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FANTASTIC SEAFRONT APT. with heated indoor pool and balcony, on the Devon Coast

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment with balcony, panoramic sea views and heated indoor swimming pool.

21 CLIFTON COURT - This fantastic 2 bedroom self-catering apartment is in an elevated position, with panoramic sea views extending from National Trust countryside to the glorious 3 mile Woolacombe Bay, Baggy Point and across the Bristol Channel to Lundy Island. The extensive surf washed golden sands of Putsborough Beach, one of the finest Blue Flag beaches in Britain, is just 5 minutes walk away. The communal indoor pool is situated just 15 metres from the front door. The apartment is perfect for holidays all year round, as well as for cosy winter breaks. Watch the sun set over the ocean from your private balcony, accessed from the sitting room. You will have your own key to the indoor heated swimming pool which is just outside the front door. Pop over for a swim before breakfast! This apartment is very comfortable and well set out, with all its windows looking out towards Putsborough Sands Beach and the 3 miles wide stretch of Devon coastline known as Woolacombe Bay. We constantly upgrade to provide a wonderful self-catering holiday location for our own family and for our guest's enjoyment. The architect designed interior takes advantage of the setting from every aspect. The generous living area has two comfortable sofas, a coffee table, TV and patio doors to the balcony. The dining area is between the living room and the beautiful, hand built kitchen (installed in 2015). Both twin bedrooms, sitting room and dining area all have windows which look out towards the panoramic sea views. The main bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom. We also have a laundry room where washing can be done and wet suits rinsed and hung up. Because we use the apartment ourselves we believe we have made it uniquely comfortable......and everything is to hand. Our housekeeper keeps the property immaculately clean and welcoming. We have many returning families and couples who book from year to year, because they love it so much! Free use of Wi-Fi Broadband....bring your IPhone, laptop or IPad. A Welcome Pack is provided and includes locally sourced sachets of tea, coffee and hot chocolate, biscuits and fresh milk, so put the kettle on as soon as you arrive, and relax!

Putsborough beach shop and cafe for breakfast, lunch or a light snack overlooking the waves from the terrace. Beach equipment, surfboards, body boards and wet suits can be hired too.

We have a parking space just outside the apartment, plus additional parking in the top car park for a second car.

Short breaks available during autumn through to early spring. From £80 per night.....minimum 3 nights.

Minimum age of lead guest 25years.

See our fabulous Reviews to get an idea of just how amazing this apartment is.....and book soon as we fill up very fast!

More Details


Putsborough Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This shower room is opposite the second bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is ensuite to the main bedroom.
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with power shower over bath, wash basin and toilet. Shower room with enclosed walk-in power shower, wash basin and toilet - opposite bedroom two.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Beds with sea views across Woolacombe Bay.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Beds with sea views across Woolacombe Bay.
  • Bedroom 1 with twin beds, en-suite bathroom and panoramic sea views across Woolacombe Bay, North Devon. Chest of drawers, bedside tables and built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 also with twin beds and sea views across Woolacombe Bay to Lundy Island. Built in clothes storage area and bedside cabinets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
BOOKING-The HomeAway Service Fee gives you complete peace of mind and includes liability insurance for your holiday. Notes on accommodation: 21 Clifton Court is a non smoking property and due to management rules we are unable to accept pets.


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FANTASTIC SEAFRONT APT. with heated indoor pool and balcony, on the Devon Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, super cosy, comfortable and spotlessly clean.

You have helped me convince my husband and daughter to holiday in the UK during the winter. We would definitely like to stay there again.

Kind regards and a very Happy New Year!


  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lindsey, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your winter break. Please do book with us again, you would be very welcome. Happy New Year! Rachel
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Return visit

  • 5 of 5

We loved last year's visit so much, we wanted to come back at the same time. So relaxing and everything we needed in the accommodation.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to hear that you so enjoyed your winter week last year, that you wanted to return. We so pleased you found it relaxing and that you had everything you needed. Do come back next’re always welcome.
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Comfortable and cozy with superb views

  • 5 of 5

Another enjoyable visit to apt. 21 a comfortable bolt hole in a great location. Spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you could need. Fantastic place to stay whatever the weather.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 5* review. We’re pleased you enjoy staying at our apartment and would welcome you back any time. Kind regards, Rachel and the Osborne family.
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The view alone is worth it.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, very well appointed and well equipped. Comfortable, spacious and immaculately clean.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carl, thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and having read your comments in the visitors book we can see you had a great time with lots of fun.....’superb’ surfing, exciting power cuts etc. Best wishes, Rachel
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Another wonderful fortnight

  • 5 of 5

We start looking forward to our two-week stay in Flat 21 shortly after Easter. I defy anyone to find a cosier, cleaner, better equipped flat with such amazing views. We have tried, and that is why we come back here every year for the R and R that keeps us going through the year. Good weather or bad, flat-bound or doing one of the many picturesque walks to be had, we have yet to have a holiday we didn't enjoy.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for responding with such a positive review. As one of our most valued guests it is good to hear that you look forward to your holidays so much. The views are stunning whatever the weather! Your booking for 2018 is confirmed and we look forward to your next visit.
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Super apartment, magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

So much to see just from the window at this apartment - you hardly need to go out!

The first day we saw 1) a young stoat doing acrobatics and playing with 2 magpies just below the window 2) a whole party of people being baptized in the sea, fully dressed 3) a major air/sea rescue practice involving 2 lifeboats, a coastguard cliff rescue team, the police and the coastguard helicopter.

When we did tear ourselves away, we walked on Baggy Point and Lobb Hill, and also went down the toll road to Crow Point and viewed interesting wading birds on Horsey Island.

This comfortable apartment is a great base for so many different adventures and activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5* Review. It sounds as if you had a fascinating time viewing goings on from the apartment. You really do get a panoramic view from every window and from the balcony, especially with the binoculars (provided). There are usually rabbits outside the kitchen window, so you were lucky to be able to watch a stoat playing with 2 amazing! I'm pleased to hear that the rescue scenario was just a practice, but it sounds as if it was fascinating to watch. We are always interested to hear of new walks and adventures, so we will have to add the Lobb Hill walk to the 'Ideas of Things to Do' book. We hope you will book a holiday at Clifton Court again in the near future, as you would be welcome back any time.
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Property Manager

Mrs Rachel Snaith
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Mrs Rachel Snaith

The Osborne family spent many holidays at this property when it was the Putsborough Sands Hotel. We always enjoyed family holidays at this beautiful beach and when we had the opportunity to purchase an apartment here (in 1989) we jumped at the chance.

Mrs Rachel Snaith purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Mrs Rachel Snaith chose Putsborough

During the conversion from hotel to the present day apartments we were able to choose a prime position, with all six windows directly overlooking the beach. 21 Clifton Court is situated at the top left corner of the apartment building (see photo taken from the beach), so that we have panoramic views of the whole of Woolacombe Bay. Being on the top floor also means the apartment is quite and peaceful. It is still very much a family apartment and although we let it out to holiday guests, we use it ourselves and constantly upgrade the equipment and furnishings. This year we have installed a brand new fridge/freezer and a new microwave. The apartment is tastefully decorated, comfortable and extremely well cared for. You will not be disappointed!

What makes this apartment unique

Comfortable spacious accommodation in an exclusive and uniquely desirable cliff-top setting. Swim in the heated indoor pool which is situated just a few yards away in a separate, locked, building which is for residents of the apartments only. Main pool 10m x 4m and toddler pool 2.5 m sq. In summer enjoy the wonderful stretch of beach 5 minutes walk from the property. During winter the apartment is warm and cosy with night storage heaters in every room and an electric fire to give a warm glow on chilly evenings.

There are many walks which lead directly from the apartment and walking along the beach to Woolacombe is definitely a family favourite. If you are too tired to walk back you can always catch a taxi! We also enjoy sitting on the balcony and watching the surfers.........even in winter they are out in the surf and it's fascinating to watch them catching the waves.

The apartment is very accessible as our parking space is near the front door. There are just a couple of steps down and along a walkway and you enter the front door at ground level. As the building is set into the hillside you are then high up (3rd floor) when you look out of the apartment windows and the views are fabulous. The architect designed interior takes advantage of the setting from every aspect. Both bedrooms, sitting room and dining area all have windows which look out towards the panoramic sea views. We also have a laundry room where washing can be done and wet suits rinsed and hung up. Because we use the apartment ourselves we believe we have made it uniquely comfortable......and everything is to hand. Our housekeeper keeps the property immaculately clean and welcoming, so you can relax.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Owner uploaded Review, as requested by guest, therefore no Star Rating....

This year was our fourth year at 21 Clifton Court. We have always felt so fortunate to have our holiday in this excellent apartment.

The sea views from the balcony (and every window) are wonderful beyond belief-as are the breathtaking sunsets. The apartment is equipped with everything one needs and always immaculate. It has a superb kitchen, comfortable sofas, special paintings, games, puzzles, books, DVDs, maps and informative folders on places to visit in this beautiful area. Child friendly too!!

The swimming pool is an extra plus and the amazing beach only a five minute walk away. We love it all!

Finally, but most importantly, Rachel and her staff are always easy to contact, efficient and so helpful in every respect.

Would highly recommend- 5 star with many +++++
Jul 2015
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"Bustling market town with lots of multi national shops as well as independents...always a go..."
Arlington Court
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The BIG Sheep
"A great day out for young children and adults alike."
The Miniature Pony Centre
"For all those pony lovers amongst us....a real treat."
Arlington Court
"The nearest National Trust property to our apartment and well worth a visit. Grounds also op..."
National Marine Aquarium
RHS Garden Rosemoor
Surf South West
Heddon Valley
Nearest Airport
62 Miles
The nearest airport is Exeter.
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Kings Arms or The Rock
Nearest Ferry
108 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Saunton Sands Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
46 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Kings Arms or The Rock
Nearest Beach
120 Metres
Putsborough Sands.
Car: recommended

Blue-flag Putsborough beach is perfect for surfing, rock pooling and walking. Take the coastal cliff path all the way to Baggy Point and watch seals swim and cormorants nesting on the rocks below. A little further along the path you reach Croyde with its picturesque cottages, fabulous beach, coffee shops, pubs, surf shops and post office. In the opposite direction from the apartment (top path behind the apartment block), walk along the coast path to Woolacombe and come back along the beach, or walk it the other way round!

Woolacombe is an ideal centre for all kinds of adventure sports, including surfing, kayaking, paragliding, coasteering, horse riding and much more. From Ilfracombe you can take a boat trip to Lundy Island, a coastal Wildlife Cruise or enjoy a day out on a deep-sea fishing boat. At Croyde saddle up and go horse riding on Putsborough Sands or across the sand dunes and bridle ways.

This 3 mile stretch of golden sand holds an 'England for Excellence Gold Award' and has been voted Best British Beach in the Mail on Sunday. It has won both Blue-flag and premier Seaside Beach Awards for its cleanliness, water quality and facilities. Surfers come from all over England to enjoy the great waves and clean water. Watch them from the balcony as they ride the waves, just below the apartment.

If you want a trip inland you can hire bikes from Braunton or Barnstaple and cycle the Tarka Trail all along the estuary to Instow. This carefully maintained path is open to walkers and cyclists, but is particularly popular with cyclists, as the path is an old railway line, so is totally flat and very easily cycled by both young and old alike.The Big Sheep, The Milky Way and Funder Zone will keep the children happy on wet days. For older children there is Mill Adventure Centre, Lets go Superbowl, quad biking and paint balling facilities.

The National Trust's property, Arlington Court, is 40 minutes drive away. This elegant Regency house has extensive grounds to explore, a carriage museum, livestock, a lakeside walk and many activities going on all year round.

If you enjoy 'Open Gardens'...visit Foamlea at Mortehoe. This beautiful garden is open from May to September via private appointment or a few days over the summer under the NGS. Details can be found in the apartment.

There are many pretty towns and villages within a walk or short drive of the apartment....Mortehoe, a beautiful stone village with tea rooms and pubs, is a welcome stopping place for walkers and cyclists. Ilfracombe, an ancient harbour town with its now famous Verity Statue and Damien Hurst Restaurant. Combe Martin, bordering the Exmoor National Park. Barnstaple, the main market town, main shopping centre and business centre in the North Devon region. The daily pannier market in the old market building is famous for its local food produce, fudge, arts and crafts etc. Clovelly, with its steep cobbled streets, built into a cleft in a 400 ft high cliff, is a pretty seaside village and is definitely worth a visit. The maritime atmosphere, stunning views and whitewashed cottages are both historic and very unusual.

All this information and many more ideas can be found in a folder within the apartment.....there is always something new to do!




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $139.49

When you book through HomeAway the Service Fee covers Liability Insurance and gives you total peace of mind.
Short breaks are priced based on number of nights booked (minimum 3). Alternately please write (Address under 'About the Owner') with your price enquiry or to book direct, as the website sometimes miscalculates the rates.
NOTE - Cancellation and early termination.
(1) If the Tenant terminates this contract before the arrival date and doesn’t name a replacement that accepts the same terms, they may be required to pay the following penalty fees to cover costs (excluding cleaning), as long as a further rental is not possible:
-up to 49 days before rental period: 10 % of rental price
-up to 35 days before rental period: 30 % of rental price
-up to 21 days before rental period: 60% of rental price
-up to 14 days before rental period: 90% of rental price
-Less than 14 days before rental period: 100% of rental price.
(2) If the Tenant terminates their stay before the departure date for any reason (leaves early), they are still obliged to pay the full rental price.
Liability and responsibilities of the Tenant
(1)The rental property including the furniture and the other contents are to be treated with care. The Tenant is held responsible for the actions of any guests or visitors they might have, within the apartment. The Tenant is liable for any damaged goods, damage to the property, whether caused by themselves or their accompanying guests or visitors.
(2) Faults that are found before or during the rental period are to be reported to the owner immediately.
Refundable Deposits: We ask that you leave the apartment as you found it, tidy and ready to clean. We expect the dishwasher to be emptied and rubbish to be taken up to the large bins in the top car park. We would also ask that if furniture is move you put it back where it was. Once our housekeeper has been in to check the property your deposit will be refunded, usually within 5 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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