Church Ope Studio
Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
4 star tranquil studio accommodation in Portland stone on the Jurassic coast path above the sea at Church Ope Cove Portland and the ancient ruins of Rufus castle on the Isle of Portland near Weymouth Dorset. Olympic Sailing venue 2.32 miles and a 5 minute drive away. Church Ope Studio is open all year. Wood burner. Wifi. Walkers Welcome and Pet Friendly Awards. Luxury wet room. Breakfast patio. Kitchenette. One light and airy room with sea view in winter and glimpsed through leafy trees in summer.
Own gated parking. Walking, climbing, fishing, sailing, bird watching, area of outstanding natural beauty and sites of archeological interest on your doorstep. 7 minute walk from nearest village of Easton with major amenities including supermarkets, butchers and post office and buses to Weymouth 6 miles away. Church Ope Studio is professionally steam cleaned in between each guest. Tariff inclusive linen and towels, heating and log burner fuel. 3 night breaks as well as stays by the week. Local treats on arrival. Your one small dog stays for free by arrangement. Book direct with owners.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Down the steps below the Studio 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bourmouth 40 km, Nearest railway: At Weymouth 8 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Church Ope Studio is one light and airy Studio apartment with an en suite shower/ wet room. There is a kitchenette and dining area and a comfy leather sofa for 2, TV and ipod dock with radio. Local maps, books and dvds.
The floors are tiled throughout in continental style so please bring your slippers - and dog throws to cover the rug.
All linen, towels and fuel for wood burner included.
The Studio is gated for security for your dog and for your car.
The gate opens onto the start of the coastal path above the sea at Church Ope Cove Portland.
|Further details outdoors|
Church Ope Studio opens onto your own small patio area and gated drive for your car. The coast path runs from your gate.
In Summer the sea view is shaded by tress. In Winter the sea view from your door is clear.
Church Ope Studio is suitable for a couple or single person and for one smaller dog.
The West Country region
Church Ope Studio is on the Jurassic Coast path at Church Ope Isle of Portland, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The isle of Portland is a unique and fascinating place to visit. Situated at one end of the Great Chesil Bank, there are panoramic views from the the top of the island the whole way along the Fleet with it's oyster beds and fishing, nesting terns and migrating birds.
Portland, on the South coast of Dorset, is mid way between bustling Bournemouth which has all the shops a good club night life and traditional Bridport with it's street market, local shops and Arts Centre. The County Town of Dorchester is just a short drive away.
With its rolling countryside and mild climate, Dorset is a favourite location for holidaymakers. There are quiet villages and interesting local markets to explore as well as great walking, sailing, horse riding, both sea and river angling and a lot more outdoor, cultural, nature watching and arts activities.
Come to Portland and try your hand at stone carving, rock climbing, sailing, canoeing - all with beginners and advanced guides available. Come for rest, retreat and relaxation in one of the mildest and sunniest spots in the UK. You won't regret it!
The Olympic Sailing Academy 5 minutes drive or sail away. Swimming, Walking, Rock climbing on the doorstep. Historic and archeological sites near by.
Cliff path walking. Jurassic coast path is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Thomas Hardy country and home near by. 'Avices Cottage' of Hardy's last novel is next door. Thatched Portland museum. Bird reserves and countryside walks. Sailing, Kayaking, Wind surfing, golf, horse riding locally. Fishing for Sea Bass off shore and boats. National Trust houses. Annual sea food, Kite, Folk and Food festivals.
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25 Feb 2014
"A perfect getaway"
Found the Studio while on a walk in the autumn and thought it would suit for our 18th wedding anniversary. We were NOT disappointed! The studio is clean, cosy, comfortable and well equipped. With Rufu… More
23 Dec 2013
"A cosy haven and sanctuary on a very beautiful, rugged island."
It is hard to describe the care and thought that has gone into providing this lovely sanctuary for me... and indeed all travellers. This fully equipped studio has all i need to be totally at home. S… More
17 Nov 2013
Spent a wild, wet and windy long weekend here. After walking and exploring during the day coming home to this cosy, warm studio was blissful. Everything was just lovely. Go and stay here and have… More
8 Oct 2013
"A week to remember"
My dog and I spent a magical week in The Studio right on Church Ope Cove. The room was ideal for the pair of us (and my husband stayed a couple of nights too) with great facilities and a very comfort… More
28 Feb 2013
"This was one of those pivotal weekends"
We'd had a stressful horrible week at home and arrived in Portland, Church Ope Studio in the middle of the night. What an amazing place. We did so much, it was so quiet - you couldn't imagin… More
6 Dec 2012
"A ideal base from which to explore the island"
We had a great weekend at Church Ope Studio. It is cosy and very well equipped (the bed is remarquably confortable), the decoration simple but smart. The location is very pleasant indeed, with the cos… More
11 Nov 2012
"A Hidden Treasure"
We stayed at the studio for one week and found it to be a perfect base from which to explore the island. The location of the studio is perfect for the many walks that you can enjoy on Portland, and is just a short path away from the beautiful Church Ope Cove.
The studio itself was very comfortable, cosy and spotlessly clean. It had everything we needed and was a lovely place to relax after our days out. We were also able to take our little dog with us, which was wonderful, and he was very comfortable there too.
The owners are lovely and friendly, and it is nice to know that they are only next door if you need them.
This place really is a hidden treasure and we hope to visit again soon.
4 Nov 2012
"warm, comfortable and well equipped"
you have done a great job with this small place enjoyed th ewifi and dvds. only negatives- found the cooker idfficult as no temperature numbers on the dials! Also shower a bit cold! otherwise very relaxing and cosy
Thank-you for your review - A few October/ November guests have experienced end of season glitches this year we think! Plumber has been in this week to optimise the new boiler serving the shower. Electricians have moved sockets around to make best use of kitchenette. New fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle,TV.... do come again and enjoy the unique location in another season - lovely in Springtime. Sheila and Douglas
15 Oct 2012
"VERY COMFORTABLE FOR SLEEPING BUT ........................."
Probably the most comfortable bed we have slept in with an excellent wet room and in a peaceful and convenient location but the studio has some shortcomings:-
- it isn't as big as the photos would indicate and the views are not to be seen from the studio or its 'garden' which is overshadowed by surrounding trees
- the cooking facilities are very limited (nb no oven) and not very well laid out, in particular the shortage of electrical sockets meant you were constantly having plug in and unplug items
- microscopic TV & small not very comfortable settee
- the parking is very difficult to access and depart from even for our smallish car
Thank-you for a detailed review. The new TV is now 26." The kitchenette has been redesigned and includes an oven as well as the microwave oven. The sea view is described on Church Ope Studio website as 'glimpsed through trees until leaf fall' The room dimensions are given too. The leather sofa is good quality and deep cushioned but it is a two seater so not that roomy. The bed as you say makes up for it! The Studio is designed as a comfy small retreat, with a large wet room to clean up after all those wild walks - It is right on the coast path.
23 Jun 2012
"Cosy and comfortable studio in a great location"
If you're visiting Portland this is a wonderful place to stay. The bed was so comfortable we wanted to bring it home with us! The shower room was really modern and the log burner ensured we were toasty on cold evenings. It's very close to the coastal path and local amenities. Would highly recommend!
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