Located in Fortuneswell, Dorset
This contemporary residential cottage is in the Fortuneswell in Portland in Dorset and can sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
Olympic Cottage is a contemporary residential cottage situated in Fortuneswell, Portland in Dorset close to the beach and welcomes 1 dog. The cottage can sleep 4 people in a king-size double and a twin bedroom as well as a family bathroom. The rest of the cottage is made up of an open plan kitchen/diner/sitting room. To the outside of the cottage is off road parking for 1 car and an enclosed back garden with furniture. Olympic Cottage is ideal for water sports enthusiasts and walkers.
Located on a stunning residential development in the Isle of Portland Olympic cottage was originally built to house athletes for the 2012 Olympic Games, sailing events. Only a short walk away from the iconic National Sailing Academy this property is perfect for the water sports enthusiast. Olympic Cottage sleeps up to 4 in two bedrooms, one double and one twin on the first floor. The generous living area and fully-equipped kitchen and dining area are perfect for couples or small family. You can enjoy preparing meals, unwinding and dining together inside the property or enjoy meals alfresco in the garden space with an enclosed patio with furniture. Take the South West Coast path to explore the Isle of Portland and visit the famous Portland Bill lighthouse with Pulpit Rock, Church Ope Cove with Rufus castle and XIII century church ruins. The area is very popular with birders and twitchers alike, in addition to Portland Bill lighthouse, there are two more lighthouses, one of them being a birdwatcher’s members club which you are more than welcome to join. The number of walks you will find on the Isle of Portland is surprising considering the isle is only 4 miles long by 1.7 miles wide. Portland still has 2 working quarries and two old ones which are now butterfly reserves. Created with the quarry's limestone Tout Quarry sculpture park has been used to create sculptures within the quarry where you can have a go at making a sculpture yourself. Follow the map and you will find some interesting artwork! The Isle of Portland also provides some challenging rock-climbing, with a range of climbing courses, from first climbing principles to advanced sport climbing coaching, from indoor to outdoor climbing sessions or refresher courses as an alternative day out to water sports. Take a trip to the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth buzzing from events throughout the year. There’s a wide selection of the usual high street shops, quirky local shops, restaurants and cafes for you to enjoy while exploring the town. The award-winning sandy beach might tempt you for the day, just swimming and building sandcastles. Travel further east and you will find glorious Jurassic coast rocks in Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Kimmeridge Bay, Chapman’s Pool and West Bay sand cliffs while to the East you will discover Lyme Regis and Charmouth. Stay at Olympic Cottage with friends or family and enjoy water sports, rock-climbing or just have an enjoyable day on a beach – it’s all right at your doorstep.
- Sustainable eco-friendly central heating with a hot water system, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, CD, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Cot and high chair available
- Allocated off road parking space for one car only
- Fully enclosed back garden with patio, furniture
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 10 min
- Beach 5 min
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.