Quarr Cottage

Located in Wakeham, Dorset

Quarr Cottage is a quirky cottage resting on the Isle of Portland, Dorset on the and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

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


Quarr Cottage is a traditionally-styled cottage sitting in the hamlet of Wakeham on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. The dwelling has two bedrooms consisting of a double and a twin, accompanied by a ground-floor shower room, sleeping a total of four guests. There is also a kitchen and a living/dining room. Externally the property offers a patio garden and roadside parking. Quarr Cottage is a delightful dwelling for a retreat as a couple or a family to this scenic isle in Dorset.

Property Details

Quarr Cottage is located in the hamlet of Wakeham, on the rugged and beautiful Isle of Portland.

This charming property boasts traditional features such as stone floors and feature Portland stone walls providing a warm and cosy base for your self-catering holiday. Entering the property into the open plan living/dining room, you will be welcomed by the wood-burning stove where you can curl up on the sofas and catch up on your favourite TV shows. The kitchen is well equipped, offering everything you need to cook up delicious meals to enjoy together whilst planning your days' adventures. There is a ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, WC and basin where you can ease the ache of your muscles after a long day exploring the island.

Climbing the stairs to the first floor, you will find two bedrooms; one double and one twin. The bedrooms are well-presented and will help you towards a restful night’s sleep to prepare you for the next days' adventure. The enclosed garden to the rear of the property comes complete with a patio area and is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of tea or coffee or an evening glass of wine. Quarr Cottage is perfectly positioned for you to discover all that Portland has to offer.

Just a short 5-minute walk from the property will take you to Easton Square where there are a few shops to pick up your essentials and cafes and pubs offering local food and drink. A few minutes from Quarr Cottage in the other direction is Portland Museum and Church Ope Cove – a small secluded pebble beach. A more energetic walk of about 40 minutes will take you to Portland Bill, famous for its iconic red and white striped Lighthouse. The view from here is simply stunning with its far-reaching sea views and dramatic cliffs. Portland is also renowned for its rare and varied wildlife and birds as well as multiple water sports, so there is much to be found on your doorstep.

If you would like to venture off the island, then Weymouth is only a 15-minute drive away with its Georgian seafront, award-winning beach and high street shops. This property would suit a family or a small group of friends who want to explore Portland and the beautiful Jurassic Coast.


  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • On-road parking
  • Garden with patio area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 450 metres


Close to coast
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Real Fire
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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