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THE GIFT HOUSE PORTLAND Historic Seaman Chaplaincy

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9 guests4 bedrooms6 beds2.5 bathrooms
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The Gift House Portland is a historic Seaman's Chaplaincy, 3 storey late Georgian stone house. All spacious bedrooms are facing the sea and perfect for sunset watching.

Having located in middle of island village, the house is 5 mins walk to pebble beach(part of Jurassic coast), a 17th century pub, restaurants, cafe, shops and post office.

Jurassic coaster walks, cycling, swimming , rock climbing, sea fishing, diving, kayak, sailing, paddling, windsurf, horse riding, and museum are all nearby.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free on-street parking
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Bath
Garden
Indoor fireplace

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Portland is thought of as an island although this isn’t wholly correct in the true sense of the word as it’s reached over a causeway from Chesil Beach.  Just 4 miles long by a mile and a half wide at its broadest point, this plate of Jurassic limestone is tilted from north to south.  This means that if you are on the elevated northern side of the island you are rewarded with stunning views across the Chesil, Portland Harbour & Weymouth.

Portland is an explorer’s island; rock climbing, abseiling, diving, kayaking and walking for the sporty and museums, castles, lighthouses and sculptures for those looking to discover a bit of history and heritage…and all on a tiny island!

Portland is well known world-wide for its sailing waters, the National Sailing Academy is based here and has a reputation for running major championship events.  The academy was the host venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events.  So why not give it a go yourself and skim across the waters that saw Ben Ainslie win his Olympic Gold medal!

Head to the north of the island where you will find the Olympic rings, from here you will enjoy unrivalled views over the sailing waters.  Wait until the sun is setting and the rings become the foreground to the most spectacular view of Chesil Beach.  Don’t forget your camera!

Portland stone has been quarried on the island for many years and is used in prestigious buildings all around the world including London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, the United Nations HQ in New York and of course the Olympic rings located on the island.  Quarrying still continues on the island although Tout Quarry is now disused but has become a sculpture park. Take a walk around the site and discover more than 70 sculptures that have been skilfully carved into the rock face and Portland Stone boulders whilst enjoying some wonderful views.

Portland boasts 3 lighthouses, one of which is still working. After climbing up Portland Bill you can marvel at the views, however, if you decide against going up the lighthouse, there’s still plenty to see from Portland’s craggy rocks.  The views of the channel are great…peer out to sea and a real sense of watery wilderness.

With so much to explore, you’ll have a fantastic break in Portland!
Portland is thought of as an island although this isn’t wholly correct in the true sense of the word as it’s reached over a causeway from Chesil Beach.  Just 4 miles long by a mile and a half wide at its broade…

Hosted by Xian & Ross

Joined in September 2014
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Hi, we are Ross and Xian. Ross is an award winning architect and I am a designer (Good combination huh). We think The Gift House is absolutely beautiful and we hope you think the same too .)
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Check-in: 15:00 - 23:00
Check out: 11:00
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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