Puffin 4 - The Cove - an apartment that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
About Steven King
Brixham Holiday Homes are the Seaview specialists for Brixham - all of our properties have wonderful sea views. We offer a small selection of the finest hand picked holiday cottages and apartments in the pretty fishing port of Brixham, Devon. We have personally inspected and photographed every one and have in depth knowledge of them all and of Brixham and the surrounding area. So please feel free to ask any questions you may have. All of our properties feature stunning sea views. Quality bed linen & towels, wi-fi and utilities are included in our prices. We live and work in Brixham, know all of our properties well and are on hand to offer you true local service and assistance should you need it. We've helped more than 8,000 people enjoy their holidays in Brixham during the past 6 years.
Steven King purchased this Apartment in 0
Other than the main bedroom being a bit small and the barbecue being totally useless this property it excellent. The surrounding area was well maintained and the pool was nice and warm. The views are stunning and we had a great week.
A HIDDEN GEM
We have stayed at The Cove before so knew the area. PUFFIN 4 is just as lovely, a perfectly relaxing holiday with glorious views across Torbay with the birds singing in the background. Again we saw the Brixham resident seal several times but this time no porpoises. Sitting on the decking breathing in the fresh air with a constantly changing view of boats, planes etc is idyllic. The only thing we missed was the use of the gas bbq, this had seen far better days and previous users obviously thought it wasn't there responsibility to clean it after use. Steve from Brixham Holidays popped out to inspect it and thoroughly agreed it was beyond help, hopefully the next residents will benefit from a shiny new bbq.
Puffin 4 itself is perfectly contained for a base to explore the area, as well on miserable days to snuggle up and stare out of the doors.
Our only issues as such which is not the owners fault is the bedrooms are far too narrow so in the twin bedroom you have to step crab like between the beds. The double bedroom not big enough for anything else but a double bed and you would have to be under 8 stone to shimmy between the bed and the wall to get round it so if you sleep on the right your only hope is to roll over the bed and prey you don't have to clamber over your sleeping partner in the night.
As for Brixham Holidays they were brilliant.
Thank you for writing a review for Puffin 4 The Cove. Our apologies regarding the unusable BBQ, the owners have had a new one put in, all future guests need is sunshine. The apartments aren't massive that is true, but guests tend to feel the location and views makes up for it. I was once told by a guest 'well I didn't come on holiday to sit inside'. I am really pleased to hear you were pleased with the service you received from Steve we are a small team but living locally means we can attend to unexcepted issues quite quickly. We hope to see you again soon and it's great to know you would recommend us.
Fantastic seaview apartment
This is our second stay in puffin 4 this year. It’s a beautiful apartment with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The views are amazing, and a superb location, I am sure we will be back again.
Thank you for once again staying at Puffin 4, The Cove. We are glad you enjoyed another comfortable stay and we hope to see you again in the future.
A luxury short break with amazing views.
We stayed for a 3 night break, the main reason for booking this accommodation was that it seemed top end, with an excellent view, and away from the crowds as it was a treat for my wife's Birthday, and it met our expectations and more!
The apartment was really well equipped, and everything you might have needed for a self catering break was there, plus it was nice & clean, and felt cared for. The sofas were comfortable with amazing views of the bay and Torquay in the distance from whichever one you sat on. The bed was also comfy, and the duvet and cover were high quality, which aided a good night's sleep. There were sea views from the front bedroom, but those staying in the back wouldn't be as thrilled. The bathroom and shower were also very good, and the wifi was very reliable.
We only sat on the balcony once as the temperature cooled down during our stay, but it was laid out well with good seating and plenty of space, plus the bbq looked decent quality, though we didn't get around to using it. I could imagine on a hot day it would be amazing to just sit for hours taking in the view, though one point to note if you are a sun worshipper, it sets behind the complex so you wouldn't get the heat of the sun in the late afternoon or evening from the balcony or even the beach.
We knew Brixham town was fairly near but hadn't realised how close it was via the cliff top walk, and how easy it was to negociate it. Even at night with no street lights it was fairly easy to find our way back with torchlight and it felt very safe. In fact once we had parked the car on the Thursday outside the appartment we didn't need to use it again until we drove home on the Sunday. The beach below the complex was really good, with a small cafe if needed, and it was amazing seeing the local seals bob their heads out of the water close by as if to say hello to you.
Some reviews have mentioned the noisy entertainment complex to the back of the apartment. Okay, there was a bit of live music on the Friday evening, and it could be heard from Puffin 4, but it died down around 10.30pm and we didn't hear a peep for the rest of our stay.We were actually amazed how quiet the whole of 'The Cove was during our stay, though realise that late September isn't exactly peak time.
i should finally mention how accommodating the booking agent was in allowing us to stay until later on the check out day as nobody was staying for a few days after us - it really helped get the most of the weekend as we didn't have to rush that morning to pack and leave.
Thank you for writing such a detailed review of your stay at Puffin 4, The Cove. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at the apartment and we were pleased to be able to accommodate your request for a late check out, unfortunately this isn't always possible. Hope to see you again in the future.
Late September stay
A truly wonderful apartment with uninterrupted sea views from master bedroom, living room (from both sofas too!) and balcony. With 30 second walk to fishcombe cove and a 10 minute walk to brixham harbour.
We, as a young couple, could not recommend staying here enough and, if you’re reading this, really encourage you to do so. We’ll certainly be back!
Thank you for writing a review for Puffin 4, The Cove. I am delighted you loved the wonderful sea views from the apartment and balcony. There are some lovely places to visit, very close to the coastal path and coves as you say. We look froward to welcoming you back in the future.
The apartment had lovely views across the bay, always something to see.
There was everything we needed in the apartment, it was just a short walk into Brixham where we found some good food and pubs, we particularly liked Liberty.
The holiday park club adjacent served good food and had some entertainment at night.
Just down the path was an open air heated pool small but very clean.
Thank you for writing a review for Puffin 4, The Cove. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in the apartment and it lovely balcony views. The pool is very popular (seasonal opening) Glad you liked Brixham and Liberty's I have been told by guests the cake is fabulous. Thanks for the recommendation, hope to see you again in the future..
Puffin 4 - The Cove, is the first top floor, front row apartment on the site. Set in a peaceful location next to National Trust woodland, it's a 10 - 15 minute walk through the woods to picturesque Brixham Harbour with its many shops, cafes, restaurants & attractions. An hourly bus to Brixham Harbour, stops right outside the entrance.