Like a luxury hotel, with the comfort of home. Our high quality, ground floor apartment, is set in a conservation area in the centre of Exeter, in a quiet residential area. It is very spacious and offers two double bedrooms, accommodating up to 4 guests, part of a development that has been sympathetically restored to a high standard. No additional fees - unlike many properties listed here there are no additional fees to pay. It is generously equipped as your home, be it for a holiday or business stay. Free onsite secure parking in a designated space is provided as well Wi-Fi with an unlimited broadband connection. There is gas central heating throughout. The entrance hall leads to a large south facing sitting/dining room (8m x 4m), with three double doors opening to Juliet balconies overlooking the communal gardens. In the sitting room is a Liberty chesterfield sofa, and two individual leather chairs. A wall mounted large screen smart TV/home entertainment system is complemented by blu-ray/DVD/CD, internet radio, bluetooth connection for devices such as smartphones etc, and a Dolby 5.1 speaker installation. There is a desk if you need to work. The dining area comprises a table and seating for 6 people – allowing you to invite guests for dinner. The adjoining kitchen comprises a range of fitted units with fridge, freezer, Bosch multi-function oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble drier. It is well equipped for cooking and dining. Both bedrooms (both 4m x 3m) are at the rear of the property, and contain high quality, hotel contract beds and comfortable mattresses. The main bedroom offers a double bed with wardrobe and chest of drawers, with an en-suite bathroom that contains a large thermostatic shower, basin and toilet. The second bedroom offers a super-king size bed, or two full size singles, and wardrobe, and is next to the family bathroom which includes a full sized bath, a thermostatic shower, basin and toilet. First let in mid-2014 the apartment has already attracted many excellent reviews from guests, directly and on Trip Advisor. Located 100 metres from Belmont Park, the Sports Centre and Golf Driving range, it is a few minutes' level walk to the Cathedral/City Centre, and a wonderful place to enjoy Exeter, Devon & Cornwall and the entire South West, with excellent road, rail and air connections. Whatever your reason for staying with us, be it leisure, business or a bit of both, we want you to feel at home, and have everything you need. Our Exeter city centre accommodation is owner managed and, as travellers ourselves, we understand the need for detail to be taken care of. Before you book we will answer your questions promptly, and endeavour to cater for any specific needs you may have. We aim to give you all of the information you need prior to arrival where you will be met, and welcomed. Normally arrivals are from 15.00 but we aim to accommodate any specific needs you may have. Whilst you are staying, we are within easy reach if you have any questions or concerns. On the day of departure we request that you leave by 11.00, but again if you have any specific requests we may be able to accommodate them. If you are coming by public transport we are happy to meet you at the station or airport, and provide a complimentary transfer to/from the apartment at most times. During your stay you will find the apartment quiet and peaceful, but central and close to all facilities. We live about a mile away so can be on hand if there are any questions during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Exmouth 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 10 km, Nearest railway: Exeter Central or St Davids 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
There is easy access to a wide range of communications - the M5 motorway is 5 mins drive, the airport, 15 mns, bus and railway stations with a 15 minute walk. London is less than 3 hours by train. Nowhere in Devon and Cornwall is further than a 2 hour drive.
It is also ideally located to explore other beautiful areas in Devon such as the Jurassic Coast, River Exe Estuary, Dartmoor and Exmoor.
Relaxed yet lively, historic and modern, a quiet night in or buzzing nightlife, football and rugby – a city of contrasts with plenty to keep you occupied, but within an hour you can also reach outstanding beaches and National Parks, what's not to like about Exeter?
History and Heritage
Exeter is home to 'Museum of the Year 2012'. The recently re-opened Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) is a fantastic (and free!) day out with something for everyone. Exeter Cathedral is a stunning piece of architecture, or try the unique 14th century Underground Passageways . A short stroll from the city centre is the historic quay and to really get to grips with Exeter explore the Roman city walls . Exeter has a rich and varied history. You can experience Tudor life at St Nicholas Priory or discover the city's medieval heritage at Tuckers Hall and 'the house that moved'.
Arts and Culture
The creative heart of the city beats the loudest at the Exeter Phoenix which celebrates visual arts as well as hosting gigs and performances. Spacex is small but perfectly formed, with contemporary art exhibited in a fantastic space. For music, comedy and theatre then look no further than the Exeter Barnfield or Northcott Theatres.
These romantic love stories, filmed in Devon and Cornwall, have enjoyed huge popularity since the first production in 1993, with average viewing figures of 6 million. To date over 70 of these television films have been made, shot in our local countryside with well-known German casts, making this format one of the most popular and long-lasting in German television history.
Michael Morpurgo's children's book, adapted for stage and film has many references to Devon, including Dartmoor, Narracott farm, where Albert (Jeremy Irvine) brings up Joey the horse, is Ditsworthy Warren House, an abandoned cottage a couple of miles southeast of Sheepstor, on the southwest edge of Dartmoor in south Devon.
The nearby local village is Meavy, and just to the north lies Burrator Reservoir, the body of water above which Albie races Joey against the new-fangled motor car of the landlord's son.
The rolling hills and rocky outcrops are Dartmoor National Park, mainly the area around Combestone Tor, Haytor and Ringmoor Down. The wild and mysterious moors have a long history in fiction, most famously as the setting for Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mystery, Hound of the Baskervilles.
Must See Attractions
A short stroll down to Exeter's Historic Quayside will bring you to the brilliant Quay Climbing Centre , and Clip'n'Climb , all indoors and fun for everyone. Fan of rugby? Then catch a game at Sandy Park and cheer on the mighty Exeter Chiefs . Just outside of Exeter is the stunning Haldon Forest which is a great outdoor playground for which ever activity you enjoy. Or you could always take a Red Coat guided tour which will show you all the sights and attractions.
Food and Drink
Exeter has a great choice of places to eat covering all sorts of local (and slightly more exotic!) cuisine. Recommendations include French brasserie Cote on the Cathedral Green, or some twists on traditional pub grub at The Rusty Bike or Fat Pig . Exeter's hotels also offer fantastic dining experiences including the Magdalen Chapter , ABode Exeter and Southernhay House Hotel .
For weird and wonderful goodies head to the cobbled Saxon-sized Gandy Street or climb Fore Street for retro clothing and records. Exeter is home to some delightful boutiques on Castle Street or Magdalen Road . Princess Hay is a modern shopping centre in the centre of Exeter, with international shops and brands available.
Exeter, and the surrounding area, is a haven for bird watching, particularly during the winter months. Staying in the centre of Exeter is a great way to combine a city and country break