Our house will be a perfect place for you to linger with family and friends on the amazing Jurassic Coast. Whether you want to relax by the sea, enjoy sailing, diving, climbing or fishing or simply want to explore this fascinating and beautiful part of England you can have it all. Our Grade 11 listed house has 4 double bedrooms, two have zip and link beds (to be either singles or doubles). We have a fabulous decking area with room for you to bbq, sunbathe or enjoy that spectacular sea view.
Captain Elliot's House is a listed stone house overlooking the sea, it was built by a sea captain in the mid nineteenth century, from its windows he would have been able to judge the tides and survey the briny.
We are less than 5 minutes walk away from the world heritage Jurassic Coast. The magnificent Chesil beach can be seen stretching off to Abbotsbury from most of the windows and as you lie in bed with the window ajar you will be able to hear the waves breaking on the shore. The views are stunning, with the blue ocean to the front and quaint alleys and rooftops to the back.
There are several nearby restaurants, pubs and takeaways. The famous Cove House Inn is a short stroll down the lane; there you will be able to enjoy good food and drink right on the beach.
The house is spread over four floors all with amazing views over sea.
There are four bedrooms, one en-suite with 2 zip and link beds that can be singles or a double and two having access to a jack and jill bathroom, one of these also has two zip and link beds. The final bedroom is next to the main bathroom. We also offer two single air beds if additional sleeping is required. Our large sitting room will comfortably seat 10 and faces directly out over the bay. It has satellite tv, superfast fibre broadband, a selection of board games and lots of books.
Our newly refurbished kitchen and utility area is well equipped with all that you would expect to find.
There is a WC on the ground floor level.
For wind surfers, divers and swimmers we have a wet suit drying area indoors and space for walking boots, we also have a small courtyard at the back which can accommodate your boards.
At the front of the house we have a spacious and very comfortable decking area for you to enjoy relaxing, eating and drinking as you breath in that clean sea air. There is a bbq with an offset smoker to cook those freshly caught mackerel!
We offer a small parking space at the back of the house, there is additional free on street parking.
Most people access the house from the back via Coastguard Road, however if you park on the street in Castle Hill or Queen's Road it might be more convenient to use the front door. This can be reached down a path at the end of Osborne Terrace, through some metal gates.
There are lots of stairs in our house so this might make it unsuitable for people who find stairs difficult.
The en-suite shower room in the attic has no door due to the geography of the attic room. However, the loo is tucked out of sight as is the shower.
- Well behaved pets are welcome in the house but not in the bedrooms please
- For fire safety BBQ only in designated position please.
- We really want your stay to be fabulous and understand this may well involve family and friends enjoying gathering together. Our neighbours are important to us too so we ask that you respect their right to peace and quiet in the evenings by being aware of your noise levels.
Please replace outdoor cushions and blankets in the plastic store and / or porch to keep dry when not in use.
- Please leave the house clean and tidy as you find it.
Please use the decking to relax outside, we ask that you don't go further down into the garden beyond.
The second floor windows are quite low, please be extra vigilant with young children as the windows are very old and the glass thin.
Hello, I am an ex teacher, I took early retirement to spend time travelling, relaxing and spending more time with my family and friends. In reality I am just as busy; my husband Garry and I have been hard at work renovating the lovely old house we live in by the sea. This job is now complete so we are able to let it out to others for amazing holidays on the island. We love Captain Elliott's House, it is our 'big' house and we use it for family gatherings when our three daughters come with their partners and my mother also stays. The rest of the time Garry and I have bought a little cottage just a stone's throw away which we are now restoring and living in.
I still do the odd bit of supply teaching to keep my hand in and catch up with old friends. I enjoy socialising, cooking, quiet nights with Garry and gazing at the amazing view.
I tend to use airbnb when I am travelling, the locations are convenient and the rooms more characterful than hotels. It is great to have a local host's perspective about the area and I have always found them good value for money.
I don't really have a motto, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have the life I have and I try to remind myself of that often. I am, despite everything going on in the world, an optimist.