“We all loved Brixham and Mermaid Cottage was the perfect base for our family during our stay”
We had never been to Brixham before but had heard that there was lots to do and see in the town and in particular, the surrounding area. As it turned out, we parked the car in the nearby car park on the Thursday and didn't get back in it until we left the following Friday - some feat for a family six, with three very active boys aged 6, 8 and 10 and a daughter of 13 ! Everything we wanted was on the doorstep of Mermaid Cottage; with its stunning views of Torbay, Brixham Harbour and Berry Head, the cottage provided great family accommodation (pristine, good size and all the "home from home" facilities, equipment and utensils) and an excellent location from which to enjoy the delights of this fabulous holiday resort and fishing town. The centre and Quayside is only a five minute walk away, past the Marina and fish market (fresh fish sold daily) and is well served by a local Co op and Tesco's, a well stocked Deli, Fish & Chip shops, chemist, opticians etc, etc - we didn't need to visit a supermarket. During our stay there always seemed to be something going on about the place - Pirates running around the replica Golden Hind which is moored there, stalls doing face painting or selling arts and crafts, a choir singing and always kids (and parents) casting their crab lines into the water in the hope of catching a "whopper ". The Old Market House pub/restaurant can also be found on the Quayside and does great local beers and good food with a very reasonable kids menu. The Ghost Walk starts on the Quay and the kids thoroughly enjoyed "Deadly Dave's" ghoulish tales of the murderous goings on in old Brixham Fishtown and Cowtown. However, the high point for us all was Breakwater Beach where we happily spent at least a couple of hours everyday - clean, gently shelving and life guard attended, with a kiosk serving ice creams and hot and cold drinks and the Breakwater Bistro (plus well maintained public toilets) less than a stone's throw away. We all loved it, especially the kids when the local harbour seal swam within 10 feet of them as they played in the sea !
We very much enjoyed our time at Mermaid Cottage and thought Brixham was a fantastic place for a family holiday - we'll definitely be back !!
Clean, with every thing you needed and an exceptional view of the Harbour, Torbay and Berry Head
The day it rained for a few hours
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