Portland HouseWeymouth, Dorset
- Guests 12
- Bedrooms 7
- Preferred changeover day Friday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 0
- Acorn rating 4 What's this?
- Reference 003042
About Portland HouseGet a spectacular taste of 1930’s glamour in this stunning Art-Deco, Hollywood -Spanish inspired style villa on the Dorset coast.
Lounging elegantly at the top of a slope overlooking the harbour at Portland, this extraordinary house, surrounded by a huge garden and terraces invokes the sophistication and luxury of old-school Hollywood, with its palm-fringed drive, pacific-blue Crittal windows and the house itself dazzlingly white against the blue of the sea beyond.
Looking like an Agatha Christie film set, the luxurious interiors of Portland House have been lovingly put together, retaining many of the original 1930’s features such as the kitchen, bathrooms and light fittings. Filled with period furniture, it’s easy to imagine that you’ve stepped back in time when you holiday here. Sleeping twelve, with seven spacious bedrooms, the seductive glamour of the house and its brilliant views make a truly unforgettable spot for a family gatherings, or groups wishing to celebrate in style. Large French windows open out from most rooms onto two broad terraces outside (one above the other), and the house is designed to make the most of the south coast sun.
A hidden gem on the Dorset coastline, Portland House looks over the glittering water and basks in the tropical climate of the South Coast, which rivals the Mediterranean on a sunny day. Sitting just out of Weymouth itself, on a quiet residential road, you’ll find everything you need in terms of nearby shops and restaurants in the bustling centre of Weymouth a gentle stroll away. You can also explore the town’s sandy beaches and harbour with its stories of past sailing escapades.
If you ever tire of living the high life, then head further afield to explore the surrounding area, including the West Dorset Heritage coast on your doorstep. A short drive to the east will take you to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where dinosaurs once roamed. Go fossil hunting along the beaches or take in the view of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door from the headlands. When you stay with us, or visit National Trust places nearby like Hardy’s Cottage or Corfe Castle, you’re helping us to look after them for the future.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 157 KB)
Lower level: large formal drawing room, (fireplace of Portland Stone, French doors onto lower terrace), dining room (French doors onto lower terrace).
Three bedrooms (1 double with 6’ bed, which can also be a twin if requested, with French doors to terrace, 1 double with 5’ bed with French doors to covered loggia, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
Upper level: Four bedrooms (1 double with 6' bed, which can also be a twin if requested, French doors to terrace and ensuite shower room with lavatory, 1 double with 5' bed and French doors to terrace, 1 twin with French doors onto terrace, single with wash hand basin and French doors to terrace), bathroom with shower over original bath, breakfast room, silver store, pantry, scullery and kitchen with original feature cupboards and dumbwaiter to lower floor. Bathroom with shower over original bath (bath not in use). Stairs down to dining room.
Notes for guests
*** Mid week offer ***
If you don’t have a party of 12 people but would still like to enjoy the magical experience of Portland House, we are offering a mid-week special offer for up to 7 guests at Little Portland House. This offer will not apply during main holiday periods, is only applicable to bookings between Monday and Thursday nights and will be subject to certain limitations.
Please call the Holidays Team on 0344 335 1287 for more information and pricing.
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.
Heating: The house is heated by a ground source heat pump combined with a gas boiler.
Parking: Parking for up to six cars in a gravelled area.
Garden: There are large gardens on both levels. The entrance level offers lawns and a colonnade of palm trees. There is also a mixture of terraced gardens linked with pathways and steps.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Open days: In 2020 Portland House will host open days on the 26th - 28th of June and 2nd - 4th of October.
Please note: There is a small unfenced pond in the garden. Extra care should be taken in the rockery area where steps are uneven.