The cottage delights and the photos are representative on first arrival.. Lovely beamed living room with woodburner, well equipped kitchen etc.
Stairs to top room are steep. (Very common in Portland cottages)
We were a little disappointed in the cleanliness when we arrived. We could see that the cleaner had vacuumed and cleaned surfaces, made bed all fine, however it was obvious that a spring clean is well overdue. Lots of cobwebs, furniture had not been moved to clean so very dusty in these places. (eg behind TV), cobwebs on books on bookshelf, and a Christmas Tree left under the bed covered in dust. We had to clean the windows ourselves in order to be able to see out! On the plus side the cottage is warm (it was quite cold outside for the time of year) , beds are comfortable, TV good.
There is no oven glove which is tricky using the oven.
There is no mobile signal and no wifi available. (sometimes sporadic at front of house eg BT Broadband).
The location is excellent for the Chesil Beach, Quiddles Cafe which is lovely , and the unique Cove House Inn. Both of these a short walk and Dog friendly. There is no sea view from the cottage, only the back of the sea defence wall.
Parking can be a nightmare. Our group had two cars. We found that parking in the afternoon was usually OK, but come back in the evening and often very difficult to find any space near the cottage.
Cottage well served by public transport, bus stop, regular services just metres away.