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Sea Gem

(Ref. 1107230)

Castletown, Portland, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • house (5)
  • location (5)
  • well (3)
  • good (3)
  • lovely (3)
  • lots (3)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely house close to the marina, the castle and the DD Centre on Portland."

    The house is well furnished with some nice touches and the patio was a good place to sit in the afternoon. The kitchen was well stocked although some storage space for our food would have been welcome. There was parking for 2 cars and an easy drive to Weymouth and a good place from which to explore Portland.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Sep 2023

  • "Sea Gem is a very well equipped cottage, it was spotless when we arrived with lots of home comforts."

    Thank you very much for your positive review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Sea Gem and I will make sure to pass on your compliments on cleanliness to our housekeeping team! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "We couldn't have asked for nicer place to call home for a week."

    A fantastic house that is furnished to a high standard and has everything you need. The location is great as place to plan and start your adventures from, whether its exploring the island and Chesil Beach or the wider Jurassic Coast. We have made lots of happy memories and plan on staying again.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the house and the area. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house was exactly as described, very clean and exceptionally warm."

    Its location was good for walking and sight seeing. Beautifully decorated for Christmas by the owner. Although there were 4 bathrooms, 2 of them had showers that only reached an uncomfortable tepid temperature.

    Dear Gillian. Thank you very much for your lovely, positive feedback. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the decorations! I am very sorry to hear that you had problems with 2 of the bathrooms. I was unaware that there was an issue with the water temperature and will get a plumber out to look in to this asap. I sincerely hope this didn't spoil your holiday and hope to welcome you back another time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property was exactly as described."

    Excellent location. Very well equipped for a family stay. Decor was a very high standard. Lovely garden terrace to relax in when you get back from a day of exploring the area. Thoroughly recommend this listing.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The house is lovely and was spotlessly clean. The decor and furnishing are all really nice and we especially liked the outdoor area. Great location and the harbour and supermarkets are all within walking distance. Locals are all really friendly too. Would recommend booking if eating out and had a lovely meal at The Cove House Inn. Weymouth is also a short drive away and lots of good restaurants and bars around there. Visited lots of places that are all within easy reach of the property by car (Portland Bill, Durdle Door, Monkey World, Sea Life and Sandworld). Would highly recommend and thank you for all the little touches in the property that made our stay enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Sep 2022

  • "A perfect getaway in a fantastic location."

    The house is gorgeous, with literally everything we needed for a self-catering escape. Loads to do locally and 2 minute walk to the beach/harbour. So much to explore that we'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Aug 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double with WiFi Enabled TV and en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x first-floor double with Smart TV, next to a family bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC, and 1 x ground-floor small double with Smart TV and access to Jack-and-Jill shower room, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric double oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine
  • 5 x Smart TV with Freeview, Xbox, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with patio, furniture, outdoor tap, and play area with AstroTurf
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Note: Please bring your own beach towels

The property

Sea Gem is an elegant, three-storey house resting in Castletown, Portland, Dorset.

With easy access to Chesil Beach, Dorset AONB, and the Jurassic Coast, this contemporary abode provides private parking, ground-floor living, and an enclosed garden for a family or group of seven to explore a spectacular region.

The ground floor hosts a spacious kitchen/diner where you'll have no problem cooking at home in the fully-fitted kitchen, with a breakfast bar and an extendable table for seven for everyone to dine together.

Ideal for grandparents or those with limited mobility, you'll also find a ground-floor bedroom with a small double bed, storage space, and a wall-mounted Smart TV, as well as access to a Jack-and-Jill shower room.

Unwind after busy days in the bright and airy, first-floor sitting room with a sumptuous sofa, Smart TV, Xbox, and selection of books and games to choose from.

Alternatively, open the French doors to find the enclosed, private courtyard to dine al fresco, sunbathe on the sun loungers, or play games on the AstroTurf.

After busy beach days, you'll also find an outdoor tap and space to hang wetsuits at Sea Gem.

Completing the first floor is a double bedroom with Smart TV and the family bathroom, a sleek space to relax with a bubble bath or hot shower.

The second-floor hosts two more bedrooms, a king-size and a double, both with Smart TVs and en-suite shower rooms.

Start your holiday by exploring the Isle of Portland, with Sea Gem set on a quiet, residential street in Castletown close to Portland Castle, Osprey Leisure Centre, and Portland Marina.

There is direct access to the sea via a jetty next to the castle, and the coast path can be accessed just around the corner from the property.

If you fancy a break from cooking, you'll find Chesil Chippie, The Cove House Inn, and a selection of cafes to choose from, with lovely walks or cycling along the coast and Rodwell Trail.

For more family-friendly adventures, be sure to visit Fancys Farm, Tout Quarry sculpture museum, Portland Bill, and Portland Museum set in 17th-century stone cottages.

You'll find something for everyone in the seaside town of Weymouth with its bustling harbour, such as swimming and sunbathing at Weymouth Beach, SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth, and RSPB Radipole Lake.

Alternatively, explore Chesil Beach and book a boat tour at Wild Chesil Centre, but if you prefer staying on land, the Jurassic Coast offers spectacular coastal walks as well as Dorset’s' countryside.

For a change of pace, the county town of Dorchester is a short drive away with plenty of history to uncover at the National Trust's Max Gate, the former home of Thomas Hardy, a selection of museums, and Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens.

For an unforgettable holiday along Dorset's sparkling coast, choose Sea Gem.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Portland 1.3 miles; Weymouth 6.2 miles; Dorchester 12.8 miles.

Castletown is a small, yet popular village resting on the Isle of Portland, between Fortuneswell and Wakeham. Castletown is well-known for being a conservation area, thanks to its fascinating history. Your local amenities can be found in nearby Fortuneswell, where you’ll find the Royal Portland Arms, New Star Inn, The Little Ship, and the Britannia Inn, inviting restaurants such as The Cove House Inn with stunning sea views, The Blue Fish Café & Restaurant, Quiddles Café and Balti Island, along with well-stocked convenience stores. On the Isle of Portland, you can find a range of attractions, including the D-Day Centre & WW2 Museum, Portland Marina, Fancy’s Farm, Tout Quarry, Portland Museum, Portland Bird Observatory and the South West Coastal Path Viewpoint. Continue onto Weymouth, where you will find further attractions, including Weymouth Beach, RSPB Radipole Lake, Nothe Fort, Pleasure Pier, Weymouth Pavilion, and the Michelin Star restaurant of Catch at The Old Fishmarket. Further afield, you’ll find Dorchester, home to National Trust – Max Gate, the former residence of Thomas Hardy, The Keep Military Museum, The Poet Laureate, Dorset Museum, and the nearby Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas