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Drake's Retreat

Plymouth, Devon (Ref. 1114906)


Coast & Country Cottages rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • David

    “A quiet location close to local attractions including open spaces, local transport, shops, restaurants and cultural activities.”

    The owners are very welcoming and helpful. The property is very comfortable, warm and clean. It is exceptionally well equipped. We would happily book Drake’s Retreat again.

    The owners are very welcoming and helpful. The property is very comfortable, warm and clean. It is exceptionally well equipped. We would happily book Drake’s Retreat again.

    - David, March 2024

    Many thanks for your very kind review David. It was great to meet you both and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Drake’s Retreat, despite the very wet weather we have been suffering. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner


  • Lower Ground Floor apartment
  • One super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom, with WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • Central heating with gas fire
  • Double oven, microwave, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating
  • Sorry, no children or pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.3 miles
  • Note: Apartment is accessed via a set of stairs, not suitable for those with limited mobility or for children

The property

The centre of Plymouth, South Devon, offers this well decorated lower ground floor flat Drake's Retreat, which is tastefully furnished throughout.

This is ideal for couples looking for a convenient place to stay in this exciting Ocean city.

As you arrive park in the designated off-road space and then go down the steps to enter Drake's Retreat.

You can unwind in the beautiful lounge, watching the Smart TV whilst enjoying the glow of the gas coal effect fire.

There are lots of appliances available to help with home cooking, double electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher, so the designated chef can rustle up a special meal.

You will find the handy washing machine and tumble dryer in the cloakroom just off the kitchen.

On balmy evenings, take advantage of the enclosed rear patio and spend a quiet time together sipping your favourite beverage.

Head to the luxuriously furnished bedroom, which features a super king-size bed, plenty of built-in storage, and a modern en-suite shower room, to get some rest.

Plymouth is a bustling port city with a variety of things to do and places to visit.

Expect to see art galleries, artisan shops, trendy cafés and eateries at the Barbican as you stroll the cobbled streets.

You can shop in the busy city centre, home to high street shops, Catch a show at the Theatre Royal or see one of many famous acts at Plymouth Pavilions.

At the Plymouth Gin Distillery, sample Plymouth's best export, or take a boat excursion around the Sound from the famous Mayflower Steps.

Royal William yard is nearby and offers more interesting restaurants and independent shops.

The fact that Plymouth is located at the mouth of the River Tamar and is in the UK's newest area of outstanding natural beauty means that there are many lovely hikes and bike routes to explore.

Drake's Retreat is a wonderful residence year round due to it's excellent location close to Plymouth and South Devon's attractions.

The apartment is accessed via steps to the front door.
Allocated parking is available at the rear of the property or, a permit can be arranged with the owner on arrival at a cost of £2.00.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Tamar Bridge, Cornwall 5.2 miles; Dartmoor 17 miles; Torbay 32 miles.

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Dartmoor, the glorious countryside of the South Hams and the vibrant scenery of the South Devon coast, Plymouth offers the perfect mixture of maritime heritage and natural beauty in a vibrant city environment. Wander through the maze of narrow streets with their shops, restaurants and art galleries and down to the Barbican quayside, where the city's maritime history begins. Take a stroll up to the Hoe with its unsurpassed view across one of the world's finest natural harbours and where Francis Drake played bowls as the Armada sailed into view! Take a tour of the Plymouth Gin distillery, watch a show at the Theatre Royal or spend a fascinating few hours at the National Marine Aquarium. There are also boat trips around the Sound and Naval dockyards, watersports at the Mountbatten Centre and the city centre shopping mall to explore. The wild tors of Dartmoor, the beach resorts of Torbay, several stately homes and gardens and the splendid coastal scenery of South Cornwall can all be reached in under 45 minutes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas