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The View

(Ref. 1007350)

Plymouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "House was lovely, very well resourced, great location."

    Very clean and loved the additional extras provided on arrival. Will return. Third bedroom very small, not suitable for 2 adults. Main bathroom would benefit with handrail to aid getting out of shower for those less able Would appreciate tablespoons in kitchen to serve veg etc with.

    Reviewed by Jill4.1Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property to stay in…perfect location would definitely recommend and return in the future"

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property within walking distance of many good pubs & restaurants."

    Easy walk to Barbican and option of ferries. Stunning scenery and great for running, swimming, fishing etc. Well-equipped with comfortable beds and spotlessly clean. Lovely welcome pack for us & the dogs. Hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay with super views and in a great location."

    The only issue we had was with the EV car charger not working with our vehicle but not the end of the world as we found a few charging places around Plymouth to go and top up at and we didn't use our car all that much anyway as a lot of places to walk to and catching the various ferries was a great way to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2023

  • "It was a home from home, very comfortable with great views."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "The View was perfect."

    The only small issue was the 3rd bedroom was very small with no storage space. Other than that everything was brilliant!!

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property in fabulous location."

    Would happily book again.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at The View."

    The location and views from the balcony were as good as we had hoped if not better. The big difference about The View is that it feels like a home rather than a holiday let. It's really well furnished and comfortable and the kitchen is the best equipped we've come across. When you arrive, you quickly feel at home and relax into your holiday. The availability of an EV charge point was one reason we booked The View. This allowed us to make the 300-mile trip here and not have to worry about charging whilst on holiday.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2023

  • "The house was very comfortable and well equipped."

    It was in a great location by the waterside for watching the ships go by. With two ferries and and bus route to the city we only used the car on one day. The neighbours were very friendly as well. A very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed Christmas week and enjoyed being able to relax in this very comfortable cosy townhouse."

    There is everything you need and very clean, bed is very comfortable in main bedroom, only used the one bed as it was only two of us. Plenty of hot water and a very good handbook with lots of very useful information of places to go and shops etc and local information it’s well worth a read. Also good instructions for heating and recycling etc. We came away just to enjoy the peace and quiet. There is a lot of places to walk to around the harbour and the hoe. It’s right on a bus stop if you want to go further there’s no need to use your car. Royal William yard is not to be missed it’s very historic, you can wander around and get something to eat in the bars and restaurants. The views are amazing from the balcony and bedroom it’s literally a few yards to the waters edge. The complimentary hamper was absolutely amazing full of Christmas goodies and best we have ever seen. Our dog enjoyed his Christmas stocking left for him. Thank you Yve for making us feel so welcomed and “Christmassy”. Your home made blackberry gin was lovely. We would love to come back again and enjoy your lovely home. As we stayed over Christmas and it was very quiet we have not included activities that can be done in the warmer months but other people have included in their reviews for your info.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Dec 2022

  • "Best stocked kitchen in the many holiday cottages and apartments we have stayed at."

    House has a great position and views. Very tastefully decorated and furnished throughout. Weather barely rose above freezing for the week we stayed but always felt warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Dec 2022

  • "There is only one word to sum up this lovely property: F A B U L O U S."

    The amazing views, the location of the town house, cleanliness, comfort, the vicinity of the restaurants and the easy walking distance to the city centre were all fantastic. We highly recommend THE VIEW.

    Reviewed by Christa5.0Sep 2022

  • "The View is a great property and we had a wonderful family holiday."

    The property has everything you need and was very clean and comfortable. We especially enjoyed sitting on the balcony. We all loved the views over the marina. There are lots of nice places to eat a short walk away or simply have a drink and watch the world go by.

    Reviewed by Erin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Superb view. Great position for Royal William Yard for food, drink and any boat trips.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is the third year we have visited The View- and what a view!"

    !!! Even if you did nothing but sit and look out you wouldn’t be bored at all the activity going on in front of your eyes. We like identifying the Naval ships that come past! However there are loads of places to eat in the Royal William Yard, there are ferries to Mount Edgecombe in Cornwall and the Barbican for shopping and Plymouth City Centre and the buses are regular too. There are also loads of places within a car drive- Looe has some lovely shops - and a large car park. This year we revisited the Bodmin Heritage Railway- who thought that was a good idea in 32 degrees of heat?- but we had a super day anyway. Can’t recommend this place highly enough.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a lovely property!"

    Spotlessly clean, well equipped and in a very good location. We parked our cars on Saturday on arrival and didn’t get back into them again until we departed the following Saturday. We made a few trips on the ferry to Barbican and went to Plymouth Hoe and another trip over to Cornwall to visit Mount Edgcumbe and take a walk in the extensive grounds.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely place with some great views across the marina and beyond to Cornwall."

    It’s a stones throw from the ferry to Mt Edgcumbe and the Royal William Yard with all its restaurants and bars. We were lucky to have gorgeous weather and to sit on the balcony with a nice bottle of wine watching the sunset was just a perfect end to the day. The house is on three floors but with having a nice garden we spent quite a few days enjoying the view from there and the gorgeous smell coming from the jasmine shrubs dotted around the garden was lovely. The house is spotlessly clean and everything you will need for your stay is provided. Parking is the only issue but we parked one car in the drive and parked the other in Royal William yard for £10 per 24 hours. We tried to use the other car park just up from the house but it was all ways full, even first thing in the morning so I would recommend staying in royal William yard car park. Overall it was a great stay in a lovely house and I can definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our return visit to The View was just as fabulous as the first time."

    This home is so comfortable with everything that we needed. The location is stunning and the view changes constantly with the weather and the tides. So much to see and do in the area , would definitely be worth another visit.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at “The View” Plymouth."

    The location of the property is great next to the re-developed William Yard and the views over the harbour with the sun going down are just simply relaxing. Can’t fault the property it was spotless and with all the equipment you need with the added bonus of a electric car charging point in the garage. The location is good for a few days of not getting into you car buses into Plymouth and ferry to Cornwall all with a couple of minutes walk every 30 minutes. The ferry over to Cremyll followed by a walk to Cawsand is a great day out lovely views and some nice pubs.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I am really pleased to hear that you and your family had such a good time and that The View had everything you needed. As you say it's a great property in a fabulous location, the photos can only show a glimpse of what it's really like! I hope you're able to return one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the View."

    Beautiful property in a wonderful location. Although stated in the literature we hadn’t appreciated the difficulty in parking two cars. Fortunately the neighbours were very helpful in giving us one of their spaces! The only other thing is the stairs are steep and at an angle so care needs to be taken when carrying luggage up and down. Apart from these two aspects the accommodation is first class and I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property."

    The views are outstanding. Had a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Sep 2021

  • "This property is just wonderful, everything you need is there, the location is outstanding."

    We absolutely loved our holiday and we can’t wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2021

  • "Not enough parking spaces as garage is too small you can get your car in but can’t open doors to get out especially if you have a bigger car, the residents don’t want you to park in the other spaces."

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. On the website we do state the following - "Off-road parking for two cars. Standard single garage with up and over door and electric car charging point". The lead photograph also clearly shows the allocated parking for the properties. We always advise that you contact us should you have any concerns or queries over the parking arrangements and the size of the vehicle you will be bringing with you. If you should need to bring more than two cars, again we advise that you speak with us first to discuss this and where alterative parking can be found for any additional vehicles. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Jul 2021

  • "A lovely quiet location."

    Love the King William Yard. Lovely ferry trips to lots of places. Great walks. Gorgeous view over the bay and watching the boats and ships coming and going Very relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a superb place to stay when in Plymouth- the location next to Royal William Yard with its eateries and ferry to the Barbican; the wonderful facilities and friendliness of the owner; the VIEW - wow- to sit on the balcony watching the naval ships come in and out is great!"

    ! This week we spotted HMS Tamar, HMS Echo and HMS Portland. It is also handy for the Torpoint ferry - for getting over to Cornwall. OK the weather wasn't as good this year as it was last year when we were there - but we still BBQed in the lovely courtyard garden- bliss.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location , near good restaurants in an attractive area."

    Fantastic views. The car parking was disappointing. The garage , which is one of the spaces , is only for a very small car . This meant we had to find off site parking for one of the cars. The third bedroom is extremely small and only just big enough for the double bed leaving little storage for two people.

    Reviewed by Cathy3.8Jun 2021

  • "The property is situated perfectly."

    Everything is just a short walk away. Check out Elvira's Cafe for excellent food and the Royal William Yard literally 3 minutes walk. Stunning views and wonderful sunsets. Neighbours are lovely. One of the best holidays in this country.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house is amazing."

    If I had to contradict anything, don’t take two large car’s neighbours not overly helpful. Kitchen could do with few extras ie bbq tools, cheese grater and a few more dishes. Must say we really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful house stunning views and a lovely neighbour."

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7May 2021

  • "The location and layout of the property, superb."

    Beautiful views with lots of activity to watch on the water and the restaurants of Royal William Yard right on your doorstep. Lots of opportunity for lovely walks, car only used twice in a fortnight to go out on rainy days. Bus stop just down the road and the ferrys for the Barbican and Edgecumbe Estate a short stroll away. Everything you could need provided in the View and so comfortable, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0May 2021

  • "Outstanding location to explore city and to relax."

    Very comfortable home with everything one needs and very thoughtful touches by the owners including lovely welcome basket. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2020

  • "Comfortable home with great views."

    Location great for local facilities.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2020

  • "All ways pleased very good property's and customer services"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2020

  • "The house is beautifully decorated and comfortable."

    It’s situated near the ferries to Cremyll and the Barbican and some really good restaurants in the Royal William Yard.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was absolutely fantastic in the most gorgeous house."

    Could not have been any better and can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fabulous house with fantastic views."

    We went away with friends & thoroughly enjoyed spending time relaxing, cooking together, and admiring the views. There was nothing more we could have asked for. House was home from home, was close to bars & restaurants and a lovely walk to the Hoe and the Barbican. The property was also close to supermarkets. The water taxis were also a good idea, going over to Mount Edgecumbe and down to The Barbican, the scenery was stunning.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent property in a stunning location - highly recommend."

    Incredibly clean throughout ( so no Covid fears!!) Would definitely like to return

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a lovely place!"

    Excellent location - siting in the garden or on the balcony watching the shipping is great! Also the proximity to the Royal William Yard for great eateries and the ferry to the Barbican. The house itself is beautifully presented and very comfy - nice to have a gift of fresh apple juice and some clotted cream fudge waiting for us too. We had a wonderful time. When we arrived we found the table in the garden was broken - but a quick phone call to let the owner know - and even though we said it was no big deal we were just letting him know- withing half an hour someone came to fix it! We would definitely stay their again [ and again!] - Gill

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house was everything we had hoped for and more, and the added extras - from the welcome packs for us and our dog, to the swing seat under the balcony, helped to make it a very special stay."

    The location is fabulous with views across the harbour to Royal William Yard over to Cornwall and the Cremyl ferry. We only had to use the car once, and happily travelled by ferry out of Royal William Yard or the Cremyll ferry to get everywhere that we wanted to for most of the week.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great property, great location."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2020

  • "This location is awesome."

    Just sitting in the evening watching the boats and hearing the tinkling of the masts was so wonderful. But during the day you can see the marines in their exercises with frigates crossing the water. Just brilliant. There is so much to do... Catching ferries to other beautiful places or you can just hop on a train to places like Looe and Totnes. Can't enthuse enough.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous house in a perfect location."

    The upstairs balcony is perfect for afternoon sun and evening drinks watching the boats on the water. The house is very comfortable and beautifully furnished. There are ferries and boat trips within easy reach and a regular bus into town goes from around the corner. Royal William Yard has great eating places and boat trip or walk to The Barbican is highly recommended. Would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, if anything the location is undersold."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2019

  • "We have travelled the world over the years, we have enjoyed everything from camping in a field right up to a five star hotel."

    Last year was our dream holiday to Australia and it was everything we hoped for and more!! This year we decided on Plymouth, I'm not sure I remember exactly why ....It was a little 'last minute' but we found this holiday home and something drew us to it. Oh what a fantastic find!!! Imagine awaking every single day to the sea breeze drifting through the window, climbing out of bed to be faced with that VIEW, I don't really think we could ever hope to do this place justice in words. We were a little concerned that after last years trip to Australia, anything else would be a let down. This was far from that, in fact I was amazed to find myself agreeing with my wife that it was comparable, you couldn't ask for a more perfect setting. We had only four out of seven days that were sunny and yet it didn't seem to matter, there is so much to see and do in Plymouth and we certainly chose the perfect base. The house itself looked good in the 'photo's but you are always a little wary that it won't be quite so good when you arrive, it was so nice to arrive and find it was even better than we were hoping for, lovely to find milk in the fridge along with tea, coffee and biscuits to welcome us. Overlooking the harbour and below the first floor balcony is a bench, every day that bench tells a story if you take five minutes each day. People stop to take a rest on their way to or from work, someone will be walking the dog and just take a few minutes to sit and enjoy the view, locals and holiday makers occasionally stop for a fifteen minute swim in the harbour boat owners row out to one of the many boats moored up and sail off into the distance. This was by far the busiest and yet most relaxing holidays we have had in many years, we are planning our next trip already and whilst it isn't the cheapest and we were tempted by other less expensive property's in the area, we were drawn to this one and are SO grateful that we went with our instincts. I'd never heard the word HYGGE before ......I think we found it.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2019

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  • Accommodation Over three floors, Second floor - Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room, basin and WC
  • 2 x double bedrooms, (one with access to bed from one side only)
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor - living/dining room with balcony
  • Utility room. Ground floor - kitchen/diner
  • Hallway
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Standard single garage with up and over door and electric car charging point (further charges may apply)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, water filter, washing machine, tumbler dryer, Smart TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Electric Car Charge Point available (further charges may apply)
  • Enclosed decking area with furniture and barbecue
  • First floor balcony with furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles and pub 0.01 miles

The property

Aptly named The View, this smart three-storey waterside property is situated along the South West Coast Path in Plymouth, Devon.

With glorious views over the river Tamar and its yacht filled harbour, here you’re within easy reach of the best that Plymouth has to offer and a few minutes walk from the historic Royal William Yard (recently named an ‘unmissable attraction’ in the Ultimate United Kingdom Travel list by Lonely Planet), where you'll find a host of upscale restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. Tucked securely behind a gated entrance of a pretty courtyard, The View has been renovated into a stylish holiday home.

Bright and airy with a real holiday atmosphere, yet retaining a welcoming and homely feeling. On the ground floor, the modern open-plan kitchen/dining area with breakfast nook (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob and electric oven) looks out over the pretty decked garden with table/chairs and BBQ and the harbour beyond.

Throw open the glazed doors and let the sun shine in whilst you plan your day ahead.

The spacious first floor living area is spacious with comfy sofas and a formal dining table.

The adjoining balcony (table and chairs) is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the ever changing river scene just outside.

The garage even has a universal car charging point installed for those with electric cars (further charges may apply). The View is in a superb location, with a variety of restaurants and bars within walking distance and is popular with walkers, paddle boarders, swimmers and the sailing community.

Nearby the pedestrian foot ferry will take you to Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall in under 10 minutes!

Regular water taxis run from the adjacent Royal William Yard to the historic Barbican and The National Marine Aquarium. Just a short drive away is the famous Plymouth Hoe which holds many events throughout the year including the British firework competition and is home to Smeaton’s Tower, The Royal Citadel and the Tinside Lido, an open air swimming pool.

Perfect for city breaks or a traditional holiday, with so much to do and see nearby, the whole family is sure to enjoy their stay at The View.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Note: One car parking space on the drive and the garage can accommodate a small car only.