Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Little Gem - uninterruptable front line sea views positioned only 30 meters from sea and overlooking Portland Harbour the 2012 Olympic venue, and the remains of Sandsfoot castle. Quite and tranquil location and only a 2 min walk to private sandy beaches and a 15 min walk to the historic Weymouth harbour and shopping centres. Access to the old railway line trail known as the 'Rodwell trail' is a stones throw away.
Spacious accommodation for a relaxing self catering holiday, finished and furnished to a high standard with solid oak floors and doors throughout. Its prime location provides an excellent base for sun worshipers, bathers, boaters, divers, walkers, fishers, bird watchers or general sightseers just wanting to watch the boating world go by!
• LIVING AREA - sofa, TV, DVD player, Playstation.
• DINING AREA - table and chairs.
• KITCHEN - built-in cooker with electric oven, hob and extractor fan, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
• LARGE BEDROOM - Double pine bed, with new (2014) Vi Spring 1560 Pocket Sprung bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, bedside table.
• BATHROOM - Large modern shower enclosure with thermostatic valve, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail.
• OUTSIDE FRONT- private parking for one car.
• OUTSIDE REAR - wooden Gazebo with seating, decking area with table and chairs, outside shower, covered pergola area with BBQ.
• All beds are made up for your arrival, linen and towels provided.
• Rental fee includes gas, central heating and electricity.
• BT WIFI with FON zone available (Free WIFI access if you are a BT Broadband user).
• Local bus stops a 5-7 min walk.
• Local bars and restaurants are a 5 min walk.
• Convenience stores, pharmacies, and award winning take-aways are within a 5 - 10 min walk.
• Sandsfoot Castle Gardens Cafe is a stones throw away, serving freshly made snacks.
• Excellent for Bathers, Boaters, Divers, Walkers, Cyclists, Fishers, Bird watchers or general sightseers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandsfoot Cove 400 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth International 60 km, Nearest railway: Weymouth 1.2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The West Country region
Home to fantastic Jurassic coastline and white sandy shores, private beaches, coastal walks, one of Europes best sailing locations, fishing, attractions, museums - Weymouth has something for everyone. Little Gem overlooks the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy - home to various sailing championships held throughout the year.
Restaurants and bars align the harbour streets and are plentyfull, offering varying cuisine and experiences. Some of the countries finest fish restaurants are found in and around Weymouth.
The Weymouth and Portland areas are steeped in history, 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.
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.
Sandsfoot castle that you can see from 'Little Gem' was primarily built as a decoy in 1539 by Henry VIII, another castle built during the same period, mirrors Sandsfoot and lies at sea level to the opposite side of the bay on Portland. Portland castle is not easily visible from the sea and its intention was to provide a surprise attack on the Spanish fleet during invasion. It is believed that neither castle came under attack, and never actually got to use their weapons.
Tours of Thomas Hardy's Dorset are operated from Weymouth. Sea Life Centre and a new rotating viewing tower found in town centre, Abbotsbury Swannery, Monkey World, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are just a short drive away. Weymouth Carnival takes place in mid August.