Located in Fortuneswell, Dorset

This contemporary cottage rests in Fortuneswell on the Isle of Portland, Dorset and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Telltales is a charming, contemporary cottage resting amidst Fortuneswell on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. There are two bedrooms in the property sleeping four guests, made up of a double and a twin, served by a bathroom. There is also an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. To the rear of the property, you will find an enclosed lawned garden with furniture, as well as there being garage parking for one car and roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis. Telltales is a fantastic holiday home for couples and families seeking a scenic escape to Dorset.

Property Details

Located on the beautiful and rugged Isle of Portland on the World Heritage Coast of delightful Dorset, Telltales is a contemporary cottage, originally built in the Olympic Village to house athletes of the 2012 sailing events.

The property features an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, a perfect space to socialise with your friends and family whilst holidaying in this picturesque part of the Southwest. Settle down on the plush sofas and catch up on your favourite TV shows or reminisce on the past day's adventures. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to cater for your party and a delicious home-cooked meal can be enjoyed at the dining table whilst you plan your next day’s itinerary.

Moving up through the property, you will find two elegant bedrooms; one double and one twin, both presented with a light and airy feel, offering a lovely spot to catch up on your rest. Freshen up in the family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC and start your day feeling relaxed and refreshed. Head out into the enclosed garden and enjoy your morning cup of coffee or even an evening glass of wine to unwind at the end of the day.

Just a short stroll away from Chesil Beach and Portland Marina, Telltales is the ideal base, with Portland offering adventure in all seasons for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, fishing and water sports enthusiasts. Portland Bill is a well-known Portland landmark with its iconic red and white striped lighthouse, and the huge rock formation known as Pulpit Rock, as well as featuring the popular Lobster Pot Café that sells genuinely local fare with a fantastic view across the bay!

On the Chesil Beach side of Portland is 'The Cove' which incorporates the sea wall defences as well as a fantastic pub where you can enjoy local food and ales. Portland Harbour, as seen in the 2012 Olympics, has public access for sailing and more extreme water sports like kitesurfing and windsurfing and the area is also very popular with divers for the various shipwrecks that can be found dotted around beneath the water’s surface.

Situated at the heart of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, Weymouth & Portland is an excellent base for exploring the coast and countryside. Weymouth is under five miles away and offers a lively nightlife, an abundance of restaurants, high street shops and a sweeping sandy beach, whilst by contrast Portland has an altogether slower-paced and less hectic feel. However you choose to spend your time, Telltales is sure to be a welcoming break and a wonderful home away from home.


  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Garage parking for one car and roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 400 metres, pub 100 metres
  • Beach 100 metres


Close to coast
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
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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