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FANTASTIC SEAFRONT AP. on the Devon Coast, with heated pool and private balcony.

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment with balcony, indoor heated pool and panoramic sea view - 2 BR, 2 BA

21 CLIFTON COURT - This beautiful 2 bedroom self-catering apartment is in an elevated position. Consequently its panoramic sea views extending from National Trust countryside to the glorious 3 mile Woolacombe Bay, Baggy Point and across the Bristol Channel to Lundy Island. The extensive surf washed golden sands of Putsborough Beach, one of the finest Blue Flag beaches in Britain, is just 5 minutes walk away. The communal indoor pool is situated just 15 metres from the front door.

The apartment is perfect for holidays all year round, as well as for cosy winter breaks. Watch the sun set over the ocean from your private balcony, accessed from the sitting room. You will have your own key to the indoor heated swimming pool which is just outside the front door. Pop over for a swim before breakfast!

This apartment is very comfortable and well set out, with all its windows looking out towards Putsborough Sands Beach and the 3 miles wide stretch of Devon coastline known as Woolacombe Bay. We constantly upgrade to provide a wonderful self-catering holiday location for our own family and for our guest's enjoyment. The architect designed interior takes advantage of the setting from every aspect. The generous living area has two comfortable sofas, a coffee table, TV and patio doors to the balcony. The dining area is between the living room and the beautiful, hand built kitchen. Both twin bedrooms, sitting room and dining area all have windows which look out towards the panoramic sea views. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a bath and over-bath shower. The second twin bedroom is opposite the shower room. There is also a laundry room where washing can be done and wet suits rinsed and hung up. Because we use the apartment ourselves we believe we have made it uniquely comfortable......and everything is to hand. Our housekeeper keeps the property immaculately clean and welcoming.

We have many returning families and couples who book from year to year, because they love it so much! Free use of Wi-Fi Broadband....bring your IPhone, laptop or IPad. A Welcome Pack is provided and includes locally sourced sachets of tea, coffee and hot chocolate, biscuits and fresh milk, so put the kettle on as soon as you arrive, and relax!

Putsborough beach shop and cafe for breakfast, lunch or a light snack overlooks the waves from the terrace. Beach equipment, surfboards, body boards and wet suits can be hired too.

We have a parking space just outside the apartment, plus additional parking in the top car park for a second car.

Short breaks available during autumn through to early spring. From £80 per night.....minimum 3 nights.

Minimum age of lead guest 25years.

See our fabulous Reviews to get an idea of just how amazing this apartment is.....and book soon as we fill up very fast!

More Details

About Us

Rachel Snaith
Stentaway Ltd
2 Winchester Road
KT12 2RG Walton on Thames
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Mrs Rachel Snaith
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Mrs Rachel Snaith

The Osborne family spent many holidays at this property when it was the Putsborough Sands Hotel. We always enjoyed family holidays at this beautiful beach and when we had the opportunity to purchase an apartment here (in 1989) we jumped at the chance.

Mrs Rachel Snaith purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Mrs Rachel Snaith chose Putsborough

During the conversion from hotel to the present day apartments we were able to choose a prime position, with all six windows directly overlooking the beach. 21 Clifton Court is situated at the top left corner of the apartment building (see photo taken from the beach), so that we have panoramic views of the whole of Woolacombe Bay. Being on the top floor also means the apartment is quiet and peaceful. It is still very much a family apartment and although we let it out to holiday guests, we use it ourselves and constantly upgrade the equipment and furnishings. Last year we have installed a brand new fridge/freezer and a new microwave. This year we have replaced the heating system. The apartment is tastefully decorated, comfortable and extremely well cared for. You will not be disappointed!

What makes this apartment unique

Comfortable spacious accommodation in an exclusive and uniquely desirable cliff-top setting. Swim in the heated indoor pool which is situated just a few yards away in a separate, locked, building which is for residents of the apartments only. Main pool 10m x 4m and toddler pool 2.5 m sq. In summer enjoy the wonderful stretch of beach 5 minutes walk from the property. During winter the apartment is warm and cosy with brand new thermostatically controlled heaters in every room, and an electric fire to give a warm glow on chilly evenings.

There are many walks which lead directly from the apartment and walking along the beach to Woolacombe is definitely a family favourite. If you are too tired to walk back you can always catch a taxi! We also enjoy sitting on the balcony and watch the surfers.........even in winter they are out in the surf and it's fascinating to watch them catching the waves.

The apartment is very accessible as our parking space is near the front door. There are just a couple of steps down and along a walkway and you enter the front door at ground level. As the building is set into the hillside you are then high up (3rd floor) when you look out of the apartment windows, and the views are fabulous.

The architect designed interior takes advantage of the setting from every aspect. Both bedrooms, sitting room and dining area all have windows which look out towards the panoramic sea views. We also have a laundry room where washing can be done and wet suits rinsed and hung up. Because we use the apartment ourselves we believe we have made it uniquely comfortable......and everything is to hand. Our housekeeper keeps the property immaculately clean and welcoming, so you can relax.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Written by some very loyal returning guests who, due to ill health, have now decided they can no longer make the journey down to Clifton Court…….

We have such happy memories of Clifton Court (we have used a number of apartments in earlier years, which were larger for grandchildren etc.) but in later years we were lucky to land on number 21. Sometimes we managed Spring and Autumn breaks in the same year, but whenever we stayed, we seemed to be lucky with the weather and enjoyed of course, great walks, the lovely swimming pool and of course unrivalled views with ever changing light and colour sequences. We have also always appreciated how well you have both run your letting business in a friendly, but very efficient way. The very few times we have needed them, we have found your local contacts have been excellent.

People sometimes say to me “why do you go back to the same place every year?” I simply show them photos of the apartment and then of course the priceless views. They very rapidly understand our love of the place. We will always be very happy to recommend flat 21 to our friends and family and we will very much miss our trips to your apartment.

Anyway, thanks very much to you both, it’s been a pleasure being in contact with you and we wish you continuing success with Flat 21.
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Putsborough in Croyde

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This shower room is opposite the second bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is ensuite to the main bedroom.
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with power shower over bath, wash basin, toilet and electric towel rail. Shower room with enclosed walk-in power shower, wash basin toilet and electric towel rail - opposite bedroom two.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds with sea views across Woolacombe Bay.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds with picture window views across Woolacombe Bay
  • Bedroom 1 with twin beds, en-suite bathroom and panoramic sea views across Woolacombe Bay, North Devon. Chest of drawers, bedside tables and built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 also with twin beds and sea views across Woolacombe Bay to Lundy Island. Built in clothes storage area and bedside cabinets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
BOOKING-The HomeAway Service Fee gives you complete peace of mind and includes liability insurance for your holiday. Notes on accommodation: 21 Clifton Court is a non smoking property and due to management rules we are unable to accept pets.


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FANTASTIC SEAFRONT AP. on the Devon Coast, with heated pool and private balcony.
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable and clean flat - v well kitted out and great views.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and we’ll see you next year for a second visit.
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An exceptional apartment.

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully appointed apartment, tastefully decorated and very much thought given guests needs. No expense has been spared. There is a wonderful view from every window and also the balcony. Two bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower, which was appreciated. Impossible to find any faults.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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very warm and clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Great views morning, noon and night and close to gorgeous beach and surf

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna, Many thanks for your 5* review. The are pleased you enjoyed your stay and made good use of the gorgeous beach and surf. Best wishes, Rachel
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Luxury holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was immaculate and had everything we needed for a lovely relaxing holiday.

The views from every window were stunning. We looked over Putsborough beach and had a good view of Baggy Point. We were within access of other seaside towns like Woolacombe, Croyde and Mortehoe. There are no shops nearby so you have to go to Braunton for the nearest supermarket and shops (about 5 miles away). There is a large fridgefreezer in the apartment, washing machine, iron and board, and loads of cooking utensils. There is a drier on site and payphone. The phone signal on mobiles is a bit hit and miss. The flat was nicely furnished and very clean and tidy on arrival. The swimming pool was warm and suitable for children and adults. I would highly recommend the property and hope to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol, We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you had a lovely relaxing holiday. Thank you for submitting such a great review and for highly recommending the apartment. You would be most welcome to stay again for another holiday. Regards, Rachel
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A Stunning Apartment with outstanding views.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully presented apartment with the most stunning views. I couldn't have imagined staying anywhere nicer for our weekend break. We literally couldn't tear ourselves away from the windows and balcony to take in the glorious coastline. The apartment itself was to a high standard with a very homely feel and catered for your every need. We were greeted with flowers, biscuits and milk in the fridge and Rachel , the owner was a pleasure to book with. We will definitely be rebooking , can't wait !

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your weekend break so much. It's good to hear that you had everything you needed, that is our aim. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit soon. Best wishes, Rachel
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, super cosy, comfortable and spotlessly clean.

You have helped me convince my husband and daughter to holiday in the UK during the winter. We would definitely like to stay there again.

Kind regards and a very Happy New Year!


  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lindsey, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your winter break. Please do book with us again, you would be very welcome. Happy New Year! Rachel
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Bustling market town with lots of multi national shops as well as independents...always a go...
Arlington Court
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The BIG Sheep
A great day out for young children and adults alike.
The Miniature Pony Centre
For all those pony lovers amongst us....a real treat.
Arlington Court
The nearest National Trust property to our apartment and well worth a visit. Grounds also op...
National Marine Aquarium
RHS Garden Rosemoor
Surf South West
Heddon Valley
Nearest Airport
62 Miles
The nearest airport is Exeter.
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Kings Arms or The Rock
Nearest Ferry
108 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Saunton Sands Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
46 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Kings Arms or The Rock
Nearest Beach
120 Metres
Putsborough Sands.
Car: recommended

Blue-flag Putsborough beach is perfect for surfing, rock pooling and walking. Take the coastal cliff path all the way to Baggy Point and watch seals swim and cormorants nesting on the rocks below. A little further along the path you reach Croyde with its picturesque cottages, fabulous beach, coffee shops, pubs, surf shops and post office. In the opposite direction from the apartment (top path behind the apartment block), walk along the coast path to Woolacombe and come back along the beach, or walk it the other way round!

Woolacombe is an ideal centre for all kinds of adventure sports, including surfing, kayaking, paragliding, coasteering, horse riding and much more. From Ilfracombe you can take a boat trip to Lundy Island, a coastal Wildlife Cruise or enjoy a day out on a deep-sea fishing boat. At Croyde saddle up and go horse riding on Putsborough Sands or across the sand dunes and bridle ways.

This 3 mile stretch of golden sand holds an 'England for Excellence Gold Award' and has been voted Best British Beach in the Mail on Sunday. It has won both Blue-flag and premier Seaside Beach Awards for its cleanliness, water quality and facilities. Surfers come from all over England to enjoy the great waves and clean water. Watch them from the balcony as they ride the waves, just below the apartment.

If you want a trip inland you can hire bikes from Braunton or Barnstaple and cycle the Tarka Trail all along the estuary to Instow. This carefully maintained path is open to walkers and cyclists, but is particularly popular with cyclists, as the path is an old railway line, so is totally flat and very easily cycled by both young and old alike.The Big Sheep, The Milky Way and Funder Zone will keep the children happy on wet days. For older children there is Mill Adventure Centre, Lets go Superbowl, quad biking and paint balling facilities.

The National Trust's property, Arlington Court, is 40 minutes drive away. This elegant Regency house has extensive grounds to explore, a carriage museum, livestock, a lakeside walk and many activities going on all year round.

If you enjoy 'Open Gardens'...visit Foamlea at Mortehoe. This beautiful garden is open from May to September via private appointment or a few days over the summer under the NGS. Details can be found in the apartment.

There are many pretty towns and villages within a walk or short drive of the apartment....Mortehoe, a beautiful stone village with tea rooms and pubs, is a welcome stopping place for walkers and cyclists. Ilfracombe, an ancient harbour town with its now famous Verity Statue and Damien Hurst Restaurant. Combe Martin, bordering the Exmoor National Park. Barnstaple, the main market town, main shopping centre and business centre in the North Devon region. The daily pannier market in the old market building is famous for its local food produce, fudge, arts and crafts etc. Clovelly, with its steep cobbled streets, built into a cleft in a 400 ft high cliff, is a pretty seaside village and is definitely worth a visit. The maritime atmosphere, stunning views and whitewashed cottages are both historic and very unusual.

All this information and many more ideas can be found in a folder within the apartment.....there is always something new to do!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Putsborough, Devon

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
3 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
16 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Half-term
21 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jan 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
17 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Winter
24 Feb 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
17 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Mar 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

When you book through HomeAway the Service Fee covers Liability Insurance and gives you total peace of mind.
Short breaks are priced based on number of nights booked (minimum 3). Alternately please write (Address under 'About the Owner') with your price enquiry or to book direct, as the website sometimes miscalculates the rates.
NOTE - Cancellation and early termination.
(1) If the Tenant terminates this contract before the arrival date and doesn’t name a replacement that accepts the same terms, they may be required to pay the following penalty fees to cover costs (excluding cleaning), as long as a further rental is not possible:
-up to 49 days before rental period: 10 % of rental price
-up to 35 days before rental period: 30 % of rental price
-up to 21 days before rental period: 60% of rental price
-up to 14 days before rental period: 90% of rental price
-Less than 14 days before rental period: 100% of rental price.
(2) If the Tenant terminates their stay before the departure date for any reason (leaves early), they are still obliged to pay the full rental price.
Liability and responsibilities of the Tenant
(1)The rental property including the furniture and the other contents are to be treated with care. The Tenant is held responsible for the actions of any guests or visitors they might have, within the apartment. The Tenant is liable for any damaged goods, damage to the property, whether caused by themselves or their accompanying guests or visitors.
(2) Faults that are found before or during the rental period are to be reported to the owner immediately.
Refundable Deposits: We ask that you leave the apartment as you found it, tidy and ready to clean. We expect the dishwasher to be emptied and rubbish to be taken up to the large bins in the top car park. We would also ask that if furniture is move you put it back where it was. Once our housekeeper has been in to check the property your deposit will be refunded, usually within 5 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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