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A security deposit of is required at this property to safeguard against contents and damage. Your deposit will be taken 7 days prior to your arrival and held by Blue Chip Holidays for 7 days following your departure, before being returned to you. Funds will take 3-5 working days to reach your account. In the unlikely event that damage to the property or its contents is found, this will be deducted from the deposit. A copy of our security deposit policy document is available on request.

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
A new eco-home with views out to sea and a beach hut in the local cove.

"Shearwater is a three bedroom house set over three floors designed by an award-winning team and located on the east coast of Portland. It offers superb views of Pennsylvania Castle and out to the sea. The property is a highly energy-efficient ‘Passivhaus’ eco-home operating on a low carbon footprint.\n\nThe house is well equipped providing all the comforts of home in a contemporary style. The open plan kitchen dining area is situated on the ground floor and a large living room on the first floor takes advantage of the views out to sea. The largest room in the house is the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom on the top floor with views of the castle and out towards Portland Race. Externally this property benefits from a furnished patio and its own designated off road car parking space at the rear.\n\nAll guests staying at Shearwater will have unlimited use of the fully-equipped beach hut situated in Church Ope Cove.\n\nPennsylvania Castle is just a few minutes’ walk and Portland Bill is within a short drive or moderate walk. Church Ope Cove Portland’s only accessible beach can be accessed by foot although access is via a steep coastal path which may be inaccessible to those with limited mobility. During your stay be sure to take a walk around Portland Marina with some of the finest small boat sailing waters in Northern Europe. The area is a hive of sailing activity and was the official venue for the Olympic sailing events in 2012. Weymouth’s child friendly beach is a short drive away.\n\nShearwater especially welcomes children the property provides a travel cot highchair stairgate children’s cutlery and a selection of children’s games DVDs and toys."

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Full travel directions from your home to the property can be obtained from simply enter your home post code and the post code of your property which is below.

Property address: 14 Pennsylvania Way, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1FJ

Directions from the A35 are as follows:
At the Weymouth Rd roundabout, exit onto the A354/Weymouth Rd.
Continue to follow the A354 for 3.6 miles and at the roundabout take the second exit to stay on the A354, at the next roundabout take the second exit to stay on the A354.
Continue through eight roundabouts and then at the next roundabout keep to the left fork toward Victory Road.
Follow Victory road onto Castle road and continue to follow the A354.
Proceed up the hill and straight across the roundabout.
After 1.8 miles continue along here until the road turns left and then swings right on to Wakeham road.
Proceed onto Pennsylvania road and follow the z-bend at the bottom and you will come across Pennsylvania way.
Turn right into the new development and Shearwater is in the first building on your right.

The key safe is located on the inside on the gate pillar at the rear entrance to the property. There is a torch hung next to it to aid guests who arrive in the dark. The code for the safe will be sent to you by SMS approximately 7 days before your arrival.

All waste and recycling can be left in the bins provided, these are located on the patio and are clearly marked. Any waste that will not fit in to the bins provided can be left in black refuse sacks beside the bins.

If you have any questions ahead of your forthcoming stay, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions, where you’ll find answers to the most common customer queries:

The property will be available from 3pm on your day of arrival and check out time on the day of departure is 10am.

The property is equipped with everything you will need including utilities, bed linen and towels.


As you know we are happy for you to bring your dog to Shearwater but we should emphasize that they must be kept under control at all times, are not allowed in bedrooms or on the furniture and must not be left unaccompanied in the property. The dog gate is there to help you keep your dog safely on the ground floor when you are busy.

The Owner has agreed - This property is able to accommodate last minute arrivals between 7 days to 48 hours without the need to check with the property manager. Any bookings within 48 hours will need to be checked with the PM as usual.

During the restricted summer period, this property has a Saturday changeover.

20/05/2015 CR - If ANY guests wants to bring CATS - you MUST call the OWNER as they suffer from allergies to cats and have had issues in the past relating to cat hair on the beds and linens.

Blacklisted - Skelton 110386

1 July 2016 till end of August 2016  NO SHORT BREAKS.  (However, if guest pays FULL WEEKLY RATE owner would )

MH11/7/18 - please do not call owner unless absolute emergency due to family bereavement

Mobile phone signal rated 3 out of 5
Welcome pack - flowers - wine - tea - coffee - sugar - milk

Your key code is 2403. The house number is 14

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Historic Reviews

Very relaxing and unspoilt place. Portland Bill Lighthouse very good if you can climb to the top. Chesil Beach but probably go for a meal in the pub Cove House Inn (I think).

Fantastic stay again. Really nice clean house.

The Portland Museum just down the road is well worth a visit. Also, the Tout Quarry sculpture park and the King Barrow Quarry nature reserve, which are both close to the Heights Hotel, from which the restaurant has a great view of Chesil Beach, with decent food and friendly service.

Was a lovely house, had everything we needed. Location was great and the added bonus of the beach hut was great.
Lovely coastal path walks from the front door in both directions, towards Portland Bill and left from the path at the top of Church Ope Cove. The Fish & Chip shop on the main Easton Square was nice and had a lovely meal in the Eight Kingâ’s Pub just a 10/15 mins walk towards Portland Bill.

We visited in tge coldest of February weather, and the traffic was still quite heavy! But this is Dorset!

Thank you for the welcome pack of flowers wine biscuits and milk it was really appreciated.
We were impressed at how clean and well equipped the house was, whilst still feeling homely.
Loved the cove and beach hut.
We had a fantastic break and will be back
Mark A

Portland, Dorset