Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
� set into the hillside behind Brixham harbour, a 19th cent. fisherman�s cottage with fabulous views out to sea and only a short walk from the quayside and town. To the front, 9 steps up from the road to a terrace (table/chairs) with old anchor and great view to the harbour. At the back, split-level garden with 5 steps up to patio (table/chairs) and 26 more steps up to another level (table/chairs, barbecue) with fabulous views across Brixham; another 12 steps lead up to a back gate to the parking area (a bonus for this busy little town).Inside, charming living/dining room with original beams, nautical features redolent of the cottage�s history, electric �living flame� fire, TV/DVD/video and Xbox. One step up to spacious hallway and single bedroom (internal window) for alternative sleeping. Five steps up to well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, freezer, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven). Loo (washbasin). Door to rear garden. Stairs (rope rail) up to three bedrooms � two double (brass bedsteads), one with harbour glimpses from a window seat, and a bunk room with nautical decor and children�s toys; family bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A great family house, convenient for exploring without the need for a car.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
The West Country region
Torbay and the Red Cliffs: Napoleon declared Torquay �beau� when he saw it from the sea (true, he was a prisoner and there wasn�t much of it then), and certainly it could be in the south of France when, in the sunshine, you look down from most of its seven hills on the expensive boats in its harbour/marina, windsurfers and water-skiers skimming its bay, and palm trees, very well-kept public lawns and flower beds and posh-looking hotels lining its seafront behind a sandy beach. People play bowls in white clothes. The exotic impression fades in its streets, but name a likely resort facility, sport or amusement and you can bet Torquay will have it, as well as some fine houses on its hills.
The three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham surround a very beautiful bay and make up the West Country�s largest resort. Paignton, less glamorous-looking than Torquay, has red cliffs and sand and an excellent zoo. Brixham is the fishing port, with still attractive harbour and tiers of coloured houses around it. There are several sandy beaches, and boat trips across the bay and round Berry Head (lighthouse) to Dartmouth.
North of Torquay is a mainly cliff-coast to the boat-filled mouth of the long, broad river Teign estuary (Teignmouth). Above Teignmouth, its good golf course has wonderful views both inland to Dartmoor and out to sea. The best route to Exeter and places east is via it and the A380 � not the coast road which is mainly ribbon-developed, slow and dull. The most beautiful route of all is by the mainline railway (Brunel designed) which for much of the way between Newton Abbot and Exeter hugs the shore.
Brixham: Torbay�s fishing port: beautiful busy harbour, fish market, fishermen�s cottages, shops, fish restaurant (harbour views), deli. Lots of beaches nearby (Goodrington Sands and Broadsands, 3 miles); indoor and open-air (sea) swimming pools, yacht marina. Cliff walks to Man Sands (sandy beach), 4 miles, and Kingswear, 8. Boats for hire. Steam railway. Ferry to Torbay or Dartmouth (town). Excellent bus service to Exeter and around Torbay. Golf, 2 miles. Torquay, 7.
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Calendar last updated:16 Sep 2014
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