you with an unforgettable Dorset holiday experience!
Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) 1 x double, 2 x single. Bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast area and woodburning stove. Dining room with woodburning stove. Second floor sitting room. Garden room.
About the location
Portland 2.3 miles; Weymouth 6.8 miles; Dorchester 14.4 miles.
Wakeham is a small hamlet situated in a conservation area on the eastern side of the rugged ‘Isle’ of Portland above the beach at Church Ope Cove. The wide road running through the centre was constructed to accommodate the transport of Portland Stone by horse drawn carts from the numerous local quarries. You can learn all about the stone quarrying at a fascinating exhibition within the local Portland Museum, and then explore the nearby coastal path, a steep walk down to the cove, passing the ruins of the Grade I listed Rufus Castle and St Andrew’s Church along the way. Sheltered Church Ope Cove offers a popular base for diving as there are numerous wrecks to discover off the shore, whilst there are also plenty of opportunities locally for fishing, climbing, sailing and bird watching. Alternatively take the drive down to the very tip at Portland Bill, which juts out into the channel and watch the boats brave their way through the rough waves. Whilst the nearby family friendly, seaside resort of Weymouth offers visitors plenty of family friendly attractions. A most attractive and unique holiday destination at any time of the year.