Coastal House

Located in Wakeham, Dorset

Coastal House is located in Wakeham, Portland, sleeping six in three bedrooms.

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


The living areas in this semi-detached, three-storey house include a kitchen/diner with seating for six, an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, a utility with a washing machine, and a first-floor sitting room with a Smart TV. The bedrooms include a second-floor double with an en-suite shower room, a double, and a ground-floor twin, along with a bathroom. Outside, there is a front decking with furniture, a rear enclosed courtyard with furniture, and off-road parking. Within 0.6 miles, there is a shop, within 0.5, a pub, and within 1.7, a beach. This is a non-smoking property. Sorry, no pets. WiFi, fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. Coastal House is sure to please your loved ones with a holiday on the Isle of Portland.

Property Details

Resting on the outskirts of the hamlet of Wakeham on the Isle of Portland, Dorset is this three-storey, semi-detached holiday home, Coastal House. The property offers a family or group of six easy access to the coast, historic sites, and excellent amenities: an ideal location for exploring the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!

After parking in the off-road space, step inside to find a fully equipped and stylish kitchen/diner to prepare your favourite suppers, to be served at the table for six. Bathing suits and sandy towels can be easily cleaned in the handy utility with a washing machine, while you step out into your own private, enclosed courtyard; with a glass of wine in hand, take a seat on the outdoor furniture and enjoy a moment's peace. Completing the ground floor is a twin bedroom with crisp white sheets, ideal for those with limited mobility, while upstairs you'll find a double with cushions and throws for extra comfort.

Retreat to the first-floor sitting room with plush sofas to sink into with a film on the Smart TV or get lost in your favourite book. On the second floor lies the master bedroom, a spacious room with stylish touches, bedside lamps, a dressing table, and views of Pennsylvania Castle! There's even an en-suite shower room for extra privacy, while all guests have access to the first-floor bathroom with a bath, shower over, and heated towel rail.

When it's time to venture out, explore the hamlet of Wakeham with the ruins of Rufus Castle, overlooking the secluded Church Ope Cove, while coastal walks guide you along the Isle of Portland for picturesque sea views and quiet coves. The village of Easton is nearby to dine at the Corner House Inn, stock up at the supermarket, or stop for breakfast at White Stones Art Cafe; the sculpture museum of Tout Quarry is sure to please the whole family, as well as the looming Portland Castle, while further south on the island you'll find Portland Bird Observatory and Portland Bill Lighthouse Visitors Centre to watch the crashing waves.

Portland is also home to the iconic National Sailing Academy where you can try your hand at many water sport activities, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle boarding.

A short drive off the island leads you to Weymouth, a vibrant seaside town with plenty to see and do; discover classic seaside amusements along Weymouth Beach, take a boat tour from Weymouth Bay, or escape to RSPB Radipole Lake for plenty of wildlife to see! You'll be in a fantastic location for exploring the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Chesil Beach, a popular location for anglers and walkers along the shingle beach with seaside cafes.

Book your tickets at Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre for a trip on the Fleet Explorer, a glass-bottom boat to peer at sea creatures or lace up your walking boots and trek along West Dorset Heritage Coast for views you'll never forget.

Treat your loved ones to a holiday along Dorset's sparkling shores at Coastal House.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power are included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front decking with furniture
  • Rear, enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Shop just over ½ a mile, pub ½ a mile, beach just over 1½ miles


Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
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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