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Sea Drift

(Ref. 994630)

Weymouth, Dorset Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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  • beach (17)
  • walk (15)
  • location (15)
  • stay (14)
  • quiet (14)
  • bed (13)

46 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great week at Sea Drift, location was excellent for our purposes."

    The 'cottage' was lovely and warm, the bed very comfortable. I agree with other comments I have read that a small comfy chair in the living room would be good then one can stretch out on the sofa while the other is also comfortable. We took a canvas camp chair and blanket which was great. In the kitchen I found the microwave a bit too high for safety, we are not all 5' 4" or above!!! The art work was delightful and a great change to ordinary prints.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Oct 2023

  • "Noticed a few issues such as one of the toilet attachment bolts to the floor was practically falling out and cracks in paint near door frames."

    Nothing dangerous but a little unsightly. I had more of an issue with the ice box in the fridge which was restricted by a large build up of ice and an ice cube tray stuck to the bottom, reducing its capacity significantly. And even worse was the sizable turd left in the toilet (got rid of with a single flush but why weren't the cleaners capable of such a task). And finally there is the noise from the neighbours. Quiet at night but if you're stuck inside on a rainy day you will not be getting much peace and quiet. On the good side, close to the beach and a great location to get to other points of interest.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Oct 2023

  • "The property was basic; one lounge, one kitchen, one bedroom and one shower/toilet."

    However, it was perfect for two people staying one week. There were two excellent instruction binders; one for the property and one for the surrounding area. Very helpful. There was everything we needed; we brought our own towels but didn’t need them. The oven and microwave proved invaluable as we were not too happy with the restaurants. It was off-season and many were closed. TV and Wifi worked well. A short walk away are Aldi, Sainsbury’s and a Tesco Express. Aldi boasts 8 EV charging points which is useful for those with electric cars. The location is in the middle of a large very quiet housing estate. The building construction was such that we heard the neighbours walking around as the floors and stairs creaked, not a problem unless you are a very light sleeper. Off-street parking was a bonus. Weymouth is not as close as advertised. The nearest part, 20 minute walk, is at the far end of the promenade. It is another 20 minutes walk to get to the shops. The local park, Lodmore Park, is a great place to stroll and not far from there is the RSBP water park. It is an excellent base from which to visit Monkey World, Portland Bill, Chesil Beach, Abbotsbury Sub-tropical gardens, and much more.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Oct 2023

  • "Overall nice little 1 bedroom house."

    Everything worked ok. Rather disappointed the shower mat was mouldy in the shower and thought the sofa could have been slightly bigger and more comfortable.

    Reviewed by Trevor3.1Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment."

    Super clean nicely decorated and loved the artwork on the walls. Nice quiet residential street, ideal for a couple. Absolutely spot on.

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Jul 2023

  • "I have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and this one stood out for having everything I needed!"

    Great location to explore the Jurassic coastline. Lots of supermarkets within close proximity. Lovely stay, thank you!!

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay however a few things could have been better."

    The sofa is to small for two people to sit comfortable. Needs a bigger one or a separate chair. Not enough coat hangers only 6 for two people. Bedroom needs rearranging wardrobe and chest of draws need swapping places as can’t do makeup in the dark corner. Wouldn’t return as found property expensive for what it was

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Sea Drift, the property was clean with everything you need for a week's stay."

    Located on a quiet street with Weymouth town centre being a 15 minute walk along the promenade. Only slight niggle is that we found the settee far too small for two people to comfortably relax, I would suggest a separate armchair also be provided. Other than that a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Kat4.7Jun 2023

  • "A bright, airy bijou house for two people."

    A comfortable bed and an excellent shower.Good to have a dishwasher and washing machine. Reasonably easy walking distance to the beach and Weymouth centre via the lovely Lodmoor Park. Plenty of places of interest within easy reach, as is a Pub! Many nice pubs and eating places in Weymouth. However, as in line with other reviews, the lack of cutlery and china necessitated us using the dishwasher daily therefore using more water and power More utensils would mean less use of the dishwasher. Also mentioned by others was the small sofa. Perhaps two armchairs would be better.Finally, the stairs are rather steep and would not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sea Drift. Thank you.

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2023

  • "Sea Drift is ideally situated for a great seaside holiday with just a 10 minute walk to the sea and also close to the beautiful RSPB reserve Lodmoor."

    It is a comfortable modern house located in a quiet residential area and I am happy to recommend it. When I had an issue during the week, Dream Cottages quickly sorted it. So thank you to them. I would stay again if visiting that area.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2023

  • "The property was a great base to explore, although on a estate it was amazingly quiet and neighbours were friendly, The property was modern and very clean, the only downside was the settee which was a bit low and uncomfortable to sit on for a long time, but that didn't put us off we had a great holiday thanks."

    Reviewed by Colin4.4May 2023

  • "Like last year, the two seater settee is most uncomfortable and well psst it’s useful life."

    Need more cutlery and an extra oven shelf. Other than that, it’s a great place to stay in a quiet location. With a park just a short walk away and a gentle walk to the Esplanade, it’s ideal for a relaxing time. Great bus service from the stops beside Sea Life centre and with off-road parking at Sea Drift you can leave the car most days.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2023

  • "Great location."

    Scenic walk to the beach.Lots of activities nearby. Nice little house. Would have been nice to have another comfy chair to sit on then not squeezing on the settee together. Comfy bed.Like the walk-in shower. Would stay again if we are in the area.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property for 2 guests."

    No issues to share. Another lovely holiday thank you.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Feb 2023

  • "Generally this is a very nice property for two people."

    The facilities were very good and the location is good once you find the pleasant path to the beach and the frequent buses to the town and elsewhere. The property was fairly clean, but quite a few cobwebs and the vacuum cleaner's filter needed to be cleaned and washed. Hopefully we left the property cleaner than when we arrived! We found the sofa too soft and probably needs to be replaced.

    Reviewed by Henry4.4Oct 2022

  • "Sea Drift is a lovely little house in a very quiet part of town."

    The property was spotless when we arrived and everything was as per the description on the booking confirmation, apart from no DVD. There was ample crockery and cutlery and a simple to use dishwasher, once I had found the book of instructions! There are no recycling bins but it was easy enough to bag it up and take to the Community recycling facility at Sainsburys, less than 1 mile away. (As far as I am aware, refuse from holiday cottages is classed as trade waste hence no bin collections from the door). The beach is a pleasant 10 minute walk through Lodmoor Park and the town centre is about 30 minutes along the Promenade. There is also a bus stop outside Sea World and a reasonable service into town. There is also another bus stop 10 minute walk away on Dorchester Road and this is a frequent service. The only problems we had in our week’s stay were - two seater settee needs replacement as it gets most uncomfortable after a while; the heated towel rail needs a thermostat valve on it as it gets too hot for comfort at times; the kitchen table and chairs are not the most comfortable and are showing their age. We were most pleased with this “find of a place to stay” and have booked to go back next year. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2022

  • "Cosy little place."

    Well equipped but soundproofing between neighbours is poor. Height of hanging light in kitchen too low for me ( I am 6ft 2). Good, central location for the coastal interest points i wanted to visit and close to the beach. Lots of good local facilities.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2022

  • "Sea Drift is situated very conveniently for a 5 minute walk to the beach or a couple of local attractions in the nearby country park."

    Weymouth is a longer, but do-able walk (25 minutes), but there are plenty of buses on the coast road that go straight into town. The house is a fairly modern 1 bedroom starter home that I would describe as 'functional'. Nothing major wrong, but a few niggly things to be fixed over the winter: There isnt a wooden surface in the place that doesnt need a coat of paint, and I would have chosen a carpet over a hard floor in the living room. The dishwasher was too noisy to use while the house was occupied (there is no internal door between the kitchen and the main room). That said, using the place as a base for days out, it was fine, and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Sep 2022

  • "A lovely little house, bright & airy, but would benefit from a little t l c"

    Reviewed by Barry4.1Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the holiday."

    The property is small but perfect for a couple. We had originally planned to do a little bit of exploring, however we were lucky to have a full week of beautiful weather and it was too hot for walking, so we took full advantage and enjoyed the beach and sea instead. I would definitely book again for another holiday. I have given the comfort a slightly slower mark as it was l bit uncomfortable sitting outside on the pebbled area, the garden chairs kept sinking in, we had to sit on the small paved area next to the door which was behind the car,

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Aug 2022

  • "This is a really nice small house, in a very quiet residential area."

    The bed is super comfy, and the shower is really good. Its ideal for a couple, in a great location, for seeing Dorset. Its well equipped, with everything you need. Just one small thing needed, a fan..We fortunately took a fan with us, and would have found sleeping impossible without it.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in Sea Drift, well equipped, very comfortable bed, perfect for 2 people and with off road parking which is always a bonus."

    If you like walking it's just a 10 minute walk down to Greenhill Beach, (and bus stops), and then an enjoyable 20 minute stroll along the seafront to the main part of Weymouth beach. A minor problem that we had on the first day, which was a Saturday, was resolved by the managing company within the hour, very good service. Would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely property great location unfortunately not for persons of a later age with mobility issues ."

    Reviewed by Barry3.8May 2022

  • "Nice little house, just enough for 2 people."

    We had a lovely time!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    A great position, very quiet, local to all amenities. The house was warm and comfortable. There was an easy walk to the town and beach. As we like to cook, the property could have used some covered casserole dishes for the oven and a mixing bowl. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Feb 2022

  • "Spotless cottage, almost like a new show house, everything was there that would be needed for your stay, internet was easy to connect and the walk to the beach and shops was very short at about 10 mins, bed was very comfortable, definitely recommend staying here."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was such a quiet area, so close to the sea, and the cottage was so tastefully decorated, simple but with a real holiday flavour!"

    Everything worked really well and the heat and hot water were just right.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2021

  • "I chose Sea Drift because it was in a residential area where I could park my car on the drive and not worry about finding a parking space."

    It was a quiet neighbour hood and an excellent base to explore the area on foot and being so close to a nature reserve was a bonus. I work for the NHS on the frontline and I needed to decompress and Sea Drift was very comfortable accommodation and I found I was able to relax. And the owners paintings were just beautiful!

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Generally a very good property, convenient for the town and beach."

    Some more information about local facilities, recycling and heating operation would have been useful.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Oct 2021

  • "Clean,comfortable holiday home."

    Could probably do with a few more cooking utensils and advice on Dorset recycling policy for the 2 bins. This said we had a great time and after a day in the fresh air it was a pleasure to open front door and relax.

    Reviewed by Rona5.0Sep 2021

  • "Good location - peaceful."

    Just a couple of suggestions - instructions for when and which bins to put out for collection would be good. Heated towel rail didn’t come on at all. Otherwise ideal for two people.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Sep 2021

  • "Information needed on recycling."

    Disappointed at small number of channels on the television.

    Reviewed by Alice2.8Sep 2021

  • "A little more cutlery and glasses"

    Reviewed by Tim4.1Aug 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Sea Drift."

    It was just a 10 minute walk through the park to the sea front and about a 30 minute walk in the other direction to get to the centre of Weymouth town. The accommodation itself was ideal for 2 people and had everything we needed. It wasn’t the cleanest, in regards to hoovering, but as one is available we soon sorted that out! We would return here.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Jul 2021

  • "Historical Weymouth and Portland ."

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jun 2021

  • "Good location."

    Only a short walk into Weymouth. Only one problem found - Front door hd dropped so was difficult to close.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2021

  • "This was the first time we've used Sykes, so no idea what to expect."

    Everything was as per the description, the property was clean and well decorated, and the perfect size for the two of us, while the location was convenient for both the beach and local bus routes. We would have no hesitation in staying here again, and will certainly look at Sykes' properties for future holidays. A couple of niggles: the bins hadn't been emptied, possibly for some time, and smelled quite badly, although we were able to put the recyclables and food bins out when the dustmen came round, which helped. Fortunately the weather wasn't scorching hot! There was no remote control for the DVD player, which was inconvenient. One leg of the dining table had to be wedged with cardboard, otherwise it wobbled. Apart from the above, which are relatively minor issues, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 'Sea Drift'.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2020

  • "There was no electric razor point in the bathroom otherwise it was a first class facility and we would love to go again"

    Reviewed by Irene Mary4.7Sep 2020

  • "Floor boards up stairs creak noisily and could do with screwing down Settle is ..."

    Floor boards up stairs creak noisily and could do with screwing down Settle is a bit low for the older generation Otherwise all was good

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "Mostly, it was size of accommodation."

    Pictures must have been taken with wide-angle lens. Rooms were tiny! Barely room for minute 2 seater sofa! Given that we had bad weather, we were forced to spend more time inside than ideal, and we were so cramped. Similarly, outside space was just the end of the drive, behind the car. We would also have appreciated instruction on how to boost the hot water. Sometimes there was not enough for 2 showers and we didn't find the boost until the day we went home.

    Reviewed by Annie3.8Aug 2020

  • "Clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Especially so given C 19! Very good location for coast, town and park/reserve. Minor issues with WiFi- password in folder incorrect but successfully found on plus net box! No DVD handset, worked okay, but impossible to change menu to obtain subtitles. Also minor but a stale water smell came and went in bathroom - intermittent. A very nice place for two for a getaway- enjoyed accommodation and location.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2020

  • "Overall was a lovely stay in a lovely house!"

    Very close to the beach (around a 15 minute walk through a lovely park or around 20 minutes down the main road) it’s close to a bus stop if needing to carry things around Weymouth and having no access to cars. The house was very clean on arrival and was beautifully decorated! The bed was the comfiest bed I’ve slept in! There was a few issues that came about the longer we stayed- the shower would randomly turn off, the hot water was a constant battle and unfortunately the outside bins were full- wine bottles ect looked like they were pilled up over weeks and weeks. The recycling bin smelt whenever you walked by it and the main bin was a fight to get anything in it. Overall- these things are easily sorted (possibly having the bin timetable in blue folder- we understand bins are taken every two weeks as they rotate between recycling and general waste weekly) we found this out through the neighbours. Another issue was the fire alarm going off by even the smallest of tasks like doing toast. Was a lovely holiday and will definitely be going back to dream cottages next year! Thank you for the lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Natascha4.4Jun 2019

  • "It met our needs for being local to facilities"

    Reviewed by Colin4.7May 2019

  • "Nice walk down to the beach through the woods and the park."

    Location was quiet despite being in an housing estate. Limited selection of freeview T V channels. Limited cupboard space for groceries in kitchen.

    Reviewed by Frank4.7May 2019

  • "Sea Drift is ideally placed in Weymouth and for easy access to the Dorset coastline, it is situated on a housing estate but it was very quiet."

    The house is very compact with just a two seater settee to sit in comfort so can feel as though you are on top of one another especially if you put your elbows up when reading or drinking your cuppa you can easily nudge the person next to you. But as we were out and about most of the time not a real problem. The bedroom was more spacious and the bed was really comfortable and the shower is a good size also it is a bonus that it has a driveway for the car. The weather was lovely so we were able to get out and about, the Jurassic coastline is stunning and being Situated in Weymouth you can get to most places without driving too far, we even drove over into Sidmouth in Devon, Corfe Castle is a must and Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Went to Swanage and old Harry Rocks, if you park in the South beach NT car park there is a lovely pub with really good food and a drink for when you have completed the walk to the rocks called The Bankes Arms. They have an outdoor seating area across the road to enjoy the views and the sunshine. Overall a lovely holiday and some stunning photos.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4May 2019

  • "The television wasn't working on arrival."

    It was fixed the following day but it still suffers with a constant buzzing noise when you are watching a program; couldn't be bothered to phone up again to report it. I have to say that a television with a separate Freeview box is very old and should be replaced with something more straightforward for people to use.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Apr 2019

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Summary

  • One bedroom: King-size
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room in outside utility
  • Sitting room with TV.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, Wi-Fi
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Gravelled outside area with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 15 minute walk
  • Shop 15 minute walk.

The property

This lovely modern house is located around a mile away from Weymouth’s sandy beach yet enjoys all the quietness and benefit being in the residential street. This charming self-catering house is perfect for a couple or someone who wants to explore beautiful Dorset coast and countryside as it has one bedroom. The property is decorated with the owner’s artwork that will inspire you to get outside and see the places for yourself.

Well-equipped kitchen with diner will suit your needs to prepare a delicious meal to share over a romantic evening together.

In the lounge you may sit, sip some wine and enjoy watching your favourite TV show. The luxury shower room has a heated mirror to ensure you relax and wind down after an energetic day out.

Large king size bed will allow you a good night’s rest. The outside area is suitable for an evening drink with table and chairs in the front of the property. The beach is a short 15-minute walk away, offering a detour via the RSPB reserve where you can spot a lot of common Dorset wildlife, but during autumn and winter months you may be treated to more rare sights of migrating birds.

The Isle of Portland is famous for birdwatching with one of the lighthouses turned to bird watching observatory. Explore further than Weymouth and the Isle of Portland, head West and you will reach stunning West Bay cliffs, Golden Cap, Charmouth.

Drive East and be amazed by Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Sea Drift is ideally placed for a seaside town holiday with family, and is only a short drive away from nearby towns and villages.

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About the location

WEYMOUTH

Dorchester 7 miles; Bridport 17 miles.

The popular resort of Weymouth makes an outstanding year-round holiday destination, with a wide variety of attractions on offer, appealing to all tastes and ages. The glorious golden sandy beaches have excellent facilities for all kinds of watersports, whilst from the picturesque, bustling harbour you can take regular fishing trips. A short drive takes you to Portland Harbour, and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, linked to Weymouth by the dramatic Chesil Beach. Visit Dorchester, Thomas Hardy’s “Casterbridge”, only 7 miles away, or take a journey along the scenic coastal road and call in at Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens. Alternatively, just head down to West Bay - the views of the stunning Dorset Heritage Coastline are not to be missed!

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Note: Washing machine in outside utility.