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The Old Police Station

(Ref. 1082042)

Fortuneswell, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "House is fantastic but location so disappointing."

    Thank you for your kind comments regarding the house. It is unclear from the feedback what was specifically disappointing, but we are looking forward to going down again this summer, and we always still find something new and exciting to explore. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7May 2024

  • "Absolutely amazing place to stay."

    The house is spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean on arrival. Very stylish surroundings and beautiful views. We loved staying here and had a fantastic, relaxing holiday.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2023

  • "What an amazing place!"

    10/10 for everything. So comfortable and everything provided. Wouldn't change a thing!

    We are very glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the positive feedback. We just got back from a week long stay and love it too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2023

  • "This really is a ‘home from home’."

    Beautiful property, tastefully decorated, well equipped- such attention to detail. It’s location is ideal for those wanting to walk/explore the Jurassic coast, plus the sunsets are amazing. This was our first time in a holiday rental (wanted a break from usual 4/5 star hotels) and ‘wow’ - was indeed a 4/5 star retreat with the added benefit of being able to eat/ sleep etc at our discretion. Should the owners of this particular cottage set-up elsewhere, I want to be the first to know.

    Possibly one of our best feedbacks, thank you. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Police Station, we love it too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Old Police Station and would definately recommend it to others."

    Thank you for your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7May 2023

  • "Great location, brilliant facilities."

    Lovely accommodation with plenty of room for 4 adults and a toodler. No complaints whatsoever.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0May 2023

  • "We loved the courtyard."

    Such a lovely place to relax with our 20month grandson. He enjoyed watering the planrers. The kitchen was really well equipped and the appliances easy to use. The beds were comfy and we appreciated the hangers in the wardrobe. We thought the house had a warm welcoming feel and was an ideal place to explore the area. Castle cove was a hit although you have to arrive early to park along the road. We had a lovely holiday.

    So glad you had a great holiday. Thank you for the positive feedback and for your grandson watering those planters, they definitely needed it after the hot spell. You are welcome to follow us on Instagram: 1atheoldpolicestation_portland Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "Superb accommodation had everything we needed and more."

    A really nice house, well decorated and in very good condition. A beautiful view of the sea and sunset.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and the views of the sun setting over the sea. Thank you for the positive feedback. Follow us on Instagram: 1atheoldpolicestation_portland Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2021

  • "Portland was a lovely surprise, knew nothing about the place."

    House was beautifully done out and very clean. Would definitely recommend!

    Thank you for your positive feedback, Portland indeed has so many surprises and beautiful things to explore. Follow us on Instagram: 1atheoldpolicestation_portland Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Aug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with FreeSat, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Parking space for one car to the rear of the property and unrestricted, on-street parking on a first-come, first-serve basis at the front
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with patio, and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.2 miles

The property

Perched on the coast on the Isle of Portland in Fortuneswell, is this marvellous semi-detached house, The Old Police Station.

A historic, stone-built building, The Old Police Station also boasts panoramic views over the English Channel and is the perfect seaside escape for a group of six.

After parking by the property, pause for a moment and relish those surrounding views of the sea, before continuing into this lovely abode.

The living/room has been designed with relaxation in mind, with its tasteful décor, ample seating, fabulous Smart TV with FreeSat, movie nights will be a breeze; be sure to light the fire during those chilly seasons!

The bright and pleasant kitchen is the perfect spot to explore the foodie in you, with ample appliances available to rustle up delicious dishes.

When it's time to eat, gather your group around the pretty table in the dining room and enjoy a great meal with equally great company; the living/dining room also hosts a smaller dining table for those wanting a quick meal-to-go as they look out at the beach below.

As the day comes to an end, add a touch of luxury to your holiday and soak up in the bathroom's fabulous roll-top bath; an additional cloakroom is close-by for your convenience.

The well-presented bedrooms will leave you feeling spoilt for choice when it comes to relishing a well-deserved rest, choose between a spacious double with an en-suite shower room, an elegant king-size room with pink accents or a vibrant blue twin room adorned with nautical décor.

In the morning, unwind in the enclosed courtyard with a steaming cup of coffee; why not fix up some grilled delights on the handy barbecue for everyone to enjoy?

The property benefits from having its amenities close at-hand, a few pubs and a convenience store just moments away.

After grabbing your essentials from the shop, spend the day resting on the sands of Portland Beach whilst the kids paddle in the waters, roam through the manicured Victorian Gardens or enjoy an outing to Portland Marina where you can embark on an array of boating tours.

The village of Easton is a stone's throw away and is home to the fabulous Easton Gardens, and is a great starting point for a hike to Blacknor Fort with its breathtaking, clifftop views.

There is so much more of Portland's Jurassic Coast to discover, be sure to learn of the island's culture and history at the Portland Museum, trek along the South West Coastal Path to the scenic points of Rufus Castle and Durdle Pier, and end the day watching the sun set over the sea at John Penn's Bath.

Venture further inland to the bustling towns of Weymouth and Dorchester where ample activities await; if you're looking for more nature-rich attractions, travel into the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or wander along the beautiful West Dorset Heritage Coast.

A blissful beachfront break is waiting for you at The Old Police Station.

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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!

Please note: There is a set of concrete steps leading up to the communal front porch area of the property and two flights of concrete steps leading down from the allocated parking area.
The two beds in the twin room are narrower in size than a standard single bed. They are 2' 6" and therefore more suited to children.
The main living room window, dining room windows and hallway window do not open.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas