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Commanding fantastic views across Brixham harbour and out to sea.

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, short walk to bars and restuarants, private parking.

Lopes is a spacious quayside house overlooking the fishing harbour, marina, fish market, and with commanding views across Torbay and Lyme Bay. Lopes was built during the 1700's. Once a pub; in 1860 it was known as 'The Lopes Arms'. Since then it has gone through several transformations, but is still at the heart of the fishing town, always bustling with activity during the Easter and Summer months, and is only minutes walk from the many bars, restaurants, shops and the coastal path.

Unusually for a quayside property Lopes has private off-road parking for two cars only a few minutes walk away.

With three bedrooms, two bathrooms a utility room and a small courtyard ideal for drying off swimwear after a day on the beach, Lopes is ideal for families wishing to explore Brixham and the surrounding area. In one of the bedrooms the two single beds can be fixed together and be made up as a double if required (please advise at time of booking). The living area is on the third floor to take best advantage of the panoramic views. From here you can observe every sailboat, power boat and fishing boat that enters and leaves Brixham harbour.

Breakwater Beach and Shoalstone Seawater Pool are within easy walking distance. Catching crabs on the quayside is very popular and of course there is the replica Golden Hind to visit and pirates are ever-present!

Despite being built nearly two hundred years ago, Lopes has spacious rooms (especially compared to many of the fishermen's cottages), and has recently been fully modernised to an exceptionally high standard.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Chris Bryson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Chris Bryson

Julia and I have lived in Brixham for five years. We had long wished to move to this area and now wish we had done it sooner!

Chris Bryson purchased this house in 2014

Why Chris Bryson chose Torbay

Lopes was the house I just had to have as soon as I saw it - its location is perfect.

What makes this house unique

Hardly any other quayside properties can offer private off-road parking. Most people renting around the harbour are left hunting for parking spaces in the busy car parks and, further afield, on the roads without yellow lines.

The two parking spaces are about 350 metres from Lopes - four or five minutes walk.

46 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

Minneapolis, MN, US
5

Wonderful House, location and view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous three nights at the Lopes house. This is a 5 star house - wonderful view, great location in the village and fine touches inside that awaited us. The bottle of wine, fresh flowers, fruit, and excellent condition of the house were most appreciated. We enjoyed the Rockfish and Old Market restaurants, walked to Berry Head in a screaming wind and walked the jetty in a slightly less wind. A great town that we could have enjoyed for several more days had our time allowed. We found nothing lacking in the presentation and details of this house. It does have a lot of stairs as it is 3 stories. If I could give a half star rating, it would have been reflective of the wicked walk to the car park area from the house. A good 10 minutes is needed - it is all steeply uphill with many, many steps. Not for the feeble. But the house is done so well, I don't want to detract from the effort there. The owners have done a very good job with the décor and furnishings for guests. Very clean, modern, well equipped and nice. It is as shown in the description and pictures, only nicer, I think. We could only hope that all 5 star accommodations would be this well done.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We were amazed when we walked in!! It was even better than the photos.

  • 5 of 5

The house is so well equipped. Immaculate. Everything you could wish for. The beds are really comfortable which was so good. We could go on and on. Ofcourse the view was lovely , so interesting. Walking round the harbour to the lighthouse each day was really lovely too. Highly recommend going there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

WEEKEND BREAK AWAY

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend break with our friends, the house had everything we needed. It was comfortable and very well equipped.

The communication with both HomeAway and the property owners was first class.

Thank you, the little extras with the wine, chocolates and flowers were a lovely welcome.

Remember lots of steps in Brixham which kept us fit.

The car parking facility was about 4 min away which is fine as you drop off all your stuff and get rid of the driving.

Try The Queens Arms for a real pub, if you like real ale. (£2.60 a pint).

Fantastic walks, great NationalTrust properties to visit and lovely fish suppers.

Will return again!

Thanks.

Chris & Rich

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect, can't say any more.

  • 5 of 5

Great facilities and excellent location.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous property , spotlessly clean with great attention to detail

Breathtaking views from the living room with only a short stroll to the quayside

We were extremely impressed , it was home from home for us and my wife and teenage daughters are very keen to return

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay, really close to Brixham harbour and restaurants and pubs. Extremely clean and well furnished and equipped. Lovely views over the harbour. Would rate it 5*. One slight problem with the parking but Chris, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful in sorting out. We intend to return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

From the Owner

Lopes was the house I just had to have as soon as I saw it - its location is perfect.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 50 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Churston GC at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Paignton at 9 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Breakwater Beach at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Brixham is an excellent place to be based for exploring South Devon. Dartmouth, with it's marina, castle and naval college, Dartmoor national park for awe-inspiring walks including the mysterious Wistmans Wood, and quaint Totnes town are just some of the places of interest.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Week 22
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£935
for 7 nights
£935
 
 
Weeks 23 to 24
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
Weeks 25 to 26
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£800
 
 
Week 27
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£900
 
 
Week 28
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£567
for 3 nights
From
£189
£945
 
 
Weeks 29 to 35
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 7 nights
£1,290
 
 
Week 36
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£945
for 3 nights
From
£315
£945
 
 
Week 37
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£900
 
 
Weeks 38 to 39
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£441
for 3 nights
From
£147
£735
 
 
Weeks 40 to 42
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£384
for 3 nights
From
£128
£640
 
 
Week 43
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Weeks 44 to51
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£288
for 3 nights
From
£96
£480
 
 
Week 52
23 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£840
for 4 nights
From
£210
£1,090
 
 
Week 52 & 1 (2018)
28 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£850
 
 
Weeks 2 to 6
3 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
From
£84
£420
 
 
Weeks 7 to 8
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Weeks 9 to 12
24 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Weeks 13 to 16
24 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Weeks 17 to 21
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£357
for 3 nights
From
£119
£595
 
 
Week 22
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£935
for 7 nights
£935
 
 
Weeks 23 to 24
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
Weeks 25 to 26
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£800
 
 
Week 27
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£900
 
 
Week 28
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£567
for 3 nights
From
£189
£945
 
 
Weeks 29 to 35
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 7 nights
£1,290
 
 
Week 36
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
Week 37
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£900
 
 
Week 38 to 39
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£441
for 3 nights
From
£147
£735
 
 
Week 40 to 41
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£384
for 3 nights
From
£128
£640
 
 
Week 42 to 44
13 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Week 45 to 51
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£288
for 3 nights
From
£96
£480
 
 
Xmas and New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£840
for 4 nights
From
£210
£1,090
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-May-2017
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Facilities

From the Owner

Hardly any other quayside properties can offer private off-road parking. Most people renting around the harbour are left hunting for parking spaces in the busy car parks and, further afield, on the roads without yellow lines. The two parking spaces are about 350 metres from Lopes - four or five minutes walk.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • resort
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, en suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, This bed can be split into two 3ft singles.
  • Three bedroom, one with en-suite bathroom.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Yard

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • A good size utility room with sink, washing machine, iron and ironing board on the ground floor.

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