2 Bedroom (Sleeps 5) Cottage in Portland

Sea View Cottage is a 200+ year old traditional stone cottage with stunning westerly views over the Isle of Portland to Lyme Bay beyond.

At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Graham Stow
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Property Type: Cottage
Location: Portland
Sleeps: 5
Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum nights stay: 2
Low season price per night: 64
High season price per night: 201
Average price per night:101
Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Sea View Cottage is a charming stone cottage, originally one half of a former stone merchant’s house, situated a stone's throw from the beach on the tiny tied island of Portland. If you are looking for somewhere to stay that is full of character and interesting quirks, then Sea View Cottage is the place for you. Dating back to 1805, the cottage has retained many of its original features such as its two foot thick stone walls, inglenook fireplace which now houses a log burning stove and exposed roof timbers, one of which was once a ship's mast. Recently extended and upgraded, it now offers comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation for four guests in two bedrooms.

Portland is a haven for any outdoor adventure seekers. Walkers can enjoy miles of stunning scenery, dramatic cliffs and secluded coves along the South West Coastal Path whilst cyclists can explore the 17 mile Portland Trail cycle route. Not only is there fantastic walking and biking on the doorstep but if you have got a head for heights you can also go rock climbing and abseiling. Watersports enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with the huge number of activities on offer. Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is less than a mile away from Sea View Cottage and you can also try your hand at diving, wind surfing, kite surfing, kayaking and fishing. And no trip to Portland would be complete without visiting the distinctive red and white striped Portland Bill Lighthouse. The view is well worth climbing the 153 steps to the top.

If you would rather just spend lazy days on the beach you will have plenty to choose from. Chesil Cove is a 3-4 minute walk from the cottage, Chesil Beach is a huge shingle bank that connects Portland to the mainland, or if you would prefer sand between your toes head to the long Blue Flag beach at Weymouth. A little further afield you can visit the fascinating limestone arch at Durdle Door where you can enjoy a gentle stroll along to Lulworth Cove. Keen fossil hunters should head to Charmouth and Lyme Regis.

At the end of the day enjoy a drink and something to eat at the Cove House Inn, Salt, or one of the other great pubs or restaurants on the island, or head back to Sea View Cottage where you can cook up your own feast for the night or enjoy a glass of wine and barbeque on the sun deck and viewing platform. The choices are endless and guests who have booked, are given access to the host’s 'online cottage guide book' packed full of useful information about the cottage and the area.

Accommodation comprises:


Well equipped kitchen with white shaker style units.

The open plan lounge and dining area is a lovely space to spend evenings at any time of the year. Snuggle up by the wood-burning fire with a good book, play some games or enjoy Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on the wide screen smart TV, or watch a video from the video library on the Blueray/DVD recorder. There is also chromecast which enables to you stream videos from your phone or tablet and an Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa. Sit back and relax in the comfortable sofa and chairs or enjoy supper on the dining table. For anyone who needs to bring their laptop on holiday with them, there is also a small workspace with a desk and a comfortable armed chair.

First floor

Large landing and coastal themed double bedroom with pretty window seat.

Second floor

Treble bedroom with three single beds on the second floor.


Sea View Cottage has enclosed front and rear gardens. The existing rear split level terraces have now been combined at the high terrace level via a new, child and dog secure, railed, timber sun deck and viewing platform, approximately 5m x 3m in area with new outside furniture provided. This new sun deck is a lovely spot for a morning cup of coffee as you watch the sea glisten in the mid-distance.

Additional information:

Bed linen, towels, toliet rolls, kitchen towel, tea, coffee, one bag of logs plus kindling, paper and matches (winter only), and WiFi are all included. Children over two years old are welcome but it is not suitable for infants under two unless guests bring their own cot and high chair. A maximum of two well behaved dogs are welcome. The owner asks that dogs are please kept off the furniture. Please note that there are steep stairs up to both floors / bedrooms. There is on road parking outside the cottage and free 72 hour car parks close-by. Strictly no smoking and no parties. Short breaks available all year apart from the peak school summer holidays when 7 night or longer bookings are taken (two night minimum during the winter and three nights at other times).

Availability and Pricing:

Guests should note that Sea View Cottage utilises dynamic pricing and that the current availability and the accurate price of any stay can always be found by visiting the owner’s website, clicking on the ‘Book Now’ button (top right) and exploring the booking calendar. If they wish to, guests can then proceed to book and pay a 20% booking deposit online with the balance payable 30 days prior to their check-in date. Guests can cancel for free up to any time prior to 5 days before their check-in date. Sea View Cottage is always cheaper booked direct on the owner's website than it is on the various online travel agent's sites because we always appy a 'booked direct' discount.

18 Reviews - 4.9/5 Average Rating

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By Garry on 26-Nov-2023

Graham''''s communications and guide is excellent, really allowed us to build up a list of things that we wanted to do. The house is great, quirky, unique, with great views and a deck. A great location, within easy walking distance of shops, pubs and the beach. Highly recommended for a relaxing weekend away.

Wonderful Stay

By Jeremy Webb on 25-Nov-2023

Wonderful stay for 3 nights at Seaview cottage, a lovely cosy ''''''''fisherman''''''''s'''''''' cottage, with fantastic views of the sea and Chesil Beach from the balcony / deck and from the bedrooms. Very helpful pre-information from Graham everything is set out thoughtfully and with attention to all of the important detail. Thank you so much Graham and we definitely plan to stay again.

Enjoyable Stay

By Liam on 10-Nov-2023

We very much enjoyed our stay at the cottage, which was very homely and full of character! The welcome pack was a really nicely thought out touch! And there was enough kindling and wood in the basket to keep us toastsy for the first couple of evenings. Instructions were detailed and very helpful, Grahams comminication was great. Due to having our hands full, and partaking in many adventures, we rather just got on with it, so we didn''t communicate ourselves. Paking was our only real difficulty, the road was a popular choice for locals, we don''t feel this can be helped however and is only worth mentioning becuase loading/unloading our van with two small children required us to be in close proximity. Luckily there were some wonderful neighbours, so no complaints here. Thanks very much to Graham and family!



Children Welcome
Pets Welcome


Pantry Items
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Dining Room
Wood stove
Linens Provided
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library


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