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Ground floor flat in a grade 2 listed Fisherman's cottage circa 1725

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom sleeps 2. Double sofa bed sleeps 2

The flat is entered through the shared front door which leads into a small hall and the door to your right goes into the cosy lounge/dining area (12 feet.6 by 20 feet ), the lounge has a double sofa/ bed, easy chairs, 40' colour TV/free view, electric fire.The bedroom which leads off from the lounge has a double bed, wardrobe, etc, (all bedding is supplied). The kitchen and bathroom also lead off the lounge. The kitchen has a gas cooker, microwave and fridge, electric kettle etc. The bathroom has a WC, washbasin, bath and fitted shower that works off the bath taps (towels are provided) .The flat has central heating, all electric and gas is included. Free WiFi connection available. Also we supply Coffee, tea and milk for your arrival. We regret we cannot insure your personal belongings. Please buy your Parking Permits on line from Torbay Council @ £35.00 per week (for 30 car Parks in the area., Freshwater or Quarry Car park).

We are not far from Plymouth and Exeter which are both of historical interest, they can both be reached by car, bus or train.

Should you wish to book for 2018 we will only charge 2017 prices , which may be differ, depending on the time of the year.

More Details

Jacqui & David Laing
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 September, 2017

About Jacqui & David Laing

David & I have been married since 1980. We are both retired now.

David was an Officer in the Merchant Service and I was a receptionist at a busy Peugeot garage in Torquay. (The last of the jobs I had in my career)

Jacqui & David Laing purchased this apartment in 1968

Why Jacqui & David Laing chose Torbay

Its a grade 2 listed building circa 1725 and has character and is close to all the local amenities and is an interesting busy area of Town. Which is opposite Mitch Tonk's Seafood Restaurant Rockfish.

What makes this apartment unique

Not far from the Town, the Bus and the ferries going to and from Torquay & Dartmouth.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Brixham in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Please keep the front doors closed. and remember to close all windows and doors when leaving the building..
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The shower runs off the taps in the bath, and is all new in Spring. 2014
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedroom sleeps 2 but there is a double sofa bed in the lounge that will take another 1-2 people
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a small yard at the rear of the flat that can been used for drying clothes. You can also sit out there if you wish.


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Ground floor flat in a grade 2 listed Fisherman's cottage circa 1725
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews
Apsley, Hertfordshire

Great location and value for money

  • 5 of 5

Lovely one bedroom flat, clean and with everything you need. Great location and unobstrutive but caring owners.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for your review. we really appreciate you taking the time to do it, and we are more than pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come again . Jacqui & David.
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A roomy flat in a quaint cottage in Brixham.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time on various trips in boats and a lovely visit to Buckfast Abbey. The flat is well appointed and very clean. The flowers and wine were a pleasant surprise. The flat location is very convenient for shops and pubs in Brixham.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Brixham and our apartment. . We hope that you enjoyed it enough to come again sometime.
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milton keynes

brilliant holiday again

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely flat in a fishermans cottage, home from home we call it as we have holidayed here for a good few years.,The couple who own it are Jacqui and david ,and live above. They are a lovely friendly couple who are always their to help if needed.The flat is in a brilliant position over looking Brixhams beautiful bay.Everything you need is catered for,,as I said home from home, and.just a stroll away are resturants,cafes,shops pubs,and of course the lovely beach.we travel to brixham by car and can always find somewhere to park up on the hill,so not a problem.or you can always get a permit if you prefer.but once you park everything is in walking distance anyway.Thanks Jacqui and david for a brilliant holiday again,and we are looking forward to another one next year.shirley and mick mullins

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shirley & Mick, Its always lovely to see you and know that you enjoy staying in our ' home' . We look forward to seeing you again - Kind regards, Jacqui & David.
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You cannot beat this for value for money!

  • 5 of 5

You cannot beat this for value for money for the location. We have just returned from a week's stay at the Wheelhouse, which was wonderful. It had everything we needed and was exactly as described. Being so close to the harbour was a special treat....walking down with a coffee, to watch the fishermen in the mornings or 30 second stroll for one of many crabbing trips with the kids. Would strongly recommend it for a family with small kids. The sofa bed was used by all of us and was very comfy. Lovely shower and kitchen had everything we needed.

Note about parking - Hob Nobs no longer sell parking permits. The harbour master in Brixham is not open on the weekend. Either order it online before your trip (as they post it to you) or do what we did, which was take a lovely trip on the ferry, £3 return (Weferry was great!) to Torquay and pop into the Harbour master there, which is open on the weekend. £35 may sound a lot but you will definitely save money over the week. Querry Car Park is the closest to the cottage, a 5 minute walk away but the walk is stunning and you can pick up your fresh fish from the fishmonger on the way!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for a super review. We are so pleased that you and the family enjoyed your time with us and we hope you may come back,. Always welcome. Kind regards, Jacqui & David.
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clean and tidy plenty of charm and character

  • 3 of 5

excellent value for money, great location made welcome , would highly recommend, the only down side is parking, but that is not a big issue, just a nice gentle stroll past the best fishing port in the uk

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay, we are a little sad that after all the lovely things you said on arrival and departure that you only gave us 3 stars. We have been letting this apartment for 30 years plus and have never had a problem . I would point out that sadly very few of the holiday lets around the harbour have parking .
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The accommodation was exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was as described and David and Jacqui were very welcoming and friendly. Will definately be coming back

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review . Its always nice to know that visitors have enjoyed there stay and that we have helped towards the holidays. We are always happy when people want to return.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Churton Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
Nearest Ski
34 Kilometres
Dry Ski run @ Plymouth
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Breakwater Beach
Car: not necessary

The flat is situated over looking the Brixham Fish market and harbour close to all the local amenities such as restaurants and shops.It is very light and airy There are car parks, beaches (5-10 Minutes)and the Napolonic Fort at Berry Head in walking distance (20 - 30 min). Paignton (5 miles approx) has the South Devon Steam Railway and 75 acre Zoo, and large cinema complex. Torquay (11 miles approx) has living coast, Kents Cavern (caves) and live theatre all of which can be reached by, bus or a short ferry trip. Other places of interest nearby include Agatha Christie's home - Greenway, The model village at Babbacombe . You are not far from Dartmoor National Park and Plymouth & Exeter cities.Although we do not have parking, you can buy a weekly ticket which will take you into all 39 of the Council owned Car Parks in the Torbay Area.The nearest of which is only seconds away.There are 2 swimming pools in the Town, one indoor ,one outdoor .( We only let Saturday to Saturday ).If you have an ' English' bus pass be sure to bring it with you, we have a great 10 minute service from the Bus Park (5 mins walk) direct to Paignton , Torquay & Newton Abbot and easy access to Plymouth & Exeter from Paignton Bus Station. The Plymouth bus goes through Totnes . And there are regular buses to Kingswear and a short ferry trip across the Dart to Dartmouth. Sadly I do not think the Welsh & Scots passes are accepted.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Brixham, South Devon

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note that if you return next year you will pay last years fee - prices may vary, depending on the time of year. So if you choose to return at the same time next year you will pay the 2017 fee, should you choose a different time of the Season then the amount could vary.
We do not increase the price for Bank Holiday Weekends.Also please remember we only let weekly.Saturday to Saturday.

We would request a deposit by cheque of £50.00 per week , the balance to be paid 2-3 weeks before arrival.

Please note that if you return next year you will pay 2015 rates - prices may vary, depending on the time of year. And we do not allow PETS. Sorry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.