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Drake's Retreat

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance
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  • helpful (7)
  • comfortable (6)
  • clean (5)
  • welcoming (4)
  • equipped (4)
  • retreat (4)

8 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    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

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely apartment in a good central location, short walk to the Hoe."

    Very clean, well equipped and comfortable. Very friendly, helpful hosts. Would highly recommend.

    Many thanks Judith for your feedback it was lovely to meet you and Des. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Plymouth & Drake’s Retreat - despite the horrible weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely stay, very comfy apartment, John & Shelagh where ultra helpful & friendly."

    Great location!

    Many thanks for your very kind feedback it really is appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Plymouth and at Drake’s Retreat We hope to see you both again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable, spotlessly clean, and situated in an ideal position."

    First class accommodation, we couldn't have found anywhere better.

    Thank you Richard for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Drake’s Retreat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard Ardron5.0Oct 2023

  • "Drake's Retreat was superbly equipped, better than any holiday let we've stayed in before."

    John and Shelagh were very welcoming and most helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

    Thank you Dudley & Sheila for your review it is very much appreciated, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope we may welcome you again to Drake’s Retreat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dudley5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Drakes Retreat."

    Beds and sofas and chairs are all exceptionally comfortable, the kitchen is very well equipped, and everything was extremely clean and in good condition. The flat is a very short walk from Plymouth Hoe. There was an excellent box of local informtion, and John and Shelagh could not have been more friendly and helpful with everything, taking in our supermarket order, helping us unload, advice on exploring the area. Plymouth is a really interesting city with a fascinating history surrounded by beautiful countryside. My only reservation about praising the lovely holiday we had at Drake's Retreat as much as it deserves is that they will then be so fully booked that we will be unable to return and we'd love to!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review of Drake’s Retreat Rachel. It was lovely to meet you both and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Plymouth. We would love to see you both again and wish you both well for the future John & Shelagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "I had an absolutely lovely stay at Drake’s Retreat."

    It had absolutely everything I needed and the welcoming gifts were lovely (bread, milk, homemade marmalade). The cottage is beautifully clean and very comfortable. It is in a lovely area of Plymouth very close to the sea. John and Shelagh are fabulous hosts and are so kind and helpful. I would highly recommend staying here!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review it is very much appreciated. We hope you managed to sort out accommodation for your first year at University and wish you every success for the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very welcoming hosts, helpful and attentive but not obtrusive."

    Very comfortable and centrally located property.

    Thank you very much for your review which is very much appreciated. You were our first guests at Drake’s Retreat so reviews are very important to us. It was great to meet you both. Shelagh & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Sep 2022

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • 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

This well-presented, lower ground floor apartment is neatly tucked away in the heart of Plymouth, South Devon and just 300 yards from The Hoe.

Tastefully furnished throughout, Drake’s Retreat is an ideal base for couples seeking a in elegant abode in this vibrant Ocean city.

Upon arrival park up in the allocated off-road parking space, before descending a set of steps to enter Drake’s Retreat.

The stylish lounge offers a tasteful place to unwind after a long day; sink into the sofa and tune into the Smart TV, all whilst the warmth of the gas fire adds to the cosy ambience.

Make your way to the well equipped kitchen to rustle up a tasty meal, utilising the double oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher, so there’s plenty on hand to assist with home-cooking.

Off the kitchen is a small cloakroom also housing a washing machine and tumble dryer.

On warmer evenings, take advantage of the enclosed rear courtyard, chatting away as the sun sets with a favourite drink in hand.

Whisk off to the bedroom to catch some rest, sumptuously appointed with a super-king-size bed, ample fitted storage and a contemporary en-suite shower room.

When you’re ready to explore, Plymouth is a lively Ocean city with a wealth of activities and sights to see.

Amble the streets and expect to find art galleries, independent shops, trendy cafés and eateries at the Barbican and the historic Royal William Yard, or discover the bustling city centre with high street retailers, a theatre and multiplex cinema.

Tinside Lido is just 500 yards away.

Savour a taste of Plymouth’s finest export at the Plymouth Gin Distillery or e venture on a boat trip around Plymouth Sound from the famous Mayflower Steps.

Plymouth is situated at the mouth of the River Tamar, set in the UK's youngest area of outstanding natural beauty, meaning there’s a wealth of beautiful walks and cycle trails to embark on.

Ideally positioned to accessing the delights of Plymouth and South Devon, Drake’s Retreat is a fabulous abode, at all times of the year.

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