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Pilchard Cottage

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Brixham, Devon Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent, clean and comfortable."

    Great location. Cosy and warm which was wonderful for a December break.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Pilchard cottage is a stunning fishermans cottage located in beautiful Brixham."

    Set just up from the harbour it was a perfect place for a few days away. We will be back in the near future.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful, very well finished and really cosy."

    It is just a very short walk from the harbour and the local restaurants - there's even a pub just along the row making it an excellent location to base in Brixham. Few things to be mindful of: there isn't parking at the cottage (I parked at the long stay behind the fish market which was fine), the area is hilly so be prepared for that and there was some commotion from some neighbours for a few nights but hope that's not regular. The owner was helpful and responsive, and had even left us cream tea to enjoy on arrival along with some bubbles

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage nicely situated could park the car up and travel on the buses, everything you need for a nice relaxing holiday."

    Many thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed it . We look forward to welcoming you again one day Kind regards Alison and Ron Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, great location."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was nicely presented, clean and well provided with necessities. The only downside was that the bedroom blinds aren’t blackout blinds and let in quite a bit of light from the street. The location was good as it was a short walk from the town centre and sea front. Brixham is a really nice place to stay. There are some lovely local businesses very close by- we particularly enjoyed the cheese shop and the Flour Flower cafe which are just around the corner and the very close by Manor pub has a great selection of spirits. On street parking, as described, is a little tricky but that is expected in Devon and Cornwall and we still managed to find space to park on the street near the Battery Gardens that wasn’t too far away. We enjoyed our holiday and would happily recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, well kept decorated & equipped making the most of the compact space."

    Lovely welcome pack off the boats and great response to any queries.

    Thank you Yvonne, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, look forward to welcoming you again Ali @ Ron. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Clean and tidy and well presented."

    Ideal location and close to all amenities.

    Thank you for your great review Ralph, look forward to hosting you again soon . Kind regards Alison & Ron. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Pilchard cottage."

    The owners are welcoming and helpful and the cottage is very conveniently situated. It is beautifully kept and well furnished. We would go again

    Thank you Kay for your review, it’s very much appreciated, so glad you had a lovely time. Will look forward to hosting you again. Best wishes Alison and Ron. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed here two years ago and always said we would return, so we did."

    Had a lovely time - small but perfectly formed

    Reviewed by Millar4.7Mar 2023

  • "Pilchard Cottage in Brixham is a beautifully presented and well-renovated holiday home, spotlessy clean and with everything provided."

    it is also easy to get in touch with the owners if there is a problem. The only downside, in our opinion (which is completely unavoidable due to its position) is the lack of parking, although we could back up close by to unload our bits and pieces, and nowhere to sit outside. Drivers need to be aware the access is narrow, steep and with very tight corners to manoeuver, but then, that's part of the fun, isn't it.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a little gem pilchard cottage is."

    So small yet so perfect ! It has everything we needed as a couple away for a relaxing few days. The cottage has been really well designed to fit everything in that we needed to make our stay so lovely! The bed was really comfy and the shower was a fabulous size for the size of the cottage and very powerful ! We purchased a four day parking permit for the breakwater carpark which was ideal for my hubby to go early morning fishing on the breakwater having his fishing gear in the car ready for him! So many lovely places to eat and drink , we love the old market house and liberty’s especially. All in all another lovely stay in our favourite place, Brixham!!

    Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage, looking forward to having you visit again.. Ali & Ron. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property is perfect for a couples getaway, close to many bars, restaurants and shopping area."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great little cottage near Main Street in Brixham."

    Very comfortable and convenient. Had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Pilchard cottage was perfect for our holiday."

    It’s very well presented, with a superb location! Highly recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Jul 2022

  • "Well presented, tastefully decorated."

    Ideally situated for local restaurants and bars. Bed very comfortable. Lovely personal touch with the Prosecco and cream and jam scones. Visited various National Trust properties and enjoyed the Totnes to Dartmouth river cruise. Lost my earring whilst there, Alison found it and kindly forwarded it on to me. One negative is the parking, which we were aware of before arriving due to previous reviews. We purchased an 8 day Torbay parking pass which we used in Torquay, Paignton, Babbacombe and also several car parks in Brixham. Would gladly stay again.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2022

  • "I spent a wonderful week (3/6/22 to 10/6/22) in this enchanting cottage, located in the heart of Brixham."

    The cottage was fully equipped with everything a visitor could need, there was outstanding attention to detail for visitors comfort and peace of mind, including an exceptionally comfortable bed! I cannot recommend a stay in Pilchard Cottage highly enough, A fabulous holiday, thankyou.

    Thank you very much for you great review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Alison & Ron. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage near the harbour in Brixham."

    Small but sufficiently close to all amenities. This is a perfect place to unwind and have a relaxing break in a traditional fishing harbour. We have no reservations about recommending Pilchard Cottage .There is not any parking at the cottage but there are ample car parks near by and on road parking around. This was air first time Using ” coast and country cottages” and will definitely use them again. John & Geraldine.

    Thank you very much for you great review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Alison & Ron. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, nice features, perfectly located, the only drawback for us was the lack of access for the car"

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Feb 2022

  • "We loved our 3 night stay over New Years."

    We were really impressed with Brixham and the surrounding seaside walks. The cottage was ideal for us, very cleverly designed to maximise space available, beautifully refurbished and decorated. We had everything we needed to self cater, and really appreciated the Prosecco and delicious mince pies. I didn’t realise they went so well with clotted cream! When we did have one minor issue, Alison responded immediately and it was resolved very quickly with no inconvenience to us. We were able to park on a street about 5 minutes walk away, but never went back to the car until our departure. Finally it was magical to stand outside the church and listen to Abide With Me played out by the bells at 8pm nightly.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "It would be hard to find a better place to stay in Brixham."

    A very well equipped and lovely place to enjoy your holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was our third visit, so much love and attention to detail has been put into ..."

    This was our third visit, so much love and attention to detail has been put into this cottage it’s an absolute pleasure to stay here

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely little property in an ideal location for Brixham's amenities."

    Super clean and well looked after.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was really lovely and well positioned for our stay."

    With a warm welcome of a cream tea and prosecco. We did however find the street so narrow and was extremely stressful unloading and loading our luggage as there was no parking with the property or unloading bay. We purchased a weekly parking ticket and left our car at Freshwater car park by the harbour. Roughly a 10 minute walk from the cottage. Best wishes Carol and Peter

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was our second stay here and we just as impressed as the first time so we have booked a third."

    Please be aware there is no parking at this property, you can reverse up the road to unload but will then after fined a long stay car park

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Ideal location but need to know that parking is not ideal as you have to find parking in an estate which is a generous walk of about 15 to 20 minutes from the cottage!"

    This walk takes in a lot of steps and inclines so not ideal for anyone who suffers when walking. Cottage was very small and cosy.

    Reviewed by David3.4Jul 2021

  • "Pilchard cottage was a beautiful clean modern cottage decor was really lovely however it was so small."

    There was no cupboards to put any food only a fridge. We had two suitcases and had to put one back in the car. The access to the cottage was very narrow having to reverse down a back lane where customers of the pub were sitting on the pavement with their feet on the road. Subsequently on our departure we had to make quite a few journeys of 12 minutes back to our car with our belongings as we didn’t want to reverse down street again. The owners very kindly left Prosecco and a cream tea which was very kind.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1Jun 2021

  • "Thank you so much for your super cute stay, in your lovely cottage, it is set in a central place, for Brixham town centre, lovely restaurants, shops etc."

    The beautiful detail you've put in to this cottage is amazing, and a credit to both of you. We will return soon all being well.

    Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and modern with good facilities."

    The bed was comfortable so we always had a good night's sleep. The cottage was close to the harbour and other local amenities but was still in a quiet location. Well worth the long journey and a good location for exploring Devon

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2021

  • "A very warm welcome with bubbles and clotted cream scones,a lovely touch."

    Central to Brixham town,a short walk to shops and restaurants,with a local pub,just up the hill. Pilchard cottage is small,cosy and comfortable, relaxing,it didn't disappoint,a true credit to Alison and Ron the owners,Alison will help With any inquiries very helpful. We will return soon.

    Reviewed by C5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage was just wonderful!"

    The owners left not only a nice welcome pack, including cream scones but also all those useful little bits you may need. The bed was so comfortable, using a locally made wool mattress. Location could not of been better just a few steps away from the centre. Simply lovely quiet pretty cottage we look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage nestling in the historic back lanes of Brixham close to harbour."

    This cottage as been equipped with your needs and lovingly fitted out. Well soon be returning

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had never been to Brixham before."

    Pilchard Cottage has a great location in Brixham, just a short flight of steps down to the harbour. It is quite small, but a perfectly formed cottage for 2. We packed a lot into our week - three National Trusts, a steam rail trip, boat trips and lots of walking. We had two outdoor (lockdown) meals by the harbour, both excellent. Good supermarkets within a 5 minute walk, a great artisan baker and a fishmonger trading out of the back door of the fish market. Car parking is a 5 minute walk (we bought a weekly ticket which covered us in other car parks too). All in all a great week.

    Reviewed by Millar4.7Apr 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, two-ring electric hob, microwave, fridge, TV, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

The property

Resting on one of the many winding streets of the picturesque harbour town of Brixham is this charming one-bedroom fisherman’s cottage, Pilchard Cottage.

Beautifully renovated, this romantic bolthole by the sea is the ideal location for your next escape to Devon.

Spend evenings within the open-plan living space snuggled up on the sofa enjoying a favourite film on the TV, or play music from the Bluetooth speaker as you share a bottle of wine with your other half and plan your adventures.

The exposed timber beams and painted stone wall adds character to this homely setting, contrasting perfectly with the contemporary breakfast bar overlooking the kitchen space.

Discover all you need for cooking up delicious dishes, with an electric oven and a two-ring electric hob, perfect for treating your partner to a romantic meal for two.

Travel up the stairs and find yourself within the lovely bedroom featuring a king-size bed, with more exposed stone and skylights to add light into the room, it’s a tranquil setting.

Freshen up in the shower room up here, featuring a walk-in shower and the added benefit of a heated towel rail.

Begin exploring this quaint town by first heading out of the cute stable door and strolling down to the harbour to see Brixham’s amazing focal point, a life size replica of Sir Francis Drake’s iconic ship, The Golden Hind.

From here you can venture along Brixham Breakwater built to protect the harbour and affording a different but pleasing view of the town, before heading to Breakwater Beach, one of the cleanest beaches on the English Riviera and awarded Blue Flag status, as well as being popular with scuba divers for the rate seagrass beds, seahorses, fish and even shipwrecks!

Browse the stalls at the Brixham Art and Craft Market held every Saturday from Easter to October showcasing unique items and crafts, and catch an evening show at Brixham Theatre which puts on various live music and entertainment on throughout the year.

St Mary’s Bay and Churston Cove are two more beautiful beaches to visit, with the latter being a secluded cove accessed via a steep path, while those who want to get out onto the water can book a trip with Sea Kayak Devon to explore the stunning Devon coastline themselves.

Paignton is just further up the coast where you'll find the amazing Paignton Zoo, while the South West Coast Path can take you south down to Kingswear with ferries available to bring you across to Dartmouth.

Discover a world of wonderful adventures along the English Riviera from the lovely Pilchard Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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