The Old Portland Courthouse

Located in Fortuneswell, Dorset Rating:

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Sleeps: 8

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 5

Pets: No

The Old Portland Courthouse is now luxury holiday accommodation sleeping up to eight people with amazing sea views and luxury touches throughout

Prices and Booking

Prices from £984 per week

Change over day: Saturday

You can check availability and book this property by calling 01244 746188 or by using the button below:



The Old Portland Courthouse is a grade II listed building dating back to c1904. It is in a wonderful position with panoramic sea views across Chesil Beach and Lyme Bay. The building has been sympathetically converted to a very high standard and many original features remain giving it a unique character.

The living area is all open plan, combining the lounge, dining and kitchen area. The old dock has now been converted to a bar and the whole area is covered with the original parquet flooring. The lounge area has a large flat screen television coupled with Sky HD and a music system and WiFi is enabled throughout. The kitchen is equipped with all the major appliances such as washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher and has granite work surfaces. Also on the ground floor is the entrance hall and a cloakroom with hand basin and toilet.

Take a spiral staircase to the mezzanine lounge and study area which has fantastic views across Chesil Beach, Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour.

The bedrooms are all luxurious with bedroom one having a super king size antique four poster bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is set out as a twin and also has an en-suite shower room, bedroom three is another en-suite double and bedroom four, the attic room, is the last double with double aspect conservation windows. In addition there is another shower room on the first floor.

Outside there is a sun trap of a garden with magnificent panoramic sea views and patio furniture making dining al fresco a must. On street parking is available.


  • No pets allowed at The Old Portland Courthouse
  • There is an enclosed garden at the side with views to the sea
  • Short breaks are available throughout the year
  • Dishwasher available so you can enjoy more of your holiday
  • Linen included
  • On street parking available
  • The Old Portland Courthouse is a no smoking property
  • The Old Portland Courthouse has sea views from several rooms of the property
  • WiFi is enabled throughout The Old Portland Courthouse
  • A large HD television with Sky HD, DVD player and music system are available for you to use
  • Pubs and restaurants are just a short walk from The Old Portland Courthouse

Area details


Fortuneswell covers quite a large area, really from the Heights Hotel at the top of the island with its amazing views along Chesil Beach to the bottom of the hill where it blends into Chiswell. As you descend from the Heights you will see a statue by artist and sculptor Joanna Szuwalska title "The Spirit of Portland". Fortuneswell has many shops and along High Street you will be able to find "Isle of Portland Statues" for sale, all hand made.

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Once again the walking from Fortuneswell is good but do remember you are on a slope so even if the walking is easy on the way down remember the walk back! Chesil Beach is easily accessable from Fortuneswell, but turning up the hill gives you many different options for some interesting walks to the top of the island.


There are several pubs, restaurants and takeaways all available within Fortuneswell so you should find something to suit both your taste and pocket and all within walking distance.

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Prices and Booking

Prices from £984 per week

Change over day: Saturday

You can check availability and book this property by calling 01244 746188 or by using the button below:



Nearest Airports

Bournemouth is 36 miles away

Exeter is 53 miles away

Bristol is 59 miles away

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