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Cosy Fishermans Cottage In Heart Of Historic Brixham

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Brixham in the English Riviera - Five Minutes From Harbourside

A modernised cottage with character features in the heart of Brixham. Rose Cottage is a three story terrace house in the historic fishing town of Brixham. The property is conveniently located within walking distance of Brixham’s best attractions. Internally, the décor is modern and stylish but maintains many of its traditional key features such as the character fireplace. Throughout the house is a blend of old and new. The bathroom boasts a large shower and free standing bath. There is also Wi-Fi internet access throughout. Brixham is a charming seaside village with narrow streets and quaint lanes are perfect for exploring; and there is always something new to find. When you fancy a break from exploring, Brixham has a range of cafes and restaurants with stunning views of the harbour and surrounding areas. As Brixham is a fishing port it is easy to find a restaurant that specialises in fresh fish and you can regularly find the ‘catch of the day’ being served. This property is set in an ideal location close to local beaches and lovely scenic walks.

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Property Manager
Sara Lewis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

About Sara Lewis

Our family cottage has been recently modernised and refurbished yet it retains the feel of the 1850 traditional fisherman's cottage it is. Brixham is a great place to bring kids and we enjoy family breaks and the proximity to Brixham harbour where you can buy fresh fish or eat at one of the many restaurants or just sit on the dock and watch the light change. We emigrated to New Zealand as children but returned home when we finished our education. We love the countryside, and that's what's brilliant about Brixham is that very quickly you can be in the lush Devon landscape. We love the seaside, and touring the English countryside.

Sara Lewis purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sara Lewis chose South Hams

Brixham is a friendly lively working fishing town. The cottage's proximity to the harbour, its fishing trawlers marina and boats bobbing in the harbour attracted our interest. You can buy freshly caught fish or dine in many of the local restaurants. Children will enjoy crabbing in the harbour. The South west coastal path and Berry Head (a site of special scientific interest) is within walking distance. Shoalstone beach is a short stroll away. Dartmouth is close, and a trip on the ferry is a wonderful way of accessing Slapton Sands and the rest of the Devon coastline. In Totnes you can ride on a paddle steamer up the River Dart. A boat trip to Torquay is £2.00 from the harbour. Dartmoor is accessible. There's something for everybody and that's why we chose Brixham

What makes this cottage unique

Rose Cottage retains the charm of the 1850 fisherman's home it once was, but is comfortable for six people and modern living. In a minute you can access supermarkets, marine chandlers, camera shop, a record shop 'The Cavern' in Bolton Street and the famous Mr Brown's linen shop.

Brixham was recently described as the 'Naples' of Devon. It is charming with a fascinating history of pirates, smugglers, sailors and farmers. There is handy pub 'The Manor' a few doors down. Within twenty minutes you are in the country gazing at Tor Bay from the cliffs of Berry Head, walking on to Man Sands on the South West Coastal path. You have town, country and seaside all rolled into one locale. Wake to church bells, seagulls and the foghorns as the trawlers return with the catch of the day.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Such a lovely cottage with loads of character! Great location for exploring Brixham. Comfy beds, warm and cosy and friendly, helpful hosts. Not recommended for anyone who isn't nimble on their feet due to steep steps in the cottage (to all floors) and steep surrounding areas getting to the cottage. But for anyone else it's great! Be prepared to park about a 5 minute walk away, but it's worth it to be able to stay in this conservation area.
Feb 2017
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Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Really great!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Great cottage; comfy beds; warm and cosy; super location next to harbour. Instant replies from owner

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay, but treated appallingly by owner

  • 1 of 5

My sister, cousin and I arranged a stay at Rose Cottage to take our elderly grandmother away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage was as described and we said we'd love to return, we wrote this in the cottage guestbook. Although our lovely memories of the stay with our grandmother remain, we don't quite reflect on the cottage in the same way for the following reason . . .

Several months after our visit we received an email from the owner accusing us of leaving an awful review in the guestbook and questioning why we couldn't convey disappointment to the owners directly. I quote from the email "I don’t think any other guests have been so negative about their experience at Rose Cottage, most find it to their liking. I’m very sorry that the author of this hatchet job didn’t."

The picture of the awful guestbook review the owner sent us was next to the lovely review we wrote, of course we wrote to the owner highlighting this, confirmed it was not us and stated how we would have loved to return to the cottage before receiving such an email. To receive a further response only apologising if the owner was wrong and questioning us as to who else could have wrote the awful review further shocks us, to the point we feel potential customers should be aware of the truly unprofessional and rude manner in which we were treated, in all my worldwide travels I have never experienced something like this. No one running a business deserves to be successful if they behave in such a way and I only hope this owner learns that it is wrong to assume and accuse!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been sharing our cottage with visitors for nearly three years and I think the other reviews speak for themselves of many satisfied customers who have enjoyed their holiday and been content with our care for our guests. A month or so ago our housekeeper found an entry in our guest book which was extremely negative. If our guests have any issues or complaints we are happy to try to resolve them so I wrote to the guests who stayed for the date of the entry to enquire if this was written by one of her group. This guest's response to what i considered a reasonable query followed by an apology was unrepeatable on a public forum. I'm sorry this person feels it necessary to complain in this way, but as they say you can't please all of the people all of the time.
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Sweet little Fisherman's Cottage

  • 4 of 5
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We have just returned from a lovely stay in this cottage in Brixham. The weather was very chilly when we arrived and the owner had left a light and the fire on which was much appreciated.Overall the cottage was delightful and well equipped for a lovely weekend however I could imagine the lack of parking nearby in the summer could be a problem with children and beach stuff!!.....we used the overnight car park (6 pm-10 am) about 5 mins away..The cottage was clean and warm with a beautiful bathroom.We were 3 friend so had the luxury of a room each ,I was in the loft which gave me beautiful views over Brixham, its worth mentioning that the stairs up to the loft were very steep and there was limited head room ,but the beds were really comfortable and we all slept well.

For 3 friends it was the perfect weekend retreat .I ran on the South West coast path in the morning, the path to Paignton was quite difficult to follow and rather muddy, I managed to loose the trail in the woods so returned to Brixham and ran round Berry Head which was fantastic.We had lovely weather for November and spent a day shopping in the local craft shops in Brixham. We visited Dartmouth and were pleased to find all the facilities on Blackpool Sands still open in November and had lunch in the restaurant overlooking the beach sitting in the sun,wonderful!

The owners were very thoughtful and we had a few provisions left for us plus a call the morning we were due to arrive.

For a girls weekend away it was the perfect place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Seaside cottege

  • 4 of 5
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Really nice small cottage just back from harbour. Neat clean and plenty of space. Really liked being able to walk to the quay in a couple of minutes. We really enjoyed it. The top floor is tight but no problem for younger guests. My 23 year old loved it! You cant park outside but I was always able to park for free up the street. Theres a fishmongers on the quay fresh landed fish fantastic. Brixham was nice with bars, resturants etc. We used the ferry to get to Dartmouth would recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location. Relaxing space.

  • 5 of 5

Cosy, practical place with very comfy beds. Excellent access to town. We had a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cozy cottage in Brixham

  • 4 of 5
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This is a lovely comfortable cottage, very clean and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and everything was recently decorated. We enjoyed being so near the harbour and all the amenities of Brixham. We were able to buy fresh fish from the fish market and very good fish and chips.

Brixham is only a short distance from clean sandy beaches and there are good walks along the coastal footpath. The children enjoyed Dartmouth Castle.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half term
12 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
April Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Spring
23 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Half term spring
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
June break
4 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Peak
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2
22 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn break
22 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Cleaning £30

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. We will let you know availability and price.
Please note Rose Cottage is three stories and has steep stairs that may not be suitable for people with Mobility issues. The bedroom on the first floor is easily attained.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Check in 4pm, check out 11 am. If there is no immediate booking after you this can be flexible by prior arrangement

Notes on prices:

CANCELLATIONS - A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation.
50% refund 5 days before booking.
75% refund 10 days before booking
100% refund 14 days before booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brixham in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with roll top bath and separate walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed, bedroom 3 with two single beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: There is no parking outside the house, but you can access the town car park for a cheap overnight price, or drive past the house towards All Saints Church to Church Street where you can usually get a space at the end or else Prospect Road or Station Hill, and walk down one of the steep stairs to Higher Street. You can stop outside Rose Cottage to unload or load but its a narrow road in the conservation area with double yellow lines! Outside the Manor Pub you can some times find a space. Outside: Small sunny garden terrace with table and chairs umbrella, gas fired barbecue. Utility Room: Toys crabbing stuff, games. Gas Barbecue, fishing lines Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The house is cleaned from top to bottom before each visit. Clean towels can be provided on request. Other: Dining room sits six or more. Fridge freezer concealed in cupboard.

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