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Award Winning Apartment Overlooking The Beach



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
Apartment in Westward Ho! North Devon - Luxuriously Equipped, Overlooking The Beach, Great Base To Explore North Devon

Nautilus is situated just steps from the 2 mile 'blue flag' beach at Westward Ho! It makes a great base for exploring all that North Devon has to offer and is just 25 miles from Bude and the North Cornwall border. The apartments have won an award for exemplary design and the glass walls at both back and front make the most of the sea view and the town. With the main living/dining area on the top floor to make the most of the views and the bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor, there are 3 balconies, with furniture on the largest - perfect for dining 'al fresco' or watching the sunset over the Atlantic. The apartment is exceptionally well equipped, with families of young children in mind as well as luxuries for a relaxing adult holiday. A true 'home from home', you will not want for anything when you stay at Nautilus. With professional interior design and equipped to VisitBritain 5* standard it has everything you need to ensure a truly memorable holiday. Local amenities.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We both live in Oxfordshire, work full time (Andrew as a Director of a healthcare service & logistics company & Emma as a Chartered Accountant) and have owned 10 Nautilus since it was new.

Married for 16 years, we have 2 children, 1 (barmy) dog & 1 (bone idle) cat!

Our children have grown up with Nautilus so we have enjoyed digging in the sand on the beach, the local tourist attractions such as The Big Sheep and are now getting into surfing (we cannot recommend The North Devon Surf School in Westward Ho! highly enough) - we should have done it years ago!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second visit to apartment, the views are truly breathtaking from both levels, We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the winter sunshine The owners are very helpful and provide a welcome pack which was greatly appreciated The apartment is modern, clean and a great place to relax and watch the ever changing scenery There are many great places to eat within a very short walk. The beach is wonderful for walks and rock climbing. We are returning in the summer when we look forward to learning how to surf
Feb 2016
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2 holidaymaker reviews


Brilliant week in Westward Ho!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good week in Westward Ho! The apartment was stunning. It is very well resourced and very clean and well looked after. Situated right in the centre of town it was a perfect base for our holiday. We hope we can return soon

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super Lage

  • 5 of 5

Sehr großzügiges, schönes und gut gepflegtes Appartement in eine super Lage! Fantastische Blick auf der Ozean.

Direkt am Meer, Busverbindung und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten ums Eck.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have owned the apartment from new and watched it being built. What attracted us to it was the fact its virtually on the beach and its looks. Its just as enjoyable in the summer when we can enjoy the long sandy beach as it is in winter when we can watch a storm from the comfort of the apartment.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Almost next door at 30 Metres Nearest Golf : North Devon Golf Club at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Next door at 20 Metres Nearest Beach : Opposite at 10 Metres Car: recommended


The beach can be reached in approximately 30 seconds from leaving the door! This is a wonderful 2 mile stretch of golden sand which is 'blue flag' accredited and is backed by the famous pebble ridge. Behind this is a nature reserve known as Northam Burrows. There is a surf school at Westward Ho! as well as kite-surfing.

Within 30 minutes drive are the well known beaches at Woolacombe, Putsborough and Saunton as well as the world renowned surfing beach at Croyde.


Westward Ho! is on the North Devon coast just off the A39 between Barnstaple and Bude. A car is recommended although Westward Ho! is well served by public transport.

The nearest train station is in Barnstaple (13km).


The nearest town is Bideford which is approx. 10 minutes away by car and the regional centre is Barnstaple which is approx. 20 minutes away by car.

There are many fishing villages close by, including Appledore, with it's small steep lanes and a good selection of fish resaurants. Clovelly, is also nearby, with it's steep cobbled streets which are inaccessible by motor vehicles.

Hartland Point is a short distance away by car, with it's famous lighthouse and beautiful scenery.

Further Details:

There are a number of shops including a post office, butchers, bakers, pharmacy and 2 small supermarkets less than 3 minutes walk from the apartment.

Westward Ho! makes an excellent central base from which to explore the surrounding area. There are some shops and restaurants within the village itself and many more to be found within a 10 minute drive along the coast in either direction.

The diversity of the natural landscape in North Devon provides an enormous variety of opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, horse riding, golf, surfing, fishing, wind-surfing, sailing and boat trips.

There is a wealth of other attractions and places to visit including:

* Days out for children - theme parks, wildlife, dinosaurs, gnomes, butterflies, diggers and castles

* Local markets - with a variety of food, drink, arts and crafts

* Historic houses - including the National Trust Houses at Arlington, Tapeley Park and Dunster Castle

* Gardens - RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Dr Smart's beautiful garden at Marwood and the National Trust's Knighthayes Court house and gardens

In fact there is so much to see and do that one holiday is not enough! We are sure that you will want to keep coming back to North Devon year after year to enjoy all that there is on offer.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Autumn
30 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please call or e-mail to double check up to date availability. Payment can be by electronic transfer or cheque. 50% rental fee payable at the time of booking to secure dates. Final balance payable eight weeks before arrival. A £100 refundable damage deposit is payable (with final balance) for all bookings, which will be refunded to you following satisfactory inspection of the apartment. Welcome pack provided on arrival. Housekeeper lives locally.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday (flexible out of season). Short breaks available October through to May. 25% discount for 2 people October to May (excl. school holidays). Early booking discounts. Arrival time is 4pm, departure time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
A 25% discount is given for 2 people staying during the period 1 October - 31 May, excluding school holidays.
Out of season short breaks are available between 1 October and 31 May.
Early booking discounts of up to 9% are available when booking more than 3 months in advance - please contact us for details.
10% discount on the 2nd week of a 2 week holiday.

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From the Owner

The beach is almost on the doorstep, as are a number of shops, pubs and restaurants. The location is just so convenient! There are numerous other apartments in Westward Ho! but arguably none are as striking or good to be in as Nautilus.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • beach
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, w/c and bidet. Shower room with wc and washing machine/tumble dryer.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The bedrooms and bathrooms are on the lower floor: Bedroom 1 with king size four poster bed, ensuite bathroom and fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and fitted wardrobe. Travel cot, z-bed and double sofabed also available. Hairdryer provided.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: With professional interior design incorporating crisp cotton linen, big fluffy towels and meticulous attention to detail, the apartment is a wonderful place to stay in any season. The apartment is centrally heated for cosy out of season breaks. Fully equipped for babies and children including a travel cot, toddler bedguard, high chair, stairgates, cold water/microwave steriliser, baby-listening monitor, children's cutlery and plastic plates, cups, etc plus a wide selection of children's games and DVD's. Accommodation can be arranged to be flexible for families, couples or friends by using the double sofabed and / or the z-bed. Free broadband Wi-Fi is included. Outside: There are 3 balconies: the largest is accessed from the living room and has amazing seascapes across the Atlantic sea. With dining furniture, it is ideal for dining 'al fresco' and watching the sunset over the sea. There is also a balcony at the rear of the apartment, accessed from the dining area and with views across the town. The master bedroom has a balcony which also overlooks the Atlantic sea. The apartment has the advantage of secure car parking with electric gates for 2 cars, adjacent to the apartment. Utility Room: Contains iron and ironing board, stairgates for toddlers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels (including beach towels and tea towels but excluding linen for the travel cot) are included and the property is cleaned prior to arrival. For bookings 14 days or more, linen and towels are changed weekly. Local housekeeper.

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