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Contemporary Apartment near the beach with a sea view on North Devon Coast.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom luxury apartment, sleeps 5, balconies magnificent sea view.

Number 20 Nautilus is a duplex apartments in a luxury development of 28 contemporary apartments adjacent to a magnificent sandy beach at Westward Ho! This holiday apartment is owned and furnished by the architect. In 2005 the building won the only Royal Institute of British Architects annual award for architecture in Devon and Cornwall. It has been featured in numerous publications. The apartment is exceptionally spacious, the sculptured roof creates an exciting interior with huge windows to make the most of the sea view. There are three balconies including an external sea facing terrace on the living level with table and chairs for 'al fresco' dining and to enjoy the magnificent sea view and sunsets. The apartment interior has been repainted, May 2016 to maintain the fresh modern design.

Golf course 5 minute drive, approx. 10 min walk.: This is The Royal North Devon Golf Club which is the oldest golf course in England and very attractive.

Entertainment for children: There is plenty to keep children amused, the apartment is fully equipped for families including WiFi, DVD, digital T.V., board games, next door to Nautilus there is a free indoor soft play zone. Nearby there are many local attractions such as Big Sheep theme park(approx.5 - 10 mins drive), The Milky Way Adventure Park, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Lundy Island Marine Nature Reserve (by boat), RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Tepely Park and Arlington House (National Trust properties). For those who enjoy cycling you can hire bikes in Instow or Bideford to explore the Tarka Trail. Westward Ho! is full of beach activities for children and horse riding on the beach is also possible. Appledore is an attractive fishing village 10 mins away. There is a fast coastal road for access to the magnificent North Devon coast Woolacombe, Croyde, Braunton,Saunton, Clovely and Bude in Cornwall.

Visitors book: Oct 08 'Apartment absolutely wonderful and much appreciated'

Sept 08 'Great Apartment and so well kitted ou! Fab views. Enjoyed the break immensley especially the beach'

Aug 08 'Thanks for a great apartment. enjoyed our break very much. Great walks, great views'

July 07 'Couldn't think of a better way to spend a fortnight with our 13mth old daughter - fantastic apartment with stunning views to match'

More Details

Annabel Greenfield
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Annabel Greenfield

My husband, Architect Guy Greenfield designed Nautilus Apartments and won the RIBA award for this building in 2005. I am an artist and enjoy the inspiring sea views, our two children love staying at 20 Nautilus, being so close to the beach, convenient for the town, there is always plenty to do and we all enjoy the amazing sunsets.

Why Annabel Greenfield chose Westward Ho!

Amazing position, across the road from the beach. Outstanding sea views. In the centre of the town restaurants, Pubs and shops only a few minutes walk. Interior designed by the architect.

What makes this apartment unique

20 Nautilus is in the centre of the development and therefore has the best, uninterrupted sea views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Westward Ho! in Devon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 single sofa bed
  • The master bedroom has a sea view and balcony as well as an ensuite bathroom. The apartment sleeps five, there are large double beds in each bedroom and there is a single sofa bed in the second bedroom. Bed linen and towels are supplied, but please inform us of the number of guests so the correct number of beds are made up before arrival.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are two flights of stairs which would make the apartment unsuitable for wheelchair access and severely disabled visitors. However there are handrails on the stairs.


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(29 traveller reviews)

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Contemporary Apartment near the beach with a sea view on North Devon Coast.
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This place is wonderful - at high tide it's like being on a cruise ship when you're sitting in the living room, All you can see is water and waves. Even on a rainy day, it's never boring. The apartment is well furnished, the owner friendly and quick to respond to any questions. I'm sure we'll go there again...

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed returning to our apartment for another 2 week holiday this year. We look forward to you staying again. Many Thanks.
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

I’ve stayed there for many years love it very much always have a lovely holiday there lots of memories time .

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really interesting architectural apartment centrally located with outstanding view of the sea

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic spot for a family holiday. We've been in the sea almost every day even though it is the October half term. We loved the open plan living and watching the sea what ever the weather. No wonder there is an exclamation mark. Great afternoon tea at the Tea on the Green followed by an atmospheric Day of the Dead carnival through the town. Thank you Annabel for a wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday is our apartment. We hope you will visit again soon. Many Best Wishes
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Lovely apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Would definitely stay again. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our apartment. We look forward to you visiting again in the future.
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Lovely apartment with great outlook, let down by a few niggles

  • 3 of 5

Unfortunately the great views quickly disappeared due to the salt spray on the glazing ... by day 4 of our week we had 'frosted glass' and, as it was too wet to venture out, we could no longer sit and enjoy the views (not helped by the blown double glazing on the terrace door).

The intrusive noise levels from adjacent apartments was also a problem. We could hear next doors television in the evenings in the lounge and in the bedroom during the night we were subjected to very load water noise from the other sides apartment every time their toilet cistern refilled.

There was no hand towel in the family bathroom and the toilet flush didn't work properly.

The bar stools were too high and impossible to sit at the breakfast bar.

The sign at the entrance asked for outside shoes to be removed but the floor matt as too small, the space cramped and nowhere to leave wet shoes.

Crows were leaving bird mess on the kitchen terrace so not a pleasant place to sit on the sheltered morning sun.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a shame that you had some wet weather, It has been unusually wet for this time of year. We have looked at the double glazing and are going to replace this as soon as possible. We have never had any complaints about noise from neighboring apartments, I am sorry you experienced this. We always endeavour to sort out any problems.
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Appartment was beautiful with fantastic sea views. High spec finish.

  • 3 of 5

The main issue was the stairs. We have a 10 week old and although the apartment was well equipped for a baby ( travel cot etc) carrying him up and down was a constant worry. The wooden stairs were sharp and slippy. There wasn't anywhere to leave the buggy and we had to put it in the car because it was too heavy to keep taking it up and down the first flight of stairs. Since the lounge was upstairs I couldn't hear the baby cry so once he was in the cot I had to stay in the bedroom. I wish I'd known the layout before hand. I wouldn't recommend this for a family with a small baby or small children. Sorry!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do have stairgates on both stairs and we have equipped the apartment with a high chair and cot. All previous visitors with babies and young children have been happy with the apartment, I am sorry that you had some problems. Pushchairs do need to be stored in the car, but the proximity to the beach and the convenience of being able to take a pushchair on the beach are convenient. Also, there is a soft play centre for babies and toddlers next door and several playgrounds near by. Travelling with young children can be tricky, but we have tried to make the apartment as child-friendly as possible with board games, a few DVD's, some beach toys etc.
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
M5 Junction 27
Car: recommended

Westward Ho! is a seaside town a few miles from Bideford and ten miles from Barnstaple, North Devon's main town. Westward Ho!'s main attraction is the ten mile beach which gained 'blue flag' status five years ago. It is host of a range of water and beach sports such as surfing, windsurfing, sand yachting, kite flying and of course swimming to name just a few. The North Devon coastal footpath is accessible from the town and not far away are the picturesque villages of Hartland and Clovelly. A slightly longer drive takes you to Exmoor unbeatable for walking, riding, fishing etc. Famous coastal towns such as Lynmouth, Ilfracommbe and Porlock are also found there. Westward Ho! has all the usual facilities such as supermarket etc. and it has many pubs and restaurants serving good fresh food and the fish and chips are excellent. Instow and Barnstaple have a variety of restaurants and for those seeking something special, The Masons Arms, on Exmoor (michelin star) is well worth the journey.

Other Activities: Blue Flag beach, particularly well known for surfing,Kiteing and sand yachting ,


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Deposit of 50% of total price to be paid to secure booking. The balance is due eight weeks prior to arrival. For bookings arriving within eight weeks payment must be made in full. Only Saturday to Saturday bookings is accepted for high season. Short breaks minimum of three nights are accepted at other times of the year, last minute short breaks may also be available.
Payments are not refundable. If cancellation occurs the owner will endeavour to re-let the property and if this is possible the cancellation fee will be refunded minus £75 to cover administration. We recommend that you take out holiday insurance in case of cancellation. Bank charges are the responsibility of the holiday tenant. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.