Little Lodge

Located in Wakeham, Dorset

Little Lodge is a semi-detached cottage resting in the Pennsylvania Castle Estate on the Isle of Portland and can sleep two people in one bedroom.

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


Little Lodge is a charming semi-detached property resting in the Pennsylvania Castle Estate on the Isle of Portland. Hosting one double bedroom, along with a bathroom, this property can sleep up to two guests. There is an open-plan living space hosting the kitchen, dining area and the sitting area, as well as an outdoor terrace seating area and off-road parking for one car. Little Lodge is a wonderful place to delight in a romantic retreat in Dorset.

Property Details

Resting on the Isle of Portland off the mainland of Dorset and lying within the beautiful Pennsylvania Castle Estate is this all-ground-floor lodge, Little Lodge. Boasting a clifftop position with stunning sea views, this high standard property promises a wonderful and romantic stay for a couple’s escape to Dorset.

It provides delightfully bright and open living space for you to relax in after days spent exploring the southernmost part of the Jurassic Coast, with driftwood style furnishings echoing the theme of the coast, you can wind down on the plush sofa and watch the TV on a quiet evening, or step out of the sliding patio doors to enjoy the final moments of a balmy summer evening accompanied by views down to the sea. The sleek and stylish kitchen space holds excellent appliances for cooking up some delicious food, whether it’s rustling up a quick lunch or preparing a romantic dinner to eat out on the patio bistro table, while the breakfast bar is the perfect spot to perch at with your morning coffee before tucking into a hearty breakfast at the dining table. Offering a tranquil place to finish your day is the wonderful bedroom where a double bed awaits you, as well as a wardrobe for storage and a two-seater sofa providing a quiet corner to delight in. Freshen up in the pristine shower room which has a walk-in shower for you to relax in, whether you’ve come back from a day at the beach or you’re getting ready for an evening out.

A great way to get to know this unique island is by walking along the famous South West Coast Path which lies just minutes away from Little Lodge, continue on this simple but breath-taking route and come all the way to the tip of the island where Portland Bill Lighthouse lies, offering stunning panoramic scenery of the coast and sea as well as some maritime history exhibits within the structure, it is a picture-perfect scene. You can find all you need within the village of Easton in the centre of the Isle, with shops and pubs close at hand, and why not venture further for a day trip to the lovely seaside resort of Weymouth on the mainland, under ten-miles away, where you can tuck into some classic fish and chips by the harbour, afterwards indulging in ice cream and the golden sandy beach. Little Lodge provides the perfect home-from-home on this wonderful part of the Dorset coast.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop just under 1 mile, pub within half a mile


Close to coast
Great View
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking



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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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