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Northlands Cottage

Brixton near Plymouth, Devon (Ref. 945240)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    Excellent parking. Nice welcome surprise. Very well equipped in all areas. Very clear instructions on accessing key and gate codes. Bonus of beautiful view and lots of birds to spot. Iwner was welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "The cottage is an excellent base for a holiday in South Hams."

    A very comfortable apartment all on the first floor level. It is in a very quiet location with a picture window overlooking a meadow. The owners have attached feeders to the tree outside the living room window which attract a variety of birds. The cottage in on the edge of a small village with pub, restaurant and fish and chip shop. There is a bus stop almost outside the gate with a regular bus service to Plymouth and footpaths in the countryside close by.

    Reviewed by SteveApr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, exactly as listed and one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in."

    Beautiful relaxing views from sitting room picture window. Unwound watching the birds and squirrels feed.

    Reviewed by TinaOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage, owners were keen to ensure that we had an enjoyable stay."

    Ideally situated for visiting local attractions and we would recommend it to anyone wanting to explore this area.

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2021

  • "Accommodation was very clean and well equipped."

    Owners were very welcoming and made some good recommendations on things to do and see. Great location. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2021

  • "We have been to this cottage before and we would highly recommend it."

    Excellent location, fabulous cottage and brilliant owners. We will be back for a third time

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2021

  • "Everything was as expected."

    A beautiful holiday apartment with plenty of storage space in kitchen and walk-in wardrobe in bedroom, and two extra cubby hole spaces. Be aware there is no grocery type store in Brixton village at the time we went (April 2021) but a Co-op store 1.5 miles away in Elburton (not walkable as busy road and no pavement). There is also Ben's Farm shop (lots of organic produce) on road to Yealmpton about 1.6 miles. Various supermarkets in Plymouth area.

    Reviewed by JeanetteApr 2021

  • "Northland cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    The cottage is in a good location for visiting lots of attractions and coastal walks from Wembury. It's very comfortable and peaceful will return again in the future

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2020

  • "Cottage, beautifully clean and owners really friendly."

    ...This is our second visit and would defiantly be back

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2020

  • "Northlands Cottage definitely has the WOW FACTOR!"

    The first floor accommodation is clean, comfortable and spacious for two, plus having a picture window with a countryside view. We have booked many holiday properties over the last two decades and these facilities are very highly rated in our opinion.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "Very clean and comfortable apartment, with lovely country side views."

    Good location for exploring both Dartmoor and the South Devon coastline. Kind and welcoming owners.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2020

  • "The cottage was superb, spotlessly clean, furnished to a very high standard, modern decor and in a fabulous location."

    Just one small suggestion here (and I am being very picky), the fridge freezer was too small. That said, we would definitely go back again, without question. It was a great holiday, made better by the brilliant weather.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2020

  • "Well impressed with friendly assistance before and during arrival."

    Lovely cottage for what we required which was spotlessly clean and met all expectations. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by MickJul 2020

  • "My stay at Northlands cottage was brilliant."

    The cottage itself is beautiful with everything you need. The views are stunning and enjoyed seeing the pheasants in the morning and the squirrels feeding on the feeders on the trees by the window. The owners themselves are very friendly and would do anything to ensure a good stay. Can't wait until my next stay!

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2020

  • "Northlands cottage was a lovely place to stay, we really enjoyed our recent week there the cottage was excellent and the owners Dave and Jackie were really friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was in an excellent location for getting out and about the beautiful countryside, we had some amazing walks due to the information given in a leaflet inside the cottage we would not have found them ourselves. The cottage was in the lovely village of Brixton and had a fantastic pub very good food and friendly bar staff, also a great chip shop so you could never go hungry. The cottage had an amazing view from the living room and Dave had loads of bird feeders right outside the window, we could watch all the birds coming to feed there even a woodpecker. We are really hoping to go back in the next year or two as this is the best cottage we have stayed in. Thank you Dave and Jackie for such a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, quiethe and in good location."

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2019

  • "Great communication from both Sykes Cottages and this property's owner."

    Great directions made it easy to find and access. Allocated parking, accommodation absolutely spotless, beautiful fresh bed linen and all the storage you need including coat-hangers! The bird feeders and bird houses right outside the big picture window provided much more entertaining viewing than any of the TV channels on offer. Only short walk in to village for local pub, restaurant, shop with art gallery, and church, or to Otter's Garden Centre (great cakes!). Easy drive to local supermarkets, centre of Plymouth and to Boringdon Park and Stadden Heights Golf Courses which both offer very scenic views. Interesting open evening at Crownhill Fort which included rifle and cannon firing. Nothing negative to say and came home well relaxed.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMay 2019

  • "Dave and Jackie have done a great job with thiis accomadation a good welcome from Dave and help with luggage even though they were having a welcome home party for their daughter."

    Always available but not in the way at all, a good break, peaceful and plenty to do in the area, Great meal at the Foxhound only 10 min, walk even for us seniors, Thanks Paul and Sandra Jarvis

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2019

  • "Northlands cottage is in a fantastic location to explore the South Hams area of Devon ."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and had everything we needed for our weeks stay. The view from the living room window certainly has the 'wow' factor and the owners have put an abundance of bird ( and squirrel ) feeders on the trees directly outside so if you like wildlife watching it is lovely to watch all the activity surrounding them . The village of Brixton is lovely and quaint we found people only too willing to help us with the best places to visit during our stay . Local pub just a five minute walk away which also serves lovely food . Would highly recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2019

  • "We live in France and required a cottage for one week which was near the port of Plymouth."

    The cottage was more than described as it was superb in every respect. We enjoyed wonderful views across open countryside watching the wildlife from our lounge window. The parking of my car was behind motorised locked gates and very secure which is very reassuring when in another country. Our host Jackie and Dave were very helpful and could not be more charming and were there to greet us on arrival and when we vacated. We will definitely come here again as it everything we could have wished for. Ron and Patricia

    Reviewed by RonaldMar 2019

  • "A great find."

    Lovely little accommodation and beautiful views. So good I have booked it again!

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2019

  • "The hosts were lovely noth8ng was to much trouble, this was a proper home from ..."

    The hosts were lovely noth8ng was to much trouble, this was a proper home from home, everything of a high standard and very comfy, would certainly go back

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "Overall very good."

    Lounge leather sofa well past its 'sell by' however and needed something more comfortable but we had to use loads of cushions (a contrast since almost everything else was really good quality). Also could hardly see anything with lamps - bedroom not so inconvenient as there were 2 lamps either side of the bed so possible to read just about, but in lounge only one small table lamp next to sofa and all three lamps had thick dark turquoise shades allowing very little light so had to keep bright overhead light on all the time in lounge. Recycling - although one line mention in info book about how the area was very rigorous about its recycling we found the 2 big bins outside the door both had large plastic black bin liners. But the owner had left us no info. about how to sort recycling and no different colours of smaller bins in order to do so - for e.g. in hallway downstairs where washing machine is there could be several smaller plastic bins with labels telling guests which recylables could be put in each bin etc. EASY! Recycling everywhere is always a bit different so wherever we've stayed this has never been ignored by owners. But a well built, clean, warm and convenient place and owner helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2019

  • "Northlands Cottage was very comfortable and ideally located."

    Close to major centres and yet still in the country with a village feel. Also the pub close by had a lovely restaurant with a bunch of friendly locals. The owners of the holiday let were very friendly and hospitable to us during our 6 week stay. We would certainly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2018

  • "Fantastic location, fantastic accommodation."

    Great views from the large window facing the fields and wildlife, keep an eye out for the owls that sit and sing on the electricity poles on an evening. Beautiful sunsets. it really is a lovely place to stay. Village is nice with a good pub and excellent fish and chips from the local shop, also only 10 minutes from Plymouth city center. Good location for visiting the area, Dartmouth and Salcombe a must see. Last but not least lovely friendly hosts who make you very welcome......5***** holiday. Thanks.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "An excellent cottage, very well furnished."

    Abundance of wildlife to be seen from the picture window. Welcoming and helpful owners. Plenty of towns and beaches within easy access.

    Reviewed by ShelaghJun 2018

  • "A brilliant location for the South West Coast Path, we walked sections of it every day from Plymouth to Brixham."

    We also had several walks on our doorstep, the Estuary walk from the cottage is a must. There is a bus from the location to Plymouth. Wembury, Salcombe & Bigbury and Brixham are all within easy driving distance. This location has a lot to offer, we had a great week.

    Reviewed by ThereseJun 2018

  • "Great location and super views from the cottage."

    Highley recommended

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2018

  • "The owners of the property were very helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2018

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a lovely little village this is a really good base for exploring Devon."

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2017

  • "Everything except the weather but none of us can change that, the cottage was in ..."

    Everything except the weather but none of us can change that, the cottage was in a perfect location and quiet and comfortable and one of the nicest that we have ever stayed

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2017

  • "Quite a bit of building work at front of property."

    ..caused a little inconvenience a couple of times

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2017

  • "Excellent property."

    Very friendly owner family. Great location. Local pub with excellent food as recommended by property owner. Nice local village shop. On bus route to Plymouth and Dartmouth. National trust properties and beaches nearby.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2017

  • "Felt like home from home, just what we required."

    Reviewed by LynnFeb 2017

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  • Mostly first floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Ground floor utility.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

This is a delightful first floor cottage within the owners’ grounds situated in the South Hams village of Brixton.

Completely separate from the main house, this spacious and modern holiday home is secured by electric gates with a coded pedestrian side gate for an extra sense of security.

The cottage is ideal for a couple wishing to explore this beautiful and tranquil part of the country.

From the large entrance hall which makes an ideal area for walking boots or surfboards, internal stairs rise up to the first floor accommodation, which feels light, homely and welcoming.

The open plan living room has large bi-fold windows which open out to reveal the glorious surrounding countryside and gives a sense of being amongst nature with its bird song and fresh air.

The king-size bedroom looks south over the front garden.

Outside, the cottage has a small sunny courtyard that provides a quiet and private seating area to relax with a drink after a day’s walking, sightseeing or beachcombing.

The village is a short stroll from the cottage where there is a good pub, shop, restaurant, fish and chip shop and easy access to some fabulous walks, in particular along the Erme-Plym Trail following the beautiful estuary and Cofflete Creek.

In this South Hams area, visitors really are spoilt for choice of popular sandy beaches, including Bovisand and Wembury, the latter being a National Trust treasure renowned for rock pooling, or Jennycliff with a well-known café having spectacular views across Plymouth Sound.

For anyone who can tear themselves away from this idyllic location, the charming towns of Modbury, Salcombe and Kingsbridge are all close by, whilst Plymouth, Dartmouth and the wild open spaces of Dartmoor are also all within easy reach.

With a variety of activities for walkers and beach lovers, this is a fabulous romantic stay for two.

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About the location


Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers 4.4 miles; Plymouth 5.5 miles.

Brixton is a popular village set in the beauty of the rolling South Hams countryside, and within easy reach of Dartmoor National Park to the north and the stunning rugged coastline with hidden coves and picturesque harbours to the south, famed for its mild climate and crystal clear waters with glorious beaches and spectacular coastal walks. Brixton has a village shop, Post Office, friendly award-winning real ale pub and Just Williams restaurant plus plenty of countryside walks.
It is approximately 5 miles east of the historic ocean city of Plymouth which offers extensive cultural and recreational facilities including theatres, new shopping centre, historic Barbican area, numerous bars and eating places including the River Cottage Canteen at Royal William Yard.
The twin villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are a short distance away at the mouth of the River Yealm, noted for its beauty and fabulous sailing, popular for both cruising and racing. Close to the village is the National Trust beach of Wembury, renowned for rock pooling and watersports.

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