Brixham holiday cottage accommodation with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and TV

Anchor Cottage

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 23463

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Description from owner

Anchor cottage is 200 years old and is situated within a few minutes walk of the Harbour and sea front. It has been built with Devonshire stone and the walls are twenty-four inches thick. It has recently been completely renovated with all new and modern comforts and accessories but still holds all its original charm and character. We believe that when you go on holiday you want to enjoy the comfort and luxury you enjoy in your own homes and with this in mind we have tried to provide a superior environment for your comfort and enjoyment.

The entrance to the cottage is situated inside a private shared courtyard, outside the lounge window is a small table and chairs where you can enjoy breakfast in the fresh air.

The English Riviera region


Churston cove

A small bay with a sand and shingle beach. Access by foot with limited parking.

Fishcombe cove

A very busy pebble beach in season and a pretty cove with safe swimming (with care), with a café, toilets and parking, accessed by a steep walk.

Breakwater beach

An award winning blue flag pebble beach near Brixham marina, the beach offers clean, safe swimming (with care) a café, toilets and parking. Popular with scuba divers.


Free open air, sea filled swimming pool, staffed between 10am and 6pm during peak season. A rocky beach, Café, toilets and parking. It is located further along from breakwater beach on berry head road, just before the hotel.

St Mary's Bay

A beautiful sand and pebble cove but reached by about 100 steps and a steep path, the shoreline varies with tides and there are no facilities.

Park at sharkham point car park.

Man sands

Sandy beach further along the coast towards Dartmouth, access is available by foot along the south west coast path.

There are a wide range of places to go if you enjoy walking, from the narrow village streets lined with colourful cottages to scenic panoramic views and nature walks.

Berry Head Park has a nature trail and hundreds of acres of woodland and cliffs to explore and historic sights to see. The stunning south west coast path leads around the coast to neighbouring village kingswear.

Nothing is lovelier than a walk around Brixham Harbour by night with the marina and harbour lights reflecting across the bay.

Nearby attractions


15 minutes by car, accessible by higher and lower ferry enabling you to go across on foot or take your car over and travel around Dartmouth and visit the Beautiful Blackpool sands. Also there are cruises here from Brixham with commentary about historical land marks and sights, including Agatha Christies house where she wrote most of her books and the military school in Dartmouth (approx one and a half hour journey each way) The cruise boats have refreshments and toilets.


Situated across the bay providing breathtaking views and colourful skyline at night. It can be reached by car in about 25 minutes or by a regular ferry service, which runs approximately every15 minutes and takes 10 minutes across the bay. There are trips here (in season) at night. Torquay has a vast shopping location with almost all major high street names, many pubs and restaurants to choose from, a cinema, and a busy nightlife of wine bars. It also has a very busy marina.


Accessible by ferry during peak season running every 15 minutes, and accessible by car in about 15 minutes. It has large sandy beaches and a pier, cinema and theatre. There are an endless line of shops from high street shops to seaside shops pubs and restaurants. On the out skirts of paington heading back into Brixham there is a large sainsburys supermarket, MacDonald's, Kentucky fried chicken, and focus do-it-all. Paignton is most famous for its zoo, which brings thousands of visitors through its doors each year.


Brixham is the oldest village in the English Riviera situated in the south west of the country. Brixham is a maritime treasure where life centres around one of Britain's busiest fishing ports and there are thousands of years of maritime tradition to discover.

Away from the harbour you can lose yourself in a maze of narrow winding streets and within walking distance from the town centre you will find some of the Riviera most spectacular scenery sandy beaches and secluded coves which give way to the towering cliffs of berry head, offering breathtaking views of Torbay and the English Channel.

The stunning south west coast path continues from here and winds its way around to the village of kingswear.

The marina, which is one of the busiest on the south Devon coast, is now home to a fascinating collection of heritage sailing vessels including some of Brixhams original sailing travellers.

Brixhams coastline is brimming with history from the Napoleonic fortications at Berry head to the well-preserved World War 2 batteries that were once part of Britain coastal defences, a strong heritage that has shaped the character of the town today.

Things to do

Apart from being surrounded by fresh sea air and spectacular scenery the peaceful environment also offers a range of things to do and places to see.

' Brixham heritage museum

' The golden Hind climb aboard and take a look.

' The brixham Aquarium

' Brixham heritage festival (May to June)

' Regular Ferry crossings to Dartmouth and other locations in Torbay (seasonal)

' Ferry tours and day trips / night trips (seasonal)

' Fishing trips including deep sea fishing (seasonal)

' Indoor swimming pool located on Ranscombe road

' Heated pool open to public at Berry hea

' Retail shops on Brixhams fore street including a couple of high street shops including Boots chemist, Woolworth's, co-op, somerfield and a range of independent retail outlets and high street banks.

' A selection of cafes

' Art for sale around the harbour by local artists

' Scuba Diving, bring own equipment or hire from Marina.

' Go Carting, just out side Brixham on Brixham/Paignton road

Cayman golf situated on Brixham/Paignton road. (01803 845909)

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 shower rooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)

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  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Melanie H
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27 Nov 2015
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United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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“Nice cosy cottage, excellent location - was a great base”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2013

I stayed in Anchor Cottage with my girlfriend and son for one week in August 2013. The cottage is cosy, with two good sized bedrooms upstairs, and bathroom, and comfortable living space with kitchen downstairs. Our son liked the bunk beds, and the main bedroom was comfortable. Having Sky and WiFi also helped us keep in touch with the rest of the world. Some people might not want this, but it ticked a box for me. The cottage is off the street, and contained with other neighbours who were friendly and helpful during our stay. The cottage was equally good to use as a base when we had busy days or for a day of relaxation. Cooking and a family meal was easily achievable during our time there. We had a couple of minor issues with the lighting which was resolved when we contacted the owner, and also a problem with a shower leak - but this did not take up too much of our time and we were able to leave them to be repaired whilst out in Brixham. As I said the location is good for both the Lido (which is a must visit), good family beaches (although stony in Brixham!) and the harbour. Parking wasn't always easy as street parking is required at the cottage, so if you do have days out drop the family at the cottage before finding your new parking spot. In August the streets were jam packed. I would recommend the property. It was a great and refreshing getaway. Just what the doctor ordered.

“Wonderful cottage”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2013

The cottage is compact, but this was not an issue, and it was lovely being able to cook (not that I did any) and be able to still be in contact with the family in the living room. There is everything there you could possibly want. The cottage was clean and fully equiped and in a quiet location. I will most certainly be back to stay here and would not heistate to recommend to anyone. I have stayed in Brixham many times and this has to be one of the best holiday lets I have stayed in!

“relaxing short break”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2012

Anchor Cottage, is a very nice, clean, well appointed cottage, from the beams in the celling to the sky TV and WIFI, every thing was just right, very well equipped kitchen, nice jack and jill style bathroom with shower (no bath), plenyt of storage space in the two bedrooms, a really great little cottage. also great communication from the owner, we booked quite late, and she got everything sorted out for us. this cottage is an ideal base for a relaxing break The cottage is nice and local to the harbour and mariner areas of Brixham, Brixham has lots of good fish and chips shops, as well as some nice restaurants. In the harbour you can book boat trips to other areas in Torbay, like Dartmouth and Torquay.

“Home from Home”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2012

We have been going to Anchor Cottage on and off for the last eight years or so as a family with our two children and as a couple and we have never not enjoyed our stay at the cottage or in Brixham. The cottage is very homely, welcoming and comfortable you have all you need there for a relaxing break. The neighbours have always been friendly and welcoming as have the locals. Great for coastal walks, you can walk from Brixham to Torquay and if you time it right you can get the Ferry back to Brixham. On the odd occasion on our walks we have seen the seal that often visits the Bay for the fish. We use the car very little when we are there as there are ferries to most places. Plenty of good restaurants to choose from - all within walking distance of the cottage. Would recomend the cottage and Brixham.

“Restful, but modern, near the local amenities and we[--]re going again”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2012

it was easy to book the cottage online, we received information on location, how to access the cottage, parking areas etc. It is a very well furnished cottage, it has tasteful decor that reflects the style and age of the property. Some thought seems to be given to home entertainment with Televisions and Videos in each room. We only used the car once when went to Torquay for the day. Otherwise we were able to walk to all local amenities. We visited several local events in Brixham including Lunch and Fish demonstrations and the Arts and Crafts market. We ate out at the Berry Head hotel and the Breakwater Bistro which we enjoyed, we enjoyed the walks around both sides of the bay and the boat trip to Dartmouth. We enjoyed it very much and we have booked to go again


Reviewed 31 Aug 2012

My husband and I visited Anchor Cottage for a long weekend getaway break. I could not have felt more relaxed, the cottage was very quaint and furnished to a very high standard by the owners Melanie & Karl making it very comfortable and cosy. There was not a kitchen utensil they did not have, they have ensured that you could not possibly want for anything during your stay. The cottage is in walking distance to the bars and shops, the harbour is also a short walk for those nice evening strolls (weather permitting) All in all we could not have wished for a better weekend and will definitely be returning to Anchor Cottage next year.

“Fantastic Cottage - Home from Home”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2012

Anchor Cottage in Brixham is perfectly located just near the harbour, the cottage is itself is thoroughly modern inside with what looked like a new shower room tastefully done and very modern, the cottage has a high speed broadband link and Sky, so we missed for nothing as a family.

“Very Clean well equipped cottage”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2011

Only downside was the positioning as it doesn't get a lot of natural light therefore quite dark inside. Neighbours not very dog friendly so could cause difficulty in shared courtyard. Very clean and exceptionally well equiped with all you need for self catering, all mod cons. We positioned away from town centre but within easy access. We enjoyed our stay here.

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