The Tides

Located in Fortuneswell, Dorset Rating:

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Sleeps: 6

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Pets: No

The Tides is a holiday cottage in Portland, Dorset, sleeping 6 within walking distance of Chesil Beach and the National Sailing Academy

Prices and Booking

Prices from £472 per week

Change over day: Friday

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The Tides, originally built to house the Olympians for the 2012 Olympics sailing events is an award winning development located in Fortuneswell at the bottom of Portland. This is the perfect getaway for water sports lovers and is just a few minutes walk to the National Sailing Academy and some of the best sailing waters in the world. Sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, canoeing, diving and paddle boarding all take place on your doorstep with teachers in all disciplines available locally. However, for those wanting to keep their feet dry the property offers so much as a base for a great holiday with many pubs and restaurants within walking distance. The Jurassic Coast is yours to explore, the golden sandy beach at Weymouth consistently wins a blue flag award and the county town of Dorchester with it's museums is just 20 minutes by car.

The accommodation at The Tides comprises of a hallway and two street level bedrooms that can be arranged as either twins or king size double depending upon your needs. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and toilet. A large lounge with large, smart TV complete with Sky package, DVD player, CD music system and Wi-Fi is also on this floor. Stairs take you down to the garden level where there is an additional lounge area which is open plan with the kitchen/diner, well equipped with hob and double electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Patio doors lead to the enclosed garden and there is also a utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. A cloakroom with toilet and basin round off this level. Up to the second floor where there is a king size double with doors to the roof terrace and en-suite dressing room and shower room with basin and toilet. A travel cot and high chair can be provided upon request.

Outside is an enclosed garden with a heavy theme of the seaside with patio area and seating. There is a garage and additional off road parking for one car. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • No pets are allowed at The Tides
  • The Tides has an enclosed garden
  • Short breaks are available throughout the year
  • The Tides has a washing machine
  • A television, DVD player and CD player are available for you to use
  • The Tides is wheelchair accessible
  • Pubs and restaurants are just a short walk from The Tides
  • The Tides is a no-smoking property
  • The Tides has sea views over Portland Harbour
  • WiFi is enabled throughout The Tides
  • Dishwasher available so you can enjoy more of your holiday
  • A travel cot and high chair can be provided
  • Linen and towels included
  • Garage and off road parking available for one other car

Area details


Fortuneswell covers quite a large area, really from the Heights Hotel at 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 you will see a statue by artist and sculptor Joanna Szuwalska title "The Spirit of Portland". Fortuneswell has many shops and along High Street you will be able to find "Isle of Portland Statues" for sale, all hand made.

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Once again the walking from Fortuneswell is good but do remember you are on a slope so even if the walking is easy on the way down remember the walk back! Chesil Beach is easily accessable from Fortuneswell, but turning up the hill gives you many different options for some interesting walks to the top of the island.


There are several pubs, restaurants and takeaways all available within Fortuneswell so you should find something to suit both your taste and pocket and all within walking distance.

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Prices and Booking

Prices from £472 per week

Change over day: Friday

You can check availability and book this property by using the button below:



Nearest Airports

Bournemouth is 36 miles away

Exeter is 53 miles away

Bristol is 58 miles away

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