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Brixham, Devon (Ref. 967258)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Monkbarns is the perfect getaway experience."

    With off road parking at the property and a 5 minute walk to Fishcombe Cove it's ideal. Very beautifully furnished, very comfortable and the owners Ivan and Vicki could not have been more welcoming. Highly recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by BevJun 2022

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay, in a very clean, tidy and comfortable bungalow."

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2022

  • "This was a fabulous break, and we couldn't think of anything that would improve the property, or facilities."

    The owners were very friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. Having just got home we have already booked this again for next year.

    Reviewed by JoannaApr 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage!"

    Has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The location is perfect with the added bonus of parking on the driveway. The quality of the property and finishing touches are excellent. The owners are very friendly and made us feel really welcome. A return visit is most certainly planned!

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect."

    Very clean & comfortable. Ideal situation for a short walk into Brixham & short drive to Paignton & Torquay. The welcome gifts were much appreciated, thank you.

    Reviewed by JuliaMar 2022

  • "A warm welcome to a warm cottage."

    The bed and linen was luxurious! The kitchen very well equipped and the added bonus of a dishwasher. An ideal location to explore the English Riviera Clean and comfortable, will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by MichaelaFeb 2022

  • "Wow what a lovely find!"

    This holiday property was excellent, location was ideal with short walk down to harbour where we enjoyed watching the small & large fishing boats returning with their catch of the day. The property was warm and cosy with sky tv, free wifi and the added bonus of a private drive to park car on. Modern decor throughout all rooms. Lounge very relaxing with comfy sofa & armchair, tv & dvd player, also good size dining table plus chairs. Kitchen excellently equipped including full size cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, also view of sea from window while preparing food! Bedroom with double bed & plenty of clothes storage and has added bonus of small balcony with table & two chairs, unfortunately due to weather we didn't get to use it. Bathroom has large walk-in shower & is roomy in general with washing machine tucked in corner. Will definitely make a return visit next year, hopefully during the summer months. Owners live next door and Ivan was most welcoming & helpful passing his knowledge of local places of interest on to us. The owners also provided a lovely welcome pack of milk, coffees, biscuits, fudge & red wine...all much appreciated & enjoyed!! We had a brilliant week even it it ended with Storm Eunice....

    Reviewed by TrevorFeb 2022

  • "What a great place all on one leave instead with a little balcony with a slight sea view and the near by woods also."

    Great location to get the centre of Brixham, about a 10 minute walk with the added bonus of near by gardens and wooded area for those who like to walk with their dog or with a partner. They have good amenities and a well appointed kitchen with everything you need to cook a meal, good size fridge freezer to stock up and store provisions and the bonus of a dish washer. Lovely to have basic Sky Tv and a DVD player. They leave a welcome pack of milk, wine and biscuits and a pack of treats for the dog, which is a nice touch and great they are so welcoming to dogs. The accommodations was lovely and clean and protected the furniture width their own made to measure covers. Love our stay and would stay again.

    Reviewed by JaniceJan 2022

  • "It was a lovely place to stay."

    We had a lovely welcome pack and the cottage had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by GenineNov 2021

  • "We have stayed at Monkbarns before, booked again for October 2022 this cottage is superb and never fails to impress."

    Owner is very welcoming

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Lovely break at Monkbarns Ivan & Vicki are a delightful couple, on hand for any issues."

    Nice place with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Battery gardens are a 2 minute walk away with wonderful sea views, seals and an abundance of wildlife.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "I understand that demand has increased due to more people staying in the UK rather than jetting abroad."

    Your prices have risen dramatically, effectively pricing out your regular customers. Rather like insurance policies loyalty isn't rewarded, we will be shopping around for next year. Luckily we booked early for this year & the price was about right, certainly wouldn't have paid the revised prices!

    Reviewed by TrishAug 2021

  • "We had a great week in Brixham!"

    The accommodation was ideal for us; about 10 minutes scenic stroll from the harbour (downhill) – about 15 minutes coming back. Ivan and Vicki are first-class hosts, most helpful and knowledgeable and suggested restaurants both in Brixham and in the nearby countryside. Ivan was on hand and responded very quickly to any queries we had which were very few anyway. Glorious views from bedroom balcony across the bay and great sunsets at night. It was a very peaceful and comfortable place to stay and spotlessly clean. It was also very well equipped. Overall Monkbarns is a fantastic place to stay both if you wish to remain in Brixham or tour the delightful countryside and wonderful beaches and coves Devon has to offer.

    Reviewed by LesJul 2021

  • "The accommodation was perfect, and had all the things you need, a lovely balcony to sit on, a great walk in shower, the driveway was great and made life so much easier, the park is 10 seconds away great for walking the dog, and only a short walk to the harbour."

    Ivan and Vicki were great and always on hand to suggest places to go or see or if you just need more towels, or anything you need really. Thanks for a great stay Sean and laura

    Reviewed by SeanJul 2021

  • "We love it here."

    Its the second time we've stayed at Monkbarns, and we have already booked to come again next year. The cottage is comfortable and has everything you need for a great stay. The location couldn't be better and the parking at the front of the property makes it the ideal place to stay.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Long awaited break which had been nearly 18 months since booking."

    Just so wonderful to finally be away, Brixham and Monksbarn have really put us back on track. When the pricing structure gets back to normal times we will be back, and all the crowds that would normally holiday abroad have gone. COVID times are different and very difficult but Ivan and Vicky gave us a holiday we thought was never going to happen, wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Monkbarns, it was a 10-15 minute walk to the Harbour."

    Lots of places to eat in the area, would recommend The Birdcage pub and Simply Fish to eat. We had one problem in the place, no hairdryer, something to be aware of as I didn't take mine as in other places there has always been one. We also could have done with a sharp knife for cutting things like Tomatoes, and fruit as an ordinary knife doesn't do the job. We would highly recommend spending a holiday here.

    Reviewed by EdwardMay 2021

  • "It was the first time we have been to this lovely cottage, and we weren't disappointed, what great find will certainly try to get back for another visit."

    Owner was a great guy,( even though he was a Swindon supporter!!!!

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2021

  • "This is a lovely property, very light and just right for 2 people."

    Great location too

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2021

  • "Friendly owner (Ivan) lives next door,helpful and good local knowledge."

    Lovely 10 minute walk to harbour,comfy accommodation with a great view from the balcony.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "Excellent host made sure we had everything"

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2020

  • "The cottage monkbarns in Brixham was a lovely little week away lovely part of Devon"

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "Accommodation was really good, sky TV was also included and the other great thing was the parking space at the front of the property, all in all a nice place to stay very comfortable."


    Reviewed by TrevorFeb 2020

  • "Ideal for walking the South West Coast Path"

    Reviewed by RuthNov 2019

  • "Well located near to Harbour and all amenities."

    Host very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2019

  • "The Annex is a perfect base, cosy and well equipped for our every need."

    Our only regret that due to stormy weather we were unable to make use of the balcony which was a shame. We have already rebooked for June so looking forward to take full advantage next visit. Overall a very enjoyable break and thankyou to our hosts even if we did support Wales !!!

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2019

  • "Nice small bungalow."

    Very clean and tidy. Nice touch of extras. If I was being picky bed was a little uncomfortable and I like a window open in bedroom for air but only had double doors. Brixham is very pretty if a little quiet of an evening with most things shutting early. It is well situated for quite a few attractions in the area. Salcombe is well worth a visit. Round robin trip and cheddar gauge walk. Dartmoor as well all around an hour from bungalow. Thank you we did enjoy our stay.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, close enough to walk to brixham town and harbour with free parking."

    Lovely friendly and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by JoAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed staying at Monkbarns."

    It was just as described. It has everything you need. The car parking space at the front of the property is good too. Nice walks down to Brixham harbour. Don't know what else to say, other than we will be coming back here next year!

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "Could have done with hairdryer"

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2019

  • "The bungalow was excellent and very clean ."

    We thoroughly enjoyed the whole holiday and wouldn't hesitate in using Sykes cottages again.

    Reviewed by RobinApr 2019

  • "Everything we wanted in one place."

    owners were very pleasant and helpful and friendly nothing was too much for them. The bungalow was very comfy and extremely clean,everything was there that you needed,the little treats were an extra bonus really appreciated. The bungalow was handy for touring either walking or by car. The little bays were really lovely nice walks through the woods etc and it only took us just under 15 minutes to walk to brixham harbour where the restaurants were well good. Been to brixham a number of times but this has so far been the best place we have stayed it even our dog enjoyed the holiday as well would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by MelanieMar 2019

  • "A small but very comfortable property, just a short (if steep) walk from the centre of Brixham."

    There is a bus if you can't walk back up, but you would miss the chance of stopping for refreshment at the superb Queens Arms. Great views from the balcony with a park very nearby. Owners are fantastic and really helpful. A couple of small problems were sorted out swiftly and cheerfully.

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2019

  • "So much to do."

    .. place cosy... nice treats

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage well sited in a friendly walkable harbour town."

    Despite initial concerns regarding position on a busy road for walking the dog the property is really handy for a local park & it’s only a short walk down to the harbour. Really helpful & friendly owners just next door if needed. Small property but clean & has everything you need for a comfy stay !

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2018

  • "All we needed to have a great holiday, helpful landlord close by to make sure we were OK."

    Cottage was cosy and comfortable and well equipped, brilliant shower! Plenty of things to do. Two good NT properties close by. The ‘Round Robin’ steam train / river boat / open top bus trip should not be missed. Not good for cycling- too many hills and too much traffic on the narrow roads.

    Reviewed by GeoffAug 2018

  • "Perfect cottage for us, in terms of what it offered and its location."

    Owner greeted us on day of arrival and was very friendly. Spent time telling us about places of interest/walking in to Brixham Harbour/dog friendly pubs for eating/local shops etc. Location of cottage was literally yards away from Battery Gardens - excellent place for toileting/walking the dog. Walked through the gardens everyday to get in to Brixham. Fishcombe Cove was a delightful little bay, again minutes walk from the cottage, café on site and a dog friendly (pebble) beach. Off road car parking. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay, and would definitely go back to Monkbarns if was staying in that area.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2018

  • "Warm, comfortable and clean."

    Convenient for busses. Owner very pleasant and helpful,

    Reviewed by RoderickApr 2018

  • "Listed as dog friendly but no garden access although a small wood park is a short walk away."

    Reviewed by VincentApr 2018

  • "Great position for access to Brixham."

    Highly recommended for a couple who enjoy walking.

    Reviewed by SoniaApr 2018

  • "Dog owners should probably be aware this property does not have a garden but that there is a park a little way away or a beach that can be accessed for the dog's convenience."

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2018

  • "Arrived at cottage not knowing what to expect as never booked this type of holiday before, Well were we in for a pleasant surprise, the cottage had every thing you could wish for, nice bedroom and bathroom, nice sitting area and the kitchen was fully equipped with every thing we wanted, there was even milk in the fridge biskets and sweets."

    5 minuets walk into the town and a hourly bus nearby. Would book with Sykes Cottages again on having seen the standard of their properties.

    Reviewed by LeslieMar 2018

  • "Great apartment - very comfortable."

    We have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by RoderickSep 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage and the owner was very friendly and welcoming."

    Perfect spot to walk across the cliffs into town with the dog. We have already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by SoniaApr 2017

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  • Ground Floor: Open Plan Lounge/Diner
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom with double bed and balcony
  • Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin.
  • Central heating
  • Electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave and hairdryer
  • Dish washer, washing machine
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Balcony with table and chairs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop 1/2 mile
  • Pub 1/4 mile
  • Beach 5 miles.

The property

This cosy cottage is situated in picturesque Brixham, a popular resort, where modern marina meets quaint fishing harbour and you can still watch the trawlers landing their catch.

On the edge of Brixham is Shoalstone Beach, where the outdoor seawater swimming pool, built into the rocky foreshore is always popular.

In the town there is a good selection of shops and restaurants, many offering freshly caught fish.

In Brixham, just yards from the South Devon Coast Path, is Monkbarns.

This smart single storey cottage comprises a neat kitchen, smart lounge/diner and bedroom with balcony from which there are views over the surrounding town and glimpses of the sea through the trees.

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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: Pets are charged at £30.00 per pet, per week (or short break)

Note: For any holiday starting between 1st November and 28th February, a heating supplement of £15 will be added to the cost of your holiday, charged on a weekly basis.