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Admiral's View

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 29 reviews

Amazing view from the balcony

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

This luxury top floor loft style flat is on the waterfront with easy access to Plymouth, Dartmoor, South Devon coastline and a short trip across the Tamar to Cornwall. Very spacious 2 bed/2 bath120 m2/1300 sq.ft accommodation with a great sense of space and light due to the double height vaulted roof with exposed roof trusses and glass skylights in the living room. Study area with single bed and privacy screen. All the main rooms have the same fantastic view and are on the same level.

Located in the award winning historic Royal William Yard which has been carefully restored and converted to luxury apartments. Original oak floors, exposed limestone & granite walls and cast iron roof structure but with all modern conveniences. Full central heating included so comfortable any time of year. Wireless internet access included as well as a desk, office chair, LCD monitor and printer.

There are 7 restaurants now open in the Yard in nearby buildings (but far enough away not to disturb you) - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage, Wagamama, Las Iguanas, Seco Lounge, Prezzo, Le Pierre Bistrot, Le Vignoble (wine bar) and the Town Mill Bakery plus Jolly Jacks at the Mayflower Marina opposite is worth a try. The Artillery Tower restaurant is also nearby and is highly recommended for special occassions.

Devonport dockyard is nearby so there are often Royal Navy ships passing by. Princess Yachts are close by as well as the Mayflower marina so there are numerous yachts & motorboats coming and going as well as the regular Cremyl ferry to add extra interest to the maritime views.


Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitsand, Freathy 12 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Plymouth 10 km, Nearest railway: Plymouth 3 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
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 Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

- free WiFi broadband internet access

- King size bed in the master bedroom, quality pocket sprung mattress, en suite bathroom (note there is no door separating the en suite)

- 2 single beds in the second bedroom, quality pocket sprung mattresses, 21" LCD HD TV and Playstation2/DVD player and games

- large fitted wardrobes and bedside tables with clock radios in both bedrooms, both bedrooms have doors so are private, unlike some other apartments in Royal William Yard

- single bed in the lounge/dining room in a separate recess from the main living area with privacy screen (note there are no blinds on the roof skylights)

- 2 leather recliner sofas plus 2 leather recliner armchairs and footstools

- 42" plasma HD TV with Freeview+ recorder, multi-region Blu-Ray/DVD player & selection of DVDs

- Nintendo Wii with games which can also be used for internet access & BBC iPlayer

- iPod dock, CD player & radio, binoculars to watch the passing ships

- 2 large bathrooms each with a bath and overbath shower

- large designer glass dining table, 6 chairs and coffee table

- double opening doors to a small balcony with the original cargo loading doors

- fully equipped modern fitted kitchen plus utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer

- central heating and constant hot water available

- desk & office chair with LCD monitor and USB printer (bring your own laptop)

Further details outdoors

- onsite security 24/7

- allocated off-road parking for 1 car adjacent to property, additional weekly permit can be purchased for 2nd car for £40

- additional pay & display visitors parking available

- cycle store (requires security code which will be provided on request)

- boat moorings available within the adjacent marina basin (£3.1 per m/day) or the Mayflower Marina (£2.93 per m/day)

- salt water paddling pool approx 1/4 mile

- indoor swimming & leisure pool at Plymough Pavilions approx 2 miles

- salt water swimming pool/Lido on Plymouth Hoe open in the summer season approx 3 miles

- Cinema & Theatre approx 2 miles at PL1 2SW/2TR

- Nearest golf course at Staddon Heights PL9 9SP approx 6 miles

- Dry ski slope approx 6 miles at PL6 8LQ

Further details

- no smoking

- on 2nd floor without a lift so not suitable for elderly or infirm

- not equipped for young children but I'm happy to discuss individual circumstances

- minimum stay of 1 week between Easter and October and 4 nights at other times

The Devon region

Plymouth is a City steeped in history, and It has been the home to Colonial Adventurers such as Drake & Darwin and is the place where the Pilgrim Fathers departed from.

Since then Plymouth has grown into a cosmopolitian city where an extrodinary blend of modern city chic meets with this historic seafaring port. There are several places of interest including The Hoe, The Mayflower Steps and The Barbican. You can also expect to find all the modern attractions of a thriving city including great shopping, fine restaurants, excellent theatres and a vibrant night life.

Although there are no beaches in Plymouth, there are many spectacular beaches within a short drive of the City. Here is a selection of the best beaches within the area: Bigbury, Salcombe & Slapton sands in South Devon and Whitsand and Looe just over the Tamar in Cornwall. There are also smaller beaches close by at Bovisand and Wembury. Alternatively, if you do fancy a dip without leaving Plymouth, why not visit the historic Tinside Lido, the open air seawater pool which has been restored to its former glory. It is built in stunning Art Deco style and is situated on the Hoe. The pool is open during summer months.

Royal William Yard

The former victualling yard on the banks of the River Tamar was once the supply stores for the Royal Navy, ensuring the ships had sufficient stocks of food and drink. The yard was designed by eminent Victorian engineer Sir John Rennie and was built between 1825 and 1835 and is now a scheduled ancient monument.

It now includes a restaurant as well as an hourly passenger ferry service to/from the Barbican during the summer months (1st May to 30th September in 2011).

Mount Edgcumbe country park is just on the opposite bank of the river Tamar with a frequent passenger ferry connection. There are several National Trust properties with beautiful gardens in the local area - Saltram House, Antony House, Cotehele and Buckland Abbey.

Plymouth itself has the National Marine Aquarium, a large leisure pool, ice rink & event/concert centre at Plymouth Pavilions, the Theatre Royal, cinemas, bowling and a dry ski slope. There are nearby golf courses and for the brave there's the UK's longest zip wire and hovercraft driving at Adrenalin Quarry near Liskeard, PL14 3PJ about a 40minute drive away.

The world famous Eden project is only 40 miles away by car.

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Review 1-10 of 29

24 Jan 2015


"Luxury waterfront apartment, perfect in every way!"

Our family travelled from New Zealand, and were delighted to find the apartment meet all our expections. Great location, very quiet, wonderful view and lots of restaurants in walking distance. The a… More

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22 Oct 2014


"Wow, what an exceptional property in all aspects!"

From the moment we were escorted into Admiral's View at Royal William Yard in Plymouth by the owner's agent, on time & as arranged, we were simply amazed by this property.Everything was simp… More

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10 Jul 2014


"Great base for relaxing and exploring"

The Admiral's View apartment served as the perfect base for our holiday in Devon and Cornwall - a beautiful space outfitted with every comfort we could need. Within the Royal William Yard complex were plenty of delicious restaurants to try, as well as the ferry to Plymouth Barbican for exploring the old city. The nearby ferry to Mount Edgcumbe opens the way to day's worth of beautiful sites to explore. The view from the flat cannot be beat, and it's well equipped with things to do on a rainy day when you want to stay in as well. Two things to know ahead of time - you need to book ahead for the restaurants at RWY (especially on weekends), and there's no lift up to the apartment. But climbing the two flights of stairs is a great way to work off the delicious treats from the restaurants.

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again soon. Thanks for taking the time to review.

25 Jun 2014


"A very special apartment"

We stay in apartments three to four times a year and this is, without any doubt, one of the best in which we have stayed. The quality of fixtures and fittings is superb and they fully justify the above average security deposit. It is just a wonderful apartment, even better than the photographs on the webpages suggest. Then there is the location, what a view. I could just stand on the veranda and just watch the world sail by. Being on the Royal William Yard is more than just a bonus. It is really lovely to wander around and I must really recommend the 'River Cottage Canteen and Deli'. With the last ferry leaving Cornwall at 9pm an early evening visit to the Edgcumbe Arms for a drink with a view. There is also a ferry to the Barbican on site and the bus stop is just at the entrance to the yard. Word of warning, seagulls are far too plentiful and the need for your car to be washed as soon as you get home is inevitable.
This is a most wonderful apartment and we will most definitely hope to return.

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again soon. Thanks for taking the time to review.

10 May 2014


"Amazing place near the sea"

Great flat with a fantastic view on the sea and a beautiful architecture... The place is also very convenient because of the restaurants near the place .... And above all, the owners are nice and answ… More

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30 Dec 2013


"Fantastic Location"

This was our second stay at Admirals View and it just gets better. As a Plymothian I can say this is one of the best locations in Plymouth to stay. The apartment is spacious and well appointed and the welcome from Jo is friendly and professional. The amenities at the Royal William Yard just keep getting better and the access to the surrounding area is great. We'll be back soon.

It's great to have you back and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to your return.

3 Dec 2013


"Beauitiful views"

Stayed here the weekend of the 30th Nov for 3 nights.Jo met us and was good at showing us around the apartment and showing us how everything worked.Admirals view is light and airy very well equipt wit… More

Thank you - we're glad you enjoyed your stay.

14 Oct 2013


"Admiral View"

we had the best stay, everything provided and easy accessibility to surrounding area. only disadvantage is there was no lift, it was up on the second floor and after adventuring all day the last thing you want to do is climb more, lol. but the view alone is worth it.

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18 Aug 2013


"Accommodation and views fit for an Admiral!"

Admiral's View was everything we'd hoped for and more. Jo made our arrival very easy and made us very welcome. Communication with the owners was very easy and we always received a swift re… More

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30 Jul 2013


"12 months on and still "WOW""

Our second visit here and still as impressive as our first visit.
Very easy to make arrangements with Jo to meet and greet us. Jo was on time, friendly and had some great tips, particularly about local road works.
Apartment is fantastic, wonderful views, which were enhanced by the new addition of a telescope, so you can really enjoy the comings and goings on the water and actually Mount Edgecombe country park too!
Really pleased to see that the owners have maintained the excellent standard of this apartment and are still improving, which I didn't think was possible.
We enjoyed The Seco Lounge and The River Cottage Canteen and Deli, both on site. The farmer's market, which runs on the first Sunday of the month is fantastic; so many yummy things to choose from.......
Again, a great base for our day trips. Overbecks, Totnes Castle, Dartmouth Castle, Okehampton Castle, Castle Drogo and beautiful coastals walks to name a few.
I cannot recommend Bridget and Mike's apartment highly enough; the best we have stayed in.

Great to have you back and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We try to keep making small improvements and ensure things remain at a high standard so nice to hear we're doing well.

Review 1-10 of 29

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