Cathedral Penthouse - Opulent, Cathedral, Rooftop
Lose yourself in the magic of Exeter by escaping to this impressive penthouse apartment with parking for one car, stylish interiors and views over the cathedral. Those looking for a contemporary holiday home in the heart of a buzzing cosmopolitan city, boasting fabulous inte...Lose yourself in the magic of Exeter by escaping to this impressive penthouse apartment with parking for one car, stylish interiors and views over the cathedral. Those looking for a contemporary holiday home in the heart of a buzzing cosmopolitan city, boasting fabulous interiors, a spacious balcony and gorgeous views need seek no further. Perfect for a romantic getaway, small group or an extended business trip, the three-bedroom Penthouse sleeps five.
Occupying an enviable location in Exeter city centre, it’s just moments from historic landmarks, an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants and near breathtaking coastal paths, beautiful beaches and wild Devon moorland.
The Penthouse, situated on the top floor of an exclusive development, is the jewel in Cathedral View’s crown. Opulent, exclusive and elegant, from the moment you enter you’ll be struck by high-quality interiors that blend classic design with contemporary chic. The original stained glass in the stairway, double-height ceilings and period features provide a window into the past but inside, there is every modern luxury.
The delightfully sociable living spaces are flooded with natural daylight from the statement windows, making the most of the views. Open up the doors to the sheltered balcony that spans the entire width of the property. Here, you can enjoy lazy holiday breakfasts or your complimentary champagne and chocolates!
After a day exploring the city, return home and sink into the plush sofas with a refreshing local tipple. For a holiday treat, why not enlist the talents of a local chef? Sit back and relax as they prepare you a delicious meal in the contemporary kitchen. Sample some local delicacies from the comfort of the statement dining table and share tales of the day.
Choose from three plush bedrooms. Open the doors to the balcony from the two king-size rooms and enjoy a dose of fresh Devon air. Another single bedroom makes this the perfect base for a family of five. With two stylish en-suites and a family bathroom there will be no queuing for the shower!
With the best of South Devon at your fingertips, enjoy a holiday to remember at The Penthouse. Choose from discovering Exeter’s historic heritage, family beach days at Exmouth and Teignmouth and exploring the quaint fishing towns of Brixham, Topsham and Dartmouth. The possibilities are endless.
The apartment is for your exclusive use. The main entrance hall on the ground floor and the lift is communal. A keycode will be provided for the keysafe on the day of your arrival.
The apartment is professionally managed by Fresh Escapes. A Devon based privately owned Vacation Rental and Management company who are here to ensure your stay runs as smoothly as possible.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
There is one allocated parking space in the nearby private car park a minute's walk from the apartment. A parking permit is provided.
Exeter Central Station 0.5 miles
Exeter St Davids Station 0.9 miles
Exeter International Airport 10.9 miles
Exmouth Town 12.0 miles
Teignmouth Beach 15.6 miles
Cathedral View is a development of just seven luxury apartments in a Grade II listed building dating back over 200 years.
The Cathedral and its picturesque Green are the jewel in Exeter's architectural crown. A popular location all year round with the Christmas Market an annual highlight.
The nearby cobbled streets are brimming with eateries, cafes and shops. England's oldest pub and hotel are a stone's throw away. For a modern dining experience, head to the city's new restaurant quarter for a cocktail at a rooftop bar or take your pick from a range of cuisines - Scandinavian, Middle Eastern or gourmet burgers.
The City also shines in the education arena with both Exeter University and Exeter College gaining national recognition as standout educational providers.
Exeter is one of the regions favourite places for shopping and Princesshay offers an abundance of high-street brands, with smaller independents nestled on the cobbled walkway of Gandy Street, located in the Castle quarter of the city.
Cathedral View, originally home to Wippell ecclesiastical suppliers in the 1880’s, is a Grade II listed building with impressive original Gothic Revival features. Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and arguably one of the most beautiful in England, dating back to the early 12th century. The Norman Cathedral, which was replaced from 1270 - 1340, forms the base for the beautiful Gothic building we see today, with its famous west front and elegant nave. The city itself dates back more than 2,000 years and once served as a centre of trade for the Roman Empire. The old city walls can still be found in nearby Southernhay, forming part of the City Wall Trail, one of many historical walks around Exeter. The city also shines in the education arena with both Exeter University and Exeter College gaining national recognition as stand out educational providers.
A dedicated restaurant quarter on Queen Street has brought new restaurants to the city, with rooftop bars, DJs and live music, making this a firm favourite for foodies. Exeter is also one of the region’s favourite places for shopping. Princesshay offers an array of high-street brands, with smaller independents in the Castle Quarter of the city, Gandy Street and Fore Street.
Exeter is a perfectly positioned city - it is easy to see why the Sunday Times voted it one of the best places to live in the UK. Two national parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor, are within easy reach, as well as stunning coastlines and rolling countryside. An abundance of culture awaits in Exeter. Art-house films are shown at the Picture House and Exeter Phoenix provides a full and varied calendar of events. Exeter also boasts various art galleries and a nationally acclaimed museum, Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2015 put the city firmly on the map for sporting excellence. Exeter’s rugby team, the Exeter Chiefs, triumphed in the Premiership and continue to strive for excellence.
- Air conditioning
- Indoor fireplace
- Bed linens
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Cleaning Disinfection
- Coffee maker
- Dishes and silverware
- Family/kid friendly
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Hair dryer
- High chair
- High touch surfaces disinfected
- Hot water
- Laptop friendly workspace
- Long term stays allowed
- Luggage dropoff allowed
- Mountain view
- Pack ’n Play/travel crib
- Paid parking off premises
- Patio or balcony
- Private entrance
- Room-darkening shades
- Smoke detector
- Stereo system
- Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
- Suitable for children (2-12 years)
- Suitable for events
- Towels provided
- Wheelchair accessible
- Wide clearance to bed
- Wide clearance to shower and toilet
- Wide hallway clearance
- Window guards
- Wireless Internet
- Enhanced cleaning practices
- Emergency exit
- Extra pillows and blankets
A small city that packs a big punch, Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in Devon. And what gifts it has: surrounded by beaches, hills, wilderness, astonishing food producers and old country pubs; a cityscape of medieval gothic and Georgian townhouses and never far from stunning views across the estuary to the horizon hills. The old canal basin is a delight of converted warehouses, shops and eateries.
Pre-dating the arrival of the Romans in AD 50, Exeter’s history is varied, which is reflected in a plethora of attractions and things to do. Try the unique Underground Passages, free Red Coat Guided Tours, imposing Roman wall and beautiful Quayside and award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
Exeter is a very walkable city. You can also rent a bike (or a paddleboard!) with Saddles & Paddles. Exeter has lots of cycle trails and walking routes to choose from, taking you beyond the city boundaries through beautiful valley parks and picturesque towns and villages.
Exeter is so close to the beach, you can easily leave your car at home and travel by train down to Topsham, Exmouth or Dawlish. Sit back and enjoy views of rolling countryside and dramatic coastline on one of a number of scenic journeys from Exeter, including the Avocet Line to Exmouth in East Devon, the Tarka Line to North Devon and the Riviera Line to South Devon passing over the famous Dawlish sea wall.
There is a good, reliable bus service, with buses running within the city and outside of the city. Travel Devon is a great place to start planning a day out from Exeter by bus. A handy interactive map allows you to view timetables and routes. Buses run from Exeter to numerous locations across Devon, including a number of popular attractions. These include Crealy Adventure Park, Exeter Racecourse, and the World of Country Life.
The Old Firehouse
Blink and you'll miss this teeny-tiny, up-and-down, atmospheric pub, steps from Exeter high street and once a fire brigade base in the 1800s. The Old Firehouse has bags of atmosphere and a selection of local ales.
Exeter Cathedral – don't miss the minstrels’ gallery, the organ and the astronomical clock, and be sure to look up to see the beautiful stained glass windows and the longest stretch of unbroken Gothic vaulting in the world.
Georgie and Flo
Georgie & Flo on Castle Street – an independent gift and homeware shop born from two friends’ love for all things ethical and handmade.