Royal William Yard holiday apartment rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

The Royal William

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 204920

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The Royal William - Contemporary, Luxury Self Catering Holiday Apartment

The Plymouth self-catering “New York” style apartment faces southwest and has a stylish lounge with exposed beams, internal columns, stone walls, oak floors and dual aspect windows, allowing the sea view to enter the apartment. To enhance the view and bring the outside into the apartment, one of the windows are stunning original floor to ceiling double doors that open inwards to the lounge with a Juliet balcony. Facing southwest the holiday apartment enjoys the benefit of afternoon and evening sun.

This holiday apartment has been converted, furnished and decorated to the highest possible standard in a modern contemporary design. The design is clean, contemporary and restrained in contrast to the dark, rich historic atmosphere, emphasising the ancient and the new. A modern designer kitchen, luxury bathroom and entertainment systems have tastefully been installed. This apartment is truly a superior Plymouth holiday apartment with the highest luxury specification, design and detail.

The Royal William Yard is an ever increasing development with new restaurants, lounge bar dining, marina and businesses.

These include the Seco Lounge, Prezzo, Bakery, The River Cottage Canteen and Deli, and Martin Bush Gallery.

The Royal William Apartment is conveniently above the Seco Lounge, located in the heart of the development and access to all the facilities.

The Royal William Yard in Plymouth originally conceived by Samuel Pepys when he was secretary to the Navy in the 17th century and constructed by Sir John Rennie between 1825 and 1831. Designed as both a factory and supply depot for ships victualling needs, here the Royal Navy refuelled with rum. It continued to supply right up to its closure in the early 1990s, which has now been redeveloped into a world-class development.

The Royal William holiday apartment is centrally located on the Plymouth waterfront, close to all attractions and facilities.

The Royal William is our most sophisticated luxury apartment with fantastic views and overlooking the marina in the Royal William Yard. It is our most popular apartment, interesting it is a favourite with our corporate clients, in particularly with VIP guest and celebrities that visit Plymouth.

As the apartment overlooks the Royal William Marina (Royal William Yacht Harbour) there is also the availability of berths within the Marina. The Berth fees vary on the size / length of the boat and period of stay. The period of stay is either short stay (4 hours), 24 hours, weekly or Monthly. Therefore it is possible to moor you boat within the Royal William Yard and overlook your yacht or powerboat from the luxury sea views apartment.

In addition to the Royal William Marina there are also berths available at Mayflower marina, which is opposite the Royal William Yard.

There is also a regular water bus (ferry service) from the Royal William Yard, which transports people to the Barbican in the centre of the city and operates from the 1st May to the 30th September.

Within the Royal William Yard there is the Seco Lounge restaurant and bar, Martin Bush Gallery, the University of Plymouth Fine Arts exhibitions and the Royal Navy visitor centre. There is 24 hour security in the Royal William Yard.

Mount Edgcumbe country park is just on the opposite bank of the river Tamar from the Royal William Yard with a frequent passenger ferry connection. The foot passenger Cremyll ferry that goes to Mount Edgcumbe is a 5 minute walk.

Parking at the Royal William is £2.50 per day. Arranged by Luxury Sea Views. Normal parking at the Royal William yard is now pay and display, and on a vehicle registration recognition system.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Apartment on the waters edge
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Plymouth, Newquay, Exeter, Bristol, Nearest railway: Plymouth
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Luxury Features

Superior specification and luxury self catering Plymouth holiday apartment.

The apartment sleeps 4 (1 double bedrooms, 2nd bedroom with two single beds).

Stylish lounge with exposed beams, internal columns, stone walls, oak floors and breathtaking sea views.

58” Plasma Freeview HD TV, Blue Ray DVD player, surround sound and stereo.

Free WiFi broadband internet access.

Stylish dining area to sit 6 people.

High specification designer kitchen with all appliances.

Free laundry facilities. Iron and ironing board. Hair Dryer.

1 exceptional master bedroom with double bed. LED TV and Blue Ray DVD player.

1 spacious 2nd bedroom with two single beds, and LED TV

Travel cot.

High Chair.

A luxury contemporary bathroom with high quality fixtures and fittings.

Parking available.

Parking at the Royal William is £2.50 per day. Arranged by Luxury Sea Views.

Normal parking at the Royal William yard is now pay and display, and on a vehicle registration recognition system.

24 hour security on the historic development.

Prime location on Plymouth waterfront, sea view and close to all of Plymouth's major attractions.

Prices include the cost of electricity, gas, towels and bedding.

The property is cleaned on a weekly basis, including towel and bedding changes.

Further details outdoors

Double doors opening into the lounge with Juliette balcony.

Parking at the Royal William is £1.50 per day. Arranged by Luxury Sea Views. Normal parking at the Royal William yard is now pay and display, and on a vehicle registration recognition system.

The Devon region

There really is a wealth of things to see and do in the West Country. Not only does it have some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United Kingdom but it has several award winning beaches to relax on.

The climate during the summer is often impressive as the Gulf Stream warms the seas in the area so this means excellent surfing and other water based pursuits. As far as attractions are concerned there is the Eden Project a vast eco-project with huge bio-domes to explore which offer many species from around the world as well as plenty for kids to do.

Devon is one of the most beautiful and diverse counties in England and is reknown for its dramatic and unspoilt northern coast line. Both Exmoor and Dartmoor provide wonderful walking and horse riding opportunities with breathtaking countryside, peace and tranquility. Many National Trust properties such as Castle Drogo, Cuckland Abbey, Saltram House, Finch Foundry, Lydford Gorge are within easy reach. Theme Parks are in abundance around Bude and further along the Atlantic Highway.

Within the surrounding Plymouth Area:

Totnes Elizabethan fair – Tuesdays.

Buckland Abbey – Home of Francis Drake.

Dartmoor within half an hours drive.

Fishing villages of Looe and Polperro within an hours drive.

Eden project within 2 hours drive.

National Trust Properties – such as Saltram House, the setting for the film ‘Sense & Sensibility’.

Royal William Yard

Plymouth is steeped in history with notable figures such as Sir Francis Drake and the Pilgrim Fathers all starting their journey from Plymouth. Plymouth has superb coastal scenery, boat tours, restaurants and makes for a super holiday location to suit all interests.

Plymouth is situated in the heart of the SW Peninsula – the UK’s favourite holiday destination. Plymouth city itself offers a rich combination of maritime heritage and natural beauty in a fast changing city environment.

Plymouth is surrounded by the rugged beauty of Dartmoor to the north, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the South Hams to the East and the unspoilt beauty of Cornwall to the west.

Plymouth has more waterside peninsula than any other UK city. Our holiday apartments offer luxury self-catered accommodation and they are situated in prime locations in and around the beautiful water frontage that Plymouth has to offer.

Main attractions in and around Plymouth include:

* Barbican & Maritime History..

* The Barbican is the tourist centre of Plymouth. A maze of intricate narrow streets, and fine examples of Tudor buildings, many of them now shops, restaurants and pubs.

* Plymouth Hoe..

Just a short walk away from the Barbican, where Francis Drake played bowls as the Spanish Armada approached, you can marvel at one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world and absorb 400 years of history at the award winning Plymouth Dome.

Plymouth Gin..

Enjoy a tour and sample the renowned Plymouth Gin at this historic distillery.

Various cinemas and theatres including Warner Village Multiplex cinema, ABC cinemas, Vue – Barbican leisure centre.

Theatre Royal..

The Theatre Royal is one of the highlights of English regional theatre. Opened in 1982, it has become one of the major venues for drama, ballet, opera and musicals.

Marine Aquarium..

The National Marine Aquarium was the first aquarium in the United Kingdom to be set up solely for the purpose of education, conservation and research.

Plymouth Pavilions..

Performance venue, ice skating rink and swimming pool.

The Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery..

This impressive museum houses a wide variety of collections covering the fine and decorative arts, natural history and human history.

Mount Batten Centre..

Watersports and Diving Centre located on the other side of Plymouth sound.

The Domes..

An award winning visitor centre, see Plymouth through the ages.

Theatre Royal for good shows, many start here before running in the West End.

A pedestrianised shopping centre rebuilt after the Blitz in 1943.

Crownhill Fort.

The nearby dockside Barbican is within a 10 minute walk, with its unique architecture, restaurants and art galleries. The city centre boasts theatres, pubs, clubs and a great new shopping centre is within easy reach.

Visit the natural harbour of Plymouth Sound and take a trip on one of the many fishing boats, ferries or cruises that leave daily. Alternatively, why not visit Plymouth's world renowned National Marine Aquarium? A fun day out for all the family!

Visit the renowned National Marine Aquarium or discover the wilds of Dartmoor, the sandy beaches of Torbay and the rolling surf along Cornwall's coast, all within a 40 minute drive. A fabulous property in a wonderful location

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10 Sep 2015


"Excellent apartment, recommend 100%"

We stayed here for the preparation for our wedding and some time after the event. A fantastic apartment, well equipped and very well presented. A great space to get ready in with fantastic views of a beautiful location with great photo opportunities! We had the added extra of outside entertainment the next day resulting in a lively environment. A wide choice of restaurants to choose from close by too. A great place to stay and we will definitely return. Thank you.

1 Apr 2015


"Fantastic apartment"

The company we booked through, Luxury Sea Views made access easy and stress free. On arrival, the representative was professional and informative. The apartment is very modern comfortable and clean, couldn't have wished for anything better. It is in a great location within the Royal William Yard . There are great restaurants on site and a bakery and a pub. The city centre and the old Barbican are not far away. There is a ferry service to the Barbican, which operates a more frequent service in the summer season. We were very happy and will definitely stay there again. We were very happy with the apartment. It was a very good base to stay on a trip to Plymouth. Great views of the sea and river. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip to the West Country. There was a great TV in the apartment and internet access . Fabulous place!

9 Jan 2015



We had an excellent time staying in this apartment for three weeks. As we live abroad we had to find somewhere to live whilst my husband was recovering from know operation. We had lots of help from luxury rentals to identify the right apartment initially. The location was perfect for us and the apartment was ideal. Many thanks to them.

14 Jan 2014


"Spacious unit in convenient area"

We stayed over Christmas 2013. Very pleased with communication from host/manager and there was a nice set of instructions (wifi, heat, etc) waiting for us. The unit was big enough for us to host some holiday meals and the second bedroom mean that people could stay over if they didn't want to drive home afterwards. Also great to have a few restaurants right on our doorstep when we didn't feel like cooking. We had no noise issues because it was raining too hard for restaurants to have outdoor seating. The unit is directly above a couple restaurants, so I could see it being loud in the living room on a summer evening if the windows were open. But from the layout I'd guess the bedrooms would be pretty quiet no matter what's going on outside. Also very pleased with the heating system. We were visiting Plymouth from sunny LA in mid-winter, so that was important to us. There are a couple of stairs inside the unit (kitchen and bathroom are raised up one step) and a few stairs in the hallway after the elevator. They presented no problem for us, but older or disabled travelers should get more information before booking.

14 Aug 2013


"Pefect base to relax and for trips to DEVON or CORNWALL"

The pictures show exactly what you get. Modern, big Designer-appartments (loft-like) in a new renovated building. Completely and perfect equipped kitchen. Water-taxi to town center, shopping in the warp (baker) or close to the area. Our apartment was directly over a cafe, which brought a little noise in the evening, but this is acceptable. In the bed-room you hear nothing. I would come again !!!

13 May 2013


"Multiple stays over a number of years"

RWY is a classy location with the apartments on offer matching that standard. Phil and his team are very professional and the accommodation is always in top notch condition. The views are spectacular whilst sitting in the 4ft thick solid granite stone window frame, drinking a good glass of vino and watching the sun go down over a hard turning battleship, departing for patrol, takes some beating. Check in & out is seamless as is the overall booking experience. The restaurants and bars, within 50m, walk cater to all needs from bar food, to wagamamas to cuisine that should satisfy even the most discerning visitor. The Secco lounge immediately below the Juliet balcony gives off a pleasing sound of the hustle and bustle of patrons enjoying a cold one on a sunny afternoon, but is always quiet by a sociable hour. Open the windows and let the sun and sound in ..... lovely ! I have stayed at RWY with Luxury Sea Views a number of times over the recent years on both business and pleasure and will continue to do so. Visit the website and also check out The Esplanade for something a little different and special in its own way, trust me ;-) Highly recommended.

12 May 2013


"Beautiful apartment, great location"

The apartment was at the heart of Royal William Yard, which is a great location, with cafés, restaurants, bars etc. Not right in the bustle of the city, but close enough to be easily accessible. The water taxi is a fantastic way to get the the Barbican and is as cheap as a regular taxi, but far nicer. The apartment itself is modern and comfortable and has anything you could expect. There is no microwave, if that's how you cook, but everything else you could need is provided. It's a fabulous place and if I wasn't in the process of moving to Plymouth, I would most definitely stay here again. I will certainly be recommending it to friends and family.

3 Dec 2012


"A well set up comfortable apartment."

There were three of us - a couple and a friend. We enjoyed the stay but we had the following reservations. 1-the glass wall on the back bedroom right opposite the bathroom. 2-sound-proffing is ok but could be better. 3-two small en-suites would be better than one large bathroom

21 Oct 2012


"excellent location"

Just stayed at Royal William Yard for a week with my father. The apartment was exceptional, built to a high spec and really warm and comfortable despite its New York loft style feel.The Ex Royal Navy victualling yard has been restored by Urban Splash and they have done a great job on renovation. Although there were chain restaurants below us in the same building I must admit we didnt take advantage of them. My father is in his late seventies and I knew he would find them a bit too 'flash' From researching TripAdvisor before we came on holiday I had taken note of good restaurants a bit further away. i would recommend this to anyone who wants a good base to explore Plymouth and South Cornwall. The ferry across to Edgecumbe Park is a five minute walk away and theres a No34 bus outside the gate to take you into the city centre. I will definately be going back there next year with my wife.

17 Oct 2012


"Beautifully presented apartment with terrific views"

We spent half term at this apartment with our 2 children, the booking procedure was excellent and despite delays in arriving the owner’s agent who met us could not have been more helpful. The location is stunning and the apartment is beautifully presented. It is tastefully furnished to a very high standard, many period features remain and are complimented with the modern furnishings. The views across the marina and River Tamar Estuary are a real treat. Despite our family of 4 the apartment felt extremely spacious. The Royal William Yard, originally a Historic Dock Yard, is a very interesting place to spend a holiday, we very much enjoyed eating in the many restaurants including The River Cottage, The Bake House and Prezzo's. We also enjoyed exploring on foot walking along the coastline to the Hoe and then the Barbican, enjoying a drink and returning by Taxi. The children really enjoyed the evening Mediterranean feel that the area seems to promote. We had many enjoyable trips, including Boat Trips, visiting the aquarium, the city centre and a trip into Dartmoor. We will certainly return one day and would not hesitate to recommend the area and the apartment.

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