The Captain's Cottage

Brixham, Devon




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Perched high above the harbour, this beautifully refurbished Victorian property claims some of the best views in Brixham

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Sea View

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Within 1km From Beach

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Enclosed Garden

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Children Welcome

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Near Coast Path

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BBQ Area

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Family Friendly

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Washing Machine

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Tumble Dryer

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Cot Available

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High Chair

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Stair Gates

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Coffee Machine

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Near A Golf Course

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Hair Dryer

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There’s much more to Brixham than its famous fish quay, rainbow cottages and seafaring history. Despite being one of the busiest working fishing ports in the UK, the town has such a wonderful ease about it that it's not only been enticing holidaymakers for decades, but also more recently, a slew of talented artisans, craftmen (and women), and restaurateurs. Being so close to the South Hams as well as to the towns of Paignton and Torquay, means that Brixham is wonderfully positioned to offer visitors some of South Devon’s most popular beaches and attractions too, so all in all this really is a fantastic place to enjoy coastal life at its best.

This lovely home with its Victorian terrace facade and beautifully designed interior creates a fabulous coastal retreat for all the family. Recently refurbished to a superb standard, the house which sleeps six, boasts three immaculate bedrooms along with airy open plan living / dining, a high spec kitchen, two bathrooms and an outdoor utility and games room. Gorgeous furnishings, fabulous wall art and contemporary styling are surpassed only by the exceptional views of the harbour and bay which can be enjoyed from all three floors of the cottage, so whether early risers or night owls, guests can witness the changing moods of the sea and town below from their own unique vantage point.

With attention paid to every detail by the home’s owners, expect superior quality throughout, like luxurious beds from Feather & Black with Harrison Spinks and Hypnos mattresses, Sonos Bluetooth speakers, Grohe rainfall showers and furniture by brands like Loaf and Habitat. Outside there’s a sun-drenched furnished terrace for those all-important evening drinks or for alfresco dining, and for those partial to sunbathing or to catching up on their holiday reading in the fresh air, they'll be able to laze back on the balcony and soak up the views.

*Please note that the external steps are steep and there is a sharp drop off one side. Caution is therefore advised for all guests including children who should be supervised. Guests with limited mobility may therefore find the property unsuitable.
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 16:00
    Check out time: 10:00
    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £150 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved (held as a pending transaction) and then released afterwards if there is no damage or additional cleaning. This will be held on the card on file 7 days prior to your arrival.
    Pets: No pets allowed
    Number of steps: 12 external access steps, 2 flights of internal stairs
    Type of heating: Central heating
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay, however, if you require use of the travel cot you will need to bring your own cot linen. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)
    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.
    Coffee Machine: Nespresso machine
    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.
    Property surroundings: The external steps are steep and there is a sharp drop off one side. Caution is therefore advised for all guests including children who should be supervised. Guests with limited mobility may therefore find the property unsuitable.

Room Information

  • Living
    This home is laid out over three floors

    Entrance Hall
    The entrance hall to the property features the staircase which leads to the upper two floors of the house. Here you’ll find hanging space for coats, brollies and hats as well as a mirror and wall art

    Living Room
    Accessed up the stairs from the hallway, this beautiful room has two picture windows that showcase the extraordinary views over the harbour and bay. There is ample seating in the form of a three-seater and a two-seater sofa as well as a floor cushion and upholstered footstool. Other furnishings include a coffee table with matching side table with driftwood lamp, an armchair positioned at one of the windows, a Sony Smart TV, DVD player and a selection of DVD's

    Games Room
    Housed within the same separate outside building as the utility, the games room is up a small flight of stairs and features a two-seater sofa, a 50" Sony TV, Playstation 3 console (with lots of games) and a pool / air hockey table
  • Kitchen & Dining
    Positioned on the first floor down two steps that lead from the dining room, the amply equipped kitchen has a built-in fridge and freezer, dishwasher, electric fan oven, gas hob, Nespresso machine, blender, microwave, toaster, kettle and portable radio.
    A range of cookware, utensils, crockery and glasses are provided. The kitchen accesses the rear courtyard where there’s a round table with parasol and 6 chairs as well as a Weber charcoal bbq

    *A separate building off the courtyard houses the utility room where there's a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as sink

    Dining Area
    The dining room is open plan with the living room and is furnished with an extendable dining table and 6 chairs as well as two sideboards containing a selection of DVD’s puzzles and games. Shelves house a variety of curios, ornaments and cookery books
  • Bedrooms
    *All beds in the home's bedrooms are of superior quality with the Master Bedroom being furnished with a king size Harrison Spinks mattress and the remaining bedrooms featuring Hypnos mattresses (all made for Feather & Black)

    Master Bedroom
    Positioned on the top floor, the wonderful penthouse-style master suite is furnished with a large king size bed. Floor to ceiling glass sliding doors open out to a balcony which has a glass balustrade and a bench so guests can take in those panoramic sea and harbour views any time of the day or night. The room also features a smart TV, fully tiled en-suite bathroom with large walk-in rainfall shower, wash basin & WC

    Bedroom Two
    Situated on the ground floor, this twin room features fabulous bay and harbour views and is furnished with two single beds. Other furnishings include a bedside table with drawers, bedside lamps, a wardrobe, oak bench, mirror and deckchair

    Bedroom Three
    Also on the ground floor, this beautiful bedroom is furnished with a double bed, two bedside tables with lamps, a mirror and bench. French doors lead out to the lower rear courtyard.
    *A hairdryer is provided
  • Bathrooms
    Bathroom One
    The large ground floor family bathroom / wet room is fully tiled and features a walk-in Grohe shower with rainfall attachment, heated towel rail, mirror, cabinet, hand basin and WC.

    *An additional WC and hand basin can be found in the separate cloakroom next to the main bathroom

    Bathroom Two
    The fully tiled en-suite to the Master Bedroom features a large walk-in Grohe shower with rainfall attachment, hand basin, heated towel rail, mirror, cabinet and WC
  • Outside
    The pretty ground floor walled courtyard garden is accessed via the outside steps or from the third bedroom. Furnished with a bistro table and chairs, it's a lovely spot for enjoying your morning coffee. A separate building houses a cloakroom with WC as well as the utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and fridge and leads upstairs to the games room where a 50” TV, PS3 (with a variety of games) and a pool / air hockey table provides a great set up for kids (and adults) to enjoy. A second terrace (accessed via the kitchen) is furnished with an outdoor dining table, chairs and parasol and a charcoal barbecue, and one more level up is the top tier patio.
    The outside areas are enclosed.
  • Parking
    This property has a large garage with roller shutter door. Guests who require additional parking should be able to find free, unrestricted space in the residential roads behind the property however this can't be guaranteed especially during busier months. The closest long stay car park is about a 10 minute walk away at Breakwater Car Park.

    Breakwater Car Park - 0.4miles / 8 minute walk - long stay, local charges apply
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    Brixham Central Car Park – 0.2 miles / 4 minute - short stay, local charges apply
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    Oxen Cove Car Park - 0.4 miles / 8 minute walk - long stay, local charges apply
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    Freshwater Car Park – 0.6 mile / 13 minute walk - long stay, local charges apply
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Good Housekeeping Bond
We ask our guests for a £150 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no claim. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this.

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Welcome to Brixham

There’s a nostalgic feeling to Brixham holidays that makes them feel a world away from the daily grind; a friendliness from the locals who call the town home as well as a tangible connection to its seafaring past. This picturesque town perched quietly on Devon’s south coast is still a bustling fishing port, where clusters of colourful cottages in every shade of the rainbow seemingly tumble down the hill towards the harbour’s quay, with boats and trawlers offloading their daily hauls ready to be transformed into the local restaurants’ ‘catch of the day’.

More about Brixham


Family stay.

Stayed with my kids and their partners which relegated me to the twin bedroom at the front. Obviously meant for children with plastic under sheet on beds. Not a problem but the duvet was very small and due to the type of blind the room was always light either from natural or street lighting. Great location and view.

PETER, 19 Apr 2024

Hello Peter, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed the location and the view from the property. The twin room does have standard-sized singles but completely understand you'd rather be in the bigger beds! We would love to welcome you back sometime in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team.

Emily - Luxury Coastal - 19 Apr 2024

Absolutely Fantastic

The house is brilliantly located and has the most wonderful views, especially from the master bedroom. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Brixham. Very clean, well-equipped and warm (it was January). The games room was a nice feature. The owners replied promptly to any queries and were very friendly. We had a great time and I would happily recommend this house.

Guest, 13 Feb 2024

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed the wonderful views and found the property well equipped and clean for your stay. We would be lucky to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Chloe-The Luxury Coastal Team - 13 Feb 2024

Lovely Place to Stay

A very nice place to stay whilst visiting the area. The house is a triple split level with two bedrooms, wet room and toilet on the ground floor with access via a patio door to outside steps leading up to the patio, the games room and, eventually the garage. The outside steps are quite steep with no handrail along the first couple of flights. The steps can be quite.slippery when wet. Back inside and up the internal stairs takes you to the kitchen and the very comfortable lounge and dining area which has some magnificent views over the harbour. The kitchen is very well appointed but a bit cramped when four people are all in at the same time, so Derek and I chose to stay out at all times and look after the wine bottles in the lounge. Continuing up stairs from the lounge is the master bedroom which has full glass patio doors with a magnificent panoramic vista over the harbour and miles beyond. We watched the numerous fire works going off as our visit coincided with bonfire night. Through the patio doors is a small balcony which would be loverly to sit out during a a balmy summer evening with a glass or two of your favourite amber nectar. There is also a separate shower room and toilet located on this floor. The beds are extremely comfortable and encouraged a lazy lay in. There is access through the kitchen to the outside steps which lead up to the patio games room and eventually to the garage. There are lights along the steps which are operated from the kitchen. Access to the front door is up a short but steep set of steps and the road is extremely narrow and care needs to be taken. Once luggage has been dropped off the car can be driven back up the hill to the road at the rear.where the garage is located and walked to either by the rear steps or by walking round, which we chose to do. When we arrived we had no idea where the garage was located as this isn't clear on the promotional blurb but I think another postcode or map should be shown or offered. When we arrived we found that the owners had left a couple of gifts to welcome us to the house which were very much appreciated. This is a loverly house in a great location but a certain level of physical fitness is required if intending to walk into town and back. It is definitely not suitable for the infirm or wheelchair users as there is no access for such. I would highly recommend this place for anyone wishing to stay in and explore the Brixham area

Roy, 11 Jan 2024

Thank you Roy for taking the time to leave a review and for your kind words. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed Brixham and took the job of guarding the wine bottles very seriously! Thank you too for your feedback about the directions for the garage which future guests will find is attached to their Arrival Letter emails. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again one day. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team.

Mary - Luxury Coastal - 11 Jan 2024

Christmas 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas break in this beautiful cottage. Everything was just right - and the owner's directions to find the garage were extremely useful. All the extra touches were much appreciated - the Christmas decorations and the welcome hamper especially. Even the seals came out to play in the harbour and we spotted dolphins (porpoises?) off Berry Head - just magical!

Guest, 05 Jan 2024

Hi Kathleen, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. It is so wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Captain's Cottage and everything was just right for you. We do hope to welcome you to stay with us again in the future. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 05 Jan 2024

Wow factor

I’m lost for words, this place is amazing. Amazing clean, nothing to want for! Lovely welcome package on arrival! Absolutely everything you need! Every inch of the place is done to a high standard! I wanted to pick it up and bring the whole place back with me, no Infact I would like to move there permanently! Thank you to the owners and thank you to Luxury Coastal who was all very helpful See you next year!

Nicola, 05 Dec 2023

Hi Nicola, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay at The Captain's Cottage. We have passed on your kind words to the owners and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team.

Mary - Luxury Coastal - 05 Dec 2023

Great place to stay in Brixham

We had a wonderful week in Captains Cottage. Every little detail was thought through, from a well provisioned kitchen to the blankets to snuggle up in and enjoy the stunning harbour view from the living room and master bedroom. Would recommend staying here!

Stacey, 12 Nov 2023

Hello Stacey, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful week and enjoyed the stunning view from the property. It is great to hear you would recommend the property and we would love for you to return! Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team.

Emily - Luxury Coastal - 12 Nov 2023

Lovely House

A beautiful house very close to Brixham centre. Really well equipped for self catering with fantastic views, comfortable beds and very convenient location. All in all we really enjoyed our stay although the steep setting means it may not be ideal for everyone. We travelled with a baby and struggled with the steep steps up to the garage as well as down into the town centre.

Emily, 08 Oct 2023

Hi Emily, thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes, the Luxury Coastal team

Fionnuala-Luxury Coastal - 08 Oct 2023

Lovely house, great views

You are likely to be fitter by the end of your stay! You can’t avoid series of steep flights of steps everywhere in Brixham. Obvious when you look at how it has developed on the two steep hillsides around the harbour. The steps from the garage are steep. You need to be fairly physically active/mobile to feel comfortable with this, especially making repeated trips up and down when loading/unloading your stuff. Just a warning to those less able! The house is well designed, has a lovely sunny aspect and fantastic views. Lots of interesting things to see/do in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Janet, 01 Jul 2023

Hi Janet, Thank you for leaving a review on your stay at The Captain's Cottage. We are so pleased to hear the house was lovely and you enjoyed the fantastic views. We do hope to welcome you to stay with us again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 01 Jul 2023

What a Cottage!

Full credit to the owners for creating such a wonderful holiday home. It really has everything you could want in a self catering property coupled with being comfortable and clean. The views over the town and harbour are wonderful from the master bedroom roof terrace, especially the sunsets with a glass of wine in hand! As Luxury Coastal comment you do have to be comfortable with lots of external steps due to the location on the hillside. The garage being 40+ steps above the house! Also there are some pretty steep steps down into the town, some worse than others. We really enjoyed our week at Captain's Cottage and made full use of many local restaurants all of which we found to be good. A good base for exploring Devon from.

Guest, 19 Jun 2023

Hi Hugh, Thankyou for taking the time to make a review on your stay at The Captains Cottage. We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful stay, with lovely views over the town and harbour and it was a great space to see the sunset with a glass of wine on the roof terrace. Its also really nice to hear you made use of the local restaurants which were lovely too. We hope to welcome you back to one of our properties again in the future. Kind Regards Luxury Coastal

Katie - The Luxury Coastal Team - 19 Jun 2023

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