Old Higher Lighthouse Stopes Cottage
Portland Bill, Dorset
Old Higher Lighthouse Cottages
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!
Named after Old Higher Lighthouse’s former owner, Dr Marie Stopes, this Portland Bill cottage offers comfortable single-storey holiday accommodation linked to the lighthouse itself by a long corridor, and boasts sea views from the south-facing sitting room, kitchen and twin bedroom. Enjoy access to the round observatory at the top of the lighthouse from where there are stunning seascapes, or relax beside the shared outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The charming gardens of this Portland Bill cottage with their ornamental fishponds are a delight, a great place to relax on a balmy Dorset evening after your day’s exploring. A Portland Bill cottage offering a sensational and unique holiday home. Note: This cottage is next to ref 12497 and together they accommodate 8 people.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x twin with basin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Separate basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with gas fire.
Calor gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs. Fuel inc. in rent. 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.
At a glance
- Hot tub
- Swimming pool
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
About the location
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!