Penthouse 60 is Situated Front and Centre of this Iconic Buliding in North Devon
John and Barbara
About John and Barbara
We are both retired and live in North East London near Epping Forest. Barbara was an Infant school Head Teacher and John was a Divisional Manager. At least once a year, since retiring, we have done a House Exchange with folks in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. The trips we have enjoyed most have always been in modern homes near the sea so buying somewhere with a real sea view back here in the UK was always our dream.
John and Barbara purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why John and Barbara chose Bideford
We rented an apartment at Horizon View, twice in 2014...we liked it so much with its amazing ‘wow’ factor sea view we asked the owners if they wanted to sell! That wasn’t to be but as soon as number 60 came up for sale we snapped it up. Westward Ho! is such a great little seaside town...the kind of place that reminds you of your own visits to the seaside as a child. It has an amazing beach, coastal path, restaurants and cafes and a full range of small shops for all your holiday requirements.
What makes this Apartment unique
The extra high ceilings and full height windows in the lounge and master bedroom help make the fabulous panoramic sea views from this apartment, one of our guests described it as like being on a cruise ship. It’s furnished in a modern style 'with a twist of seaside’ that we think visitors will enjoy. It’s extremely comfortable and well appointed and sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset will give you those extra special holiday memories. Oak wood strip flooring to living room, kitchen and hall, gas central heating and hot water. Washer dryer, Egyptian cotton linen and luxury towels included. Secure underground car park with lifts to all floors, security gates and building front door with video entry system to let in guests.
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A very well appointed apartment with superb views. Secure underground parking with lift access to the apartment on the 5th floor.
Great location for Westward Ho beach and town.
Excellent from start to finish.
Would stay again. Perfect apartment.
Lovely stay at The Penthouse
Really enjoyed our holiday in this property again this year and the view never ceases to impress
Excellent property, great views. Maybe needed to provide more toilet rolls and towels (or inform guests to bring their own).
Overall we very much enjoyed our stay.
Truly 5 star everything and the closest views you will get to the sea!!
WOW, from stepping into the appartment living room, the views and sound of the sea leave you feeling that you are on an ocean liner! Lots of thought gone into furnishings and details and we all loved the seaside themed accessories etc! Very clean, spotless, big, airy modern yet homely very comfortable accommodation, you could live here easily! Beds are so comfortable, didnt wake early and not long to fall asleep with the sound of the sea in the peace of the night when you leave the bedroom door open. Secure private balcony and secure private carpark. Choose to watch the rolling surf in high tide from your bed or settee and in low tide, the rocks and beach in this ever changing view. Make sure you have a great camera for the fab sunsets and panoramic views. The rooms in my opinion, rival the best hotels and you probably wont find another place to stay in Devon that will come close to these views and to be so close to the sea. If you have kids and havent taken them to an appartment before, this block is very quiet and feels safe, there is even a freshwater pool outside on your way to the beach. My son had his 13th birthday here and he said 'this is luxury staying here!' We only stayed 4 days yet found our haven to escape to and forget the world! Dont hesitate, just treat yourselves!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your very kind comments. We hope to welcome you back again to Penthouse 60.
John & Barbara
Thanks again for a wonderful holiday. Everything about ocean view 60 is perfect. Can’t wait to visit again! 😄
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to welcome you again to Penthouse 60 at Horizon View.
Whilst its hard to tear yourself away from the view at the apartment there is much to do in and around Westward Ho! When the tide is out its a delight to walk along the two miles of sandy beach and when the tide is in the Southwest coastal path passes right in front of our building. Enjoy a coffee in the village two minutes away (we recommend the Rock Pool cafe) or sit on the Green with a locally made ice cream. If you want to eat in, there are three local supermarkets and if you want to eat out locally theres quite a choice. We would highly recommend Cafe Italia Pizzeria and Morans Thai Restaurant. Along the prom is the Pier House with a large deck to watch the sunset. Its best to book in advance at all three. Around/near the Green theres a variety of shops and pubs as well as a few small amusement arcades.
A car ride away are the pretty villages of Appledore, Instow and Croyde, all great places to explore with plenty of places to eat. The many attractions in the area include RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Dartington Crystal, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Clovelly, Exmoor Zoo and many more.
Barnstaple is the oldest borough in the country and is the commercial and agricultural centre of North Devon. A must visit for anyone seeking serious retail therapy. Saxons first settled in Barnstaple (Barum) over 1000 years ago; In 930 AD it was a Saxon stronghold serving as a market for the surrounding countryside.
Barnstaple has a wonderful mixture of Victorian, Medieval and Georgian architecture and is proud to be a multiple winner of Britain in Bloom. Visit the Barnstaple Heritage Centre, sited in a fine Grade 1 listed building to learn more about the town's 1000 year history.
We have a large collection of leaflets in the apartment of places to visit and explore. Enjoy.