Lounge with open fire
View towards the property
Fully equipped kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen
Double bedroom
Sunny twin bedroom in the attic room
Twin bedroom in the attic room
Corner bath and separate shower enclosure
Sunny terrace, perfect spot for al fresco dining
Courtyard area leading up to the sunny terrace
Signage and traditional shutters
Outside Holly Cottage
1 / 13  Lounge with open fire
2 / 13  View towards the property
3 / 13  Fully equipped kitchen
4 / 13  Kitchen/diner
5 / 13  Fully equipped kitchen
6 / 13  Double bedroom
7 / 13  Sunny twin bedroom in the attic room
8 / 13  Twin bedroom in the attic room
9 / 13  Corner bath and separate shower enclosure
10 / 13  Sunny terrace, perfect spot for al fresco dining
11 / 13  Courtyard area leading up to the sunny terrace
12 / 13  Signage and traditional shutters
13 / 13  Outside Holly Cottage

Holly Cottage

Brixham, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional fishermen’s cottage sleeping four guests in comfort
  • Pretty courtyard and high-level sun terrace
  • Interesting period features such as exposed stone fireplace and cottage-style stairs
  • Warm and cosy real fire to cuddle up in front of
  • Short walk to Brixham town centre and harbour
  • Ideal base for exploring South Devon and Torbay
Property code: BX043

Traditional fishermen’s cottage, situated close to Brixham town centre, with two separate outside spaces: a courtyard and raised sun terrace.

This property is located close to Brixham town centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the town’s busy harbour with its heritage fishing fleet, and tour boats. The whole region is known for the clear blue water and warm seas at the beaches, and there several beaches within easy reach of the town centre, including Shoalstone Beach which has the added bonus of a tidal pool, and quiet Fishcombe Cove. The coastal walks around the edges of the town are absolutely stunning, whether you fancy walking out to the lighthouse at Berryhead National Nature Reserve, or enjoying the picturesque six-mile hike to the neighbouring town of Paignton.

A number of external steps lead to the front door of this former-fishermen’s cottage, which opens directly into the cosy lounge, with its warming open fire, comfortable seating, and TV. Moving towards the rear of the property, past the stairs, guests come to the kitchen/diner, where there is a dining table seating four, an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. A door from the kitchen area leads to the rear courtyard and steep steps to the elevated sun terrace. Wooden stairs lead to the first floor where there is an attractive double room which has a double bed, and built-in wardrobe. The bathroom is also on this floor, and offers the best of both worlds, with a corner bath, separate shower cubicle, and WC. Steep winding cottage-style stairs (unsuitable for children under five) lead to the second-floor bedroom, a charming twin room offering views across the town’s roof tops. Guests should be aware that this bedroom is in the eaves of the house and, therefore is subject to a reduced head-height.

Outside, the property benefits from a small enclosed courtyard garden and steep steps which lead to the elevated sun terrace, this is set to shingle and has a table and bench seating, a quiet space overlooking the town with garden furniture, making an excellent space to enjoy drinks in the sun. Guests should be aware that this is a high-level terrace and steep stairs lead to it, therefore it is not suitable for under-fives.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 large Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Steep stairs both inside and out make this property unsuitable for under 5's and the window of the bedroom is a fire escape and has no lock fitted
  • Beach, shops, and pubs all within walking distance
  • Arrival 3pm
  • 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, therefore many properties in Brixham do not have private parking. However, alternative parking is available in local carparks.

This property is personally managed by Sally.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 14th September 2019

Holiday was excellent. Cottage was fantastic, excellebt location, brixham is a beautiful place. Will be back next year

Reviewed by Andy 10th August 2019

Beautifully equipped and tastefully decorated character cottage. Absolutely first class. Immaculate upon arrival and everything necessary there for a great stay.

Reviewed by Lynne 22nd June 2019

Very much enjoyed our stay, cottage is nicely decorated with all you need and retains some original features. Stairs and garden would be challenging for very young or less able. Close to harbour via steps, but that is Brixham. Manor pub nearby is lovely.

Reviewed by Laura 15th June 2019

Lovely, welcoming cottage nicely decorated and furnished. Comfortable bed, good shower. We didn't cook while were there but the kitchen seemed well kitted out. If you want somewhere with a good garden space this is not for you but there is an area outside the back door convenient for the dog and a small area up some steep steps if you wanted to sitRead more outside. Great location, 5 minute walk down a couple of flights of steps to the harbour or a few minutes walk up the hill to a park for the dog. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 11th May 2019

A lovely old workers cottage which had everything I could have needed for me to recover from walking the SW coast path each day. Brixham has very steep slopes and there are also steep stairs in the cottage. The seagull was a bit reluctant to share the sun terrace as she has built her nest up there! Perfect holiday for me and my dog.

Reviewed by Adrian 20th April 2019

Family of four including two young lads stopped for the Easter week. We had a great week and the lads really enjoyed stopping at the cottage. Very quaint and different however a family of four adults would feel a little cramped. Equipment was acceptable and cottage was very clean and well kept. Excellent location for walking down to the harbour andRead more up to Berryhead, will book again for next year. Hide

Reviewed by Miles 22nd December 2018

Lovely cosy cottage. It was very clean and well equipped. Great location, just a short walk to the town centre. Highly recommend, will be booking again in the future.

Reviewed by Dean 15th September 2017

Good location a bit hilly so make sure that everyone is physically fit Property good for unloading but you have park up road , the property is in good condition has everything you require of good quality only downside some of utensils are bit cheap

Reviewed by Heather 31st August 2017

Lovely quirky cottage near the town centre in quiet street. Really well furnished and very clean and comfortable. Up a hill so not suitable if you have difficulty with steps!

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Lounge with open fire
View towards the property
Fully equipped kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen
Double bedroom
Sunny twin bedroom in the attic room
Twin bedroom in the attic room
Corner bath and separate shower enclosure
Sunny terrace, perfect spot for al fresco dining
Courtyard area leading up to the sunny terrace
Show 1 moreSignage and traditional shutters


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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