view of the sea a short walk down the path from Church Ope Studio

Self-catering holiday accommodation on the Isle of Portland

Welcome to Church Ope Studio s/c quality holiday let for two plus dog. Situated above the clean bathing beach at Church Ope Cove on the South West Coast Path, Portland, Dorset. 

Come for holiday, short break, rest and relaxation, romantic hideaway, retreat and work away from home.

Walking, climbing, swimming, sailing, exploring, nature, bird watching, archeology, literature and culture all minutes away from Church Ope Studio.

all amenities, buses, shops, supermarkets, chemist, post office at Easton Square a 10 minute walk away  

Sea and tree views. Open all year.

Own entrance, secure gated parking.


front of the holiday let kitchen showing self catering facilities


Church Ope Studio is one light, airy, warm self contained studio apartment with kitchenette and en suite wet room with tree and sea views from your door.

Suitable for a couple or a single person plus a small, socialised dog (not barking inside - or left alone at any time) 

Secure, sole use gated parking.

Patio and drive secure for a dog companion.

Ground floor, one step up for access.

Super King sized four poster bed with luxury Eve brand soft crease, cotton linen.  

Kitchen/dining area equipped with fridge/freezer, electric hob, combi oven/microwave/grill, kettle and toaster, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, condiments, towels and cleaning materials. 

Table and chairs.

2 seater sofa

Large stone tiled wet room. Towels supplied. (Bring your own beach towels)

Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon

Wood burning stove and central heating.

Super fast broadband Wifi

Tiled throughout - bring slippers and travel light - it is a studio apartment! 

view from the door into the main area with four poster bed fully tiled bathroom and shower wetroom

Dog guest

One small, socialised dog companion welcome - doesn't bark inside - greets other dogs. (Our two terriers live in the cottage in front of the Studio and a doggy guest may be visiting next door at Church Ope Hideaway) 

Please bring a dog bed. Ensure they don't get up onto the bed and are never left alone in the Studio. 

Outside space, parking and access

Gated driveway for sole use of the Studio up to campervan size. Free parking round corner on Wakeham and a free public car park is round the corner. Church Ope Road itself is no parking.

Patio with table and chairs.  BBQ.

Shared washing machine and dryer in outside shed.

Shared pathway across the front of the Studio for access to Church Ope Hideaway and the washing machine and dryer shed..

view of the patio from the studio window view from the accommodation showing patio


From £80 per night for 1 or 2  adults

3 night minimum stay.

All bookings plus a Covid secure cleaning fee of £30

Book direct to avoid booking fees and with secure online payment 

How to book

Book your stay direct to avoid booking fees

Check calendar for available dates.

Email / text request with dates to

 075 1355 0978

Deposit confirms booking.

Details of paymernt options and full terms and conditions sent to you by email/whats app message

Suitable for one couple or a single person and one socialised, smaller dog. (Please no parties or extra guests. Non Smokers only please.)

Availablity Calendar

cliff used by climbers a short walk from the self catering holiday home Rufus Castle at sunset, just down the path from the holiday apartment


Church Ope Studio is a rare, quality hideaway right near the start of the English National Coast path at Rufus Castle, Church Ope, Isle of Portland, Dorset. This is also the South West Coast Path on the Jurassic coast. 
The Studio faces East towards sunrise, the East cliffs and the ancient ruins of Rufus Castle. Situated on Church Ope road, a no through lane onto the coast path.

You can walk out of your front door onto the coast path, to Penn wood with ancient St Andrews church ruins, complete with 'Pirate's grave' round the island, to Portland Bill, to the 2012 Olympic Sailing Academy and to the village square at Easton a seven to ten minute walk away.

Easton Square has a small, well kept park with evergreen oaks and public loos. There are supermarkets, (Co-op and Tesco) chemist, post office, dr. surgery, vets, pet shop, bakery, charity shops, haberdashery, pubs, takeaways and cafes. (Whitestones arts cafe, a vintage shop and cafe and the Sugar Loaf cosy cafe.) 

Nearest town is Weymouth. Buses to and from Weymouth and train station leave from Easton Square.

In the Summer May to September the open top bus 501 leaves from outside Church Ope Road museum to Portland Bill and Weymouth. 

The Studio is 15 miles from the county town of Dorchester. Buses or train from Weymouth.

steps down to the cove at Church Ope the beach at Church Ope showing the beach huts


Due to Covid cleaning schedule arrival now is from 4pm and departure by 11am. Come and park from 3pm and take a breather while the Studio is aired in readiness for you.  

At the entrance to Church Ope Road is the thatched Portland Museum and a stone arch into the former grounds of Penn Castle.

To arrive at the Studio drive slowly down the lane and round the corner past the white cottage with the bench in front. Stop before the driveway gates. These open outwards. Open and secure gates against the walls.

Drive onto rather than back in - this by far the easiest way!