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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 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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 Torridge

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.


Westward Ho! Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /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
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/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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Contemporary Apartment near the beach with a sea view on North Devon Coast.
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

holiday review, Westward Ho!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property; accurately advertised. Very friendly owners who were approachable and helpful. The apartment was in a superb location, right on the sea front with marvellous views which were ever changing. I would thoroughly recommend this holiday apartment to friends. The surrounding area was beautiful and unspoilt. Not very good eateries surrounding the property so needed a car to travel further afield.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The "Pot Walloping Restaurant" on Golf links road (only a few minutes walk from Nautilus Appartments) has been highly recomended, it has an interesting menu including excelent fresh seafood. "Memories" Restaurant in Northam (5 mins drive) is recomended and has been listed in the 2009 Michelin Guide. There are also many Pubs and Takeaways. The fishing village Appledore is only 5-10 mins drive and has several attractive restaurants and pub. We provide a list of eateries both locally and further afield.
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Bit damp outside but a clean tidy property

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, we shall be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay despite the weather being damp at times. Thank you for booking yet again, for next year. I think this is your fourth visit to 20 Nautilus, as you said in your text message "it feels like home". Thank you.
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Nautilus 20

  • 3 of 5

Nice views and the location is great, but a little disappointed as the hot water in the apartment was a constant problem. When you pay a lot of money for a rental you don't expect problems.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately there was an unpredicted problem with the boiler, we immediately arranged an engineer to visit, the engineered identified the pressure was dropping , they reduced the temperature to make the situation better. Hot water and heat was available put the pressure had to be topped up. We gave the visitor compensation due to the inconvenience. We are now installing a new boiler so there should not be any problems in the future with the hot water supply or heating.
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Beautiful apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I plus our boys aged 15 and 18 visited this wonderful apartment. We were completely blown away by the spectacular views and enjoyed many an evening watching the surfers whilst playing cards on the balcony. Westward Ho! is great location with many restaurants and lots to do in the surrounding area. We can thoroughly recommend the mountain biking in Haldon Forest and the Kayaking in Bideford. This holiday will live long in our memories, thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just wow! Perfect getaway in perfect surroundings in perfect apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was a pleasure from initial booking enquiry to the end. Although I was so sad when it was time to depart. I truly had the most perfect short break. Beautiful coastal walks and beach to explore. Lovely bars and restaurant. Entertainment outside on the evening during my stay. Nothing beats waking up to a Seaview and hearing the rush of the waves. I would happily live in the apartment if work would premit.

Everything you could possibly need and more during a break and friendly staff and guests.

Will be back there asap!

Thank you Annabel

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this beautiful apartment with incredible views right next to the beach. The accommodation is spacious, clean and very well equipped with everything you might need and the location is very handy for local bakery, delicatessen and ice cream shops. We hope to visit again soon

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed staying at our apartment. We have recently had the apartment repainted to maintain the fresh contemporary interior design.
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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 ,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $128.22

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 are accepted for August. Short breaks minimum of three nights are accepted at other times of year, last minute short breaks may also be available outside the dates above.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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