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Cosy Fishermans Cottage In Heart Of Historic Brixham

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


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Sara Lewis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 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 Torbay

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brixham in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Put the rubbish out on a Thursday night, bottles, paper and tins in recycling bins
  • Please take your left over food with you when you leave.
  • Please dispose of dirty nappies and sanitary wear only in Bathroom bin, not bedrooms.
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 ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • 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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Cosy Fishermans Cottage In Heart Of Historic Brixham
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 39 reviews

Small but perfectly formed

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable cottage, everything you need for a stay away from home. V comfortable beds. Brixham is a great place to spend a few days.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very Cute Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage and perfect location, only negatives were very difficult to find parking although we did visit during pirate festival and were close to road closures so maybe not an issue at other times and despite being very well set up for little people I'd have been terrified having a very young child in the cottage as full of steps, different levels and very narrow stairs, as two adults we found the stairs to the loft room tricky and very little head height. Cottage is beautiful and well looked after by owners.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Lucky you to be there during the Pirate Festival. It happens once a year, so the parking issues are only at festival times. The stairs are steep, not suitable for those with mobility issues, which we make clear. According to the reviews in our guestbook, children love the cottage, especially the attic room. It is a fisherman's cottage built vertically to maximise the space, perhaps they were smaller then!
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Cosy cottage 2 day stay adequate for the 5 of us plenty of caricature & well located.

  • 5 of 5

Brixham fishing town plenty of pubs ,restaurants,ice cream ,fresh fish & a busy little town spent 2 days there & would go back as seams lots to do in the surrounding area.Stopped in a loverly little cottage & had a couple of really nice Days.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Glad you enjoyed your stay, we love Brixham too, always lots to do, in town and further afield Sara & Deborah
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Lovely home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved Rose Cottage and our stay in Brixham. We have been to the area many times, and it was the perfect base to explore from and come home to.

We even managed to cook a roast dinner for 8 people (and two toddlers) as the house was so well equipped.

Check in and out very easy and flexible, and great communication from Sara.

Would recommend to friends and family. Great pub next door and delicious meal in Beamers.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Caspar Always welcome in Rose Cottage Sara & Deborah
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Really great!

  • 5 of 5

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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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Old Market House
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
29 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Brixham is a sheltered port and a natural shelter. Shoalstone Beach is in walking distance of the cottage with a nice restaurant cafe and ice cream parlour.

Broadsands is within 2 miles of Brixham. Further south around the South West Coastal Path Berry Head, Man Sands, St Mary's Bay.

Fishcombe Cove, Churston Cove

Elberry Cove - Shingle. A pretty and popular water skier's beach,

Broadsands Beach - Sand, family beach

Shoalstone Open Air Pool

Brixham’s outdoor seawater swimming pool

St Mary's Bay is a lovely sandy beach that can be accessed via the South West Coastal Path

Saltern Cove is one of the SSSI designated sites in the English Riviera Geopark and a Local Nature Reserve. Unique in Britain, this nature reserve extends underwater to a point 376 metres below the low water mark.

The beach is located along the south west coast path to the South of Goodrington Sands and is accessed via set of steps from the coast path above. It is one of the coves which makes up the local area known as three beaches. At low tide there are many rock pools to explore.

Saltern Cove is one of the SSSI designated sites in the English Riviera Geopark and a Local Nature Reserve. Unique in Britain, this nature reserve extends underwater to a point 376 metres below the low water mark.

The beach is located along the south west coast path to the South of Goodrington Sands and is accessed via set of steps from the coast path above. It is one of the coves which makes up the local area known as three beaches. At low tide there are many rock pools to explore.

Close to Paignton is the long, sandy stretch of Goodrington Sands. With a Seaside Award, safe swimming conditions and loads of great activities, this family friendly beach promises to keep the kids happy whatever the weather available, with pedalos, paddle boats and even windsurfing for beginners.

Hollicombe Beach, sits between Torquay and Paignton. With its distinctive red sand backed by tall cliffs it’s a sunbather’s paradise, and there’s a slipway to the beach giving easy access for people of all abilities. Don’t forget to take a fishing net for the kids, as there are some great rock pools to poke around in at low tide. A bucket and spade are also essential, as the sand here is excellent for making castles. If you’ve forgotten any of those must-have beach accessories, you’ll find everything you need in nearby Preston.

To get to the beach, you’ll need to go through Hollicombe Gardens, but why not have a look around before hitting the surf? Originally an old gas works site, today you’ll find a beautiful green landscape, interesting trees and shrubs, flowerbeds with plenty of grass to relax on.

St Mary’s Bay is a delightful secluded sandy beach with interesting rock formations and surrounding cliffs, just off the South West Coast Path. Enjoy panoramic views of the area from the coastal path overlooking the beach.

A short walk to Berry Head National Nature Reserve, where you can find toilets and refreshments at the Guardhouse Cafe.

Type: Sandy with some shingle and rocks and cliffs

Access: Difficult - Restricted access via a footpath and steep steps.

Just off St Mary's Road, pay and display parking is available at Sharkham Point.

These are two halves of a 3 mile sand and shingle bar stretching between Strete in the north and Torcross in the south. At the Torcross end, the bar divides the sea from Slapton Ley - a freshwater lake and Nature Reserve. All of this area of coast is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The beaches are close to the villages of Slapton and Torcross with pubs, cafes, and small shops on hand. Watersports equipment can be hired locally. Lifeguards (July-Sept) in Torcross only.

The area of Slapton, South Devon is a site of great environmental interest

Blackpool Sands, set in a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines, is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brixham, South Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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
Half term
10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
14 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Midseason
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40
Damage Deposit £50

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 before or after you we are flexible by prior arrangement

Notes on prices:

CANCELLATIONS - A Thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation.
50% refund 5 days before booking.
75% refund 10 days before booking
100% refund 30 days before booking

Although we have a lovely housekeeper who cleans for you, we do ask that you leave Rose Cottage in a reasonable condition with bottles, paper and washed cans placed in recycling boxes. Rubbish to be bagged in sacks and placed in the bin on the terrace. and put out on a Thursday night for Friday collection. Please place sanitary products in bags in bathroom waste. We are very environmentally friendly and don't enjoy having to separate bottles from kitchen waste. Thank you for your consideration.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.