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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Old Hill, Portland, Dorset, DT5

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • panoramic seascape views
  • unique Isle of Portland
  • 3 reception rooms
  • garden room
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bath/shower rooms
  • covered balcony
  • Attractive gardens
  • Double garage
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A spectacularly situated individually designed house with stunning panoramic seascape views


Old Hill house is located just below the summit of Portland, over 400 feet above sea level. In fact, as one drives over the Causeway and looks up, the house can be clearly seen, the last property on the left. Situated in the middle of the beautiful Jurassic Coast, on the end of the world-renowned Chesil Beach, the Isle of Portland is unique. The protected waters of Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay provide wonderful facilities for sailing and windsurfing, so Portland was the natural choice as the venue for the 2012 Sailing Olympics. The new National Sailing Academy and Yacht Marina are added attractions. Portland is famous for its stone which is easy to carve but exceptionally durable. At the end of the 17th century St Paul's Cathedral was faced with Portland Stone by Sir Christopher Wren and in more recent times it was used in the United Nations building in New York. Portland offers an extensive range of local amenities including shops, public houses as well as the Portland Spa and the Heights Hotel. The island has lovely cliff-top walks as well as Portland Bill with its lighthouse and Pulpit Rock. The neighbouring coastal resort of Weymouth also has extensive amenities including a mainline railway station to London (Waterloo).


Entrance vestibule * reception hall * cloakroom * sitting room * dining room * study * garden room * kitchen/breakfast room * utility space * 4 bedrooms * 2 en suites * shower room * covered balcony * attractive terraced gardens * double garage

Old Hill house is a spectacularly situated detached property enjoying breathtaking views over Portland harbour, Lyme Bay and the surrounding coastline, including the renowned Chesil Beach. The house was built in 1948 for a naval officer's wife to her own design with attractive Portland stone and rendered elevations under a tiled roof. The vendors have been at the property since 1970, having purchased the house from the original owner. Old Hill House offers superb accommodation with the majority of the rooms benefiting from the magnificent views. There is oak parquet flooring in the reception hall, dining room, and in the sitting room which also has an attractive brick fireplace with a Propane gas fire. From two of the bedrooms there are French doors opening on to a covered roof terrace from where the views are particularly stunning. There is oil fired central heating and the attractive windows are double glazed.

The attractive landscaped gardens extend to the front and side of the property. There are a variety of well-stocked shrub beds and trees. To the side of the house there is a sheltered and secluded sun terrace providing a perfect setting to take in the views. There is a lower terrace laid to lawn. Behind the house is a raised terrace with two timber garden sheds and the oil storage tank. Steps lead down to the double garage which has an electric up-and-over door with power and light connected.

Square Footage: 1,881 sq ft


From Weymouth follow the A354 to Portland and once on the island continue on the A354 driving through Fortuneswell. The road then climbs steeply to the summit of the island where a roundabout will be reached, close to the Heights Hotel. Take the first turning left marked Viewing Area and after about 25 metres, as the road bears right, go straight on between chevrons and a sign saying "No Through Road Access Only". The double garage to Old Hill House will be found at the end of this road with nearby steps leading up to the house itself.

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Added on Rightmove:
26 May 2016

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