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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

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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Chris Ritchie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Chris Ritchie

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.

Chris Ritchie purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Chris Ritchie chose North Devon

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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!

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


property was very well presented with everything inside the property you would expect to find

  • 5 of 5

the property was beautiful, lovely big sofas in the living room. Nice en suite in the main bedroom. Great views over the estuary. We know Appledore very well and had some lovely food in the Seagate. overall a great place for a short break would recommend to all our friends and would definitely return for another short break.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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 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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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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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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Quiet Season
25 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Autumn Season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Appledore in Devon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
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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