2 En-suite Bedrooms, Separate Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge With Sea Views
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 Brixham
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.
Permitted on outside patio area only
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Had a fabulous time, lovely comfortable apartment, would go back anytime.
Great place, clean and well equipt
The only criticism I have is that although the apartment is a ground level apartment, you have to climb 40+ steps or a ramp and 10+ steps to get to it. For me this was a problem as I had 2 people with me who struggled with steps. One could not carry anything and the other carried up with difficulty.
The description is technically correct so I cannot fault it but it made me into think we could just walk in off the street.
Everything else was great. Rachel was really helpful, the place was really comfortable and I would certainly return on my own should I ever get the opportunity.
There was a bonus when we stayed as it was the Lantern Parade and fireworks weekend and, as the apartment is right in town, we had an enjoyable evening watching all of the festivities from the steps.
Very Modern, comfortable and clean
Spent 4 Nights here, 5 minute walk to the sea front where all the restaurants / Bars are to be found. The Beds and Linen were of the highest quality and very comfortable. 2 newly refurbished modern style bathrooms. Kitchen was well appointed. The House being all on one level was different for Brixham but made the stay more sociable with those of us there.
Rachel & Mark were very helpful in suggesting places to eat and things to do. I will definitely be staying again.
A lovely, really well-equipped property which is close to the harbour, cafes, pubs + restaurants.
We very much enjoyed staying in 'Seldom Seen'. The beds were lovely + comfortable, the bath huge + the property was really well-equipped. As dog owners the nearby park was a godsend + the little Fishcombe cove was a treat to visit. Many places were dog-friendly which makes us keen to visit the area again.
There are many lovely places to visit nearby, from National Trust to towns like Totnes + the beautiful Dartmouth. We enjoyed the steam railway + using the ferries at Dartmouth + only wish we could have stayed longer.
Home from home
we stayed at seldom seen for a week really wish we had booked for two ,really comfortable apartment home from home everything you need on the doorstep . Will defiantly return next year .
Thank you so much! We really loved having you to stay and it was so kind of you to leave such a lovely review. I hope we meet in the not so distant future.
Fantastic flat in great location with everything you'll need provided...
I am not one to write reviews but I make an exception when I come across something particularly deserving. This is a great flat at a great price. The owner Rachel was very helpful in getting us orientated and giving us local tips. I had my two young children with me so it was important to me that the flat was secure and clean. The flat was this and much more, the bedding was fresh and the beds very comfortable. The flat has been recently decorated to a high standard and it is tasteful and everything you need is right there in the apartment waiting for you; From knives and forks to fun games to play with the children (plus a welcome pack of fudge and biscuits, but don't tell my kids this as they will be annoyed they didn't get any!). The lounge is large and the fireplace is great for a cosy night in. The balcony has a lovely eating area, it's a delightful little space from which to watch the busy port with a glass of wine in the evening. The bathrooms are beautifully appointed and very clean with fast, hot running water. I will definitely be recommending to friends and returning if I get another opportunity. Very clearly deserving of the five stars I have given it.
Thank you Peter for your wonderful review. It is really very kind of you. I enjoyed meeting yourselves and your lovely children. I do hope we meet again soon.
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.
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