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Brixham Harbour Cottage Spectacular sea views & parking

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Cottage, Prime sunny position on harbour, Spectacular sea views

Sailors Haunt is on a prime positioned on the inner harbour at Brixham. This fisherman's cottage on the quay is in a prime position with views over the harbour and with an added benefit of its own private parking bay. Sailors' Haunt is ideal for a holiday at anytime of the year. It has been tastefully decorated throughout with a modern bathroom complete with a safe large walk in shower and fitted modern kitchen offers couples and families everything necessary for the perfect relaxing self catering holiday destination. The cottage is just a few metres away from the harbour wall yet only a few minutes walk from the main shopping street where you find the shops and restaurants. The designated private parking bay on the quay is included in the rental charge, this guarantees you a space to park your car after a long day out.

The cottage has a sunny galleried balcony providing the perfect spot to enjoy the afternoon sunshine with a cup of tea or glass of wine, while taking in the sights and sounds of the harbour.

Rental also includes the cottages own quality bed linen & towels (but not beach towels), fitted carpets, free Wi-Fi throughout, landline telephone, gas central heating and on the harbour with shops,supermarkets all just a few minutes walk away. Bookings runs from Friday each week for 7 days. Short breaks of 3 or 4 days are only available from November to March just before Easter. The cottage keys are posted 7 -10 days prior to your holiday commencing allowing you to arrive at your convenience any time after 3 pm.

More Details

Property Manager
Mr R Haycock
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2018

About Mr R Haycock

Sailors Haunt has been privately owned and managed for over 20 years and sleeps up to 4 guests in two bedrooms. It is ideal for couples or families but not suitable for children under 3 years due to the open plan layout and stairs etc. In the interests of all our guests, we cannot not allow pets or smoking in the cottage due to some guests having allergies.

Why Mr R Haycock chose Brixham

Sailors Haunt is one of three terrace cottages. In the 1800's the cottages formed a building that was used for boat & sail repair business with the vast ceiling height which allowed for the dyeing and the drying of the red coloured sails used on sailboats from the Brixham fishing fleet. In the mid 1900's the whole building was split into the 3 separate properties that still exist today.

Brixham is full of charm and packed with attractions and activities for people of all ages. The replica of the Golden Hind is moored just across the harbour and there are several safe beaches, a seawater swimming pool and rock pools to explore and all within walking distance from the cottage. You can book boat trips that leave the harbour daily to go fishing or to visit other coastal destinations. For those who want to explore the wider Devon area by car there is Dartmouth, Salcombe, Torquay, Paignton, Babbacombe and Totnes, all within easy driving distance; you can also venture further afield to visit many National Trust Properties or the Eden Project.

What makes this cottage unique

Sailors' Haunt has a sunny galleried balcony, with patio doors opening onto the stunning sights and sounds of the harbour and offering spectacular views of the harbour, marina and Torbay. Small deposit to secure the booking and full payment 9 weeks before your travel date.

A designated private parking bay on the quay and within view from the cottage allows you to safely leave your car and offers the advantage of a guaranteed parking space when you return from a day out.

Cleaning the cottage is included also bed linen and towels (not for use outside of the cottage) and everything required for your stay.

There is a large walk-in shower cubicle in the main bathroom. and washbasin, toilet & heated towel rail large plenty of storage. A second toilet located on the top floor. There is also tea making facilities a hair dryer, heated towel rail and a hand wash basin in the main bedroom.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for letting us share your lovely cottage, everything was so spot on. We spent many happy hours in the cottage, we will be back next year.

Mr & Mrs Martin, Solihull.

The cottage was more than I expected.

Mr & Mrs Smith, Chester.

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed Sailors Haunt. It was so comfortable and the view was something else. Hope to visit again in the near future.

Mr Hunt, Derbyshire.

What a lovely clean cottage, it is so nice to be able to sit in the chairs by the window and watch the boats and people go by.

Mrs Hiles, Oxford.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay again and found everything very nice and welcoming, we’ll certainly book again.

Mrs Booth - Bulwell.
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brixham in Brixham Civil Parish

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated towel rail, ample storage space, illuminated mirror.
    Additional toilet - Toilet , This toilet is adjacent to the bedrooms.
  • The modern, newly fitted main bathroom is fully tiled with a large walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin, heated towel rail and illuminated mirror. There is also ample storage in the fitted cupboards and plenty of towel hanging space. An additional toilet is positioned adjacent to the bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Sailors' Haunt sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Bedroom 1: double bed, flat screen TV, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, wash basin, heated towel rail, tea making facilities and harbour views. Bedroom 2: full size built-in bunk beds, large chest of drawers and a built in warbrobe on the landing. This room is ideal for children but also provides ample comfort for adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Great Position with views of harbour.Clean and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Great Location in harbour near to restaurant and shops

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. At Sailors Haunt we try our best each year to maintain the high standards of the accommodation for the enjoyment and comfort of our guests.
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The happiest of holidays 😊

  • 5 of 5

We've always wanted to visit Brixham and weren't disappointed. What made it extra special was this lovely, well equipped, comfortable, quirky property which we will absolutely recommend to friends and family. It's location cannot be beaten - right on the harbour front - we spent many happy evenings on the balcony just admiring the view! Also much appreciated was the dedicated car parking space, again, right on the harbour front. We loved Brixham and the surrounding area, so much to do as a family, our girls loved Woodlands theme park and doing the coastal walks from the harbour. We also spent a great day in Dartmouth and at the castle. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideally located cottage

  • 5 of 5

Clean,well equipped comfy cottage with lovely harbour views. Binoculars a nice touch, harbour parking a real bonus, had no problems parking a ford focus estate there. Owners easy to contact and deal with(especially when we left our key inside) on the whole we really enjoyed our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful base to explore Brixham.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a brilliant week in Brixham. Only used the car once as so much to do within walking distance or boat ride.

The cottage is ideal, clean, nicely decorated, the owners have thought of everything. The view from the lounge window is wonderful. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic weeks holiday staying in this cottage. It was spotless and everything seemed new. It was lovely sitting in the window watching the boats or just reading. The view couldn't have been better. The parking bay was a big bonus too. Lovely comfortable bed and lots of homely touches like pictures and ornaments. I would highly recommend this cottage. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Delightful cottage in the heart of Brixham's harbour area. Quirky but clean and well-maintained; the owners really have thought of everything you might need. The only downside is the allocated parking - unless you are a very confident parker, or have a very small car, beware!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Re: parking comment - Brixham is a small harbour town and parking is at a premium. Most properties in the town have no parking at all. We pay Torbay Council for the harbour side parking bay, which is exclusively for the use and convenience of guests; it is also within view from the cottage. We have a large car and can park it with care in the bay even when both adjacent bays are in use.
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Car: not necessary


Easy walking distance to the shops, restaurants and inns.

Local beaches, rock pools and a seawater swimming pool are all just a few minutes walk away. Other beaches are close at hand at Paignton, Torquay and Goodrington.

Brixham has a large marina within easy walking distance where you will also find the breakwater and the Lifeboat station.

The harbour walkway is landscaped by the Brixham Volunteers and add to the overall beauty of the area.


Paignton train station 15 minutes by taxi to the cottage.

Coach/bus services into Brixham centre approximately 5 minutes walk to the cottage.

Further Details:

Brixham has a quaint main shopping street where you will find supermarkets, banks, a post office and many independent shops. There are also lots of shops around the harbour where holiday makers can find gifts and keepsakes to take home. There is a regular market held on the harbour side at the old fish market where local artists sell their crafts and paintings.

Brixham is becoming a gastronomic destination with many restaurants opening up. There are also a number of pubs offering good meals.

All of these are in easy walking distance from Sailors Haunt.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings require a 30% deposit plus a £100 refundable security deposit which will be refunded at the end of your holiday, see terms & conditions. Full payment 9 weeks before the start of your holiday. Late booking require full payment. We have included an on-line banking transfer facility or if you can pay by credit card through PayPal (this will incur a small extra charge). Bank direct transfer is also available free of charge (except international transactions which incur a small fee).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day during the summer season is on a Friday. Arrival time after 3pm and departure day by 10.30am.
The cottage pack including the door keys is sent out before your holiday start date, so you can arrive at any time after 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks: Short breaks are only available from November to March (excluding Christmas, New Year & Bank Holidays). 3 nights: £255 (only out of season as above). 4 nights: £275 (out of season as above). We are open all year round. We do not charge a booking fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.