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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Kimberlin is a lovely property in a great location and would definitely recommend."

    Unfortunately Sykes take a payment then inform you of changes they have made. This happened twice and unfortunately there is nothing you can do once payment has been made. A little more consideration for customers is needed.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.1Sep 2023

  • "This is the best holiday home we have stayed in."

    It is beautifully furnished and immaculately clean. There is every amenity and even a fabulous welcome basket. The location is perfect for the beach and parking easy and super convenient. The house is just ideal and we would love to stay again sometime. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a great week at the Kimberlin all the facilities you need for a great holiday."

    Portland is a nice quiet location away from the bustle of Weymouth, and when the weather's right some lovely sunsets.

    Reviewed by Garry4.7Aug 2023

  • "Nice house, excellent location for Chesil Beach."

    6 adults and a baby all had a great time and house very clean throughout.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Kimberley is one of best cottages in sykes portfolio grate location the property ..."

    Kimberley is one of best cottages in sykes portfolio grate location the property has everything you need the bathrooms are like 5* hotels the beds are nice and comfortable the gated community is safe

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed at Kimberlin for a week over the Easter period, as a base for attending an event at the nearby Sailing Academy."

    The location is perfect for that purpose - walking in about 20 minutes or a very quick drive. It's proximity to Chesil Beach is a great feature, and there are direct sea views from the top front bedroom. The house was spotlessly clean on arrival, and is well furnished with comfortable beds and sofas etc. We really enjoyed our stay, but there are a couple of points worth noting - these are factual rather than critical - there's nothing that the owners could do to address them! The development is a couple of years at most (probably less) and, as is the way the developers, they have crammed as many properties in a small space as they possibly could, so despite being a three bedroom property, the living areas (kitchen/living room) feel very cramped. We were two adults plus two late teenage children - and moving around the kitchen/dining table is "cosy" to say the least. There is only room for four chairs around the dining table (not sure what happens if 6 people book?), and you can't open the fridge/freezer doors fully without first closing the kitchen door. Over a week this did start to irritate. Likewise the on-site parking. The spaces are very tight for larger cars, and despite being clearly marked, guests/owners of other properties seemed to regard them as a free for all. We had to leave a note on a car to ask them to move so that we could use the allocated space for Kimberlin. There is parking right opposite development and at quiet times there are spaces - but in busy season that's not the case and we had to park some distance away.

    Many thanks for your feedback - we are delighted that you enjoyed the property and its proximity to the lovely Chesil Beach. In relation to your comments about the size of the kitchen. There are two extra chairs in the cupboard and, although the kitchen isn’t massive, we have easily accommodated 6 around the table (plus there is the outside ample dining space for use in the summer). We do advise guests that the parking can be tight for larger cars and suggest that they consider using the free outside parking if the development is busy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely and spotless house which surpassed our expectations."

    The kitchen had everything you needed and the fact there was a car park space inside the gated area outside the property was a bonus. As we were there in March we were prepared for the property to be a bit on the cool side but it was lovely and warm. The beds were really comfortable. Chesil beach is literally a stone’s throw away with a great pub 2 minutes walk. Would definitely book again if we were to return to Portland.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the property and the area."

    Will be returning

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely time staying at Kimberlin."

    It was very clean, had everything needed (even beach towels) and there was a delicious welcome basket. We had a problem with the back door lock but the owner dealt with that extremely quickly. It was so nice to hear the waves against the pebbles and view wonderful sunsets from the top bedroom window. The car parking space is tight for larger cars and we ended up parking outside the gated area opposite the development but that was not a problem. One small suggestion is for a larger shower mat for the downstairs bathroom as the small mat provided does not catch all the water from the shower. The location is great and well placed to visit many areas of Dorset. We particularly enjoyed walking from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door, walking along Chesil Beach, visiting the lighthouse and also the Tout Quarry Sculpture park. Many thanks to the owners for sharing their lovely property.

    Hi Colin, many thanks for your kind comments - Kimberlin now has larger shower mats! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2022

  • "Tastefully furnished and almost everything you'd need for a home away from home."

    Location was amazing being so close to the beach and loved the sea view from our bedroom. Great to have reserved, secure parking too. Was clean and different floors and the outside patio gave us space from each other which we needed for a longer stay! There was a nice welcome basket which included Dorset apple cake which was delicious! We holidayed for 2 weeks and things that you don't think of too much for a week started to niggle on our 2nd week. Beds were comfy but the duvets were 10 tog which were far too hot for summer and just using the cover was sometimes too cold, so summer duvets needed. The lounge TV was painful to use as as the remote slow and unresponsive, and it had limited functionality. When you've got younger kids, you will spend a fair amount of time in your holiday home and not having a decent TV with the ability to download streaming apps that we use like Disney was a faff. The upstairs Fire TV could do that but only if you have a prime account, which we do but it often just wouldn't work properly as Fire devices are prone to do. Also whilst we brought our own consumables like dishwasher tabs etc we hadn't expected to need bin liners for week 2. If you're staying for a week then none of this should bother much! A couple of extra notes to include that aren't written but good to know: The pebble beach has a steep bank to the shore line and a very short promenade so if you want to take a long walk, would advise wearing hiking boots. Nice cafe on the beach which sometimes hosts lovely evening pop up evening restaurants - check their Facebook page for more details.

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2022

  • "The property was lovely and clean and well equipped with everything we could need."

    The location was great so near to the beach and other attractions. We loved our stay

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage, beautifully decorated & really well equipped (best I’ve experienced )."

    A minor thing, bath/shower mats for when you walk out of the shower would be a good addition. The location & proximity to the beach was excellent and the sunsets really amazing.

    Hi - thank you so much for your feedback, delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Kimberlin. There should have been shower mats there as we do provide these, but it is possible these were missed in which case apologies! Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "A stunning property, immaculately clean and a lovely welcome basket of goodies and pint of milk in the fridge waiting for us."

    Kimberlin has a boutique hotel look and feel with a fully-equipped kitchen which made it instantly feel like home. We loved our stay and with the beach just 30-seconds away we could sit in the garden area and listen to the waves. We thoroughly recommend the Cove House Inn pub for delicious food which is in walking distance. Make time to sit and watch the sunsets - they are different each night! With sea views from the property within a gated development and allocated parking, you couldn’t ask for a more perfect place to stay! Thank you to the owners for providing a 5-star retreat, we loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Dissappointed that, although only 2min walk to sea, the sea view wasn't as good as expected."

    It was only from 1 bedroom at the top, and was obscured by buildings in front. You had to drive or take a bus to shops, as local town was a fairly steep climb.

    Thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear that you found certain aspects of the house not to your liking. We have reviewed the property description carefully and believe that it is clear that the sea view is only from the top bedroom. The proximity of the nearest shop is correct on the listing - the one you refer to is indeed up a hill but there is a small supermarket within the mile and on a bus route. We take great care in ensuring the accuracy of the listing and our guests are welcome to contact us with any questions in advance of their stay. Nevertheless, we hope you had a nice week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Delma4.4Jun 2022

  • "Excellent house in an brilliant location."

    Great facilities in the house really well catered for enjoyed the lovely welcoming hamper on arrival. Great location for walking in the area.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent location, accommodation was perfect."

    Welcome treats were enjoyed by all. Had a super holiday. Recommend the Cove House Inn for food, be sure to book. Would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2022

  • "Kimberlin was a super property from which to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer."

    The property was beautifully presented and was very well appointed. We book holiday properties frequently and were impressed with the provisions in the kitchen (including sharp knives - so often the knives are blunt from use) and the little gift basket was a lovely touch. We were travelling with 2 small children so the fact there was a bath, washing machine and drier, and games to play, made our stay that much less stressful.

    Lovely to know that you enjoyed your stay at Kimberlin! Thanks for your review and do come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful house, a pebble's throw from Chesil Beach."

    We had a lovely, relaxing holiday. The house had everything we needed and more. We really appreciated the welcome pack - thank you.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Kimberlin! Thank you for staying and do come back again! Glad you liked the welcome pack too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor double, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner the dining table is extendable and there are extra chairs available
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating downstairs and on first floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV in lounge and second floor double bedroom, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Property features outside furniture for 6 people comprising of table, cushioned chairs and parasol on the rear patio
  • Off road parking for one car
  • No Smoking
  • 2 Dogs Allowed £25.00 per Dog, No dogs on furniture or beds
  • Beach towels provided – please do not take bathroom towels to the beach
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in is 5pm and check-out is 10am

The property

This contemporary, mid-terrace townhouse is excellently positioned literally a stone’s throw from Chesil Beach, along with the whole of Portland and Weymouth within walking distance.

Kimberlin provides a sumptuous sanctuary for a family or a group of friends seeking a relaxing getaway near to the superb Jurassic Coast.

Set over three floors, you enter on the ground floor to find the first bedroom, housing a king-size bed and ample storage, along with a lavish bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, so you can decide how best to prepare for the day.

There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer in the bathroom so you won’t have to pack your whole wardrobe!

Move up to the first floor and discover the living areas; the sitting room is a lovely spot to unwind each evening, getting comfortable on the sofa and switching on the tele, or venture into the kitchen and utilise a range of appliances, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

The third-floor plays host to the master bedroom, hosting a sumptuous double bed with views of Chesil Beach, while there is also a shower room and a twin, ideal for children.

When you’re ready to explore, Portland Bill and the Isle of Portland is a truly unique location with much to offer, including beautiful coastal walks, hidden beaches, pirate history, modern day Olympic legacies and much more.

Pack up your bucket and spades and venture over to Chesil Beach, an 18-mile long shingle barrier beach stretching from West Bay to Portland.

View the Jurassic Coast from the Olympic rings at Portland Heights, where you can see as far along the coast as Lyme Regis and Exmouth on a clear day, or join the scenic South West Coast Path and marvel at the breath-taking coastal vistas.

However you choose to spend your time in this beautiful county, Kimberlin is a magnificent base from which to explore all that Dorset and it’s remarkable coastline has to offer

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter