There’s room to spread out in this three-storey Georgian house of Portland stone in a quiet and friendly street. An open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room has a lovely open fire and plenty of comfy seating. You’ll find everything you need in the kitchen along with basics for cooking and the fire is all laid up for you to light.
The interior has the original Georgian stonework and carpentry but there are clever contemporary touches and bathrooms. French doors from the kitchen open out to a south-west-facing courtyard with a table and barbecue for relaxed evenings watching the sun go down while you sizzle supper. Bedrooms are peaceful and the master has sea views and an en-suite shower room.
The corniche road along the Jurassic Coast towards Lyme Regis is truly spectacular between the sea and towering chalk cliffs. Set out to Portland’s seafood restaurants, lounge on Chesil beach, hike the coastal path, hire a windsurfer or walk to the park for tennis.