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The Gift House, a historic Seaman's Chaplaincy

SuperhostDorset, England, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Xian & Ross
9 guests4 bedrooms7 beds2.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Clean and tidy
6 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Xian & Ross is a Superhost
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The Gift House is a historic Seaman's Chaplaincy, 3 storey late Georgian stone house. All our BIG BRIGHT BEDROOMS come with pano sea view and are PERFECT FOR SUNSET WATCHING.

Having located in the middle of island village, the house is 5 mins walk to pebble and other sandy beach, 17th century pub, restaurants, cafe, grocery shop and post office.

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

The space
WHY THE GIFT HOUSE?
We agreed there are plenty better looking stone house, however for the sunset views you get inside the house - can't beat that!

• Ground Floor
・Living room with panoramic sea view
・10 seater dinning room with panoramic sea view
・Fully equipped kitchen
・Fully equipped utility room
・Conservatory with rug for your pet(s)
・Secure private garden with picnic benches
・Toilet

• First Floor
・King bedroom with panoramic sea view
・Twin bedroom with panoramic sea view
・Family bathroom

• 2nd Floor
・King bedroom with crib and panoramic sea view
・Twin bedroom with panoramic sea view
・Shower room

Pet(s)
Well behaved dogs are welcome, please provide pet(s) info when you book. We do not charge for pet(s) so please state that you have read and agreed with the rules of pets when book. Scroll down for House Rules.

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Guest access
The whole house is yours except some store rooms.

Other things to note
• Free street parking
• There is a park with tennis court opposite the house, perfect for a quick dog walk too.
• A bus stop is 1 minute walk from the house, get bus no.1 which connects the island to Weymouth train station. Or catch Jurassic Coaster bus on summer which run along Jurassic Coast.
• Extra charge will automatically added by airbnb for group more than 8 people (max 9), £12 per night if the person no.9 need a bed (single folding bed with beddings).
• Contact us for discount on longer stay
• Contact us for cleaning service during your stay (extra fee)
The Gift House is a historic Seaman's Chaplaincy, 3 storey late Georgian stone house. All our BIG BRIGHT BEDROOMS come with pano sea view and are PERFECT FOR SUNSET WATCHING.

Having located in the middle of island village, the house is 5 mins walk to pebble and other sandy beach, 17th century pub, restaurants, cafe, grocery shop and post office.

Coastal walks, cycling, swimming , rock climbing…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 cot
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
TV
Washing machine
Iron
Heating
Hair dryer
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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
  • 51 Reviews
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  • Superhost
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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Things to know

House rules
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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