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Where Eight Become One Again…

Why do family holiday’s matter so much?

They matter because for most of us, our annual family holiday is our lifetime sanity help line!

The safety net that stops us as we hurtle towards the deck and aids us from becoming rocking wrecks in the corner!  OK! Perhaps a little dramatic – but I am sure we can all agree; a holiday is an escape. Our chance to run away from the 9-5’s, the early starts, the PE kits and football training – the normal, everyday LIFE, something a little less Argggghhh and a little more ahhhh!

It is the chance we look forward to, to reconnect with our family, to make plans for our future, to realign with the people we love the most, but perhaps forget to show the most often.

Once the car is loaded and the road trip begins the family dynamic snaps back into that sunny disposition. Our suitcases packed up and our worries left at home!

At Strathmore House Apartments, we know that although escaping is essential, feeling at home is crucial. That’s why all you need to pack are the things you need for you, we have all the things you need for life sorted!

Our home from home has everything; just fill the hangers with your clothes, the bathroom with your toiletries and the apartments with your laughter. Everything else will be waiting for you.

So gather your family. Pack up your car. Come make memories that will last a lifetime. Summer Holiday for a week in our Four Bedroom Apartment, where eight will soon become one again!

Wedding Guests In Plymouth…

We all love a great wedding! Quite possibly there is none better than those held in Plymouth; the backdrop sensational, the sights breathtaking and when you choose us for your accommodation provider – that’s utterly fabulous too!

Throughout the year we have hundreds of guests stay with us when they are asked to join loved ones celebrating their new chapters together on their Wedding Day. Nothing is nicer than being asked to witness something so magical.

The last family that stayed with us for a wedding was just last week, when they attended a wedding at the New Continental Hotel. They wanted an apartment rather than hotel room and being that we are just a short stroll away from the hotel; we were the perfect choice.

“We were invited to the wedding last summer and decided then that rather than travel down just for an overnight stay, that we would make a mini holiday out of it. Travelling from Bristol we didn’t have far to go, but we love Plymouth and so it made perfect sense to enjoy a few days, as well as an amazing wedding with a beautiful couple.

Strathmore House Apartments were stunning. They had everything we all needed and we will certainly stay again. The Wedding Day was amazing at the hotel, the food sensational and the drinks flowed! So walking home in just a few minutes was perfect!”

If you are joining a happy couple who are about to embark on a long and happy life together; Strathmore House Apartments could be the perfect base to glam yourselves up, get ready to dance the night away and celebrate love. What’s more, with our perfect location you may not even need a taxi!

Holidays Fueled By The Bean Scene..!

Like many, here at Strathmore House Apartments we all love to enjoy a great coffee…or two!

Maybe it stems from too many evenings watching that famous group of friends sitting in their local coffee house, enjoying a catch up! Although it’s now been more than 20 years since Joey, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Rachel and Phoebe came together after their daily grind; it’s still a vision that many of us hold when we think about catching up with ‘friends’ over coffee!

Plymouth is a destination rich with many wonders; sea air, sensational history, innovation and amazing individuals who aspire to create greatness here in Britain’s Ocean City for our visiting friends to enjoy. And although the whole of the UK has been swept away by the coffee current over recent years; many restaurants here in Plymouth also understand just how important a great coffee really is.

The Mission Bar & Restaurant is a prime example of a setting that has got it bang on the coffee! This 19th century Thomas Mission Hall, with its high ceilings and aromatic smells from the kitchen, is the perfect place to settle for a flavoursome coffee with friends, the perfect stopgap whilst exploring Plymouth. Cushioned between the city centre and the historic Barbican, neatly placed amongst the cobbles, their coffee and venue is the perfect blend.

This stunning, intimate, perfectly formed neighbourhood restaurant serves coffee from The Devon Coffee Company. Born in 2011, The Devon Coffee Company has grown from a co-operative of café owners looking to improve their coffee quality to a Speciality Coffee Roaster who supply and support 100’s of businesses across the South West.

The Mission serves their Arabica of the Americas; a Zesty Blend of Light and Dark beans to produce sweetness with a dry fruity finish. With ripe juicy black cherry, dried fruits and a syrupy caramel finish, its smooth and wonderfully rich.

So while you are exploring the delights of Plymouth why not pop in and try a cup; always served with a smile we are sure you will be impressed not only with the coffee, but the service and venue too.

The Mission Bar & Restaurant | Sir John Hawkins Square, Palace Street, Plymouth PL1 2AY  | Tel: 01752 229955  | Email: info@themissionplymouth.com | Open Tuesday – Saturday 12/3pm & 5/9.30pm

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MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds…

Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe in Devon, UK - photo by Herbythyme

MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds taking over Plymouth Hoe this summer 

On 26 and 27 July, Plymouth Hoe will host two nights of incredible live music in a new open-air music event, MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds.

Indie titans Bastille will headline Day One on Thursday 26 July, performing a full 90-minute set to the crowd. The chart-topping, award-winning band have sold more than 11 million singles including ‘Pompeii’, ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’, ‘Flaws’ and ‘Good Grief’. Also performing is singer-songwriter Ella Eyre and rapper Professor Green and Club MTV favourites, R3WIRE & VARSKI will be getting the party started on the night.

Day Two (Friday 27 July) will bring Ibiza to Plymouth with a huge performance by legendary DJ Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley. They’ll perform their critically-acclaimed ‘Ibiza Classics’ show, which sees classic dance tracks performed in an entirely new way by the 65-piece orchestra and guest vocalists, all with a spectacular light show. It’s going to be a night filled with nostalgia, transporting you back to sunny holidays of the 90s.

Tickets are on sale now for £25 per day and there is an event pass offering access to both days for just £45. All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee. Buy yours online now: www.theticketstore.co.uk/oceancitysounds or find out more at: www.oceancitysounds.co.uk.

We also have some availability at Strathmore House Apartments,  make the most of Plymouth and this amazing event and stay while you play!

 

The Love Doctor Is Calling…

Being In Love Is Lovely…

Sharing your life, making memories and having someone there at the end of a long day or week makes everything feel better and brighter. But even when we have found love, we shouldn’t be complaisant. We all need to make time to reconnect with each other and sparkle together. It’s too easy to let work, life, children and bills sweep us away from each other; to lose sight of our love. Demanding jobs, screaming toddlers and hectic social diaries leave little time for love. Sometimes months can slip by without engaging in meaningful conversations or simply enjoying a snugly night in.

Spending easy and fun time together is essential for love to blossom and here at Strathmore House Apartments, we love, love!

When couples spend a couple of nights with us, we love seeing sparkle return. The excitement in their eyes when they first arrive, with two precious days ahead of them, and two cosy evenings!

Once you have decided that a break away is what the love doctor ordered; the fun planning and packing adds to the anticipation of the mystery and magic ahead.

Relationships grow best when your mind and body is given time to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the very fabric of life; and with Britain’s Ocean City being packed with beauty and events no matter what time of the year, a break away is the perfect growing time for any and all relationships.

So, If you are looking for one of the most romantic getaways you will ever have, visit Plymouth for love and laughter and make happy memories you can cherish forever. Here at Strathmore House Apartments you can have the privacy you need and the space you deserve.  You can star gaze over the tides, have romantic outdoor picnics, enjoy private dinners, and relax in our luxurious apartments with a black and white move and bottle of something nice – or have a duvet day and simply be!

Whatever you need, whatever you want, here you can have it all.

Let us help you fall in love all over again! Two nights start at just £160 per apartment; but the value of alone time is priceless. X

 

Laugh Away The Grey Day…

 

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT FOR FUN…

Head to the Mount Batten Centre this evening (27 April) as they host their second ‘Live at the MBC’ – Comedy Night!

They’re delighted to be joined by three comedians: Chris Brooker, Jon Wagstaffe and Doug Segal

Tickets are just £12 each and for just £4.95 extra you can opt to have food (hot buffet) before the show too! Tickets are still available just call 01752 44567!

The ‘Live at the MBC’ Comedy Night will be a great end to your week and the perfect antidote to this rather grey day! So, start of your weekend with friends, family, colleagues or team mates and join them from 8pm until late!

The Mount Batten Ferry will be running until 11pm.

Please note the Comedy Night is for over 18s only

Fish n’ Chips..!

Fish & Chips In Britain's Ocean City

Fish n’ Chip Supper!

Fish & Chips, a prominent dish on the cobbles of Britain’s Ocean City; with the aroma of salt and vinegar creating a nautical rumble in your tummy as you pass by! They say a little of what you fancy does you no harm; and by golly are we grateful for this ‘free pass’ to enjoy a battered cod upon a steaming portion of crispy chips!

There are a plethora of amazing restaurants to tantalise your taste-buds in Plymouth, but the odd take-away, eaten upon your lap looking out over the sound makes for the perfect of memories during your stay in our beautifully historic city.

Our top tip to guests visiting Plymouth between now and September 2018 is a visit to Rockfish, who are extending their “£3 local Fish Friday” deal! Here you can enjoy local fish and chips from the Rockfish Takeaway from 5pm each Friday, and although there is closures on the footbridge that leads you to their sensational restaurant and take-away, a discount option is available if parking in Lockyer’s Quay car park or if using the Silverline ferry.

Since the 17th century battered fish has been enjoyed by many; and why try fixing something that isn’t broken! Indulge, enjoy and feel Plymouth in every delicious mouthful!

 

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Spring Into Summer…

It’s never too late to book the perfect family summer escape. Here at Strathmore House Apartments we know only too well that escaping with your loved ones and making memories you can cherish for a lifetime is the oil that keeps our everyday cogs turning.

The 6 week school holidays are the perfect time to take that well needed family break away, discovering exciting new UK destinations with all of the ‘home from home’ amenities you might need. With some availability still remaining for summer 2018, Strathmore House Apartments’ one, two, three and four bedroom apartments; complete with kitchens, bathrooms, living and dining areas, really do offer everything you need to make memories in Britain’s Ocean City.

Not only that, guests staying at Strathmore House Apartments also have complimentary access, 7 days a week, to Club Continental; a leisure complex at the New Continental Hotel just a short stroll from Elliot Street and complete with sauna, steam room, heated indoor pool and two air-conditioned gyms.

With so much to see and do in Plymouth, why not book a return visit for 2019! It’s never too early to book your Summer Holidays and when you book direct with us, by calling now, you will get the very best deals so you can plan a trip the entire family can really look forward to!

Call now for 2019 deals: 01752 276797!

Take A Peek…

Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe in Devon, UK - photo by Herbythyme

 

“Plymouth’s best kept secret”: A peek inside the beautiful apartments on the launch of their new website…

Strathmore House Apartments are situated  here on Elliot Street,  an area home to some breathtaking Victorian architecture and alive with history; one of the many corridors to the sea, but also an area that provides Plymouth  with a calming rhythm, sincere sense of style and everlasting elegance of the era.

Our serviced apartments are stylish one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, offering accommodation from two nights to longer stays; true urban living for those choosing to holiday here in Britain’s Ocean City.

This month, Strathmore House Apartments are celebrating the launch of our new website and Elinor Eaton, our Development Manager for the New Continental Group explains why now is such an important and exciting time to invest in, and visit Plymouth:

“Plymouth is alive with activity and energy on the lead up to 2020 and beyond; you can feel it in every conversation and around each corner that you turn, and for our group, inward investment in our sector and city has always been a really important part of our business planning. Strathmore House Apartments, in my opinion, are one of Plymouth’s best kept accommodation secrets; popular with returning guests from all over the UK, choosing Plymouth as their holiday hot spot.

Our serviced apartments make the perfect base to enjoy the riches on offer here in Plymouth; not only because of their location but because of their style and layout – they really are perfect for professionals, families, friends and couples looking for a modern, clean and stylish place to stay during their time here.

Plymouth is a truly remarkable destination; not only thanks to the exciting times in preparation for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower in 2020, but the spectacular year-round events programme, including the British Fireworks Championship, Flavour Fest, Seafood Festival, Illuminate and much, much more.

We believe our new website, thanks to Hedgerow Marketing,  reflects not only our apartments, but also how we view and feel about our city.   I believe that any investment in Plymouth shows a true sense of pride in place, which is also very important to the New Continental Group. Are hope is everyone that visits our site gets a real sense of the riches on offer and the brilliance that shines so brightly – even on a grey day! “

 

 

Strathmore House Apartments | Elliot Street | Plymouth | W: www.strathmorehouse.co.uk |                     E: info@strathmorehouse.co.uk | T: 01752 276797

 

Enter Easter With Ease…

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There are times when an Easter break away is the exact indulgence (reward!) we all need this time of year…

We have stepped dramatically and excitedly into 2018; we have handled the January blues with style and grace; we have got the children back into the school rhythm without too much of a fight, we have fought our way through the sales and purchased more nonsense that we care to admit to; our diet lasted precisely 48 hours (and we no longer use the smoothy maker!); there was absolutely nothing dry about January – but that’s ok, we are hydrated; our diary and notepad (the ones we vowed to use only one pen to write with, committing to use only our best ever writing)  now looks like a GPs scribble pad …

…but everyone, it’s ok!

It’s ok because Easter is just around the corner and that is perhaps the best pat on the back for our achievements to date!

At Strathmore House Apartments we have one, two, three and four bedroom apartments that you can use as your luxury base whilst visiting Plymouth this Easter.

For a Family Break: Make the most of the space and location for a holiday away with the family. With so much to see and do in and around Plymouth, your little ones will come back to the apartment full of sea air and sleepy eyes – then you still are able to enjoy a cosy night in with a great film and bubble bath!

For a Romantic Retreat: Perhaps this year you and your love want to escape your day to day life and make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend; enjoy the night life, cocktails and food on offer in Britain’s Beautiful Ocean City – then perhaps walk it off with a coffee along the promenade and a spot of shopping.

Whatever your need this Easter, at Strathmore House Apartments we offer everything you might need to soak up the sights and really enjoy the richness on offer in Plymouth.

With amber, yellow and red weather warnings over recent weeks, what can we expect this Easter? Well, perhaps not sunhats and sun cream! Forecaster AccuWeather is predicting double digits for the Bank holiday weekend of 10-11C and with great central heating you can be sure that your wrapped up days will be followed by snugly nights and the most wonderful of memories.