Jurassic Cottage
Ground floor: Sitting room with open fire
Ground floor: Sitting room with open fire
Ground floor: Kitchen
Ground floor: Kitchen
Ground floor: Kitchen
Ground floor: Dining room
Ground floor: Conservatory
First floor: King-size bedroom
First floor: King-size bedroom
First floor: King-size bedroom
First floor: Twin bedroom
First floor: Family bathroom with shower over bath
Jurassic Cottage
The cottage nestled below Portesham Hill
Al fresco dining terrace
The garden with views of Portesham Hill
Portesham Hill

England » Dorset » Portesham Jurassic Cottage

3 nights min. stay

from £348

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At a glance

Sleeps 4
Property type Cottage
Tariff band £503.00 - £937.00 p/wk
Changeover day Saturday
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Min # of nights 3
Arrival time 16:00
Departure time 10:00

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Jurassic Cottage is a comfortable and cosy stone cottage situated in the pretty village of Portesham with its nearby pub, farm shop and cafe, and close to the famous Jurassic Coast.

Located in the popular village of Portesham, the cottage is the perfect base for exploring all the delights of Dorset including Chesil Beach, Abbotsbury and the nearby county town of Dorchester. Hardy's Monument with its spectacular panoramic views and great walks is a only a short walk from the cottage, as is the nearby Valley of Stones.

On the ground floor of the cottage is a well-appointed sitting room, kitchen and dining room, conservatory and a cloakroom. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a king-sized double, and a twin bedroom looking out over the rear garden, and a family bathroom with shower.

The open garden slopes up the hill and the garden terrace affords wonderful views of the surrounding fields and rolling Dorset hills.

There are excellent walks and cycle paths from the door of the cottage, and the South Dorset Ridgeway Path runs across the ridge a mile above the cottage.

Additional Information:
Up to one well behaved, medium sized dog is welcome (small additional charge).
Please note the garden is unsecured on one side.
Travel cot available on request - please bring your own cot linens.
Please note that Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use or streaming. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Dorset Hideaways will be held responsible.

Ground Floor:
Sitting room
With open fire, television and DVD player.
Dining room
With dining table and seating for four guests.
With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher.
With wash basin and WC.
Utility room
With washing machine.
With seating for four guests.

First Floor:
Master bedroom
With a king-size bed.
Twin bedroom
With two 2'6" single beds.
With a free-standing bath and shower over, wash basin and WC.

Garden to the rear with patio, garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue.
Please note the garden is unsecured on one side.
Parking on road outside property.

The pretty village of Portesham is sheltered beneath Blackdown Hill. The Hardy Monument, a memorial to Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, is a popular viewpoint above the village and provides almost 360 degree views.

In nearby Abbotsbury there are a number of visitor attractions such as the Swannery, the Children’s Farm and the award winning Subtropical Gardens. Abbotsbury Swannery provides the unique experience of feeding swans and in May and June admiring the newborn cygnets. At the Children’s Farm little ones can enjoy cuddling guinea pigs, pony riding, goat racing and playing in the pirate ship.

To the east is the popular seaside town of Weymouth with its Georgian seafront and 17th century harbour. If you’re bringing the little ones, Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park gives them the chance to be a pirate or a mermaid for the day, while they learn about the magical creatures off the southern coast.

The Jurassic Coast is world-famous as one of the best places to find fossils and evidence of the prehistoric past. There are plenty of fascinating finds on display at the Lyme Regis Museum. If you’d prefer to hunt for your own fossils, you can take a guided walk along the coastline.

Other must-see sights along this unique coastline include Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Both of these fascinating and photogenic features have been carved out by the sea over millions of years. If you’d like to add some adrenaline to your experience of the great outdoors, coasteering is guaranteed to get the heart pumping.

Further west is the bustling market town of Bridport and the colourful, pretty town of Lyme Regis, with gentle waters for bathing, ideal for children.

The county town of Dorchester is only a 20 minute drive away with its large selection of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and two cinemas.


  • BBQ
  • Child friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Feature fireplace
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities & Attractions

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Walking

General FAQ's

Seasonal weekly tariff overview

# Min stay Start date End date Price
3 nights 07 Jun 2021 24 Jun 2021 £633
3 nights 25 Jun 2021 02 Sep 2021 £910
3 nights 03 Sep 2021 14 Oct 2021 £633
3 nights 15 Oct 2021 07 Nov 2021 £728
3 nights 08 Nov 2021 16 Dec 2021 £503
3 nights 17 Dec 2021 02 Jan 2022 £910
3 nights 03 Jan 2022 17 Feb 2022 £518
3 nights 18 Feb 2022 27 Feb 2022 £652
3 nights 28 Feb 2022 13 Mar 2022 £518
3 nights 14 Mar 2022 31 Mar 2022 £652
3 nights 01 Apr 2022 24 Apr 2022 £848
3 nights 25 Apr 2022 27 Apr 2022 £652
3 nights 28 Apr 2022 02 May 2022 £848
3 nights 03 May 2022 26 May 2022 £652
3 nights 27 May 2022 05 Jun 2022 £848
3 nights 06 Jun 2022 23 Jun 2022 £652
3 nights 24 Jun 2022 04 Sep 2022 £937
3 nights 05 Sep 2022 13 Oct 2022 £652
3 nights 14 Oct 2022 06 Nov 2022 £750
3 nights 07 Nov 2022 15 Dec 2022 £518
3 nights 16 Dec 2022 05 Jan 2023 £937

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