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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The apartment was very well equipped and really well looked after and the view was amazing and we'd definitely consider returning in the future."

    The down side was, unfortunately the mattress in the master bedroom was uncomfortable, I felt like I was going to fall out of bed everytime I moved, so I ended up sleeping in the twin room. Also, Dispite the kitchen being well equipped, there was lack of storage for our own items, mainly shopping.

    Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback. The views are amazing and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the apartment. The mattress is fairly new, as we all know, mattresses are a matter of preference, so it may be that it isn't the same as the mattress you are used to in your own home. There is a double cupboard and some shelving for the storing of food items. Aside from these couple of points, we do hope to maybe welcome you back again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay - Thank-you."

    The only thing I would say needs to be updated is the frying pans in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, great location."

    Facilities were good except for a couple of niggles - the pillows were hard and lumpy and the duvets were too thick for summer weather, especially in the main bedroom, which has no opening window due to the sliding doors therefore no ventilation, maybe a small fan would be helpful. The kitchen facilities were high standard except for the fridge which was very small and the shelf in the door was broken which further reduced the fridge storage.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed both the apartment and the location. We will check the pillows and replace as necessary. A lighter duvet is provided and is kept in the drawer under the bed. When we are at the property we open the sliding doors in the main bedroom by about 4 inches and leave the bedroom door open to allow air flow and ventilation. There is only limited space available for a fridge. Thank you for making us aware of the broken door shelf, we will take a look and sort a replacement. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glen4.4Jul 2023

  • "There was no fan very hot wasn’t as clean as should have been for price no ..."

    There was no fan very hot wasn’t as clean as should have been for price no fresh milk pillows hard and flat expected a higher standard but on a positive great location spectacular views

    Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback. There should be a fan in one of the cupboards, we will check this when we are next at the property. Had you made us aware of any cleanliness issues during your stay, we could have hopefully resolved this at the time. We will check the pillows and replace as necessary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane3.1Jun 2023

  • "A lovely apartment with beautiful views of Torbay."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Easy access to Brixham a gentle 15 minute stroll along the coastal path. The swimming pool on the site was an added bonus especially in the hot weather. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely apartment with fabulous sea views."

    Good location for walk into Brixham and visiting Torquay and Paignton that are close by. Has direct access to own beach and on site swimming pool. Quality gas Barbecue included. Only gripe is bedrooms are a little small but would definitely return. Several large supermarkets within 5 miles.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7May 2023

  • "Second visit, really love the accommodation and the views from the terrace are wonderful."

    we will hopefully be back before too long.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Bay View."

    Parking easy apartment well equipped with excellent heating. The only negative would be the duvet which seemed old and lumpy.

    Thank you for your feedback and letting us know about the duvet, we will look into this. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely apartment with great view."

    A little difficult to get your luggage in so do travel light if you have a back problem Needs new knife set, but would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Feb 2023

  • "Super apartment."

    Comfortable, well maintained and excellently equipped. Lovely view of the bay - you could watch the fishing boats coming in and out in the morning. Well situated on the south west cost path with an easy walk through the park into town. Saw seals in the Elberry bay!!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was clean and had everything we needed."

    The views were lovely across torbay. It was an easy 20 minute walk into brixham through battery park. The biscuits and wine was welcome. The best sykes accomodation we have stayed.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2022

  • "Loved this property which is why I returned for a second visit this year."

    Views are amazing, the apartment is lovely and attention to detail is very good too. Only small snag is the water pressure for the shower is extremely low which caused lots of issues with trying to clean my hair, because of this I could only ever visit for a maximum of 3 nights which is a shame.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback.I am sorry you didn't contact us during your stay we could have looked into the problem with the shower for you. But thank you for bringing it to our attention. We hope to be able to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel4.1Nov 2022

  • "Very nice apartment, I would like to live there!"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation with good directions both getting to the property and during our stay by way of service manuals."

    The property was clean and well presented.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jun 2022

  • "The apartment is so thoughtfully equipped, there is far more than mentioned in the listing."

    Hairdryers in both bedrooms, freezer compartment in the fridge, iron and ironing board. CDs, books, playing cards and even binoculars, just to mention a few of the extras I noticed! It is perfectly located for exploring all the coves and beaches for miles. The coastal path is moments away and accesses them all. The view is incredible, and in a peaceful surrounding. We saw several seals close up. Couldn’t ask for more! (I may have shed a few tears on departure) Thank you for a beautiful base to a beautiful, memorable holiday

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2022

  • "Great holiday apartment with wonderful views and good location."

    Enjoyed the lovely walks into Brixham will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely clean apartment, well stocked."

    Really appreciated the wine and biscuits on arrival. Superb views and location, very peaceful. 10 minute walk into town via the costal path (you can see this from your balcony). Loved waking up to the view from the main bedroom.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean , lovely welcome pack ."

    Great location , we actually couldn’t fault anything . Would return and highly recommend. We had a great week and were lucky to have nice weather in march .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant All we needed & more Thank You"

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful, well appointed apartment."

    A real pleasure to stay there.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Feb 2022

  • "The accommodation was clean and well maintained."

    There was everything provided that anyone could possibly need. It was warm and welcoming and a great base to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2021

  • "Apartment was even better than in the photos."

    Amazing view. Every little detail was thought of, which is rare when staying away from home. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Located in a lovely quiet area and still within walking distance of Brixham Harbour. Only downside was no pen to write a lovely review in the guest book. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation in a beautiful location."

    Well appointed and very peaceful with wonderful views. Great coastal walks on your doorstep and an easy walk into Brixham. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2021

  • "The apartment is in an ideal location in a small development."

    We loved waking each morning to the incredible view over the bay. The beautiful apartment is very well equipped. Secure parking was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Sep 2021

  • "The apartment was perfect very well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    The only downside is the walk into town takes longer than suggested in reviews and is all uphill on the way back just impossible if you have mobility issues like me. However a taxi will drop you by the harbour for £4. One other thing to note, your car won’t be beside the flat the car park is a wee bit further back so you will need to carry your belongings from the car park to the flat. As it says in the description it’s a first floor flat, the stairs are manageable but when you add on the walk from the car park with cases etc it’s quite tough! Well worth it though for the view and the lovely accommodation. We had only one niggle. We couldn’t get into Netflix and contacted the number given to us by Sykes which turned out to be the cleaners number. She had to contact the owner and that took 2 days before she was able to get back to us - and then it was the wrong password but we gave up because we were leaving the next day but it raises the question of how quickly the owner responds if you have a problem

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are aware that the issue with the Netflix account has now been fixed. The cleaner referred this to the owner straightaway but it did take a little while to investigate and resolve. The reservations team are always happy to help with any mobility queries you might have prior to booking so please do get in touch when you are planning your next break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great accommodation and location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely book with Sykes again. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Jun 2021

  • "The direction could have been better."

    The road name on which The Cove is situated was not given. The apartment was in a beautiful situation and was very well equipped. Sadly the weather was very poor but we were very comfortable as the rain came down.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Bayview and the location. The directions supplied to all customers visiting Bayview are quite detailed and we have double-checked these to make sure they are accurate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2021

  • "The apartment was smaller than we expected."

    It was suitable for two people and perhaps two adults and two young children. It would be unsuitable for a party of four adults,

    Reviewed by Terence2.8May 2021

  • "Accommodation was extremely clean and in an amazing setting."

    The only Thing is that the postcode on the Sykes cottages app is incorrect

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very clean, only a short walk on the coastal path, to Brixham centre."

    Fantastic view from balcony. Yes, the bedrooms are small, but you don't go on holiday to sit in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "The beds were a little smaller than expected but overall a really nice apartment with lovely views."

    Reviewed by Maxine3.4Aug 2020

  • "Accommodation was lovely with an amazing view across the bay (just like the photo)."

    Very clean and a few little unexpected extras included. There is currently some local construction work taking place in the area so quite noisy in the day if you were trying to relax on the decking. Also a little disappointed that the swimming pool wasn't open as this was one of the main reasons for booking. Understandable maybe in these times, but we weren't warned in advance.

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Jul 2020

  • "The facilities, the cleanliness the comfort the area were all absolutely spot on."

    Fantastic property and wouldn't think twice about returning. The only minor thing would be the decking outside got quite slippery when wet.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Nov 2019

  • "Brilliant views across the expanse of Torbay and beyond to Lyme Bay and the Jurassic coast."

    Easy access on foot to Brixham on paved coast path. Great base for walking the south west coast path either east around Torbay to Torquay or west to Berry Head,Sharkham Point etc., or across country to Kingswear and the River Dart with return to Brixham by boat, steam train or bus:no need for car.

    Reviewed by Derrick John5.0Oct 2019

  • "Just a few minor issues, The gate code is not 1115 as per the confirmation email it’s- press Clear-02861-press Enter."

    The contact number is for the cleaning company, and they have not had a contract with the owners for this property for over 2 years. On arrival none of the beds were made up, there was some bed linen but we couldn’t tell wether it was clean or used, because it was just stacked on top of the dresser, so my wife had to wash it. But overall the property was great, in a great location and we intend to return again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent location and overall, this was an outstanding experience."

    Brixham is a beautiful fishing town with plenty going on , and an ideal base for exploring south Devon. Pool was really warm and clean and the 2 coves on your doorstep are fabulous especially with resident seal making regular appearances. We had excellent weather and this was on par with any of our foreign jaunts.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2019

  • "Overall exceptional apartment and location looking over the bay."

    Slightly small bedrooms but no issue. Would highly recommend this apartment and the area for a central point for travelling around south Devon

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "No notification of steep inclines , in all directions!"

    !. Slippery walkways when wet!!. Access & exit, only gained through balcony doors ( never had that before ). VERY uncomfortable bed, very little space around bed, have bruises to prove it!!!. Sofas not comfortable. Television much to high on wall. Both I, and my wife, have aching backs, and cricked necks, just watching TV!!!. Had to purchase 2 mugs, as all mugs were degrained inside. For a quiet place, not so quiet, first day, we had, drum & base from cafe, which started at 4pm, went on until 10:30pm. Every morning, we had the noise of a JCB, working, up the hill. The day before leaving, we had a morning car wash event, right below us. To compare this property, to any other, 2 bedroom apartment, we have stayed,( and there’s many), this would come bottom!!!!!!. Regards... Mr Chris Barton.

    Many thanks for leaving your feedback. The timber walkways do have a warning sign to advise they can be slippery when wet. Brixham is indeed steep in places and this is a first floor property: we do try to make this clear on the description. Though your access is through a patio door it is locked and secure just like any other entrance. We have slept in the double bed at Bayview shortly before your stay and didn’t feel it was uncomfortable but we will certainly review this again at the end of the season. The bedrooms are cosy rather than spacious but perfect for a rest after a long day out sight-seeing: photos are available on the website. There were 8 mugs at the property: I am sorry you didn’t feel these were suitable. The holiday park nearby does sometime play music in the clubhouse but we haven’t been disturbed by this previously. I am afraid the car-washing event and any JCB activity would be beyond our control. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher2.5Jun 2019

  • "Great apartment, great location only issue was the barbecue was filthy and unusable"

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2019

  • "We had a lovely week there over Easter and had some amazing weather, sitting on ..."

    We had a lovely week there over Easter and had some amazing weather, sitting on the veranda looking at the lovely views, everything was there that you needed for a pleasant stay, definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Apr 2019

  • "Bedrooms uncomfortably small particularly the front bedroom which was almost entirely occupied by the standard-sized 4'6"" double bed!"

    ! Arrival instructions confusing and, with regard to the key-safe, difficult. Entry keypad very difficult to read in many different lights. Instructions need to be amended to comply with the keypad for the entry procedure. "Entry" not "open". The key-safe was very difficult to access which may have been through wear-and-tear through multiple use. It took many attempts to actually open despite always using the correct code. In the wind and rain we experienced upon arrival made the lengthy access to the apartment very, very uncomfortable. Another issue discovered upon arrival was to find the incorrect wifi code in the information folder.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Bayview. We've spoken with the owner who has informed us that he has now treated the keysafe at Bayview so that it is no longer difficult to open. We have also updated the instructions for the gate entry and the wifi code, thank you for bringing this to our attention, the owner recently changed WiFi providers and although the new code was on the back of the hub the information folder had not been updated, this has now also been done. We hope that despite the minor points raised you enjoyed your stay at Bayview. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Mar 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Bayview."

    The tea, coffee biscuits and wine were a nice welcome treat. Generally, the apartment was clean. However, the fridge smelt strongly of fish and needed a couple of good cleans before we felt we could put our food in it. There wasn’t anything to clean or wipe down the surfaces other than dish-washing liquid and it would have been handy to have bleach or a toilet cleaner in the bathroom too. Many of the drinking glasses were dirty, possible from the dish-washer but needed washing before we could use them. In the bathroom, due to the shape of the bath, a small grab rail for getting in and out of the shower would be useful.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Bayview. The owner of Bayview has spoken with his housekeeper following your comments, surface spray is now provided for guests, all kitchen items will be thoroughly checked for smears and although they did clean the fridge before your arrival, the short turnaround time was not sufficient to totally eradicate the smell left from previous guest’s food, however we can assure future guests that the fridge is back to its original tip top condition. It has also been noted that a grab rail may be useful in the bathroom and is something the owner will consider to add in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Mar 2019

  • "Had a fantastic holiday again having booked the same week year before - weather was exceptional."

    Recommend the round robin trip to Dartmouth.

    Reviewed by Ashley4.4Sep 2018

  • "You'd be hard Pressed to find a place with better views."

    with it being the first floor apartment just gives you a far better view point of the whole of Torbay. All the fittings are of top quality. Along With a lovely walk into Brixham Harbour which takes a steady 20 minutes, which has plenty of benches for a sit down if needed. The Apartment does look bigger in the photos TBH. We will go there again for sure.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Aug 2018

  • "We were disappointed to find no mention of very hilly terrain and was not at all suitable for people with mobility difficulties."

    There was no proper freezer facilities, except a frozen up ice box in the fridge. The site from time to time had effluent smells, and noises from military Exhibitions and in the evenings noise until late from adjoining holiday home site clubhouse, even up to 3.30 am. This was definitely not value for money, and was not a peaceful and restful holiday we were hoping for. The property was advertised as a 4 person apartment, but it was not suitable due to lack of space, storage and facilities. The location was pleasant with a nice decking viewing platform. The advertised 16min walk to Brixham was for the very fit and healthy, and quite challenging for others.

    Reviewed by Christine3.1Aug 2018

  • "The Cove and Bayview were a great location for a break, the accommodation was lovely with everything necessary for our stay."

    Brixham a short walk away with great views across Torbay . Of course the weather was fantastic which added to our enjoyment. Would highly recommend this accommodation and location.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excellent appartment - well equipped, in a lovely location and quiet."

    You even managed to provide glorious weather!!! As good a holiday as we've ever had! Note of caution for anyone with dodgy knees or hips - it is very hilly and access is a challenge, which probably means that we won't be back. However, we would recommend Bayview to anyone with better mobility than us. It is one of the best holiday properties that we have stayed in and worth every penny that it cost us.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "The accommodation was excellent, with all the facilities required."

    The view was outstanding so having the balcony overlooking the bay was wonderful. The location was ideal as only a 10 minute walk along a beautiful coastal path to the centre on Brixham where there was a good variety of restaurants and bars. Would definitely recommend this property and would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2018

  • "The Apartment is looking tired in some areas It is also not as clean as it should be It cost nearly 700 for a week so should be of a very high standard."

    We will be choosing alternative accommodation here for next year as although the Apartment when new was lovely it is obviously just an investment for the owner and isn't be cared for as and when people have stayed and left. Shame.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.4Apr 2018

  • "What a brilliant apartment."

    Stunning views. Lovely clean rooms. Really appreciate the finishing touches - tea, coffee, sugar and milk provided together with a bottle of wine and chocolates. The little things like washing up liquid, sponge, tea towels and dishwasher tablets really make the difference. Felt like a real home from home. Can not recommend enough. Brilliant break.

    Reviewed by Mark4.8Feb 2018

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area, sitting area, patio doors to balcony
  • Shared outdoor swimming pool.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x Smart TVs, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road allocated parking in gated car park
  • Balcony with furniture and BBQ
  • Communal gardens, shared outdoor swimming pool
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub 10 mins walk
  • Beach 2 mins walk
  • Please note the swimming pool is only available between May and September.

The property

Occupying one of the prime first floor positions at The Cove, one of Brixham's most highly desirable developments overlooking Fishcombe Cove, this beautiful apartment is a firm favourite for couples and families seeking modern, desirable accommodation within walking distance of the beach and the town's amenities.

If you are looking for self-catering holiday home that ticks all the boxes then look no further - Bayview will not disappoint!

Climb the steps to modern timber balcony and patio doors that lead you into this lovely bright and airy apartment.

Open plan and furnished in a coastal theme, patio doors span the full width of the living space, furnished with two attractive sofas where you can catch up on any missed TV shows with a Smart wall mounted TV with Netflix.

A dining table allows you to perch whilst the cook prepares dinner in the well fitted kitchen, to the rear of the room.

There are two tasteful bedrooms the master bedroom with patio doors also leading to the balcony and a modern family bathroom.

What makes this apartment such a winner is the super oversized timber decked balcony that faces directly over the woodland opposite and out over the sea towards Torbay.

Furnished with attractive rattan style furniture and a barbecue, you will be hard pushed to find a more serene spot to watch the yachts as the bob out in the bay.

The gated and secure grounds of The Cove are immaculately presented with picnic spots and benches to allow guests to linger and enjoy the fabulous views.

Between May and September guest can enjoy the use of the open air heated swimming pool and a pathway leads directly down to the Fishcombe Cove beach below, where you can stop for morning coffee at the beach café, or go for an early morning dip.

Picturesque and sheltered Fishcombe Cove is a popular spot for bathing and kayaking as it the nearby Churston just a 5 minute walk through the woods immediately behind the development.

A short walk through Battery Gardens will take you to the bustling fishing town of Brixham where you will find an array of restaurants and cafes around the harbour to suit all tastes.

Hop aboard the Western Lady Ferry that will take you across the bay to Torbay a delightful and stress-free way to view this lovely coastline, or enjoy a walk to Berry Head a haven for wildlife where from the top you may get to see the porpoises that dwell in the ocean below.

With so much to do on the doorstep for all ages and interests, Bayview makes the ideal choice for those want to enjoy this fabulous region in tranquil location, away from the melee.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Please note: The swimming pool will be open from the 26th of May until the 16th of September 2023. The opening ours are 10 am till 6 pm.

Please Note: Disposable BBQs not allowed.

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