Prepare to be wowed by the most spectacular of sea views from this irresistible apartment for two, set right on the water's edge, in the historic Fort Picklecombe on the beautiful Rame peninsula. Built in the late 1800s as part of Plymouth's harbour defences, the fort has been brought back into the 21st Century now housing luxury apartments. Perched on the first floor, Dodo's Nest, affectionately named after a beloved family member, has been beautifully furnished to ensure that the view inside matches up to the one on the outside. From the minute you step inside you will be drawn to the view from the large windows and, thanks to the cleverly designed open plan living area, there will rarely be a moment when you won't be able to gaze out to watch the shimmering blue ocean and the comings and goings on the water. Babes in arms up to six months old are welcome at Dodo's Nest.
Accessed from the underground parking area by a lift or stairs, Dodo's Nest offers the most comfortable of stays. The open plan apartment offers a stylish kitchen with all you need to cook up some holiday treats and the sumptuous sitting-area area has plenty of space to unwind and relax and the beautiful travertine plasma fire creates a lovely glow, making this a terrific retreat all year round. You may dine inside, or why not make the most of the balcony and enjoy meals in the open air with the most spectacular of backdrops. The bedroom area, accessed by a couple of steps, has the most comfy of beds adorned with luxurious linens and many an hour is sure to be spent lazing under the covers simply soaking up the view. For days out, there's plenty to discover in this so called 'forgotten' corner of Cornwall. The Fort itself has beautifully landscaped gardens, a private harbour and at low tide, a little beach. For more beaches Whitsand Bay has three glorious miles of golden sand to delight and the pretty twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand provide a step back in time, with narrow streets, colour washed cottages and a great choice of pubs and cafes to recharge those batteries. Bounding the Fort are 850 acres of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park with its historic house, Grade 1 Listed gardens, independent shopping and terrific walks. If it's city life that floats your boat, take the ferry over to the maritime city of Plymouth to enjoy the delights of the historic Barbican and Plymouth Hoe and grab a bite to eat in one of the great eateries at the city's trendy Royal William Yard.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Smart TV and coal-effect electric fire. Electric oven, electric hob, combination microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine/drier. Double bed
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
There are a couple of steps up to the bedroom area. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Covered parking for 1 car
- Telephone (incoming and emergency outgoing calls only)
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Balcony furniture
- 2 panel heaters
Dodo's Nest is situated on the first floor of the Fort.
The views are simply quite stunning.
The balcony area takes full advantage of the view.
The gorgeous bedroom area.
The kitchen is a delight to use and well-equipped.
Whilst preparing supper, or even washing up, you can still enjoy the view!
If the weather won't allow you to dine outside there's also a dining area inside.
Chill out and relax in the sitting-area.
The wall-mounted fire creates a cosy glow making this an ideal retreat all year round.
The bedroom area is accessed up a couple of steps from the sitting-area.
Even from your bed you can still enjoy the views.
Why not treat yourself to breakfast in bed?
The stylish bathroom.
You'll spend many an hour simply looking out to sea and watching the craft sail past.
Looking across to the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand.
The communal gardens.
The gardens are a delight all year round.
Looking from the Fort across Plymouth Sound to the city of Plymouth.
The historic house at Mount Edgcumbe.
At Mount Edgcumbe park there are many great walks to discover.
The pretty seaside village of Kingsand.
Nearby Portwrinkle beach.
Pop into the canteen at Maker and enjoy a tasty treat or delcious lunch.
The coastline is glorious.