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Grade II Listed Building - Unique Venue

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Last updated: 06/17/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Accommodation: Entrance hall, cloakroom with hand basin and toilet. Large open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, with parquet flooring, double height beamed ceiling and mezzanine gallery overlooking the area downstairs. Bedroom 1, super kingsize antique four poster bed, en suite shower, hand basin and toilet. Stairs from living area down to, bedroom 2, twin single beds, rear door to steps up to garden area, ensuite shower, hand basin and toilet, utility room (also off this bedroom). Spiral staircase from living area up to: Mezzanine lounge and study area offering fantastic views of Chesil Beach, Portland Harbour and Lyme Bay. Bedroom 3, double bed, ensuite shower, hand basin and toilet. Family shower room, with hand basin and toilet. Narrow stairs to 2nd floor: Bedroom 4, (attic room), double bed with double aspect conservation windows.

This property was converted from the old Portland Magistrates Court in 2009/2010. It has been very tastefully designed and has a wonderful outlook over Lyme Bay from the front and Portland Harbour from the side aspect.

It is a high end property with antique furnishings, including a king size four poster bed in the master bedroom.

It is within easy walking distance to Chesil Beach and the Olympic Sailing Venue, Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.

The property enjoys outstanding views from the upstairs mezzanine lounge and will not disappoint.

The property accommodates 8 visitors in four bedrooms. The lounge, kitchen and dining room are all accommodated in what was originally the magistrates courtroom, providing an ‘open plan style’. With its pitch pine flooring and panelling it certainly has a ‘wow’ factor when one walks through the door. A wrought iron spiral staircase leads to the first floor, with stairway to the upper bedroom. From the kitchen a stairway leads down to the basement where there is a further bedroom with twin beds and this room has the benefit of a second kitchen attached to it. All bedrooms have access to their own bathroom and three are ensuite.

As a grade II listed building, certain features remain from the old days, including the dock which has been converted into a bar in the dining area of the room (inclusive of bar fridge). The 17 ft magistrates table was retained and now takes pride of place along the walkway to the upper lounge/study. There is even a Bell Tower on the top of the property. One cannot fail to be impressed by the grandness of this property.

Large TV with Sky Plus and ability to use internet are all plus factors for this quite remarkable and unique property.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Bed is Kingsize and is an antique Four-poster ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    A basement bedroom...moreless

  • The main bedroom is situated downstairs and was once the Magistrates Chambers. It comprises a beautiful King size four-poster bed, and has an ensuite bathroom. Second bedroom is situated on the first floor and overlooks Portland Harbour and the Olympic Sailing venue. It has a small dressing area and an ensuite bathroom. The third bedroom is on the second floor, in the roof space, it has conservation windows and the bathroom for this bedroom is on the first floor. A character room. The fourth bedroom is situated in the basement, it has an ensuite shower room and next door is a second kitchen/utility room. Handy for a cup of coffee in the morning....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main ensuite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    2nd bedroom ensuite...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Bathroom for use by Bedroom 3...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Bathroom for use by Bedroom 4...moreless

  • Please note there are no baths in the property, only showers.

Other Amenities

  • This unique property has been converted with a lot of thought and attention to detail. It is a special property and anyone staying in it will probably feel privileged to have had the experience. I hope so any way....moreless


  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio


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Last updated: 06/17/2015
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The Court House overlooks the world heritage coastline, Lyme Bay, from the front of the property, and from the side of the property Portland Harbour and the Olympic Venue, Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. It is within easy walking distance of the Olympic venue being held later this year. This Grade II Listed Building, was built in 1904, and is the old Portland Magistrates Court. It is constructed of local Portland Stone. It was converted into a residence in 2009/10 and this conversion has been very sympathetically thought through. The interior now combines original features such as the old balustrading, pitch pine flooring, pitch pine wood panelling and the original 'Dock', now converted to a 'bar'. You can sit and read the newspaper at the original 17 ft 'Magistrates table' now cleverly located on the walkway to the upstairs lounge which overlooks Lyme Bay. There are luxurious feature such as contemporary kitchen styling with granite work surfaces, en-suite bathrooms to nearly all the bedrooms and high quality antique furnishings throughout, including a magnificent large oak four poster bed in the main bedroom that used to be the magistrates chambers! The large open plan living area is perfect for enjoying a sociable holiday; preparing food, entertaining at the antique dining table which seats twelve or relaxing in the comfortable lounge area. Outside the property, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine whilst experiencing the magnificent ocean views on a sunny day, or sundowners on a balmy summer's evening. Whilst staying at The Court House you may wish to ramble along the South West Coastal path, exploring the rugged countryside, or visit the Chesil coast, to beachcomb - both activities are just a short walk away. A groceries shop, various pubs, The Blue Fish restaurant and the famous Cove House Inn located at 'Dead Man's Cove' are only a stroll away. Opposite the property is a park area with a bowling green, tennis courts (open to all) and attractive gardens. You may like to take a country drive along the magnificent Jurassic coastline exploring hamlets and villages as you go, possibly stopping at a choice pub for a fresh fish lunch or at a traditional cottage cafe for a Dorset cream tea. Weymouth, with its long sandy beach, restaurants and various entertainments is just a short drive away. The Court House would be appreciated by a discerning guest looking for a touch of luxury and a unique property.

Services in addition to standard equipment: Gas Central heating, large flat screen TV, DVD player, music system, SkyHD, Wifi internet and phone for incoming calls only. Fridges, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. On road parking outside. Bed linen included, please state requirements when booking.

The owners of Old Portland Courthouse require a £250 refundable damage deposit payable on booking. This will be refunded subject to a satisfactory check after your departure. Children need to be aged 14+ to stay at this property.


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  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • View from second bedroom window

    View from second bedroom window

  • Main Bedroom

    Main Bedroom

  • Main ensuite

    Main ensuite

  • Fourth basement bedroom

    Fourth basement bedroom

  • Entrance Hall

    Entrance Hall

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Ensuite to second bedroom

    Ensuite to second bedroom

  • Third bedroom

    Third bedroom

  • Main Bedroom

    Main Bedroom

  • Main ensuite

    Main ensuite

  • Basement second kitchen/laundry

    Basement second kitchen/laundry

  • Entrance and cloakroom

    Entrance and cloakroom

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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/17/2015
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