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Panoramic View

Castletown, Portland, Dorset (Ref. 1034885)

3.9

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Portland."

    Great views from the balcony of the sailing competitions and of the helicopters going to base. House was exactly what we expected. Comfortable beds and sufficient amenities for the week .I .had read previous reviews but did not encounter any of the problems mentioned.Not sure what a previous reviewer expected the owner to do about the building next door. We use the apartment as a base to explore Dorsetenjoyedourweek. and

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2022

  • "Although the property was superficially clean it was generally grubby/filthy."

    Two bags of laundry were left in the hallway - these were, however, removed the next day after we had alerted Sykes. We contacted Sykes to complain about the issues of dirt, missing equipment (no Dyson as listed) and broken blind in the kitchen area. The en-suite was unusable as it was so filthy - old rust and dirt on the shower cable and caked on soap in the shower tray. The panel behind the toilet in the main bathroom was coming away from the wall. Both bathrooms had rusty shower caddies that rendered them unusable. The balcony area had not been cleaned - the table and chairs were filthy (as was one of the seat covers) and there was old food debris on the floor. Photos were attached and sent to Sykes - we did not here back during our holiday. We happened to speak with a couple of the complex cleaners (not the ones involved in our apartment on this occasion) and they informed us that the Dyson had been missing for a considerable period of time; also that the blind had been broken for a considerable period of time - both had been reported on several occasions. As Sykes and the owner have been made aware of these issues we feel that they should have been addressed before letting out the apartment again - we paid a considerable sum of money for the apartment and it was substandard. We are still waiting to hear what Sykes is going to do about this.

    Reviewed by JillJun 2022

  • "A lovely comfy spacious apartment."

    Fab views. Excellent kitchen …. We cooked all evening meals during our week’s stay. Super open plan to the kitchen, living area and breakfast area …. Very social. Unfortunately the toilet in the main bathroom was temperamental and sometimes there was no water in the cistern to flush. This was reported immediately and was attended to immediately, but continued to be temperamental and so used a bowl of water to pour into the toilet bowl to flush it. Not ideal!! The other problem was the toilet in the ensuite shower room which was also reported. The lid to the seat was broken and could not be used or fixed back on and so was placed on the floor. A whole new seat is required. Great shower though! We never used the pool or gym due to it being closed when we hoped to attend. We would certainly stay here again.though.

    Reviewed by TryshaMay 2022

  • "All as above, such a nice experience, and waking up to the wonderful views would like to live there 365 days a year!"

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    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "All in all a great week after a shaky start!"

    I complained and, to Sykes Cottages credit, within 24 hours the issues had been resolved. When we arrived I really felt like going home again. The table was sticky, there were bits on the floor. Some of the kitchen cupboards were unclean, resulting in me putting all the crockery through the dishwasher. The balcony, balcony table, the apartment windows and balcony balustrade glass were filthy - the amazing view was obscured through not just the weather on the glass but smears, where, possibly, others had tried wipe the glass in the past. I complained and, to Sykes Cottages credit, within 24 hours the cleaners had been back, cleaned the floor, balcony, outside table and apartment windows. (I had cleaned the table and crockery by this point) Though the balcony balustrade glass was not cleaned, we finally felt able to relax and enjoy the amazing view which is a key reason why we chose this apartment. The swimming pool was only available on 3 days of out stay - another key reason for choosing the apartment and, therefore, quite disappointing. We did throughly enjoy our stay, it is a beautiful apartment, just unfortunate that we needed to complain to see the accommodation brought up to standard. The local area that was rejuvenated for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Events is fantastic. A beautiful marina and walkway. The Boat that Rocks is a good place to eat. The apartment is walking distance to the beach where we spent much of our time paddle-boarding (we brought our own equipment but the national Sailing Academy is on Portland and courses / equipment hire are possible from here - sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing) From our apartment we could watch ships arriving and departing port, sailing boats in the bay and the helicopters coming in to land and take off at the Heli National Training and Development Centre - which we throughly enjoyed. There is evidence of the demise of the area due to the Navy moving away: the derelict building next door, and run down pubs towards the port. There are lots of info boards about the history of Portland, through the ages, during Naval occupation and regarding the Olympics which are interesting to read. A D Day Museum, and Tanks and Torpedos on display on the kerbside - fascinating. We highly recommend the Frontline Cafe run by Firefighters - great cakes, coffee, ice cream and crepes; they are open in the evenings occasional for events too with a more extensive menu. Visit Portland Bill and the High Angle Gun Battery! FYI there are several maintenance issues with the apartment: the toiletry rack in the bathroom is rusting, water seeps onto the floor by the shower screen in the main bathroom, causing a lot of water to disperse onto the floor and around the toilet. It needs mopping up after each shower. The towel rails are rusting, the shower in the ensuite needs descaling or replacing and the kitchen tap is badly marked - I guess from cleaning agents - but it looks unsightly. One of the wicker chairs on the balcony has a damaged leg and is unusable.

    Reviewed by VivienAug 2021

  • "Stunning views and comfortable with lots of facilities."

    Though the apartment itself was clean the balcony area was not. As it was a beautiful day we sat down at a patio table with a drink only to realise that the table was sticky and dirty as was the floor of the balcony. Rather spoilt the experience.

    Reviewed by BeverleyJun 2021

  • "The views were beautiful, to be viewed from a brilliant balcony."

    Except for the derelict building on the right, which is a huge shame for the building as well as for the island of Portland. The apartment was bright and airy. The double bed was comfortable. The power of the shower was good in the on-suite, but all the taps in the bathrooms were difficult to use. The only practical let down and frustration was that there was nowhere, in either bathrooms to hang used towels. No shelves in bathrooms for toiletries. No hooks to hang dressing gowns or raincoats. It would be helpful if a coat hook was placed on the wall in the huge hallway. Overall a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by GillJun 2021

  • "The start of our holiday was delayed by two hours, allegedly for additional Covid-19 cleaning and sanitising."

    This was quite an inconvenience for us. On arrival, our first impression was that if additional cleaning had been done in what state would we have found the flat pre-Covid-19 without the benefit of any additional cleaning? Having said that we were very comfortable in the flat and enjoyed our stay, undoubtedly helped by the splendid Autumn weather we enjoyed. There were two points we would also like to raise. The LCD screen on the central heating thermostat was too faint to read and we could not tell if we had followed the clear instructions properly. It was disappointing that the Wi-fi signal, while fine in the sitting room, was not strong enough to provide a satisfactory service in the main bedroom.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "Very happy with the apartment."

    However, the general cleaning of communal areas was poor - lift, door handles, front door. Covid enhanced cleaning in these areas was very poor I’m afraid to say.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2020

  • "Apartment in great location ."

    All as hoped for.

    Reviewed by LenaJul 2020

  • "Tap fixtures in main bathroom difficult too turn off with wet hands, also despite taking extra care shower screen leaked quite badly leaving excessive water on floor."

    Some of the plates, cups and dishes had not been washed properly by previous guests. We washed cups and plates in everyday use but left dishes in lounge cupboards. Overall we enjoyed our holiday especially my elderly parents who felt safe given the current health crises, lovely view from balcony and apart from crockery overall cleanliness excellent

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with ensuite comprising of walk-in shower, basin and WC and 1 x twin
  • Living/kitchen/diner
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Large balcony with seating
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking space for one car
  • Access to the indoor swimming pool and gym onsite at the complex
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No children under the age of 6 years
  • Pub and shop within 0.25 miles

The property

Located on the rugged and beautiful Isle of Portland, Panoramic View is a well presented, modern apartment benefiting from an onsite indoor swimming pool and gym.

This bright and airy accommodation is comfortable and well decorated and is a perfect base for a family or group of friends to start their holiday adventure on the wonderful Dorset coast.

The property is located on the 6th floor of the Atlantic House complex and is easily accessible by the lift and there is an allocated parking space in the complex car park.

Enter through the apartment door into the hallway, moving through into the living/kitchen/dining room which offers spacious open plan living.

Settle down on the sofas and catch up on your favourite TV shows or admire the stunning, far reaching view from the doors to the balcony.

There is a dining table and seating in the kitchen area for you to enjoy meals together as you plan your days ahead.

The two bedrooms, one double and one twin, offer a tranquil space to relax and unwind after a busy day exploring the local area.

The master bedroom benefits from an ensuite with walk in shower, basin and WC.

There is an additional bathroom for you to freshen up in offering a bath with a shower over.

The large balcony is accessible from both bedrooms as well as from the living room and has two glass domes at each end.

Sit back and take in the magnificent sea views with a morning cup of tea or coffee or an evening glass of wine.

Panoramic View is wonderfully situated on the isolated island of Portland joined to the mainland by Chesil Beach, which is a few minutes’ walk from away.

There is a pub, shop and quaint marina all within walking distance from the apartment.

Rocky, coastal scenery gives Portland its own unique atmosphere with history and heritage by the bucket load.

There is a museum, a castle and of course the iconic red and white striped lighthouse offers exceptional views over the bay.

There are many activities to get involved in such as rock climbing, abseiling and kite-surfing.

Walkers and cyclists delight in the Portland loop of the South West Coast Path, which circles around the island mapping out a trail of dramatic cliffs, rare plants and hidden coves.

Whatever you choose to do on your holiday, Panoramic View is the home away from home allowing you to explore the delights of Dorset.

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About the location

CASTLETOWN, PORTLAND

Weymouth 5.3 miles, Dorchester 12.6 miles

Castletown is a small village in Underhill on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. It is located close to Fortuneswell, on the shores of Portland Harbour, and includes a sandy beach, as well as one of Portland's notable highlights; Portland Castle, while the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is also located nearby. As with the rest of Portland's villages and settlements, Castletown has been designated as a conservation area, as it is a place of special architectural and historic interest. Portland’s vivid coastline boasts numerous scenic walking opportunities and is known as a birdwatcher’s paradise. There are many outdoor pursuits to get involved in such as rock climbing and abseiling as well as an array of watersport activities available. There are pubs and local shops nearby. Alternatively take the short drive to the very tip at Portland Bill with its iconic red and white striped Lighthouse. The nearby family friendly, seaside resort of Weymouth is a 15-minute drive and offers visitors plenty of family friendly attractions. A most attractive and unique holiday destination at any time of the year.

Region Information

September 2021 - the Pool opening times are currently Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 4.30pm

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