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Portland, Dorset (Ref. 994744)


  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • “Unicorn cottage is a gorgeous & well appointed cottage, extremely clean & tidy; the owners have literally thought of everything you could need, with luxury toiletries supplied, lovely soft towels, two showers (one in the bathroom & a seperate wet room) plus new washing up sponges, dog treats & milk in the fridge.”

    The beds are really comfortable too.... ...

    The beds are really comfortable too.... The road leading down to the cottage is very steep & narrow, and getting into the parking space a little tricky because of the stone garden walls either side, but we mastered it after a few days. Portland has more or less everything that you need, but bear in mind that the Cove House Inn is really the only decent pub within walking distance of the cottage - at least regarding food, and so of course this pub was pretty much packed every evening. If you want to eat with your dog you have to sit outside at this pub, as they only have two tables where you can sit inside with dogs and you can't reserve these. So we made use of the fish & chip shop & Tesco's in Easton for meal-deals. There are no restaurants in Fortuneswell so you have to drive to Easton for more choice of places to eat.

    - Mr Marshall, June 2019

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The property

Unicorn is located within sight and sound of the acclaimed Chesil Beach, ideally situated on the Isle of Portland. A charming traditional style property, with glimpses of the sea which has been tastefully refurbished by the current owners.

Admire the views up to the Olympic Rings on the top of Portland perfect for sitting with your morning coffee and contemplating the day.

After a full day of exploring what Dorset has to offer, relax in the spacious and yet cosy sitting room in front of it’s electric wood burner.

Departing the cottage, stroll through the lanes down to the beach where you can fish, beachcomb or just enjoy the wonderful scenery. Enjoy the spectacular Sunsets from Chesil beach which are not to be missed.

After viewing a glorious sunset then why not try Quiddles or The Cove House Inn or, recommended by previous guests and nestled next to the Chesil beach.

Just a short walk away from Unicorn are pubs, shops and a supermarket and about a 15-minute walk away is The National Sailing Academy, making Unicorn a perfect base for water sports enthusiasts.

To explore the Isle of Portland take the South West Coastal Path which takes you all around the exterior of the island.

Visit the Portland Bill Lighthouse, taking in the rugged landscape and old quarries along the way. Weymouth is just a short car journey or bus ride away with it’s long and sandy beach, traditional beach entertainments and a vibrant town centre, you can be assured of an exciting holiday filled with adventures.

The county town of Dorchester is only 14 miles away and if stunning coastal scenes are your desire then you have the Portland to West Bay road for incredible views and places to see.

Unicorn is perfect for a couples or friends who enjoy walking or sightseeing, or a small family.


  • Cottage stairs to first floor: Bedrooms: 1 x King-size 1 x twin single
  • Bathroom, with bath, Shower over, Basin and WC
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen, Shower room with walk in shower, basin, WC
  • Sun room and door to garden.
  • Gas central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Electric log burner
  • DAB/Bluetooth/CD music system
  • TV, WiFi
  • Cot and highchair
  • Fuel and Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear tiered garden with patio area and lawn
  • Off road parking for one car at the rear of the property
  • Welcomes 2 well behaved dogs
  • Sorry no Smoking.

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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

Note: Guests to provide linen for the cot.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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