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The Old Council Chambers

(Ref. 1117687)

Fortuneswell, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • flat (2)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "The alarm radio doesn‘t work on mains supply."

    The batteries inside were heavily corroded, so I removed these and cleaned up the battery compartment. The antenna tip has been broken off at sometime in the past. There is a small gap forming in the silicon sealant on the back wall of the shower tray. The apartment is in immaculate condition and has been skillfully designed and constructed.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2023

  • "Nice flat well equipped and mostly clean."

    The volume and proximity of the road makes it feel like a city centre, not relaxing! Anyone with mobility problems or small children would really struggle with the road. Nice dog walks but non without very steep hills involved. OK for a short break but we won't be returning.

    Reviewed by Ronald3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the apartment, it had everything needed for a holiday let."

    Had read reviews about the road being noisy but this wasn’t the case for us, we had some good sleeps, so no bother for us. Perfect little pad

    Reviewed by Hady5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was a great stay."

    Nice and central with most things in walking distance. Parking was an issue on the weekend and cars driving up the hill next to the house did cause a lot of noise but if the windows were shut you couldn't hear it.

    Reviewed by Sascha5.0Aug 2023

  • "Overall the flat was very convenient, we loved the washer/dryer and dishwasher as it made our stay a little easier."

    The bathroom was lovely and in general there was plenty of space for 2 adults and our 6 month old. When we arrived there was mould on the travel cot and bedroom walls. We cleaned the travel cot as best we could for our first night and it was replaced the next day very quickly. The mould on the bedroom walls didn't make the room smell but it wasn't the most pleasant. The hallway in the building had quite a strong cigarette smoke smell from one of the other resident's flats. This smell has leached into flat so was a faint smell of smoke. It's not a big problem but once again not the most pleasant and maybe should be mentioned in the description. Another minor thing was that the bin instructions are outdated. The book talked about blue bin bags but there weren't any of that colour. Similarly we were given 2 bin bags for a tiny bin for a week long stay which seems a little stingy. Also there is no recycling bin in the kitchen even though there is space for one. It meant recycling was really hard and in the current climate this should be the main route for getting rid of rubbish.

    Reviewed by Veronica3.8Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a very nice stay."

    Everything was tip top, clean, comfortable and available. Finding a suitable parking space for our rather large classic car was sometimes complicated but known in advance. Nice town, nice area.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jun 2023

  • "Brilliant location for us to explore Portland and surrounding areas."

    Super clean and comfortable property with all amenities. Previous comments re parking difficulties were not experienced and we had no problems throughout the whole week. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2023

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  • A second floor apartment all on one level: 1 x bedroom with king size bed, open plan living/kitchen/diner, bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well behaved dog welcome at a cost of £21 per pet per week
  • No smoking
  • Pub and shop 5 mins
  • Unloading bay at the front of the property
  • Roadside parking available
  • There is free parking available (on a first come first serve basis) in two car parks, both within a 2/3 minute walk from the property - there is a 72 hour maximum stay however you can move between the car parks.

The property

The Old Council Chamber is a modern apartment situated on the Isle of Portland.

It is a well-equipped home away from home and boasts an isolated location, connected to the mainland by Chesil Beach which is less than a 10 minute walk from the property.

Chesil Cove is a few minutes stroll and offers a fantastic range of activities such as scuba diving, fishing or simply soaking up the sun.

Portland is home to a museum, a castle and of course the iconic lighthouse at the very top of the island.

Here you can experience the most wonderful views over the bay and there are various clifftop walks to pursue.

The drive over to the seaside town of Weymouth is around 15 minutes and there are frequent bus services that run throughout the day.

Weymouth is a lively town with an attractive Georgian seafront which runs adjacent to the award winning sandy beach, lined with shops, cafes and bars.

The property provides comfortable accommodation and has a modern feel throughout.

The open plan living/kitchen/diner offers a space to eat, relax and socialise.

Catch up on your favourite TV shows or cosy down and get lost in a good book.

Enjoy home cooked meals at the breakfast bar while you plan your itinerary and the bedroom with a king size bed is guaranteed to offer a restful night’s sleep.

The bathroom has a walk in shower, basin and WC to freshen up in and prepare for your day.

The Old Council Chamber is convenient located close to shops and pubs and is the perfect base for a self-catering holiday on the Jurassic Coast.

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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!

Vale Fire visit at property on 22nd February to carry out annual review.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas