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Dorset Self Catering cottage, Old Higher Lighthouse Branscombe Lodge, Portland Bill, sleeps 4

Old Higher Lighthouse Branscombe Lodge
Portland Bill

Old Higher Lighthouse Branscombe Lodge, Portland Bill, Dorset

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £607

This detached cottage is located on the tip of Portland Bill in Dorset and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Brancombe Lodge is a detached cottage next to a lighthouse on the tip of Portland Bill near to Weymouth in Dorset. The cottage sleeps four people in one double bedroom, one twin room and a family bathroom. Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area.

Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars, a lawned area and patio with furniture and ornamental fish pond and shared use of a heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Set in stunning surroundings, Brancombe Lodge is a fabulous holiday cottage right on the Dorset cliffs.


Great location but some issues...
Firstly I have to say that the location of Branscombe cottage is absolutely brilliant with views from the first floor sitting room area down to the current lighthouse,the old lower lighthouse ,out across the bay and down to chesil beach.We found the cottage to be clean and comfortable if a little tired and dated especially in the bedrooms. We visited the old lighthouse tower on the second day of our visit and found the views to be impressive when the weather permits,we would have liked to visit it again on our last day as the weather was clear but were unable to access the tower as it was being painted inside and ladders etc blocked the way.I would also like to mention that the cottage is entirely electric with storage heaters in use as you might expect but I did not expect to be feeding pound coins into two electricity meters all week to ensure we had power,this is an archaic and uneconomic way to access electricity ,we fed approx 30 pounds into these meters in a week - it would much better if the owners incorporated this cost in the weekly rental or at least have proper meters fitted and take before and after readings and charge at the end of the week as is common in Scotland.I am sure that people who rent this property in August at over 1200 pounds a week will be just as thrilled as we were with the current arrangement.Overall we loved the location of this place we just feel that some of the income from this cottage should be used to update and freshen up the bedrooms in particular and if access to the lighthouse is restricted then maybe don't rent the properties until the decorating is finished.

It was beautiful, breathtaking and the hosts were wonderful. Will be going back.
Mrs Sandercock

Unbeatable views and wonderful location, as well as comfortable accommodation.
Mrs Gauntlett

The views were brilliant from the cottage. Best holiday we have ever had and would recommend it, if you love walking even a bit of cliff climbing can be done.
Mrs Hemmings

Particularity liked the solitude at a time to reflect and reboot. The sunset out of the lounge window was amazing. Settling back and sitting on the sofa watching the calm sea as the sun went down was amazing.
Mr Lannon



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


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Electric radiators, Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Fuel & power included in rent
Ample off road parking for cars and boats
Lawned area and patio with garden furniture and ornamental fish pond
Shared seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi (available May - September inclusive)
Shared access to lighthouse observatory via steep steps
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk
Note: No children under 5 years due to ponds and proximity of cliff edge

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Rufus Castle - 1.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Portland, St George's Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Portland Castle - 3.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Chesil Bank and the Fleet - 4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Bennetts Water Gardens - 6.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Weymouth SEALIFE Adventure Park - 7.2 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Jordan Hill Roman Temple - 8.1 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Abbotsbury Swannery - 10.1 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Abbotsbury Abbey - 11.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

St Catherine's Chapel - 11.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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