Dorset Castle

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Sleeps: 18 - 20 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

Pool Chateaux & Castles Country Estate
Wow Factor
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

Dorset Castle holds a wonderful location on the iconic Isle of Portland and enjoys magnificent sea views over Church Ope Cove and the famous Jurassic coastline, an area so special, it is regarded by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The neo-Gothic Castle makes a completely unique holiday home for those looking to stay in style while exploring all of the beauty the county of Dorset has to offer.

The Castle can comfortably accommodate up to twenty guests across nine beautifully-appointed bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. On the ground floor is the impressive living accommodation, a spacious drawing room and library, ideal for socialising while enjoying the sea views, a cosy study, a formal dining room as well as a fully-equipped kitchen which boasts all the tools you could possibly need to whip up a delicious meal. On the mezzanine-style floor above are the first two bedrooms, a super-king and a twin room, both complete with en-suite facilities. Upstairs on the first floor are seven of the bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom or shower room. The master bedroom is truly special, positioned within the turret of the castle it boasts impressive views out to sea and features an emperor bed and freestanding handmade bath. On this level, there are a further five king or super-king rooms as well as a fantastic family room which can be set up with either two super-king beds, four singles or a combination!

The real wow factor can be found in the orangery, during selected months, guests will enjoy splashing around in the indoor heated pool while enjoying the wonderful sea views. The tranquil gardens are perfect for afternoon strolls or picnics, after action-packed days spent exploring this delightful part of Dorset, guests will enjoy laidback meals al fresco on the terrace.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Children should be supervised in the gardens at all times as there are multi-levels and an unfenced pond
  • Please note that the indoor swimming pool is only open during selected months, please enquire with our concierge team to ensure that the pool will be available during your stay!

Property Features

Private Pool Indoor Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Heating

Ground Floor
- Drawing room with large bay windows and beautiful sea views
- Library with French windows and sea views
- Study/ TV room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with six-hob range cooker and large island breakfast bar
- Formal dining room
- Conservatory with doors opening on to the terrace
- Swimming pool/ orangery (Please see the T&C's tab for opening dates)
- Gym with Peloton bike, free weights, rebounder and yoga deck

Mezzanine Floor
- Bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite bathroom (can be set up with twin beds on request)
- Bedroom with twin single beds and en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Master bedroom with emperor bed, sea views, freestanding handmade bath and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with four poster king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Family bedroom with two super-king or four single beds and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Beautiful English, Italian, Japanese and Tropical gardens
- Terrace with dining facilities
- Extensive lawns & terraces
- Gas barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Washing machine & dryer
- Garden games
- Plenty of parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Dorset Castle
Easy By Train Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Dorset Castle is situated on the Isle of Portland, the most southernmost point on the Jurassic coast, a tied island joined to the mainland by Chesil beach. Despite being relatively small in size, there is plenty to see, do and explore without even leaving the isle, enjoy a visit to the 16th century Portland Castle, Rufus Castle or Portland Bill Lighthouse or simply choose to spend afternoons lazing in the sun on Church Ope Cove.

The seaside town of Weymouth is just a 20-minute drive away, a resort hugely popular with families and it’s easy to see why with its golden sand beaches, sand sculptures, crazy golf and Sea Life Centre. Further afield, the popular market town of Lyme Regis is an hours’ drive away while dramatic West Bay, made famous from the ITV series Broadchurch, is just 50-minutes away.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bournemouth Airport

(72km)

Nearest Town Weymouth

(11.1km)

Nearest Village Wakeham, Isle of Portland

(0.4km)

Nearest Restaurant LnO's Bistro

(1.2km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Superstore

(1.1km)

Nearest Beach Church Ope Cove

(500m)

Region

Pack your bags and fasten your seatbelts, as Oliver's Travels is thrilled to present a dazzling array of luxury holiday properties in the enchanting land of Dorset! A captivating county where time seems to stand still, Mother Nature has outdone herself. Dorset, with the rolling hills of the Dorset Downs and the jaw-dropping Jurassic Coast, is a real-life tapestry of postcard-perfect landscapes, historic landmarks and villages oozing charm in lavish abundance.

The Jurassic Coast is not just a coastline, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Dorset's showstopping features. Stretching an impressive 95 miles from Orcombe Point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, this coastline presents endless coastal wonders. Dramatic cliffs, hidden coves and beaches boasting ancient fossils, Charmouth and Lyme Regis are the treasure chests for fossil hunters and curious minds alike.

Dorset is also a playground for history buffs, with landmarks like Corfe Castle standing tall and proud. Perched on a hill, this fortress offers far-reaching, breathtaking views. The Cerne Abbas Giant is a colossal chalk figure etched into a hillside near the village of Cerne Abbas, Dorset's own friendly giant, captivating visitors for centuries.

Dorchester, the county town, is a delightful mishmash of Georgian architecture and markets that buzz with life. Thomas Hardy's Cottage, near Dorchester, gives you a peek into the life of the literary legend himself. Bridport, with its bohemian vibes and eclectic street markets, is like the cool kid in the market town crew. Meanwhile, Weymouth's golden sandy beach and bustling harbour are perfect for leisurely strolls and exploring historic Nothe Fort. For a touch of seaside nostalgia, Swanage brings the Victorian pier and a heritage steam railway into the mix.

The Isle of Purbeck is a haven of beauty, featuring Lulworth Cove's sheltered bay and crystal-clear waters. Just around the corner, Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch, sets the stage for coastal walks and views so stunning, they might bring a tear to your eye. For the adventurers among us, the Dorset Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are calling. Hiking trails such as the South West Coast Path and the Wessex Ridgeway offer a rollercoaster ride through diverse scenery, from cliffs to heathlands.

Dorset's culinary scene is a delightful fusion of tradition and modernity. You will savour local produce at farmers' markets, indulge in fresh seafood along the coast and let the county's pubs and tearooms be your warm and welcoming retreat for traditional cream teas or a sip of local ales.

Dorset is an experience that seamlessly blends history, natural beauty and that quintessential British charm. It promises an adventure that captures the very essence of England's southwest.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Dorset Castle makes an excellent choice for families travelling with children, who are bound to enjoy splashing around in the private indoor pool (open during the Winter months) and exploring the gardens. One of the bedrooms is set up as a family suite, ideal for those travelling with little ones. The closest pebble beach, Church Ope Cove, is within walking distance while a variety of fantastic family-friendly attractions can be found within easy driving distance.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Pool

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £2,000 to be paid prior to arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 2-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Pool opening dates? Please note that the swimming pool is open for guests with bookings from August until early May. Typically, the swimming pool is closed from late May until early August, however, this is subject to change depending on wedding bookings. *For 2022, the pool is set to be open until the 8th May and will be back in place from the 5th August. Please contact our concierge team to ensure that the pool will be available to you during your chosen dates.
Other Ts and Cs When booking this property, please be aware that Dorset Castle will have some scaffolding around the exterior of the Castle turret, from the end of October through to the end of January 2024
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before the arrival.

 

 

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £9,834 £12,177 £14,519 £16,390
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 3rd 2024 £12,499 £15,412 £18,325 £20,382
Sep 3rd 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £9,368 £11,604 £13,839 £15,643
Oct 1st 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 £9,171 £11,356 £13,540 £15,286
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 5th 2024 £9,379 £11,613 £13,847 £15,632
Nov 5th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £8,514 £10,542 £12,570 £14,191
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - £20,820
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - £20,820
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 14th 2025 £8,940 £11,070 £13,199 £14,900
Feb 14th 2025 - Feb 25th 2025 £9,835 £12,178 £14,520 £16,391
Feb 25th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 £8,940 £11,070 £13,199 £14,900
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 22nd 2025 £10,326 £12,786 £15,245 £17,209
Apr 22nd 2025 - May 12th 2025 £9,835 £12,178 £14,520 £16,391
May 12th 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 £10,326 £12,786 £15,245 £17,209
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 - - - £21,874
Sep 2nd 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £9,855 £12,203 £14,550 £16,425
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £9,630 £11,924 £14,218 £16,050
Oct 24th 2025 - Nov 4th 2025 £9,848 £12,194 £14,540 £16,414
Nov 4th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 £8,940 £11,070 £13,199 £14,900
Dec 19th 2025 - Dec 26th 2025 - - £21,874 £27,342
Dec 26th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - - £21,874 £27,342

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €11,707 €14,495 €17,283 €19,511
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 3rd 2024 €14,879 €18,346 €21,813 €24,263
Sep 3rd 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €11,152 €13,813 €16,474 €18,622
Oct 1st 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 €10,918 €13,518 €16,118 €18,197
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 5th 2024 €11,165 €13,824 €16,483 €18,609
Nov 5th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €10,135 €12,549 €14,963 €16,893
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - €24,784
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - €24,784
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 14th 2025 €10,643 €13,177 €15,712 €17,737
Feb 14th 2025 - Feb 25th 2025 €11,708 €14,496 €17,284 €19,512
Feb 25th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 €10,643 €13,177 €15,712 €17,737
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 22nd 2025 €12,292 €15,220 €18,147 €20,486
Apr 22nd 2025 - May 12th 2025 €11,708 €14,496 €17,284 €19,512
May 12th 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 €12,292 €15,220 €18,147 €20,486
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 - - - €26,039
Sep 2nd 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €11,732 €14,526 €17,320 €19,553
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €11,464 €14,194 €16,924 €19,106
Oct 24th 2025 - Nov 4th 2025 €11,723 €14,516 €17,308 €19,540
Nov 4th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 €10,643 €13,177 €15,712 €17,737
Dec 19th 2025 - Dec 26th 2025 - - €26,039 €32,548
Dec 26th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - - €26,039 €32,548

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $12,803 $15,852 $18,901 $21,338
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 3rd 2024 $16,273 $20,064 $23,856 $26,535
Sep 3rd 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $12,196 $15,107 $18,017 $20,366
Oct 1st 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 $11,940 $14,784 $17,628 $19,901
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 5th 2024 $12,211 $15,119 $18,027 $20,351
Nov 5th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $11,085 $13,725 $16,365 $18,475
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - $27,106
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - $27,106
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 14th 2025 $11,639 $14,411 $17,183 $19,398
Feb 14th 2025 - Feb 25th 2025 $12,804 $15,854 $18,903 $21,340
Feb 25th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 $11,639 $14,411 $17,183 $19,398
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 22nd 2025 $13,444 $16,645 $19,847 $22,404
Apr 22nd 2025 - May 12th 2025 $12,804 $15,854 $18,903 $21,340
May 12th 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 $13,444 $16,645 $19,847 $22,404
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 - - - $28,478
Sep 2nd 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $12,830 $15,886 $18,942 $21,384
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $12,538 $15,523 $18,509 $20,896
Oct 24th 2025 - Nov 4th 2025 $12,821 $15,875 $18,929 $21,369
Nov 4th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 $11,639 $14,411 $17,183 $19,398
Dec 19th 2025 - Dec 26th 2025 - - $28,478 $35,596
Dec 26th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 - - $28,478 $35,596

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • One of the best weekends of our lives.

    on 18/10/2023

    Just a communication to tell you how much we enjoyed our weekend at the castle.
    We all agree (28 family) that it was one of the best weekends of our lives.
    Your organisation and helpfulness with our plans was very much appreciated and responsiveness to any problems whilst we were there was brilliant.

  • Quite outstanding

    on 10/07/2023

    We thought was quite outstanding, probably the best accommodation of its type we have ever stayed at anywhere in the world!
    The property lacked for nothing although we did wonder about the lack of coasters & table mats.

  • Fantastic stay

    on 07/06/2023

    I just wished to thank you for all your help. We have had a fantastic stay and it was a perfect 50th and 70th Birthday celebration. We would love to come and stay again some time!

    We all had a wonderful time, loved the castle, thank you again, and thank you to all those that make it a lovely place to stay.

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