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Bowman's Cottage

Wakeham, Dorset (Ref. 994021)

Features

  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    “We enjoyed our holiday on Portland very much, and the cottage was ideally placed for regular (car) trips to Portland Bill, and a very short (but steep) walk brings you to the beautiful Church Ope cove and the old “pirates” tombs, complete with skull & crossbones!”

    We had virtually no noise to endure, so it was very peaceful. Parking wasn’t as easy as we’d expected, but we always found a spot within 50 yards, occasionally bein... more

    We had virtually no noise to endure, so it was very peaceful. Parking wasn’t as easy as we’d expected, but we always found a spot within 50 yards, occasionally being able to park right outside. The cottage itself was beautiful, it had everything we needed. Our only problem was the O2 signal didn’t work in some rooms, but I did overhear two local birdwatchers saying that their O2 signals had become quite poor recently, so probably a temporary local issue and nothing to do with the cottage at all. Portland is nicely positioned for trips out both East toward Poole and the Isle of Purbeck, and West toward Lyme Regis and Devon. We enjoyed a trip to Brownsea Island in Poole harbour - a lovely place. Also enjoyed seeing the Little Terns at Ferrybridge. To sum up the holiday and the cottage in a few words - “we loved it so much we booked for next year as soon as we arrived home!”

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The property

Positioned on the rugged and stunning Isle of Portland, Bowman's is a character, terraced Dorset holiday cottage located on the wide avenue which is Wakeham.

The owners have affectionately updated the interior decor in a modern style, whilst retaining the original and striking features of the cottage, including the exposed Portland stone walls, quarry tiled flooring and fireplaces (not in use) in the sitting room.

The galley style kitchen, complete with separate dining room, is the perfect setting to prepare your meals.

The two bedrooms and bathroom can be found upstairs via the Cottage style stairs.

Weymouth and Portland hosted the 2012 Olympic sailing events and still attracts many visitors looking for their ideal water sports holiday, including sailing, wind surfing and kite surfing.

Other visitors love the bird watching, fishing, walking and climbing that is on the doorstep in Portland; walks can encompass the iconic 'Portland Bill' lighthouse and quarries.

The stunning 'Church Ope Cove' is just a short walk from the cottage, where you will find the Portland museum and a walkway leading directly to the secluded Cove.

The walkway passes under an imposing stone arch and a little further along are the ruins of Rufus Castle with panoramic views along the Jurassic Coast.

A few minutes down steep steps (150) takes you to Church Ope Cove.

Nearby Easton has good amenities, including two supermarkets, cafes and independent local shops.

A relatively short drive or bus journey away is the main resort of Weymouth, with its award winning long, beautiful, sandy beach, traditional entertainments and good shopping.

Providing an ideal base, this Portland Stone cottage, is perfectly located for exploring the Jurassic coast at any time of the year.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden with patio furniture and summer house.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, TV with in built DVD, CD, WiFi
  • telephone for incoming calls
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside of cottage
  • Lawned garden with furniture and summer house
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

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About the location

WAKEHAM

Portland 2.3 miles; Weymouth 6.8 miles; Dorchester 14.4 miles.

Wakeham is a small hamlet situated in a conservation area on the eastern side of the rugged ‘Isle’ of Portland above the beach at Church Ope Cove. The wide road running through the centre was constructed to accommodate the transport of Portland Stone by horse drawn carts from the numerous local quarries. You can learn all about the stone quarrying at a fascinating exhibition within the local Portland Museum, and then explore the nearby coastal path, a steep walk down to the cove, passing the ruins of the Grade I listed Rufus Castle and St Andrew’s Church along the way. Sheltered Church Ope Cove offers a popular base for diving as there are numerous wrecks to discover off the shore, whilst there are also plenty of opportunities locally for fishing, climbing, sailing and bird watching. Alternatively take the drive down to the very tip at Portland Bill, which juts out into the channel and watch the boats brave their way through the rough waves. Whilst the nearby family friendly, seaside resort of Weymouth offers visitors plenty of family friendly attractions. A most attractive and unique holiday destination at any time of the year.

Region Information

Notes: Bathroom, slightly smaller than average bath with shower over, hand basin and toilet. Please note there is restricted headroom (6'4'' minimum).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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