Bed and Breakfast, Portsmouth B&B
Fortitude Cottage has the location, location, location. We have Gunwharf Quays on the doorstep, the Historic Dockyard a short walk, and all major attractions within easy walking distance.
Situated only 50 steps from the waters edge, Fortitude Cottage sits in the Old Town a few yards from the ancient fortifications, which give unrivalled views of the ships as they pass through the harbour entrance, as does our Penthouse Room with 360 degree panoramic views.
A charming family run guesthouse overlooking the quayside in the heart of Old Portsmouth. Built on the site of a 16th century cottage destroyed during the 2nd war and named after an 18th century warship.
Immaculately maintained bedrooms and bathrooms are decorated in delicate pastel shades and beamed room with views over the water. Fortitude Cottage has won ''Britain in Bloom'' awards for her window boxes and hanging baskets; and Heartbeat'' for healthy food choices.
Named after an old ship of the Line, Fortitude Cottage overlooks the quayside at the heart of Old Portsmouth. Situated a few yards from the ancient fortifications which give unrivelled views of the ships as they pass through the harbour entrance.
Established thirty nine years ago, Fortitude Cottage enjoys an excellent reputation for providing welcoming and comfortable accommodation combined with quality.
There are four prettily furnished bedrooms and immaculately maintained, each with TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Breakfasts are served in a bow windowed dining room with a view of the fishing boats and ferries. For lunches and evening meals, there is an excellent selection of tea rooms, bistros, restaurants and pubs all within a few minutes walk.
See the website www.fortitudecottage.co.uk for firther details.
Rates from £45.00 to £150.00 per night, including breakfast.
To walk through Old Portsmouth today, with its cobbled streets, charming pubs and restaurants is a walk through maritime history. Narrow side streets and old fortifications recall a medievil community huddled together within town walls. Much still remains to entrigue. For over 800 years every English monarch, with the exception of Mary Tudor passed down the ancient High Street. It was in these streets that pressgangs roamed seeking new recruits for the Navy, and where sailors took their ease, as sailors will!
Standing proudly at corner of Broad Street and the High Street, the Square Tower was the official residence of the towns military governor.
Portsmouths first harbour, the Camber is still a bustling workaday dock shared by ferries and cargo vessels.
In 1585 the first potatoes and tobbaco seen in England were landed here, following Sir Walter Raleighs expedition to Virginia.
For 500 years the Square and Round Towers have guarded the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. They have become traditional points for farewells as warships and merchantmen ease through the narrow harbour entrance.
Within strolling distance, many of the cities major sites, including the city centre, naval dockyard with its historic ships, HMS Victory, Mary Rose and Warrior. Also close by are the D Day Museum, Royal Marines Museum, City Museum, Square Tower and Round Tower, Camber Docks, Sealife Centre and Southsea.
On the quay opposite Fortitude Cottage, the water bus runs from Easter to November. A five minute ride takes one to the centre of the Naval Dockyard or hop on or off at your pleasure and tour the entire harbour.
- 51 Broad Street
- Spice Island, Old Portsmouth
- PO1 2JD
- Tel: 023 9282 3748
- Total number of rooms: 6
- Double Rooms From £70.00
- Twin Rooms From £60.00
- Rooms From £45.00
- **** 4 STAR
- Car Parking on site
- En suite rooms
- Near Seaside
- Room Safe
- Sea View
- Self Catering
- Superior Rooms
- Tea / Coffee tray in room
- Telephone in room
- TV in room
- Bed & Breakfast / Guest House
- 17 miles to airport