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Fortitude Cottage


Type:Bed & Breakfast

51 Broad Street, Spice Island, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2JD

Tel: +44 023 9282 3748

Fortitude Cottage


Fortitude Cottage has the location, location, location. We have Gunwharf Quays on the doorstep, the Historic Dockyard a short walk, and all the 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 entance, as does our Penthouse Room with 360 degree panoramic views from the roof terrace.
Fortitude Cottage is named after an old ship of the line and overlooks the bustling quayside at the heart of Old Portsmouth, near the ancient fortifications. All the bedrooms are attractively furnished and immaculately maintained. The breakfast room, with its old beams and bay window view of the fishing boats and ferries, makes a pleasurable start to the day.

Only bed and breakfast are offered, but there are many excellent restaurants and pubs nearby serving a wide choice of lunches and evening meals. A 5-minute ride takes one to the HMS Victory, Henry VIII's Mary Rose and the 19thC Warrior, the 1st iron-clad battleship. The island of Portsea and its surrounding countryside of Hampshire and Sussex, with its maritime and rural interests, offer discovery and relaxation.

From the bus stop nearby, one may travel to the new Gunwharf Quays or Southsea in a few minutes or to the shopping precincts in central Portsmouth. Approximately 1 mile away is the harbour station, including the bus and coach terminus. The Continental Ferry Port is just over 2 miles away. Free car parking is available on the quay opposite Fortitude Cottage.

Free car parking is available on the quay opposite Fortitude Cottage. Email



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Special diets catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Establishment Features

  • Central heating throughout
  • Children aged 12yrs+ welcome
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wireless Internet Access

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Free parking permits given for public car park opposite the B and B

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Non smoking establishment
  • Seafront
  • Townhouse

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Ironing facilities in most rooms
  • Sea View some rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Special provisions for walkers

Travel & Trade

  • Room/unit allocations available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M27 take the M275, then follow signs for the Historic Waterfront taking you along Queen Street to the Hard and the entrance to the Historic Dockyard.  Continue along the Hard, into St Georges Road.  At the roundabout turn right into the High Street.  At the end of the High Street follow the road around to the right into Broad Street.

Public Transport Directions

From Portsmouth Harbour - 1 miles

Follow signs for cathedral. Broad Street is just past the  cathedral and the establishment is at the end of the road.

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