Sailors Haunt is ideally positioned alongside the quay of the inner harbour a waterside location in the heart of historic Brixham, the gem of the Bay, and a fishing port with a rich maritime history.
This quaint fisherman’s cottage which is on three floors dates from the early 1800’s nestling at the harbours edge surrounded by colourful cottages that spill down to the harbour that is buzzing with activity. The cottage has been tastefully decorated and equipped to offer couples and small families everything necessary for the perfect self catering holiday retreat, sleeping for up to four people.
The private parking bay on the harbour which is view and on the same side of the cottage allows you to safely leave your car and explore the area on foot as the local beaches and attractions are all within easy walking distance.
There is plenty to keep children entertained, the replica of the Golden Hind sailed by Sir Francis Drake moored in the harbour, several safe beaches as well as a fresh seawater swimming pool, which is refilled daily with each high tide and the perfect place to explore rock pools to catch crab. A visit to the lifeboat station is always a must do while in Brixham.
The harbour itself offers the excitement of a working fishing port and is also the place to book your seat on a boat trip across Torbay or to neighbouring Dartmouth. Or you can stroll around the maze of narrow streets winding up from the quayside to see the quaint colourful cottages and get a birds eye view the harbour, marina and Torbay.
For the ramblers a walk up to Berry Head is rewarded with stunning views and exhilarating clifftop walks. You can also join the South Devon Coastal Path stretching along the coastal edge path or wander around the Napoleonic Fort at the Berry Head Country Park National Nature Reserve.
In the evening, Brixham’s harbour is lit with coloured lights, which reflect across the water. The many bars and restaurants come to life, offering a wide range of dishes including the day’s catch of fish and shell food.
Other attractions nearby include: at Churston - an 18 hole Golf Course, Go-Kart Track and the Railway Station, where you can catch the Steam Train to Kingswear; at Paignton - a Water Park and Zoo; at Babbacombe - a Model Village and Cliff Railway to the beach. The area also boasts a wealth of National Trust properties including Greenway House, near Dartmouth the former holiday home of the the famous author Dame Agatha Christie.
The area is full of charm and packed with attractions and activities for people of all ages. Your only problem will be deciding what to do first.