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Spring Rose Cottage

Fortuneswell, Dorset (Ref. 1035417)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "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 DarrenApr 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 HelenFeb 2022

  • "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 NickDec 2021

  • "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 CharlotteDec 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 ClareOct 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 BrianOct 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 JuliaSep 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 JoannaAug 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 RebeccaAug 2021

  • "Amazing location, great scenery, thank you"

    Reviewed by EthanMay 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 EmilyMay 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 MartinMay 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 FranOct 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 MichaelOct 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 SarahSep 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 SheenaSep 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 SarahAug 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 SylviaAug 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 PatriciaJul 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!

Region Information

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:

  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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