Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This Edwardian house is on a pedestrianised lane; there are 12 steps down from the top of the lane to the entrance gate of Chesil Drift. The house has been divided into two residences; Chesil Drift occupies the top two floors and has sea views from all rooms. Both front and rear gardens have patio areas affording panoramic views across the village to the sea. The garden to the front of the property has steps up to the patio and may not be suitable for toddlers or the elderly; the side access path is shared with the two neighbouring properties. Parking on village street close by.
Shop 400 yards; Pub 150 yards.
Seven steps lead up to Hall with space for boots and coats; narrow L-shaped Kitchen with dishwasher; compact Bathroom: bath with shower over; up two steps to Dining Room with feature Victorian fireplace and hi-fi; Sitting Room with bay window, open fire and window seat with views across Chesil Beach and Lyme Bay.
Upstairs: 2 Bedrooms under the eaves: a 5ft double and beamed twin.
Central heating and open fire. No telephone.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The West Country region
Home to England's first World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast's outstanding geology represents 185 million years of Earth history. The whole 95 miles is open and spectacular, a walker's paradise to explore the sandy beaches, bays, coves and headlands, the changing geology determines and incredible variety of bird, plant and sea life.
Dorset has less rainfall than Devon or Cornwall and the summer swimming is excellent. The water is clean and the beaches varied: reefs and shale ledges for snorkelers, safe sandy beaches for children at Studland, Swanage and Weymouth plus great swathe of shingle that makes up the famous Chesil Bank.
Over half the county has been designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty and there are many places to visit from the famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door arch to fossil hunting at Charmouth and Lyme Regis, to viewing the Roman artefacts in Dorchester and climbing to the top of the majestic Maiden Castle.
The wide and varied activities on offer in the county include sailing, surfing, coasteering, rock climbing, horse riding and golf. The choice of beaches in Dorset also offer every thing from the 'Kiss Me Quick' resorts to the unspoilt, deserted remote bays and coves, most are dog friendly all year round.
The resort towns of Swanage, Weymouth and Lyme Regis offering great family entertainment plus many festivals and county shows including The Great Steam Fair, the Dorset County Show and Bestival at Lulworth Castle. Dorset has also attracted many famous chefs and fine dining can now be had at the Michelin star restaurant Sienna in Dorchester, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage or Mark Hix's Oyster & Fish House. Getting to Dorset is quick and easy. Whether by train or car getting here is easy and just 2.5 hours from London and the home counties.
The intriguing streets of Fortuneswell are the gateway to the historical Isle of Portland. An old fishing community, the village lies on steeply sloping land with some of the best views in Dorset of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Portland Harbour is home to the National Sailing Academy and will be the venue for the 2012 Olympics sailing events. Be a part of the buzz with Dorset Seaside Holidays and explore all that Portland has to offer. Watch the surfers from Portland Bill or explore the famous Portland Cliffs yourself, their stunning natural features make them an attraction to divers, anglers, birdwatchers, walkers, climbers, geologists and photographers alike. The Cove House Inn offers a friendly, cosy atmosphere and freshly prepared food with locally caught fish and seafood a regular feature.