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Blue Horizon

(Ref. 959593)

Brixham, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Blue Horizons was a first class cottage."

    It was very comfortable,clean.Good harbour views.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, well appointed and in a good position to access all of Brixham and enjoy the views from the balcony."

    As others have mentioned the approach to the cottage by car is a little tricky. We have a full sized family saloon and that was tight, but no way impossible. Gulls are noisy, but once again we knew that from previous reviews, but that was offset by watching the comings and goings of the Trawlers in the harbour. Try to book the tour at the fish market - it was brilliant!

    Reviewed by Patrick4.4Jul 2023

  • "The property is very equipped with everything you need."

    Very comfortable with great views of the harbour and sea. I would say able bodied people as there are some steep steps up to the cottage and a little noisy at times through the night with the fish market. However, we had a great time and return.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful location, lovely property in a prime location to appreciate the best views."

    If anything the photos do not do this properly justice. Brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just had a week at Blue Horizon and its been the best holiday we have had , breathtaking views and the cottage itself was perfect , spotlessly clean and really well equipped , we didnt move our car all week which I would advice as its a bit tricky moving it often ."

    We paid £11 for a day hopper pass taking us to paignton , Torquay, babbacoombe etc as many times you want to go in a day for a family of 4 superb value . We will be booking the cottage again missing it already .

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2022

  • "The views are unbeatable however I do think that some of the write up should reflect the reality of this property."

    Kitchen is small and needs a deep clean , the fridge is not og adequate size for a weeks worth of groceries. The stairs to the property and in the property need to be described better than they are they are plentiful snd steep. The bathroom also needed a deep clean as mould around the shower tray and door. The misy important thing about the write up should be the noise from the fish market and the birds nesting in the roof of the property. If you are ok with noise at night then great but if you’re not you should know in advance. Sorry this seems critical but just trying to be honest the holiday was still nice but I wouldn’t recommend this property to any one I know .

    Thank you for your feedback. Brixham is a fully working fishing port. The noises from the Fish Market and the seagulls can be heard all over town. There is a picture of the kitchen on the website so the size would have been apparent before booking. It has a full size under the counter refrigerator which should be more than adequate for the 2 people in your party. The kitchen and bathroom were deep cleaned at the end of May. The owner came to the property the week after you and found no evidence of mould in the shower. The freezer compartment door of the fridge was not shutting properly and is being addressed. The steps are described as plentiful and steep - which is what they are and it would be difficult to describe them more clearly. Pictures of the internal stairs are on the website. Had you contacted us during your stay, we would have been happy to help with any issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda2.5Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, comfortable and well equipped."

    We were aware of the three floors inside the house but were not aware of the steps up to the front door which were quite steep. However my 89 year old husband coped with them remarkably well but maybe it should be mentioned in the details of the let. No other complaints and lovely views.

    Hi there, the website does state that the property may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility. The main stairs are also pictured. We do find this to be sufficient info for guests, but our reservations team are on hand for further questions. - The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan4.4Jun 2022

  • "Even the seagulls were pleasant!"

    Had a splendid week here in March. The cottage is great, has everything you could think of in the kitchen, plenty of cutlery and crockery. The bathroom is clean and warm, I agree the bedroom is a dream, wonderful views and comfy bed. we were lucky with the weather so even used the balcony for a beverage or two. Great location with perfect views. PS. We had no problem with seagulls they made the perfect backdrop

    Reviewed by Jacki5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week in this lovely cottage."

    Everything you could need, beautifully warm and cosy. Lovely comfy bed, slept like a log! Really fantastic views of the harbour from all rooms. Everything as described and the owner was very helpful when we rang her. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Feb 2022

  • "As other reviewers have said - be sure to read the listing for Blue Horizon so as not to be surprised on arrival - except perhaps by the simply amazing views from virtually every window which you might not be prepared for."

    The property was originally a fisherman’s cottage, close to the the working harbour - Brixham is still a working fishing port with all the associated sights and sounds that are part of that canvas. Previous comments about the parking are correct - and some cars are not ideally suited to using the space - especially if lower to the ground as there is a danger of scraping the underside of the car. There is either long stay parking (£8.50/24hrs - Sept 21) or free on road parking nearby which we used as do many locals. Arranged over three floors the cottage is well equipped, and proved to be an excellent base from which to explore this part of South Devon - on foot, by sea and by car. The WiFi was excellent and the SmartTV and DVD player were appreciated. There was plenty of hot water for showering, towels were provided.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.1Sep 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage with great rooms, comfortable furnishings and fantastic views."

    Everything was perfect. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Blue Horizon."

    So many beautiful walks without needing to drive. Cottage is stunning with some amazing views from the windows and the balcony. Would highly recommend staying here, we are hoping to book again for later this year/early next. As stated in the description, this property has a lot of steps, some very steep and parking was entertaining, for me (not my husband). Alternative pay and display parking is available in a short work, if you would prefer. Ensure to read the property details well before booking. Thank you to the owners for a really lovely, comfortable, beautiful escape away.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Jun 2021

  • "It’s a beautiful cottage in an excellent location, steps were sometimes a struggle though."

    A patio table would be nice on the slabbed area at the top of the steps also a blind in the dining room would help to make it more private although it is a shame to shut out the excellent views. Would recommend this cottage facilities were excellent, fantastic views from every window.

    Reviewed by Diane4.1May 2021

  • "On arrival to the cottage we found it very easy to find and simple to gain entry via the key safe and information supplied."

    The cottage was very clean and the view from the dining room on the ground floor was striking. The kitchen was compact but there was everything you could possibly want in terms of utensils, pots, pans, dish washer, washing machine and lots of crockery including various glasses. The stairs to the 1st floor are steep and narrow so be warned! The bathroom is excellent with a bath and a shower and is quite big for a cottage. The living room with TV and two sofas was brilliant, I said that the view from the dining room was striking but, from the living room and balcony it is awesome. The two bedrooms were spacious with excellent views and the beds extremely comfortable. I will say, you MUST read the description regarding the steep steps from the harbour. the first flight of 29 steps from street level is like a staircase followed by about 8 gently rising steps followed by about 8 more steep steps. Then there are more steps to the door and more again inside. We were a party of 60 somethings and managed fine but, please don't go here and complain about access as it is in the description. All in all the cottage is first class and the views are outstanding. Having said all of this if you have a car, the parking bay is only a few yards from the gate and apart from shopping it is quite feasible to spend an entire week sitting on the balcony (weather permitting of course). Would I recommend the property? You bet!

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great house in really good location, the views were stunning and we had a really good time 10 out 10."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "The view from the sitting room and the main bedroom is spectacular over the harbour and out to sea."

    I had not been to Brixham since I was a child but it is just the same very pretty . Steep steps though!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2020

  • "Location of property spot on Views from property amazing on the listing it ..."

    Location of property spot on Views from property amazing on the listing it doesn't look that good so get ready to be surprised take a pair of binoculars could watch the grey seals in the bay watching the boats come and go on the balcony Bed was great steps to property a challenge but it's Brixham Recommended to owners Put solid floors or laminate floors in dinning room and living room it wouldn't make it feel cold as a customer I was concerned about wet shoes dirty shoes on cream carpets scrubbed the balcony to get the dirt and Moss off so we didn't thread it on the carpet there is loose tiles in bathroom and the sofas in the lounge I wouldn't give it away its dirty and worn Please look at these I would pay more to stay you have a nice property but it could be GREAT

    Thank you for completing your feedback. The views from the balcony and around Brixham are stunning. On the website we do mention that there is a flight of steep stone steps which bring you to the front patio and entrance of the cottage. As the property is a fisherman's cottage, the owners chose the cream carpet downstairs, to help keep it light and warm, especially with the stone walls, solid or laminate floors wouldn't give a feeling of coziness and warmth. A shoe rack is provided just inside the front door of the property and guests are asked to remove their shoes upon entering. The sofas have been checked and have been deep cleaned. The balcony was found to be clean and the balcony furniture is brand new. The tiles in the bathroom have been checked and none were found to be loose Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm2.8Aug 2020

  • "The Cottage was fantastic, so was the whole week in Brixham"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Even though it is made quite clear in the listing, I cannot stress enough the matter of accessibility."

    Do not under estimate the matter of the stairs, both up to the cottage and in the cottage. And also take the advice about backing down the road to park..... Aside from that, the location has the most stunning views. The bed is wonderfully comfortable, albeit the generator at the fishery building was not always conducive to a good night's sleep. Location is great for local amenities. Balcony is wonderful place to spend time watching the activity in the harbour and catching the sun.

    Reviewed by Katharine4.4Sep 2019

  • "Location of the property is excellent, just behind the main street."

    The road to the property is VERY narrow so if you have a big car like us be careful. The property is on 3 levels with the kitchen on the ground floor with the dining room. Bedrooms on the top floor have fantastic views across the harbour and are comfortable. The main issue we would say would be some parts of the cottage need updating or a very deep clean. The sofas are dirty, the heated towel rail in the bathroom is badly rusted at the bottom and the floor needs re-grouting as there are a lot of loose tiles. Window frames around the property were full of cobwebs and grime. Dining room on the ground floor needs laminate flooring not carpet, and needs brightening up as it’s a small area with very dark furniture in it. Kitchen is small but more than adequate with new cupboards and appliances which is a plus. The furniture on the balcony is old and rusted so we didn’t use it which is a shame as it would be a superb place to sit on an evening and relax watching the boats come and go. Overall, this property could be so much better given some attention and thought. Location 10/10, cleanliness 3/10.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Blue Horizon. We've spoken with the owner who has asked us to cover the points mentioned in order to help yourselves and reassure future guests. We always carry out an annual post season clean of our sofas, carpets and soft furnishings and aim to that very shortly following a very busy season. We also plan to replace the heated towel rail and the garden furniture.We investigated your mention of loose tiles and were unable to find any loose floor tiles. Window frames were cleaned at the end of July. We made the decision to lay carpet in the dining room mainly for the warmth this can offer and have no plans to change this at present. Despite the points raised we are pleased you enjoyed the fantastic location of our property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme2.8Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was in a fantastic location, very comfortable and ideally situated for exploring Brixham."

    The trickiness of parking, which is made clear in the instructions, cannot be overestimated, and we in fact did not use the car from the day we arrived until we left. But there is so much to do in and around Brixham, either on foot, or reachable by bus or boat that this didn’t matter at all. There are a few aspects which could be tidied up or replaced - such as a rusty microwave and bathroom radiator - and more use could be made of the outside aspects of the property, balcony and around the front door, but none of these detracted from what was a lovely week in Devon.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Jul 2019

  • "Blue Horizon is a lovely, well equipped cottage with fantastic views."

    Access and parking are very difficult and can be stressful after a long journey.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was so perfect and comfortable and relaxing with beautiful views and just as pictured on your website page."

    Had most of what I needed within the cottage to make holiday complete.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Jun 2019

  • "The steep steps proved difficult to get from the pavement to the cottage door."

    Your details made clear there were three floors to the cottage but the access steps were a surprise. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, beautifully decorated and clean.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Jun 2019

  • "Would be helpful if they made it clearer where the parking space was for car."

    Cottage was very comfortable but definitely not suitable for anyone with mobility problems as the stairs are very steep and a bit uneven leading up to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jun 2019

  • "Cottage good in respect of location, quality of furniture, comfort of bed, overall condition and cleanliness."

    Had the following concerns. 1/ No Council sack provided and could not find black rubbish bags required by Council. 2/ Rust inside microwave and poor state of cutlery. 3/ No continuous hand rail on stairs. 4/ Oven appears to be electric only, not gas as stated. 5/ More maintenance required, for example I removed leaves and silt from the kitchen drain to stop it overflowing.

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.8May 2019

  • "This was the second time we have visited and it is a lovely location with wonderful views ."

    It was only marred by the cleanliness of some of the kitchen items which had been left dirty by a previous occupant a time ago! People should be aware of the steep steps to and within the property as some might find it difficult with a case.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1May 2019

  • "We had a lovely week at the Blue Horizon."

    The views were amazing and the cottage had everything we needed. There are several steps leading up to the property which was fine with us but probably not if you have mobility difficulties. We would definitely like to stay again.

    Reviewed by M5.0Jan 2019

  • "We loved the location with the dual aspect bedroom windows and we enjoyed using the balcony for our breakfasts."

    Brixham is a good base for touring the area. There are just two negatives that I think would be useful feedback - there was no welcome pack and if that had been explained we would have prepared for it. Also we think blackout curtains would be helpful as the bedroom was too light in the early mornings. We would highly recommend Blue Horizon.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2018

  • "This is one of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in."

    The pictures do not do the property justice.The views are stunning, the property was extremely clean and the specification was as listed.The comfort of the beds was outstanding and every aspect apears to be thought of (shoehorne,torch,hairdryer, games...I could go on).Yes if you have mobility issues it may not be the place for you because of the stairs but this is Brixham and it's par for the course.My family of 4, including 2 teenagers loved it and we're missing it already!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2018

  • "Our family really enjoyed the holiday."

    The cottage had some great views over the harbour and the location was good. The steps leading up to the cottage may not be suitable for those with mobility problems, but for our family there was no issue. Brixham is lovely and we would return. The good weather was a bonus!

    Reviewed by Marisa4.1Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and views."

    Good size bed, quality bed linen. Lots of steps (80) down to harbour and 20 within house.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Jul 2018

  • "A beautiful place to stay, just the hum of the fishery but soon got used to it, ..."

    A beautiful place to stay, just the hum of the fishery but soon got used to it, it would keep you fit if you stayed there long enough

    Reviewed by Mr5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage,excellent location overlooking the harbour with superb views."

    Very comfortable facilities and beds! Stairs may be a problem for people with mobility issues.Parking was also a problem having to reverse down a very narrow lane. However we did find somewhere to park in the roads nearby. Some problems with the electrics but these were sorted by the owner. Not sure where the garden was=just a tiny patio! Some people may not appreciate all the steps up to the property but not a problem for us. Would recommend this cottage for its character ,location and beautiful views=always something going on in the harbour!

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Apr 2018

  • "We all had a fantastic time in Brixham the cottage was brilliant in all aspects, great location with fantastic views of the harbour."

    Would not hesitate to return and stay in this cottage.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x 2nd floor super-king double
  • 1 x second floor twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • First floor sitting room with patio doors and gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob
  • Microwave, fridge, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, Telephone incoming calls only, selection of books games, DVD’s
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop/pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 15 mins walk
  • Note: No children under 5 yrs except babes in arms
  • Note: This property is unsuitable for people with limited mobility due to the steep steps up to the house and stairs inside the property
  • Note: Parking 2m wide, unsuitable for low slung cars
  • Note: Due to limited turning space in the cul-de-sac we recommend reversing down the narrow road and then driving forward onto the drive for the property
  • Note: The drive is big enough for an SUV but guests should be aware that Overgang is a narrow road as is the driveway and that care is required to access and park
  • Free on-road parking is also available nearby
  • Note: The location of the property is extremely central and as a result guests will hear the noises of a busy working fishing port such as the gulls and the fishmarket.

The property

Set close to Brixham harbour and town centre, the elevated position providing captivating harbour views, Blue Horizon is a delightful two bedroom cottage, set across three floors.

Character features including exposed stone walls and timber beams a nod to the history of this cosy fisherman's cottage that has been tastefully refurbished and will have great appeal as a family or romantic getaway.

A flight of steep stone steps bring you to the front patio and entrance of the cottage, where immediately you will appreciate the super views afforded from this sweet and welcoming seaside cottage.

The charismatic dining room furnished with an oak dresser adorned with pretty polka-dot crockery leads through into a modern neat kitchen where views to the harbour can be enjoyed whilst preparing meals.

An open tread winding staircase takes you to the first floor living room with patio doors opening onto a sunny balcony, the best position to relax and enjoy the comings and goings of the fishing boats in the harbour.

Amply proportioned the family bathroom is modern with bath and separate shower.

A staircase to the second floor reveals two lovely bedrooms both with sea and harbour views.

Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac, you have worry free parking on a narrow drive across from the property, however reversing down the street is the best way to access the driveway due to lack of turning space.

A short walk down a series of steps will lead you to the harbour and town centre of Brixham, a vibrant fishing town with cafes, restaurants and plenty of shops.

Enjoy Breakwater beach voted one of the cleanest Blue Flag beaches on the English Riviera or walk the coastal footpath through Battery Gardens to Fishcombe Cove or further on Churston Cove, both picturesque coves ideal for kayaking or swimming and often quieter in Summer months.

Take the ferry to Dartmouth or Torquay or enjoy a day trip to Greenway, the former home of Agatha Christie.

A delightful cottage for families or couples to enjoy across all seasons.

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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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Note: No children under 5 yrs except babes in arms. Note: May not be suitable for guests with limited mobility. Note: Parking 2m wide, unsuitable for low slung cars. Note: Due to limited turning space in the cul-de-sac we recommend reversing down the narrow road to drive into the parking space.

Note: The steps from the road to the cottage are very steep and internally there are two further flights of normal stairs between the dining room and sitting room and the sitting room and the bedroom. Brixham itself has many flights of steps throughout the town.