2 MARITIME HOUSE- BEAUTIFUL STUDIO FLAT
Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
A VERY MODERN HOLIDAY LET STUDIO APARTMENT LOCATED IN A QUIET POSITION ON THE ISLE OF PORTLAND NEAR WEYMOUTH IN THE HEART OF DORSET ON THE COAST OF SOUTH WEST ENGLAND. SUITABLE FOR SINGLE OR DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, BUT CAN SUPPLY AN EXTRA GUEST BED IF REQUIRED AT AN ADDITIONAL COST(PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE BOOKING) - CHILDREN UNDER 5 FREE. FACILITIES INCLUDE FLAT SCREEN TV, MICROWAVE, COMPLIMENTARY TEA AND COFFEE AND FREE CAR PARKING. SITUATED ON A CLIFFTOP WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS ACROSS PORTLAND BILL AND THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. A PERFECT LOCATION TO ESCAPE THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF EVERYDAY LIFE, RELAX AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE AND JURASSIC COASTLINE. THE SAILING ACADEMY IS LESS THAN 3 MILES AWAY. WEYMOUTH IS A 15 MINUTE DRIVE AND CHESIL BEACH A BRISK WALK ALONG THE CLIFFTOP. THERE IS DIRECT ACCESS FROM THE PROPERTY TO THE COASTAL PATH ABOVE THE SEA.
THE APARTMENT IS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Nearest beach||CHURCH OPE COVE AND/OR CHESIL BEACH 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: BOURNEMOUTH 74 km, Nearest railway: WEYMOUTH 13 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||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
The West Country region
The Isle of Portland is a limestone tied island, 6 kilometres (4 mi) long by 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) wide, in the English Channel. Portland is 8 kilometres (5 mi) south of the resort of Weymouth, forming the southernmost point of the county of Dorset, England. A barrier beach over which runs the A354 road connects it to Chesil Beach and the mainland. Portland and Weymouth together form the borough of Weymouth and Portland. The population of Portland is 12,400.
Portland is a central part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast, important for its geology and landforms. Its name is used for one of the British Sea Areas, and has been exported as the name of North American and Australian towns. Portland stone, famous for its use in British and world architecture, including St Paul's Cathedral and the United Nations Headquarters, continues to be quarried.
Portland Harbour, in the bay between Portland and Weymouth, is one of the largest man-made harbours in the world. The harbour was formed by the building of stone breakwaters between 1848 and 1905. From its inception it was a Royal Navy base, and played prominent roles during the First and Second World Wars; ships of the Royal Navy and NATO countries worked up and exercised in its waters until 1995. The harbour is now a civilian port and popular recreation area, and was used for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Dorset (pron.: /?d?rs?t/) (or archaically, Dorsetshire), is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county, which is governed by Dorset County Council, and the unitary authorities of Poole and Bournemouth. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi), Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is situated in the south. After the reorganisation of local government in 1974 the county's border was extended eastward to incorporate the Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Around half of the population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation, while the rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density.
The county has a long history of human settlement stretching back to the Neolithic era. The Romans conquered Dorset's indigenous Celtic tribe, and during the early Middle Ages, the Saxons settled the area and made Dorset a shire in the 7th century. The first recorded Viking raid on the British Isles occurred in Dorset during the 8th century and the black death entered England at Melcombe Regis in 1348. Dorset has seen much civil unrest: during the English Civil War an uprising of vigilantes was crushed by Cromwell's forces in a pitched battle near Shaftesbury; the Duke of Monmouth's doomed rebellion began at Lyme Regis; and a group of farm labourers from Tolpuddle were instrumental in the formation of the trade union movement. During the Second World War, Dorset was heavily involved in the preparations for the invasion of Normandy and the large harbours of Portland and Poole were two of the main embarkation points on D-Day.
Dorset has a varied landscape featuring broad elevated chalk downs, steep limestone ridges and low-lying clay valleys. Over half the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three-quarters of its coastline is a World Heritage Site that features notable landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door. Agriculture was traditionally the major industry of Dorset but is now in decline and tourism has become increasingly important to the economy. There are no motorways in Dorset but a network of A roads cross the county and two railway main lines connect to London. Dorset has ports at Poole, Weymouth and Portland and an international airport. The county has a variety of museums, theatres and festivals, and is host to one of Europe's largest outdoor shows. It is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, who used the county as the principal setting of his novels, and William Barnes, whose poetry celebrates the ancient Dorset dialect.
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21 Aug 2014
"A pleasant pad in a good holiday location"
Good value, and well placed for numerous holiday activities despite its "away from it all" position. Portland is a very special place packed with interest, as is the mainland nearby. A car… More
Thank you for your valuable comments.I am glad you had a very happy time and went home refreshed.Yes it is an unusual location and,as you say,good value.
20 Aug 2014
"Great Stay, lovely views..!"
Located in an old MOD building this little apartment was a great base for us to visit Portland and Weymouth. Not very beautiful from the outside (though we totally knew what to expect) it has great vi… More
Many thanks for your good review.I am pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and the great views from the window,as well as your cliff walks.
14 Jul 2014
"Panoramic views of the sea in a peaceful setting."
We enjoyed the quietness, lack of passing traffic and the stunning view from the window that stretched across the width of the apartment. We would have liked a second high stool at the counter so that both occupants would be high enough to enjoy the view and to sit together at meals. On the whole the facilities and information provided were good. We appreciated the Wi-Fi. We would have liked a slightly more generous supply of basics like dish cloths, towels and toiletries - sufficient for two occupants. The bus services in the area are very frequent. We would certainly come again!
Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you enjoyed the tranquility that the apartment offers.I will be addressing all of your valuable points and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
7 Jul 2014
"Pleasant - clean and tidy but lacking detail in facilities provided"
The apartment was clean and tidy but a little more attention to detail as to the facilities offered is needed. There was no hot platealthougth saucepans were provided; a microwave was provided but no suitable dishes to use to cook food in the microwave. There were only 2 forks in the cutlery drawer - thankfully with only two people staying this was ok but there was only 1 bowl so we had to take turns to have our cereral at breakfast time. Also there was only one bar stool so it meant that it was not possible for both of us to eat at the breakfast bar. My husband had to balance his meal (takeaway) on his lap.
We were awoken very early every morning by the droning of the television from the apartment from next door which also continued late into the evening when we were trying to sleep.
On reading the review we chose the apartment due to the close proximity of a hotel providing evening meals. I am not sure if the hotel has now closed but it did seem something out of a ghost town.
Thank you very much for bringing these points to my attention, which will be resolved forthwith. The hotel is most certainly open and providing world class food.
15 Apr 2014
Needed reasonably priced but good quality accommodation to visit family. Suited us perfectly for this short break as well furnished with very comfortable beds and a stunning view from the window. Would definitely stay there again. Would not suit for people wanting to eat in on a regular basis on a longer holiday as cooking facilities limited.
Thank for your very kind review.I am glad that it suited you perfectly and that you slept well in the comfortable beds. What a great view to wake up to.Cooking facilities are provided by means of a microwave and the on site world class restaurant is just a 1 minute walk away. I look forward to welcoming you for your return visit.
23 Feb 2014
"Superb apartment with stunning sae views"
I recently stayed at 2 Maritime House and cannot speak highly enough of the standard of the apartment. I came to Portland on business and wanted somewhere different to stay other than the usual hotels… More
Thank you for your excellent review.We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for a great holiday with your family. I am pleased you found it spacious to enable you to work and enjoy the sea view at the same time.
27 Oct 2013
"Lovely apartment in an historic building with a difference"
Lovely, clean apartment with every effort taken to ensure a comfortable stay. The austere building has an interesting history and there is easy access to hotel facilities. All this plus great coastal walks make this a first class destination.
Thank you for your kind review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay in this stunning location.
31 Aug 2013
"Perfect! No other way to put it!"
After a terrible journey down I arrived at nearly 3 am to find the porter waiting to warmly welcome us to Maritime house. The apartment was perfect, everything was exceptionally clean and modern, almo… More
Thank you for the excellent review and I'm very pleased that everything was perfect for your stay.
29 Aug 2013
"gorgeous views, lovely clean inviting appartment"
was a lovely stay and will defiantly be returning, some stunning sights and lovely rural walks fantastic
Thank you for your review and I look forward to welcoming you back again.
27 Aug 2013
"Clean and compact"
Nice place to use as a base to explore local area. Good cliff top walks nearby at Portland Bill. Cooking facilities limited but if you're out during the day then no problem (The Heights Hotel nearby provides a good menu and a great view of Weymouth). When I first saw the advert on the website I thought the apartment was in the light house (first photo you see) - a bit misleading perhaps as I'm used to seeing a photo of the actually accommodation when searching for holidays but guess it grabs your attention (It would have been nice to stay in the light house but had an enjoyable stay regardless of that).
Thank you for your comments and glad you had an enjoyable stay. It is indeed a beautiful area for clifftop walking next to the sea.
A microwave is supplied and there is a world-class restaurant on site within a 1 minute walk.
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