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Apartment 39

Fort Picklecombe, Devon (Ref. 976413)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “The apartment and surrounding area is beautiful. My only criticism would be that you are not welcomed by the residents that live at the fort, and we meet with hostility by 2 if these residents within the first 2 days of our holiday. One really went for us for stepping if a path running in front of the apartments. They say they should not be sublet . This should not be something we get involved in. Could be a holiday no no !!!”

    Ms Guppy, Farnham, September 2018

    • “A local information pack would be helpful which should include that dogs are not allowed on beach until september”

    Mr Veitch, Liverpool, September 2018

    • “Lovely flat amazing location unbelievable views lovely holiday. Easy boat trips to Plymouth. Good access to restaurants and Segway adventure which was great. Officious and rude neighbour but apart from that it was a wonderful few days and everyone else was welcoming and hospitable.”

    Mrs Mayson, Liss, August 2018

    • “The property was beautifully decorated, and had amazing views.”

    Dr James, 32766, July 2018

    • “Stunning view, could sit and watch the ships, ferries,boats and yachts going past all day. Flat is in excellent condition with stylish modern decor (grey, white, black and silver). Very well equipped kitchen and excellent ensuite shower/basin/toilet as well as second bathroom/toilet. Comfortable beds,although fitted sheet did not seem big enough for the depth of mattress. We were disappointed with the eating and the seating arrangements. There were four of us (adults) in the flat, which could accommodate 6 people. There were no table and chairs for eating meals. One side of the marble kitchen worktop was effectively a breakfast bar facing the kitchen(with our backs to the view) with four high chairs. There was insufficient room for our knees to sit straight. Adequate for breakfast at most. We brought the 2 small wrought iron tables and 4 chairs in from the balcony when we ate in the flat, or ate in the studio flat rented for other members of the family which had a table and chairs for 6. There was no chair to sit on when using the hairdryer in our bedroom so knelt and sat on the floor. The seating arrangements were not particularly sociable or comfortable. 3 people could sit and watch the main TV etc screen (there were also 4 smaller screens around the flat) on a sofa. There were 2 modern chaise longue on each side of the balcony doors looking out to sea.”

    Mrs Ruff, LONDON, June 2018

    • “We had a fantastic stay here, the flat was stylish, well equipped and comfortable for a young family. There were a couple of things brought to our attention on arrival - a lightbulb missing in a bathroom and a chair broken but it didn’t affect our stay at all. The sea view from the flat is wonderful and we enjoyed the location of the fort. We will be visiting again.”

    Mrs Spicer, MAIDENHEAD, June 2018

    • “A few issues: Broken chair, shattered/cracked glass in the hall picture frame, three out of five bathroom lights not working. Two chipped tumblers, tumblers mismatched in general, only two wine glasses. On-suite shower: Drain blocked water very slow to drain away. Toothbrush holder and soap tray not clean. Kitchen cupboards: Contained a lot of opened food packets - maybe belong to owners? No welcome pack with useful info just a collection of manuals and leaflets. But plenty of post-it notes pointing out all the broken items and one to say empty the bins on departure.”

    Mr Hargreaves, MAIDENHEAD, June 2018

    • “Everything was first class except sofa which was very uncomfortable low back which made my neck ache”

    Mrs Bailey, Truro, May 2018

    • “Apartment excellent the refurbishment the owners have done makes this a must for future holidays. It is however spoilt by the lack of places to eat . There is no dining table nor should there be in a mondernist apartment the owners solution is a breakfast bar which is fine if only there were stools to use at the bar. At our visit there were only 2 that were useable and as we were a party of 3 it really was not practicable to have meals in the apartment”

    Mr Welford, GUILDFORD, April 2018

    • “Beautifully furnished in a very modern style with everything you need.”

    Mr Hunt, ANDOVER, April 2018

    • “This property is one of a number overseen by a Management company, rules and regulations are available to read in which it is stated the properties should not be let out. This rule was further emphasised by one owner in particular who made very hostile remarks. Unless this issue is addressed in future and there are reassurances that those who choose to pay the not inconsiderable fee will be welcome and able to access the beach area, pool and tennis courts without conflict I cannot recommend this as a pleasant holiday experience.”

    Dr S, Holmfirth, July 2018

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The Property

In Fort Picklecombe, a smart ground-floor apartment with spectacular out-to-sea views of Plymouth Sound and along the coast: wonderful timeless views of passing shipping, seal and dolphin sightings and ever-changing skies.
All newly renovated in 2017 with tiled floors throughout. Living room with smart TV/DVD and floor-to-ceiling glazed doors to balcony (tables/chairs) and those views. Kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric oven/induction hob) with dining bar/stools and smart TV. Three bedrooms, all with smart TV - two double (access to one side of bed only), one with en suite shower-room (suite), and a snug bunk room (for alternative sleeping) with porthole windows to living room. Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Shutters protect the windows during rough weather in winter months and when closed they block the view. A fine place to escape from the busy world.

Fort Picklecombe: built in 1848 to protect Plymouth, this fort is now converted into excellent apartments. Stunning views of sea/shipping (sometimes warships). Long drive leads to it. Kingsand/Cawsand, 2 miles; Mount Edgcumbe Park, ¼ mile by Coast Path; pedestrian ferry to Plymouth, 2 miles; car ferry, 10.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double, one with en suite shower-room. 1 x bunk room (for alternative sleeping only). Sitting room with glazed doors to balcony and sea views. Kitchen with dining area. Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC.


  • Electric panel heaters
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with satellite package DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only only, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car in a reserved parking space
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

FORT PICKLECOMBE The twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, with narrow streets winding between pastel-coloured cottages, lie on the Rame Peninsula just 5 miles from Plymouth

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