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Giffin Cottage

Brixham, Devon
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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Thoughtfully styled three-storey cottage with views from the second-floor bedroom
  • Enjoy breakfast in the private outdoor area
  • Situated in a traffic-free zone just metres from Brixham Harbour
Property code: BX020

This 300-year-old cobb cottage is located in a traffic-free zone in the harbour town of Brixham, one of three towns clustered around the bay of Torbay in South Devon. The town has a proud maritime history, and the harbour is still the thriving centre of the town today, with fishing vessels, tour boats, and the Torquay ferry running to and fro. There are a number of beaches in the town, including the quiet St Mary’s Bay, the main Breakwater Beach and Shoalstone with its impressive 53-metre tidal pool. For those who want to find out more about the town’s heritage, there is a wonderfully constructed replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship, The Golden Hind, moored up at the harbour, offering five decks of hands-on exhibits to explore.

Take your time walking through the traffic-free area that surrounds the cottage and access the entrance via a set of steep steps. This memorable property is full of cottage culture and traditional touches that make it a lovely cosy seaside retreat. It has been thoughtfully styled with antique furniture to offer a wonderful place to stay. Upon entering the cottage, guests will find themselves in the open-plan living space with cosy underfloor heating, an attractive beamed ceiling, and a warming wood burner. The kitchen has been hand-built with reclaimed wood and is equipped with everything you might need for a seaside stay - there’s even a breakfast bar seating three and a coffee machine for that morning caffeine hit. The lounge area has a comfortable sofa and two easy chairs from which to enjoy the Smart TV, or you can just spend the evening chatting around the wood burner. The furniture might not always match but these quirky stylings are in keeping with the age and character of the cottage. Steep cottage-style stairs lead to the first floor, where the first of the two bedrooms can be found, along with the shower room which offers a compact shower and WC. This bedroom is a charming double room with a beamed ceiling, and a built-in dressing table and wardrobe. The master bedroom, on the second floor, is a stunning room, with its double bed, sloping ceiling, and French window which opens onto a Juliet balcony offering glimpses of the sea.

Outside, to the front of the property, is an enclosed seating area with a table and chairs, which makes an ideal spot for enjoying al fresco drinks among the potted plants and wall climbers.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Sleep 3
  • Shower room with WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, and washing machine
  • Wood burner (logs not provided)
  • Smart TV in lounge and the top floor bedroom
  • Enclosed seating area with outdoor furniture (please note, this area has some uneven parts)
  • Seafront, pub, and shops all within 500 metres
  • Not suitable for under-5s and for people with less mobility due to the steep staircases
  • Property is located in a traffic free zone and accessed via a set of steep steps
  • Brixham is busy fishing village situated on a very steep hill, so access to some parts of the village can be challenging.
  • Roadside parking in near by road (subject to availability) or the nearest pay and display car park is Oxen Cove Car park
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sally Burt

This property is personally managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jason 13th May 2024

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Lovely location, lovely harbour town. Cottage was a very pleasant place for a short stay. Felt cosy. A proper old style Devon cottage with a modern inside design.

Reviewed by Lara 9th March 2024

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A lovely quirky cottage in an excellent location to access the town for food and drinks. Not suitable for those with limited mobility

Reviewed by Julie 10th February 2024

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Lovely, quirky cottage which is well equipped and tastefully furnished. The location is wonderful, but also a drawback for those with mobility issues: many steps and mostly uphill. Close to all you need: bars, cafes, shops, and a short drive from many wonderful places to visit. It is a teeny house but a perfect, cosy spot for two. We loved the log Read moreburner and the view over the rooftops. Also, loved imagining the smugglers running through the front and escaping through the window at the back! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 14th October 2023

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Nice tiny cottage well placed in Brixham.I think it is perfect for a couple but not for a family. Steps are quite steep up to the cottage so not for a anyone who is not reasonably fit We enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it to friends

Reviewed by Stuart 2nd September 2023

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Excellent location, well kitted out, clean and comfortable

Reviewed by Dawn 5th August 2023

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A lovely, cosy, quaint and characterful cottage in a great location for exploring Brixham and Torbay.

Reviewed by Gillian 1st July 2023

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Cosy, comfortable cottage. The steps keep you fit!!! it was very close to everything in Brixham and the rest of Torbay close by

Reviewed by Sandra 24th June 2023

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Yong Seagulls jump up and down when getting fed just above your head in the top bedroom, this starts at around 4.30am so we were sleeping in the small bedroom below. Fledgling in early July. A lot of steps from the road up to the house 100+? Apart from that we had a lovely time.

Reviewed by Simon 17th June 2023

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Pleasant cottage well located in the town

Reviewed by Debbie 10th June 2023

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We loved the location and the cottage has a lot of character, it was a very comfortable place to stay, however we were disappointed with the cleanliness.

Reviewed by Terry 3rd June 2023

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Nice spot, but the wees were not treated, the trees and bushes in the enclosed courtyard left it almost unusable. We didn't appreciate the scale of steepness if the approach to the cottage and the trickyness of the stairs in the house. Only got any sun for a couple of hours in the morning so would have liked a bit more option to sit in the sun on tRead morehe courtyard. Lovely place but to challenging for us in future Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 20th May 2023

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Nice little cottage, lovely view from top bedroom. No advised for very tall people like us and steep narrow spiral staircase. But very compact and comfortable in a great location, central for the harbour and amenities.

Reviewed by Simon 13th May 2023

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Charming character cottage up some steps and alleyways overlooking the harbour. Recommended for romantic couple, or two couples sharing.

Reviewed by Mark 6th May 2023

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Five star cottage again

Reviewed by Karen 21st April 2023

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This absolutely beautiful cottage has given me to very memorable breaks . Its just lovely . Nothing overlooked for the person who always forgets something, the owners have thought of everything , see you soon Brixham

Reviewed by Suzanne 18th March 2023

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Beautiful little character cottage. Views of the harbour from top bedroom windows are great.

Reviewed by Paul 3rd March 2023

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Great cottage, good location, well equipped

Reviewed by Julie 21st February 2023

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Great location for town but not for people who struggle with steps/uneven paths. Parking at Oxen Cove car park not too far away and level. Lovely cosy cottage and well equipped with starter pack from the host. Enjoyed some great restaurants in Brixham and lovely coast walks

Reviewed by Trish 21st January 2023

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Reviewed by Katherine 7th January 2023

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The cottage is lovely and quaint. We'll equipped and the upstairs was lovely an and light. Bed on top floor not very comfy though. Brilliant location. Shame the town was mainly closed but a lovely relaxing holiday. Thank you

Reviewed by Lynne 29th October 2022

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I have had a fabulous holiday, the dog friendly cottage is a great with the harbour and south coast path minutes away. The car park is located a few minutes walk from the cottage which is well equipped, cosy and a joy to stay in, it is tucked away from the road with a lovely outside space. I will be recommending Griffin Cottage to family and friendRead mores. Hide

Reviewed by Sara 22nd October 2022

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Right in the heart of brixham 5 mins to shops Amazing view from 3rd floor! Lots of steep steps so not for the less agile Parking - if your prepared to walk - lots of free parking at the top, via corkscrew bend Plenty of shops, fish and chips close by, and we saw seals in the harbour! Cottage in need of freshen up, tired and grubby but very quaint wRead moreith lots of potential Bring games, books to keep you occupied as t v. Glitches so unwatchable at times Underfloor heating so warm Hide

Reviewed by John 27th August 2022

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Excellent cottage tucked out of the way Well equipped And also a sea view from top floor bedroom

Reviewed by Susanne 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by Edward 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by Diane 18th June 2022

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Lovely location, lovely cottage, lovely views from top floor, highly recommend.

Reviewed by jennie 21st May 2022

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Lovely cottage .. great for coastal path . Lots of steps to access cottage but not a problem. Parking is in car park which is a walk away & is 54 for 8 days.

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