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Rodwell Halt

Cove Castle, Dorset (Ref. 994597)


(12 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed for 1 week at Rodwell Halt, 3 adults and two children."

    The accommodation was spacious, super clean, well equipped kitchen and had everything we needed for a great holiday. The beds were really comfortable and the area is quiet for a peaceful night's sleep. The accommodation is perfectly located for accessing the harbour/main seafront on foot and just a 5 minute walk down the road is the beautiful Castle Cove which is a privately owned beach with stunning views of Portland to the right and the Jurassic coastline to the left. I would highly recommend Rodwell Halt , it was fantastic value for money and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2022

  • "The house was first class, with easy on-road parking always available in front of house."

    The 'Rodwell Trail' (a foot/cycle path on the route of the old Portland railway line) was fantastic for walking into the town centre.

    Reviewed by TerenceMay 2022

  • "Property is suffering from lack of regular maintenance and deep cleaning."

    Surprised at cleaning levels especially at current times. Beds in twin room really uncomfortable as well as lounge and dining room furniture. However, the property was mostly well equipped, location was perfect and we had a lovely holiday overall.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2021

  • "Nice clean house in outskirts of Weymouth , no problems with on street parking , shop and take away at top of road very handy ."

    Delightful small beach 5 mins walk with Coffee kiosk in pretty gardens close by. Weymouth about 20 mins walk but surprisingly steep coming back! Good position to explore East and West Dorset Coasts including West Bay, Lyme Regis, Durdle Door, Swanage and even the Isle of Wight. A welcome 2 week Holiday after Covid much appreciated by whole family

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Really nice house in a great location."

    It's got everything you need. Will definitely stay again. 10 to 15 min walk to Weymouth and only a few minutes walk to Castle Cove beach which is a lovely small quiet beach.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2021

  • "The house is well equipped - nice lounge furniture and beds comfortable."

    There were some issues which I've advised Sykes of: damaged garden furniture, broken pelmet on lounge blind, curtains in small bedroom have missing curtain rings so curtains wouldn't close properly. The property is tired and dated and needs a bit of TLC. Good location to walk to Weymouth - about 15 minutes. I would say over-priced for what you get and wouldn't rent this property again.

    Reviewed by BeverlyJul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    .bit like home from home with everything there that you would need. Close to harbour (15 mins walk) & town centre about further 5 mins walk. House also just off the Rodwell Trail which was a lovely walk to town centre one end & towards Chesil Beach the other end of the walk. Also close on that walk to Sandsfoot gardens, castle ruins & there is a lovely cafe in the gardens too.

    Reviewed by MariaJun 2021

  • "The house was not too far from shops, restaurants, pubs and beach."

    Friendly locals and helpful.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2021

  • "Lovely home and beds extremely comfortable."

    The only thing I would change and this is not a complaint merely a suggestion would be the lounge furniture as although practical not very comfortable especially if like myself you have a spine /back problem. I

    Reviewed by KayOct 2020

  • "We had a great holiday!"

    The house suited our needs with a small family and great location to walk to harbour area and town. Great area of the country to explore. There was one small things that stopped it being 'perfect', some dishes were dirty in the cupboard on arrival, so we had to clean before use. Linked to this, the dishwasher didn't clean amazingly well! But, these are very small things! We loved our visit and would come again

    Reviewed by EdwardOct 2020

  • "We had a comfortable stay and would recommend this holiday home."

    The on road parking was not an issue and always found a place to park. Very convenient for Weymouth, the coast and all amenities close by.

    Reviewed by LoisAug 2020

  • "This is a lovely place to stay, perfect location for exploring Weymouth."

    This is our second time in Rodwell Halt, we had another fantastic holiday and are likely to return next year too. It was very clean when we arrived and we had no worries staying there regarding Covid-19, with an anti-bacterial spray also provided for us to use. The house is spacious and we were very comfortable here. Sandsfoot Beach is so close and more sheltered than the main beach in town. The castle and cafe are also nice to visit. We did lots of crabbing on the harbour and shopping in town. It is the perfect holiday for us with other attractions nearby if needed. We went to Sea Life last year and enjoyed that too. We like the walk into town as only takes 15 mins and got lots of exercise too. We also walked to Portland with nice view of the sea. Lots of good eating places too, we stuck to the well-known places - Prezzo & The Harvester, but there are lots of local pubs and restaurants too.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2020

  • "By far the best house we've stayed at."

    Well situated, spacious, comfortable and had everything we needed. Would heartily recommend to anyone. Stayed August 2017

    Mr Jake CockayneSep 2017

  • "Very nice property to stay at."

    Plenty of space for the five of us. Plenty in the area to do and visit and easy to get out to these places from the property. Plenty of things provided at the property for you to use, WiFi, tv, freesat, DVD, books, games, outdoor seating, plenty of things in kitchen (including things you would normally not find). Not to mention the bucket and spades, crabing buckets and lines, beach shelters (3!), wind break and for the more adventures a one adult and one child blow up boat with oars (Just being a pump) - Stayed June 2016

    Mr John MarchJun 2016

  • "Over the years we have found the standard of all your cottages is very consistent."

    This gives us confidence to re-book with you.

    Mrs Marion BuddMay 2015

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at Rodwell Halt and found the accommodation clean and comfortable."

    Miss SmallAug 2014

  • "An absolutely fantastic cottage."

    Perfect location. Everything was provided and the layout and decor was very good. Proximity to the local beach, weymouth town centre and Portland required little use of the car. I would certainly return. We have a 1 year old and it was also very suitable for her. Many thanks for making the holiday a success. Congrats to the owners for providing such a great retreat. I really wish we had stayed another week

    Mr Graham AlabasterJul 2014

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating, open fire
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • On road parking around property
  • Enclosed decked patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 5 min walk.

The property

Located close to the the Rodwell Trail, Weymouth, Rodwell Halt is a comfortable three bedroom terraced holiday home within walking distance of the town and a scenic walk to some of Weymouth's best hidden beaches.

Rodwell Halt extends a warm and comfortable welcome from the moment you enter the property and you will feel instantly relaxed.

The design of the sitting room and dining area, opening to the kitchen allows you to spend the maximum amount of time together.

At the rear the enclosed sunny decked patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun at any time of the day while enjoying a refreshing drink.

On a winter’s evening unwind in front of the open fire and cosy up with a book or watching a film.

Upstairs you will find three bedrooms giving you ample space for your family.

A leisurely stroll from the property will take you to Sandsfoot castle and Sandsfoot beach (near the Sailing club) with plenty to discover at low tide, maybe even catch a few little crabs or fish while overturning the stones in the rockpools to see what you can find.

The Rodwell Trail is a flat walk which takes you towards the national sailing academy on Portland in one direction or Weymouth town center in the other and is easily accessible from the property.

The picturesque old harbour is about a 15 minute walk away where you will find a wide choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Another five minutes’ stroll along the harborside and over the town bridge will take you to the town centre.

Weymouth's award-winning beach is long and sandy with shallow waters which entices bathers.

Traditional beach attractions such as donkey rides, fun fair and crazy golf await you to bring out your inner child.

With everything within easy walking distance you may find your car stays parked for the duration; if you want to explore the wonderful Dorset County you may enjoy driving the spectacular coast road with stunning views, stopping off en route at charming villages along the way. A true home from home to spend your holiday discovering the sights of the coast.

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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.

Region Information

Note: From the landing there is a single room and bathroom, and there are 3 steps up to a top landing 740mm wide leading to a twin and double
Note: Guests are required to bring their own cot linen.
Note: Guests are required to provide their own fuel for the open fire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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