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A new addition to our holiday letting is Roselands, a simple but delightful timber bungalow in the village of Portesham, next to Abbotsbury and close to the Dorset coast.

The house is situated in a secluded location close to the centre of the village, and has delightful and well planted gardens to front and back, full of colour and interest during the summer months.

The house has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds as well as a kitchen, dining room, sitting room, bathroom and additional toilet.

We have plans to improve and extend the house in the near future, so recent work has been largely cosmetic to freshen it up for the interim period.  This has included stripping the floors and replacing fitted carpets with sisal and other rugs, as well as creating a bright 1960s theme in the kitchen, as you can see in the photographs.

However, prior to the major improvements, the house has aspects that could be improved, such as a general lack of wall sockets and, for the time being, no television   We are anxious that anyone thinking of staying at Roselands should be aware that it retains some minor quirky aspects that will need to be addressed when we do the major works.  Nonetheless the house is beautifully furnished, and altogether it is a house of great charm.  It has a delightful and warm atmosphere, full of sun and light.  To the front it has a most attractive aspect looking down the long garden and to the back it looks across the roofs of the village and towards the hills behind.  There is a large sunny patio at the front of the house, as well as cool shady areas for those (all too few) really hot days.

Portesham itself is perfectly situated for a great Dorset coast holiday. 

There is an excellent pub, the Kings Arms, just around the corner from Roselands with a large garden, and just beyond, on the main road, there is a large and well run farm shop.

The village is situated on the Jurassic World Heritage coastline, just behind the remarkable Chesil Beach and within easy walking distance (along an old railway) to Abbotsbury, famous for its ancient swannery and superb sub-tropical gardens.  To the east is Weymouth with its large sandy beach and formal attractions, such as the SeaLife Centre, and a few miles to the north is the county town of Dorchester that also has a good range of attractions as well as the huge and impressive Neolithic earthworks of Maiden Castle nearby.

To the east, beyond Abbotsbury and just a few minutes’ drive away, is another beach at Burton Bradstock, with Bridport, (renowned for its great Saturday street market) and West Bay harbour beyond.

Finally, the Dorset coast scenery is renowned for its beauty and variety, whether seen from the Portesham to Bridport coast road or visited on foot.  There are fabulous walks direct from Roselands, including a memorable walk up the hill to the famous Hardy’s Monument that offers the most fantastic views far and wide.

Roselands offers you a wonderful holiday!

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