Jurassic Coast House
Located in Fortuneswell, Dorset
This modern 3 storey house is in Fortunewell, Portland, Dorset and can sleep 8 people in 4 bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 1
Located in a stunning residential development, The Officer’s Field, Jurassic Coast House was originally built to house athletes during the 2012 Olympic sailing events and situated on the edge of the Isle of Portland on the World Heritage Coast in Dorset.
Located in a stunning residential development, The Officer’s Field, Jurassic Coast House was originally built to house athletes during the 2012 Olympic sailing events and situated on the edge of the Isle of Portland on the World Heritage Coast in Dorset. Accommodating up to eight guests in four bedrooms spread over three floors, a lower ground floor (garden floor), ground floor and first floor. With a generous open plan living area with a kitchen and dining area extending to an enclosed garden, the house is ideal for guests who enjoy cooking, eating and unwinding together. Jurassic Coast House has been finished and decorated to a high standard throughout, a 4 star gold property, the luxurious master bedroom on the first floor with en-suite shower has a furnished terrace which is in the perfect position to enjoy a refreshing drink as you admire the views of the world-famous Chesil beach. The sitting room also has views over Chesil beach where you can some quiet time reading or just to planning the next day with family or friends. The fully enclosed rear AstroTurf garden has is always a vivid green and complete with a mini-pitching green with golf clubs supplied. With parking for 2 cars adjacent to the front door and only 5 meters away, parking will never be a problem. A short stroll will take you to the National Sailing Academy where you can enjoy sailing or windsurfing. For the ramblers, you can walk part of the South West Coastal Path which runs right around Portland. There are still traditional working quarries on the island where Portland stone was used in famous buildings such as St Paul’s cathedral has been excavated, some of them have been turned to reserves, filled with butterflies and other wildlife in summer. With three lighthouses (a favoured location for birders and twitchers), Portland castle and the beautiful Church Ope Cove, the isle is a ramblers’ delight. You will also discover numerous restaurants and cafes. Local are a convenient a five-minute stroll away. The Georgian seaside town of Weymouth is just a 15-minute drive away where you will find the long and sandy award-winning beach with traditional donkey rides, trampolines and ice cream chalets. Jurrasic Coast House is a contemporary and spacious holiday house perfect for family or friends looking for a holiday in Dorset.
- Sustainable eco-friendly central heating/hot water system, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, Sonos wireless music player, golf clubs for use on the mini garden putting area, selection of books
- Fuel, power inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Cot and high chair available
- Off-road parking for two cars
- Roof terrace with furniture, fully enclosed back garden, patio and furniture
- Sorry, and no smoking
- Pub and shop 5 min
- Beach 5 min
Fortuneswell covers quite a large area. From just below the top of the island with its amazing views along Chesil Beach to the bottom of the hill where it blends into Chiswell. As you descend from the Heights Hotel you will see the Olympic Rings sculpture to commemorate the 2012 Olympics. Portland hosted the sailing and windsurfing events. Further down you will see a statue by a local artist titled "The Spirit of Portland" with more great views along Chesil Beach. Fortuneswell has many shops including a Co-op, Boots and the Royal Manor Theatre.
The walking from Fortuneswell is good but do remember you are on a slope. Therefore, an easy walk one way will be harder on the way back! Walk to the High Angle Battery, an 18th-century gun emplacement. Tout Quarry Nature Reserve and Sculpture Park are opposite the Heights Hotel. Artists have been creating sculptures to leave around the park since 1983. Famous sculptures include the Falling Man by Sir Antony Gormley. Chesil Beach is easily accessible if you fancy a walk along the sea. There are several pubs, restaurants and takeaways all available within Fortuneswell. A short walk to Chiswell gives you many more options to eat out and all within walking distance.