Church Ope Studio – Home 152620 Studio
- no bedrooms
- 2 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Church Ope Studio – Home 152620
- no bedrooms
- sleeps 2
- 3 nights min stay
Studio / No Bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.5 km
- Not suitable for children
- Car not necessary
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
4 star studio right at the start of the new 'England Coast Path' at Church Ope Cove Portland Dorset. Spectacular view of the sea through ancient Rufus castle arch. Romantic hideaway for 2, a cosy retreat for walkers, work or leisure. Church Ope Studio is open all year. Wood burner. Wifi. Luxury wet room. Extra comfy four poster bed. Breakfast patio. Kitchenette. Walkers Welcome and Pet Friendly. No smokers please. Own gated parking. Your one small dog stays for free by arrangement. Tariff inclusive cleaning, linen and towels, heating and starter pack log burner fuel. Book by the week or short break (3 night minimum). 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. Olympic Sailing Venue 2.3 miles away. Your one, small socialised
4 star studio right at the start of the new 'England Coast Path' at Church Ope Cove Portland Dorset. Spectacular view of the sea through ancient Rufus castle arch. Romantic hideaway for 2, a cosy retreat for walkers, work or leisure. Church Ope Studio is open all year. Wood burner. Wifi. Luxury wet room. Extra comfy four poster bed. Breakfast patio. Kitchenette. Walkers Welcome and Pet Friendly. No smokers please. Own gated parking. Your one small dog stays for free by arrangement. Tariff inclusive cleaning, linen and towels, heating and starter pack log burner fuel. Book by the week or short break (3 night minimum). 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. Olympic Sailing Venue 2.3 miles away. Your one, small socialised dog stays for FREE.
Church Ope Studio is suitable for a couple or single person and for one smaller dog. Securely gated for dogs and your vehicle. You cannot get guest accommodation closer to the coast path than Church Ope Studio. The beach is just below you. Safe bathing and fishing waters. Walkers paradise. Be among the first to walk the newly opened England Coast Path which starts here at Rufus Castle to Lulworth Cove.
Further details indoors
Church Ope Studio is one light and airy Studio apartment with a super comfy four poster bed and 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 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 outward 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.
Location description from owner
The England 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!
Isle of Portland
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.
Bed & bathroom
- Beds in other rooms: Double Bed
- 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 24 Apr 2017
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
This Studio has 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Dec 2011. Located in Dorset, it has 44 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £375.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Apr 2017.
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– based on 44 reviews
- Very Good
“A lovely location”
Just returned from a very pleasant eleven day stay at Church Ope Studio. The location is a comfortable base for exploring the historic Portland Island and places further afield. The welcome gift in the fridge was lovely. Thank you Sheila and Douglas, we will certainly be back.
We have just returned from a lovely week at Church Ope spending Christmas there has been perfect, a beautiful spot, quiet and very relaxing with lots of lovely walks for us and the dog (he loved it). The studio has everything needed spotlessly clean and very comfortable (i loved the bed)! Treats were awaiting such a lovely touch. The owners Sheila and Douglas are lovely and we were made to feel very welcome. We definitely will be back. Thank you just what we needed.
“Lovely homely place & great location”
The studio has all the things you need for a short break, we took Ruby our West highland terrier and she loved it just as much as we did. The location is great and as you leave the studio to the left is the lane that leads to the coastal path and Ope cove beach which are both dog friendly. We walked the coastal path to Portland Bill where we found the Pull pit inn which is dog friendly and had a lovely Sunday carvery. We also went to the Crab house cafe where we tried the house specials 'Crab' where you get given a board a hammer and nut crackers to tuck into the very tasty crab. I was desperate for a haircut as my own hairdressers had recently left the salon and like most ladies i was a little dubious about going somewhere else. However i went to Elite in Chiswell Portland and Cassie was very very helpful and cut my hair beautifully and as i had been due a colour she recommend a toner to help until i found a hairdressers back home. So if you need your hair doing pop into see her as i high recommend her. Just along from the hairdressers up the hill is a little cafe that overlooks the sea and is at the start of chisel beach, we arrived just after 3pm when they had stopped serving lunch however they were very kind and made us sandwiches. Being gluten free i was really happy that they had some gluten free bread. We had a very enjoyable, relaxed week and i would recommend Church Ope Studio for anyone who wants to get away to a lovely friendly place.
“Wonderful place to stay, couldn't be better.”
The studio was everything I expected it to be from the website. Everything has been provided for your comfort. The hosts are very helpful but never intrusive. The coastal path is right outside your gate, you can see the sea from your armchair. Lots of historical interest in the area. The local people are very friendly, they like visitors. One thing to note, the "all round the island" bus doesn't start running until July, so it's a tidy walk up to the local bus stop, but saying that they run every seven minutes, even on Sundays. I'll definitely be going back again next year.
“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.
“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
Owner's reply: 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
“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
Owner's reply: 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.
“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!
“Cozy and very comfortable, nice location, friendly owner”
We really enjoyed our stay in Church Ope Studio. The owners are very friendly and helpful yet not intrusive. The accommodation is cozy yet not too small, nice furnishings, comfortable and warm. Ideal location for coastal walks. Off the main road so had a countryside feel but walking distance to local shops and eateries. Short drive to mainland. Would love to go back one day, we have recommended this accommodation to family.
“Great studio - great location”
Church Ope Studio is a great place for a long week-end, particularly suitable for couple and spaniel! Very comfortable bed within the studio, no separate room. The kitchen area has whatever equipment you need - but note, no oven (microwave and hob are fine). Two-seater settee is cosy, but there is always the bed or the seats around the eating table. Lovely modern shower/wet-room added a couple of years ago. You need to heed guidance on parking - in head-first, then back out when leaving! The studio is a few steps down path, under the shadow of the Rufus castle to the coastal path, fantastic views out to the sea, and with great walks either way, north towards the prison, via the stone quarries and south towards Portland Bill. An interesting 'island'. A welcome treat was the Dorset apple cake AND home-made marmalade!
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