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Harbour View Retreat

Brixham, Devon (Ref. 967306)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Ground floor bedroom

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Excellent views. Well equipped. Car parking a bonus. I have to say there was no DVD player but hey-ho we didn't come to Brixham to stay indoors. Would definitely book again in the future.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2022

  • "It’s all in the name and it certainly delivered ."

    Harbour retreat was a lovely modern clean well equipped apartment . Had parking space which I car never left as brixham is great working coastal town so buses water ferries and taxi to get around . We loved our stay in this apartment the terrace has amazing views . The owners were on hand if u needed them but never bothered us . This apartment feels like you are detached like a penthouse bungalow loved it

    Reviewed by MrApr 2022

  • "Beautiful property, great facilities, the view was breathtaking and lovely terrace to sit out on."

    Just perfect

    Reviewed by NickyApr 2022

  • "This is a super little cottage with an amazing view over the harbour."

    It was very well equipped with everything we needed and was very comfortable. It was great to have a cottage with a coat and shoe rack and a mirror near a socket for once! The off road parking space was a godsend and although we still found the roads around the cottage somewhat challenging it wouldn’t put us off staying here again.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "Excellently presented overlooking the harbour."

    Ideal for a couple and small dog. Enjoyed a fabulous sunny week. Sian & Dean at hand for any issues. Locals all really friendly

    Reviewed by DougMar 2022

  • "For two people with a dog I can't imagine a better place to spend a holiday in Brixham."

    The Retreat is so welcoming and cosy and the view is just wonderful. The owners are really friendly and helpful and the parking space is a real bonus. Excellent!

    Reviewed by CynthiaMar 2022

  • "The perfect spot!"

    This apartment cannot be faulted. Position, decor, views, comfort, facilities and size. Absolutely beautiful. The owners are lovely, warm inviting people that go out of their way to make you feel at home. Love this place and I will be back again. Thank you xx

    Reviewed by TJan 2022

  • "As we where perhaps slightly older, we found the settee a little uncomfortable."

    every thing else was fine and would stay again Please look after Graham the seagull.

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2021

  • "Loved everything about this gorgeous place."

    Didn’t want to leave. Will definitely book again. Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by DonnaDec 2021

  • "A very comfortable place to stay with great views over the harbour."

    Thank you for the warm welcome

    Reviewed by AnnetteNov 2021

  • "Excellent apartment, amazing hosts- have already booked to return"

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2021

  • "The whole experience of staying at Harbour View Retreat was excellent."

    The accomodation and its facilities, for a couple more than sufficient for our stay which is then "topped off" by the wonderful view over looking Brixham harbour. Althought this was our first visit our reception from Sian and Dean was warm and very much hospitable allowing us to settle into our stay very easily. So much so that within 24 hours of our arrival we had booked for a week in 2022 which can't come soon enough.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "An absolutely delightful apartment - very well located for easy access to Brixham harbour, shops, restaurants, bus travel and surrounding amenities."

    Reviewed by JeanetteOct 2021

  • "Great holiday let, everything that you need is provided except, this week, the sunshine."

    Nice host . The parking place was an added bonus

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday apartment was lovely everything you needed and the most amazing view will definitely be going back"

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2021

  • "The owners were great welcoming people the cottage was 100% as described we had ..."

    The owners were great welcoming people the cottage was 100% as described we had a great holiday in brixham most definitely going back

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2021

  • "Beautifully refurbished and decorated apartment in a stunning location."

    Hosts were friendly and helpful without being at all intrusive. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Sian and Dean were fantastic hosts and the apartment was amazing."

    What views spent most evening sitting out watching the sun go down and all the lights come on in the Harbour. Brixham is a lovely town and we loved our first visit here. Would highly recommend Harbour View Retreat as a base. We will come back.

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2021

  • "We had a great time."

    We felt really welcomed and were given the reasurance that we could contact the owners if we needed anything. The veranda overlooking the harbour was a lovely facility. Being able to sit watching the harbour lights with a drink in the evening was a really relaxing way of ending each day.

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2021

  • "Lovely apartment, amazing view."

    One of the best uk holidays we’ve had , only recommendation would be to take a small car , streets are narrow . Owner on site and very helpful .

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Just had a lovely break ."

    The cottage and area was love but the road to get to it was very tight and hilly

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2021

  • "We had I fantastic stay, loved it"

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2021

  • "Harbour View Retreat really did exceed our expectations."

    We found the view from the large terrace to be exceptional. The layout and appointments were everything we needed. We found the bed extremely comfortable which also had views to the harbour and we couldn’t ask for more. The host were very friendly and welcoming and gave lots of information on local restaurants and attractions.

    Reviewed by RoystonMay 2021

  • "Great dog friendly apartment in a brilliant location."

    Host was really welcoming and helpful. Ideal place for a seaside break.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2021

  • "If you want a quiet holiday, where you can park up your car in a safe large parking space and put the car key away for the week, this is for you."

    You will have shops, restaurants and pubs all within a half mile walk (800 meters) three beaches with in one and a half to two mile walk (2.4 kilometres to 3.2 kilometres), The best beach I found and stuck to was St Mary’s Bay only one and a quarter miles away (2 kilometres) I will attempt to attach a photograph of this beach. You will need to be able to tackle steep steps to walk to any location from the apartment. Only a few small things that could have been better, the towels were musty smelling so we used our own. The bed was a small double so if your six foot tall or over your feet will Protrude from the bottom of the bed. No DVD or CD player as stated in the write up due to the TV being changed, so don’t bring your own DVD’s to watch on a rainy day, but if you have a Netflix account your be able to sign in on the new TV.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "Apartment was lovely but we had issues in the area with all the steps down to the harbour even though we were only one street above."

    There was outside lounging furniture but us older generation it was to low to sit on would have preferred garden chairs or a table and chairs on the balcony. Sain the owner was lovely and so helpful. The area was beautiful and the views from the apartment was wonderful .Quint shops in the village and lots of eating out venues.The sea was so clear .The coastal path was nice to walk giving wonderful views and when reaching one area there is a cafe serving refreshments or you you could take a picnic and sit in the grass area.Lots if children was crab fishing off the harbour walls.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2020

  • "The apartment was very clean and tidy and had a brilliant view of Brixham Harbour, the parking space was a bonus as the lanes are very narrow leading to the apartment."

    For me the biggest surprise was the bed,it was so comfortable that I had trouble getting up in the morning .

    Reviewed by KimFeb 2020

  • "The holiday apartment was lovely with far reaching views across the harbour in all rooms."

    The scones were a nice welcome and our doberdoodle, Rusty, appreciated the welcome treat! Location is central, less than 5 minutes' walk to the town centre and the harbour. We recommend The Rising Sun and The Manor Inn for drinks, as well as the excellent chippies on the harbour. The roads leading to the cottage were very narrow (as stated in directions) but parking space is provided and was more than adequate for our medium-sized car. Thanks to Sian and Dean for being such gracious hosts.

    Reviewed by IvoryFeb 2020

  • "Thank you for another great holiday, can't fault it in any way at all, harbour ..."

    Thank you for another great holiday, can't fault it in any way at all, harbour view retreat was more than we could ever ask for, thank you so much

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2020

  • "Lovely new studio apartment a stones throw from Brixham Harbour."

    We had a relaxed, refreshing break over the new year after a hectic Christmas. The local streets are narrow, so a little difficult to navigate, there is private parking at the apartment, which is convenient. The apartment is comfortable and has everything we needed. The Wi-Fi signal is strong and consistent. The owners were friendly and welcoming, showing us around the apartment when we arrived. Would definitely consider returning in warmer months to take advantage of the roof terrace which is accessible from the living area and the bedroom.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2019

  • "Just a few comments."

    The property was difficult to find as it has no effective sign, as it has been damaged. Half of it is missing and what,s left is hanging up side down, definitely needs attention. I appreciate that the property was refurbished last year, but it remains very untidy and scruffy externally with a lot of clearing up to do to make it presentable. This of course had no bearing of our enjoying the break, as internally the property was finished to a high standard with good quality fittings throughout. In our view the kitchen could do with an increase in numbers of cutlery, glasses and plates as there are only four of each. tight for a couple yet alone inviting guests in. With the cutlery there is nothing between a teaspoon and a tablespoon, neither ideal for pudding or cereal, so would suggest some desert spoons. The parking space was a pleasant surprise, as it is completely of road and much roomier than anticipated. You can publish this feedback if you feel it appropriate.

    Reviewed by JDec 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, Refurbished and upgraded from last year."

    Well done Sian and Dean, will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Fantastic apartment, outstanding view, loved the quaint steps to the harbour"

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2019

  • "Brixham is a great base to explore south Devon, with masses of activities very close."

    Our accomodation could not have been better and the owners were very friendly & helpful. Would have no problem staying with them again.

    Reviewed by RonaldJul 2019

  • "Another fantastic stay."

    The recent accommodation upgrade to what is now a beautiful 1 bedroom apartment is absolutely fantastic. The ourtside terrace is a great addition and retains the fabulous views across the harbour. The friendliness of hosts is great and only goes to enhance the holiday. Will be back next year.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "We have stayed at Harbour View Retreat before and just had to make another visit, I think that gives an idea of how much we liked the location."

    The owners whom we met were absolutely all you could ask for, and I would have no hesitation in recommending this property as a wow place for two to relax.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2018

  • "The location was great didnt need to use the car for week lots to do and see"

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2018

  • "The apartment is in need of a deep clean and check details ie toilet seat ect."

    Reviewed by MaxSep 2018

  • "Outside of property was a bit of a mess but inside was ok."

    Bit like the TARDIS...so close your eyes until you get inside because the view from the front window over the harbour is beautiful. Hanging space for clothes very minimal but would have been better if the 2nd closet WHITH A RAIL IN (which stores the electric heater and fan) had hangers!! Other cupboard just full of junk? Brixham is lovely with lots of places to eat with friendly staff and locals we met were very nice. You must try the braised beef at The New Quay Inn. Omg. P.S . Take you own towels as the ones we were left had a strange smell (damp

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2018

  • "Had a wonderful time there."

    Great hosts view to die for. Best apartment we've stayed in. Cosy, clean and tastefully decorated and furnished.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2018

  • "A lovely apartment ,providing a great base to explore Brixham and the surrounding area."

    Lots of steps down to the Harbour so perhaps not suitable for the less mobile - but for anyone else the steps are well worth it to sit in the apartment and enjoy a great view.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2018

  • "Maybe need to stress to other people that the roads leading to the apartment are very narrow at times."

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2018

  • "The retreat is a well located holiday letting."

    Car parking space was very good. We did not use the car for the duration of our stay. There are bus,taxi and ferry links to other locations. The view from the window is very clear and gives a lovely view of Brixhamharbour, ever changing. The walk from the retreat down st Peters lane, to the harbour and town, is quite steep and only takes about 3 minutes Down and 6 minutes up. Would we stay again ,Yes..

    Reviewed by RexMay 2018

  • "Absolutely awful."

    A three star property booked through a different agency. Later the agency acknowledged that three stars was their lowest grading (not helpful). Access was difficult as the owner(?) gave us the incorrect code for the keysafe and needed to be contacted again. The finish to the kitchen was extremely rough and ready, there was absolutely no hanging or wardrobe space, odd bits of carpet had been thrown into the only cupboard that could have accommodated belongings and it appeared that the property had been insufficiently cleaned. We stayed for one night only and returned home the following day. Helpful Holidays which we have used previously would not have listed such a property.

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2015

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, TV with DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Roof terrace area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pets allowed
  • Pub within 0.3 miles, shop within 0.4 miles

The property

Boasting captivating views across the colourful Brixham harbour and beyond, is this delightful hideaway, Harbour View Retreat.

This romantic retreat is ideal for a couple seeking to explore the English Riviera, steeped history and culture, delicious local food and attractions to suit a couple of all ages and tastes.

After parking your car within its off-road parking space, venture up a couple of steps before being welcomed into a contemporary-styled accommodation adorned with unique works of art to admire.

The open-plan living room comes with everything you could possibly need during a week-long break with your loved one, including a well-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up delicious evening meals or some tasty snacks that you can take to the harbour to enjoy.

This space is joined by a formal dining table, where you and your partner can gather to tuck into your meals and to plan the days ahead before you curl up on the plush sofa and tune into the TV or admire the views with a cup of tea in hand.

Alternatively, open up the patio doors and soak up the sun on the roof terrace, with the harbour views to admire as you pop open a bottle of fizz during a balmy evening.

Once the sun has set, look forward to retiring to the elegantly appointed bedroom, where you will be delighted by the refreshing colour palette, quality linens and the well-appointed en-suite with shower, basin and WC.

Whilst here, look forward to taking a stroll along the waterfront promenade before going to explore the magnitude of art galleries and interesting exhibits from the town’s cultural and maritime heritage.

During the summer months, laze on the glorious sands at Breakwater Beach before taking a cooling dip and admiring South Devon’s beautiful bay.

Brush up on the local history by spending time at Golden Hind Museum Ship or venture slightly further out to Greenway House to discover the home of Agatha Christie.

Harbour View Retreat is a wonderful hideaway for you and your partner to enjoy all of the delights that this corner of South Devon has to offer.

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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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Region Information

Note: Short breaks available all year. The roads in and around Brixham, and the approach road to the property, are very narrow in places. Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £20.00 will be added to the cost of your holiday.