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Lovely fishermans cottage a few steps from the harbourside
Lounge/dining with exposed beams
Lounge/dining area
Enjoy the views from the dining table
Fully equipped cosy kitchen area
Double bedroom with harbour views with en-suite
Twin bedroom with views
Main bathroom and WC
Enjoy a walk around Brixham harbour
1 / 9  Lovely fishermans cottage a few steps from the harbourside
2 / 9  Lounge/dining with exposed beams
3 / 9  Lounge/dining area
4 / 9  Enjoy the views from the dining table
5 / 9  Fully equipped cosy kitchen area
6 / 9  Double bedroom with harbour views with en-suite
7 / 9  Twin bedroom with views
8 / 9  Main bathroom and WC
9 / 9  Enjoy a walk around Brixham harbour

Compass Cottage

Brixham, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Ideal base for walkers to enjoy the coastal paths
  • Enviable location right on the harbour wall in Brixham
  • Grade II listed fishermen’s cottage sleeping four guests
  • Stunning views to the harbour and the sea beyond and just a short walk to Brixham Harbour and town
Property code: BX024

Grade II listed former fishermen’s cottage with many original features such as Sash windows retained. Located on the harbour front in Brixham, one of three towns situated in the region of Torbay, with the town’s shops and eateries within walking distance.

This quirky little cottage, perched on the harbourside road, couldn’t be better placed for a couple looking to explore the seaside town of Brixham and around. With just a flight of steps between you and the harbour, you can arrive and investigate in minutes.

 Once up the steps you’ll be greeted by a light living room, where original beams stretch overhead.  Breakfast at the dining table cannot fail to incorporate people-watching as the bustling harbour comes to life below you. The compact kitchen has everything you’ll need, but frankly with restaurants on your doorstep and the freshest fish suppers on hand, you’d be forgiven if you never open the oven door. Climb the steep stairs with its rope banister, to find both bedrooms are also blessed with views of the harbour and Torbay beyond. The twin bedroom especially, with its dual aspect windows has a lovely bright airy feel.

 

Outside, there are ample restaurants and cafes, plus busy markets and trinket shops to wander around. Try every flavour of ice cream, give crabbing a go, visit the pirate ship The Golden Hind, and pick your favourite boat in the harbour. When you’re ready to spread your wings, hop on a ferry from across the road to Torquay and visit the aquarium, or enjoy a paddle in the fantastically named Babbacombe Bay. History buffs will enjoy seeing the 14th-century castle in Dartmouth, 5 miles away, and the popular Castle Tea Rooms will tempt the less historically minded too.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Shower room with WC, plus en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom with bath and WC
  • TV/DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Combination microwave oven and grill, and gas hob
  • Washing machine and fridge/freezer
  • Guests should be aware that the staircase is open-sided
  • Electric and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Seafront, pub, and shops all within walking distance
  • Brixham is busy fishing village situated on a very steep hill, so access to some parts of the village can be challenging.
  • Many of the amenities and cottages in Brixham are accessed via steps some of which can be steep. Please contact us if you have specific requirements.
  • There are many small winding streets that are not suitable for cars.

Sally Burt

This property is personally managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by William 31st October 2020

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Good location but very noisy at night.

Reviewed by Karen 24th October 2020

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Reviewed by Aileen 19th September 2020

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The cottage was very comfortable the stairs were very narrow not good if you have problems with your knees and legs...great view from the windows and very friendly people with amazing shops and walks

Reviewed by Annette 12th September 2020

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Ideal location, quaint fishermans cottage right on the harbour in Brixham. Fantastic views from bedroom windows. Two sets of very steep stairs so not for very young or old . Lots of steps around Brixham too. Parking also a challenge . But a great base to explore beautiful south Devon.

Reviewed by Andrew 5th September 2020

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Compass Cottage is situated on the harbourside with great views from the top floor bedroom. It has plenty of character and is very clean and well-maintained. This was my third stay and I consider it good value for money.

Reviewed by Lindsey 29th August 2020

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Aside from me nitpicking though, everything else was spotless and it felt like a home from home. Location was fantastic (I saw the resident harbour seal from the window more than once), the cottage has everything you need and more, and we really felt like we could live there! Parking is awkward to navigate at first but once youve found oxen cove anRead mored the cut through path to the cottage, its easy peasy. Would recommend 10/10. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 8th August 2020

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The cottage is in a fabulous position right in the harbour with stunning views. The down sides are: There is no close parking so unloading and loading the car is a nightmare. The stairs are VERY steep with rope to help pull you up. There is lots of noise through the night from the harbour (to be expected) The kitchen is very small but well equippedRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 26th February 2020

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Absolutely lovely cottage felt like home, was perfectly positioned on the harbour and just a stone's throw away from the shops bars and restaurants....would definitely stay here again ..

Reviewed by Marc 24th December 2019

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Great location, clean and equipped with everything you need. Amazing views over the harbour.

Reviewed by M J 23rd November 2019

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Lovely Cottage, right by the Harbour...

Reviewed by Janet 2nd November 2019

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The cottage is in a good location and we enjoyed our stay. The stairs inside the cottage can be very challenging so not suitable for elderly or unfit people. We found the seating in the lounge adiquate for two adults but not comfortable for four. There are a lot of great walks from the door and everything you need is on the doorstep, resturants, puRead morebs, takeaways and shops. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 25th October 2019

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Cracking location in Brixham, a characteristic cottage with a lot of space for a small family with a unique floor plan

Reviewed by Rachel 12th October 2019

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We have stayed at Compass Cottage many times before and this visit was even more special as we were able to bring our little dog Alfie. We had a wonderful time. The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy, and every detail had been thought of. The WiFi was very good, not that we used it much- we were too busy enjoying ourselves! There are lots of dogRead more-friendly places to go so we had an amazing time! We will be back very soon. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 7th September 2019

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10 /10 cottage, just remember fisherman dont work 9 till 5, buy some ear plugs if your a light sleeper, i did i would highley recommend and yes i would go back.

Reviewed by Wendy 31st August 2019

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The location of the cottage was suburb. The two sets of stairs are very steep. There is also 32 steps from the pavement to the cottage from road level. Bed was very comfortable.

Reviewed by Angela 6th July 2019

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I could recommend this cottage close to the harbour shops lovely walks everything there at compass cottage wonderful views I really enjoyed are stay there

Reviewed by Gordon 22nd June 2019

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Reviewed by kathleen 15th June 2019

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Cottage in good location the stairs in cortege were very steep and there is a rope to pull yourself up to the top of them. the beds are comfy but the kitchen was on the very small side

Reviewed by Jacqueline 8th June 2019

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Really enjoyed my stay. Great location within easy reach of local amenities.

Reviewed by Martin 25th May 2019

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Reviewed by James 18th May 2019

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Ideal spot as you are right at the harbour, so everything is to hand. The 32 steps leading up to the property are not for the less mobile.

Reviewed by Donna 20th April 2019

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Nice location but not really suitable if you like a garden for the dog. Cottage could be cleaner

Reviewed by April 1st April 2019

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Reviewed by Anthony 15th February 2019

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perfect location right on harbour front.close to all shops,pubs and eateries.quirky lay out but perfect place to stay.

Reviewed by Konstantinos 29th December 2018

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Reviewed by Wilhelmina 26th December 2018

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The cottage was extremely quaint, with steps leading up to it. It was right on the harbour with views from the upstairs window. The cottage was very comfortable laid out over 3 floors with a bathroom on the first floor and an ensuite on the top floor. The situation couldn't be better really but you do need to be able to carry all your luggage up stRead moreeps to the property and then up more narrow stairs inside. We loved the cottage and wished we had booked for longer, as Brixham was very dog friendly Hide

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Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Treat yourself to a memorable holiday in the beautiful coastal resort of Brixham, where there are a variety of fantastic experiences that will entertain all ages. A lively harbour town, there is plenty to see and do in and around the town.

Crabbing is the number one activity in Brixham, and little ones will love dangling their line over the water’s edge and seeing how many crabs they can capture. Children young and old will also be entertained by the stories of the smugglers and the pirates who once walked the streets of the village. There are several narrow streets to explore lined with colourful fishermen’s houses, with plenty of other great places nearby to discover including Paignton, Plymouth and Torquay.

For the active in your group, there are all sorts of activities to try your hand at, whether you’re a fan of swimming in the sea or prefer to enjoy long walks on dry land, with some great places to enjoy treks including the Berry Head Nature Reserve. And for fun-packed days out, there are several to treat the kids to in the local area, including Paignton Zoo, Woodlands Theme Park and Kent’s Cavern.

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