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The View

(Ref. 994754)

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • view (14)
  • parking (10)
  • beach (9)
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  • property (9)
  • clean (8)

23 Customer Reviews

  • "The View definitely hits top marks for the “View”."

    .it is stunning with the large window giving you a full view down the awesome Chesil beach and of course perfect sea views. The property is very comfortable and warm and provides for everyone’s needs, very handy having two bathrooms. The house was something to look forward to returning to on a full day out. Parking is okay, nice to have a parking space with the property, the road to the house is small and turning is difficult, but as long as you are aware of this, it will not detract from your stay. Definitely a return to property for us, we loved it.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great cottage with great views across Chesil Beach and is great to watch the sun go down."

    The cottage had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Neighbours (permanent residents) are very friendly (we were offered fish by one from their early morning catch). There were 6 of us and we were very comfortable. Great little seating area at thr front near the parking where some of us sat on a warm evening watching the sun set. Good location on the island and in walking distance to the beach, local pubs (The Cove Inn was great), coop, tea rooms and fish and chips. Nearby ion the island s also the Olympic rings, quarry statues with the Bill, Castle and other beaches (we visited Church Ope beach) Definitely would recommend and stay again. A few tips: The street looks like it is marked on the street floor as one way, it isn't but is tight. There may be cars parked and therefore driving on the kerb is essential. There is space for 2 small cars. One in the parking area, one directly in front of it. When exiting the property, don't step straight out, look first (as there may be cars passing on the small pavement). The road itself is the start of the coastal walk so there may be a few walkers passing by during the day/evening.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent stay and location"

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2022

  • "Spectacular view clean well equipped cottage comfortable beds what more can iwant"

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was very clean."

    The view was fantastic watching the stormy sea from the large lounge window. The lounge was very comfortable to relax in. The property is in a good position for exploration of Portland and the surrounding mainland. We had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great property, exactly as described and spotlessly clean."

    A lovely holiday home and a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely setting, fantastic views to Chesil Beach , private parking spot a bonus, great value for money, well equipped cottage, cannot fault it."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very good experience, all worked fine, very nice accommodation with all the facilities in place and working as expected."

    Easy check-in/out process. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Feb 2022

  • "New kettle needed in kitchen or descale - lid didn't close well Loved the view"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Oct 2021

  • "Great location, amazing views."

    The house was well equipped (excluding dishwasher) and spotless. Parking is tight - we parked one car and left the other in the car park by the front. The little garden out the front was a nice surprise.

    Reviewed by Nina4.7Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful beach front house that was extremely well equipped, decorated to a very high standard and provided stunning views of the coast."

    We had a wonderful holiday and loved Dorset

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was so cosy with fantastic facilities."

    It was very clean with a modern spacious feel. The view over Chesil Beach is fabulous, and you can walk down to the beach in minutes. Good access to Weymouth and the surrounding area. Parking is a little difficult, tight lane, but you are made aware of this, but quite sufficient for one car. We had a lovely few days; and enjoyed watching the view change over the evening, with a couple of spectacular sunsets. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4May 2021

  • "One of the blinds in the lounge wasnt working which wasnt very good."

    They have had months to get this fixed. Found the double bed very uncomfortable. Parking not great. If anyone takes more than one car no idea where they would park a second car. Quite tricky to get in and out, meant mouting the kerb which has damaged one of my tyres. Great location.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Apr 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week on the Isle of Portland and The View really lived up to its name with an amazing view of Chesil Beach which we never tired of."

    The accommodation is lovely very bright and modern. In a perfect location for seeing beautiful Dorset. Would highly recommend The View and we would definitely stay here again. The only downside we could see would be if you came in two cars as there is only a parking space for one car.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lived up to the photos."

    View from lounge was amazing and beautiful sunsets. Property was stylish and well equipped. Plenty of room as there were only four of us. Close to beach, pub and coastal path. Thoroughly recommend the Indian restaurant which was just round the corner. We had a great week and it was a very welcome break.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The view, it is fantastic and with the great weather we had, to see the sun glistening off the sea , well, you have to see it yourself to fully appreciate it."

    The house was immaculately clean and every room excellent.Go there !!!

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house is very well described on the website and is an excellent base to use to visit local."

    Fabulous view from the elevated lounge, everything spotlessly clean. It’s a pity about the building which is going on in front of the house as I think this will significantly affect the view. The only issue I would mention though is the parking, a house for 6 but only parking for 1 vehicle and maybe a small one in front, we were in 3 cars so had to find parking in town which is very scarce and much sought after by everyone, wouldn’t stop me visiting again though, an excellent property. Thank you

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Jul 2020

  • "This is a very nice cottage with an amazing view."

    The pebble beach at Chesil below is wonderful, and the sea clean. We enjoyed our walks in the area, and further afield Largely as described , but the parking is an issue. Cove Cottages is very narrow, and partly blocked by cars, it is very difficult to park anything other than a small vehicle, and low clearance vehicles are likely to be damaged by the pavements. Not having a dishwasher is a negative, We enjoyed using the binoculars. An nice touch. Whilst the cottage was generally clean the kitchen draws had food residue in them, as did one of the pans, and some of the pans and trays need to be replaced. Some of the shelves were also not clean. This is an issue in these current times, and we spent the first couple of hours following arrival cleaning. Some of the neighbours on the street made us very welcome which was lovely. Be aware, construction is happening immediately in front of the cottage, and the machines started at about 7.30, continuing intermittently all day. The bedrooms leak light, so eye masks advised for people who need dark to sleep In summary, lovely cottage, and we had a nice stay, and would b happy to return

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jul 2020

  • "Loved Dorset."

    I'd never been before and the property was in a fantastic situation. Great view of Chisel beach with a local shop and pub and bistro within moments.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2019

  • "We loved our week at The View, thank you."

    Everything was straight forward. A confirmed booking from the start. Automatic deposit and final payment system. Communication excellent. The house was exactly as expected. Two roomy twins downstairs for all the teenagers, with their own bathroom. A cute courtyard garden out back for scooters/sailing gear etc. A very handy utility room. Could maybe do with an inside rail for hanging things indoors such as wetsuits, lifejackets etc that need to be on hangers not a clothes horse. Love the no shoes policy. Found the freezer hidden in the cupboard, which was handy. Lounge and view as beautiful as the photos. Didnt watch TV much as we all just sat staring out of the window whenever inside. Binoculars a nice touch. Whilst the kitchen was really well equipped, I found the saucepans just one size too small for 6.There was only a sieve, not a strainer. And only 5 chairs. But that was the only thing I felt could be improved on for us personally as we were at full capacity for a week long sailing event. The View garden was really lovely. Wish we'd had more time to sit an watch the sunsets.Location is excellent for WPNSA. One thing worth mentioning, is the access to the house. We knew it would be narrow. We were in 3 cars through the week (2 family tag team supporting the kids sailing), a discovery, which barely fit in the circle to park, same with the Tiguan. There was no way you could park a second car across the front. Infact, as we pulled out of the lane, our Tiguan was at such an angle, it would slam the automatic parking brakes on every time we left the lane. The third car was an Audi S5 with a low front bumper, which would in no way cope with the angle where the lane meets the main road going in or out, so we we had to leave it parked elsewhere all week. So this wasnt a huge issue for us , just a niggle we got used to as we had other vehicles we could ferry all the kit up with. But worth mentioning I thought. We would definatly stay again and have recommended the house and Sykes many times already as we know people who had cancelled accomodation bookings booked through other internet rental companies, that had been booked months in advance.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a fab holiday in the View ."

    Was all that it was advertised as and couldn't have been happier. Stayed July 2018.

    Mr Steven MurrayAug 2018

  • "Beautiful property with stunning views and plenty of indoor light."

    Fitted to a high standard and very clean. Would definitely stay here again! Stayed March 2018

    Miss Ratidzo ChiveseApr 2018

  • "Lovely property, fantastic location and of course view!"

    Only thing that can think to add as feedback is maybe provide some binoculars to savour the view even more. Will definitely be back - stayed August 2016

    Mrs Cheryl SmithSep 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x twin single, 1 x second floor king-size double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan first floor living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility room.
  • Gas central heating, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car plus roadside parking is possible for further car across the parking space
  • Small patio area, stone seating and table
  • Sorry children under 11 not accepted
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking, no vaping
  • Shop 10 min, pub 5 min
  • Beach 5 min.

The property

The View is a perfect base for your holiday with gorgeous views over the Chesil beach towards Lyme Bay and thrilling West cliffs of the Isle of Portland. Sleeping up to six people in three bedrooms, with two of them ground-floor and the third one on the second floor, it makes a perfect holiday home for group of friends. With the gorgeous location of the View, the accommodation has a benefit of a bright stylish interior with spectacular stain glass window with one of the most popular and beautiful locations – the famous Portland Bill lighthouse. Relax in comfortable living area and sink in the views, enjoy dinner with friends.

With a mix of furniture for your convenience, you may never want to get up!

Patio area is perfect to enjoy a drink with stunning views and plan an adventure for next day. A short walk away is Chesil beach with promenade, a part of the South West Coast path around the Isle of Portland enjoyed by walkers and birdwatchers.

18-mile stretch along the Jurassic coast, a shingle beach with the nature reserve, Fleet and Chesil beach is a wonderful exploration area where you can get to know Dorset’s wildlife.

Enjoy exciting beach activities too with National Sailing Academy a few minutes’ walk from your home.

The waters around Portland are perfect for kite surfing, scuba diving and angling. It doesn’t matter the weather, the views over the Chesil beach are stunning may it be windy or quiet.

You may enjoy having a walk on the Cheisl bank with waves crashing to the shore.

It’s a perfect relaxation.

Pay a visit to Quiddles café, one of the island’s favourite’s with fresh seafood meals. Beautiful seaside town of Weymouth with many attractions for kids and adults alike and a 3-mile sandy beach is only a short drive away from the property. The View is an amazing contemporary holiday home that will suit guests looking for an unusual place in Dorset for holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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!

Note: Children under age of 11 are not accepted at this property.
Note: max 6 people.
Note: the property is accessed via a narrow dead-end road directly outside the property.
Note: the property requires a 100 pound refundable damage deposit payable on booking. Subject to a satisfactory check out after your departure this will be refunded within 10 days.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas