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Beautiful Cottage Close To Harbour, Level 5 Min Walk To Town Shops,free parking

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

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:
23 February, 2017

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 South Hams

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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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is such a wonderful little cottage, we felt very at hime from the moment we arrived. The pictures do not do it justice. It is so charming and quirky as well as being very well equipped. We stayed here during February half term and we even managed to sit out on the balcony on a sunny afternoon to watch the world go by, we got quite hot!

We booked directly with the owner, Rosalie, who dealt with our enquiry very promptly. The information that she provided was excellent which made the booking and arrival process easy.

The management company who look after the property require a special mention. They couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. When we arrived the boiler wasn't working, they were around within 10 minutes and sorted it out - amazing service and the ladies were lovely. We had to phone them again during our stay (our fault!) and I really felt that nothing was too much trouble for them.

Brixham itself is a great place for a holiday. The harbour is charming, with so many great places to eat and drink. There are lovely walks to little coves and other places of interest and pretty much everywhere seems to be dog friendly. We have had a wonderful little holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Lucille for taking the time to review our cottage..it is much apreciated and makes it all worthwhile...hope we will see you again at upper cottage x
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed 2 nights in end of September. Good location. As mentioned by other reviewers located on busy town road so need to unload/load the car quickly. Parking space down by the dock short walk, tight space. Apartment had easy walk in shower, perfect for my 87yr old father in law. Furniture dated but cozy, reflected well in the photos.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review---If arriving at a busy time ,best to park in the carpark oposite to unload--then transfer to our free space in the harbour---we have a golf estate--which is fine for the space---any bigger might be a problem...thanks again..
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A home from home

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is home from home but better still it's in beautiful brixham, 3 lovely clean bedrooms, well stocked kitchen diner and a large comfortable lounge , with everything a family could want for a holiday, there is a small balcony where you can watch the world go by, at the rear a raised patio with a barbecue a lovely private sun trap , the cottage is so handy for shops ,transport ,and has it's own parking spot near the harbour which is a bonus ,we are already looking forward to another week in 2017 can't wait

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review..so glad you enjoyed the cottage
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Fantastic holiday home,

  • 5 of 5

We stopped here for 2 weeks, the cottage is very close to all amenities and is very clean and comfortable. Everything you need is catered for, we loved it so much we have booked again for next year !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely homely and relaxing property

  • 5 of 5

We booked this lovely property for its great location and old fashioned looks.

It was a genuine wow when you walk in and with its beams and old fireplaces you step back in time a little bit.

Although saying that you have a fully fitted kitchen, 2 showers and a bath. Wi fi, free view etc. The little balcony at the front is a great way to enjoy the sunshine and watch the busy people below you with a little bit of smugness as you relax.

The town is literally on your doorstep and the harbour is an easy 5 minute maximum walk down the road.

You are opposite a Tesco and a Co-op both open till 11 and the property itself is above a lovely art gallery.

Just be warned as its an older property some of the door frames are a little low I am 6 foot and had a few bangs on the head when i forgot to duck. When you first arrive be prepared to unload the car quickly as you are on the main road to the harbour and then you can go down to your own parking space right on the harbour.

A lovely place and we hightly recommend the property, it was clean, tidy and well loved and a credit to the owners who leave enough notes and e-mails to make sure you have everything you need.

Thank you for a lovely holiday

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home - central location

  • 5 of 5

So pleased at the comfort, with everything provided, that this property gave us. Best of all the central location - just a short walk to the harbour (slightly uphill around 100 yards to get back).

Albeit the front patio overlooks the carpark, some interesting sights to behold if you're a people watcher! Rear patio was private, although some steep steps to gain access. We spent a few very enjoyable evenings watching the Seagull chicks learning to fly whilst eating delicious burgers and ribs sourced from the butcher just the other side of the carpark. Also worth mentioning a fantastic bakery, - also located over the carpark - good sandwiches and pasties.

We enjoyed a few nights in eating locally sourced produce (fishmonger a few doors up) and of course the ever dependable Co-op a couple of minutes walk away, just across the .............well guess you can work this out by now.

The property has been lovingly restored with the original features and fittings retained whenever possible. Bedrooms are on the small side but comfortable and more than adequate. Not a lot of hanging space, but that really wasn't a minus for us.

There were two bathrooms, one on the lower floor that additionally catered for anyone with mobility problems - we tended to use this for the toilet only, and the four of us (my daughter and her partner plus us oldies) were more than happy to share the upstairs bathroom.

Great TV with Satellite Channels.

Internet access was intermittent, but we could usually get a connection on our IPads in the lounge (not so important for a lot of people, but we have an Internet Business).

A harbourside parking space is available with the letting and is essential if you're staying in Brixham because of the overnight parking restrictions. It is though tight, and your vehicle does have need a certain resilience to Pidgeon poop.

This isn't the place to review Brixham - suffice to say we love it, and would definitely recommend Upper Cottage as comfortable, central and pet friendly accommodation. Just can't imagine anything better - we would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi Thank you for your review---glad you enjoyed the comfort of the cottage and the convenience to all amenities as much as we do---hope you will come and stay again..rosalie reeder
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
spring bank hol
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer
2 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high summer
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late sept
22 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
october break
20 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
xmas and new year 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
cleaning £55

Booking Notes:short breaks available on request
Booking direct with owner via email or telephone. Initial deposit is £50 per week balance 6 weeks prior to arrival.

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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brixham in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • 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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