Chesil Lookout

Located in Fortuneswell, Dorset

Enjoying stunning panoramic views over Chesil Cove, this three storey fresh and attractive mid terrace Victorian holiday home is an ideal base for a family looking to discover the beautiful Isle of Portland.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Situated on a one-way street, the house enjoys panoramic views over Chesil Cove to Clay Ope and Chesil Beach. Reached via a causeway from Weymouth, the Isle of Portland is steeped in maritime history and has plenty to see and do. Portland Harbour is home to a 16th-century coastal fort, or you could visit the famous Portland Bill Lighthouse. You can explore the pirate’s graveyard, Church Ope Cove a former smugglers hideout or visit the Castletown D Day Centre. Portland has several quarries to discover and a host of wildlife to observe Peregrine Falcons can be spotted around Portland and along the cliffs, or try and spot dolphins in the waters surrounding the island. Portland Harbour is also famous for its sailing and water sports being home to the National Sailing Academy and was the site of the sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games. Heading north onto the mainland you can visit the popular seaside town of Weymouth (5 miles), Lulworth Cove (20 miles) and Abbotsbury (12 miles). You can also take a drive along the Jurassic Coast road to West Bay (20 miles).


Seven steps lead up to the hall where there s space for boots and coats, and which leads into the light and comfortable lounge/diner. This is a relaxing space, with plenty of seating, a wood burner and a bay window with wonderful sea views. There s also a delightful dining area, perfect for enjoying a family meal. The galley style kitchen with French doors to the courtyard is equipped with a double oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer and microwave. Moving up to the first floor you will find a second lounge with a Victorian-style feature fireplace, TV/DVD, iPod dock, oak floor and a bay window offering sea views. The property also has a twin room which can be made up into a double room on request. The first floor features a shower room with WC, and a bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC. Going up to the second floor you will find two further bedrooms: a twin and a double with sea views.


Heading outside, you can relax in the small courtyard garden which is enclosed by stone walls and features pots, baskets and outdoor furniture. Off-road parking is available for one car, with additional parking in the street.


  • An ideal base for water sports and sailing enthusiasts a lovely holiday home close to Chesil Beach
  • Perfect walking around the Isle of Portland and visiting Portland Bill Lighthouse
  • A 5-mile walk along the causeway to the seaside town of Weymouth
  • 3 bedrooms 1 twin zip and link which can be made up as a 6 double on request, 1 double room with 5 bed, 1 twin room
  • 2 bathrooms 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Double oven, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • Wood burner logs included October end of April
  • Courtyard garden with garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, further roadside parking available
  • Regret, no dogs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Shop 100 metres
  • Pub 150 metres
  • Chesil Beach 400 metres
  • Weymouth 5 miles


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
Great View
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Real Fire
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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