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Winkle Cottage - Sea & Harbour Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 624 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Winkle cottage is an 1800's fisherman's cottage nestled into the Brixham hillside, looking out North over the bay toward Torquay and out to sea. The property has undergone an extensive restoration in 2017 and has been lovingly restored in a sympathetic manner, retaining a wealth of charm and character. The cottage boasts an abundance of original features, including exposed stone walls, 2 feature fireplaces and a fantastic sun terrace overlooking the harbour bowl and open ocean.

A 2 minute walk from the front door and you are quayside, with a plethora of traditional inns, cocktail bars, bistro's and restaurants. A short walk further and you are at the beach and sea water lido, with Berry Head Nature Reserve and St. Mary's Bay and secluded beach also within walking range.

Winkle cottage provides a fantastic base for daytime activities and evening entertainment, with many festivals and events bringing locals and tourists together to provide a fantastic atmosphere. Be sure to check 'what's on' when planning your holiday.

The cottage is equipped with the latest in Smart technology for comfort and peace of mind. Smart features include the Nest Thermostat, Nest Smoke & Carbon Monoxide alarms (x2), Nest front and rear night-time security cameras, 32" Samsung Smart TV (access to catch-up & Netflix/YouTube) and Nocs NS2 Smart Audio speakers. All bedrooms boast new pocket sprung mattresses, luxury bedding and hotel quality duvets and pillows.

Sun Terrace - Suntrap from mid-morning to late evening with views over the harbor and out to sea, large dining table to comfortably seat 6 people.

Living/Dining Room - Large, light and airy room with solid oak flooring throughout, feature fireplace, leather 3 seater sofa's, large window seat looking over the harbour and out to sea. 32" Samsung Smart TV. Oak dining table and 4 chairs.

Kitchen - Oak worktops and integrated appliances; fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, fan assisted oven and induction hob. Cookware, dinnerware and cutlery. Wall mounted fire extinguisher, fire blanket and first aid kit in case of emergency.

Master Bedroom - Spacious room with King sized bed and pocket sprung mattress, bedside tables, reading lamps and chest of draws. Laura Ashley chaise Longue to enjoy the amazing views over the harbour and out to sea. 24" Samsung TV.

2nd Bedroom - Good size room with a standard double bed and pocket sprung mattress, bedside tripod light, built-in chest of draws and cupboard.

3rd Bedroom - Good size room with standard single bed and pocket sprung mattress, bedside table and reading lamp.

Dressing Area - Communal dressing table, stool and mirror with hairdryer.

Bathroom - Large modern double shower room with w/c, wash hand basin, mirror and central heated towel rail.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018


Brixham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 624 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Double shower, w/c, basin and heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ample space for a cot (travel cot provided free of charge)
    Double Bedroom - 1 double , Good sized double room
    Single Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Good size single room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
No pets allowed.


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Winkle Cottage - Sea & Harbour Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful comfortable harbour cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage with fantastic sunrises and sunsets. Very comfortable lounge and bedrooms with an easy style throughout. Well considered holiday home in a fabulous location. Plenty to see and do and all from a great cottage that feels like a home from home. Would definitely recommend and revisit - Brixham has so much to offer from the engaging harbour to fantastic food and a beautical walks to coves and bays.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you... glad you enjoyed your holiday and our cottage! Kind regards, John and Hannah
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Fabulous house in a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 1 week in April. Proximity to Brixham harbour is fantastic. We enjoyed strolls down to the front and along the coast in both directions. House is well equipped and decorated well. It was lovely to sit on the front terrace with a glass of wine and watch the world go by. The house is in a very peaceful location despite the closeness to town. We can highly recommend Liberty’s cocktail bar for a Pina Colada or two and their cakes are fab too. We enjoyed a delicious meal at Shoals restaurant whilst watching seals in the water. A fantastic stay - thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming period cottage - stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This charming property which has been sympathetically restored, was clean, well maintained, had every convenience you could wish for in a home away from home.

All the shops, cafes, bars and harbour attractions were within a short walk and the atmosphere in Brixham was most welcoming.

We will be back and hope that Winkle cottage is available when we do, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you to the cottage again!
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Great Property & Location - Fabulous Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Property is in a great location, just a short walk from the shops, restaurants and the sea. From the terrace you can see right over the harbour which is stunning at night with all the lights. The decor is modern and done to a high standard, all our needs for a relaxing break were catered for. The property is child friendly so no issues if you have little ones running around. It was clean and well maintained, we would highly recommend this property and happily send our friends & family there. We had a fab holiday *

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen, glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again!
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We would definitely come back some other time!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a newly renovated lovely cottage at Brixham's hill at the harbor. You have great views from the house across the harbor and the whole town, even across the bay to Torquay. The house is well equipped and comfortable. We stayed with four people, which was ideal. You have all comfort with smart TV (2), Bluetooth speakers and good wifi. The beds are really comfy and the house has been tastefully decorated. All shops and restaurants are close by. Be aware though in Brixham you always have to walk up and down the hills. You can drive up to the house. The upper part of North View Road gets quite narrow between houses and parked cars. We almost got stuck with our SUV. Better just back up the short bit to the house and then park in the wider streets above like Mount Road. There are always some parking spaces there and they are free. We really liked the cottage and would definitely come back some other time.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Place Is Great!

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. It's a short walk to the town/harbour (albeit on some steep steps!) which contains lots of great restaurants and pubs. It has been very recently refurbished and contains everything you need right down to a beautiful bottle opener from harrods! It was more than we could have asked and was ideal for us as a family with 2 small children. Brixham itself is a lovely town with a proper fishing industry at its core. The stand out feature for me was the unpretentious, fresh flavoursome and fishy food. Would definitely visit winkle cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Eoin, glad you and the family had an enjoyable stay!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
New Quay Inn
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Churston Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
48 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Simply Fish
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Brixham Attractions

Visitors have flocked to the charming fishing town of Brixham for generations to soak up the laid back atmosphere and bask in the bustling central harbour which is the hub of this historical town. Combining tradition with the perfect tourist hotspot, Brixham offers a wealth of attractions, activities and eateries to holidaymakers of all ages.

Historical delights

There are plenty of things to do in Brixham, which is located at the southern point of South Devon’s beautiful bay. With a host of historical sites to visit, including the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship and the statue of William of Orange, there are also endless tales of smugglers and pirates that surround the area. Alternatively there are plenty of cafés and boutique shops waiting to be explored along charming streets, lined with colourful fisherman cottages and countless traditional pubs and eateries serving up the fresh catch of the day.

Outdoor adventure

Days out in Brixham can be taken up with plenty of maritime activity and it is highly recommended that visitors take a boat trip to experience the best views of the stunning surroundings whilst hearing about the historical nautical adventures that the town is famed for.

For those looking for outdoor pursuits, Brixham has a choice of many exhilarating coastal walks and cycle paths and no visit would be complete without a trip to the cliff-top Geo Park, which can access at nearby Berry Head, and experience breathtaking views out across South Devon’s beautiful bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $398.09

No Smoking
No Pets Allowed
Check-in is available anytime after 3pm on the day of arrival.
Checkout by 10am on day of departure
Refuse and recycling must be put out at the roadside on Thursday evenings (refer to the welcome pack for specific dates)
ONLY toilet paper can be flushed in the toilet, strictly no wet wipes, sanitary towels, etc... we have a saniflow macerator
Access - Flight of stairs to front door, flight of stairs to first floor
On-road parking and nearby council operated carpark (fee)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.