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Upper Cottage Brixham, Close to Harbour and Shops,wi fi and free parking space

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Brixham Torbay South Devon England - Beautiful Cottage Set In The Heart Of Brixham 5 Mins Easy Walk To The Harbour

Beautiful cottage close to all amenities within easy walking of all shops restaurants buses and boats. Lovely to relax in, this 300 year old cottage has lots of original features and exposed beams but with all the comforts of modern living. Great place for walkers, close to coastal path to Berry Head or Fishcombe cove and you can catch the bus back to the square just a few steps from the cottage. Evenings explore the restaurants and then at the end of the evening its just a few easy steps back to the cottage.

We also take short break stays, please contact me for more information.

More Details

rosalie reeder
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About rosalie reeder

My partner and I live in the midlands. We both love the south west and decided to look for a property to buy. We toured the area and decided on Brixham as we wanted somewhere to spend our winters. We spotted a run down property in need of a complete renovation and so we bought it and spent the next year lovingly restoring it.

Upper cottage used to be a merchant traders house and dates back to the 17th century.

Because Upper Cottage is our HolidayHome we have taken special care to provide good quality furnishings and utensells.You will find every thing there that you need to make your holiday a memorable one.

Upper Cottage will provide you with a lovely environment to spend quality time with your family.

We are retired now and love to spend time at the cottage.

rosalie reeder purchased this cottage in 2001

Why rosalie reeder chose Brixham

We bought our holiday home in brixham because we fell in love with the place.and as we intended to use the cottage in the winter time we wanted somewhere with a more gentle climate. Brixham is a little micro climate and can often be very mild during winter months. Its charming and busy harbour and the situation of the cottage being on the level of the town means you can nip in and out of the town and harbour on foot without the need for a car. its in an area of outstanding natural beauty with lots to see close by, lovely walks and fantastic pubs and resturants.

We chose Brixham to buy our holiday home because it is a thriving fishing comunity.not just a holiday resort. So many seaside towns die in the winter but although Brixham is quieter, it is still lively out of season.

What makes this cottage unique

We are close to the harbour and town with the manor pub being the nearest pub only 50 or so yrds away. numerous shops restaurants and bars within a 5 minute walk from the property. buses to all torbay resorts leave from the square across from the property which we enjoy for free with our bus pass!!We love to walk around the harbour and up on to Berry Head which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The beaches of fishcomb and churston cove are a 15 minute walk from the harbour and you can take your dog on these all year round.

Brixham welcomes dogs and many of the pubs and resturants allow them in.

The cottage is cosy for winter lets with full gas central heating (all you have to do is turn up the thermostat and on it comes) and a flame effect stove fire in the lounge fireplace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Upper cottage was charming,very comfortable and beautifully furnished. great location and loved the balcony---could have sat there all day people watching.

We will be back soon. Malc and Pat Shaw

Thank you for a most enjoyable stay at Upper Cottage,we could not have picked a better week weather wise. We had a great holiday.


Pat Edge (Clifton Nottingham)

just like to say thankyou we really enjoyed it the cottage was just lush didnt want to come home will book again thank you x tami n darren wilcox
Mar 2013
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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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 walk in shower toilet and wash basin Bathroom 2 bath with power shower over bath toilet and wash basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: bedroom 1 with double bed fitted wardrobe and bedside drawers bedroom 2 with double bed fitted wardrobe and bedside draws, exposed beams and cast iron fireplace bedroom 3 twin room (1 twin bed and one reduced size twin bed for child or small person
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Upper cottage is arranged on 1st and 2nd floors above an art gallery and is accessed from the street by its own front door. The building was originally a merchants house and dates from the 17th century. The cottage abounds with original features-- exposed beams and stone fireplace in the lounge and cast iron fireplace in the kitchen and bedroom. the lounge with its sunny front balcony, has a quality carpet and upstairs the bedrooms have polished floorboards and rugs Outside: We have a sunny lounge balcony with table and chairs at the front of the building and to the rear a patio garden with table and chairs for 6 people, with a barbecue. and the sun stay late here in the summer. The rear patio is accessed form the kitchen via steep steps. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: towels and bedlinen are included --weekly linen change---cottage is cleaned on departure cots and high chair can be hired for a small fee


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Upper Cottage Brixham, Close to Harbour and Shops,wi fi and free parking space
average rating of 4.695652 based on 24 reviews

Great holiday , lots to do and see. Beautiful walks , shops, restaurants aplenty.

  • 4 of 5

Upper cottage has everything you could possibly need , a real home from home . Eat out some nights but was lovely to go to the local butchers and cook in some evenings. Brixham is a beautiful part of the world , 6 of us visited with 3 generations and we all loved it .

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ray..glad you enjoyed yourcstay
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Brilliant accomodation -'home from home'

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed,very comfortable and everything you could possibly need and more.Lots of character inside the accomodation We will definately be booking again.Whole family and the dog enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas break

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in Upper Cottage over the Christmas holidays. It is a lovely cosy cottage with plenty of facilities to make it a comfortable home from home. When going out for the day, you can look forward to returning to the cottage to relax in the well equipped and comfy sitting room and prepare meals in the adequate kitchen. It is very centrally situated in Brixham - but it being Christmas obviously most of the shops were closed as well as the restaurants so we did go to Paignton and Torquay to get supplies.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and very cosy

  • 5 of 5

A great little property that was very clean, equipt with everything we needed and a stones throw from the harbour and shops. Seemed bigger than the pictures let on, and the terrace garden out back was a great sun trap. Lots to see and do in Brixham, as well as Paignton and Tourquay which are both a short drive away, and kept our almost 2 year old and dog entertained throughout. The parking space situated in the harbour made parking stress free. Definitely thinking of visiting again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks jamie for taking the time to write this great review...so glad you enjoyed the cottage..brixham and torbay..be pleased to have you back anytime..thanks again ..rosalie reeder
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Cwmcarn, Newport, South Wales

Fabulous,homely,cosy,well equipped cottage.A stones throw from harbour.Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

I was pleasantly surprised with this cottage, it's much larger than you would ever imagine from the outside appearance. Very quirky, comfortable and central to Brixham town and harbour. We had lovely walks with the dogs to the stunning coves along the coastline to Paignton. The English Riviera is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK. We will certainly return. Rosalie provided is with lots of information and is "super helpful." Brixham town is a buzzing thriving community with lovely pubs and restaurants. For us ... it's near perfect... Don't hesitate to visit, you won't regret it. Thanks Rosalie x

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much louise for taking the time to review your stay at upper cottage.so glad you enjoyed your holiday and I hope to welcome you back next year. Rosalie
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Lovely , homely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Upper cottage is a very lovely place to stay in , well equipped with everything you'd need , there was 6 of us who stayed a week and was plenty of room for us all. We parked the cars up one in the allocated space and one in the oxen cove pay n display which cost £35 for the week , had to get a ticket from the harbour master office, We traveled everywhere on the buses , the bus stops are literally opposite the cottage , the cottage is a short walk from the harbour with shop and cafes along the way , there's is stairs to the property but my elderly parents managed them adequately. Lovely balcony on the front to sit and watch the world go by , the only thing I fount was lots of seagull noise , more when the fishing boats came in but that can't be helped being in a fishing town , would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a place to stay in Brixham

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review upper cottage...I know you wanted somewhere your mum and dad would enjoy..im so glad you all had a lovely time together and have made some happy memories..we would welcome you back anytime..with kindest regards Rosalie
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
plymouth or exeter
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
manor inn
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
churston golf club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
various within 50 metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres


5mins walk to harbour

15 mins walk to beach


Exeter approx 20 miles


5 miles Paignton

6 miles from Torquay

7 miles to Dartmouth via kingswear ferry

Further Details:

Banks include Llloyds, Barclays.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60
Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:short breaks available on request
Booking direct with owner via email or telephone.

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day arrival 4pm unless otherwise agreed with owner
departure is by 10am

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.