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Cove Cottage Hideaway

Chiswell On Portland, Dorset (Ref. 1043640)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Cove Cottage Hideaway is a small and secluded cottage in a very quiet situation on Portland."

    The cottage was clean and well equipped, apart from a bath plug. The spiral staircase is mentioned, and although not an issue for me, may be for others. Also as explained in the listing, parking in the area is limited. On the day I arrived it was very difficult to find anywhere to park, which after a very long drive didn't make a good first impression. The rest of the week it was fine. It is an old building and as such is slightly damp and musty. I found my clothes carried the mustiness for a while.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location!"

    Loved all the attention to detail at the property and felt very comfortable and at home during our time away. The garden was a great bonus too, lovely to sit out during the day and with the outdoor lights on at night too! Would 100% recommend and if we were ever back down in the location we would definitely be back. Only downside was parking but we managed to unload our cases etc just outside then found parking elsewhere (usually about a 5 minute walk from the property).

    Reviewed by RachaelJul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet cottage, parking in Chiswell not so good on day of arrival."

    After half an hour pulled into Brandy Row and had to sit in car whilst my husband had to walk to the cottage with the luggage. There is a narrow road to Cove Cottages only but would be difficult if another car was coming out as not much room to turn round in. Parking during the week wasn’t too bad just be prepared to walk 5-15 mins and it’s free.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2021

  • "The cottage is very well equipped and very quiet."

    Parking is a little problem and we would suggest unloading on the street in front of the cottage entrance as the appraoch walking from the parking is quite steep. A peaceful retreat.

    Reviewed by HowardMay 2021

  • "Very nice cottage for 2."

    A bath mat would have been nice, but overall very comfortable and secluded. Ideal base for exploring Isle of Portland which for a small Isle has a wealth of delights to be found. We'd recommend the Abbotsbury Tropical gardens for a day out.

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2021

  • "Amazing cottage at a great price and very helpful staff on the phone!"

    We will continue to book with Sykes for our cottage holidays!

    Reviewed by JosephApr 2021

  • "Lovely place, excellent attention to detail."

    Ideal location For walks and travelling around area. Just wish it had been summer to take advantage of the lovely garden.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

  • "Mostly excellent - very comfortable and cosy (and clean!"

    ). But while we knew about the spiral staircase, we do feel the description should have mentioned that the bedroom is upstairs (fair enough), BUT the bathroom downstairs - not easy in the middle of the night! We coped, but I know some people who go to rented cottages who would not have done. For this reason we have not given you full marks all round. But on the plus side, the light over the staircase was missing, but was replaced within a few hours of reporting - while we were out. Impressive! Otherwise we enjoyed several walks from the cottage exploring Portland Bill, including fantastic views of Weymouth Bay and the Jurassic coast, and the Tout sculpture quarry. All new experiences.

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2020

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage in a quiet, private location."

    Choice of outside seating areas to follow the sun and a conservatory for when the weather's not so good. Good location for walks around the island, but Portland isn't for anyone who has issues with walking or hilly terrain. Parking is an issue. There is free parking a few minutes' walk from the cottage and we didn't have problems finding a space in late September. It might be trickier in high season though.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

  • "The cottage was really well equipped with many items that we would normally expect to supply ourselves."

    The cottage itself was exceptionally clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Exceptionally well equipped, comfortable and clean property."

    Home from home.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2020

  • "We understand Cove Cottage Hideaway is someone’s home, being let for the summer, and it showed with a lovely homely feel and some nice touches."

    So many places to relax in the property and very comfortable and private. We really felt right at home thank you. Parking can be a nuisance, particularly with the good weather and it being high season. No parking outside the property, though I was able to briefly park outside to unload our luggage. It is a lottery finding a space either on the car park at the bottom by the sea wall, or on-street parking. We managed Ok but timing is everything as to whether there are spaces available when you need them.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2020

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The property

Cove Cottage Hideaway is a charming and delightful cottage in a secluded and tucked away location on the Isle of Portland.

The property is a short stroll away from the beach with many pubs and places to eat conveniently located for you to enjoy the stunning sea views whilst you tuck into your lunch.

For water sport enthusiasts, The National Sailing Academy is nearby and offers diving and windsurfing facilities and at the top of the island is Portland Bill with its iconic red and white striped lighthouse.

The view from here is simply stunning and the dramatic cliffs offer rock climbing pursuits as well as coastal walks for the less adventurous.

Portland has a unique geology and position which makes it home to an extraordinarily rich variety of birds, animals and plant life to discover and Portland Museum houses a range of artefacts and information telling the story of Portland’s maritime history.

Entering into the property, the cottage is well presented throughout and is a blend of character features and contemporary furnishings.

The living/dining room is an open plan space allowing you to catch up on your favourite T shows or enjoy a meal together at the dinner table.

The Sun Room is a gorgeous place for you to settle down with a good book or simply unwind after a busy day exploring the Jurassic Coast.

The kitchen is well equipped for all you need to cook up a storm and the bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC is a tranquil space to freshen up in at the end of your day.

The bright and airy bedroom has a double bed to guarantee a restful night’s sleep.

Head outside into the garden and choose from ample seating areas; kick back in the hammock with a glass of wine or start your day off with your morning cup of tea or coffee at the bistro table.

Weymouth is a 15-minute drive away and is a traditional seaside town with a lively atmosphere.

There is a frequent bus service, with stops close to the property, travelling on and off of the island throughout the day.

Weymouth’s award winning sandy beach is backed with an attractive Georgian esplanade which is lined with tourist shops, cafes and bars.

However you decide to spend your holiday here in Dorset, Cove Cottage Hideaway is a wonderful base for a couples retreat at any time of the year.


  • One double bedroom
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Sun room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking nearby; the council owned parking area has space for approximately 20 cars which is free to park in for as long as you like (on a first-come-first-served basis)
  • There is alternative roadside parking nearby
  • Garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.2 miles
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Please note the property is unsuitable for children under 12 years old

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About the location


Weymouth 4 miles.

Situated on Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, now a World Heritage Site, the lovely village of Chiswell rests on the rugged, 'Isle of Portland' peninsula, and joins the mainland via Chesil Beach, a pebble spit which stretches 18 miles towards West Bay. Formerly a quarrying district, this lovely village boasts a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the surrounding countryside is well-known as a birdwatcher’s paradise! With great walking opportunities available, an array of watersport activities, wonderful sandy beaches and the pretty harbour at Weymouth just 4 miles away, this fabulous holiday destination is not to be missed!

Region Information

Please note: The staircase leading to the bedroom is a spiral staircase.

Please note: The property is unsuitable for children under 12 years old.

Please note: There is a flight of steps after the alleyway, leading up to the gate.

Please note: There is an additional room in the property which is kept locked for the owner's personal storage.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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