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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.
*** 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.
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 2016 the open days are:
Friday 6th May 2pm to 5pm
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 11am to 5pm
Friday 7th October 2pm to 5pm
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 11am to 5pm
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Dorset is Thomas Hardy country - an appealing mixture of rolling heath land, secluded valleys, picturesque villages, great houses and estates, and a coastline awash with natural beauty. The spectacular Jurassic Coast is just one of the many wonders Dorset has to offer and has shaped the county?s history - from the rugged Isle of Purbeck and the sweeping Chesil Beach to the quaint charm of Lyme Regis and Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. National Trust properties in Dorset include Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy and Clouds Hill once the cottage retreat of T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), while other attractions include the seaside resort of Bournemouth and the county town of Dorchester.