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Easton 3 miles; Fortuneswell 4 miles; Weymouth 9 miles.
Portland Bill is a narrow promontory on the end of the rugged 'Isle of Portland' peninsula which is joined to the mainland via Chesil Beach, a pebble spit, which stretches 18 miles towards West Bay. Situated on Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, now a World Heritage Site, Portland Bill is home to three lighthouses, the most recent built in 1906 being the 35 meter tall, white and red striped Portland Bill Lighthouse. Portland Bill is home to a pub and a restaurant/café as well as the Portland Bird Observatory. Formerly a quarrying area, the stunning coastal scenery and footpaths provide excellent walking and the surrounding countryside is well known as a birdwatcher’s paradise! The local communities of Fortuneswell and Easton boast a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. With great climbing opportunities and an array of watersports activities on offer locally, plus the wonderful sandy beaches and the pretty harbour at Weymouth just 9 miles away, this super holiday destination is not to be missed!
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A unique opportunity to stay in two Grade II listed cottages, situated in what must be one of the most peaceful and stunning locations on Dorset’s rugged Jurassic Coast at Portland Bill. Situated right beside the sympathetically restored 18th century Old Higher Lighthouse, once the home of Dr Marie Stopes and visited by George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells and Thomas Hardy, these Portland Bill cottages have been comfortably furnished throughout to offer visitors a home-from-home holiday experience. Together, these Portland Bill holiday cottages can accommodate up to eight people in comfort, where you have shared use of the seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. These Portland Bill cottages offer superb opportunities for walking and bird watching as well as climbing and diving, or why not just simply relax in the lighthouse and take in the sensational sea views or unwind beside the swimming pool? A short stroll from these Portland Bill cottages takes you to The Bill itself, craggy rocks jutting out into the sea dominated by the current Trinity House lighthouse. The Bill’s friendly cafe and local pub provide good food and refreshments should you wish to take time out whilst exploring the dramatic coast. The owner of these Portland Bill cottages can offer Reflexology, Spiritual and Crystal Healing, plus Emotional Freedom Technique on site by arrangement, making these Portland Bill cottages a holiday experience you’ll never forget!
Situated just forty feet from the Old Higher Lighthouse, this upside down detached Grade II listed Portland Bill cottage makes the most of the fantastic sea and coastal views, as the whole of the first floor is given over to a light and airy sitting and dining room with windows on all four sides. Take advantage of shared access to the lighthouse tower and observatory from where there are breathtaking views of Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Alternatively, take a dip in the shared heated pool and Jacuzzi, or take a stroll along the rugged coast. A memorable Portland Bill holiday cottage whatever the weather! Note: This cottage is next to ref 12494 and together they accommodate 8 people.
Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor fitted kitchen. First floor sitting room with dining area and panoramic views.
Electric convector heating and night storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs. Electricity charged by meter (first £10 inc. in rent). Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking for cars and boats. Lawned area and patio with garden furniture and ornamental fish pond. Shared seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi (available May - September inclusive). Shared access to lighthouse observatory via steep steps. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk. Note: No children under 5 years due to ponds and proximity of cliff edge.
Previous visitors' comments about Old Higher Lighthouse Branscombe Lodge:
The wonderful views.
Mrs Beard, Bristol, November 2012
Everything, its unique setting with the views from the living room, landing, kitchen, bedroom 1 and bedroom 2. The Lighthouse, having sea views makes this a fantastic place to stay.
Mr Brazendale, Middlewich, November 2012
We enjoyed everything - Portland Bill, the accommodation and our hosts. A super holiday.
Mr Burton, Bournemouth, June 2012
Location and the hosts were fantastic.
Mr Cairns, Margate, May 2012