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Quarr Cottage

Wakeham, Portland, Dorset (Ref. 1026653)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “Quarr cottage is such a lovely place.”

    Its Cosy, very comfortable, well appointed with such lovely little touches such as the welcome pack fruit, milk, wine and soft drinks. Very thoughtful.

    Its Cosy, very comfortable, well appointed with such lovely little touches such as the welcome pack fruit, milk, wine and soft drinks. Very thoughtful. We parked our car right outside and walked everywhere, stunning views, beautiful and dramatic weather which was just exhilarating. We will definitely be returning.

    - Christine, September 2021

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The property

Quarr Cottage is located in the hamlet of Wakeham, on the rugged and beautiful Isle of Portland.

This charming property boasts traditional features such as stone floors and feature Portland stone walls providing a warm and cosy base for your self-catering holiday.

Entering the property into the open plan living/dining room, you will be welcomed by the wood burning stove where you can curl up on the sofas and catch up on your favourite TV shows.

The kitchen is well equipped, offering everything you need to cook up delicious meals to enjoy together whilst planning your days' adventures.

There is a ground floor shower room with walk in shower, WC and basin where you can ease the ache of your muscles after a long day exploring the island.

Climbing the stairs to the first floor, you will find two bedrooms; one double and one twin.

The bedrooms are well-presented and will help you towards a restful night’s sleep to prepare you for the next days' adventure.

The enclosed garden to the rear of the property comes complete with a patio area and is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of tea or coffee or an evening glass of wine.

Quarr Cottage is perfectly positioned for you to discover all that Portland has to offer.

Just a short 5-minute walk from the property will take you to Easton Square where there are a few shops to pick up your essentials and cafes and pubs offering local food and drink.

A few minutes from Quarr Cottage in the other direction is Portland Museum and Church Ope Cove – a small secluded pebble beach.

A more energetic walk of about 40 minutes will take you to Portland Bill, famous for its iconic red and white striped Lighthouse.

The view from here is simply stunning with its far reaching sea views and dramatic cliffs.

Portland is also renowned for its rare and varied wild life and birds as well as multiple water sports, so there is much to be found on your doorstep.

If you would like to venture off the island, then Weymouth is only a 15-minute drive away with its Georgian seafront, award winning beach and high street shops.

This property would suit a family or a small group of friends who want to explore Portland and the beautiful Jurassic Coast.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room, with walk-in shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Garden with patio
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On road parking
  • Garden with patio area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.3 miles

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About the location


Portland 2.3 miles; Weymouth 6.8 miles; Dorchester 14.4 miles.

Wakeham is a small hamlet situated in a conservation area on the eastern side of the rugged ‘Isle’ of Portland above the beach at Church Ope Cove. The wide road running through the centre was constructed to accommodate the transport of Portland Stone by horse drawn carts from the numerous local quarries. You can learn all about the stone quarrying at a fascinating exhibition within the local Portland Museum, and then explore the nearby coastal path, a steep walk down to the cove, passing the ruins of the Grade I listed Rufus Castle and St Andrew’s Church along the way. Sheltered Church Ope Cove offers a popular base for diving as there are numerous wrecks to discover off the shore, whilst there are also plenty of opportunities locally for fishing, climbing, sailing and bird watching. Alternatively take the drive down to the very tip at Portland Bill, which juts out into the channel and watch the boats brave their way through the rough waves. Whilst the nearby family friendly, seaside resort of Weymouth offers visitors plenty of family friendly attractions. A most attractive and unique holiday destination at any time of the year.

Region Information

Please note: there are steep stairs leading to a loft room not in use for guests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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