2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, indoor heated pool, balcony and panoramic sea views.
Mrs Rachel Snaith
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 quiet and peaceful. It is still very much a family holiday apartment and although we let it out to holiday guests, we use it ourselves and constantly upgrade the equipment and furnishings. Last year we installed a new fridge/freezer and a new microwave. This year we have replaced the heating system, carpets and washing machine. There is no gas supply to Clifton Court, so no fear from carbon monoxide emissions. The apartment is tastefully decorated, comfortable and extremely well cared for. Our housekeeper keeps it immaculately clean....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 new thermostatically controlled 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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking is strictly forbidden.
No dogs or other pets are permitted.
Well behaved children of any age welcome.
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Barbeques are not permitted anywhere in or around the apartment, however you are welcome to bbq on the beach. Please dispose of waste responsibly.
The apartment should be left as found..... bins emptied (including recycling), fridge cleared, dishwasher empty and all washing up/drying up done.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful apartment with stunning views.
We had a wonderful week here, enjoying the amazing sea views and stunning sunsets. Putsborough beach is very beautiful and is great for bodyboarding and surfing, no matter what the weather is. The kids just loved the pool and used it everyday. Croyde is a lovely place to eat and shop.
The apartment has everything you could ever need apart from bath towels (we forgot ours). It’s beautifully decorated, highly functional and comfortable. At nearby Watermouth Cove we went coasteering and spotted dolphins which was a great experience. We can’t wait to return again next year.
Kerry and family,
Thank you for your lovely review. We’re pleased to hear that you had such a fantastic time. It sounds like you were very adventurous. You were so lucky to see dolphins.....amazing! We’re pleased ho hear you have already booked for next year.
The Osborne family
5 STAR PLUS
Our seventh visit to this immaculate 5 star plus apartment which is so special and so well equipped. Beautiful views and breathtaking sunsets watched from the balcony and all windows. Many books and table games available plus swimming pool very convenient. Short walk to the beach. Would highly recommend.
We are so pleased that you love the apartment and it has been a pleasure to welcome you back each year. Thank you for your wonderful review.
Great location great views great everything
Impeccable holiday flat with heavenly views
Beautiful well equipped and maintained flat - and the views out of all the main rooms are stunning
Thank you for your lovely, 5* review. I’m glad you enjoyed the views, we are so lucky!
We hope you will book again for next year.
Rachel and family
We were very lucky with the weather
Sun all day for the week
Dear Kate and Brian,
Thank you for your five star review. You were very lucky to have such wonderful weather in May. I hope you book with us again soon.
Rachel and family
Cosy and well equipped apartment with great views across Woolacombe Bay. Will definitely stay here again.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Clifton Court, and that you definitely plan to book again.
Rachel and family
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....Croyde a well known seaside village and 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, 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, Roly's 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!