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Home From Home Luxury Apartment With Far Reaching Sea Views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Brixham - Seldom Seen Brixham

2 En-suite Bedrooms, Separate Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge With Sea Views

Overlooking the harbour on Over gang steps, Seldom Seen is one of Brixham's oldest properties. This ground floor Apartment is a converted fisherman's cottage with 2 en-suite bedrooms with a third separate toilet. It is situated less than 2 minutes' walk from the harbour side. It has been decorated and furnished to a high standard and makes a very comfortable holiday home from home. The property overlooks the fish quay and outer harbour and has far reaching sea views.

This cosy apartment is only a few minutes walk to the shops, beaches, marina and is in an ideal location to explore Torbay and South Hams beautiful surrounding coast and countryside!

A Free Parking Permit will be included for stays of 1 week or more between the months of April and September. Parking permit allows parking for free in all Torbay Council Car Parks saving you lots of money! (Subject to the Terms and Conditions stated by Torbay council). The car park is approximately 5 minutes walk away, additionally, there is on road parking approximately 3 minutes walk away on Furzeham Green.

Facilities include:

• FREE WI-FI available

• Dishwasher

• Tumble dryer

• Washing machine

• 40 inch HD Free view TV

• Now TV Box (with streaming Sky Movies)

• IPod Radio Docking Station

Well behaved Dogs are welcome for a small charge.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Rachel Dooley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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About Rachel Dooley

Mark and Rachel are the owners of Bon Bon Confectionery shop on the harbour since 2011.

Rachel runs the shop and Mark works from home.

Rachel Dooley purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Rachel Dooley chose Torbay

Having spent several happy holidays in Brixham we made the choice to move here in 2011. Since moving here we wanted to purchase a property to allow other people to enjoy the charming benefits that Brixham has to offer.

What makes this apartment unique

Seldom Seen is a very old property built in the early 1800s. It has a hugh fireplace and lots of space. The front door has a porthole window that allows you even more views over the outer harbour. The apartment feels like home from home and is extremely cosy.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Home From Home Luxury Apartment With Far Reaching Sea Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Seldom Seen - and we will be back again next year. The apartment has everything you need to make your holiday as comfortable as possible as it is so well appointed.

Comfort is Rachel & Mark's aim and they don't disappoint with their individual touches as fudge,biscuits and all the makings of a welcome cup of tea on your arrival.

Where the the apartment is situated is central so everywhere is with in walking distance and the steps work off any Devon cream teas!!!

This accommodation is so exceptionally clean and comfortable what else could you wish for?

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Seldom Seen is an amazing property in a fantastic location. The perfect Brixham holiday home

  • 5 of 5

From our initial booking to the time we left, our time at Seldom Seen and experience with the owner Rachel has been second to none.

The property itself is in the most amazing location, with just a few steps to beautiful Brixham harbour. With fantastic sea views, we spent so much time watching the boats coming and going!

Everything was so clean and tidy, with a selection of games & books to keep everyone occupied if needed.

We spent so much time exploring the area that we weren't at the property all day, but it was the perfect place to come back to and relax.

We will definitely be returning to Brixham, and definitely be going back to Seldom Seen (if it's available!)

Thank you Rachel for a fantastic holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean, well equipped, nicely decorated and furnished.

The location is perfect, right on the harbour itself.

The attention to detail in the property is superb, you can see it is well looked after. We had a wonderful time and wouldn't hesitate in returning!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A superp property in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

A really clean, well presented home from home. We had an excellent time here. The apartment was clean, well equiped and plenty of space for 4 adults. Both bedrooms are a decent size. Our two grown up sons had no problems with the second bedroom. We paticularly liked having ensuites and the additional cloakroom was a blessing. The kitchen is well apointed including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The lounge is large and comfy with 2 big sofas, perfect for flopping out after a day exploring or eating in the town. There is a sperate dinning area with table and chairs, where were able to enjoy some fresh local fish, landed that morning, from the fish merchant who is only a 2 minute walk away at the new fish market.

A definate must for sea food lovers. We bought some to bring back and it was all cleaned and vac packed in a polystyrene box.

I would definately recommend this property to anyone wanting a really good apartment in Brixham. Its just away slightly from the main street, which means you dont get the noise, but a 2 minute walk lands you down on the harbour. There are steps, but there is also a slope up from Overgang road. Our old dog managed it quite happily (and so did I).

Rachel and Mike were really helpful and available - we didnt need them, but appreciated the fudge and biscuits they left.

Recommend the Breakwater Bistro around the harbour, just past the lifeboat station. Tip - book, excellent views, particularly upstairs and really good food.

Also visit The Montpellier Tea Room & Cafe Bar. I really enjoyed breakfast there. Tip - have the small breakfast, its enough!. Well cooked and presented, delicious.

We are already considering going back to Brixham next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Only 3 ***

  • 3 of 5

Unfortunately, this property does not have any wardrobes, therefore, you have 3 coat hangers and live out of a suitcase for the rest (we could have had more hangers but I don't like having my clothes hanging around me). The second bedroom is only suitable for children even though the room has an en-suite. The kitchen is home from home and the lounge has a nice fire place. although the place was clean it felt damp and smelt funny. I paid more than I would normally so can't help feeling disappointed. It is on a hill which was not really expected having said that it is near the harbour.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having received over 40 Five star reviews for Seldom Seem from guests who have enjoyed their stay, we where disheartened to receive only a 3 star review. However, we where not surprised that it came from this particular guest. In the 3 years of running Seldom Seen it was the first time we have needed to seek advice on how to deal with a potential problem guest. We work extremely hard to ensure that our guests have a pleasant stay and do our best to make their stay as enjoyable as possible - as can be seen by the many positive reviews we have received. First thing Sunday morning we received a call claiming the sink was blocked – we rushed straight out only to find that the plug had been left in and infact, it was not blocked at all. At this time the guests then complained about the open hanging space (we offered more hangers but this was refused). They also complained about the lack of a nest of tables in the lounge (until we pointed out that the 2 wooden tabley looking things near the window where infact tables). We also had to deal with the guest’s son being extremely rude to our 17 year old female shop assistant in the shop we own – demanding an extra key to the apartment – a key which we had personally given to the guest some 3 hours earlier. The guest chose to live out of their suitcase as there was no need. The second bedroom has 2 full size beds, dressing mirror and shelf, storage and an en-suite bathroom. There are no Disney posters, teddy bears or toys so it is bizarre as to why this guest considered this to be a children’s room. We assume from the claim that it smelt funny (which it does not) that by this point of the review the guest was grasping at straws for something to complain about. The first line of our description tells you it is ‘Overlooking the harbour on Overgang Steps’ so it is beyond us why the guest was surprised it was on a hill. The property like many other properties around the harbour enjoying sea views is in an elevated position. They received exactly the same service and facilities as described and shown by our advertisement and as every other guest. Hopefully anybody reading this review will realise that once in a blue moon property owners will have a guest that is impossible to please and unfortunately for us this was one of them. We have had many guests return to Seldom Seen over the years to enjoy the excellent service and facilities that we offer at very competitive prices.
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Seldom Seen and it was just as brilliant as before, if not better. The new bathrooms were lovely and the level of cleanliness throughout was again outstanding. Really comfortable and everything you could need for a self catering break. Lots of space to put your belongings and great facilities. Rachel was again very helpful and friendly. The only problem with Seldom Seen is that we didn't want to leave :( The location is spot on and you are close to everything that Brixham has to offer. The car parking pass is a brilliant bonus and also means you can just forget about the car and use the ferries/buses/your legs if you want to :). Can't wait to return here x

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - we do hope to see you again in the future!
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Location

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sprat and Mackrel on the Harbour
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Brixham Harbour
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Churston
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Paignton
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Crab Quay House on the Harbour
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Torquay Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Breakwater Beach
Car: not necessary

Brixham is a quaint fishing town and with colourful houses lining the harbour. It has many cafés, bars, shops and restaurants, including the fish restaurants serving the daily fresh local fish. While fishing is Brixham's main industry, it is also able to provide plenty for the tourist , with plenty of food shops such as the Brixham Deli and the West country Deli, cafés such as Millie & Me, and bar's such as the Old Market House on the harbour. The harbour has a great continental feel, especially in the summer, when you can sit outside and enjoy fish which has been caught that very morning.

The Golden Hind replica sits in the inner harbour and combined with the 500 berth marina and Breakwater, make Brixham a boat lovers paradise. You can learn about the town's maritime history in the Heritage Museum or simply watch the numerous boats coming and going. Brixham has one of the largest working fishing ports in the country, adding to the nautical activity.

There is much more to see and do in Brixham, including the seawater swimming pool at Shoal stone, woodland walks at Churston, and the Napoleonic Fort and Country Park at Berry Head. This nature reserve forms part of the South West Coast Path with stunning views along the coastline.

Brixham has an annual Pirate Festival on the first bank holiday in May. Brixfest (Brixham Heritage Festival) is at the end of May with many attractions including fireworks, Brixham Steam Rally in August and finally Fishstock held in early September is a one day festival to celebrate food and music and everything about fish and fishing.

Torbay has a warm climate and award winning beaches and fantastic walks for you to enjoy.

South Devon is the perfect place for any holiday. Offering both activities and relaxation. It is suitable for cosy couples or family fun, the South coast simply has it all.

Surrounded by many pretty villages like Cockington near Torquay, beautiful beaches such as Blackpool Sands near Dartmouth, breath taking cliffs such as Berry head and Sharkham point and rolling moors of Dartmoor to name but a few attractions it's no wonder South Devon has earned the title as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Whatever your age and whatever the weather South Devon is the perfect place for a truly memorable holiday. The towns of Torbay, Dartmouth,Teignbridge and The South Hams provide an excellent base for you to explore and discover South Devon and enjoy the sights and attractions, stunning walks and scenery, amazing local food and drink and blue flag beaches that you'll find on offer.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Brixham, Torbay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016 Weeks 44 - 50
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£213
for 3 nights
From
£71
£399
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
WEEKS 1 - 6
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£213
for 3 nights
From
£71
From
£75
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£390
 
 
FEB HALF TERM WEEK 7
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
FEB HALF TERM WEEK 8
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£219
for 3 nights
From
£73
From
£75
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£400
 
 
WEEKS 9 - 13
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£213
for 3 nights
From
£71
From
£75
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£390
 
 
EASTER WEEK 14
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
EASTER WEEK 15 - 16
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
WEEK 17
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
WEEK 18 -21
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
SPRING BANK WEEK 22
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 
 
WEEK 23 - 24
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
WEEKS 25 - 26
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
WEEK 27
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
WEEK 28
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£765
for 7 nights
£765
 
 
SUMMER WEEK 29 - 35
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
WEEK 36
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
WEEK 37 - 38
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
WEEK 39 - 40
23 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
WEEK 41
7 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
1/2 TERM WEEK 42 - 43
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
WEEK 44 - 51
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£5
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£410
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

20% deposit on booking and remaining 80% to be paid 6 weeks or more beforehand

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Brixham in South Devon

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , located in hall off lounge
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Off Main Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Off twin room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Both with en-suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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