mrs thornton August 2023
This is a lovely property. Spotlessly clean and well equipped and tastefully furnished. Views of the harbour are amazing.
Dr Willmott August 2023
Within the first 30mins of being in the house, my teenage daughters asked whether we could come back next year! Everything was within a 5min walk and we found everyone very friendly and welcoming. There is a lot to do within a short travelling distance and many places in which to eat - special shoutout to "The Cow Shed".
mrs keating July 2023
A lovely house with beautiful views. Had everything you would need. Would definitely stay there again.
Mrs Gaberthueel June 2023
Great accommodation in Brixham perfectly located above the town with a great view over the harbour. The owners Judy and Richard get in contact with you and are available for help and information at any time ahead and during your stay. The accommodation is perfectly prepared for a great Holiday in the area, featuring hiking maps and recommendations for out and about as well as binoculars for the beautiful nature. A great plus is the private garage, big enough for a standard hatchback.
Mrs Treadwell April 2023
It would be hard not to love everything about this cottage!
Before arrival we had a friendly call from the owners with details for arrival, keys etc. We appreciated the tip-off to ignore sat nav for last part of the journey. Grateful for the garage as parking in Brixham would have been tricky without it. Take note of the garage length, given in the cottage details …. If it helps our VW Passatt estate, with tow bar, fitted exactly.
The cottage was immaculate, very comfortable and beautifully decorated (some lovely art work). It sleeps 4 but there was comfortable seating for 6 in the lounge. It’s worth trying out all seats as each one gives a slightly different view of the harbour including all the cottages on the other side, boats in the harbour and even the replica Golden Hind. The views from the lounge and main bedroom are panoramic .. every time we looked out we spotted something different to look at… wait till it’s dark and it all changes again!
Bedrooms were very comfortable and we slept so well with no traffic anywhere near the cottage! Bathrooms were lovely and powerful showers.
Draw full of games, a Brixham 500 piece jigsaw, DVDs, CDs and shelf full of books. We discovered the Backgammon and “How to Play book” so learned a new game.
We appreciated the welcome wine and milk and also the tea/coffee starter pack. Amused by all the lighthearted notes everywhere with instructions for heating, rubbish, shower etc. also detailed welcome/instruction folder.
As for Brixham, we loved it. The owner had provided laminated cards with details of short walks around Brixham (some just 1 mile walks) which we would love to have tried if we’d been their longer. Do take a tour of the Golden Hind replica and Greenway, National Trust property which was one of Agatha Christie’s home (not far out of Brixham). We also had a good night out at the theatre in Torquay. Tesco express and Coop were all within walking distance.
Comfortable, practical and wonderful location.
(We tried hard to think of something negative we could say and the closest we came was the egg cups were too big for our Aldi eggs!! But even then we turned the egg cup upside down and used the base instead!!!!)
Thank you Judy and Richard. That was a perfect holiday.
Mr Dorber August 2022
Harbour Watch is a lovely home from home with the most amazing views over Brixham harbour, perfect for watching harbour life. It is a great location for investigating the town and its restaurants, the coast and local area. The property is clean and comfortable and finished to a high standard and the owners have provided all the information you need to have a great break.
Mrs Webber August 2022
Well how do I sum up Harbour Watch? Fantastic, fabulous, extremely clean, comfortable and spacious with amazing views of Brixham Harbour. This was our first time in Brixham and we were not quite sure what to expect. Both Harbour View and the view over the harbour was amazing. We even got used to the noise from the seagulls which was not really that bad. Of course you would expect this being near the sea! Also after a week of walking up and down the fairly steep roads and steps, we felt so much fitter. The owners provide you with information about your accommodation and the area which was very useful. Everyone we met in Brixham was lovely and we particularly liked having walks around the harbour and going to the local shops. There was always something going on. May have been our first time in Brixham but not our last.
Mrs Cressey August 2022
Harbour Watch is a very well laid out thoughtful home, which makes the most of the fantastic views with an amazing picture window in the lounge area to watch the boats come and go with the binoculars. The cottage was very comfortable and had lots of helpful instructions and tips which made our stay even better. There are even hooks in the bathroom over the bath for extra wet gear - we didn't need to use, but such a thoughtful touch. The beds were comfy and in both bathrooms the showers were great. The garage was a massive bonus as parking in Brixham is at a premium. The cottage was spotlessly clean brilliant housekeeper and there was a lovely bottle of wine to welcome us along with some essentials which was very kind. The kitchen was very user friendly and everything we needed to cater for our family. Sitting out on the terrace in the evening was the icing on the cake - the views are incredible. The weather was glorious and we were out a lot but it was so lovely to return after a busy day to beautiful Harbour Watch. Thank you so much we will definitely be back.
Mrs Shepherd July 2022
A really tastefully decorated and superbly comfortable place in a great location.
Mrs Johnson July 2022
Lovely property with fantastic views with only a short walk to town.
Owners had thought of everything including my favourite wine! Lovely clear (and humorous) instructions for all appliances etc.
It is on three floors so you need to be okay with stairs. A real bonus to have a garage. We really enjoyed our holiday at Harbour Watch.
Mrs Turner July 2022
A perfect stay at Harbour Watch. The location is amazing, sit in the lounge and watch the activity of the Harbour.
Accommodation had all that we needed, furnished to a high standard, all very comfortable. We would highly recommend.
miss wain June 2022
Fully equipped, lovely views, spotlessly clean and well instructed on what's where and how things work a credit to the owners and those who work for them
Mr Douglas May 2022
Found cottage to be very comfortable ,& clean. Great location & view from window looking over harbour fantastic. Really enjoyed stay, & plenty of information given in the cottage about the area.
Mr James April 2022
Richard and Judy Morris were so helpful. The information about Brixham was the best we have had anywhere we have been .Had a great holiday
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're really glad you found the owners to be so helpful and we're sure they will be thrilled to read your comments. We're delighted you had such a great holiday and hope to welcome you back in the future.
Mrs Mackinnon-Ure April 2022
A comfortable cottage with exceptional views, the use of a garage, and central to Brixham, what more could you ask for. The bus service in Brixham is so good that we didn’t move the car once during our stay which was perfect. We were slightly too early to take advantage of boat trips but it didn’t stop us having a great time. Be aware that the steps up to the cottage are quite steep, if that is an issue. Overall very happy with our stay and would certainly recommend.
Mrs Preacher March 2022
We had a wonderful week at Harbour Watch, helped by the weather being exceptional ! We were extremely comfortable and well catered for. Our hosts provided a lot of very useful information . The view of the harbour and location of the property exceeded all of our expectations.
Mr PANNETT October 2021
Great property with stunning views over the Harbour its a brilliant location & only a short walk to Brixham harbour & town with all the shops & wonderful restaurants within easy reach. We had a great holiday at this lovely cottage.
Mrs Rudler October 2021
Lovely, well equipped cottage with fantastic harbour views in a fabulous location.
Miss Ingless September 2021
We were so very pleased with our rental, it was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, had everything you could ask for and that view WOW. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Brixham.
Mrs Bryers September 2021
A wonderful cottage, if you stay here you will not be disappointed
Mrs Say June 2021
This is an exceptional house in a wonderful location. We cannot praise it highly enough!
Mrs Cruickshank June 2021
Lovely apartment which exceeded expectations. Location couldn’t have been better and had a very valuable parking space although there was a knack to parking in the garage as the road is narrow. Overall very happy and would stay here again.
Mrs Briars May 2021
A perfect base for exploring Devon. Brixham itself is a lovely characterful fishing village. The house is lovely and the views spectacular. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend. The owners have thought of everything you might need and left lots of helpful information on the house and places to visit and eat out.
Mrs Lister April 2021
Amazing views of harbour, well situated. Cottage is finished to a high spec & well equipped. A home from home.
Mrs Ellisdon April 2021
Lovely cottage , lovely decor, great location with amazing views with shops & restaurants all nearby would highly recommend & definitely would love to go back there!
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