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The harbour is 3 minutes walk away!
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The harbour is 3 minutes walk away!
Great outdoor space Chance for a quiet read
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Very good
82 reviews
The harbour is 3 minutes walk away!
Great outdoor space
Chance for a quiet read
Everything you need
2 minute walk to harbour
A favourite Brixham pastime
Golden Hind just down the road
Fantastic fish
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Brixham, English Riviera, Devon, England

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Val R
1 review
“Seabird Cottage a fishermans cottage, comfortable with lots of nice touches”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

A lovely 2 bedroomed cottage with lots of quirky touches and attention to detail. Very clean with nice bedding and towels. The enclosed terrace area up the steps (about 10) was ok but the steps hadn't been cleaned and needed a good brushing as was full of dirt and dead leaves. Cottage in close proximity to the harbour and town. Turn left from cottage for a couple of yards down the street then turn right to go down the "broad steps" about 15. Turn left and this brings you towards the quay and harbour. The cottage is situated in a very narrow street so extra care needed with a large car as after unloading you need to carry on down the street to negotiate a turn around to go back up past the cottage and either find somewhere to park on the street free or drive to one of the public car parks. A week's permit costs £33, 3 day permit £20. These can be obtained from the tourist information desk located in the shop Hob Nobs down by the harbour. We got a permit as the streets for free parking were mainly located up steep hills. Overall we were pleased with the cottage and our stay in Brixham, although I would not recommend the cottage for the elderly/infirm or very young children, mainly due to the steep winding staircase with no landing area at the top and the steps to the terrace. A bonus also is that the cottage is dog friendly.

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Management Response
Jul 31, 2014
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and thank you for your honest review.
The points you raise are mentioned in our advertising so guests can be aware of the issues, prior to booking. Some of the points are incumbent of Brixham and mainly part of the charm. We do make it aware in our pre-arrival handout about the parking issues but will explain in the advert more clearly that the streets are very steep.
A point we have made previously is that families - old and young - have lived, and been raised, in these cottages for decades, even centuries
We do apologise about the outside steps we do suffer from 'debris' from neighbouring trees and Seagulls' nesting, we will ensure our housekeeper pays particular attention to this detail in future.
Thank you again for highlighting these points
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SeasideBo...
Bournemouth
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Lovely and Quirky”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Five nights stayed here, very enjoyable break for myself, husband and my mother.
Lovely cottage, full of character, and in an ideal location. We even got use to the quirky stairs. Would love to stay again.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jul 13, 2014
Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Pleased you liked the 'quirkiness' of the cottage especially the 'Brixham Stairs'!!!! Love to see you again
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Emma P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Will definitely return!”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Had a lovely time in Brixham - the cottage is very well presented, decorated to a high standard, very clean and has everything you need. Great location and a very dog friendly place. We will definitely return in the future.

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2014
Thank you for you review so glad you enjoyed our cottage and the Brixham experience
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Christine...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great holiday”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The cottage is very tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean. Kitchen is fully equipped and there is a lovely patio garden to sit in with a glass of wine in the afternoon..there is also an excellent shower. Location is also perfect,less than 5 minutes walk to the harbour and many restaurants. Parking was only a minor problem as we found spaces 10 minutes walk away. All in all the lovely premises and the whole location made it into a lovely holiday. We all agreed we would happily return in the future

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Parking
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2014
Pleased you enjoyed your stay in Seabird Cottage and it met your expectationa, thank you
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Running19...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Very handy for the centre of Brixham”
Reviewed May 19, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

A super cottage, very clean with everything you need for a stay in Brixham. Small critique stairs slightly dangerous steep with a twist and no hand rail, not good for small children. Would stay there again but hand rail required.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 21, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. The Traditional stairs are a feature of this type of property and are pointed out in the advertising pictures and Information booklet. They do need careful use but families have been brought up in these cottages for years. We looked at handrails but they caused more restriction than the help they achieved. Will still look at other solutions to managing this issue without detracting from the character of the cottage.
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Billyboo1
Bristol
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely break”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

3 nights spent in the cottage - relaxing break for myself, husband & 8 month old baby

Location excellent & local pub a few doors away, cottage clean & everything you need -

Owner went out of his way to reply to all messages & queries

Def recommend this lovely cottage to anyone

Thank you for a great break - plus the weather made to extra special

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Management Response
Apr 19, 2014
Thank you so glad you enjoyed your stay.

David & Clare
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J0sephine...
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect base to explore the south coast”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This cosy cottage was ideal for our trip to Devon, where we went off exploring the south coast. The cottage is gorgeous, very homely and in an ideal location to walk into the town centre or to the local pub 'The Manor', which we really enjoyed. Would highly recommend Seabird Cottage.

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Liked best: The decor
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Apr 16, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments pleasing to know that guests can enjoy the same experiences we love.
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