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Tidal Drift

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped house in a very convenient location."

    Beautiful views from the property and ideal for dog walking. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are delighted you had a good holiday at Tidal Drift. Kind regards, Alec and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron and Margaret4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely location, ideal for exploring both Portland and Weymouth."

    The house is very comfortable and in a quiet cul-de-sac. Very clean and tidy, a real home from home. Great views from the lounge and bedroom of the sea and port. Would highly recommend.

    Many thanks Laura for your 100% score and great feedback. Alec and I are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and found Tidal Drift a real home from home. Kind regards, Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2023

  • "Yet another lovely stay at Tidal Drift."

    The house is clean, beds are very comfortable and just the perfect location for a family get away. The owners are very friendly and accessible. We love exploring Portland and walking the Rodwell Trail into Weymouth (and back again). We will definitely look at coming back again next year.

    Thank you so much Janet for choosing Tidal Drift for the third time and the 100% score. We are delighted you enjoyed your holidays and that you appreciate the position of the house. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Alec and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely house very clean and well equipped in a quiet residential area."

    Handy for dog walking. Would stay again.

    Thank you so much Annette for your lovely feedback and 100% score. Alec and I are so pleased you found Tidal Drift well equipped and handy for dog walking. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable property in a great location for exploring the area."

    The kitchen is well equipped and we made a few meals whilst staying there. Helpful to have the dishwasher and washing machine. Handy to have the parking space. About half an hour walk to Weymouth along the SWC path. Nice cove close to the property for swimming. Clean and comfortable property.

    Reviewed by Deidre4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Tidal Drift - the accommodation had everything we needed for a lovely week as a family."

    Set handily on the outskirts of town - a stones throw from the beach, we enjoyed walks daily from our base. Many thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable week.

    Thank you so much Gareth for lovely review and 100% score. We are always pleased when our guests enjoy their holiday at Tidal Drift and when they appreciate what the area has to offer. Kind regards, Alec and Lesley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Tidal Drift was clean and comfortable, perfectly located for sailing at WPNSA, being on the coastal path made it easy to stay with our dog."

    We will return!

    Many thanks Clare for your feedback and brilliant 100% score. We are pleased that you found Tidal Drift perfectly located for the Sailing Academy. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have so many different water sports on our doorstep. So pleased to hear you are hoping to return and look forwarding to welcoming back. Kind regards, Alec and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property with sea views from the master bedroom."

    The main problem are the noisy stairs & also the same with the adjoining properties. Smallmouth beach isn't safe for a dog off the lead it is very close to the busy Portland Road . Wyke Regis is a very built up area the local traffic is busy. The better beach is at Sandsfoot about 1 mile away. The south west coastal path is closed due to a land slide.

    Reviewed by Jackie3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property - well equipped, quiet and cosy."

    Lovely garden as well. Super base for exploring all the local area had to offer. And so lovely to be able to watch all the activity on the bay.

    Thank you so much for your brilliant feedback, we very much appreciate it. It is lovely for us when we hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay in Tidal Drift and enjoyed their holiday. Kind regards, Alec and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "Another fabulous stay at Tidal Drift."

    The owners go above and beyond with the maintenance of this lovely house. It is extremely clean and very comfortable. Would highly recommend and no doubt we will be booking again in the near future .

    We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Tidal Drift and that the house offered everything you might need. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards and best wishes. Alec and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely time very comfortable beds clean tidy ."

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very happy with the property very clean and very well presented."

    Myself and my children loved the fact that at the end of the close you were at the waters edge. Will revisit again.

    Reviewed by Vincent4.7Feb 2023

  • "It was presented to a standard we would maintain in our own home."

    95% near perfect 2 minor points being cob-webs above the Fridge Freezer and the oven tray had not been cleaned. We had a lovely break and would certainly return to the property. Very nice indeed.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we are delighted you had a good holiday. We try our utmost to keep Tidal Drift to the standard we would expect ourselves. Kind regards, Alec and Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Tidal Drift."

    The house was exceptional. Very clean, bright and airy and had all you needed. There was a wonderful feel to the property, it was very homely and we felt quite sad to leave it. It was even better than in the pictures. The view of the sea from the double bedroom is better than shown in the information and a great viewing point for the sunrise in the morning. It's a great place to stay and visit other places from and we loved the cycle tracks, great walks and swimming on your doorstep. The only thing we were disappointed with was the lack of recycling? There were no provisions made for that? We would definitely book again 100%

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Sep 2022

  • "Clean comfortable property well placed for a dog or human swim in a tiny bay."

    Larger beach at Weymouth if you want the buzz of people. Easy 2 miles walk along tarmaced Rodwell trail into Weymouth. Super comfortable double bed and sofa, great for resting weary bones after lots of walking

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Tidal Drift."

    The property is just what we hoped for, clean, comfortable, stunning views of the sea which is literally a stones throw away. Magnificent sea view from main bedroom to wake up to every morning. Beautiful walks. Both sets of neighbours very friendly. Will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location."

    Views amazing. Loved swimming every day in the little cove.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Clean and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Jun 2022

  • "Tidal Drift is an extremely comfortable house in an excellent location, close to the sea."

    The property was very clean with extremely comfortable beds. Everything you could possibly need was provided, especially in the kitchen. This is by far the best holiday property we have rented and would highly recommend it others. Many thanks to the owner for the tea/coffee/ milk/biscuits on arrival, very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2022

  • "Our stay was lovely."

    Beautiful clean house and very comfortable. Just two small points to mention. The kettle needs de-scaling as the water poured from it leaves an unpleasant look to your tea. We used a saucepan during our stay. And the only other small thing is that there is no blind at the bathroom window. Apart from that beautiful well equipped house.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely little house with a sea view."

    An easy walk into Weymouth one way and to Chesil Beach the other.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0May 2022

  • "Great property with wonderful views over Portland Harbour."

    The facilities were great and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Parking is very convenient and safe. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Location was superb; close to the bus routes and the beach, with great views over Portland Harbour."

    The house is very tastefully decorated and very welcoming. The only minor gripe is that the shower is hard to switch on and off. Apart from that this is the best cottage we have ever stayed in in Weymouth. Thank you very much for a great Easter Break

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great place the sea views from the bedroom are amazing."

    Only thing which would make it better would be an outside light for the garden. Ideal for stays with pets.

    Reviewed by Charlene5.0Nov 2021

  • "Yes there is a leak in the front buffering or it needs cleaning out."

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, the owner has now fixed the guttering. We are glad you had an enjoyable holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back to Tidal Drift again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely,I would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Juliet3.8Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful house in a fantastic location."

    It was like home from home and so clean and comfortable. Loved having a sea view from the main bedroom window and it was wonderful being so close to a beach. We walked into Weymouth on several occasions as well as along the causeway to Chesil Beach and across to Portland. Would highly recommend this house and will definitely be back again. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Trudi5.0Aug 2021

  • "We really loved Tidal Drift and found it to be a genuine home-from-home!"

    We had one or two ideas we wanted to share with you which we hope might make it even better: As a family we are a bit driven by time (even on holiday!) and so wondered if the addition of a kitchen clock might help others of a like mind; The kitchen is extremely well-equipped with excellent pans and knives and we were comfortably able to prepare ourselves any kind of meal that we wanted (not always true of holiday properties!). We did however feel the lack of kitchen tongs, and also (in the city of fish) a fish-slice. We actually bought a fish-slice, and hopefully left it for the house; We thought it might be a lovely addition to provide a guest book for comments. This is a great way for families to extol the virtues of the property to you (of course!) but also to leave advice and experiences for subsequent guests ("don't miss fireworks on a Monday", "the Crab House is gorgeous!", etc.); Finally, we generated (ahem) a fair quantity of bottles over our two weeks and were a bit disappointed that we couldn't recycle them. We understand that you have simplified the often-complex local rules on how to process rubbish, but would it be possible to include a glass recycling box in addition to the black bin?

    Thank you so much for your review, we are so delighted that you had such a lovely holiday at Tidal Drift. Guest feedback is always very valuable, and we have noted all your suggestions. Unfortunately Dorset Council process the refuse from Tidal Drift, and do not currently offer recycling with the service they provide for our property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful break staying at Tidal Drift."

    The house was lovely. Very clean, spacious and well presented. Facilities were good and when we contacted to suggest a couple of items for the house, they were delivered promptly. Location is perfect perfect the quiet cove of Smallmouth, with sandy beach and calm water. Easy drive or lovely coastal walk to Weymouth, and corner shop a short walk. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely house in a great location."

    Would benefit from fans in the rooms as it was very warm at night during our stay.

    Reviewed by Lindsey3.8Jul 2021

  • "Tidal Drift is in a fantastic location."

    On the Rodwell Trail for tranquil dog walks, and very close to the kitesurfing beach for when the wind is up. It was immaculately clean, comfortable and with all amenities (with the exception of a barbecue). Would highly recommend, if you can book it!

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2021

  • "The house is in a fantastic location and was very modern with very comfortable beds."

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king size, 1 x twin- can be made into a king size on request at time of booking, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, hairdryer, TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road allocated parking space for one car
  • Additional visitors parking space available, on a first come first served basis
  • Enclosed garden with decked area and outdoor furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Beach 2 min walk
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.5 miles

The property

A lovely and well-presented holiday home resting just moments from the beautiful stetch of sandy beach known as Smallmouth Bay, on the edge of the mesmerising Portland Harbour and Ferrybridge.

This truly tranquil setting makes Tidal Drift a wonderful base for a family or group of friends looking for a coastal getaway in the resort of Weymouth in the delightful County of Dorset.

Sleeping up to 5 guests, enter the property and gather together in the sitting room where you plan your holiday itinerary or reminisce on the adventures had so far, before flicking on the TV to catch up on your favourite shows.

The kitchen diner is equipped with all you need for a self-catering stay and the designated chef of the party can set to work in preparing delicious home cooked meals to be enjoyed at the dining table, overlooking the enclosed garden.

Throw open the patio doors and let in the seaside breeze, whilst relaxing on the decking with an enthralling novel, providing peace of mind as the sun sets on another day well spent with your loved ones.

The convenience of a cloakroom with a basin and WC completes the ground floor of this accommodation.

When night calls, climb the stairs and choose from one of the three bedrooms, comprised of a king-size, twin and single, all served by a delightful shower room with walk-in shower.

Portland Bill, a rugged and unique part of the island can be reached within a short car ride and is home to the majestic red and white striped lighthouse which stands at 41 meters tall and plays an important part of ensuring the safety of passing vessels.

Walkers and cyclists can delight in the Portland loop of the South West Coast Path which circles around the island mapping out a trail of dramatic cliffs, rare plants and secluded coves, and there is a wide range of activities to participate in such as rock climbing, abseiling, dingy sailing and kite-surfing.

A leisurely 30 minutes' walk away along the 'Rodwell Trail', an old converted railway line will lead you to Weymouth town centre where you will find many shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the award winning golden sandy beach which is is backed by the attractive Georgian esplanade, full to the brim with things to do to keep the while family entertained.

Weymouth also hosts a fantastic selection of attractions, including the historic Nothe Fort, fascinating SEA LIFE, and Sandworld.

However you chose to spend your days whilst holidaying on the spectacular Jurassic coast, Tidal Drift is a wonderful base from which to explore all that this beautiful town has to offer.

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About the location


Weymouth 2 miles; Dorchester 9 miles.

Wyke Regis is a village on the south western side of Weymouth that sits on the northern edges of Portland Harbour and reaches as far as the back of Chesil beach and The Fleet, just two miles from the centre of Weymouth. There are local shops, cafés and restaurants including the famous Crab House café, with it’s own oyster beds on the doorstep. The National Sailing School, an Olympic legacy, offers a wide variety of water sports and is just two miles away on the edge of Portland Harbour. The Fleet Lagoon that runs between Wyke Regis and Chesil beach is an important area for wildlife and there are many species of birds to be seen in the area, whilst Chesil beach is also a renowned spot for fishing. The Fleet is probably most famous for being the testing ground for Barnes Wallis’s bouncing bomb, immortalised in the film the Dam Busters. Wyke Regis is the perfect location from which to explore many of Dorset’s most iconic locations on the Jurassic Coast.

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Please note: The two beds in the twin room can be linked together on request before your stay to become a King.

Please note: Please contact Sykes Cottages if you wish to make a booking over 2 weeks.

Please note that in July and August bookings must be taken from a Friday and for weekly stays only.

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