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Alpen Rose Cottage

(Ref. 993918)

Easton Portland, Dorset Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was well equipped and comfortable."

    Lots of little things that made the stay home from home. Parking in front of the garage opposite made it easy as on street parking is tight. The owner did kindly contact me to make sure I new about it . The courtyard garden was delightful and green space is only a short walk away to take your dog out . We most certainly would stay again.

    We were so pleased we you enjoyed your stay and so lovely to read your feedback…The cleaner commented on how clean and tidy you left the cottage. All the Best Sue and David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous stay, the cottage was beautifully decorated, fully equipped and very very clean."

    Hi Elaine Thank you so much for your lovely review…So pleased all was ok at the cottage Welcome back anytime Sue and Dave Sue and Fave Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend it.

    Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by V5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    Loved the walled garden and decoration.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was clean, tidy and very comfortable."

    A home from home with everything you could possibly need. A lot of thought, time and effort has gone into this property. Thank you Sue and Dave for a wonderful stay in your delightful cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We try to make the cottage like a home from home. So pleased you enjoyed your stay, the sunny weather must’ve helped. All the very best Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, small issues with how to work the oven, which we resolved."

    Cleaning products should be left to keep with the standards that you wish the property to be kept.Eg Toilet, bleach,cleaner mop and bucket, the hoover needs filters changed and as stated clean oven after use Provide a cleaner, we don't travel with all these cleaning products, but respect our own and other people's properties. Mr, Mrs R Snipp

    Thank you for your very valuable feedback, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our property, Alpen Rose Cottage. We apologise that you were unable to locate the instructions for the oven, and the cleaning products which are to be found under the kitchen sink, you will also find scourers, cloths, sponges etc kept alongside. We only ask that guests clean any spills in the oven as the cleaners unfortunately do not have time to strip out the oven on each changeover. We pride ourselves on ensuring that all our visitors enjoy their stay, and would encourage all our guests to make us aware of anything we can do to help, or provide during their stay to enable us to immediately assist. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Oct 2022

  • "Alpen Rose Cottage is beautiful."

    Very impressed as soon as we walked through the door. Very clean and tidy. Well furnished woth lots of Portland history. The walled garden was in full bloom and smelt lovely. Clearly takes someone lots of time to maintain. The cottage came fully equipped including towels, sky TV and a full kitchen (minus food) There is a large Tesco just around the corner as well as plenty of fast food and pubs within walking distance. Lots of dog walks and places to explore and investigate. We visited Church Ope Cove, Portland Museum, Rufus Castle, snorkelled and attempted paddle boarding at Lulworth Cove, fossil hunting on Charnmouth beach, sandcastles on Weymouth Beach, Corfe Castle, Portland Bill, Portland Castle and Portland Marina. Can't recommend Alpen Rose Cottage Portland highly enough as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thanks for a great week, your house was lovely which made our stay even better."

    The walled garden is great, the downstairs loo is not mentioned in the details, and was a great addition facility.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We were so pleased to hear you enjoyed staying at Alpen Rose Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage really enjoyed our stay here."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage with everything we could need for a very comfortable stay."

    Great location and very well equipped cottage. Would love to return one day. The kids absolutely loved it too.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We try to make the cottage feel like home from home and your feedback reflects that. We’d love for you to stay again in the future. All the Best Sue and Dave Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage, with everything and more you need for a great stay, parking at the back was a bit tight for our medium size car, so we parked after the first day outside the middle garage opposite, although during the day you could park outside the cottage when people are at work."

    So all in all a lovely week in a lovely cottage. The very local fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway are great, but we went to miss Piggies Pantry to get some cakes, and for 2 doughnuts and a small sausage roll, came to £6 ! And the Lobster Pot down on the Bill charges £9 for 2 coffees and a small beer taken outside, so just be wary, otherwise a great cottage and area to stay in.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is one of the best appointed cottages we've ever stayed in."

    Comfy beds and everything in first class condition. The courtyard garden is very pretty . There's lots to do on Portland and the cottage is in a village minutes, 10 minutes walk to the South west coastal.path, a short drive to Chesil beach and 20 minutes ( approx) from Weymouth. We had a great 6 days stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jun 2021

  • "Alpen Rose was every bit as nice as the pictures shown, homely, clean, welcoming and comfortable."

    Everything you could want was catered for. There is a lovely little walled garden you come through to enter the back of the house. The cottage is in a perfect location to explore Portland, which itself was a revelation to us, not having been there before. The view from the top of the isle over Chesil Beach at sunset was simply breathtaking, quite literally! We were lucky enough to get quite a bit of sunshine despite bad weather reports and the view over Chesil Beach in the sunshine was magical too. The cottage is only about 7 or 8 minutes away from the Portland Bill lighthouse and though we knew we wouldn't yet be allowed to climb it because of Covid, we decided to visit the spot anyway. We sat on massive rocks watching (and listening) to huge white crested breakers crashing onto the rocks below. We never expected that, and the experience was mesmerising. Because we stayed the week before lockdown was due to ease on May 17th no indoor hospitality or museums etc. were open, however there seemed to be no shortage of cafes. little shops and restaurants to visit on Portland from the 17th. There is a supermarket just 5 minutes drive from the cottage where you can stock up on supplies, and a wonderful little fish and chip shop just 3 minutes walk away which I can highly recommend. The beach at Weymouth was stunning, and we loved walking the length of it, with the tide coming in and beautiful white waves lapping the beach from an aquamarine sea. We feel very fortunate to have found Alpen Rose on Portland and cannot wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2021

  • "The house was lovely and had everything you need."

    I did find the Windows tricky but it wasn't a big problem and some of the duvets were a bit heavy. These are small problems that did not in any way take away from the fact that the house was really, really nice. There are also lovely neighbours. Thankyou very much. ps you should mention that you DO have Sky tv and also a downstairs WC that wasn't mentioned.

    Reviewed by E5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic place to stay and would definitely re book"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, a real home from home."

    Lovely friendly place. We would definitely go back there & would highly recommend. Stayed May 2016

    Miss Mandy SawyerJun 2016

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  • Ground floor: Separate porch for boots, fishing rods and coats
  • Large sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen, door to large walled patio area with rear gate to car park
  • First floor: Bathroom with bath, separate shower, hand basin and WC
  • 1x king-size double
  • 1x twin single beds
  • 1x one single bed.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, gas hob, microwave, Washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Wifi
  • Cot
  • Fuel and power inc.in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car only to the rear plus further on-street parking

The property

A restored traditional fisherman's cottage situated on the Isle of Portland.

Upon entering the porch, leads you to the large sitting room, where you can put your feet up and feel at home after a day of sightseeing.

The well-equipped spacious kitchen, where you can rustle up a tasty filling meal to be enjoyed at the dining room table where you can all discuss the adventures of the day.

Heading up to the first floor there is the spacious bathroom.

Master Bedroom offering a king-size double bed, bedroom two twin singles ideal for siblings and then onto bedroom 3 a cosy single room. The property is large and spacious perfect for families or a group of friends for a break away.

Easton Square is only a short walk away with convenience shops and pubs.

Close by Church Ope Cove is an ideal place for children, there are plenty of rock pools where little sea creatures hide away!

History states this little cove was once used as base for pirates smuggling!

The 'Bill' at the tip of the Island is a favourite local beauty spot, where a visit to The Lighthouse Visitors Centre is worth taking.

Choice of dinner at The Lobster Pot for a tasty portion of Fish and Chips or for a more pub food spot is The Pulpit Inn.

The gateway to the Jurassic Coast is only a five-minute drive away.

Weymouth's golden sands lie approximately seven miles from Alpen Rose and a regular bus service offers an alternative to the car if desired.

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About the location

Easton Portland

Situated on Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, now a World Heritage Site, the bustling village of Easton can be found at the top of the rugged Isle of Portland Peninsula, joined to the mainland by Chesil Beach, a pebbled shoreline, which stretches 18 miles towards West Bay. Easton, the second largest village on Portland, boasts a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Portland’s vivid coastline boasts numerous scenic walking opportunities and is also well known as a birdwatcher’s paradise, plus with chance to try climbing, along with the array of watersport activities available, this super holiday destination is one not to be missed!

Note: Welcomes 2 small pets.
Note: guests need to bring their own cot linen.