Portland House

Weymouth, Dorset

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

A glitzy Art-Deco villa based on Dorset’s coastline, but with a very Mediterranean feel.

Imagine yourself in the midst of the Mediterranean in this stylish coastal villa. Its glitzy Art-Deco interior is met by a palm-tree lined garden and an Italianate south facing sun terrace. A hidden gem on the Dorset coastline, you’ll find lots of inspiring original features inside and delicate French doors in most of its rooms. 

Situated on Dorset’s Portland Harbour and with seven spacious bedrooms, Portland House is perfect for large groups after a bit of luxury during their stay. From here you can walk to Weymouth’s town centre, sandy beaches and its harbour famed for its sailing heritage.

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.

Read more about Portland House, its history and restoration story in this fascinating article on the Dorset Life website

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave not 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 accessible


  • Ground floor

    Lower level: large formal drawing room, (fireplace of Portland Stone, French doors onto lower terrace), dining room (French doors onto lower terrace), wine store. 

    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: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

*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 2017 the open days are:

Friday 6th October 2pm to 5pm

Saturday 7th October 11am to 5pm

Sunday 8th October 11am to 4pm

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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 such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

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.

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