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Bay View

(Ref. 1021005)

Brixham, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was nice, clean and function and everything was as explained."

    We enjoyed our stay. The owner may want to consider a couple of safety features though such as star Gate and fire guard for families with children/toddlers.

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect spotlessly clean had everything we needed ,the views ..."

    The cottage was perfect spotlessly clean had everything we needed ,the views were amazing didn't want to leave will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great views of inner harbour, outer harbour and beyond. Not for everyone due to steps at the cottage and also down to main parts of harbour so make sure you read the description properly. Plan your journey and limit luggage then you can stop car in road to unload fairly quickly. Best to pay for a 8 day parking permit and park in main car park by breakwater, much easier and perfectly safe. I have done this many times on visits to Brixham and had no worries at all. Love it!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Car parking is a major problem in the info it states you can park in North View ..."

    Car parking is a major problem in the info it states you can park in North View road this should be removed as this road is way too narrow for parking any thing other than the smallest of cars

    Reviewed by Pauline3.4May 2023

  • "Unfortunately, not for us as more steps than initially thought, especially when lugging suitcases up and down!"

    Parking very problematic. In our younger days, of which wouldn’t have been too phased about! Very steep which gave amazing views.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely house, spotlessly clean."

    Fabulous views. Really enjoyed my stay in a place I love.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bay view, lovely chocolates and fizz as gift, We even were given tea towels and dish cloth and Scorer sponge, everything thing we needed and a great info pack, I loved the views they were wonderful!"

    Lovely cottage i felt at home, the shower and bath were great. i have mobility problems but managed the stairs that lead up to the property the ones at the bottom of North view road are best, only gripe is the downstairs bedroom mattress was a bit uncomfortable and quilt a bit thin for this time of year but we found a blanket to go on top. We loved our stay and hope to return

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic."

    Spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Beds are very comfortable and the decor is beautiful. Well thought out layout. views are outstanding. I could live there forever. Will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house in a good central location, plenty of room for everyone to spread out."

    Loved the outdoor space, the top garden was a lovely find as I’d not read anything about that, it is a very steep climb up there though so not ideal for little ones to go up to the top of the garden or people who aren’t as mobile. We sat at the front most nights though which was still a fabulous view without the climb. My one criticism is that there was no dishwasher or anywhere to park but we bought a week pass for the local carpark (about £45, parked at the beach then kept our beach stuff in the boot save lugging it back and forth) and walked to the house as parking outside was a nightmare. Also I’d probably not book this location if you struggle with steps as there are loads! I loved the elevation of it and the views are just spectacular, sunsets every night over the bay. Beautiful house. (Only a 4 ok comfort as we found the mattress a bit hard and we’re used to a king not a double, only 4 fir facilities as it could do with a dishwasher and there’s no near parking, other than that, fabulous, would stay again)

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property, clean and tidy."

    Description on sykes needs changing. Bathroom is still old pictures and states shower which you can walk in but it's only a bath now with an overhead shower which can't be used as a shower as the ceiling is too low and it's soaking the floor or the window. Also needs noting is the building work at present which takes out the view completely and we weren't made aware the view was obscured and its one reason why we booked the property. Parking I'd say no parking near the property and best to go to a carpark. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay.

    Very happy to say that the scaffolding is down and the view is as shown in the pictures taken from inside the property. Sykes have sent a photographer round and pictures of the new bathroom have been taken, and the shower issue has been addressed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma2.8Apr 2022

  • "A lovely old cottage that has been nicely modernised within."

    Splendid views over the harbour and marina. The only drawback is something the owner can do nothing about, the road was not built with cars in mind, probably horses! Parking can be found, so don’t let this put you off. We loved our week here. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very clean and well appointed."

    .steps up to cottage a big problem for anyone older ..and parking real problem..had to park half a mile from cottage..had some trouble with TV.. could only get bbc1 and 2 sometimes

    Reviewed by Sonya3.8Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic property,very homely, excellent bed."

    Will certainly look at again when going to Brixham

    Reviewed by Russell4.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    It's very comfortable and well looked after and a problem with the bathroom radiator was sorted quickly with excellent communication. There is loads to do for everyone and we found a week wasn't enough. Nice to have a lot within walking distance. There are steep steps and walks from the cottage but you can choose slightly easier paths if needed - see cottage guide. Parking is tricky as stated.

    Reviewed by Jasmine4.1Oct 2021

  • "Comfortable,clean house with lovely views of the busy harbour, some great places to see locally such as the Battery Gardens and Berry Head and can recommend the cafe at the fort."

    The bus service to Paignton is exellent and the ferry crossing to Torquay is a must, an amusing naration by the captain made the journey very entertaining and we even saw an atlantic seal. Brixham cafe serves wonderful fish and chips at a reasonable price and Breakwater cafe serves an amazing crab salad and Devon CreamTea. The down side of Bay View is the parking, we were able to park on the narrow road in front of the property but we felt anxious all week that the car was going to get damaged (previous guests had left just such feedback) and this took the edge off our enjoyment and we did not want to use the car because of lack of car parking. Any future guests should be aware there are at least 110 steps from Bay View down into Brixham town/harbour.

    Reviewed by Una3.4Sep 2021

  • "The cleanliness was substandard particularly more so in light of the pandemic."

    The bathroom has serious damp issues with mould on the walls in the shower, there was half a bag of open ice in freezer and dirty pan in oven. The shower also had a drainage problem which had been documented previously in the comments left by previous guests but not addressed. It was a shame as the cottage is in a lovely position and is beautiful itself but seriously let down by this.

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Jun 2021

  • "Had a great holiday, the fizz and the chocolates a welcomed surprise thank you."

    The cottage is really lovely, very relaxing and the views, I could just sit and watch all day. There were a few comments about the amount of steps, which there are and its steep, but the description does say this, it works of the Ice Creams!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2021

  • "Second time in Bay View."

    Find this place exceptional in terms of locations. View is amazing at all times of day and whatever the weather. There are steep steps up to property but you get used to this. Pull up car near steps to unload suitcases then go and park in main car park in town. Left it there all week, didn’t need to use it, plenty to do around town and within walking distance. Loved every minute and will be back next year. Thankyou for lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2021

  • "Exceeded expectations as far as the property, ease of booking etc."

    Beautiful cottage, very well presented, right down to the welcome pack provided by the owners. The only downside were the amount of steep steps/slopes up to the property and down to the harbour, but having said that these are mentioned before booking and advised not suitable for anyone with mobility problems, our own fault as we hadn’t realised one of the party was more immobile than we had first thought. That said, once inside the property the views were FANTASTIC and the cottage very comfortable, beautifully furnished and welcoming. Brixham a lovely place and will DEFINATELY return. Thankyou for a great break away and will be using Sykes for any future bookings.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Parking is not for the faint hearted, but this was mentioned in the details but didn't realise it would be so bad."

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Oct 2020

  • "Overall it was really good."

    The only things were how steep the cottage was.Particularly the rear garden.Worst of all was the parking.We had to park 3 streets away.We think it should be made very clear about these problems.

    Reviewed by June4.7Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage with fantastic views over harbour with great proximity to town/harbour although access via lots of steep steps."

    A close Parking space would have been helpful.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage !"

    Superb view over the harbour, very clean and well maintained with nice bedrooms and well kitted kitchen. Parking can be tricky because of the location.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Aug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free roadside parking behind property which is a 3 minute walk away
  • Front terrace with furniture and rear multi-level courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Steep steps to enter property and to multi-level area of rear garden, children to be supervised at all times and unfortunately may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

An enchanting mid-terrace property settled above Brixham harbour, Bay View offers a family of five the perfect opportunity to explore this extremely scenic region of Devon.

With a quirky layout internally and spectacular views at its exterior, there's no better base from which to explore this area of Torbay.

Entering through past the green-painted walls of its exterior, step into the kitchen/diner, presenting you with a homely decor and neutral hues tying in with the contemporary feel of the property, here you can settle around the dining table together to enjoy a home-made meal, with the wonderful range of appliances on offer including an electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer making meal times a breeze.

Moving up onto the first floor you will find the delight of the sitting room, with the electric fire offering that extra aura of homeliness to the room in the winter months, whilst you can also open up the windows and take in the fresh breeze of the harbour along with its astounding views; the perfect backdrop to your relaxing retreat as you kick back on the sofa and flick on the television as the light of the evening sunset fills the room.

Delight in some well-earned rest in one of the three bedrooms, with a ground floor king, and a king-size (zip/link, can be twin) room and a single room on the first floor, each benefiting from charming decoration and furniture.

In the warmer weather, be sure to make the most of your garden areas, with the front terrace making a great spot to sip on your morning cup of coffee, while the rear multi-level garden provides the best spot to truly take in your surroundings.

Within walking distance, you can find a wide array of wonder, from the simplicities of shops and delicious eateries serving fresh seafood, to the famous Golden Hind Museum Ship and the historic Brixham Battery, there's something for every taste.

Spend time exploring the beauty of the nearby Berry Head National Nature Reserve as you embark on an adventure along the South West Coastal Path, or take a trip into Paignton to find a beautiful pier, a zoo, theatre and much more to entertain the whole family.

In easy reach of many of Devon's most wonderful attractions and scenic spots, Bay View is the perfect holiday abode at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Dartmouth 5 miles; Paignton 6 miles; Torquay 8 miles.

Brixham is a working fishing harbour located on the southern side of Torbay, the area known as The English Riviera, famed for its sunny mild climate all year round. The focal point of the harbour is a life size replica of The Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake’s ship. The prettiest part of Brixham has small cottages in hilly narrow winding lanes leading to the harbour where all the activity is centred. Home to Britain’s largest fishing fleet which regularly lands their catch in the harbour, Brixham fish market sells to major restaurants in the UK. Brixham is the ideal destination for a traditional holiday with many family attractions around Torbay including two Blue Flag beaches, Paignton Zoo and many regattas and maritime events throughout the year. There are a host of safe cycle trails in the area, the South West Coastal Path and some of the best golf courses in the region. A good mix of relaxation or action, to suit all ages, where you are never far from the sea.

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