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Sunset Lodge

(Ref. 994701)

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at Sunset Lodge was wonderful, from a generous welcome pack to a very comfortable bed, very clean accommodation and wonderful views from the balcony."

    The accommodation comes with a Garage which was a major plus as parking is very limited. The Cottage is in a prime location for exploring the dorset coast, Portland, Weymouth and surrounding areas. I would highly recommend staying here and we look forward to staying again in the future. Michelle and Richard Warwickshire Sept 23

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "Sunset Lodge was so lovely."

    Landlord was very responsive.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "So pleased with our accommodation, when there’s 6 in your family it’s easy to feel squashed together but Sunset Lodge was extremely spacious, great sized rooms and we loved staying there."

    Everything we needed was provided, from the welcome pack, washing machine and dishwasher to the garage for the car (which was a lifesaver as there were never any spaces on the street!). The view of the sea from the upstairs balcony was enjoyed by us all and we experienced some amazing sunsets. There was information provided both for all the facilities in the cottage and the local area. We were very well situated to visit lots of the county’s tourist spots but also there was a lot on Portland to enjoy as well. When we decide to holiday in the area again we will definitely book in to Sunset Lodge.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, clean and fresh on arrival, we received a welcome tray of Tea and Coffee with Crossants and Jam."

    Very well thought out. Large selection of Glasses and crockery. Needs some small pryrex dishes for cooking and salad, only had a couble of very large ones, apart from that it is very well equiped, even provides toilet roll and soap. Had a supermarket order delivered to my door the next morning we arrived, to save room in the car. Perfect location for seeing portland and enjoying the sea views, we know Weymouth well, so were always enjoying the coast towards Bridport for the Beaches. Parked our car in the garage, plenty of room with a roof box on top. The other garage is a utility room, with washing machine, sink and arier.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely spacious holiday apartment as described."

    Comfortable beds and sofas and dining chairs all much appreciated. Parking can be tricky but having the garage underneath for a small car helps if free car parks adjacent and opposite are full. Sunset views from top balcony are stunningly beautiful. Lower balcony off kitchen is good for air but better to carry food upstairs to eat out and enjoy the view. A couple of tiny niggles - ensuite shower good but drains slowly and just a few signs (kitchen n dishwasher handles sticky and inside drawers/cutlery tray needed a quick wipe) that there might not be time between summer tenancies to do a full 'professional' clean. But nice to have outside balcony table and chairs all clean and ready for use. Chesil Chippy fish n chips 5 mins walk away. Cove pub 5 mins away - good for early evening drink - ask for plastic container at bar and sit on benches on public promenade - but difficult to book a table due to their staffing issues/not answering phone and it was closed on Monday in June

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Jun 2023

  • "An amazing property!"

    ! We loved everything about it x The owners had thought of everything! Immaculately clean, it was perfect x If they could make the hill a little less steep to the Co-op that would be great

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "When I first found this house I was very worried about the road outside as it’s the only one coming off of Portland so knew it would be busy and noisy."

    I checked reviews and didn’t see any complaints so I booked it.I was right it was noisy and single glazed windows didn’t help.My husband has to have window open so he didn’t get much sleep all week and he’s a heavy sleeper.I didn’t get great sleep either and I had window closed in my room.Wknds are the noisiest, cars all night.Such a shame as house is amazing , perfect in every way.Views are so lovely and to be able to sit on balcony was lovely.Being tired everyday ruined it for us thou.During the summer you would have to have windows open so prepare for car noise.I didn’t want to put a bad review as house and cleanliness were 10/10 but wish somebody had let me know on a review as I would of booked a different house with dream cottages.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Nov 2022

  • "Stayed at Sunset Lodge on several occasions with friends family."

    Have enjoyed every single stay. Ideally situated to visit all areas of Dorset. Our favourite place to stay. Very well equipped with everything for a homely stay. To top it off, fantastic views from the lounge veranda. Will definitely stay again . Linda and Paul

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2022

  • "It's a property with a nice atmosphere, and of course as the name suggests, it has a lovely view from the first floor balcony."

    It is well equipped and clean. A great base for exploring the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Jeannie4.7Sep 2022

  • "Third stay home from home just perfect."

    Had a very quick response from the home owner to the dishwasher which turned out to be the operator no issue with the dishwasher

    Reviewed by Peggy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Comfortable, well thought out and in a nice quiet area."

    The view from the upper balcony was lovely.

    Reviewed by Niall5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great place to stay, would definitely come back."

    Due to the property being for 6 people, would definitely be better if the other garage was also for a car, it was just wasted space, that would of been greatly received for the other car, apart from that, brilliant, can't fault it.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2022

  • "Such a lovely place to stay, very comfortable, so clean and with such lovely views from every window."

    The sea view was beautiful during the day and the evening, such gorgeous sunsets. The lodge was situated so we could visit several places along the coast. Having two balconies was lovely as well. The welcome pack was very much appreciated. We would love to return and see more of Portland itself next time.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent and the view was stunning."

    We had fabulous sun sets every night. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed with a large family fridge freezer. The welcome pack of tea bags, jam and biscuits went down a treat. Highly recommend to families and couples alike.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is gorgeous cottage in a beautiful setting."

    It is well equipped and a delight to stay in - we will return

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a great Holiday cottage … It’s spacious and the location suits me down to a tea I have been here before and will come again."

    The only downside is that it’s not a Dog freindy so no dogs allowed which is a shame other wise I would be hiring this cottage twice a year with my dog In other words I have to go on another holiday different place that do allow dogs

    Reviewed by Buster5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property and stay - our only real 'want' (and suggestion) is to have a washer/dryer (or dedicated dryer) - as (with a child) washing can build up quickly, and the weather doesn't always guarantee the provided line could be used."

    With a dryer, we don't think anything would be missing :) (minor point - the WiFi has two similar access point names (just differing case) which means both access points need to be added to any device for full coverage (unless they can be meshed/extended correctly)

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Sunset Lodge."

    The welcome pack was delightful and we felt warm and comfortable and truly at home and had a really restful time. It was so nice to be so close to the beach and a great curry restaurant too which we enjoyed as part of our stay along with visiting local artists in Fortuneswell. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    This is a great place to explore Portland and ideally located for fishing,walking and watching glorious sunsets, throw Storm Barra into the mix and it was perfect! The welcome goodies were a nice touch thank you. The added bonus is the garage for parking, this was appreciated as parking can be of a premium on Portland Sunset Lodge exceeded our expectations, we will definitely return to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely and clean cottage."

    All necessary info emailed well in advance. Nice welcome pack. Dishwasher and washing machine so good facilities. Parking was absolutely fine. Yes, sunset lodge definitely lives up to its name. We had a fabulous time and have been highly recommending to all our friends. Freshly painted too. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Marguerite5.0Oct 2021

  • "Brilliant place to stay with parking,close to beach."

    House was very clean and even had a welcome pack on arrival,close to beach and lots to do in Portland. Weymouth just a five minute drive or hop on the bus just down road. £5 day rider,will definitely be coming back enjoyed every day. Thanks again Sunset Lodge.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "The location was excellent the facilities were very good except the parking was difficult at times."

    We managed ok. ok

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2021

  • "Sun set lodge fantastic no fault at all second visit for us as a family."

    Very comfortable , home from home everything you need . Would have loved to have booked for next year ,but shocked by the increase in price. Will not be booking with Sykes again as this holiday should have been for May last year tried to move to May this year as lockdown 2020 but unfortunately it was already booked. Tried many times to contact Sykes by phone and email the only reply I had was to say I had to book the same property. If holiday was just for myself and my husband would have asked bank to get my money refunded, but wanted to have holiday with family so booked for main summer week , had to pay extra which is understandable ,but why almost £60 insurance paid for first holiday and charged again for this one? Will keep a check on prices for the property with other holiday companies as home in ideal location and was very good value on previous visits

    Reviewed by Peggy5.0Jul 2021

  • "I found it very hard to TALK to anyone at Sykes Cottages."

    I originally booked in 2020 over the telephone so did NOT have an on-line account. I needed to speak to the Sykes staff in May 2021 but gave up because I could not get through to anyone. I would NOT use Sykes Cottages again because there is no customer support. The property was great it was a shame they are registered with Sykes who were not there to give us any telephone support.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2021

  • "Amazing property , wonderful views , spacious , clean , good Wi-Fi , lovely welcome basket ."

    will be returning

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week in Portland."

    The secure garage was essential as getting further parking close by was almost impossible (August 2020). The views from the house are excellent. To make the Sykes summary clearer it is worth pointing out: - enter street level, utility room (looks like a garage but it isn't) is on this level. Your secure garage is on the right of the entrance front door. - go up stairs and you have the kitchen/diner and then bedrooms on this level. There is a balcony at this level (Picture 19/27 - lower balcony) but no views. - go up stairs and you have the lounge with a second balcony (Picture 18/27 and Picture 1/27) - perfect to view over the sea wall which is in front of you - fantastic views. No other property has this view. It was great to sit on the balcony and watch people walk by on the promenade. (the summary only refers to one balcony but there are two). Perfect for evening walks, some great places to eat close by. Good wifi (15mbs) - stable and consistent. Very pleased we were able to stay and clearly, based upon the guest book, a lot of people book each year.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2020

  • "Really well appointed cottage."

    Working Wi-Fi and all essentials. Very close to welcoming pub and excellent local Chinese and Indian take away. Excellent cafe within walking distance. Secure parking. Good walking and beach very close by. Some excellent local attractions including D Day museum (highly recommended) and Bovington Tank Museum under an hour away. Very pleased with the cottage and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Dec 2019

  • "Great accommodation, modern, comfy beds, and very well equipped."

    Loved the area-it was peaceful and had plenty of walks and things to visit nearby and finally, having a property overlooking the sea was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Aug 2019

  • "This apartment was incredible."

    Everything we wanted. Stunning views,incredibly computable,so well equipped, there is nothing bad I can say about it. Even when we had a miner problem, the owner was efficient and helpful. We all had an amazing week here.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent holiday flat."

    Great view. Clean and tidy on arrival. Bottom oven in the kitchen doesn’t appear to be working. But excellent holiday flat overall

    Reviewed by Scott3.8Jun 2019

  • "Comfortable beds,lovely views and slow wi-fi!"

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Jun 2019

  • "We found Sunset Lodge an ideal base for our various visits to other places of interest."

    Although we had chosen a wet and windy week for our stay SL had all we needed to come 'home' to, even being able to turn the heating on when needed. Only criticism was no grab bars in showers and us oldies need something to hold onto when bending. Would happily use SL again and again.

    5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely house comfortable, everything you need is close by."

    Regular buses into Weymouth. Booked already for next year . Fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Peggy4.7May 2019

  • "We have stayed at Sunset Lodge a few times and love it there, Its so peaceful."

    The last couple of times we have been the weather has been perfect. Just a couple of things need some maintenance in the kitchen but other than that it's a fantastic property. Just to let you know the lower part of the oven isn't working and the dishwasher isn't working properly because the water isn't heating up.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7May 2019

  • "A beautiful property in a superb location - we couldn't have wished for better!"


    Reviewed by Nikki5.0May 2019

  • "Great property."

    Very clean and comfortable. Great location. We visited for a sailing event at WPNSA which is just a few minutes drive or 15 minutes walk away. The garage is extremely useful as parking in the area is very limited. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Oliver4.4Apr 2019

  • "Ideal property for young family with booking process easy"

    Reviewed by Aileen4.7Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic week at Weymouth for a sailing event."

    Loved the Utility Room for storing bikes/ drying kit. Beautiful house - felt like home for the week. Stayed July 2018.

    Ms Rhona HamiltonAug 2018

  • "We thought the location was perfect and the accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped."

    There is plenty to see and do on Portland to interest young children and Weymouth is very close to explore and enjoy. We intend to return, it was lovely... Thank you! Stayed May 2018

    Mrs Sue VinceJun 2018

  • "A very spacious property in a great location."

    Mr Paul WrightNov 2017

  • "A wonderful cottage in a superb location very comfortable and well equipped with everything you could want for a lovely holiday."

    Ideal location for visiting the Dorset coast with plenty to keep all the family happy children loved the sea.- Stayed July 2017

    Mr Andrew ChalkleyAug 2017

  • "Sunset lodge is well situated with lovely views towards the cliffs, shore and Chesil Beach."

    The property is clean, comfortable and well furnished. I would not hesitate to book this property again .The team at Dream Cottages were very efficient with a pleasant cleaner that we met on the middle Saturday afternoon. We hope to return to Dorset later this year to enjoy more coastal walks and to visit family locally again. Stayed June 2017

    Mrs Suzanne ScottJun 2017

  • "I found the booking process through your website straightforward and efficient."

    The immediate confirmation email was reassuring as we had less than a week til the start of our holiday. I liked your information folder inside the property with detailed and helpful listings of local places. The property was a stunning holiday home: beautifully furnished and decorated, well equipped, impeccably clean and spacious for a family of five. The situation next to the beach, with views from the balconies out to sea was wonderful. The apartment was in a convenient location with a nearby pub, local shops at Fortuneswell and a friendly hairdressers next door. We will definitely book with you again. Stayed April 2017

    Mrs Rachel HinxmanMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing views."

    Spotless and comfortable. Stayed January 2017

    Mr BishopJan 2017

  • "Everything about Sunset Lodge was excellent."

    Stayed September 2016

    Mr CourtOct 2016

  • "Sunset Lodge was a perfect house for us, my parents live in Portland, so it gave us the opportunity to spend time with them as well as having our own space."

    It was so good that Ive booked it for next year! Stayed July 2016

    Mrs Katie JonesJul 2016

  • "Amazing location and property."

    We had perfect weather, wall to wall sunshine in Feb!!! and Sunset Lodge was the icing on the cake. Stayed February 2016

    Mrs Johanna SpoonerMar 2016

  • "Superb property with sea views."

    thoughtful layout, furnished well and with obvious care for the well being of the guests. A very happy family holiday. Stayed August/September 2015

    Mr Michael MitchinsonSep 2015

  • "Sunset lodge was perfect lovely property, great views, close to the beach."

    Had a great holiday will be returning again thank you. Stayed August 2015

    Mrs Adele WilsonAug 2015

  • "Lovely, contemporary style cottage."

    Cosy lounge, garage for car, stylish bedrooms and kitchen had everything we wished for and more besides, Great location, next to Chesil beach. We all loved it and would rate 5* Stayed July 2015

    Mr Paul KnightJul 2015

  • "We loved Sunset Lodge - quiet, charming, comfortable and convenient."

    Sitting in the lounge we could see the hills of Portland on one side and the waves on the other - so relaxing. If I had one criticism to make (and I would be hard-pushed to find any fault with this property) I felt it could do with a decent reading lamp. I would highly recommend this property.Stayed July 2015

    Mrs Geraldine Miles-ReedJul 2015

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  • Accommodation located 1st and 2nd floor: Three bedrooms on first floor: 2 x king size (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC on first floor
  • Kitchen with dining area on first floor
  • Uitilty room on ground floor
  • on Sitting room on second floor.
  • Gas central heating, electric log effect fire
  • Oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Garage parking
  • Utility area
  • First floor balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Beach 30 secs walk, pub, 2 mins walk, shop 10 min walk.

The property

Located a short walk away from Chesil beach in the Isle of Portland, Sunset Lodge is a modern three-bedroom apartment. With beautiful views from the balcony and bright interior with a spacious kitchen and dining area, it is set wonderfully for you to enjoy a meal and watch the sunset over the Chesil Beach.

On colder days you may with to snuggle up in the sitting room and enjoy a hot chocolate with a good read. The area is very popular with water sports enthusiast with National Sailing Academy being close-by and waters perfect for all kinds of water sports. The Isle of Portland is really great for beachcombing, walking, birdwatching and sailing, scuba diving and angling.

You may wish to take a walk around the island or explore inland. The views from the property are stunning no matter the weather with waves crashing to the Chesil beach.

You may wish to go and admire the views from a short distance, it’s an experience you will not forget. In a few minutes you will find a small co-op and a few independent shops.

You can head to Weymouth for bigger supermarkets and for a sandy golden beach which is a short drive away from the property. A coastal retreat overlooking Chesil beach just moments from the sea.

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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: Guests are required to bring own cot linen. Note: From the hallway there are 13 steep stairs to the 1st floor with a rail on the right hand side. Note: There are 2 steps up to the 1st floor landing and additional 11 steps up to lounge. Note: Garage 8 ft wide by 8 ft 6". small public car park in front of property or on car park opposite (subject to availability) or on street parking

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