A definitive list of Brixham holiday cottages

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This list is being continuously updated to provide a comprehensive resource for anyone traveling to Brixham, Devon who wants to stay in decent self-catering accommodation. This list includes:

  • The classic fisherman’s cottages of Brixham’s Harbor bowl
  • Brixham ea-view houses and apartments
  • Chalets and caravans in Higher Brixham and towards Churston Ferrers
  • Brixham serviced apartments
  • Winter lets in Brixham

As a frequent visitor to Brixham in Devon, I have stayed in many of these beautiful cottages with my family and have included some of my favorites amongst them which will eventually link to in-depth reviews. Whether you want to be in Fish Town or Cow Town, you should get a head start on finding the right place to stay in this delightful part of Torbay.

Are you a Brixham holiday cottage owner?

Want to be in this directory of Brixham self-catering accommodation and holiday cottages? Email me your details and I will add you to the list – no charge. Also are you open to short-term lets or winter lets? Let me know so visitors like me and my family can find a cozy winter let in Brixham.

The ultimate list of Brixham holiday cottages

Just click on the name of the property to take a closer look.

Amenities column:

  • D = dishwasher
  • W = washing machine
  • T = tumble dryer 
  • B  = balcony 
  • BQ = BBQ
  • C = cot
  • WF = Wi-Fi
  • WB = Woodburner 
  • F = Fireplace
  • G = Garden 
  • VC/Vehicle charging

Name LocationRating Max GuestBed/BathPetsKidsAmenitiesParking
The HavenTown centre⭐⭐⭐53/1NoYesWF/B/WBY
Jasmine CottageHarbour⭐⭐⭐⭐21/1NoNoB/W/WFY
HarboursideThe Quay⭐⭐⭐⭐42/2YesYesG/D/W/T/WFN
Quayside ViewHarbour⭐⭐⭐63/1NoYesW/P/B/WFY
Fisherman’s WharfHarbour⭐⭐⭐⭐63/3NoYesG/D/W/T/WFY
Signalman’s Cottage Town Centre⭐⭐⭐21/1YesYesWF/DY
Harbour View RetreatHarbour⭐⭐⭐21/1YesYesG/WF/BY
Fisherman’s CottageKing St.⭐⭐⭐⭐21/1YesYesWFN
Hidden TreasureHarbour⭐⭐⭐21/1NoYesWFY
Fruits De MerHarbour⭐⭐⭐⭐21/1YesNoWF/W/DN
BayviewFishcombe Cove⭐⭐⭐⭐42/1NoYesWF/BQ/B/D/W/TY
Pirates RestTown Centre⭐⭐⭐42/1YesYesW/WFN
Blue HorizonHarbour⭐⭐⭐⭐42/1NoYesB/G/WF/W/DY
Port Cottage Harbour⭐⭐⭐42/2YesYesWF/D/WN
StevlynTown Centre⭐⭐⭐42/2YesYesWF/C/WY
EgretFishcombe Cove⭐⭐⭐⭐42/1NoYesWF/BQ/B/D/W/TY
IngledeneTown Centre⭐⭐⭐⭐63/2NoYesW/D/WF/C/GY
Forest CoveTown Centre⭐⭐⭐⭐42/2YesYesW/D/WF/C/GY
Compass RoseHigher Brixham⭐⭐⭐⭐42/2YesYesW/D/WF/VC/GY
Devoncoast Seaview Apartments Berryhead Road⭐⭐⭐2 – 41/1NoYesB/WFY
Harbour Lights Boutique Holiday ApartmentsBerryhead Road⭐⭐⭐⭐2 – 41-2/1NoYesB/WF/D/C/CY
Harbour BreezeHarbour⭐⭐⭐⭐63/2NoYesB/WF/W/D/CY
Palm Cottage Higher Street ⭐⭐⭐⭐63/2NoYesG/WF/D/WY
Cobden HouseFurzeham⭐⭐⭐⭐63/2YesYesG/WF/D/WY
Pebble BayTown Centre⭐⭐⭐⭐63/2NoYesG/WF/D/W/Y
Tradewinds Harbour⭐⭐⭐⭐42/1YesYesG/WF/D/W/C/BQN
Brixham Harbourside Holiday FlatsOvergang/Quay⭐⭐⭐2-41-2/1YesYesWF/WN
The Captain’s CottageNorth View Road⭐⭐⭐⭐63/2NoYesBQ/G/D/W/B/WFY
Blue Buoy CottageTown Centre⭐⭐⭐⭐63/2NoYesB/D/W/WF/WB/CN
Swifts BarnGlampton⭐⭐⭐⭐63/3YesYesF/D/W/WF/G/Y
Panoramic CottageNorth Furzeham Rd.⭐⭐⭐⭐53/1NoYesD/W/C/W/WF/ BN
The Drunken Sailor Higher Streey⭐⭐⭐63/1NoYesD/W/C/W/WF/T/GY
One Fisherman’s LoftThe Quay⭐⭐⭐22/1NoYesD/W/WFY
Sam B’s Cottage at BrixhamHarbour⭐⭐⭐53/1NoYes D/WFN
Broadsteps CottageHigher Street⭐⭐⭐⭐53/1YesYesW/WF/B/G/N
Gull HavenHarbour⭐⭐⭐53/2NoYesW/T/WFY
Winston CapTown Centre⭐⭐⭐⭐63/1YesYesW/D/WF/BY
Bay Dream BelieverProspect Road⭐⭐⭐⭐64/3YesYesW/T/WF/BY
MidhurstTown Centre⭐⭐⭐⭐116/4NoYesD/W/T/G/WF/Y
16 Moorings ReachMarina⭐⭐⭐42/1NoYesW/T/D/WF/B/Y
Wrens PerchBreakwater Beach⭐⭐⭐63/2YesYesW/D/WF/G/P
Rockfish Cottage BrixhamHarbour⭐⭐⭐⭐21/1NoYesWFN
Harbour HavenHarbour⭐⭐⭐63/1YesYesWF/G/W/D/N
Old Mill CourtTown Centre⭐⭐⭐⭐42/1YesYesWF/G/D/W/Y
42 Moorings ReachMarina⭐⭐⭐⭐63/1YesYesWF/B/D/W/Y
Mount PleasantTown Centre⭐⭐⭐⭐21/1YesYesWF/GN
Apple Barn CottageHigher Brixham⭐⭐⭐42/1YesYesWF/G/DY
Lighthouse ViewMarina⭐⭐⭐⭐63/1NoYesW/D/WB/G/C/WF/BBQY
Fishcombe  Holiday Bungalow  (Seacove)Fishcombe Cove⭐⭐42/1YesYesWFY
Salmon LeapTown Centre⭐⭐⭐63/2NoYesWF/C/G/D/W/Y
WolboroughBerry Head⭐⭐⭐⭐168/4YesYesWF/W/D/G/B/C/BBQ/+ swimming pool gym and saunaY
SulimaTown Centre⭐⭐⭐⭐42/1NoYesW/T/D/B/CY
The Inspiration Marina⭐⭐21/1NoYesWFY
Guillemot CottageTown Centre⭐⭐⭐⭐53/2YesYesWB/C/WF/D/WN
Loxley’s Devon CottageLandscove Holiday Village⭐⭐⭐62/2YesYesW/D/WF/CY
Lavender CottageLandscove Holiday Village⭐⭐⭐42/1NoYesWF/DY
Landscove Holiday CottageLandscove Holiday Village⭐⭐⭐42/1NoYesWF/DY
Hearthstone East CottageHigher Brixham⭐⭐⭐⭐84/3YesYesW/D/C/WF/G/FY

The ultimate list of Brixham holiday cottages FAQs

Where can I park in Brixham?

Many holiday cottages say that you can park on the roadside, but if you’ve ever driven to Brixham in the summer, you’ll know that that assertion could be setting you up for some serious hassle. In fact, my family makes a point of never driving in Brixham and simply walk, get the bus or a taxi to and from Sainsbury’s in Paignton. 

If you do drive to Brixham, a cottage with parking makes things much easier and is not more expensive. I have indicated these properties with a ‘Y’ in the table above. In particular, the cottages and apartments owned by Matthew and Rosie of Sampford House have dedicated parking. 

The public long-stay parking option in Brixham include:

Where can I find Brixham winter lets?

If you’re considering relocating to the Torbay area or want to spend time in Brixham in the winter months, a winter let in Brixham is an affordable way to experience what the town has to offer. Many Brixham holiday property owners let out their properties from October to late March on OpenRent and can be contacted directly via that platform. Alternatively, try Gumtree and local estate agents

What are the best places to visit in Brixham?

Many people spend their week away zipping up and down South Devon. I think you should give your car’s suspension a break and live local during your Brixham holiday cottage stay. Here are some great things I love to do with my family in Brixham:

  1. Visit St Mary’s Bay

It’s a bit of a trek, but a visit to St Mary’s Bay, a private sheltered cove west of Berry Head is well worth the walk. Read about this beautiful Brixham spot in my article:

Check out St. Mary’s Bay, Brixham, Devon

  1. Take a dip in Shoalstone Pool

Shoalstone Pool is one of Devon’s natural seawater swimming pools and has to be tried if you visit Brixham between May and September. The 52-meter pool has great views across Torbay. If you visit, don’t forget to donate at least £2.50 per person or £6 per family as it helps the voluntary managers maintain this local treasure. 

  1.  Head over to Berry Head

Don’t hesitate to let the southwest coastal path lead you to this magnificent headland, complete with cirl buntings, guillemots, shearwaters, warblers, and redstarts!

  1. Crabbing at Prince William Quay 

Taking my children crabbing by the Quay keeps the occupied for hours. Even though we come up empty there is always a family with a dad that pulls up crab after crab, and you’ll soon be having fun with other local and visiting families.

  1. Buy a dayrider ticket and explore the Torbay area on the No. 12 bus

One of my favourite things about South Devon is exploring by bus and I heartily encourage you to do the same. The number 12 bus can be caught from the Town Square bus station and will take you across Torbay and as far as Newton Abbot and back again. A dayrider ticket is £5, allowing you to hop on and off as much as you want!

  1. Can you visit Brixham Fish Market?

Yes! What’s the point of a visit to Fish Town without a tour of the world-famous Brixham Fish Market? The market offers tours where you can see all the hard work that goes in to landing and auctioning the nation’s fresh fish:

Brixham Fish Market tours

You can also head down to Prince William Quay and buy some of the freshest fish in Britain from Brixham’s smallest (but most plucky) trawler, Adela BM79!

Rounding up 

As I said, this is a work in progress, fitted in between writing jobs and the mundanities of modern family life. I am updating this page continuously with new finds and recommendations. If you have a great holiday let or winter let to share in Brixham, South Devon, or further afield, don’t hesitate to reach out via the contact page!

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