Spend the weekend
Residence One is a refined Grade I Listed building at the heart of Royal William Yard. It’s a one-off and visitors can spend the night as the building is converted into 14 stylish boutique rooms by Bistrot Pierre at Royal William Yard.
The building was constructed in around 1830 to the plans of John Rennie Jnr. It was designed to provide four storeys of comfortable residences for the Royal Navy’s Officer classes.
Overlooking the open grassy spaces of The Green, it combines loads of unique original features and a stunning secret garden with a spectacular sea view.
Royal William Yard is a place where thousands of people live and work. But with its beautiful buildings, stunning views, great restaurants, leisure facilities, bakery and galleries, it’s a destination too. There’s always something going on here.
You can try yoga or fitness classes on the lawn, take the stunning, award-winning steps down to the famous South West Coast Path, rent a paddleboard from Firestone Arches or take a dip in the tidal swimming pool at Firestone Bay. There’s also a regular programme of events all year round, including craft and food markets, seasonal events, pop-up arts performances such as the Invisible Circus’ street entertainers, wall dancers, The Barbican Theatre and Plymouth Art to name a few.
Meet the designer
Gillespie Yunnie Architects
RIBA South West Architect of the year 2014
The practice have a particular interest in finding contemporary solutions for constrained and historic environments with expertise in the creative re-use and re-invention of existing buildings.
Creative interventions and respect for the beautiful original architecture have helped create a stunning place to live and work –and have led to a raft of awards.