Bowman’s Cottage

Located in Wakeham, Dorset

A Portland stone terraced holiday cottage on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. This cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Charming stone-built cottage scrupulously modernised and located close to Church Ope Cove

Property Details

Positioned on the rugged and stunning Isle of Portland, Bowman's is a character, terraced Dorset holiday cottage located on the wide avenue which is Wakeham. The owners have affectionately updated the interior decor in a modern style, whilst retaining the original and striking features of the cottage, including the exposed Portland stone walls, quarry tiled flooring and fireplaces (not in use) in the sitting room. The galley style kitchen, complete with separate dining room, is the perfect setting to prepare your meals. The two bedrooms and bathroom can be found upstairs via the Cottage style stairs. Weymouth and Portland hosted the 2012 Olympic sailing events and still attracts many visitors looking for their ideal water sports holiday, including sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing. Other visitors love the bird watching, fishing, walking and climbing that is on the doorstep in Portland; walks can encompass the iconic 'Portland Bill' lighthouse and quarries. The stunning 'Church Ope Cove' is just a short walk from the cottage, where you will find the Portland museum and a walkway leading directly to the secluded cove. The walkway passes under an imposing stone arch and a little further along are the ruins of Rufus Castle with panoramic views along the Jurassic Coast. A few minutes down steep steps (150) takes you to Church Ope Cove. Nearby Easton has good amenities, including two supermarkets, cafes and independent local shops. A relatively short drive or bus journey away is the main resort of Weymouth, with its award-winning long, beautiful, sandy beach, traditional entertainments and good shopping. Providing an ideal base, this Portland Stone cottage is perfectly located for exploring the Jurassic coast at any time of the year.


  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, TV with inbuilt DVD, CD, WiFi
  • telephone for incoming calls
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Roadside parking outside of the cottage
  • Lawned garden with furniture and summer house
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking


Close to coast
Linen and Towels
Washing machine



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Area Details


Wakeham is full of traditional quarryman's cottages which date back hundreds of years. Although a small area, it is full of interest. Pennsylvania Castle, built in 1800 by John Penn, the grandson of the founder of Pennsylvania, makes quite the sight. It is now a private house that you can hire for the most fabulous holiday. Round the corner from this is the Portland Museum and the ruins of the 12th century Rufus Castle. The ruins of St Andrews Church overlooks the sea. Find the "pirate" graves with their skull and crossbones. Continue to Church Ope Cove, the best beach on Portland.

There are several good walks from Wakeham. Walk to two butterfly reserves, excellent when the buddleia are in flower. A walk along the coast down to Portland Bill will take about 45 minutes. This may take longer if you want to take in all the views and the wildlife. Walks along the old railway line and back to the top of the island are also available from Wakeham. The Hayloft Cafe is open throughout the summer season for coffees and light lunches. Otherwise, a short Easton gives extra choices. By car, you can reach any of Portland's eating out establishments in under 5 minutes.

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