Located in Wakeham, Dorset
Shearwater is a new holiday cottage sleeping 6 in Portland overlooking Pennsylvania Castle and the sea beyond, perfectly located for Church Ope Cove
Shearwater is a newly built three bedroom house, set over three floors, designed by an award-winning team and located on the east coast of Portland. It offers superb views of Pennsylvania Castle and out to the sea. The property is a highly energy efficient ‘Passivhaus’ eco-home, operating on a low carbon footprint.
The house is well equipped providing all the comforts of home in a contemporary style. The open plan kitchen dining area is situated on the ground floor and a large lounge on the first floor takes advantage of the views out to sea. The largest room in the house is the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom on the top floor with views of the castle and out towards Portland Race. Externally, this property benefits from a furnished patio and its own designated off street car parking space at the rear.
Shearwater especially welcomes children, the property provides a travel cot, high chair, stair gate, children’s cutlery and a selection of children’s games, DVDs and toys.
The living room is situated on the first floor and is furnished with large leather corner suite seating six and an arm chair. An easily movable coffee table is also present. Entertainment comes from a 37” LCD TV with Freesat, Blu-ray DVD and CD player, iPod docking station and high speed wireless internet is available. The room also offers views of the sea and Pennsylvania Castle. A large dresser contains a selection of board games, books, DVDs and toys.
The kitchen/dining area situated on the ground floor and features an electric double oven, halogen hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher plus a full range of utensils and appliances including a microwave, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. There is a separate utility area complete with a washer dryer machine, iron and vacuum cleaner.
Bedroom one with en-suite is situated on the second floor and is furnished with a king-size bed, double wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets with lamps. A travel cot (without linen), is supplied for younger guests and the room has sea and castle views. The en-suite bathroom features a shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin.
Bedroom two is situated on the first floor and is furnished with twin beds, double wardrobe, chest of drawers and a bedside cabinet with lamps.
Bedroom three is situated on the ground floor and is furnished with a king-size bed, fitted double wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets with lamps.
The main bathroom situated on the first floor, features a wc, wash basin, bath with shower over, mirror and shaving point. There is a ground floor cloakroom with wc and wash basin.
Outside the property is accessed via one step to front and level access to rear with one flight of internal stairs. There is a small patio furnished with a table and six chairs but the development offers a communal garden and lawn area as well. A designated parking space is at the rear of the property. There is also communal car park on a first come first serve basis.
Wakeham is full of traditional quarryman's cottages dating back two to three hundred years. Although a small area it is packed with interest. Pennsylvania castle was built in 1800 by John Penn, grandson of the founder of Pennsylvania, and is now a private residence. Just round the corner from this is the Portland Museum, Rufus Castle, the ruins of St Andrews Church with its "pirate" graves and onwards to Church Ope Cove.Read more
There are several good walks again from Wakeham including the two butterfly reserves within easy reach. A walk along the coast down to Portland Bill will take about 45 minutes depending on how long you stop to take in 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, it is just a short walk into Easton where there are a number of choices or by car you can reach any of Portland's eating out establishments in under 5 minutes.Read less
Bournemouth is 36 miles away
Exeter is 54 miles away
Bristol is 60 miles away