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Little Gem - Lovely Sea views

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View from 'Little Gem' overlooking Olympic sailing venue in Portland Harbour.
1 of 19View from 'Little Gem' overlooking Olympic sailing venue in Portland Harbour.
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Weymouth, Dorset, England
Little Gem - uninterruptable front line sea views positioned only 30 meters from sea and overlooking Portland Harbour the 2012 Olympic venue, and the remains of Sandsfoot castle. Off road dedicated parking within property boundary. Quite and tranquil location and only a 2 min walk to private sandy beaches and a 15 min walk to the historic Weymouth harbour and shopping centres. Access to the old railway line trail known as the 'Rodwell trail' is a stones throw away.

Spacious accommodation for a relaxing self catering holiday, finished and furnished to a high standard with solid oak floors and doors throughout. Its prime location provides an excellent base for sun worshipers, bathers, boaters, divers, walkers, fishers, bird watchers or general sightseers just wanting to watch the boating world go by!

Free wifi available throughout...
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Listing #HL307041
About the Owner
Jon and Linda -
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
Interaction with guests
Guests are free to arrive and let themselves in at their leisure. We are more than happy to meet and greet if this is preferred and only when specifically requested as we are not always present at the property. The upstairs is used solely by the owners and usually weekends only. The garden is for the sole use of guests of Little Gem with occasional access from owners accessing the garden shed.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suited us perfectly. Ideal for walking into Weymouth and Chesil beach with easy access to good bus services. The Rodwell trail was great and really handy. We would probably hire bikes next time to explore further afield. Accommodation was very comfortable, everything we had hoped...More

Thank Tour402172
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Little Gem is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. It is open plan and has everything we needed including off road parking right at the front of the house. Because of the fabulous weather we walked everywhere and a stroll into Weymouth...More

Thank Marie L
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

This rental very much lives up to its name.We enjoyed reading and relaxing on the deck or in the gazebo.The garden is pretty and well tended.The view on a clear day over to Portland gives a feeling of peace and tranquillity. Little Gem is well...More

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jon582, VR Owner at Little Gem - Lovely Sea views, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you kindly for your 5 star review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Little Gem and hope to welcome you back again soon. Jon & Linda

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Guests should be 21 or older and no parties are permitted at anytime without the prior consent of the owners.
    1 Shower
    2 Queens
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  • Damage Deposit: R 935 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
I'm afraid we only accept weekly bookings that commence on a Saturday due to the availability of cleaners etc. We can on the odd exception change this but only in non-peak periods and at least 4 weeks in advance.
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About the neighbourhood
Dorset's beautiful and dramatic scenery has long made the county a favourite with writers, poets and film crews. Jurassic cliffs plunge alongside picturesque harbour towns and coastal resorts, providing an impressive backdrop for the many popular Dorset holiday destinations.

Sandsfoot castle that you can see from 'Little Gem' was primarily built as a decoy in 1539 by Henry VIII, another castle built during the same period, mirrors Sandsfoot and lies at sea level to the opposite side of the bay on Portland. Portland castle is not easily visible from the sea and its intention was to provide a surprise attack on the Spanish fleet during invasion. It is believed that neither castle came under attack, and never actually got to use their weapons.

Tours of Thomas Hardy's Dorset...
Getting around
Local bus stop into town just 5 min walk located at top of Old Castle Road then 5 minutes into town centre. Also Jurassic coast bus goes from Poole to Exeter and stops in Weymouth every hour bus number X53. An excellent way to see the Jurassic coastline stopping off at most seaside resorts along the way.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Bournemouth International : 60.0 km
Railway: Weymouth: 1.2 km
Ferry: Weymouth: 1.0 km
Weymouth train station is approx 25 min walk or 5 min by taxi. Easily accessed via A35 main road from Dorchester. Bournemouth International airport 40 min drive. Local bus stops can be found at top of Old Castle Road approximately 5-7min walk from Little Gem.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.4 km.
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