Portland House

Weymouth, Dorset
The view of the entrance at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The garden at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The terrace at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The landscaped garden at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
View from the terrace at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The sitting room at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The cosy sitting room at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The kitchen at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The breakfast room at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The dining room at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The chandelier at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The entrance hall at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The master bedroom at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The spacious master bedroom at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
A twin bedroom at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
A double bedroom at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The green bathroom at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The shower room at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
One of the double bedrooms at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
A spacious twin bedroom at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
One of the bathrooms at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
A glamorous double bedroom at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
A single bedroom at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
Art Deco furniture at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
Detail of a bathroom window at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The pink bathroom at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
The blue bathroom at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
View of the sun setting over the sea from Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 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 House

Get 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.
 

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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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    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.

  • First floor

    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:  This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

*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.

Please note: There is a small unfenced pond in the garden. Extra care should be taken in the rockery area where steps are uneven. 

Open days: Portland House is available all year round except for public open days. 

During 2019 the open days are:

Friday 10th May

Saturday 11th May

Sunday 12th May

Friday 4th October

Saturday 5th October

Sunday 6th October

 

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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