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Little Portland House


Weymouth, Dorset

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We are delighted to now offer this unique property for up to 7 guests. This is available as a mid-week special offer (see restrictions below).

Portland House sits within large gardens laid out by Hillier's Nurseries including a rock garden, large lawned area and sloping grounds down to the sea. The foreshore is within the Portland Harbour Shore Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI),now included within the Jurassic Coast.

The villa is furnished in Art Deco style and contains some beautiful original features and period furniture. It makes excellent use of the natural slope maximising exposure to the fine south-facing views. It has two broad terraces, one above the other, and most rooms in the house have large French windows opening onto them. At each end of the front, wrapping around each corner of the building, are arcaded loggias, perfect for shade on hot summer days.

If you have a larger group of up to 12 guests then Portland House is ideal for a special gathering.

The cottage's 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).
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.
Visitor notes

Mid - week special offer restrictions: 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.

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.

2017 open days are:

Friday 5th May 2pm to 5pm.

Saturday 6th 11am to 5pm and Sunday 7th May 11am to 4pm.

Friday 6th October 2pm to 5pm.

Saturday 7th 11am to 5pm and Sunday 8th October 11am to 4pm.

Cottage details
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  • Beach Nearby
  • Coast Nearby
  • Garden Appeal
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Doublebed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Exterior view of Portland House © Mike Henton

No two days are the same across these three beautiful counties; from Wiltshire's dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset's coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset. Their wide open spaces and historical sites draws people back again and again.

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place to visit
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  • The Stone Sculpture Park
  • Portland Castle
  • Weymouth Sealife Park
  • The Jurassic Coast
  • Pavilion Theatre
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Fossil Hunting
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
National Trust places to visit
Hardy Monument
Hardy Monument Monument to Vice-Admiral Hardy
Max Gate
Max Gate Home of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy
Hardy's Birthplace
Hardy's Cottage Birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy
Hardy Country
Birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy
Clouds Hill
Clouds Hill The rural retreat of T. E. Lawrence
Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle Thousand-year-old castle, an iconic survivor of the English Civil War, rising above the Isle of Purbeck


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Seaborne
    • May 2017
    • Cambridge
    Beautiful property in superb location

    The opportunity to stay in the smaller sized Little Portland House, enabled us to enjoy an experience that would otherwise have been impossible. The house was built at the time of our birth but represented a lifestyle out of reach for our humbler families. Thank you to National Trust for caring for Portland House so well and making it available as a very special holiday 'cottage'. Beautiful spacious property in a superb location. Art deco at its best!

  • Mrs Paulson
    • April 2017
    • Kent
    Lovely art deco property

    The uniqueness or this Art Deco property made our stay enjoyable. It is like turning the clock back 80 or 90 years. The coastal views and quintessential are lovely.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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