List your home
Apply filters
£ to

Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews


from £70 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

Shearwater, Portland

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

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.

Pennsylvania Castle is just a few minutes' walk and Portland Bill is within a short drive or moderate walk. Church Ope Cove, Portland's only accessible beach can be accessed by foot although access is via a steep coastal path which may be inaccessible to those with limited mobility. During your stay be sure to take a walk around Portland Marina, with some of the finest small boat sailing waters in Northern Europe. The area is a hive of sailing activity and was the official venue for the Olympic sailing events in 2012. Weymouth's child friendly beach is a short drive away.

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.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth International 72 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors


- Situated on the first floor.

- Furnished with large leather corner suite seating six and an arm chair. An easily movable coffee table is also present.

- Features a 37” LCD TV with Freesat, Blu-ray DVD and CD player, ipod docking station.

- High speed wireless internet is available.

- Offers views of the sea and Pennsylvania Castle.

- A large dresser contains a selection of board games, books, DVDs and toys.


- Kitchen dining area situated on the ground floor.

- Features an electric double oven, high-speed hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

- Full range of utensils and appliances including a microwave, toaster, kettle and cafetieres.

- A high chair is provided.

- Separate utility area complete with combined washing machine with dryer and iron. Vacuum cleaner and ironing board are kept in cupboard on the second floor.


Bedroom one with en-suite

- Situated on the second floor.

- Furnished with a king-size bed, two wardrobes with integrated chest of drawers, dressing table and two bedside cabinets with lamps.

- Hair dryer and digital radio alarm clock

- A travel cot, is supplied for younger guests.

- Offering sea and castle views.

- En-suite bathroom features a shower cubicle, wc and wash basin.

Bedroom two

- Situated on the first floor.

- Furnished with twin beds, wardrobe with integrated chest of drawers and 2 bedside cabinet with lamps.

- Hair dryer and digital radio alarm clock.

Bedroom three

- Situated on the ground floor.

- Furnished with a king sized bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets with lamps.

- Hair dryer and digital radio alarm clock.


- Main bathroom situated on the first floor, features a wc, wash basin, bath with shower over, mirror and shaving point.

- En-suite bathroom features a shower cubicle, wc and wash basin.

- Ground floor cloakroom with wc and wash basin.

Further details outdoors

- The property has level access to the front with access to rear up two steps from designated parking space onto the patio. There are two flights of internal stairs.

- Small patio that is furnished with a table and six chairs during the warmer months.

- Situated in the heart of Portland within walking distance to Pennsylvania Castle, Portland museum and Church Ope Cove beach.

- A designated parking space at the rear of the property. Additional free parking in front of the house and a communal car park on a first come first serve basis to rear of the property.

About this location

The Dorset region

Dorset’s beautiful and dramatic scenery has long made the county a favourite with writers, poets and film crews. Jurassic cliffs plunge alongside picturesque harbour towns and coastal resorts, providing an impressive backdrop for the many popular Dorset holiday destinations. Blue Chip Holidays can offer Dorset holiday cottages in many of the county’s towns, each of which has a slightly different experience to offer than the next.

Poole has one of the world’s largest natural harbours

Portland Castle was built in 1539 by Henry VIII to defend Weymouth

Tours of Thomas Hardy’s Dorset are operated throughout the county


Weymouth town and Portland island are steeped in history. From Roman Galleys to Spanish Galleons the harbour and Island have seen more than their fair share of naval history and Royal patronage. While Henry VIII contented himself building forts to stave off foreign invasion, George III made Weymouth his summer holiday residence, attracting many wealthy ladies and gentlemen to the fashionable seaside town, and influencing its architecture leaving many magnificent buildings, statues and landmarks.

Blessed with beaches that range from the pebble rich 18 mile Chesil Beach tombolo, to Weymouth Beach’s sandy shores, Weymouth and Portland have a great choice of places to visit and enjoy in both the hot summer months and the wild winter weeks. Add this to miles of stunning Jurassic coastline, a great range of family friendly attractions and a good choice of museums, and you have a surprisingly rich range of activities to keep you busy during your stay in the area.

About the owner

Guest reviewsPowered by TripAdvisor

Guest reviews no reviews

Guest reviews Powered by TripAdvisor

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Excellent 5/5

2 reviews Excellent 5/5

Help other travellers decide where to stay

Add your voice to the conversation about this holiday home and your review will appear on TripAdvisor too.

Write a review

Write a review
Review 1-2 of 2

5 Jan 2014


"Top Class, Fantastic"

We rented this house for a family holiday in October 2013, and couldn't of been happier with the accommodation.The house was clean, well laid out and had everything you could think of. Even had … More

12 May 2013


"Was quite sad when we had to leave"

Found the property to be very clean and beautifully decorated. The kitchen had everything you needed down to washing up liquid to tin foil and cling film. There was a brochure that gave you instruct… More

Review 1-2 of 2

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.

Contact the manager


Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.


You're booking with

Blue Chip Holidays (Property Manager Blue Chip Holidays)

  • 7 Years listed

100% Response rate

Calendar last updated:02 Mar 2015

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English

Payment accepted

Credit cards accepted

Visit site

Don’t let an old browser slow down your holiday

Your browser is out of date and might not work well with our website. Download the latest version to speed up your hunt for the perfect holiday home.

Just click on the icons to get to the download page