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Old Higher Lighthouse Stopes Cottage, Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland Bill, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2JT

Description of the self catering property

Find Old Higher Lighthouse Stopes Cottage reviews in Portland Bill, details for Old Higher Lighthouse Stopes Cottage bookings and facilities. Old Higher Lighthouse Stopes Cottage does not accept pets, is child friendly and this self catering holiday home is non smoking with linen provided and towels not provided.

Best Features

Sleeps: from 1 to 4

Pets: No

Contact Details

Contact Name: Sykes Cottages

Telephone: 01244 746200

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Recommended?   Date of visit: 10/2022
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The lighthouse is about 20 minutes away from Weymouth out on the rocky island of Portland reached by a road. We were met by Brad who was super friendly and gave us a quick show around. It was early September but I was determined to get in a dip in the pool and although a little fresh it was fabulous on a still sunny balmy day. Brad also gave us a homegrown cucumber and some tomatoes grown by his lovely Mum - much appreciated.

I couldn't wait to get up into the lighthouse via the very narrow steps and the view did not disappoint. Just incredible! There cannot be many, if any, lighthouses where you can just pop up into the old light area and watch the beautiful sky, the blue/green sea and seascape and landscape all around. We actually sat through a big thunderstorm up there after Brad said it was safe - quite an experience I can tell you. The lighthouse has private access for residents.

The accommodation is fairly spacious and for a week we had all the things that a normal home would have. Plenty of hot water, washing machine, good cooking facilities, decent shower and all clean. Even got a supermarket food delivery out to us for day 1.

We cannot stress enough that due to the remote location, the only sound is the wind. No sound of traffic or people which is lovely. The island has many footpaths and walks aways from the lighthouse over the scrubland.

We visited and can recommend all these places to visit - the Portland Museum, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Xtreme Falconry, Dorset County show, Sealife Weymouth and all the steps down and up to Church Ope Cove.

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Recommended?   Date of visit: 09/2021
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Just returned from another fantastic stay at this absolute gem. Brad and Milly are wonderful welcoming hosts and the accommodation is perfect. Fingers crossed we will return soon.

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Recommended?   Date of visit: 07/2019
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Just returned from a lovely week at the Old Higher Lighthouse. As a family we rented both the Stopes Cottage and Branscombe Lodge Cottage to celebrate a special birthday. Both cottages are quaint and having access to the lighthouse at any time was fabulous.

Even though the final steps up to tower are steep, we still managed to spend evenings up there with a G&T enjoying the sunset.

The location is very peaceful and the hosts welcoming. A lovely relaxing week!

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Recommended?   Date of visit: 11/2018
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We stayed here around bonfire night. The design of the cottage meant we could see signs of fireworks displays in many places, which really have an appreciation of how much coast we could see.

The heaters worked well in the cottage, so we were able to earn up after a cold walk.

There is some information hidden away about the geology in the area, and a good selection of books to read.

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Recommended?  possibly Date of visit: 06/2016
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On arrival we followed the directions given which were perfect...straight to the front door. Although we arrived slightly early our host fran kindly let us unpack which was great after a 9 hour drive...as we unpacked les, frans husband knocked and showed us around...both les and fran were really nice and helpful. The property was just what you would expect from a lighthouse keepers cottage and had everything you needed from a large swimming pool to a b.b.q. our 7 night stay was brilliant and would not hesitate to reccommend this property from very good hosts

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Recommended?  possibly Date of visit: 03/2015
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I must say the only existing review on Tripadvisor nearly put me off visiting Stopes Cottage.

What a mistake that would have been!! That location, in a Lighthouse.. we had to give it a go.

We are delighted that we did. This is simply a fantastic location. If you want 360 degree stunning views of the Dorset Coast and Portland Bill this is unbeatable.

The cottage has lovely large rooms and everything you could need. It was impeccably clean and had everything you could want; really good heating (just hit the Advance button in the kitchen if you want a boost

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Recommended?  possibly Date of visit: 02/2014
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The property was too cold and the heat was only rationed by the owners. They had the heating on and off as it suited them.

The owners had painted the property interior wood work with solvent based paint and had not ventilated the rooms. As a consequence we kept inhaling the chemicals to the point that one of us experienced burning sensation in the chest. We could not open the windows to ventilate as the gales were in the region of 80 miles per hour.

The owners were aware of the weather warnings but were more interested in maintaining their booking.

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