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Dipley Cottage

Brixham, Devon (Ref. 915289)

4.0

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The outside area is small, unusable, filthy dirty with old plastic chairs, a metal bench and wooden table."

    The cooker is old, the symbols are rubbed off and no instructions. The kitchen could do with an update. The very large sofa looks inviting, it isn't. Very uncomfortable and on closer inspection lots of staining on the cushions and there are lots of cushions to help improve the comfort I expect. They don't. The shower in the main bathroom was blocked. On calling the owner his suggestion was to mop it up, don't use it, find the plunger under the stairs and , as there isn't a gentleman in our party, the most able of us should use it. Followed by instructions on how to do that! There followed a description of what had been found blocking it in the past, too much information. The blame was placed on the "ladies" because of their hair. Obviously, men don't shed hair in the shower. I suggested he get someone round ASAP. He sent the cleaner. She is a delightful helpful lady. I hope she is snapped up by another owner better deserving of her. My conversations with this man were very unpleasant. I won't go into detail, suffice to say I wouldn't want to repeat the experience. Make sure that you have a man in the party to assist the less able ladies! The cottage sleeps 8 people. There are 4 bedrooms and our party of 5 required the use of them all. The smallest room is a bunk bed and the bottom needs to be pulled out to use. Unfortunately, you can't open or close the door when it is in use. Also no double sheet for it and a torn double duvet without a cover. The beds are comfortable. Only one double wardrobe is provided for hanging up clothes, other than that there are small bedside drawers and 2 chests of drawers provided. Very inadequate for 8 people. The road is very narrow and steep. It can be difficult to park. Notices were placed by the Council announcing the road closure for the time we were there. They have put double yellow lines down both sides so there is no parking at all now. We really like Brixham and the surrounding areas. The cottage, although run down, could be lovely. However, the double yellow lines make it impossible to park within a reasonable walking distance. Particularly when carrying luggage, shopping etc.

    Reviewed by WinifredJul 2022

  • "On arrival, everything looked great, clean and tidy, with ample facilities."

    However, it was noted the the TV remote control had very obvious brown drips of liquid on it (looked like tea). This being an item that had the potential of being highly contaminated, that had clearly not been cleaned. In the kitchen, the identical drips were noted down the front of the washing machine. I would have dismissed this in ordinary times as a minor issue, however, we are still not out of out covid status, where cleanliness is paramount; especially in holiday accommodation. I felt quite appalled. I am a front line NHS worker and it is vital I remain as safe as I can as I deal with vulnerable patients everyday and have personally nursed covid positive patients myself, as well as watch them sadly pass away with it. With this in mind, I took it upon myself to run a damp cloth with anti bacteria around all the obvious surfaces, table, kitchen surfaces, mantle, TV and stand (again, not something I usually do at all), and was alarmed at the dirt I collected. The second issue was the sofa. This has to be the most uncomfortable sofa I have ever sat on. On further inspection, the seat cushions are so flattened, you are practically sitting on the base. As it is a low sofa to start with, this made standing back up, all the more difficult. So much so, we chose to sit at the dining table for most of the time. Sadly the cottage looks and is a lovely cottage, it's just a shame the sofa is so uncomfortable and that the cleaner didn't take covid more seriously.

    Reviewed by C MJun 2021

  • "Liked. Good location, comfortable, and more spacious than we expected."

    Enjoyed our stay a lot and would consider going again. Owner was helpful and friendly. Disliked. There was nothing major, but there were some irritating details. The kitchen needs updating. For example, the lower shelf on the fridge door was held together with duck tape and fibreglass tape. There need to be some instructions for the oven (it’s not a standard set up and we couldn’t find anything to say how it worked). There could be a better selection of utensils would be useful (eg serving spoons etc). The wood burner in the picture was broken - not that we needed it but it doesn’t look great.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "The cottage was immaculate, spacious and well furnished."

    Brixham was bustling and vibrant. We especially enjoyed evenings by the harbour; swims at St Mary's Bay; a walk round to Berry Head, with its magnificent views and lovely lunch at The Guardhouse cafe. Public transport links were very good, the bus station at easy walking distance from the cottage. We travelled by bus, steam train and foot ferry via Paignton and Kingswear to Dartmouth. Various ferries run from the harbour - we took a 'sea safari' and saw dolphins and a seals.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location a short walk from the harbour."

    We really enjoyed our stay here

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "Great location for Brixham."

    Cottage was perfect. Back garden terrace area could almost double its space if cut back & tidied up. Parking a nightmare, had 3 locals start rows as we were unloading!! Soon found better space a short walk away and left car there for the week. Wouldn't put us off coming back

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "Cottage more spacious than the photos suggest."

    Close to the harbour although very steep steps. Parking can be hard although we managed it with 2 ,cars. Beds very comfortable, all the facilities of home.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "The house needed a good clean the beds were ok the sofa was extremely ..."

    The house needed a good clean the beds were ok the sofa was extremely uncomfortable parking the car was impossible the hills for the walking to the the house was a definite no go this should have been stated anyone with any health problems would have been completely stuck the garden was unusable needed cleaning and chairs that weren’t broken

    Reviewed by DJun 2019

  • "The cottage is fantastic for our family cosy, but with plenty of room."

    Just a short walk from the harbour and the main shops. We’ve been before and parking can sometimes be an issue, but this time we managed to park at the front of the cottage every day! We will definitely be booking again (3rd time).

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2018

  • "Garden could do with a spruce up"

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2018

  • "Loved Brixham and the holiday cottage and everyone seemed so friendly."

    We had a great time. Parking was not the problem we thought it would be.. As we enjoy walking it suited us to use the local bus and ferries.and leave the cars in the adjacent street. Would recommend it to anybody prepared for a little hill walking to the town and harbour which were nearer than expected.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2018

  • "Good location in Brixham."

    Lovely house very comfortable home from home. Parking was a problem on occasions. Apart from that . It was great.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2016

  • "Only thing which would make the property better would be tight clear and tidy/ cut back the courtyard garden."

    That would have added to the offering. Everything else was great.

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2016

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x second floor family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x second floor triple children’s bunks (single on top, double futon below)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with dining area (seats 6) with gas fire and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner and gas fire
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pubs and harbour 1 mile
  • Note: Max
  • 6 adults and 8 people in total. Please note for any worker bookings a good house keeping bond of £500 is required payable to the owner prior to arrival, thank you.

The property

A traditional Victorian terraced cottage, situated in the attractive Devon fishing village of Brixham.

With oak floors throughout the ground floor, a stone fireplace and feature wall, this Brixham cottage exudes character with a contemporary feel.

Providing ideal family accommodation, this three-storey cottage in Brixham has two double bedrooms on the first floor, one with an en-suite, along with a family room and a children's bunk room set on the second floor.

The galley kitchen comes suitably equipped and the sitting room is a cosy spot with its sociable dining area and comfortable seating nestled beside the fire.

At the rear of this Brixham cottage, the courtyard garden is sunny and private, offering an ideal corner in which to relax at the close of the day.

In just fifteen minutes’ walk you’ll find the busy harbour of this bustling town, where it is customary to watch the local fishermen land their catch.

The harbour front is flanked by a selection of family run bars and bistros offering fresh fish and the finest of local produce.

A short walk along the coastal path leads to a medley of pretty beaches and coves, as well as the ever-popular seawater swimming pool at Shoalstone.

Take the ferry to Dartmouth, which has a good reputation for fashionable restaurants, interesting boutiques and of course, all the amusement and activity along the waterfront.

Why not book a boat trip and cruise up the River Dart to Greenway, Agatha Christie’s former holiday home, and spend the afternoon in the lively market town of Totnes?

This lovely Brixham cottage is a wonderful space in which to while away a relaxing week on the English Riviera.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

BRIXHAM

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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Region Information

Note: Max. 6 adults and 8 people in total.
Please note for any worker bookings a good house keeping bond is required for £500.