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The Oast House

(Ref. 994443)

Brewers Quay Harbour, Dorset Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house."

    Great for a large group of people.had everything we needed in it.we picked it for the outdoor area and the parking spaces.however we thought the outdoor area was abit dirty and could do with jet washing.we had a few ants in the living room.i stayed in the yellow bedroom.it was lovely but could do with blackout curtains.apart from that it’s a beautiful house in a perfect spot near the harbour.loved it.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jun 2024

  • "We were very happy with the property, this is the second year we have stayed and have already booked for a third."

    We really liked the addition of the Christmas tree and leaving the roasting trays was thoughtful and a nice touch. Two issues, one minor....... There were only 9 large plates which seems churlish to mention when all other crockery and utensils were plentiful and there was an issue with the shower in the family bathroom as it kept falling off the wall. Otherwise, perfect!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Dec 2023

  • "The property is great for large parties like ours, especially the location and parking spaces."

    We had 2 issues whilst on holiday, the first being that the property is infested with ants. One of the bedrooms, the living room and especially the kitchen/dining room constantly had ants crawling about no matter how many we killed. We found ant stations under the radiator covers so this is obviously a known problem. The second was that one of the showers in the bedroom was stuck on hot. We did report this, but it was not fixed during our stay. This was our third time staying in property but unfortunately due to the ant problem we won’t be returning.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Jun 2023

  • "We have enjoyed our stay at The Oast House."

    We were surprised to be asked to clean a property prior to departure, especially as no cleaning products were provided. On our arrival, we were disappointed to find the outdoor space was filthy. We swept and cleaned the tables and patio to make them usable, we were also disappointed to find there were insufficient household items provided, such as black bin bags, dishwasher tablets and loo rolls. The property is a lovely property, in a superb location, however we identified the following issues: - At least 4 lightbulbs were not working, which we have now removed. - The light fittings over the shaving mirrors in two of the downstairs bathrooms were broken, as is a shaver socket. - No temperature control in the master bathroom shower, and the fitting is dripping loudly. - The washing machine is extremely noisy and therefore can only be run during the day. - The hot water had been turned off, which we did manage to override, but caused us to be without hot water for a period of time. - In the downstairs family bathroom, the shower door is almost impossible to close properly, causing water to leak onto the floor. - The airier is weak, and about to break. - The table outside is not secure and would be really dangerous had we had young children. A recommendation would be hooks on the back of bedroom doors, especially the upstairs bedroom. And soap dishes in the showers would also be useful. We hope you can pass these comments onto the owner.

    Reviewed by Juliet2.8May 2023

  • "A fantastic property in a great location."

    It is a lovely conversion of the old oust house and has many interesting characteristics. It was a good size and easily accommodated us all (family gathering of 9 adults). It was comfortable and has all the facilities you could need for catering at home if you wanted to. The location was very central but the otherside of the harbour from the town centre which meant is was a bit quieter but still easily in range of pubs, restaurants, shops etc. It also had private access with code operated gates which meant only residents were within the grounds. Negatives, none really, we would only say that some of facilities are starting to show their age and use. For example, some Kitchen doors starting to sag, main bathroom shower door not sealing properly, a fresh lick of paint needed in some areas etc. but nothing that stopped us enjoying ourselves.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "Large, airy, comfortable home in a lovely location, just what we were looking for."

    One of the younger guests called it amazing! Thank you for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Feb 2023

  • "The house was great but a few niggles light bulbs not working making dining room dark ."

    Washing machine makes a lot of noise and dryer not very efficient. Everything else was great.

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Oct 2022

  • "The property was not as listed, it says 2 bedrooms on 1st floor there was only 1 twin."

    We were unable to take advantage of the outside patio as it was not very clean and very worn out with covers ripped and not attractive, the weather was beautiful and we would have loved eating out there as the dining room was dark. Saying that we really enjoyed our stay the area we were in was marvellous nice and out of the way, close to a few good restaurants, crabbing,and Nothe Fort was in walking distance. I have mobility issues and would not recommend this property for anyone with similar issues as there are a lot of steps inside, however, we all really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Janette3.4Aug 2022

  • "The Oast House is in an excellent location and well equipped with excellent wifi."

    The two fridges were perfect for an extended family as was the expansive living space. Very comfortable beds and very quiet at night with a feeling of being safe and secure meant a good sleep was had by all. Maybe more instruction on the automatic gates when leaving would be useful. We watched others managing to leave without getting out of their cars and tried a few different methods but in the end we had to run round and open them from the outside. Not a massive inconvenience, though.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our party of 9 (5 adults and 4 children) had a wonderful holiday in the Oast House."

    It provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay and there was plenty of room for all of us. The secure parking for all of our 3 cars was brilliant. The position in Hope Square meant that we were within easy reach of all Weymouth's attractions. The children particularly enjoyed crabbing in the harbour. The courtyard was so pretty and was a great place for meals as the weather was so hot. We would definitely recommend the Oast House for larger families.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very spacious accommodation with lots of separate seating areas, great for socialising or for members of the group to do different activities."

    Plenty of space for children to play, even though there’s no garden. It’s a quirky property with an unusual layout, and a floor plan would be very useful to help people work out whether it will meet the needs of their party. It’s not suitable for the disabled as the stairs are a bit steep and you can’t avoid using them. Three bedrooms are downstairs, but the living space is upstairs. Anyone sleeping in the upstairs bedroom still needs to go downstairs for a shower, as the upstairs WC does not have bathing/showering facilities. Most bedrooms are quite spacious and the beds are comfortable. A previous reviewer complained about the condition of the sofas, but these have been replaced and the furniture is fine. A review from August 2021 complained about the washing machine, and this still needs replacing. At a certain point in the cycle it makes a loud banging noise as if someone is hammering on the door. It’s a complex washer dryer and I could find no instructions. The kitchen area is slightly tired, but well equipped with cutlery, plates, mugs, etc for large groups. It’s worth being aware that the floors throughout the property are wooden, including the stairs, and it’s a bit noisy when people walk round. This shouldn’t be a problem for most people, but we had a baby in our group and found ourselves having to tiptoe around to avoid waking him. The location is great, being so close to the action but at the same time quiet and peaceful. You can walk to ASDA in under 10 minutes, it’s a short walk to the beach, and we didn’t use our cars all week. Parking was very convenient and the property felt safe and secure. We liked The Oast House.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Jul 2022

  • "We liked: *Great location; short walk to beach, take away options on it’s doorstep and surrounded by beautiful unspoilt period buildings, with the parking also being a big plus."

    *Excellent internal spaces, full of character; we were a party of 10 (6 adults and 4 kids) there was loads of room for the kids to play (hide and seek was a winner), we all fit around the dining table, the main lounge saw a few nights of board games and we all fit in there comfortably and the courtyard was nice to chill in at breakfast. The WiFi was good but we were happy that we only used it to check out the nearby food options as the kids had more fun making up their own games rather than caring about playing on their devices. Points for improvement: *Cleaners could do with steam cleaning the floor! I don’t think it has ever seen even a mop, most left their shoes on because of it and I found myself washing my feet before bed or putting shoes on! The tables in he courtyard area were also thick with dirt that I didn’t expect to have to wipe down on arrival so we could eat at them for breakfast. I get that it is an outside area so rain and wind make a mess, but the cleaners would have been there at some point before we arrived! * A floor plan on these listings would be great. I miss read the listing as I saw ‘ground floor bedroom’ shown as a key feature. It was a factor in my choosing this property as we had a disabled person in out group. I hadn’t payed attention to other wording that mentioned that the living areas were on the 1st floor, making a downstairs bedroom redundant as we weren’t about to leave that person in their downstairs bedroom while we all had fun upstairs. We ended up having to swap bed rooms so they could be on the floor with the living spaces but, there is no shower or bath up there, only a nightmare of a toilet for anyone who is not able bodied. This meant a few tricky trips up and down the stairs. So a floor plan would be great to help make it clear to people like me who didn’t register the listing properly. But a ground floor bedroom should not be listed as a key feature when all the other living areas are not accessible from the same floor.

    Reviewed by Kirsty3.4Jun 2022

  • "The property is absolutely wonderful with loads of room which easily accommodated our party of 8."

    The downside, as reported by several guests prior to our visit, is the condition of the settees. They're very old and uncomfortable and the brown one in particular does not smell very pleasant. One thing we would recommend is lighting to be improved on the carpark as it is very dark. Despite the above comments we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Denise4.1Mar 2022

  • "My daughter came to your office and told your staff of the various issues that we felt should be reported."

    All the family loved the property for its quirkiness comfort and position. The cleaning could be better though.

    Reviewed by J4.7Dec 2021

  • "Very disappointed with several things at the house."

    We go away every year and pay a lot of money for the weekend. This is the only house we have been let down on in several years. I have complained to your company and listed all the items.

    Reviewed by Dawn1.9Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic house in great location."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2021

  • "The location of the house was perfect - lots of cafes and pubs nearby, and just a short walk to the beautiful harbour."

    Nothe Fort and the beach were both only a 10-15mins walk. We also found the 3 parking spaces invaluable. The house had everything we needed for 9 people and was very comfortable. However, the property is looking a little tired and some areas could do with an upgrade (particularly the shower in the family bathroom, the washing machine, cushions for the patio, and the blinds in the triple room). We also thought that with the late check-in the house would have been slightly cleaner, and as with all other properties we've stayed at we would have appreciated a welcome pack including the basics such as milk, tea etc. None of these issues spoilt our holiday though, and we would stay again at the Oast House.

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Aug 2021

  • "The house is fantastic and was both spacious and in a great location."

    We had a party of 8 but the house could definitely accommodate 10. The facilities were great with enough bathrooms for the number of guests. The outdoor alfresco dining area was a highlight, but we were lucky to have a week of sunshine. The location is close to some fantastic restaurants and having three secured parking places was a major bonus. Our only issues were the hot water running out once or twice. Sykes dealt with this immediately by sending a plumber who turned on the immersion to deal with the problem. The second issue is the WiFi which can't really handle more than two people using it simultaneously. These were annoying (but not show stopping) and we would definitely use the Oast House again booking via Sykes. The quality of the place, and location, far outweighed some minor annoyances, and more importantly the attention to detail such as having enough glasses, cutlery etc. available for the guests, meant everyone had an enjoyable and comfortable experience. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Aug 2020

  • "Our break at the Oast House was in Feb 2020 half-term, we were a party of 9 - ages ranging from 14 to 82."

    The location of the Oast house was perfect for us - everything was in close proximity to the House - Pubs, shops and great walks, allowing us to have some non driving days. We had parking for all 3 cars which was a big plus. The house was very spacious, so allowed us to spread out!! I would say that there are a lot of steps inside as many rooms were on different levels - my dad of 82 did find this quite a challenge. It was rather cold on arrival but once we had sussed out the heating, we got it quite toasty! I think that the one major problem we had was the WiFi as it was not clearly man enough for the job. Some of our party had to work and at certain times found the WiFi dropping out constantly, quite frustrating. We did think that the place looked tired in places and would welcome a little investment. But with all that said - We did enjoy our stay very much - it was great to get the whole family together in one place.

    Reviewed by Liz3.8Feb 2020

  • "We particularly enjoyed the location, even though we were in a lively area of Weymouth, we were tucked away in a quite road, so everything we needed was on our doorstep, brilliant, thank you."

    Reviewed by Iain3.8Sep 2019

  • "The Oast house was extremely well equipped with everything you would need."

    Very well located, had some fabulous meals out, so much choice. I would like to point out is that the living area and kitchen is upstairs with three of the four bedrooms on the ground floor. The bedroom on the first floor does not have an en-suite or bathroom although there is a toilet on this floor. The stairs are quite steep, my 90 year old mother did find them hard work, when booking I didn’t realise it was an upside down house. However we managed and had a lovely stay here.

    Reviewed by Roslyn4.4Jun 2019

  • "The property was fabulous and close to everything."

    We were there to celebrate my husbands 80th birthday with all the family, ages ranging 18 months to 80 and all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.The high standard in the house was amazing that one of my grandsons said "Nan I feel like a millionaire staying here"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday, the property was lovely."

    It was spacious, clean and very well equipped and the location was brilliant. On the downside, the neighbors couldn't be much less friendly and made it clear we were not wanted there - not sure why we are just two families, no wild parties and no kids climbing around in the courtyard but they still didn't seem to be prepared to be friendly. No matter, we had a lovely time and will definitely re-visit the Oast House, it was ideal for our requirements.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0May 2019

  • "We have been using Dream cottages for the last 11 years over the same weekend and have been very happy with the service."

    We are however very concerned about the price increases next year and this will unfortunately make us have to look elsewhere.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2018

  • "My family and I had a fantastic holiday in Weymouth."

    The property was perfect for our needs and within walking distance of everything . We did not use our cars at all. We appreciated all the bathrooms and 2 fridges with such a large number . My daughter found the family perfect for her family and we thought the other double could also be used as a family room . We are definitely going to book the Oast House again for our family holiday. Stayed July 2018.

    Ms PendredAug 2018

  • "Great 2nd stay at the Oast House (1st was in May 2012)."

    Everything was there that was needed. More than enough crockery / glassware etc etc. Also really appreciated the new Mediterranean style patio which was fully used during the good weather days. The conservatory is also a great space when multiple occupants are in the property. For a property this size, with the potential numbers of occupants, we think it would be useful to have a second set of keys available as standard on arrival. This has been the case when staying at Rowington and Admirals Quarter. We were fortunate to get a spare set of keys from the Dream Cottage office, which made it much easier when some occupants went out, and some stayed in. Again, really enjoyed our stay in a fantastic property. Stayed May 2018

    Mrs Janet GordonJun 2018

  • "The property is very well located near the quayside in Weymouth, giving great access to the town and many local attractions."

    It was very clean and the bedding/towels provided were of a good standard. For 8 people this is a very spacious property, with a very good selection of communal rooms. Having been an Oast House (as it says on the tin!) this means the building has great character and is slightly quirky. All in all we had a great time, this being our second visit in the last year - stayed October 2016

    Mr Mark PleasanceOct 2016

  • "A beautiful property in a perfect location."

    Thank you for a very enjoyable holiday. Stayed April 2016

    Miss Maria JafratoApr 2016

  • "Fantastic place, really homely."

    Popped into the office to say hi when i arrived and the staff member i spoke with was brilliant. Really impressed and would definitely book again. Stayed New Year 2015

    Mr Tom LineJan 2016

  • "Great accommodation."

    Central for everything. Would recommend the Oast house to friends and family. I would give it 5 stars.

    Mr MacMillanJan 2015

  • "We couldn't have been happier with the property."

    We hope to return one day as it was one of the best holidays we have ever had.

    Mrs DenmanJul 2014

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: Ground floor: 1 x super king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x family with king-size and twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC on ground floor
  • 1 x double
  • First floor: 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC on first floor
  • Open plan split level kitchen and dining area on first floor
  • Sitting room
  • Mezzanine seating area
  • Conservatory
  • Dining area with stairs up to Minstrel Gallery with additional seating area and steps down to stylish lounge with feature vaulted glass ceiling
  • Steps down to conservatory with patio door access onto patio area with wooden benches, table and chairs.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Gated allocated parking for three cars
  • Internal patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and harbour 2 mins walk.

The property

Situated in the secure gated area of Kellaway Court The Oast House is a superb mix of designer chic and comfort rolled into one.

This incredible holiday home is designed and built around two Malt Towers, the original features of the Devenish Brewery.

With an amalgam of contemporary and traditional themes this property definitely creates that "wow" factor for a special holiday or celebration for a family or group of friends.

Inside this individually designed and well-equipped upper floor, the generous expanse of space is a sheer delight, surrounded by numerous living areas for some quiet time.

Cosy up on the luxurious sofas in the main lounge, with an amazing under lit ceiling looking up to the chimneys.

The Oast House overlooks the patio and Brewers Quay.

Enjoy family meals in the large dining area seating 10, which is over looked by the gallery and supported by architectural features.

With its high beams and wide windows overlooking the patio you can spend quality time reading in the conservatory.

With its old church style windows and being a quiet secluded paved area you could enjoy an early morning coffee or begin the evening with a glass or two of wine on the patio.

A stunning unique property The Oast House is well sought after, with an arty feel, enhanced by its architecture and 2500 square feet of living space.

Visible from the harbour and surrounded by the coast, Nothe Fort and gardens, Hope Square and Brewers Quay, which hosts numerous local pubs, restaurants and history. Centrally located within a few minutes and you are on the beautiful old harbourside and within 10 minutes you are on Weymouth’s Georgian seafront with its award-winning beach with its golden sands.

The Oast House provides a haven for any type of holiday or celebration.

The idyllic setting allows visitors to explore, unwind or keep themselves entertained by local places and events.

Fayre In The Square end May
Wessex Folk Festival start Jun
Festivals will cause some inconvenience due to some road closures and parking restrictions. Should you require any further assistance or clarification on this please do not hesitate to contact us.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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: Off road allocated parking for THREE CARS ONLY in electronically gated secure residents parking area.
Note: Please note some of the pillows are duck and down feather.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas