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The Gables

(Ref. 994213)

Brewers Quay Harbour, Dorset Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "12 th year for us at this lovely property so we clearly love it."

    We come a long way tho so 3 pm availability suited us so much better than 4 pm. Perfect location

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2024

  • "Lovely touch the welcome box, lovely place in ideal location, everything you need and clean and tidy."

    Just one suggestion of another set of keys. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We had a water leak in the kitchen which was rectified by The maintenance quickly. The curtain runners in the lounge need attention as not possible to close curtains due to missing supports..well equipped.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Feb 2024

  • "The property is well situated, near harbour, town centre and the beach will definitely return"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "When we arrived at the property the house smelt of ‘dog’ - with dog hair prevalent on the rugs and mats."

    The hoover is not fit for purpose. The whole place needs a general revamp. The drainer at the sink is rusty, the dish washer is not secured in the frame, the floor was dirty. Light bulbs were missing or not working. The shower cubicles need a deep clean. The tv’s need upgrading - remotes not very functional. There are no emergency torches. We have stayed in many ‘dog friendly’ establishments and this is the only one that felt dirty. We will not be returning which is a shame.

    Reviewed by Kathy1.6Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in a beautiful house."

    Very spacious. We did however find the double room mattress very uncomfortable. It was much to hard.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.1Aug 2023

  • "Our visit to the Gables was excellent, the location of the property was amazing, ..."

    Our visit to the Gables was excellent, the location of the property was amazing, being a couple of minutes walk into the harbour and town centre, the property was clean and well presented and catered for our needs, will definitely be booking again in the future, thank you for a great holiday

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jul 2023

  • "All good. We've stayed here before and would do so again."

    Thank you. The very narrow parking bay was the only real irritation.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have been coming on holiday to Weymouth for numerous years and have stayed at The Gables every year for many years and enjoy the house, the area/locality and the layout of the house suits ours needs perfectively."

    We also bring our two small dogs who also enjoy their holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2023

  • "10 th year at the Gables."

    Brilliant

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2023

  • "The property was in an excellent location for walking to/accessing Weymouth and the facilities/harbour/seafront etc."

    The property was also well equipped; furniture, utensils etc Parking is available gor one car but space is extremely small. Unfortunately, where the property falls down is on cleanliness. We stayed the first week of April, and the standard of cleanliness was low. The.sofas hadn't been moved, sweets underneath as well as paper/wrapper. In between the cushions on the sofa was quite off-putting as it was full of sand, so had not been hoovered. The wooden floors weren't clean. They may have swept/hoovered quickly bit had not been mopped. Ground floor shower room is very tight. The shower cubicle is small but hampered by a wide shelf around hip height which restricts bending in an already confined space. This didn't really make it accessible (along with steps down to the property) Overall, our week was good and we had a pleasant stay. However, I would not return to the property unless it was deep cleaned, and more care taken in between lettings. And I couldn't recommend it unless this is addressed.

    Reviewed by Alison2.2Apr 2023

  • "We stayed at the gables before and had a wonderful stay."

    My feed back then was good but I did mention that the oven was very poor and everything took much longer to cook than it should have done.This stay again the oven played up to the point we couldn't use it at all as it kept tripping the fuse box and it wouldn't work at all, so our meal planned on boxing day we couldn't cook.We were just relieved it didn't stop working on Christmas day as it could have ruined our day.The service we had in getting a small oven was fantastic and very helpful and quick, so we were all grateful for that.We did have a fantastic stay and would come back again

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Dec 2022

  • "An excellent property with all the facilities you need."

    There was a problem with the hot water and heating and this was dealt with very quickly. The ground floor shower drains very slowly and a couple of toilet seats are loose but all in all a very nice stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely layout, comfortable and within easy walking distance of Weymouth."

    We enjoyed our stay very much. Our wonderful Hearing Dog Otis was able to enjoy the park and dog walking area on the beach. All of the equipment needed was provided and were of a good standard. I like a bath and suggest a hand rail to help avoid slips when getting in and out of the bath should be fitted.

    Reviewed by Bernard4.4Sep 2022

  • "Nice location central to everything in Weymouth."

    Property felt like it wasn't very well furnished however. The en-suite shower leaked through the kitchen light which was very unsafe. Beds were rock hard, some had slats broken off of them and were very poor quality. My disabled mum could not get comfortable in her bed and quite often was painful because of how hard mattress was it had no give in it. No carpets meaning noises echoed throughout the whole place and not much storage space for clothes etc in rooms. For how expensive this property was it was a huge let down. Definitely not worth the cost. The location and the downstairs bedroom for my Mum were the only positives. It would really benefit from being refurbished.

    Hello - Dream Cottages sent me a copy of your review this week. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the house I appreciate that having the leak was difficult for you. There had been a leak, last year, but the plumber who came to mend it assured me that every joint was secure. I now understand that the recent leak was caused by there being 'soggy tiles' at the base of the shower. It has been mended temporarily until there is a gap in lettings to allow a more permanent fix. In relation to your other comments - we have the property assessed each year against national standards. This was done in January and the property has a 4 * rating. This assessment checks all the mattresses and whenever recommended we replace them to a high standard. Usually the replacement is because the mattress has become too soft. The property is a converted industrial building and so carpeting it would be inappropriate, and the sloping ceilings in the bedrooms make providing more furniture difficult. However we provide hanging and drawer space in all the rooms. These elements of the property are clear to see in the pictures on the website. We stay at the house a couple of times a year and find the settees very comfortable, as comments from other guests describe. We had the downstairs toilet converted to a shower room in 2019 to make the house more accessible, and I am pleased this was helpful for your mother. I am concerned that you found broken slats on one or more of the beds. I hope you reported this to Dream Cottages but I will check with them. I expect you will not book to stay at the Gables again, although the location makes it an excellent place for town and beach, but I hope you will use Dream Cottages again as they provide a good service. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine2.8Aug 2022

  • "We stayed one week at the Gables on arrival the premises was lovely and clean , biscuits tea and coffee was left for us to enjoy which was a bonus."

    The gables is a very comfortable accommodation and within a few minutes walk to all the amenities .We had a lovely stay and would recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to stay in Weymouth.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean & comfortable place to stay."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay, we were concerned about some of the reviews but we found no problems."

    The noise issue with the apartment wasn’t a problem for us but it is a converted industrial building so won’t have been built to the same noise standards as a house so we didn’t have any issues with it. We loved the location and the apartment is very comfortable and we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2022

  • "Location ideal, great situation for exploring the local area."

    Felt secure with gated parking for our car and comfortable with security for our small dog

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Good location however the property is not dog secure and there is really no safe secure place for dogs at all so this should not be advertised as suitable for dogs."

    The property is very old and tired and in need of renovation. All the windows need to be replaced one window is broken and will not stay shut. There is no sound proofing between floors so it is a very noisy property also it looked as if a tile had come off the roof which needs to be fixed. In addition the front door does not feel very secure. This property was very expensive but it did not justify the price.

    Reviewed by Loretta3.1May 2022

  • "A lovely property in a great location."

    Very well equipped and with comfortable beds and garden furniture. Sofas and arm chair look ok but springing seems worn so not as comfortable as they look. Steps inside and out not the easiest to negotiate. The worst thing for us was the parking. More information should be given about this BEFORE booking. Had I seen the info we received after we had paid before we did so I probably would not have booked. The spaces are incredibly tight. On one occasion during our stay a neighbour had to come and ask me to move my car (which was parked in accordance with instructions) so that she could get into hers. The only way I could get into my driving seat was by climbing over from the passenger side (luckily the car normally parked at that side was not in situ at the time).

    Reviewed by Susan2.8May 2022

  • "The standout feature of this property is without a shadow of a doubt - it’s location to the old harbour!"

    Simply fantastic, and with secure parking it’s just great (yes the parking spot is a little tight, but the other drivers are very courteous). The house itself is very nicely laid out. The photos don’t really do it justice. The open plan layout is lovely and the rooms are all a very good size. A couple of bits need fixing/touching up, but these are nothing that would affect your stay (as mentioned in other reviews, the bedroom blinds are more for privacy than keeping the light out, so take some eye masks). We had a couple of issues that were fixed extremely quickly. Good pressure in the taps/shower, although the kitchen could use a boost as it takes a while to fill the kettle. Our only slight down point on this property, is that the walls and ceilings are very thin! You must appreciate it’s an old property, but you can hold a conversation with someone upstairs from the living room without raising your voice. That wasn’t an issue for us, but might be worth considering if you have a large group. On the whole we would definitely come back, if only for the location! Lots of great restaurants and bars a stones throw away (most of which are dog friendly too!). Try Cactus Jacks’ chilli challenge if you dare - it nearly killed me, but was just another great memory of our trip to the Gables!

    Reviewed by James4.1Apr 2022

  • "House was in an excellent location just minutescfrom the Harbour."

    Great to have parking too. The House was very dusty everywhere. 5pm check in is later than most cottages and they certainly don't spend the time cleaning! Several bulbs were not working, TV remote in bedroom did not work and the batteries were rusted so been thatcway a long time! Also quite a bad leak on the toilet in the bathroom upstairs. Main downfalls were the blinds in the upstairs bedrooms where no better than net curtains. You can see through them from outside at night and you are woken up at daybreak with the light shining right on you in all three upstairs rooms. Finally there is no soundproofing in the entire building. You can hear a conversation in the living room from the bedroom and vice versa. The floors make such a noise it is impossible to move without disturbing the rest of the House.. Everything echos! Finally the adjacent building was having plumbing work carried out. Drills and hammering from 6.45am was a bit much the last two mornings of our stay. The House is in a great location, great to have parking, lovely little courtyard garden but no privacy at all. I wouldn't stay again. Bad blinds, terrible noise transfer between rooms and buildings. Our first stay in a dreams cottage but with have had many breaks with Sykes. Cleaning poorest we have encountered. Apart from changing beds I don't think they do anything!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to read that certain aspects of the property were not to your liking. Our offices are open 7 days a week and we offer a 24 hrs out of hours service to our guests if they have any concerns relating to their stay. Due to the age of the building, before soundproofing guest may find the property echoey or a bit creaky which all adds to the character. We are happy you enjoyed your stay overall and decided to extend your holiday whilst at the property. Once again, thank you for taking the time in forwarding your feedback and we hope to welcome you back to Dorset very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane3.4Feb 2022

  • "Great location and lovely house, very clean everything you could need."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2022

  • "Everything was perfect."

    We would love to stay here again. One minor cleaning issue in downstairs shower which we rectified ourselves. Easy to miss. Thanks for a great time

    Reviewed by Stacey4.7Dec 2021

  • "Ideal holiday break Lovely place to do loads of activity Cottage is ideally placed to walk run cycle everywhere."

    We will be back fantastic

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2021

  • "The thermostat in the hall was arcane with not much in the way of help notes."

    Some of the plumbing was a bit dodgy. The sink in the downstairs loo didn't work and the hot tap in the bathroom needed a strong hand to prevent it dripping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BT internet connection was excellent one of the best we've had in Weymouth. Well equipped kitchen with plenty of plates and cutlery, especially large knives. Also good to have a decent bread-bin. Beds very comfortable with ample towels etc. Lastly the general access to the parking and property were difficult. I understand we were told it wasn't disabled friendly but still not a great feature of the property.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great holiday, we loved the property and location."

    A few steps from the property straight into Hope Square really made our stay.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday staying at the Gables very convenient of all the amenities we did not need to use the car for the majority of our holiday."

    We would definitely recommend the Gables to anyone and we would definitely stay here again .

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2021

  • "Should be told of steep stairs to bedroom."

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Jun 2021

  • "Great location."

    The Gables was very well equipped for our stay with everything we needed and more. Lovely outside space at property. It was ideal will definitely return

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jun 2021

  • "It is a good idea to have extended the shower in the en-suite in the main bedroom and install a further shower in the downstairs toilet."

    This is much appreciated. I am aware that there is a washer/dryer available for clothes washing but would it be possible to have a washing line in the courtyard area where no one can see so some items could be hung out to dry/to get the sand off ect before putting in the machine, as aware not to put out the front. We love the Gables and it suits are needs perfectly. Thank you

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2021

  • "This holiday home is in such a perfect location you could not get any better!"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage ,we had a great time ,"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "Quite adequate but ideally would have: Lounge Suite with leg supports, USA style Fridge/Freezer with chilled water&ice, USB plug sockets, larger shower cubicle."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very nice holiday and the place was very nice to , mr white of wells"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2019

  • "Very good location."

    Would use this accommodation again.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2019

  • "We love staying in Weymouth and staying here makes it even better love it"

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Aug 2019

  • "7 th year..."

    .speaks for itself.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Aug 2019

  • "The Gables is comfortable, well maintained and very well equipped property."

    As a family of 6 we found the house to be large enough to accommodate all of us comfortably. It was clean and the bedding and towels supplied were very clean and of a good quality. And the kitchen had everything (and more) that we needed. We loved the fact it was situated so close to the harbour and town. Just a walk out of the gate. The only downside was the parking. There is only parking for one car. As we had booked a minivan for us all to travel comfortably we were not able to park in the designated parking bay. One phone call to Dorset Council and we had a parking ticket (£38) that lasted us for the whole week. It covered every long stay car park In Weymouth, Portland and Chessil Beach, so we parked at the Norte Forte car park over night. Just a 2 minute walk away from the house. £38 well spent. If coming back to Weymouth, we would certainly book The Gables again.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2019

  • "Very enjoyable stay at The Gables , a superb property ."

    But would help in the brochure about accessibility. It might be a problem for some people with mobility issues. The only access is down 5 or 6 steps.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Jul 2019

  • "Brilliant location for the Wessex Folk Festival and the property was full of character!"

    Great to be able to park the car on site too.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2019

  • "Second visit to the gables."

    Perfect holiday home.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0May 2019

  • "The house was smaller than we expected but nice all the same."

    The cleanliness of the house could have been a lot better. The wooden floors especially downstairs were very sticky on the foot, didn't look like it had been washed at all. The patio doors were not wiped clean, smudges & bird poo on glass which we had to clean off & outside the patio ground was not washed clean, could not sit out there at all & the window of the house could also have been wiped clean. Upstairs windows would not stay open, had to put a cushion on ledge to keep window open.

    Reviewed by Mags2.2May 2019

  • "The gables was had a very good location and lots to do in Weymouth very clean and tidy would return"

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Apr 2019

  • "Another fantastic holiday at the Gables everything up to scratch."

    Stayed July 2018.

    Mr Keith BowenAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable."

    And a great position for town. Only the weather let us down! Stayed January 2018

    Mr Peter EldridgeFeb 2018

  • "It's a great property and we always enjoy staying there - stayed November 2017"

    Mr Michael RadfordDec 2017

  • "Perfectly situated."

    Felt very safe as there were electronic gates to the property. Lovely sized rooms and great to have three toilets for all the family. It has everything you ever need in a home. I would go back again - stayed August 2017

    Ms Kerry PriceSep 2017

  • "The Gables is a beautiful property close to the harbour, We have stayed at the Gables a few times now and have always enjoyed it."

    Stayed May 2017

    Mr Michael RadfordMay 2017

  • "A fantastic property in our favourite Weymouth location, brewers quay."

    Stayed January 2017

    Mr MinihanFeb 2017

  • "A lovely house which is situated in a great location."

    Stayed November 2016

    Mr Michael RadfordNov 2016

  • "Thank you, as over the last 20 years, Dream Cottages have been spot on, never a problem, always excellent in every way - stayed June 2016."

    Mr John DavisJun 2016

  • "A lovely stay in a very well appointed cottage."

    All perfect for our needs. Very many thanks indeed.

    Miss BarnardMar 2015

  • "Stayed in this cottage several times before and never been disappointed."

    Cottage super clean. Our stay included New Year, would recommend anyone who likes a good party over New Year to give Weymouth a try. Fantastic start to the New Year. - Mrs Trevis stayed December 2014

    Mrs Tracy TrevisJan 2015

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor single
  • 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x single, 1 x twin on first floor
  • Ground floor Shower Room with WC and basin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating, oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Parking for one car
  • External and internal patio with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk

The property

The Gables situated in Kellaway Court development.

Ideally suited to young children and elderly people as the front design of the property has just five steps down and a good sized patio with garden furniture.

Once inside the hallway you gain access to the large sitting room with dining area, it then opens into a large kitchen.

An ideal area to prepare a tasty family meal, allowing you to make the most of a relaxing family time.

Full shower room on ground floor and full bathroom on first floor.

Ground floor bedroom and three first-floor bedrooms, an internal and external patio areas mean you really can enjoy some relaxing time together and enjoy a drink or two.

Situated on the old Brewery site, that has now been redeveloped into individual properties, they all retain many original features.

Only a few minutes’ walk around to the harbour, with many coffee shops, bars and restaurants.

Don’t forget to explore the quirky side streets of Weymouth with boutique and toursist shops for browsing.

Weymouth with its superb golden sandy beach with shallow waters, enjoys the best of British climate and is an excellent base for exploring fabled Dorset country and villages at all times of the year.

The coast offers some of the best sailing and walking in England.

An ideal location near the heart of Weymouth old harbour The Gables is an ideal location for a family holiday of all ages.

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About the location

BREWERS QUAY HARBOUR

Dorchester 8.7 miles; West Lulworth 15.8 miles

Brewers Quay is the old Victorian brewery situated at the heart of the harbour, in Weymouth, Dorset. Much of the grade II listed complex and surrounding brewery buildings date from the late 1800 early 1900’s and many have stones inlaid commemorating their construction year. This area is now a popular destination with many restaurants, café and bars, creating a vibrant culture, where you can relax with a drink and watch the world go by. Tucked away down the harbourside streets, you will find original Tudor harbour buildings, estimated to have been built in 1600 and well worth a visit, with a very interesting history to share. You will also find the Weymouth Museum, with some incredible exhibitions, and the harbour is also home to the lifting bridge, where you can watch the luxury yachts head out to sea, and then walk over the bridge to the town's winding streets of boutique shops and the seafront esplanade and beach. There is more to this seaside town than meets the eye; Brewers Quay is a much-loved holiday destination in Weymouth!

Note: Allocated parking for one car only in electronically gated secure residents parking area.
Note: Property is accessed via 7 steps. Accessibility report is available on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas