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Luxury Penthouse Apartment Overlooking The Estuary With A Large, Sunny Balcony

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Appledore Penthouse, North Devon, England - Waterside Apartment Offers Privacy & Stunning Views In The Heart Of The Village

A luxury penthouse apartment on the top floor of the converted, grade-II listed Victorian cinema sleeps four people in two bedrooms and two bathrooms. With a large sunny, private balcony high above the waterfront with wonderful uninterrupted views of the estuary, village and out to sea, this unique apartment captures all the charm and character of Appledore while offering modern facilities and a feeling of space and proximity to the water.

Offering stunning views of the estuary and village from the top floor of this converted Victorian cinema, the penthouse apartment gives visitors an unparalleled perspective of this popular North Devon fishing village.

In decades past the building seated 300 cinema goers, but now the Gaiety Penthouse offers luxury accommodation for four people, with modern amenities and an uninterrupted 180° + vista from the breaking waves of Westward Ho! to the sandy beach at Instow and the village of Appledore.

The open plan living room with kitchen and dining area provides an abundance of natural light as well as access to a large, sunny balcony overlooking the water. Two en-suite bedrooms (one double, one double/twin) benefit from plenty to space, as well as views over the village and the estuary. Situated a few hundred yards along the narrow, partially cobbled Irsha Street which is part of the South West Coastal Path and full of quaint, colourful fishermen’s cottages, the Penthouse is a short walk from Appledore’s quayside.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This is my first holiday property and I am torn between spending more time in the Penthouse and letting it out!

With family living in the area for 20 years, I have spent many happy hours in North Devon and I'm pleased to be able to share it with visitors.

My sister runs a holiday park locally and she and her family help me to manage the penthouse to offer you a special holiday.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Highest rating in all respects.

Excellent accommodation - comparable to 4 or 5 star hotel.

Very comfortable furnishings.

Balcony and view good for relaxation.

Appledore Penthouse is equipped to a high standard throughout.

A great place to be.

We look forward to coming back.
Apr 2016
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16 Reviews

4.8
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

5

A gorgeous apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a short stay in the Appledore Penthouse Apartment, which turned out to be a brilliant choice of accommodation. We chose it mainly for the views, which were even better than expected. The apartment was warm, comfortable and very well equipped. The linen was good quality and everything was very clean. If we ever return to Appledore we won't even bother looking for anywhere else to stay because this apartment is just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic well equipped, well laid out apartment. Furnished to a high standard and has a balcony with a great view. Would love to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Appledore Penthouse

  • 4 of 5

Lovely Penthouse and well equipped, wonderful views of the estuary,quite location.Only thing not in our favour was the weather that could have been kinder !

I would recommend the penthouse,a most enjoyable stay

Don Preece

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic apartment, location and river views

  • 5 of 5

A great week in Appledore again. First time we rented this apartment and it was just what we wanted. Fantastic location in Appledore. Really nice water views from the balcony as you are right next to the river. It was a great place for morning coffee and a glass of wine in the evening when the toddler was asleep finally. The apartment is well equiped, modern and clean. Worth every penny this one.

Hope to be back again soon.

Many thanks

Richard & Anna

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Everything you need for a treat of a holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the best part of 4 days here, recently, with changeable weather, unfortunately. The pleasure of breakfast on the balcony, in the sun, on 2 mornings more than compensated, however. A constantly changing view is a pleasure.

The Penthouse was spotlessly clean; there is everything you could need in the kitchen which is a change, from experience! Dishwasher a bonus.....

Lovely BIG towels, thank you, & quality bed linen, strong showers.

Loved John's deli & cafe, the Coffee Cabin, (who do takeaways during office hours) & had a delicious meal at The Seagate, but not as impressed with The Boathouse seafood restaurant in Instow, despite having been recommended it by other people staying locally.

Also found Marwood Gardens a delight, yummy food., virtually every plane/tree labelled (!), Docton Mill gardens a tranquil end to an afternoon with a delicious cream tea & Hartland Abbey a chance to stretch legs & enjoy the gardens there, too.

We really enjoyed our stay & would thoroughly recommend it to any future holidaymakers.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this apartment for the May Bank holiday. Fantastic views, well appointed and very quiet. The balcony is great for watching the world go by whilst the apartment is a good distance to pubs restaurant and cafes for meals if you don't want to cook. Would highly recommend to anyone

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Location

From the Owner

I had been looking for a property in North Devon for several years and as soon as I walked into the Penthouse knew it was the right place. The light airy apartment, the sunny balcony above the water and the stunning views indicated this was somewhere to spend many happy hours. In the heart of characterful Irsha Street in the ever popular Appledore, the Penthouse is a short walk from pubs, restaurants and the shops on the Quay and a short drive from great beaches, surf and golf courses. If you like the outdoors this area has lots to offer.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Ideally located for the Appledore Book Festival!

Coast/Beach:

Westward Ho!, Saunton, Croyde, Puttsborough & Woolacombe are just a few of the famous local beaches, loved by both families and more adventurous visitors including surfers and kitesurfers.

Westwood Ho! is a long walk or a short drive, while Instow beach can be accessed via the Instow Ferry operating from the Appledore quay.

Saunton, Croyde, Puttsborough and Woolacombe are well worth the 30-45 minute drive to the other side of the estuary.

Travel:

With easy access from junction 27 of the M5 along the A361 and a short distance on the A39, Appledore is a straightforward car journey.

The nearest train station is in Barnstaple while National Express offer bus services to Bideford, about 3 miles from Appledore.

International airports are found at Exeter, Bristol and Newquay

Distances:

In the heart of Irsha Street you will find pubs within a few minutes walk in either direction while local shops and cafes take a couple of minutes longer!

Further Details:

Appledore is a characterful and popular village on the Taw/Torridge Estuary, just inland from Westward Ho! and looking across at Crow Point and the World Heritage site of Braunton Burrows.

With easy access on foot, on a bicycle, by car or even ferry to the many attractions and fine sandy beaches of the local North Devon area, there is always something to do. The shops and amenities of Bideford and Barnstaple are also just a short drive away.

Appledore offers cafés, pubs and restaurants, a well-stocked deli and distinctive side streets, as well as being home to the famous Hockings ice-cream and some of the best fish and chips anywhere, so you should never go hungry!

Well worth a visit are John’s of Instow, The Seagate, and The Coffee Cabin all situated on the Appledore Quay, despite misleading name of the former!

John’s is a deli with lots of local produce, a cafe and a small supermarket while The Seagate is a characterful and popular pub with excellent food that has recently be refurbished. A recent addition to the village that is already gathering an enthusiastic following and great reviews, The Coffee Cabin serves great coffee and and homemade treats.

Out of the summer season, the Appledore Book Festival in October is a well worth a visit along with the likes of Michael Morpurgo, Richard Madeley, Jeremy Vine, Lord Owen and Helen Dunmore and Faye Weldon.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Quiet Season
29 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£70
Fri,Sat
£475
 
 
High Season
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£640
for 5 nights
From
£110
From
£125
Fri,Sat
£835
 
 
Quiet Season
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£70
Fri,Sat
£475
 
 
Low Season
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£85
Fri,Sat
£595
 
 
Quiet Season
25 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£70
Fri,Sat
£475
 
 
Easter
25 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£610
for 5 nights
From
£105
From
£115
Fri,Sat,Sun
£805
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£720
 
 
High Season
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£640
for 5 nights
From
£110
From
£125
Fri,Sat
£835
 
 
Mid Season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£95
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£715
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£130
Fri,Sat
£835
 
 
Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£935
for 6 nights
From
£140
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£995
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£85
Fri,Sat
£595
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

While the Penthouse is just a short walk from some great pubs and restaurants and has easy access to the beaches, walks and cycle trails of North Devon, you will also want to spend as much time as possible talking in the views and watching the world go by from the sunny balcony!

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • waterfront

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Both bedrooms have en-suite facilities. The double room has a bath with an overhead shower while the twin room has a bath and a separate shower. Showers in both rooms operate at mains pressure.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two large bedrooms, one king size double and one twin. The double also has a small sofa as well as bedside tables, a large chest of drawers and an wardrobe. The twin has a wardrobe bedside tables and two dressing small tables.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: French windows in the lounge lead to a large, private and sunny balcony with stunning views. Right on the waterfront the top floor balcony offers uninterrupted views from the villages of Appledore and Instow in the south east, across the Taw and Torridge estuary to Saunton Sands and Crow Point and all the way to Westwood Ho! and the sea in the west. A small table and comfortable chairs mean that this is a wonderful place to spend a day from breakfast until evening drinks! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included and are changed on a weekly basis, as is the apartment if required during longer lets. Other: There is a large entrance hall on the lower level that offers storage space. In addition to the en-suite bedrooms, a separate toilet at the top of the stairs provides added convenience.

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