The Old Council Chamber

Located in Fortuneswell, Dorset

This second-floor apartment rests in Fortuneswell on the Isle of Portland in Dorset and can sleep two people in one bedroom.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


The Old Council Chamber is a delightful second-floor apartment lying in the village of Fortuneswell on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. Hosting one king-size bedroom along with a shower room, this property can sleep up to two guests. There is an open-plan living space holding a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area. Parking can be found on the roadside or in several public car parks in the area. Discover a romantic retreat in Dorset at The Old Council Chamber.

Property Details

The Old Council Chamber is a modern apartment situated on the Isle of Portland. It is a well-equipped home away from home and boasts an isolated location, connected to the mainland by Chesil Beach which is less than a 10-minute walk from the property. Chesil Cove is a few minutes stroll and offers a fantastic range of activities such as scuba diving, fishing or simply soaking up the sun. Portland is home to a museum, a castle and of the course the iconic lighthouse at the very top of the island. Here you can experience the most wonderful views over the bay and there are various clifftop walks to pursue.

The drive over to the seaside town of Weymouth is around 15 minutes and there are frequent bus services that run throughout the day. Weymouth is a lively town with an attractive Georgian seafront which runs adjacent to the award-winning sandy beach, lined with shops, cafes and bars.

The property provides comfortable accommodation and has a modern feel throughout. The open plan living/kitchen/diner offers a space to eat, relax and socialise. Catch up on your favourite TV shows or cosy down and get lost in a good book. Enjoy home-cooked meals at the breakfast bar while you plan your itinerary and the bedroom with a king-size bed is guaranteed to offer a restful night’s sleep. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, basin and WC to freshen up in and prepare for your day. The Old Council Chamber is convenient located close to shops and pubs and is the perfect base for a self-catering holiday on the Jurassic Coast.


  • A second floor apartment all on one level: 1 x bedroom with king size bed, open plan living/kitchen/diner, bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • One well behaved dog welcome at a cost of £21 per pet per week
  • No smoking
  • Pub and shop 5 minutes away
  • Unloading bay at the front of the property
  • Roadside parking available
  • There is free parking available (on a first come first serve basis) in two car parks, both within a 2/3 minute walk from the property - there is a 72 hour maximum stay however you can move between the car parks


Close to coast
Cot Available
High Chair
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
Washing machine



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Area Details


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.

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