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Beautiful art-lovers 1830s House


Beautiful art-lovers 1830s House

8 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
8 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
Sparkling clean5 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience93% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Adrian is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The space

Set in a secluded part of Plymouth in a quiet street this is a large terraced house with many beautiful characteristics which have been combined with original features, numerous pieces of modern painting and ceramics and an emphasis on comfort.

The property has a very large open plan sitting room and dining room with capacity to sit at least 8 for dinner and with a period leather chaise and a large luxury sofa. There are doors to make this into two rooms should you desire but we like to keep it open for the light and the feeling of space. We have been collecting art from around the south-west for thirty years which is scattered around the house. The large kitchen/breakfast room sits 6-8 as needed and has all amenities. We like to cook and there is a two oven cooker and numerous books to support us! This is not set up as a holiday space, This is our home so there are some beautiful pieces of ceramics and glass for everyday use (with care). For us it's part of enjoying being here.

There are four double bedrooms. The main bedroom is en-suite with a roll-top iron bath and separate shower and loo. The main bedroom is huge and has hanging space for clothes as needed and a large and very comfortable bed. Second bedroom has an en-suite shower room but the loo is a few steps down the corridor. There is also a cabin bedroom with a small bunk bed which we use for our grandchildren. Under 10s should be fine in here. There is a fairly large library of books which vary from travel, to cookery to social science (yes vital for all guests) reflecting our interests and careers in the media and as academics. Upstairs on the top floor are two more double bedrooms and a separate bathroom. We have locked one other room at the top of the house to keep some of our stuff and also there is a locked loft space.

This small network of streets is full of Late Georgian and Victorian properties.

It is friendly and quiet. We are in the west of Plymouth so ideal for those wanting to visit Cornwall. There is a small train station about 300 yards away - Devonport. From here you can get into the city centre, up the river to the beautiful village of Calstock in Cornwall on the Tamar or into deeper Cornwall to visit the incredible array of natural and visitor attractions. We will leave details of these in the house guide.

Two taxi services dominate Plymouth. Tower cabs is cheap(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or the biggest which is Taxi First (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Car rental is varied but Enterprise is probably cheapest and they can deliver and pick up and have a main depot less than a mile away.

The property is a 25 minute walk from the city centre or about £4.50 in a cab. Parking outside is free and always possible. We are about 300 yards from a beautiful, extensively restored Victorian park with views across into Cornwall. You are only 1 mile from the car ferry into Cornwall. It is about 20-30 minutes to get up on Dartmoor. Plymouth has many pubs and restaurants and rapidly developing cultural offer. Great theatres, cinemas, music, comedy and more besides. Details of restaurants and suggestions will be at the property.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


24 Reviews

Nicholas User Profile
June 2018
Great location Clean, spacious Perfect for our time in Plymouth
Andrew User Profile
May 2018
Brilliant location, amazing house. There was plenty of space for our whole family to stay for a long weekend. The host left us a welcome gift and was excellent with his communication. 10/10 will stay here again.
Patricia User Profile
May 2018
Adrian’s property did not fail to deliver - it houses an eclectic mix of intriguing art and entertaining collections of books and music - we just didn’t have enough time to thoroughly appreciate them all! The house was well kitted out, clean and comfortable and the beautiful cour…
Tracie User Profile
April 2018
Lovely home, very spacious. We arrived late Wednesday evening so it was extra nice to see a welcome package of wine, biscuit & crisps, so thoughtful! We would definitely recommend Adrian and Andrea’s home.
Francesco User Profile
April 2018
Fantastic house and great host! The place is big and almost each room has an ensuite bathroom. It is full of beautiful arts in each corner. If you love cooking you will find a beautiful big kitchen with everything you need: from any kind of tools to basic ingredients, lots of spi…
Clare User Profile
January 2018
Beautiful house in a great location. We were 2 families staying with 4 children aged (8-11) and it worked perfectly. Adrian very thoughtfully left some goodies for our arrival which was so nice. Would love to stay again sometime.
Matthew User Profile
January 2018
One of the delights of Airbnb is the opportunity to get away somewhere that doesn’t feel too much like a holiday home. This is a truly comfortable, spacious and homely place. For anyone interested in art, history and culture, you will love this house as every nook and cranny has …

Hosted by Adrian

Plymouth, United KingdomJoined in September 2013
Adrian User Profile
66 Reviews
Adrian is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
My partner Andrea and I worked in a University. I used to make films and TV programmes. We taught social studies, journalism and media. We love to travel and are passionate about all aspects of culture. We read a lot, watch movies, cook tasty food and drink wine - sounds like a g…
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