Directions – How to find The Jasmine House
The full postal address is:
The Jasmine House
4 Spring Gardens
Dorset DT5 1JG
Telephone: 01305 821799
Spring Gardens is a one-way street below Guernsey Street, so access by car is from High Street.
Directions if you are coming by car
Unless you live locally, no matter where you are coming from, you will eventually be at one of two places: M5 or M27. From both directions you need to get onto the A35. From M5, get off at junction 25. Follow the signs to Weymouth. If you come down M27 and through New Forest, follow sign-posts to A31 and Dorchester which will then start sign-posting Weymouth too. From A35 you will find the A354 sign posted into Weymouth and as you get closer, to Portland.
Keep following the signs to Portland which will take you along Chesil Beach Road and onto the island. You will see signs to Fortuneswell follow these. After the Co-op on the right, is Spring Gardens, but becomes a one-way street half way down, so go past it and take a sharp right down the High Street. As you come down the hill, there is a bend to the right. Begin indicating right. Immediately after the bend, turn right. It’s a sharp turn, very narrow and steep. The Jasmine House is half way up the street, on the left-hand side.
There is a small parking space in front of the house. The narrowness of the street and the angle make it challenging to get into. If, when you see it, you prefer not to try it, please feel free to stop on the road to unload (our road is only used by residents) and then take your car to the free car-park which is literally 2 minutes walk away (see map).
If you are coming by train
There is an excellent train service from both Waterloo and Bristol. From London the train journey takes approximately 2 hrs 50 minutes. Weymouth station is 5 miles away from The Jasmine House. At Weymouth station, rather than use the Taxi’s in the rank, cross the road over the Weyline Taxi shop and ask for their Fortuneswell special, which is cheaper than the meter.
Alternatively, there is a regular bus to Portland from Weymouth sea-front, which is approximately 10 minutes walk from the train station.