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Safe Harbour

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Another truly wonderful stay in Safe Harbour - our fifth."

    Everything was perfect, including the weather. We are both so grateful to the owners for sharing the great pleasure of being able to relax and unwind in their beautiful cottage once again, thank you.

    Thank you so much for these comments. We are very pleased that you enjoy staying at Safe Harbour as much as we do and we hope that we will be able to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luisa4.7May 2024

  • "Fantastic house."

    No negatives at all.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful property, amazing location."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2024

  • "A number of small points ."

    Two sets of keys would have been useful , particularly if there is more than one couple staying Loo paper very cheap and thin Kitchen roll would have been useful as there were no napkins Didn’t see any drinks mats Would have liked to be able to separate out the various recycling elements , putting everything into one bin felt very anti environment Maybe have olive oil/ vegetable oil left in the house Hamper was lovely Very well stocked cutlery and crockery , overall it was lovely. Great location .

    Thank you for the positive feedback about your stay at Safe Harbour over New Year. We will try to respond to suggestions that you have made but unfortunately some of these are outside of our control, for example the recycling issue, options about which are explained in our guest information folder. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a problem with over flowing shower tray in middle floor bathroom causing water to seep through ceiling onto bottom floor ."

    Reading some of the reviews I can see this is an ongoing problem . Informed dream cottages maintenance man who arrived to sorted the problem out . Cooker didn’t seem that efficient as some of the burners on hob would not say lit this and the oven seemed to take for ever to cook food .

    We are sorry to hear that you experienced these issues with the property during your stay but pleased that you had a prompt response from Dream Cottages who have now assured us that the shower and cooker are in full working order. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Oct 2023

  • "Love this house already booked again for next year If possible please have two ..."

    Love this house already booked again for next year If possible please have two full sets of keys for front door (only one chubb key)

    Thank you for this feedback, and for all the positive comments that have been made about Safe Harbour during recent months. We are pleased that the house is enjoyed by so many people and lives up to their expectations; also, that so many guests make return visits. Thank you also for your suggestions which we will try to respond to. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2023

  • "Having lost my wife between booking and staying this was the perfect place to reflect on our 40 years together."

    Very clean,peaceful and close by to everything you could want. Would most definitely return thank you.

    We are sorry to hear about your recent loss but are pleased that you were able to find some comfort at Safe Harbour. Thank you for your positive comments about the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by clive5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely stay."

    Family really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous house!"

    It’s got everything you need. Brilliant location on the harbour. It’s so good we have booked it again for next year!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful house in a beautiful setting."

    Everything you could possibly need and more was provided. Welcome pack very appreciated after a long drive. Would highly recommend and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property and a perfect location."

    Everything you need on your doorstep. We tried many pubs but our favourite was the Red Lion in Hope Square. Great fish tacos! and great, friendly staff. We all fell a little bit in love with the house and would certainly return. The welcome hamper on arrival was a lovely touch too.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is 3rd time we have now stayed in this holiday home."

    Location is perfect. Kitchen and main bathroom fabulous. Do feel it does now need a bit of freshening up though in other parts of property although property is clean. Have stayed in various properties in Weymouth but this is our favourite by far and we will be back again….

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1May 2023

  • "Thank you for another fabulously relaxing and comfortable week at Safe Harbour - our fourth stay here and we cannot praise it highly enough as a wonderful home from home to relax and unwind."

    Reviewed by Luisa5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous stay at this wonderful house."

    Very clean and comfortable and could not be in a better location . Wonderful harbour views day and night . Will definitely be booking again .

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "We so appreciated another fabulous stay at Safe Harbour (as well as the very thoughtful welcome pack from Dorset Happy Hamper)."

    Even with the bridge closed this month we managed to entertain ourselves with watching the world go by from the sitting room window, and we enjoyed some wonderful local walks and meals out at Crustacean and Rockfish. The only thing we could possibly request is a large non-metallic spoon or stirrer for when using the Tefal wok, as we couldn't find one. Otherwise there was (as always) everything we could possibly need. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cottage with us again - we are already counting the days until our (fourth!) stay in 2023!

    Thank you for these lovely comments and for those made by other guests over the last few weeks. We are pleased that we now have many regular visitors who appreciate the house and its location so much. We will try to respond to suggestions that you have made and pass on your comments about the welcome pack to the supplier. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luisa5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed here a few times now and booked again for next year."

    Would help to have to complete sets of keys

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely loved staying at Safe Harbour."

    The location was perfect, and the view over the harbour was amazing both day and night, even in the rain! We didn’t have to drive anywhere as everything we needed was within walking distance, the beach, Nothe Fort, the high street, and pubs were all within a few minutes walk, which is good when you’ve got a dog. Lots of lovely houses and history too. The property was spotlessly clean with a delightful hamper with the most important items needed on arrival inside….tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits…those are the most important items after a long drive in my opinion. I would highly recommend Safe Harbour.

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fab cottage, plenty of space and amazing harbour views, could do with two compfy chairs in the living room window, to take advantage of the amazing view."

    ..Dream Cottage staff in Brewers Quay office are extremely helpful and efficient, and so are the maintenance men, who sorted the wifi within minutes of asking! 10/10 all round..Many thanks and we have of course booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.4Sep 2022

  • "We stay year after year at Safe Harbour - it's a beautiful house, in gorgeous condition, in a fantastic position on the Harbour."

    The house feels like a home from home, my two boys love going to "the Blue House", and the fact that we can take our dog just makes it absolute perfection. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Weymouth. See you next year "Blue House"

    Thanks to you and all our summer visitors this year for your kind comments about Safe Harbour. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holidays in Weymouth and loved the house, just as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent standard throughout."

    The location is perfect for all that Weymouth has to offer. If there is a negative, the dockside can be noisy,evening and early morning. This accepted it is a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a beautiful house this would be my dream to own safe harbour I loved everything about it, in the centre of activities or a short walk to open space and quietness up at Nothes Fort."

    The house is very comfy and spacious, loved that it still has a court yard to sit in and not build on like some others along the same road. I would defiantly rent this property again

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2022

  • "We fell in love with the little blue house !"

    It was perfect in every way . The location was absolutely stunning with an ever changing canvas outside our windows ! The accommodation was clean ,tidy and nautical ! It had everything we needed in there. The beds were amazingly comfy too ! Highly recommended and I would love to stay again ! Thankyou .

    Reviewed by Sindy-lou5.0Jun 2022

  • "Another really enjoyable stay in this lovely property,situated in a fantastic location with a superb view overlooking the bridge and the harbour."

    I'll be booking this property again for our next holiday, very soon. I cannot recommend this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thank you for another perfect stay in this beautiful and well-equipped cottage."

    We were blessed with good weather and, when we could manage to tear ourselves away from the spectacular views of the harbour from the sitting room bay window, we enjoyed some wonderful long walks and meals out at local restaurants - and can't wait to come back again!

    Reviewed by Luisa4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great house, very clean, great location only drawback was the noise from outside in front bedroom!"

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Apr 2022

  • "Unfortunately the WiFi wasn’t working, the first floor shower was dirty and the first floor bed was extremely uncomfortable- it sags severely in the middle making it very hard to sleep in/on."

    Was a shame there was no iron or board at the property. We loved being so central and being able to watch the boats and people go by.

    We are sorry that you experienced a problem with the WiFi during your short stay. This has been investigated by the broadband provider and an intermittent line fault has now been repaired. The double beds are a zip-and-link type with a slight dip where the two mattresses join. Mattress protectors and toppers are provided for additional comfort and many guests have commented on how comfortable these beds are. Our cleaner works to a high standard and the house is checked by a supervisor before guests arrive, but we will raise your comments about the cleanliness of the shower with her. The iron and ironing board are kept in the laundry room as described in the guest Welcome Pack. Please note, Dream Cottages are available to respond at the time to any concerns that guests have whilst staying here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heidi2.8Dec 2021

  • "Safe Harbour was so lovely and warm when we arrived after storm Arwen."

    There are no complaints at all. It was home from home. Unfortunately, due to an unexpected dental problem we had to leave a day early to attend an emergency dental appointment and from that we did not make an entry in the visitors book.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    Thank you and we will definitely be coming back. The weather, fortunately, was mild for this time of the year, but even if there had been rain, there was always something to do or watch. It was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wouldn’t change anything apart from bed as."

    We’re so soft it felt like I was going to roll of the bed.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jul 2021

  • "Thank you all was great but another comfy chair in the downstairs room would be nice to look out at the harbour"

    Thank you for your suggestion. There are now two comfy chairs in the downstairs room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Jun 2021

  • "2nd time staying in this property."

    The house is home from home with everything you need and the view is amazing.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2021

  • "Only let down slightly by one shower not working and not being repaired during the week."

    We also asked for the double beds to be split prior to our arrival, which was not carried out until after we arrived and telephoned.

    We are very sorry the shower was not working during your stay. Unfortunately it broke down just prior to your arrival and whilst we arranged for it to be replaced as soon as possible, there was a delay in obtaining the parts. The shower was repaired on 21st October. Dream Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Oct 2020

  • "I spend a week at Safe Harbour with my Husband & 2 of our friends."

    The location was amazing, right along the quayside of the harbour & very convenient for eating out, shopping, boat trips, the beach & all within easy walking distance. There are also many wonderful places to visit by easy car journeys. It was lovely to sit in the downstairs window-seat & watch all the people, boats as well as the bridge bring raised & lowered. The property was beautifully appointed, furnished tastefully & there was everything you could possibly need for a fantastic holiday let. I can’t recommend it enough & we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautifully positioned on the harbour side the first floor sitting room offers a wonderful view."

    We have visited this property for a number of years as it fits the bill perfectly for a grown up family of 6 and a dog.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely house in a brilliant location , it was really lovely to be able to look out at all the activity in and around the harbour ."

    The only thing that my family would have preferred , would have been to have a television in the bedrooms rather than the dining room. We will definitely try to book Safe Harbour again in the future .

    Reviewed by Lawrence4.7Aug 2020

  • "We were absolutely delighted with the standard of Safe Harbour and couldn’t have asked for a better holiday rental - everything had been thought of to make our stay comfortable."

    Our only gripe is with the parking- if we went out during the day we had to queue to get a parking space in the Nothe car park. I was concerned about this before we went and on checking with your office was assured that in all of ten years they’d never known it to be full !!! Well - that was definitely not the case. Also - an admin error was the original key code we were given (and the one I had noted) was not the same as the one given out in later blurb. Frustratingly we had to go to Dream Cottages offices to sort it out before we were able to enter cottage.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cleanliness not as good as previously experienced cob webs in evidence in some places."

    Contact experience was not as good as when we have previously spoken directly to Dream Cottage personnel, telephone experience with Sykes was disappointing.

    Thank you for your comments regarding the cobwebs. We have discussed the issue with the Dream Cottages team and have taken steps to ensure that this aspect of cleaning is always addressed. We were pleased to note from the visitor book that you have again had an enjoyable holiday at Safe Harbour. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Sep 2019

  • "Excellent location great for beach and all local facilities."

    Lovely property and we have already booked for next year .

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely property plenty of room."

    Beautiful views. Kitchen utensils and crockery well stocked for our needs one of the best. Comfy seating and beds. We've been to many of your properties I think this one is in the top three. Thank you for a lovely stay. Stayed June 2018

    Mr Kevin PickettJul 2018

  • "Our week's stay in Safe Harbour was perfect."

    The house was everything we could have wished for. We were on holiday with our daughter and son-in-law and their five month old baby so it was lovely to have a "home from home" . The location was great. We stayed last year at The Ferryman so we knew we wanted to be in the old harbour area again. This was our third stay in one of your properties and each time the accommodation and location have been faultless. Thank you for your excellent service. Stayed April 2018

    Mrs Amanda WilsonMay 2018

  • "Great place to stay."

    Beautifully kept. All the mod cons. Beautiful views of the harbour and central for beach, shops all the amenities. We all love this place we will be back.

    Mrs Kay LeighNov 2017

  • "Excellent location."

    well-equipped and roomy - stayed August 2017 refurbished bathroom superb

    Mrs Margaret RichardsAug 2017

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    Stayed April 2017

    Mrs CroftMay 2017

  • "From the moment we booked the service and communications were excellent."

    Safe Harbour is beautiful well equipped house. The beds were amazing as we're all the facilities. The location is perfect, lots to see within walking distance. Will definitely be going back and booking with Dream Cottages. Stayed November 2016

    Mrs Joanne BainesNov 2016

  • "Perfect for our needs."

    Property had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Have already booked for next year - stayed October 2016

    Mr Andrew SmithOct 2016

  • "We had an absolutely lovely time, beds you did not want to get out of everything you could wish for and more, even letting us take our Yorkshire terrier which was a big bonus Thank you for such a lovely stay We will be back."

    Stayed June 2016

    Mrs FaulknallJul 2016

  • "House was excellent and in such a good location."

    Everything you need for a brilliant holiday right on your door step . Will be back! Stayed March 2016

    Mrs Julie FowldsApr 2016

  • "We have stayed in a number of dream cottages properties which have all been of a high standard, however, this was the best one to date and we hope to return in the future."

    The property contained everything we needed and more and I would recommend it to any family. Stayed Dec/Jan 2015

    Mrs Jane BarnesJan 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double can be split into 2'6" beds which would be suitable for children with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor zip and linked super king-size double can be made up as 3' twin single, 1 x second floor 2' 6" twin single suitable for children
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area with feature gas fire and sitting area
  • Utility room in a separate annexe beyond the courtyard with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor sitting room with feature gas fire.
  • Gas central heating, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, CD music system, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair available
  • Permit parking for one car in Zone L (subject to spaces being available) until 20 Apr 2024 subject to council renewal
  • Small courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 min
  • Beach 10 min.

The property

Safe Harbour is a beautifully restored three storey house which stands proudly in a prime position beside the Old Harbour in Weymouth.

Offering a luxurious stay in a modern atmosphere with a palette of colours reflecting the harbourside location.

A very well-equipped property providing a real 'home from home' feel.

From the bay windows of the property there are wonderful panoramic views of Weymouth harbour.

The house is generous with three bedrooms for up to six people, plus one well-behaved dog.

Dating from the 1820s Safe Harbour has a narrow front door and staircase, which people with mobility difficulties need to be aware of.

There is a large kitchen on the ground floor with a dining area with additional cosy seating which overlooks the harbour.

The first floor has a lounge has harbour views and one en-suite bedroom.

Located on the second floor are two bedrooms and the family bathroom.

There is a small step leading into the property and two steps lead from the kitchen to the courtyard.

There are an additional two steps from the courtyard to a separate annexe with laundry room and shower room. Car parking on the harbourside is limited to one hour but on arrival and departure, vehicles can park directly outside the house to unload and load luggage.

As well as being excellent for spotting visiting yachts from all over the world, the harbour still has a flotilla of fishing boats going about their daily work, with so much activity there is always something of interest going on at the harbour.

Brewers Quay and Hope Square are just around the corner and offering numerous restaurants, cafes, and pubs.

Newton's Cove, favoured by locals, is ideal for rock pooling or walking a dog, and only a two-minute walk away.

From there, coastal walks around Nothe Gardens take you to the old fort and back to the harbour.

At the Stone Pier there is a beautiful view of the beach and Esplanade where you can stop and have refreshments at the cafe.

Weymouth’s award-winning sandy beach is ideal for building sand castles and bathing, with traditional seaside entertainment such as Punch and Judy, donkey rides and trampolines.

The surrounding waters are perfect for water sports including sailing, wind surfing, scuba diving as well as fishing from land and sea.

Crabbing from the harbourside is a popular pursuit whatever your age.

If you are looking for a wonderful and luxurious holiday home in the best harbourside location in Weymouth, with the beach and town just a few minutes' walk away, then Safe Harbour is the ideal choice.

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.

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About the location


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: max 6 people.
Note: one well-behaved dog is welcome but is not allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture.
Note: guests need to bring their own cot linen.
Note: Permit parking for one car in Zone L subject to spaces being available until 20 Apr 2024 (subject to council renewal)
Note: Nearest pay and display parking is at DT4 8UD Nothe car park a few minutes walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas