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The Old Post Office

(Ref. 994563)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed our stay at the Old Post Office."

    Good value for money, very spacious ,parking space and short walk to harbour and town is a bonus. Good do with a bit of modernisation and few improvements to make it perfect. Could do with curtains in the bedroom and lounge back door for privacy. Shower awkwardly placed and no shelves or hooks. A small dishwasher would also be a plus. Upstairs radiators both need air bleeding out as never really got warm so wouldn't like to be there when it's cold

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.4Apr 2024

  • "It's a good rental property, close to all the amenities of Weymouth."

    The property itself is clean and tidy and serves its purpose. It has all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay with the bonus of off road parking. It is a pity that the owner has decided to take it off the rental market from 2025 onwards as I have enjoyed all my stays there over the past 5+ years, up to two per year. Looking forward to returning again in November for the final time.

    Reviewed by Mel4.7Apr 2024

  • "Well located for exploring Weymouth and the associated area."

    Fine for 2 adults but only suitable for 4 if they are young family. Absolutely no way 2 cars could park on the parking apron...not big enough and tight entrance for my Skoda estate. Best shower in any property rented through Sykes in over 10 years. Stairs need caution edging strip..would be difficult for visually impaired. Why provide cheap toilet paper...false economy your renters just double it up and use twice as much!

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and well equipped."

    Bath sheet rather towels were great. Down stair toilet was a big plus as we did struggle with steep stairs. The cottage was great for two or even three but four may a bit small. Parking was ok for one car a bit tight for two. A light sensor out side would help there is a light but needs turning o if your out all day and come back in the dark it is very difficult. The biggest problem we found was traffic noise and sadly not a lot can be done about that. I think we would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Penelope4.4Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the property is a short walk away from the harbour."

    There is road noise but this is to be expected due to the location. The parking was very convenient and there is just about room for 2 cars but the bush did make it difficult. The patio was great and got the sun in the afternoon and evening, there was plenty of seating and a parasol. The property is all open plan so TV noise etc from the lounge can be heard in the bedroom, overall a great property in an ideal location.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at the old post office."

    Due to it's being in Weymouth it was on a fairly busy road. If you want to be near to everything then this is the compromise.

    Reviewed by Marion4.4May 2023

  • "We had a problem with the tv which was replaced on Wednesday,unfortunately the new tv malfunctioned on Friday evening."

    (to late to report). Having said that everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by Tanya4.4May 2023

  • "The large bush where you park you car needs to be seriously cut back as at the moment you can only just get one car on there and not two."

    The layout of the living area could be better arranged with the sofa's at right angles to the radiator therefore letting heat into the living space, at the moment the large sofa blocks any heat. Within about 30mins of moving it round the whole of the downstairs area was warm and cosy. There was a lot of dust and rubbish under the sofa's also under the bed which you could see when going up the stairs.

    Thank you for your feedback. I will be checking up on cleaning and gardening with Dream Cottages so these problems will be dealt with. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mel4.1Nov 2022

  • "No mention of Microwave so checked with Sykes/Dream cottages who confirmed no Microwave, so packed one."

    Would appreciate if the listing can be corrected. We had a comfortable stay & once we explored the alleyways found it in a convenient location.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable place to stay, had everything we needed and in a really good place, easy to get to everywhere from here!"

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2022

  • "I’ve stayed here previously but it seems nicer than before!"

    We had a lovely stay and the property was awesome

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely stay at the Old Post Office, very close to the harbour 2 adults 2 children stayed and there was plenty of space"

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was cute but very shabby."

    The throws on the sofa and cushions smelt?. When we went upstairs to put are cases down the whole upstairs smelt like body odour couldn't get rid of the smell? The downstairs toilet has holes in the Walls? And it looks like there has been a leak as the ceiling is stained. It didn't smell like it had been cleaned.. The furniture was shabby and stained dirt going up the stairs. We paid over 700 pound for this holiday was very let down won't be staying again

    Reviewed by Dawn2.2Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Just big enough for 2 people. Spotlessly clean. Great location. Huge benefit of having parking. Only 1 complaint... Would of been nice to have been provided with a change of clean towels and bedding as we were there for 18 days.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4May 2022

  • "I can't recommend this property enough."

    This is our third stay at The Old Post Office and it definitely won't be our last. It's extremely comfortable and cosy, a real home from home. As usual the cleaning staff had left the property spotless. The seating area only adds to its quality as it's not overlooked and lets light in making the place bright and airy. Extremely well equipped with a great shower also. It's set in a peaceful neighbourhood near local shops and takeaways and only a very short walk to the harbour. Can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean inside."

    Warm and light. Stairs are a bit scary. Bed maybe needs a new mattress. Otherwise lovely central location

    Reviewed by Katherine4.4Nov 2021

  • "This was the second time we'd stayed at the Old Post Office and again we weren't disappointed."

    The accommodation is cosy and comfortable and just a few minutes walk from the harbour. We like it so much that as soon as we got home we booked a return visit for next Easter.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2021

  • "The heating thermostat needs looking at or replacing as it doesn't work properly unless you know how to fit the dial properly."

    A sign on the patio doors letting you know if the property is ready for use, similar to what other rental properties do rather than waiting around until 5pm, when infact its ready for use.

    Reviewed by Mel4.7Oct 2021

  • "Good location for Weymouth amenities."

    Accommodation well equipped. In need of a bit of TLC. On an extremely busy road. Traffic, including goods and coaches, all day. Slats missing on vertical blinds on bedroom window and on patio door. Unable to get central heating to work. WiFi kept going off. TV programs very limited. Fridge freezer very noisy.

    Reviewed by John Robert4.4Sep 2021

  • "The old post office was a great place to stay just a couple of minutes walk from restaurants, shops and the sea."

    It was very clean and comfortable, everything was in good working order and it was larger than we thought it would be.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Patio furniture is falling apart loose and rickety front and patio area needs weeding spoils it as a nice sun trap, read comments book in house others have made similar remarks."

    I did make same comments last year and its still the same this year only worse shame really it only needs a little TLC.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1May 2021

  • "Time for a freshen up inside, could do with a repaint and up-to-date furniture."

    Nice patio area with lots of late afternoon sunshine but could do with a power wash and furniture treatment to preserve. No evidence of clothes pegs to hang up washing online. Patio doors could do with a clean. Just a little shabby but setting is convenient for harbour and house is warmer with plenty of hot water.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1May 2021

  • "The Internet Reception is not good, I am told the whole of Weymouth is bad."

    Our TV need an arial cable fixed, and was attended to quickly, but a speed test showed only 1GB - normally 20GB plus. I was told the owner would be asked to chase up TalkTalk as this clearly was wrong. However the property was very well provided, with everything modern and all we needed. Situation near the harbour is excellent.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2021

  • "The accommodation was very clean and comfortable, just what we'd hoped for."

    Situated just a short stroll from the harbour. Didn't want to leave and we will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2020

  • "A real home from home with such thought give to everything a family might need."

    So close to everything too.

    Reviewed by Fionna5.0Sep 2020

  • "Well laid out, comfortable property with good facilities, in an excellent location near the harbour."

    The only disappointment was the DVD player, which often malfunctioned and had a remote control which hasn't worked for several years according to the comment in the visitors book.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2020

  • "We weren't able to figure out how to switch on the hot water, despite reading the instructions."

    Because of this we didn't have any throughout the stay.

    Reviewed by Jake4.7Sep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic time, loved the tiny patio area, lovely and quiet area."

    Having the washing machine was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Jul 2020

  • "Nothing went wrong."

    The best thing about the old post office is the proximity to the harbour, shops, town and beach. The property is warm. It didn't meet our expectations because it needs a lot of time and money spending on it. There has been a water leak with paper coming off and a damp patch. The decor is old and outdated. The rooms are too cluttered with oddments of furniture with handles missing. It could be made really nice. We give this property a 2 star rating as it does not meet the standards of a 3 star.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.1Sep 2019

  • "The Old Post Office was as we expected it to be."

    Arrived 90 mins early and was ok to park on property so we could look around while the cleaner finished. Nothing out of place and all electrical appliances had great manuals to follow so no problem working anything. Upstairs toilet acquired a small leak, after reporting it to Dreams it was fixed within 24 hours. Caused no problem for us but showed how committed Dreams were to making our stay hassle free. It was only a 10 min walk to the harbour which once there easy access to all amenities. Would be happy to recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Aug 2019

  • "The holiday was wonderful, the old post office is a wonderful renovation!"

    We had a few issues with hot water while we were staying, but they were sorted very quickly & we will definitely stay with you again!

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great location, only a few hundred yards from the Old Harbour South."

    The property has character and is spacious and comfortable downstairs with a good sized dining table, settees and a decent kitchen. The downstairs tv is difficult to turn on but we found that if you persevere it works ok. Nice shower upstairs next to a good sized bedroom. A few areas need attention - the upstairs toilet seat is wobbly and needs fixing, some serious dusting is needed above eye level in the bedroom which you notice when you lie on the bed and look upwards, the lampshades and the skirting around the ceiling were thick with dust, and lastly the upstairs tv... when you switch it off it comes back on again on its own so you have to turn it off at the mains every time. The outside table does not look terribly appetising and it would be good to have a table cloth to cover it before eating off it. The parking space is right next to the back door, off road and secluded. All in all we enjoyed our stay but a bit more care and attention would improve the appeal of The Old Post Office.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Jul 2019

  • "We wear pleased with most things but the covers on the sofas wear not very clean and smelt out side were lots of weeds"

    Reviewed by John3.8Jun 2019

  • "First impression matter and two foot high weeds by the front door and general ..."

    First impression matter and two foot high weeds by the front door and general weeds on patio didn’t bode well such a shame it wouldn’t have taken much to clean it up very disappointed the house was warm and comfortable Dreams cottages do not match Sykes for standards

    Reviewed by Valerie3.8Jun 2019

  • "The Old Post Office was a great location for a few days in Weymouth."

    Just 10 minutes walk into the centre was ideal. It had all essentials and was roomy. We felt however, that it could have been cleaner. The bathroom, toilet and kitchen were clean as was the bedding. However, cushions and throws did not smell fresh. The tea towel in the kitchen smelt foul so we used kitchen roll. The tv downstairs was only working for dvds which we didn’t want so we had to use the upstairs tv. Also, approaching the Old Post Office we were surprised at the amount of weeds climbing the walls. A few hours work could have much improved the setting for the summer season. We were reasonably happy with it but wouldn’t return.

    Reviewed by Anne3.1May 2019

  • "The cottage was delightful inside."

    Location perfect. Within walking distance of everything.

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0May 2019

  • "Had to wash all cooking utensils, tv not working."

    Worst cottage we have had from Sykes.

    Reviewed by Pauline2.2Apr 2019

  • "Had a great time thanks to everyone at Dream Cottages been booking with you for 11 years and it has always been great thanks."

    See you next year. Stayed July 2018.

    Mr Neil DerbyshireAug 2018

  • "Nice and clean at the property."

    Good communication throughout the booking process. Had a great holiday. Stayed May 2017

    Mr Ivan GreenMay 2017

  • "Ideal accommodation."

    Very comfortable and well equipped with thought. Great location with easy walk into town, plus off-road parking. Stayed April 2017

    Mrs Jeanette BethellMay 2017

  • "I had good feelings about this place as soon as I read about it when looking at suitable properties in Weymouth and it lived up to my expectations."

    A lovely little place to cater for a couple or small family. Nearby to Brewers Quay and the Harbour meant we could leave the car parked on the drive and not worry about the towns notorious parking dilemmas. The property was an excellent base. Comfy bed, ( no bedroom as such, the bed was situated at the top of an open wooden staircase that also housed bunk beds) adequately equipped kitchen & spacious living area allowed us to relax and unwind after days out and the close proximity to town meant we usually went back out to stroll later on during the evening. Thoroughly recommend this property to small parties of 2 adults with a couple of kids under 10. Stayed June 2016

    Mr & Mrs Darryl ColeJun 2016

  • "Enjoyed a wonderful week, weather perfect property I ideal position for going for our evening walk, lovely and clean all facilities needed."

    Great fish and chip shop around the corner. Parking which for us is essential , would definitely stay there again . Stayed September 2015

    Mr CoppOct 2015

  • "Booking was well administered property was excellent would recommend you, well done !"

    Stayed September 2015

    Mr John BadgerSep 2015

  • "Had a great week here on our second visit."

    Love this place as it has everything and is convenient for The Harbour and beach. Many Thanks Stayed August 2015

    Mr Martyn TemplemanAug 2015

  • "Tidy and functional the Old PO."

    was ideal for us. It was well placed with only a five minute walk to Hope Square and all its amenities! We were well pleased with the accommodation and situation and would recommend it to our friends without hesitation. Stayed July 2015

    Mr Simon FitzgeraldJul 2015

  • "Property: Very comfortable property in a great location."

    Close to lots of restaurants, pubs, cycle paths and walking areas. WIFI was very useful but did not see it mentioned on the original details.

    Mr GreenMay 2015

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in Weymouth."

    The property had everything we needed and was not too far from town or the beach. Many thanks

    Mr Martyn TemplemanAug 2014

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size with bunk beds
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, mircowave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two small cars
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

Arranged over two floors The Old Post Office is a clever conversion of an original building now presented as a Dorset cottage.

With a feature spiral staircase leading to the bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, the ground floor living area has a spacious open plan feel to it.

The Old Post Office provides parking for two cars and a little outside patio area where you can enjoy al fresco meals at any time of the day.

Located just five minutes' walk to Hope Square, with its numerous restaurants, bistros, pubs and coffee shops The Old Post Office is in the perfect location for a self-catering Dorset holiday.

The beautiful old harbour is just a minute through Hope Square.

A leisurely walk along the harbour and across the bridge will take you to the town centre where you will find all the usual high street shops and in the narrow streets the local quirky shops worth browsing in.

On the edge of town is the aware-winning main beach with its golden sands and shallow waters.

Close to the property you will discover Newtons Cove, a pretty pebble beach area favoured by locals and children alike who love to explore the rock pools when the tide is out and The Nothe Gardens great for a picnic on a sunny day or for enjoying a costal walk with amazing views over to Portland.

A comfortable and cosy property, perfect for two, and located where you can easily walk to all the local attractions makes The Old Post Office the perfect holiday property in which to enjoy a well-earned holiday.

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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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Note: Property has a spiral staircase.
Note: Not suitable for children under 5 years because of the spiral staircase. Happy with non-crawling babies but no cot is provided.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas