The Shambles

Located in Fortuneswell, Dorset

This delightful terraced cottage rests in Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

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


The Shambles is a charming terraced cottage resting in Fortuneswell in Dorset. Hosting two bedrooms, including a double and a twin along with a bathroom, this property can sleep up to four guests. There is also a kitchen and a living/dining room with a wood-burning stove. Outside there is on-street parking available and a small garden with decking and seating. The Shambles makes for a lovely family getaway near the sea.

Property Details

Perched on the outskirts of Fortuneswell in Dorset, is this delightful cottage, The Shambles. Set over two floors and sleeping up to four guests, The Shambles makes for a fantastic family seaside getaway, with the closest beach just under a mile away and the surrounding locations of Weymouth and Abbotsbury easily accessible.

Be welcomed into the light and airy living/dining room with splashes of blue throughout the décor which hark to the property’s coastal location, here you can look forward to cosying up with loved ones on the sofa and enjoying a family film night in front of the electric fire. Make your way into the sleek kitchen, where you can treat your guests to creative home-cooked meals, as they open a bottle of wine ready to enjoy with dinner. Settle down around the dining table to savour a delicious feast as you toast to a wonderful holiday. Indulge in a blissful soak in the bath, before popping on your pyjamas and catching a refreshing night’s embrace in one of two well-presented bedrooms, a double with panoramic sea views and a twin. Wake up with a revitalising shower, followed by morning coffee out on the decking with your guests as you soak up the sea views.

Fortuneswell is ideally set on the Isle of Portland where there is a variety of activity right on your doorstep, with the impressive 16th-century Portland Castle just a short walk away and the Castletown D-Day Centre and Museum nearby, your inner historian will be spoilt for choice as to where to visit first!

Take the children to enjoy an afternoon at Fancy’s Farm, where you can meet and feed the sweet farm animals, followed by a slice of cake and a cup of tea in the on-site café. Head to nearby Wakeham, where you will find the Portland Museum which is set in historic cottages that offer detailed cultural exhibits, as well as the scenic George’s Point and the pretty Durdle Pier.

Take the short drive to the vibrant seaside town of Weymouth, where you can meet the local marine life at the Sea Life Centre, delve into the town’s history at the Weymouth Museum, or wander the glorious sands of Weymouth’s beautiful beach.

However you choose to spend your time in Dorset, be sure to choose The Shambles as your base.


  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double with panoramic sea views and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • On-street parking available on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • Small garden with decking and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 300 metres, the beach is just over ½ a mile


Close to coast
Great View
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Washing machine


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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