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Spring Rose Cottage

(Ref. 1035417)

Fortuneswell, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "A brilliant cottage."

    Ideally positioned, very well equipped, quite large. Many thanks.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dougal5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful comfortable house, had just the right amount of space for all of us."

    Only criticism would be how noisy the floors and stairs are.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our second visit to Portland this year and our stay at Spring Rose Cottage made it pleasant and enjoyable."

    The cottage was clean, very well equipped and spacious, making the perfect base to explore Portland and all it has to offer. Great communication from the host who clearly values her guests, highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a fantastic time at Spring Rose Cottage last week."

    Cottage itself had everything you expect. Beautifully present and clean. Location is fantastic. So much to explore on this beautiful island. All family had brilliant time. Loads of walks and things to see. Car park was a bit of a challenge on arrival. Nevertheless there is plenty of spaces to park your car on streets nearby. 100% recommend it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rima5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very nice property, well presented with bright decor and furnishings throughout."

    The location is very good despite the lack of parking immediately outside and the area is pleasant with friendly local neighbours. We enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate in booking again if holidaying in the area.

    Glad you had a nice stay, many thanks for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous stay at Spring Rose Cottage."

    Easy check in. Beautiful sea views The property is as pictured. Beautiful furnishing. Facilities maintained well and very clean. Good location - can easily drive to Weymouth within 10/15 minutes. Plenty of on street parking in neighbouring roads. Nothing negative to say. Thank you for a great stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0May 2023

  • "Superb cottage,very well equipped,great location"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "We had an extremely comfortable stay at Spring Rose Cottage."

    Communication with the owner was easy & always helpful. The location was perfect - close to Chesil Beach, Co-op a very short walk up the road, superb fish & chip shop down the hill, a small grassy park nearby, excellent local bus service. Touches like the hose outside, throws for settees, stair gate meant that we were able to feel relaxed in the house with our very enthusiastic & frequently muddy/sodden/salty/seaweedy springer spaniel. Beds & showers blissful and we loved the wood burning stove....especially on rainy days.

    Thank you for your feedback, all much appreciated. Glad you had a good holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is my second time visiting and it was just as good as the first."

    Would highly recommend!

    Really glad you enjoyed it again and thank you for your recommendation too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2022

  • "A delightful property, immaculate throughout, cosy and tastefully furnished, spotless bathrooms and comfy beds, and well equipped for 6 adults and two children."

    Lots to see and do in the near vicinity although, being Christmas period, there were some closures. Portland Bill lighthouse and "The Lobster Pot" restaurant made a great day, especially the wild scenery in at strong south-westerly! Would definitely return - in the summer!

    Glad you all had a great time, look forward to seeing you again in the summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a great stay, the location was great and the house was comfy and welcoming, the only thing I could criticise was the kitchen worktops were all sticky and didn't feel clean."

    I think it was down to what they were painted with and it didn't detract in any way from a great holiday in a lovely property and location. Thanks

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you had a good stay. We will check out the kitchen worktops. Update April 2023- we have since put in a new kitchen with new kitchen worktops. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, parking bit of an issue, but plenty nearby."

    Lots of places to visit and the water sports centre provides good value lessons for children and adults.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2022

  • "NO teapot ,Small fridge,Table in and out very dirty."

    Kitchen OK Beds goodmliving room good. Parking is a disaster ,we had to Park on the main road .and most days queit far away.the house was for us a bad choice.All dustbins Full

    Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your stay. We advise guests to arrive after 5pm so all cleaning can be completed, and details for places to park nearby are provided close to arrival date. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Aug 2022

  • "Amazing property, 2x families of 4 stayed there with no inconvenience."

    We'll thought/laid out with lots of thoughtful gestures to keep everyone entertained. You went well beyond basic living

    That’s great to hear thank you! Glad you all had a lovely holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "We (1 child, 3 adults) very much enjoyed our stay in this lovely home."

    The rooms were cosy, bright and homely (with many pillows and soft blankets). Our daughter loved the many Walliams books, the games' trunk and the fancy dressing table in her room. It was nice to relax on the patio. At the time of our stay, it was really quiet in the neighbourhood, which was very pleasant. Short walk to the pebble beach or to the start of the breathtaking walk around the island. Some minor comments: downstairs ceiling might be too low for very tall (+6ft) people. The parking space might prove an issue in the really busy period. Some minor issues in the kitchen will be resolved by the lovely host. Nothing that would hold us from recommending this lovely holiday home. We would have liked to stay an extra week. Comment to agency: it's a pity the cancelation assurance is only for UK residents, as this leaves foreign visitors financially unprotected in these covid times.

    Reviewed by Iesel5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay in at the cottage."

    We came as a family of 6 adults and one toddler and there was plenty of space for all of us. The cottage had everything we needed to in the Kitchen. All rooms were very clean and stocked up with your basic amenities to start with. Perfect location if you want to visit the beach and close by attractions. Supermarkets are within few minutes’ drive and there are options to choose as well (Co-op, Tesco, Lidl, Asda etc). Our favourite was the garden and balcony area which my two-year-old thoroughly enjoyed during morning and evening time. E-mails were responded to and actioned immediately which we were very happy with, thanks to Eleanor. We would highly recommend this cottage to other family members and friend if they are planning to visit this beautiful Isle of Portland.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. Really glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chandrasekar5.0Jun 2022

  • "The house is in a nice location (apart from parking but we knew that) with lots of lovely costal walks and has everything you need."

    Negatives - the house wasn’t as clean as we would have expected, dirty oven, had to unload the dishwasher on arrival and clear up dog mess from the patio. The upstairs decking also needs a good clean if your planning on using it. The neighbours at 16 park in front of the house so close to the entrance getting in and out with the babies pushchair was a daily challenge, guests are discouraged from parking to be respectful to residents but this doesn’t seem to work both ways. No dishwasher salt or rinse aid so nothing was cleaned meaning we washed by hand but only one tea towel provided.

    Glad you enjoyed the location. I’m sorry to hear certain aspects didn’t meet your expectations. We have taken on board your comments about the outside area. We only supply a small amount of disposable kitchen/bathroom supplies initially but being self catering there is an expectation that guests provide some too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair3.8May 2022

  • "A beautiful home, plenty of space and all the comforts that you need from a holiday home."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and the home fully delivered.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Apr 2022

  • "Nothing to report it was a lovely stay very cosy with the log fire as the weather wasn’t so great but we made the list if it by going for walks and the everyone was friendly in the street."

    I would stay there again. The stairs are steep which kept us fit during the bad weather. It was nice to get away and see sone terrific waves.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "An absolutely wonderful place to stay!"

    Booked this with friends for a New Years getaway, and cannot fault it. Incredibly clean, really spacious and all the amenities needed for a brilliant break. I would recommend Spring Rose Cottage to anyone - young groups and families alike.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2021

  • "Place was exactly as described."

    We all had a really great, cozy time!! Would recommend to anyone and would visit again. All information provided beforehand was helpful and accurate. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    There were 6 us and the cottage we perfect, plenty of space, provided everything we needed. We knew that parking was a little bit of an issue, but if you can’t park on Queens Road then there is a couple of 72 hours free parking car parks 5 minute walk away. The location is perfect. Close to the sea, the pubs, the shops. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2021

  • "Spring Rose Cottage was lovely, well equipped, lovely decor, and Portland itself is delightful."

    It is a shame that you’re unable to park a vehicle at this property, but we knew this before we booked and nearby parking wasn’t difficult. One major concern is that there were no keys for the windows, which in the bedrooms are at floor level and open with a considerable drop. We had to string the handles together as our 1 year old found out how to open them almost upon arrival. Surprised that they don’t have opening limiters? Other than that we had a wonderful time and hold to return.

    Many thanks for your feedback regarding the windows. We are now fitting window opening limiters to the large windows in the bedrooms. Glad you had a nice holiday and look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Oct 2021

  • "Very comfortable house, situated in a small terrace with friendly neighbours."

    Queens Street is best for parking, you can access the terrace/house through an alley from Queens Street. The town is very hilly with steep roads and alleys down to the beach, as such you will experience the most amazing sunsets and sea views from the house. We found the location perfect for visiting all of Portland (on foot as well as in the car) and heading out for day trips to Lyme Regis, Poole, Brownsea Island and Lulworth Cove/Durdle door.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Sep 2021

  • "• Sofas & beds mainly due to being IKEA where not at all comfortable which let the property down."

    In holiday accommodation you do not expect this, no comfort and not a “home from home” experience. • Inconsiderate neighbours who park across front entrance also not pleasant (no 16). Made it extremely difficult to leave/enter the property with children, bags and a dog! Parking also proved to be very difficult in side streets at peak times. A shame as this could be a lovely property with some updating .

    Reviewed by Joanna3.1Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is really welcoming and spacious and had everything we needed for our stay."

    It is a couple of minutes walk from the beach and has shops and pubs nearby. It was perfect for the four of us and our dog.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week."

    The house suited us perfectly. Two families with four boys aged 9-11. The weather was great. There was plenty to do and explore. Nice places to eat nearby. Perfect

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2021

  • "Everything you could need & more in the cottage."

    It was beautifully decorated to a very high standard, clean & very comfortable. Lovely to have tea & coffee provided. The information booklet was extremely useful with suggestions of places to eat etc. Was an added bonus to have outside eating areas & we even had breakfast on the upper decking area. Although no parking directly outside of property there was always plenty of parking nearby. Great location so close to beach (lovely to lay in bed listening to the waves on the pebbles). Would highly recommend & definitely want to revisit.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing location, great scenery, thank you"

    Reviewed by Ethan5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic location, beautiful cottage which was well-equipped, very well-maintained, wonderfully clean and very peaceful."

    It was just what we needed to get away from the COVID and US election dramas. Plenty to do on Portland despite the UK going into second lockdown whilst we were there. We enjoyed the pubs and cafes whilst they were open and after lockdown, plenty of take-aways and nearby shops. We also: went walking and running, fished on the beach and took in the sights of Portland and Weymouth. The people on Portland are very friendly. Although there is no parking outside the cottage, there is plenty of parking on Queen Street which is accessible through an alleyway and less than five minutes walk to the car so people shouldn’t be put off by that. Sykes were really good at keeping their website up to date with the lockdown info and the owner of the cottage also emailed us before we arrived so we had her contact details. We had a great time and would highly recommend others to go to Portland and stay in Spring Rose Cottage.

    Reviewed by Fran4.4Oct 2020

  • "Portland is a fascinating little island with great walking and places of interest Spring Rose Cottage is comfortable and well equipped and I would go again."

    You cannot park or unload outside (but we knew that) and it is a very hilly area but that gives great views and is good for exercise.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Oct 2020

  • "Lovely property, well appointed in a great location to explore as much as Dorset as you want."

    The coastal walks are particularly good with some special areas to visit, Portland Bill, Lyme Regis, Charnmouth, Radipole in Weymouth and Lulworth Cove were areas we would recommend. The property itself was ideal, very comfortable and welcoming. There were amenities close by and a good selection of watering holes. The Cove Inn was particularly good. There is a small courtyard to the back of the property which we were also able to use as the weather was warm and sunny.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house was very comfortable and well equipped."

    Once we had found recommend parking it was not a problem, we managed to park at end of lane adjacent to Albert Terrace. Across from the lane was a Park which was handy for short dog walks, early morning and last thing at night. There are hardly any shops in Fortuneswell, only a small Co-op. We found the Cove House Hotel by the beach a very pleasant place to sit either for a drink or meal, food very good and staff friendly. We would also recommend Indian Restaurant, we only had takeaway, twice, which was outstanding.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Sep 2020

  • "Just come back from a week's stay at Spring Rose Cottage and it was fabulous."

    The cottage has everything you could possibly need and more! Really well equipped, washing machine and dishwasher were a real bonus! The owner contacted us before our stay and couldn't be any more helpful, with info about the island, places to go and even has family passes to places that we could use. Nothing was too much trouble at all and she replied so fast with any queries. The cottage was spotlessly clean with freshly laundered made up beds and towels, beautiful garden terraces with lovely furniture and wonderful sea views. Spacious bedrooms and beautiful bathroom. The neighbours were very friendly and offered some tips on where to watch the sunset. As in the description you cannot park outside the cottage but you can stop at the top of the terrace to unload and usually find parking on Queens Road. Portland is very hilly, so have your walking legs ready! We cannot wait to come back again, Spring Rose Cottage did not disappoint

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely little place to stay with excellent facilities and well placed to enjoy the area."

    Local neighbours were very pleasant. Only downsides were: it is a very tiny terrace so noise from neighbours socialising outside in the evenings did carry considerably to bedrooms. Just the one toilet for a property sleeping 8 does inevitably create difficulty on occasion although it is as listed, we just did not notice there was no mention of a second cloakroom until after we had booked! Also lack of parking outside, again this was listed so we were aware but it definitely makes unloading and loading all holiday luggage more stressful. However the difficulties were cancelled out to a degree because it is such a pleasant property to inhabit and the owners had provided every comfort. The outside terraces made it and, as we were blessed with excellent weather, we only ate one meal inside.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was great - we had a lovely time, and being so close to Chesil Beach was a bonus."

    Facilities on the cottage were great. But I do think Sykes needs to stress that parking is impossible outside the property. Parking in Queen’s Road was doable, but not for people with limited mobility as the hill was quite steep back to the cottage. Also, the steps to the beach are not for those with limited mobility either. This does need to be mentioned in the description. We were fine with it , as we’re the grandchildren, but it could be problematic for some. Otherwise, everything was great and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jul 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x family bedroom with adult bunks and twin beds, 1x second-floor double, 1x Second-Floor Double with en-suite bathroom
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with Netflix and Now TV(Sky Channels), DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Unrestricted roadside parking nearby
  • Terrace area with table and chairs, with steps down to the barbecue area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Check in is after 6pm
  • Please note: Parking directly outside the house is not advised due to the narrow road
  • Please note that Fortuneswell is on the side of a hill and so is steep in places.

The property

Boasting far-reaching coastal views and set in the village centre of Fortuneswell is this charming property, Spring Rose Cottage.

This terraced property enjoys three floors of nautical charm and is designed to offer a base for those in pursuit of a coastal break to the Isle of Portland.

Step into the contemporary sitting room, where plush furnishings complement the traditional charm of the woodburning stove.

After an action-packed day at the beach, look forward to unwinding in here, either with a good book, playing a board game with loved ones or by tuning into the TV.

Joining the sitting area is the formal dining table, which is set up for eight people, offering a perfect spot for entertaining, tucking into a delicious takeaway or a home-cooked meal that was prepared within the kitchen.

The kitchen enjoys a sleek design and comes with everything you could possibly need to prepare a picnic for the next day’s beach day or to rustle up delicious evening meal by making the most of the electric oven, gas hob, fridge and separate freezer.

As the evening grows darker, make your way upstairs to the first floor, where you will find a family bedroom with a bunk bedroom and twin beds, perfect for children or groups of friends, whilst the second-floor plays host to two double bedrooms, which enjoy a refreshing décor with several nautical touches.

Look forward to waking up every morning and admiring the coastal views before refreshing in the family bathroom, complete with a walk-in shower and a separate bath, allowing you to choose how best to prepare for you day.

From here, open up the door to find the terrace garden, where table and chairs are situated for enjoying alfresco dining and steps down take you to a barbecue area, for rustling up tasty summer treats.

For days out, be sure to head to Chiswell Beach, an 18-mile long shingle barrier beach stretching from West Bay to Portland, offering a superb walk and an opportunity to soak up the sun.

Immerse yourself in the local history by visiting the 16th century castle with a heritage garden and tea rooms, offering spectacular sea views, or travel further afield to Weymouth, home to a museum, Sandsfoot Castle and the Nothe Fort.

Other attractions within Weymouth, which will delight younger guests of the group, includes Sandworld, a unique gallery with huge sand sculptures, the SEA LIFE Centre and Greenhill Beach.

Enjoy a refreshing break with your loved ones to this part of Dorset by booking at stay at Spring Rose Cottage.

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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!

Please note: Parking directly outside the house is not advised due to the narrow road.

Please note that Fortuneswell is on the side of a hill and so is steep in places.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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