Old Harbour View

Weymouth, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1305 774633


Lots to enjoy at this friendly Georgian harbourside house... bright bedrooms, expansive breakfasts, the ever-fascinating maritime views

Bedroom

1 room

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

What a position – in the heart of Old Weymouth. Perch in the bow-fronted window and gaze down on the bustle of the harbour with its colourful boats and the fishermen coming in with their catch. As for the house, built in 1805, it is uniquely 12-feet wide so although bijou, it is full of arty surprises inside.

Peter and Anna are polished hosts. They’re on hand to help and give you homemade cake with a cuppa when you get there, and serve outstanding breakfasts on lovely china: homemade breads and jams, creamed mushrooms on puff pastry, smoked haddock and kippers from the Bridport Smokery.

Wander along the medieval lanes, head for the sandy beach, book a boat trip, try one of the many seafood restaurants… Then it’s back home to a very comfortable bed.

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We think you'll love

  • Watching the buzzy harbour with Anna’s light-as-a-feather lemon drizzle cake in hand
  • Peter's very good breakfasts
  • This engaging guest review: “The narrowest B&B with the widest welcome"
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You should know

  • There are a few winding stairs
  • Parking by the house isn’t guaranteed, but Peter has permits for nearby
  • The courtyard at the back is private

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Ask about permits for parking, on booking. Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pubs/restaurants within walking distance.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £130
Surcharges
Singles £90.
1 Double
From £130

Reviews

We visited The Old Harbour View just last weekend for an extra long weekend. Well what can we say, it was just wonderful. When arriving Peter welcomed us with a car parking pass and swiftly pointed us in the right direction on where to safely park. The B&B itself was beautiful, so clean, great art and felt homely. The room yes a little small but perfectly adequate for a long weekend and the quality of the facilities and the view really did make up for it. Peter, Anna & their dog Strawberry were just such great hosts, they provided us with loads of local knowledge, all the best pubs, restaurant

Sophie, Luton

Expansive welcome and breakfast. One step into the harbour path was fantastic. Would recommend any time of the year.

Jill, Milton Keynes

We have stayed at Old Harbour View B&B for 5 nights and we can honestly say this is the nicest cleanest and friendliest place we have ever stayed. Both Peter and Anna are excellent hosts. Anna’s cakes are amazing and Peters breakfasts outstanding. We tried many different things from kippers to the full English which neither of us could finish. Peter is also a good guide of the area and a very good conversationalist. When we come back to Weymouth we wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again “

Philip, Stoke-on-Trent

What an incredible stay we had.... So much so that we changed our plans in order to stay an extra night! Peter and Anna were warm, kind and considerate hosts who made us feel very welcome. The B&B is in a great location, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated with a very comfortable bed. Highly recommended and already looking forward to returning.

Joanne, London

This place has position, position, position. Right on the old harbour side where fishing and pleasure craft come and go, always something to look at. You realise that Weymouth is not just another seaside town. It has far more than that. There are some great seafood restaurants around, so you are not faced with the usual fatty seaside fast food stuff. The rooms are not big, but Peter has managed to cram a lot in to a small space, so no complaints on that score. Both Peter and Anna are excellent hosts. Peter does great breakfasts and Anna is a fantastic cake maker. Thanks to you both.

Robert, Chawton

A truly memorable three night stay in this charming home. Anna and Peter the perfect hosts, very friendly and sensitive to our needs. Peter is a superb chef giving us the best breakfasts we have ever had away from home in the prettiest setting. We can highly recommend a visit to Old Harbour View.

Fiona, Lincoln

This was a gem of a place to stay. Our host Nigel was a one of a kind personality and made such an effort to ensure we had a wonderful time. His suggestions regarding where we should eat to enjoy the local seafood were top notch. Thank you so much.

Rod, Loomberah

If you like good food this is the place to stay, wonderful breakfasts and home made cakes to take on our walks. Good local restaurants. The house is immaculate, Peter, Anna and the dog the perfect hosts.

Jenny, Connahs Quay

What an amazing place to stay - fall out of the door onto the quayside at the harbour, a veritable hive of activity! Host Peter is hugely knowledgeable and most welcoming - breakfasts are to die for - a delicious choice for appetites large and small... The house is full of character as is the town which is fun to explore. There's a myriad of walks and boat trips to be done and if you can be bothered to get back into your car then plenty of places of interest to visit round and about. Dix sur dix!!

Sharon, Cambridge

Anna and Peter are fantastic hosts. They're awfully welcoming, make you feel really at home. Their place is beautifully done up, in a great location as well. They've got a lot going for them. Anna is a fabulous baker and treats us to cakes for our daily trips. Need I say more? Breakfast is Peter's affair, and it's delightful. He provides a lot of insight into the area, and plays a major part in one's stay in the area. I rate it very highly indeed.

valentina, Guildford

Indulge yourselves and visit Old Harbour View. You will leave feeling relaxed, spoilt and as if you have made two new friends, three including Willow the wiggly spaniel :). Anna and Peter are such a lovely couple - food is superb - breakfast and cakes! Rooms are spotless, views are amazing, their knowledge of where to visit and places to eat, were spot on. Would definitely make a return visit.

Helen

A truly fabulous place to stay, Peter and Anna are the most amazing hosts and the food is delicious, you will not go hungry. It feels like you are staying with friends. We went on several beautiful long walks and it was wonderful to come back at the end of the day to our spotless room and extremely comfortable bed.

Amanda

Charming small b&b on Weymouth Old Harbour. Excellent hosts Peter and Anna, who were helpful and knowledgeable about the local area. We had a warm welcome with tea and Anna's delicious home made cake. Fabulous breakfasts cooked by Peter. I would highly recommend a stay here.

Pat

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Location

The neighbourhood

Old Harbour View is in the oldest and prettiest part of town. Right in front, guests can catch boats for mackerel fishing and trips out to sea or take a little ferry to the bottom of Portland. In the harbour you'll find the sandy bay of Castle Cove and Chesil Beach a little further. There’s a seafood festival in July. Weymouth is in the middle of the Jurassic Coast and you can join the South West Coastal Path from the town. The centre, the wide sandy beach and RSPB Radipole Lake are all a 5 to 10-minute stroll.

Local points of interest from Peter Vincent

  • Discover the Fruits of the Sea at the Weymouth Seafood Festival, now the 4th UK top 10 Food Festival, right outside Old Harbour View (July).
  • Join in with the Wessex Folk Festival, fun, music & Morris dancing, as you walk out our door (June).
  • Start your World Heritage Jurassic Coastal walk or cycle trail from our door step.
  • Enjoy Bridports quirky Saturday Market, a feast of food, junk, & even the WI.
  • Castle Cove is a beautiful little-known sandy bay on Portland Harbour, with its own Henry 8th Castle overlooking. The National Sailing Academy and Chesil Beach are a short walk, where racing yachts, kite surfers, and wind surfers compete.
  • Top Cat 111 charter deep sea rod fishing and dive catamaran is on our doorstop and leaves at around 8am - enjoy a good breakfast then head off for inshore or deep sea reck fishing. Ivan the captain wil get you to the best fishing grounds.

Introducing

Peter Vincent

Peter was a creative director in advertising in London and is passionate about food and provenance; Anna bakes and is the inspiration behind the house décor. They moved here in 2000 and know the area well – they’re extremely helpful and happy to advise on all the secret places in Dorset that might otherwise be missed.