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Sea King House

Cove Castle, Dorset (Ref. 994638)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "The settee in the front room was not very comfortable The location was excellent and close to the beach"

    Reviewed by GeoffMay 2022

  • "It is very unusual that a property looks even better in person than it does in the online photos, but from the moment we walked in it was “wow”!"

    This a lovely house, with excellent facilities and everything well thought of. It is one of the best places I have stayed in, and in a nice location. We were very happy with the place indeed.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2022

  • "Sea King has positive and negative points."

    Positive being, a good location, comfortable surroundings, lovely views, the balcony is great and gets the sun for most of the day, bed comfortable and clean (for us), modern bathroom and good heating when required. It was a pleasure to arrive at a nicely decorated accommodation and new furniture, not as per photos on the website. Unfortunately there are a few negatives but these can be addressed easily, the main one being the overall cleanliness. The house needs a full / deep spring clean including utility. Back garden, table / chairs are so uncomfortable and rusty, so uninviting to sit late afternoon when you lose the sun from the front balcony, the garden area itself needs a clean and tidying up. Front balcony would benefit from comfortable chairs and a small secure table, difficult in the space given but this can be done. The windows inside and out had not been cleaned for along time, given the wonderful view I would have thought this would be looked at each week. We would consider staying again and felt the few negative points lets the house down but this should not distract anyone from staying here.

    Reviewed by DebraMay 2022

  • "We had an exceptionally nice holiday at Sea King House."

    It is a lovely property with amazing views. Everything inside is clean and comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped with a super large American style fridge freezer. I have no idea how you managed to get it up the stairs! The house is in a great position for walking into Weymouth. We found at least four different routes, including one along the beach. The gardens, castle and cafe opposite the house are an added bonus. Thank you for a superb holiday.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2021

  • "After we visited Sea King House in 2019, I made a few suggestions for how the house could be improved."

    I think everything I had noted has been taken care of. The house had been decorated since we last visited and the furniture upgraded. The house was just as comfortable. Amazing views, quiet road, convenient location, small sandy beach a few minutes away. Thinking of booking again.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    But one minor gripe with the shower, if you have joint problems it is pretty unaccessable both in height and the proximity to the toilet. Impossible to safely stand on the shower mat and then move it to close the door .

    Reviewed by LesJul 2021

  • "We had a great time here, the house is great & it’s positioned in a great spot."

    It was lovely sitting on the balcony with a coffee watching the world go by. Can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "The house is pristine, with luxurious modern decor and fantastic views across Weymouth and Portland."

    Only complaint is that, while stylish, the sofas were very hard. The garden was useful for drying wet beach clothes and the balcony was great for breakfast - it almost felt like we were on a Mediterranean break! The location was great, with two small beaches a couple of minutes walk away, meaning we could avoid the crowds on Weymouth beach, but we could easily walk into the town to enjoy its facilities when we wanted. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by NatalieJun 2021

  • "We stayed at this house with our 3 boys and 2 dogs."

    We were reluctant at first to stay as having read the reviews some had said the cleanliness wasn’t up to scratch. We however experienced a very clean house, freshly painted walls and stairs and in places, new furniture. The star rating had said 3* but in our view this should be more 4*+. Overall a great 5 days away and would totally recommend this property. Fab location too!

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "We were blessed with good weather so we made good use of the balcony with amazing views from first cup of tea of the day to a glass of wine later on, well equipped and the second toilet was very useful."

    Very dog friendly Frank our border terrier loved watching the other dogs from the balcony. 2 fabulous little beaches within 200 metres walk. The beautiful gardens opposite were just lovely and a hive of activity throughout the day. We used the Rodwell trail just behind the house a quick 15 minutes into weymouth one way and to chenille beach the other. Our only gripe was we didn't think it had been cleaned as thoroughly as we would of expected but a minor gripe. A beautiful week spent at Sea king house we made lots of memories.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "What a fantastic place the views the home from home feeling completely fantastic ,what a holiday thank you for such a great holiday ."

    The Owens family

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2020

  • "What a brilliant holiday home!"

    Perfect location opposite Sandsfoot Castle, with a sea view and only a few minutes walk to a sandy beach. Rodwell trail was behind the house - flat walk/cycle into Weymouth or towards the bridge over to Portland. Loved the balcony - sun trap and lovely place to relax and watch the world go by (well other holidaymakers!). House was clean - we had been concerned given other reviews. Furniture on the balcony looked new and was ideal. Good to have parking. Our only negative feedback was that the second and third bedrooms had flimsy curtains which let in light in the mornings (teenager not impressed with early wake-ups!).

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2020

  • "The holiday home has amazing views looking over to Portland and it would have been perfect if it wasn’t for the cleanliness of the house."

    It was very clear that dogs had been staying because there were dog hairs under beds and in corners which could have quite easily been cleaned. Our dog doesn’t shred so we were not used to this. The sofas were a bit grubby but bedding and towels were all perfectly clean and so was the bathroom and toilet. We couldn’t get the gas hob to work and never got a call back about this so we made do. The balcony which I thought was a definite selling point in this property could have had more comfortable seating outside but they were adequate. Same with the garden furniture which we didn’t use as they were a bit old and needed updating. Nearby there is a little beach and it’s a perfect location to go exploring. Also across the road is the castle ruin and beautiful garden which can be a good place to take the dog out quickly. The cafe across the road was also lovely to crab a coffee first thing in the morning although they can be a bit noisy setting up. Just a few finishing touches and cleanliness could make this house perfect!

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2019

  • "The location and views are great."

    Reasonable walk/quick drive into Weymouth (plenty of parking there but make sure you download the Just Park app or carry lots of change). The attractive park opposite is larger than it appears in the photos. Path to a sandy beach (new steps) only a few minutes' walk. Well-equipped kitchen. Possibly the most comfortable beds I have ever had in a holiday property. Excellent shower pressure. On the downside, as some others have noted, the property does need a bit of updating. The surfaces of the kitchen cupboard doors were badly cracked; the microwave had scratches inside that made me hesitate to use it; minutes after we arrived, the plumber arrived to prop up the wall-hung toilet which was coming away from the wall, damaging the tiles; the leather sofas were cracked (but comfortable). Various lightbulbs needed to be replaced, the pull cord for the bathroom light was broken. The single bedroom was cosy but tiny. The twin room had a lamp but no socket near the beds. Access to the second toilet is via the entrance hall, through the integral garage and then through the utility room - not very practical when you have small children. The driveway is very short and so you have to park partly under the balcony, in the entranceway to the garage, which is extremely narrow. Something to bear in mind if you have a wide car. Despite these issues, we would still recommend this property based on comfort, views and location.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2019

  • "Beautiful place in a beautiful setting ."

    .. only criticism is that balcony needed cleaning and balcony furniture needs updating .... everything else was great

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2019

  • "This is a nice house with fantastic views from the balcony and master bedroom windows."

    The integrated garage is a bonus and can easily fit a large car. The master bedroom was a good size and the bed was very comfortable. There are some negatives though. The house was not cleaned very well. There was a lot of dust and hair and the floors had sticky dirt patches and there were several pieces of plastic, one piece my dog nearly ate which could have had serious consequences! The kitchen utensils etc all needed a good clean also. As well as cleanliness, the sofas are a bit shabby, not very comfortable and one side of the reclining sofa was broken. A decent set of balcony chairs and table is needed also. In all, a good house but needs a bit of a spuce up and a good clean.

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2019

  • "This is a beautiful holiday home, excellent facilities and amazing location."

    There is just a few minor things we feel need an update. The television and its access to a variety of channels is limited so could really do with an update. Another issue (and this is purely personal so may not bother others) is the leather furniture in the lounge isn't very comfortable/cosy, finally the master bathroom needs a deep clean). However, the bedrooms/kitchen/outside spaces/views are amazing I have no issue in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2019

  • "Very nice presented house in an excellent position."

    The welcome pack with coffee, tea, biscuits and fresh flowers was much appreciated.

    Mrs NewtonNov 2017

  • "Had a fabulous stay in a beautiful property,with great views - stayed August 2016"

    Mr Ian SimpsonSep 2016

  • "The views from the balcony were fantastic and its an easy walk into Weymouth from this property."

    Stayed July 2015

    Mrs Ruth MullinsJul 2015

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x second-floor single
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • Ground-floor utility
  • First-floor living/dining room with balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, CD music system, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available in garage and parking space
  • Rear garden with patio and furniture, balcony with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking. Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1 mile, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: The second-floor single is higher than a standard bed.

The property

Perched in the popular resort town of Weymouth in Dorset, is this contemporary, three-storey terraced house, Sea King House.

Boasting a prime location along the coast with stunning views looking out towards Weymouth Bay and Portland harbour, Sea King House is a fantastic dog-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of five, plus two canine companions, seeking their next coastal adventure.

Step into the property, where you will find a cloakroom, and a convenient utility room housing a washing machine, ideal for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh!

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can look forward to rustling up tasty home-cooked meals in the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher, ready to savour at the dining table for five or al-fresco out on the rear patio.

After dinner, why not make the most of the warmer weather with your favourite tipple out on the balcony as you soak up the views of Sandsfoot Gardens and the fascinating castle ruins?

As the evening cools, curl up on the plush seating and select a family favourite from the TV with DVD player.

Make your way up to the second floor where you can indulge in a soothing soak in the bath or refreshing shower, before choosing from three well-appointed bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single.

Explore your local surroundings, where you can get up close to Sandsfoot Castle and Gardens and take in the exceptional sweeping bay views, or pack-up your swimsuits and towels and head straight for the glorious sands of Castle Cove Beach.

If you fancy a stroll into the town centre, take the scenic Rodwell Trail which follows a disused railway line.

Once you have reached the bustling town, choose from a wide variety of welcoming pubs, restaurants and cafes to suit any taste and budget, test out your swing at the excellent Weymouth Golf Club, watch the world go by at the harbour or visit the remarkable Victorian Nothe Fort and gardens.

Other attractions in the town include the thriving promenade, which is peppered with amusements, the wildlife rich RSPB Radipole Lake, Sea Life Centre and the beautiful Weymouth Beach where you can bathe or take to the waters on kayak, canoe or surfboard.

Next stop is Dorchester, home to the National Trust site of Max Gate, former home of the great literary, Thomas Hardy, here you can also visit the historic sites of the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, the Dorset Museum and the Roman Townhouse, or if that isn’t your thing, why not follow the Thomas Hardy Trail or visit the nearby Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens.

Treat the ones who mean most to a memorable stay at Sea King House.

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About the location

CASTLE COVE

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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