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Grade II Listed Building - Unique Venue

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

West Lulworth house 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.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

              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


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


                  • Luxury
                  • Sports & Activities


                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 12 people


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


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


                      • Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Balcony


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jul 5 - Sep 7, 2014
                      7 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit £250
                      • Taxes Not included


                      There will be a £250 security deposit, refunded within one week of departure.

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                      Last updated: 07/13/2014
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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

                      £1,500 per week (GBP)

                      4 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 07/13/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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