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Ammonite Cottage

(Ref. 993922)

Fortuneswell Portland, Dorset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage with all that we needed for our stay."

    Loved sitting in the sun on the upper deck. Five minute walk to the beach and shops close by. Thank you for making our stay easy.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - good to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay in this cottage, it's lovely and very easy access to the sea front and shops (a very uphill walk for those though)."

    It's beautifully renovated and very clean and comfortable. The bathroom is one of the nicest I've ever seen in a rental cottage. Driving into Clements Lane can be tricky in a large vehicle as the access is tight but there is space to unload in front and easy access parking nearby so lack of parking at the cottage is not a problem. I just wish the owners would allow pets!

    We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. It was good to welcome you back for a second visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you could want or need - lots of details thought about."

    Great location as a base to explore Weymouth and surrounding area.

    So glad that you had such a lovely time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous holiday in Fotuneswell."

    The cottage was lovely and comfortable, and perfectly located to enjoy the beach, and local amenities. We will definitely be back!

    Thank you for your lovely review - so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a pleasant stay in Ammonite Cottage."

    Good location to explore the Jurassic Coast from; the cottage is almost on the South-West Coast Path and all the Jurassic Coast landmarks are within an hour's drive. The cottage was well-kept and small but cosy. Good to know that the WiFi doesn't work properly. We also noticed the dampness, especially on the first floor. Our pillows remained damp all the time and clothes didn't dry properly. No signs of mould, though, and there is a good ventilation system. The beds are excellent. The property provides you with all kinds of utensils (very convenient!). Do bring your own laundry detergent, dishwasher tablets and cooking oil. We enjoyed eating at the Cove House Inn (do make a reservation; it is popular) and The Little Ship, both just a stone's throw away. Our kids love to go crabbing. A good place to do that is on the Stone Pier in Weymouth (next to Nothe Castle). Just borrow crabbing gear from the Stone Pier Café (they are super friendly there, and have good cake) and find a spot on the pier (just walk back to the town centre on the pier - you can give it a go before and after the rowing centre).

    Thank you for your lovely review; it sounds like you had a fantastic time! Turning off and on again usually does the trick for any WiFi problems. A new fan installed in the bathroom is really freshening things up. We are glad you enjoyed the Cove House; there is no better way to enjoy a Summer evening than watching the sunset from the Cove House, with a drink in hand! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Renske3.4Apr 2022

  • "The cottage met all of our requirements, and more."

    Absolutely lovely little cottage, very cosy, clean and comfortable. Well positioned in one of our favourite places, with plenty of amenities nearby. We especially liked the balcony, which was a real suntrap, even in October! Definitely one we will return to...

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful."

    We had a lovely stay there stones throw from the beach within walking distance of everything you needed. Couldn't have wanted anything more from the stay

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated little cottage, well stocked kitchen, comfy beds, huge bathroom with excellent shower."

    Location was perfect - walk or short bike / scooter / skateboard away from the sailing centre and OTC. Would book again. Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2021

  • "Good location."

    Nice and quiet. Able to do walks from the cottage and other walks and attractions within an hour's drive. Always able to park in parallel roads. Cottage well equipped and calming.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, everything we needed."

    Decor & furnishings to a high standard. Some damp on walls in back double bedroom. Good base for surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage had every thing we needed for the week"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is tiny but is lovely and very well equipped."

    It would be great for a couple, but as a family we struggled a little with space. The location is fantastic and in walking distance to Chesil Beach. We did receive some verbal abuse from locals when parking our car on the road behind the cottage, which was a little unnerving.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.4Aug 2020

  • "Was totally in love with this property and location."

    Amazed by provision of every little thing which isn't usually provided. Having brought our own kitchen towels, salt and pepper and washing up liquid etc, we were completely surprised to find all these things supplied....and more...down to a ball of string! Very impressed. We even played a game where we challenged each other to guess what wasn't supplied and we could find nothing wanting.... Decorated and finished to a lovely standard....definitely recommended!

    Reviewed by Maralyn5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nice, old cottage with history in the middle of the city."

    Beautifully renovated and tastefully decorated. Kitchen very well equipped. Steep stairs up to the 2 bedrooms, which are not very big and there are no cupboards for hanging, there are only drawers, or shelves. The bathroom, on the other hand, is very generous, which is explained by the fact that it was built in 2008 from a converted bedroom, but a mixer tap at the washbasin would have increased the comfort. -: No room for big luggage. The backyard for laundry was nice, but a bit dirty. The terrace is not suitable for a longer stay or to eat. No waste separation possible. +: Extensive information on walking and sightseeing, as well as books about Portland available. Good bluetooth speakers, DVD collection, stable Wi-Fi :-). Walking distance to Chesil Beach and the Cove House Inn, where you can sit beautifully at sunset. Portland is a good base from which to explore the Jurassic Coast. We felt very confortable, just because Fortuneswell is not that touristy.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage, in the village of Fortuneswell. We agree that there is nothing better than watching the sunset over the Chesil Beach only a few minutes away from the cottage. Garden chairs, table and a bench make for comfortable lunching on the terrace, which is a sun-trap in the afternoon. If recycling is a concern, there is recycling centre at the top of the hill. Rita & Martin (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2019

  • "Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Woche im Ammonite Cottage."

    Es ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und wirklich sehr gut ausgestattet. Alles war sehr sauber und die vorhandenen Informationen zum Haus und zur Umgebung waren sehr ausführlich. Die Nähe zum Meer ist toll. Wir haben unsere Terasse im Hinterhof sehr genossen. Wir können dieses Haus nur weiterempfehlen.

    Reviewed by Arne5.0Jul 2019

  • "No negatives at all."

    The website was easy to navigate and booking online was very straightforward. We had a fabulous holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great cottage close to sea and lovely pub for food."

    Tastefully furnished. Would highly recommend and would not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2019

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  • Sitting Room/Diner
  • Kitchen with door leading out to rear courtyard
  • Cottage stairs to first floor: 1x king-size double bed
  • 1x twin single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.
  • Gas central heating, Fridge/Freezer, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Wifi
  • CD and DVD Player
  • Fuel and power inc.in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Back yard and stone steps up to terrace area.

The property

A traditional Portland Cottage that has been beautifully refurbished to offer a bright comfortable cottage to enjoy on your Dorset Holiday.

As you walk into the Portland Stoned Cottage, it is bright, welcoming feeling invites you to sit and relax by the coal effect fire.

The kitchen is perfect for planning a tasty meal to be enjoyed at the dining table.

The master bedroom bright and comfortable to sleep well after a day exploring.

The twin room is perfect for the children to dream of the sea.

Set just a few minutes' walk from Chesil Cove, the property is ideally located for you to explore all that the Isle of Portland has to offer, as well as being perfectly situated for you to venture further afield along the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.

To the west you'll find West Bay, Bridport and Charmouth and to the East, Weymouth, Durdle Door, Lulworth and Corfe Castle.

Staying closer to Ammonite Cottage you can find lovely restaurants serving local seafood, amongst them, both Quiddles and The Cove House Inn, both of which are just a short walk away.

If you want to enjoy spectacular views, follow the coastal path to the top of Portland where on a clear day you can gather views towards Exmouth and beyond.

Sunsets viewed from Chesil beach or even the top of Portland are not to be missed.

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About the location


Weymouth 5 miles.

Situated on Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, now a World Heritage Site, the village of Fortuneswell can be found on the rugged Isle of Portland peninsula, joined to the mainland via Chesil Beach, a pebble spit, which stretches 18 miles towards West Bay. Formerly a quarrying area, Fortuneswell boasts a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, along with an intriguing maze of streets that wind their way up a steep hill to offer stunning views of the Jurassic Coast and the rolling hills of Dorset beyond. The surrounding countryside is well known as a birdwatcher’s paradise, plus with great walking and climbing opportunities, an array of watersport activities, wonderful sandy beaches, and Weymouth just 5 miles away, this super holiday destination is not to be missed!

Note: Sorry no pets.
Note: Due to the unique location of Ammonite Cottage on the Isle of Portland, it is accessed via a pedestrian walkway with vehicle access for drop off and pickup.
Note: Two council car parks with free 72 hour parking and parking on adjacent roads.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas