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Tompot Cottage

Tompot Cottage, Portland, Dorset

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £475.00 - 750.00

Tompot Cottage is a charming, cosy, Grade II listed, Portland stone fisherman's cottage in Chiswell, on the Isle of Portland, just across the road from Chesil Cove and the beach. Dating from around 1650, it has a wealth of character features and provides comfortable accommodation for six persons. There is a suntrap front garden and a small, fully enclosed rear courtyard, accessed through the cottage.

On the ground floor is the living/dining area, with LCD TV and a well equipped kitchen to the rear. On the first floor is a twin bedroom and large bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle; on the top floor is another twin bedroom and one double bedroom. All rooms have fully controllable, electric heating.

Domestic hot water is supplied by a timed, immersion heater whilst the shower has its own 'on-demand' supply at all times. Gas, electricity, water and all bed linen is included in the price and beds are made up ready for arrival (please note towels are not supplied). Please note, the layout of this listed building renders it unsuitable for infants and young children aged under 24 months and for those with limited mobility through permanent or temporary disablement, illness, accident or age.

Smoking and vaping are not allowed in the cottage; pets are not accepted. The cottage is an excellent base for exploring South Dorset's coast and countryside, situated in the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site just across the road from the South West Coast Path. Historic Portland offers scenic coastal walks, hidden coves and stunning views, whilst the nearby town of Weymouth offers lively nightlife, high street shops, a sweeping sandy beach and a varied calendar of events throughout the year.

Portland offers world class water sports (sailing, SCUBA, swimming, kayaking, kitesurfing, windsurfing, and more), cycling (mtb and road), walking, rock climbing and many other outdoor activities. Portland Harbour and WPNSA (National Sailing Academy) are a level walk away and the cottage is situated just off Cycle Route 26, with mountain biking and road cycling to be had on Portland itself or further afield in the Dorset countryside, accessed by an extensive network of cycle ways. There are local shops, takeaways and restaurants close by, eg Balti Island round the corner; The Cove House Inn and Quiddles on the esplanade; Chesil Chippie in Victoria Square and the Boat That Rocks by Portland Harbour.

There is a small free car park in Brandy Row opposite and parking bays by the entrance to the esplanade, otherwise on-street. Weymouth Train station is 4 miles away - the cottage is easily be reached by taxi or bus from there (frequent, regular buses run around and between Portland, Weymouth and Dorchester, with daily and weekly tickets also available). In high season bookings are on a weekly basis from Friday to Friday.

Short breaks in mid and low seasons are subject to availability, please contact the owner for details.


Location Type

Housekeeping & Services
Iron and Ironing Board
Bed Linen Included
Fuel and Power Included
No Smoking

Washing Machine


Leisure Equipment
Patio Furniture

Garden/Terrace/Play area
Private garden
Terrace / patio

Activities within 20min drive of the property
Wind Surfing
Mountain Biking
Horse Riding
Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
Scuba Diving
Swimming (indoor pool)

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Portland area.

Nearest Attractions

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

Portland Castle - 0.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Portland, St George's Church - 0.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rufus Castle - 1.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Chesil Bank and the Fleet - 1.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Bennetts Water Gardens - 4.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Weymouth SEALIFE Adventure Park - 4.6 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Jordan Hill Roman Temple - 5.5 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Abbotsbury Swannery - 8.2 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Whitcombe Church - 9.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Maiden Castle - 9.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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