The Bosuns Locker
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
A stunning studio apartment that has been sensitively re-developed within Plymouth's Royal William Yard, to provide a fresh yet historic living space. The development is situated on the waters edge allowing you easy access to the breathtaking views up the River Tamar and across to Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth Naval base and Devonport.
The Bosuns Locker, The Brewhouse, benefits from 10ft windows that open out to a juliet balcony and retains spectacular features such as limestone and granite walls and exposed timber roof beams that sympathetically contrast with the ultra-modern materials to accentuate the property and its heritage.
Within the development there is a cafe wine bar, art gallery, regular passenger ferries to The Barbican and if you have your own boat, the space to moor it! A short walk away, there is also the Cremyl ferry that will take you to Mount Edgcumbe. The Hoe is an historic scenic viewpoint where you can enjoy the amazing views across the Bay or visit Smeatons Tower with many interesting activities.
There is a water taxi linking the Royal William Yard with the historic Barbican. This12-seater service will operates daily from 10am – 6pm, 1st May until 30th September, and offers passengers a unique water perspective of Plymouth. Departure times are hourly (on the half hour from the Barbican and full hour from Royal William Yard) with a cost of £2.50 for adults and £1.50 per child.
The Barbican is close by where you can meander the cobbled streets with individual specialty shops, craft work shops and art galleries. Many local artists have won global reputations, including Beryl Cook, Lee Woods, Brian Pollard and the late Robert Lenkiewicz. There are also many interesting old pubs and cafes to visit.
If you fancy a dip then the Art Deco Tinside Lido is close by, and the beaches of Bigbury and Whitsand Bay are just a short drive away. Why not catch the Cremyl ferry across to Mount Edgcumbe Park and discover the hidden Cornish villages of Cawsand and Kingsand with their quaint old streets and family beaches?
Plymouth is a vibrant waterside city, benefiting from major investment with plenty to entertain everyone from arts and crafts, to stylish cafes, bars and restaurants, quaint tea rooms and traditional fish and chips. High end shops and unique boutiques are found within both the main city shopping area and the recently completed Drake Circus shopping mall.
Plymouth Pavilions is the South West’s largest entertainment, concert and leisure venue and holds many events throughout the year including comedians, orchestras, rock and pop groups and sporting events to name a few, there is also and ice rink an swimming pool with wave machine, Jacuzzi and flumes.
There is also a wealth of heritage and history to explore - stand where Sir Francis Drake played bowls as the Spanish Armada approached, enjoy a tour at the historic Plymouth Gin distillery, or maybe visit the National Marine Aquarium - now the largest aquarium in Great Britain with the deepest tank in Europe.
Travel links from Plymouth are excellent with a high speed travel link to London, Paddington, Plymouth City airport with daily connections around the UK, and an excellent road system via the Devon Expressway linking directly into the M5.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Plymouth City Airport 10.14 km, Nearest railway: Devonport Railway Station 3.22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Open plan living area with 10ft floor to ceiling window that open up to a Juliet balcony.
Furnished with a wooden sofa bed, leather arm chair and a fold-out chair bed.
TV with DVD player.
Glass topped dining table with seating for 2.
A mobile dongle is provided offering wireless internet access (speed and quality of connection is dependent on mobile phone reception).
Modern gloss kitchen with integrated appliances including an electric oven and hob, dishwasher and fridge.
Full utensils and accessories including a microwave, kettle and toaster.
Situated in the living area there is sofa bed that can be conveniently hidden away during the day.
Bathroom comprises a large shower cubicle, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
|Further details outdoors|
Secure intercom access.
Parking for one car.
Development is situated directly on the waterfront.
Regular ferries to Cawsand, Mount Edgcumbe and Plymouth Barbican.
Cafe/wine bar within the development and walking distance to local bars.
Regular bus service into Plymouth centre from outside the development.
The West Country region
The warm climate and award-winning beaches enjoyed by South Devon have kept it a fashionable holiday resort for many generations. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham make up Torbay, one of the most popular areas for holidays in South Devon, and the area also includes the coastal towns of Dawlish, Teignmouth and Starcross. South Devon holiday cottages position their guests in some of the country’s prettiest locations for a break with a continental feel.
South Devon hosts dozens of festivals and regattas throughout the whole year
One of the world’s oldest shipwrecks was found off South Devon’s coast
Pete Goss built his Team Phillips catamaran in Totnes
With beautiful stretches of coastline and a fascinating maritime history steeped in Naval tradition, Plymouth is a wonderful place to enjoy your holiday. A cosmopolitan mix of big-city attractions and facilities and stunning seaside views and rolling countryside beyond, Plymouth boasts a number of fine attractions, including the famous National Marine Aquarium. Sat between Devon and Cornwall, Plymouth is an ideal base to explore the West Country, with good transport links around the two counties.
With a host of great culinary options and a host of activities to be enjoyed, from golf to canoeing, surfing and even wreck diving on an artificial reef, there is certainly plenty to see and do during your stay. From beautiful local beaches and secluded coves, to a night at the theatre, or a day spent exploring the rich history of this part of the world, Plymouth is packed with many options during your stay.
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30 Jan 2012
My Husband and I and our 2 dogs stayed here for a week, the location is great. We were lucky as the weather for Jan was great so the walks round the yard were good so in the summer it would be amazing… More
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