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The Ferryman

(Ref. 1017295)

Weymouth, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent stay in the ferryman cottage."

    Small and very comfortable and in a wonderful location. The view of the harbour is fantastic. Harbour area car permit meant we could park by our front door almost every night. Very nice welcome hamper from the Dorset Happy Hamper Company who gave us everything we needed to start our holiday even milk. One improvement which could be made is opscure film put over the glass in the bathroom and there's a piece of skirting board missing in the kitchen behind the main door. Other than that can't fault this place we had a really relaxing stay and will be back next year

    Many thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed your break and the hamper! Apologies for the missing piece of skirting- no one had informed us otherwise it would have been rectified immediately. Look forward to welcoming you again next year. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2023

  • "As always, we had a lovely stay in The Ferryman and we appreciated arriving in the cottage to the hamper – a very nice treat!"

    We come to Weymouth every year and this property is our first choice of accommodation as it is perfect!

    Many thanks for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed the welcome hamper ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2023

  • "We loved the location of this property it was absolutely perfect."

    We know Weymouth well but have never stayed this end before and we loved it. Literally have everything we needed on the doorstep which was excellent. The welcome pack was a really lovely touch, and the beds being made up and towels being provided was really helpful since we didn’t have to bring our own! The surprising thing is how quiet it is, since it’s a busy walk way with lots of pubs and restaurants and families crabbing but it was lovely and quiet all week. Bliss! The property itself is really lovely but there are a few things that would make it even better, the furniture in the living room is very old and not very comfortable. The small table is very wobbly! The booklet says there were basic cleaning facilities but in all honesty we didn’t find any that would have been useful to give the place a clean, we bought our own so it was fine but maybe consider checking what is available. The oven inside was spotless but the top of the oven wasn’t as clean, we didn’t cook often and gave it a clean ourselves but again it’s worth checking yourselves. Like I said I didn’t mention it because we didn’t cook often but if you are paying for the property to be cleaned then you need to be aware of something if it isn’t quite perfect! The key safe was easy to open when we arrived but I found it impossible to re lock it on the last day, in fact it pinched the top of my finger tip, I walked the keys back to the office and explained this and the lady kindly accepted them and said she would contact the cleaner. The cleaner was outside the property while we waited for our cab to the station and asked me where the key was and I said I literally just walked it back to the office, she said there wasn’t an office, I offered to walk with her but she said no. In fact she was rude. These little things did not spoil our holiday at all and it wouldn’t prevent me from recommending the property but I always like to be honest in the hope that you can make the necessary improvements.

    Thank you for your feedback and pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Regarding your comments, the sitting room furniture was replaced eighteen months ago, we are slightly restricted on style etc due to the size of the room being an 18th century fisherman’s cottage. The property is thoroughly cleaned at every changeover and sorry you had a slight issue, we will pass on your observations to Dream cottages . Hope that you may return to this idyllic spot in the harbour. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2023

  • "Great position."

    Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Thank you for your comments, hope you enjoyed your stay and return in the near future. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by RitaJul 2023

  • "Great property."

    Modern kitchen and lovely cottage that still has the nice character to it. It's decorated nice with little holiday touches here and there. Has everything you need and the welcome Hamper was a lovely suprise. It has Great harbour views the kids loved watching the boats pass by and the bridge lift up. It was nice that we didn't have to use the car all week everything within walking distance. Would highly recommend staying at this property we will return in the future. We also had great weather.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by GavinJul 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely!"

    There is a small leak on the hot water tap in the downstairs toilet - and to reiterate other people’s comments in the guestbook, a frosted window in the bathroom would be great as we felt were in semi permanent darkness in having to have the blind down all the time. Otherwise everything else was great

    Many thanks for your kind comments and noted the point you have raised. Look forward to you returning soon. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2023

  • "Excellent location overlooking the harbour and near to the Sailing Club that we were sailing from."

    Stairs are very steep to the bedrooms but plenty of hand holds. Loved our stay thank you

    Many thanks for your kind comments, hope you had success in the in the nationals. Hopefully you may stay again. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerard PhilipJun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, Windows need sorting and it's a shame you put prices up, we normally go to cottage in November but the price increase has put us off so will be looking for something else."

    Thank you for your comments , firstly the windows were overhauled this year with new sashes etc, being a listed building there are strict rules of what can and cannot be replaced. As to price increase, the minimum percentage was implemented earlier this year to cover increases in fees ,electricity and gas, which had been absorbed the previous twelve months Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2023

  • "We loved our week at this spotlessly clean, stylish Georgian cottage on the harbourfront."

    Its outstanding feature for us was the view of the harbour bridge and the boats sailing to and fro. The seaside decor was very tasteful and the furnishings were very comfortable for us. It was very well equipped with everything we needed. We very much appreciated the box of goodies by the Happy Hamper company. It was a lovely surprise. We so enjoyed the Dorset tea that we are now buying it in our weekly shop. One caution for oldies: the cottage is laid out on three floors with fairly steep stairs, and the bathroom is on the floor below the bedrooms. We hated leaving, and would definitely stay at Ferryman again.

    Thank you for your kind feedback,and glad you enjoyed the Dorset hamper ! Hope you are able to return to the Ferrymans in the near future. Kind regards and many thanks once again Property Owner

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2023

  • "The Ferryman is in an absolutely fabulous location with far reaching views over the old harbour looking towards the towns lifting bridge."

    Away from anything noisy but close enough to pubs, restaurants and about 5 metres to the sea, ideal for crabbing or sitting on the harbour wall with a nice glass of wine. This was our 3rd visit to this property and it works perfectly well for us, two adults and two children 7 & 9. The cottage is a quirky as they come and with it there are some relatively steep stairs to navigate to get to the living room and the bedrooms. From the cottage there is easy access to the town, Nothe Forte or the pier. Cleaning could be improved but it was not an issue and it will not stop us booking again.

    Thank you for your feedback and kind comments, if you could highlight the cleaning issues we will take the matter up with Sykes/Dream cottages. Look forward to your return, Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SApr 2023

  • "We had a perfect break away in this fantastic cottage."

    Location was amazing and would never get tired of the view from both the kitchen and lounge windows! Would happily book again.

    Glad you enjoyed your week at TheFerryman , look forward to you returning soon. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LukeApr 2023

  • "A wonderful clean little cottage in a prime location with free parking."

    The hamper was a lovely touch and very enjoyable. Everything was there to make a prefect holiday. We had a wonderful time. Thank you Ferryman.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, pleased you enjoyed your stay and the hamper! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2023

  • "Had a lovely week in this property."

    The Ferryman was very clean, warm and comfortable. There's nothing quite like sitting by the window in the lounge admiring the view! Only used TV once in the whole week!! Lovely location meant we didn't need to use our car at all. Hope to be back soon.

    Apologies for the delay in responding to your feedback. Pleased you enjoyed your week at the Ferrymans.It is a unique little cottage in the harbour were there is always something to look at . Good restaurants pubs etc nearby , plus walks and the beach, as you mentioned you don’t need to use the car ! Once again many thanks for your comments and hope you are able to return in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TonyMar 2023

  • "Fantastic time in a stunning Cottage in an amazing location, we checked the price for August but its far too expensive for us to stay that time of year so it looks like we can only stay there in Winter but would definitely stay again, the hamper was a nice surprise and full of lovely stuff."

    Thank you.

    Thank you for your kind comments and hope you had a wonderful break. Glad you enjoyed the hamper ! Look forward to your return, Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2023

  • "Could do with a new microwave as this one looks worn inside."

    Thank you for your feedback, not aware any problem with micro wave as nothing reported by Sykes. Will investigate and replace if required, hope you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2022

  • "There was a couple of issues, down stairs front door draft seals, two small steps going in to back toilet needs please mind the steps, up stairs living room by bay window piece of wooden flooring up very sharp when put food on it half inch up just need sanding down and wood clue with heavy weight on top which then would bring back into level, most one is the stairs up to second floor bedrooms you need two spindles as at present is open gab."

    plus if possible where the bookcase is have some sort of railings going across this would also help people going up and down stairs. Otherwise everything was excellent the settee and chairs was comfy, integrated fridge freezer was brilliant beds comfy and lovely and clean, We cleaned everything before we left, if there was bunk beds in family room I could use this 3 or 4 times a year with the family.

    Thank you for your feedback and have noted your comments , hopefully you enjoyed your stay, and many thanks for leaving the property in a tidy condition on your departure Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnemarieSep 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic location on the harbour, It took my wife and I back years ..."

    Absolutely fantastic location on the harbour, It took my wife and I back years when we used to come and stay with the in laws, Plenty to do in and around Weymouth it’s self Fantastic pubs , restaurants and bars close to location, Parking for us near the property was never an issue parking permit supplied by vendors, The cottage is lovely, A touch of damp I’m the property but adds to the character of the place, My only niggle it would be great if the chairs and sofas in lounge were a little more comfortable Would be my only niggle 4 stars out of 5 Would stay again Regards

    Thank you for your feedback and your comments. The property is a mid 18th century listed building with 18inch solid stone walls and within a harbour environment so slight damp is inevitable in all properties on the harbour side. Sorry that you found the sitting rooms chairs not to your liking, they were changed last year with with fairly expensive units that would last. Glad that you enjoyed your time at Ferrymans and hope you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2022

  • "A little gem in Weymouth."

    Located in the habour directly opposite the bridge, you can sit outside what the boats come and go, crab or eat fish and chips from the shop or restaurants which are a two minute walk away. The house is clean and bijou, perfect for a small family. We really enjoyed our stay and will be using the property again.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your comments and the tidiness of the cottage on your departure Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2022

  • "Excellent !"

    A lovely period cottage with modern kitchen and bathroom. Superb location just a minute walk to the first bar and a 10 second walk for you nearest ice cream. We went crabbing on the harbour wall right in front of the cottage. Parking was outside not in a remote car park. Excellent views of the harbour from all the front windows to which there are well placed armchairs that will leave you sat there just taking in the views. Highly recommend.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, glad you enjoyed the cottage and hope you had a great holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarethAug 2022

  • "Lovely house great position - everything very clean and of good standard Loved being at the harbour."

    Found 2nd bedroom a bit small but it was workable with the huge cupboard on the landing Slightly worried about the mirror on first floor as someone could be looking at themselves and trip down the stairs. Otherwise perfect and would definitely return

    Thank you for your feedback and pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will have the mirror removed Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time in this well equipped cottage."

    Lovely location nice walks close by.Would certainly recommend this cottage to friends.one small thing would be for the gap between the handrail and the stairs be filled in as it feels quite dangerous.Also the mirror at the top of the staircase is in a dangerous place so close to the top of the staircase,,

    Reviewed by LeslieJul 2022

  • "The location of this property is amazing."

    Everything was catered for in the house. Our only moan would be notice of any activity/events that are happening around the area. We turned up at 4.15 with fayre in the square happening so struggled to park. And had to carry our luggage through the crowds of people. If we were aware of this we would of turned up later.

    Reviewed by CaraMay 2022

  • "Lovely stay at the everyman as always, can't wait till next time."

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "The Ferryman is a lovely cottage for a couple and older children."

    The stairs and deep bath would make it difficult for young children or anyone with mobility issues. The Courtyard is not very welcoming but not a problem for us as we only really slept there. Views are breathtaking. Beds and bedding very comfy

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2021

  • "A great cottage in an excellent location with stunning views over Weymouth Harbour."

    The cottage worked perfectly for our family, 2 adults and two children 6&7. The cottage is close to all amenities and parking is not far away in a safe location. We did find that the cottage was not cleaned all that well, dirty floors and thick dust on top of ledges etc We have looked at re-booking for next year however as the cost for the same week in 2022 is 53% or £625 more that the cost than this year, we will look elsewhere. Someone is profiteering which is very disappointing.

    Reviewed by SAug 2021

  • "May 2021 Myself and partner stopped here for short week away during may."

    It was a fantastic house which has stunning views of the harbour and near lots of pubs and cafes. You could spend all day just looking out the living window at the lovely view. There are also lovely walks to nothe fort and not far to centre of Weymouth. House was lovely, modern and quirky inside and very clean. Parking was also not far from the house and parmit also covered some of the other carparks in Weymouth. We had a lovely time and really recommend the stay here and also Dream cottages.

    Reviewed by AdamMay 2021

  • "The ferryman is a lovely property with everything you need and an amazing view in an ideal spot"

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2021

  • "Beautiful property in an idyllic location."

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2020

  • "This was our second stay in The Ferryman."

    The cottage is perfect & the location couldn't be bettered. The view of the harbour & bridge are amazing. We had pretty good weather but when there was a shower it was great to sit by the window in the lovely sitting room with a drink & wait until the sun came out again.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2019

  • "Good location stayed here before kids enjoyed it again"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

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This property is part of the Dream Cottages collection.
Over 350 carefully selected and perfectly located properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • Bedrooms: Second floor 1 x double and 1 single and 1 x twin singles
  • First floor sitting room and Bathroom, Bath, Shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor, Kitchen dining room Cloakroom basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating
  • Dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, fridge, DVD
  • Book library
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent.
  • Bedlinen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Sorry no pets
  • Parking permit available for Zone L Hope Square on street parking- EXPIRES 20/05/2024 (subject to availability and council renewal)

The property

The Ferryman is a well-presented character cottage on the harbourside in Weymouth.

It offers exciting and uninterrupted views across the harbour and the perfect spot to sit and watch harbour life unfold each day, from landing the daily catch to luxury yachts gliding by.

With its lovely street level harbour views the kitchen diner is the perfect place to cook up a storm and then sit back and relax whilst you enjoy your meal.

The sitting room on the first floor gives you a different view all together and whilst it’s a cosy place to curl up and read a good book or watch TV, you are more likely to spend you time gazing out at the harbour.

The fashionable Brewers Quay area with its restaurants and coffee houses is only a minute or two's walk from the front door and provides the perfect excuse for having a night off from cooking.

Weymouth's award winning beach with it’s golden sands invites you to swim in the safe shallow waters, don’t forget to take a stroll on the esplanade with a delicious local ice cream.

Watching the sun set over the bridge from the magnificent lounge picture window makes for a dazzling end to a perfect day when you book a holiday at The Ferryman.

Within 30 minutes drive of The Ferryman you will find many stunning place to visit including; Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Ringstead Bay, Chesil Beach, Portland Bill, and West Bay.

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 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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Please note: the stairs to the second floor bedrooms are steep and narrow
Note: Please use the JustPark app to find the closest long stay car park.
Please note: Parking permit available for Zone L Hope Square on street parking- expiry 20/05/2024 (subject to availability and council renewal)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas