The View

Located in Chiswell, Dorset Rating:

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Sleeps: 6

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Pets: No

The View is a holiday cottage in Portland, Dorset, sleeping 6 with, as the name suggests, amazing sea views over Lyme Bay and just a stroll to Chesil Beach

Prices and Booking

Prices from £634 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 View is located in Chiswell, Portland, in an elevated position which offers fantastic views over Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast. You are within a stones throw of Chesil Beach and the promenade leading to the Cove House Inn but are within walking distance of many fine restaurants and pubs. Perfectly located to take advantage of the water sports in the area you are just 5 minutes walk from the National Sailing Academy where you can try windsurfing or sailing but within the local area there is also canoeing, kite surfing, diving or try your hand at stand up paddle boarding. The walks are plentiful from here also, although getting to the top of the island is relatively steep but the rewards worth it as you can then walk through Tout Quarry sculpture Park all the way down to Portland Bill and have some lunch at the Lobster Pot.

The accommodation at The View comprises of two twin bedrooms on the ground floor, a utility area with washing machine and a bathroom with bath, shower, basin and toilet. Up the stairs to the first floor where the lounge/kitchen/diner takes full advantage of the views over Lyme Bay and is equipped with a large, smart TV and a DVD player as well as having Wi-Fi enabled throughout. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric hob and double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and range of accessories and utensils. A shower room with hand basin and toilet rounds off the first floor. Up to the second floor where you will find the king size double bedroom with more of those fantastic sea views.

Outside is a small patio area with more great views accessed opposite the cottage as well as a small back courtyard garden complete with table and chairs. There is a dedicated parking area by the cottage plus on road parking is possible for a further car across the parking space. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • No pets are allowed at The View
  • The View is a no-smoking property
  • The View has stunning sea views over Lyme Bay
  • WiFi is enabled throughout The View
  • A television, DVD player and CD player are available for you to use
  • Pubs and restaurants are just a short walk from The View
  • The View is not suitable for children under 11 years old
  • The View has a courtyard garden
  • Short breaks are available throughout the year
  • The View has a washing machine
  • Linen and towels included
  • Off road parking available

Area details


Chiswell was once the biggest settlement on Portland but with its close proximity to the sea, the hurricane of 1824 changed that. These days the sea defences protect Chiswell which is good as it is full of charm. Chesil Beach is right on your door step, so walks or any activity to do with the sea is very close to hand. The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Centre is also a short walk away. Look out for the beautiful walled community garden near Great Ope, a great place to stop for a very tranquil 5 or 10 minutes.

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There are a few shops in Chiswell including an excelent fish shop selling freshly caught local fish. For going out for a drink or something to eat and you are in for a treat. The 18th century Cove House Inn sits just alongside Chesil Beach. Further round Chesil Cove sits Quiddles Cafe. The BlueFish Cafe and restaurant specialises in fish dishes and there is also an Indian restaurant/takeaway if you fancy something a little more exotic.

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Prices and Booking

Prices from £634 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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