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The Mizzen - a charming sea view cottage with wi-fi

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

The Mizzen - sea view cottage that sleeps 3 guests in 1 bedroom

Tucked away in a traffic free lane just above Brixham's outer harbour and fish market, The Mizzen is a converted sail loft that enjoys the most spectacular sea views from a full width panoramic window in the first floor lounge. The large ground floor bedroom also benefits from wonderful sea views. By the way, the word Mizzen is the nautical term for the sail behind the main sail.

The Mizzen is laid out in an ‘upside down' fashion with the open plan lounge / kitchen / diner and bathroom located on the upper floor in order to take full advantage of the panoramic views. The large bedroom with a king size bed and a single bed are to be found on the ground floor, which also enjoys good sea views.

The new owners have furnished and decorated this romantic cottage with a deft touch and it oozes charm and character from every corner. Nautical themed artwork and paintings, squishy sofas, woven cushions and colourful fabrics give this cottage a wonderful ‘home from home' feel that's a cut above the average.

As with all of our properties, quality bed linen & towels are included as well as wi-fi, and all utilities.

For the 2018 season an ‘all Torbay' parking permit is also included for bookings arriving between Easter and the end of September. Free safe and convenient on street parking is available in surrounding roads the rest of the year. For the 2019 season, guests requiring parking will need to buy a 'virtual permit' direct from Torbay Council at approx £35

Short breaks of 3 nights or more are available most of the year, excluding the 5 peak summer weeks and the last May bank holiday, when bookings are weekly from Saturday to Saturday.

NOTE: Due to the steep internal stairs, this property is not suitable for children under 5 years or guests with mobility issues. It is also situated on a hill with fairly steep steps up from the harbour area, so once again, not suitable for guests with mobility issues.

You card will be pre-authorised for a £100 security deposit when you pay your balance.

More Details

Property Manager
Steven King
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brixham in Torbay

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
The Mizzen is an immaculately presented, utterly romantic, picture postcard cottage, decorated and finished with a deft touch and filled with light and art. Majestic views of the harbour and Torbay can be enjoyed from the lounge and bedroom.


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The Mizzen - a charming sea view cottage with wi-fi
average rating of 4.45 based on 20 reviews
Nr. Knebworth, United Kingdom

great view, easy access to town

  • 4 of 5

great view, accommodation clean and cosy, with easy access to town. lovely touches of flowers and biscuits and the essential groceries tea, coffee, milk etc.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Brixham Holidays Ltd
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review for The Mizzen. I am pleased to hear your felt the cottage was clean and cosy, the owner adds the little touches to help people feel welcome and at home, she will be delighted to know it was well received. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Brixham and thank you for staying with us.
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Reading, United Kingdom

Our 8th Stay at The Mizzen

  • 4 of 5

You can probably guess from the number of times we've stayed at The Mizzen (eight); we quite like it. The view from the lounge window is spectacular and expansive. Torquay to the left and Brixham Marina to the right - with the Fishing Quay and open sea straight ahead. Free wi-fi, "goodies" and flowers on arrival give a great first impression. Tea, real ground coffee and milk are also provided. Nice LED TV with Netflix included. Any down sides? Yes, lots of steps to reach The Mizzen from the harbour and the Fishing Quay can be noisy in the night and early morning. Overall, the ups outweigh any downs. No doubt we will go back for a 9th visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Brixham Holidays Ltd
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review for The Mizzen. There are a fair few steps to the cottage and Brixham is a working port .The fact that this this is your 8th stay at the cottage, proves as you say the up's outweigh the downs. As you mention the owners lovely welcoming touches make the cottage a lovely place to stay, we look froward to seeing you again in the future for a 9th visit. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Could do better

  • 3 of 5

felt slightly grubby needed a proper clean, not just the areas that are used all the time. Nice comfy bed. Stunning views

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Brixham Holidays Ltd
Owner's Response: I'm very upset about this review, although not surprised. The guest came into our office on the first day and just announced her name and waited, arms crossed. After we established that she was a guest and staying in one of our 36 properties, she complained about a drip on the side of the fridge. I asked if there were any other issues and was informed that as she had only arrived a few hours before, she hadn't yet had time to have a good look. The owner cleans this property herself and is one of the most fastidious and meticulous owners I know and takes great pride in its presentation and cleanliness. To suggest this property is 'grubby' is complete fantasy and slander. This is one of the cleanest and best presented cottages we market. Its rare that I get upset and angry about a review or a guest. This one is deluded.
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom

Review of the mizzen 12th - 16th march 2018

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely stay the accomodation was thoughtfully and tastefully laid out and clean and tidy, loved watching the action in the harbour and the seals which we managed to see several times each day. Everyone was very friendly in all the local shops and restaurants which we ate in every night. Would recommend to others but it is quite a trek up the steps (93) but that is expected to have the wonderful panoramic view of the harbour.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Brixham Holidays Ltd
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review for The Mizzen. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and found the people of Brixham friendly during your visit. There are a lot of steps up to the cottage from Town, I always try to go from the top of the steps if I can as there are less steps to the cottage from there. I am so glad that you felt the amazing view was worth it through it is quite special, hope to see you again in the future.
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom

Super accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent in every respect - we loved our stay at The Mizzen. Fabulous views, beautifully kept and great attention to detail to make the accommodation comfortable and relaxing. We'll definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Brixham Holidays Ltd
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OXFORD, United Kingdom

A great stay in Brixham

  • 5 of 5

A great week in Brixham where we especially enjoyed the wonderful view over the harbour and across Torbay. Comfortable, clean and well equipped with lovely touches like fresh flowers, coffee and biscuits. Everything we needed, including some excellent weather, to make our week away really enjoyable. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Brixham Holidays Ltd
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review for The Mizzen. I am delighted you enjoyed your week staying in Brixham, the owner will be delighted that you liked the little personal touches like flowers that she leaves for guests to enjoy. Great to hear that the weather was kind and added to your enjoyment of your break away. Thank you for the recommendation.
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Located on Overgang Steps, a traffic free lane just above the outer harbour. It's just a 3 minute walk to the many shops, cafes and restaurants in the central harbour area. There are steep steps to reach this property and it is not recommended for anyone with mobility issues.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent