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The Old Council Chamber

Fortuneswell, Dorset (Ref. 1011143)



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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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7 Customer Reviews

  • "The location was a little bit out of town for us but the flat was of a very high standard, very tastefully decorated and comfortable."

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "We had a pleasant stay at the Old Council Chamber flat."

    It met our expectations. Parking was difficult, but we had received warning of that. What we didn't realise it was on the corner of a busy road and we were travelling with out dog... so dog walking for his toilet morning and evening wasn;t so easy. Other than that it was all really great. Thanks

    Reviewed by FranciscoAug 2021

  • "A comfortable, well equipped flat a short distance from the many walks around Portland."

    A good base for visiting Portland and the surrounding area. The only negative was that parking near the flat was difficult.

    Reviewed by RobMar 2021

  • "I guess that due to COVID there were no condiments left in the food cupboard."

    Understandable but a note of this in your excellent communication would have helped. Teeny tiny moan. A superb appartment.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "A very comfortable apartment very cosy and ideal for 2 people."

    Handy for walking the Portland coast path and with enough facilities nearby for most needs. Parking can be a problem though, we knew about that in advance. Did manage to find places nearby when ever we went out in the car. The main road outside is busy during the day ,but not at night, have to be aware if you need to cross over. All in all a very satisfactory place to stay.

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2020

  • "Really comfortable and clean accommodation with everything you need for a home from home break away."

    On the doorstep of lots of walking opportunities

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2020

  • "Comfortable property that had all necessary items."

    Parking was difficult as local carparks full throughout stay. Difficult to unpack/ pack car as necessary to park on pavement on very sharp bend outside property

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2020

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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 the 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.


  • 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.

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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

Please note there is free parking available 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.

Please note there are three flights of stairs leading up to the apartment door.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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