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Cove Castle, Dorset (Ref. 994352)


(26 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Great accommodation, very well equipped. Peaceful area. It was like home from home but with a view to take your troubles away. We can not fault anything. The highest recommendation we can make is that we have booked again for next year. See you in 2023.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2022

  • "We would have found recycling easier if there had been more than one bin in the kitchen."

    Also the narrow entrance to the parking bay was a bit of a shock, millimetres to spare! But these ae very minor niggles, overall this is a super property in a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by MarionMay 2022

  • "Ideal location for us and 2 dogs."

    Well equipped, and exceptionally clean. Welcome pack was appreciated. A hand towel for the kitchen would be useful. We were unable to park in the car port as it was too narrow, not a problem as we were able to park across the frontage.

    Reviewed by MaureenApr 2022

  • "Great views over Sandsfoot to the sea."

    Comfortable sofas and beds. Limited space for 4 adults, better for couples and family with smaller children. Steep stairs to access lounge, kitchen and second set to bathroom and beds. Top to bottom: main bed creaky, second bedroom requiring shuffle past beds, dresser needs repair as draw fronts coming off; bathroom very narrow access to shower and small bath, I couldn't use either. Very loud sink! Creaky stairs which were obviously the same next door as we heard next door often. Nice mirror in bathroom. Thin walls? Heard next door frequently and could hear people and traffic outside even with windows closed. Winerack unstable. Only 2 x 2 seat sofas in lounge, no arm chairs. Dining table squashed into lounge begins one of the sofas. 4 dining chairs with expandable round table. TV freesat works ok. Bt box pretty useless as most of channels not available. Kitchen probably one of the best equipped ever. Oven overhead extractor might need attention. Great balcony overlooking gardens and sea; plastic chairs could do with cushions though. Sun trap in mornings. Narrow car port entrances.. Golf only just fitted leaving littld roomto access vehicle. Better to leave car across the two spaces leaving the path clear. Very busy road for a cul-de-sac. Lots of cars/vans and foot traffic. Popular cafe to edge of gardens with outdoor seating only being dragged out every day (yes, we could hear them). Goodish place to stay. Was it worth the money? Debatable!

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "Lovely house, amazing view and we were lucky enough to have mainly sunshine in March!"

    The house has everything you could need. It was lovely and clean. Location is great, nice walks along coast.

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2022

  • "Already booked it again it was so good"

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday in this lovely holiday home."

    Best views in Weymouth overlooking beautifully manicured gardens, Castle and sea.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Fantastic location. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ShirleyFeb 2022

  • "Views from the property"

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2021

  • "The photos don't do justice to the view, it is fabulous."

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2021

  • "We had a great time at the house and it met our needs."

    The only criticism is it needs a new Hoover there is one but it is incomplete, although working not ideal.

    Reviewed by JacquelynOct 2021

  • "Nice clean house."

    Fully equipped. The beds were too hard (personal preference) and the shower cubicle is very small! The windows need updating and the door to the balcony can be difficult to open/shut. Just observations. The house is in a great location with dog friendly beaches within a few minutes walk and the town about 20 minutes along the coastal path. We will definitely stay in this area again. Possibly the same house if we bring something to make the beds more comfortable !

    Thankyou so much for your valuable feedback. We are so glad you loved the exploring the local area. We are sorry you found the bed too hard for your own personal taste. These were new last year and there are no plans to replace them at the present time. The Owner is replacing the balcony doors and windows at the start of Sep. We hope to welcome you back to Weymouth again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "We have been to Lookout a few times and never been disappointed."

    a lovely place to stay. it was a complete surprise to see the garden looking so much better than previous years .

    Reviewed by JuneJun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Lookout in the May half term."

    The accommodation was immaculate and very well equipped. The owners had thought of everything. The location was great, the beach is a 5 minute walk (down steps to beach) and the gardens opposite are amazing with a lovely cafe for my morning coffee! The view is AMAZING! Could wake up to that view everyday. Weymouth harbour/beach is a 25 minute walk. As mentioned before the entrance to the car port is fairly narrow and I could just tuck the front of my car in (Kuga) but it was still off road so no problem. We were lucky with the weather too!! Sunshine every day. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2021

  • "This house was just perfect."

    Just across a quiet road from the park and literally overlooking the sea. The pictures in the advert really are how it is! Easy to walk into Weymouth or towards Portland, along the Rodway trail which you can join just behind the house. There is a small beach just a few minutes walk down the road. We spent a long weekend here with our two teenage children, on which the weather was not too good so it was lovely to have a great view to look out over from the living room or even on the sheltered balcony when the weather wasn't too bad. The house is very clean, tidy, comfortable and cosy and has everything you could want in it - a home from home. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2020

  • "Just back from a lovely week at Lookout."

    The house is very comfortable and in a lovely situation. We really enjoyed sitting on the balcony enjoying the view of the gardens, castle and harbour. The coffee shop in the gardens was a bonus. A lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by VivianSep 2020

  • "Lovely views, lovely bathroom, bed very uncomfortable, sofas very uncomfortable, the furniture in the living/dinning area seem too big for the room and i feel like we were bumping into furniture a lot."

    The views made up for what we were disappointed with inside. The place could do with a steam clean , carpets look grubby. The parking was awkward as the space through the archways is only big enough for small cars so that was not ideal for us as we have a big car.

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2020

  • "Just back from out short midweek break at The Lookout."

    We found the property to be just as described, and could not have been happier with the facilities or the location. Lots of local walks with our cockapoo, just 30 minutes (including sniffing time) to the beach in Weymouth itself , and so many fantastic places to visit within a 30min. car ride. Would love to come back to the area soon, and would be more than happy to return to The Lookout. Thank you for a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by RayFeb 2020

  • "The property was immaculate with a wonderful view."

    Convenient for access into Weymouth with great walking opportunities especially if you have a dog. Alan, Sharon & Priya ( a very happy cockapoo)

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2019

  • "The only failing we could mention is that there were no recycling facilities- the local Asda as mentioned only takes paper, foil & juice cartons."

    We had to drive into Weymouth to the local tip twice to recycle. We even took a previous holidaymakers bottles that had been left at the property as they clearly couldn’t recycle theirs either.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2019

  • "Immaculately kept property with the best view in Weymouth."

    Castle Cove beach is just a 2 minute walk away and was beautiful, quiet and secluded. Absolutely perfect.

    Reviewed by GrantAug 2019

  • "The Lookout is ideally suited in both location to the town centre and coastal path heading to Chesil Beach and lower part of Portland."

    We return each year as the property provides the quietness away from the town centre and for the fabulous views of Portland harbor and the park.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2019

  • "Yet again another fantastic holiday at lookout ."

    breakfast on the balcony every morning over looking the lovely gardens . home from home.

    Reviewed by JuneJun 2019

  • "One of the reasons we rented Lookout was that it had a dishwasher but we soon realised it wasn’t working correctly!"

    After consulting the instruction manual we went out & purchased dishwasher salt & rinse aid but this didn’t make it any better. By the second week we had given up on the dishwasher & had reverted to hand washing the dishes etc which we hadn’t really anticipated & found it to be a chore - not what we wanted on holiday! I think the machine needs a service or replacement.

    Many thanks for your feedback regarding the dishwasher at Lookout. This was checked and found to be working fully with no problem. For future reference, we do provide a Managed Service to deal with any issues that may arise during your stay. Contact details are provided in the property as we are keen to resolve any problem once informed in order to minimise any impact on your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JJun 2019

  • "Just a couple of things."

    The sliding patio door onto the balcony is extremely stiff to open. Maybe it could do with a bit of grease or something. Also we had one very windy night and the side entrance gate kept blowing and banging open. On inspection the latches are broken/missing andlooks like they have been for a while. This also means anyone could walk to the rear of the property.

    Thank you for bringing these items to our attention. The sliding door giving access to the balcony has had the running rails cleaned and lubricated and the side entrance gate has been fitted with a new latch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2019

  • "Everything went smoothly & easily, very pleased with overall experience."

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2019

  • "Excellent standard, very clean and very well equipped, it was perfect for us and we really liked and appreciated the property."

    The view was amazing too. Location of the property to Weymouth was good for us as we particularly like to walk everywhere (and there is no parking in Weymouth anyway!) and walking the coast path every day was fabulous. Stayed June 2018

    Mr Alan RollasonJul 2018

  • "The house was absolutely perfect and we had a fantastic Christmas."

    It was so clean and tidy and was a joy to stay in - stayed December 2017

    Miss Kelly ForshawJan 2018

  • "Have stayed here before and very happy all round - stayed July 2017"

    Mr RossAug 2017

  • "Super holiday we went in June, it was our third stay at Lookout it's so clean and comfortable it's home from home and this year we had the weather too sitting on the balcony eating our breakfast every morning watching the world go by."

    Can't wait to go back next year. Stayed June 2017

    Mrs June AllenJul 2017

  • "We absolutely loved the Lookout."

    The view is stunning and the location great. There is every facility you need and it allowed two pets. We would love to come back next year, it was delightful! It was exceptionally clean on arrival has exceeded standards of other cottages we have used. Thank you. Stayed May 2017

    Miss Sarah AdamsMay 2017

  • "Absolutely loved it at the Lookout."

    The views were amazing, the property itself was fabulous, very well stocked with everything we needed. I don't normally go to the same place twice but I would deffo make an exception with the Lookout. I absolutely loved staying there and would recommend it in a heartbeat. We came away for a break from life as we had suffered a couple of bereavements in the year so we needed somewhere to relax and chill and take our minds off everything, this holiday was just the job. I seriously cannot recommend this property highly enough. Stayed April 2017

    Mrs Rebecca HutchinsonMay 2017

  • "Lovely position with fantastic views would certainly Book this property again - stayed October 2016"

    Mr ClarkeOct 2016

  • "We had the best week, weather was excellent for September, shorts and t shirts every day."

    The house met all our expectations. Clean, fresh and tidy.... The view from the balcony is awesome. My husband even got up at 6 am one morning to photograph the sunrise from Sandsfoot Castle. ( we have sent you a photo via Facebook. ) Thank you. See you next year. Stayed September 2016

    Mrs Louise NippressOct 2016

  • "Lovely break."

    Excellent property . Stayed July 2016

    Mr Colin RobinsonAug 2016

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage and holiday many thanks - Stayed June 2016"

    Mr Graham GaleJun 2016

  • "Lovely position."

    Very nice property. Would definitely recommend a stay here with all the family including your furry friends! Very handy for the Rodwell Trail and local dog friendly beach. Stayed March 2016

    Mr Jeffrey BirdApr 2016

  • "Another enjoyable stay looking forward to the next one in June."

    Stayed February 2016

    Mr BaileyFeb 2016

  • "Another lovely holiday."

    We will be back next year Thanks Stayed October 2015

    Mr BaileyOct 2015

  • "Property very well located ."

    Recently refurbished , so nice and pleasant to stay in . Well maintained and clean . We are big fans of Weymouth so even with mixed weather we had a good week . Stayed August 2015

    Mr RossAug 2015

  • "Lookout is a fabulous holiday destination with the perfect blend of a quiet location with great views whilst also being the close enough to walk into town."

    With two children (10 and 11) there was more than enough places to explore right on the doorstep and a safe place for them to play right outside the front door. I have been going to Weymouth for over 34 years (since I was a child) and this is up there with one of my favorite places to stay. A great family holiday was had by all, thoroughly recommended. We will be back. Stayed July/August 2015

    Mr MooreAug 2015

  • "This was our second holiday at this property it has the most beautiful views in a lovely location during our stay we booked our 2016 holiday here!"

    The only thing I think needs something sorted is the rear garden as it is looking a little too overgrown .The staff at Dream Cottages are very helpful if you have any issues they work on it straight away and get things resolved that's why now I only book with this company I'm looking forward to many more holidays with Dream Cottages Stayed July 2015

    Mrs Lesley AbbeyJul 2015

  • "We stayed at lookout in weymouth last year and was not disappointed this year ."

    very clean we loved it . only fault was the week went so fast

    Mrs June AllenJun 2015

  • "The location was brilliant, the view amazing."

    The gardens across the road were lovely and the café served good quality refreshments and the staff were friendly. The property overall was of a good standard, but it was the view from the balcony and bedroom windows that really made it. Would definitely stay again as loved the location so much.

    Mr WagstaffApr 2015

  • "An absolutely fantastic holiday, wonderful cottage, fab views."

    The dogs loved it. The property was unfaultable!!!!!

    Mrs Jo SayersAug 2014

  • "Had yet another wonderful holiday at another of dream cottages lovely properties"

    Mrs Lesley AbbeyJul 2014

  • "9 out of ten lovely place and great views"

    Mr & Mrs MorrisJul 2014

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor twin single
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • Ground floor utility room
  • First floor sitting room with dining area
  • Covered balcony on first floor.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, BT Sport, FreeSat, DVD/CD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Carport off road parking for two cars, each entrance 2.05m wide
  • Fully enclosed rear patio garden with furniture
  • Charge of £21 per pet per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 min.

The property

Lookout is perfectly situated to ensure you make the most of the views on your Dorset holiday Overlooking Portland Harbour, Weymouth Bay, Sandsfoot castle ruins and Green Flag awarded Sandsfoot Gardens.

This contemporary Spanish style house has everything need to unwind on holiday with friends or with a small family.

Set over a ground floor, and two upper floors Lookout can accommodate up to four guests in two bedrooms, both with sea views from the second floor. Equipped with a wooden table and bench for you to enjoy some time in the patio garden or step out to the balcony from the sitting room and admire the scenery directly to Sandsfoot castle and gardens.

Just moments away from the house giving you direct access to some of the most stunning walks is The Jurassic Coastal path.

The National Sailing Academy on the Isle of Portland, Weymouth town, beach and seaside attractions are all just a short drive away from the property.

There is a cafe at Sandsfoot Castle just across the road and within easy walking distance you will find a pub and convenience store for all your needs.

Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Corfe Castle are a short drive to the East if you want to explore further afield, Chesil Beach, Burton Bradstock, West Bay and Bridport are to the West all offering sights and views along the gorgeous World Heritage Jurassic coastline.

In summer take a ride with a double-decked Jurassic coaster bus which will take you through the most iconic places in Dorset from Poole to Axminster in Devon. With shallow waters and views over Portland Harbour the 'almost secret' sandy beach at the end of the road is the perfect setting to spend the day with the children and dogs playing together.

Lookout is the perfect holiday home for couples or a small family.

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About the location


Castle Cove is a firm favourite with locals, sitting along side the Rodwell trail area, Castle Cove Beach is usually uncrowded, and offers safe bathing from it’s gently sloping shoreline. There are two main beach areas, Castle Cove, new steps to the beach opened early in 2019, and Sandsfoot beach, both with soft golden sand and the vibe of the best kept secret. Sandsfoot castle is just two minutes’ walk from the beach where you will find castle ruins, pretty award-winning gardens and a small café, offering snacks, drinks and ice-creams. Accessed off Old Castle Road in Weymouth, this area is a real treat for those who want to be away from the buzz and bright lights of the traditional Weymouth Seafront, and yet close enough to venture there when they choose. When you are on the beach you could be forgiven for thinking you are miles from town, and yet you are only a 15-20 minute walk from the old Harbour and access to Weymouth town centre. If you want to know where the locals would recommend you spend your beach days, then Castle Cove and Sandsfoot beaches are it.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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