This elegant house boasts superior harbour and sea views from almost every room in the house.
Bedroom three is home to this fabulous king-size bed, en suite and spectacular sea views, which can be enjoyed from your small balcony seating area. What a great spot to enjoy the morning paper.
The Foxes Cove is bright and welcoming. Wait until you step inside!
Please note the key safe is located down 4 stone steps to the left-hand side of the property.
The sitting-room offers comfy seating to sit back and really soak up the view.
Another cosy seating option in the sitting-room.
The kitchen and dining areas on the lower ground floor also treat you to some of the most breathtaking views.
Step out of the kitchen, down a few steps, and onto your enclosed decked area.
The sitting-room is a lovely place to cuddle up in after a full day of adventure.
The sitting-room offers oodles of space and stunning sea views.
Simply wow!
What an inviting spot to snuggle up and watch the world go by.
Even the first floor cloakroom has a sea view!
Venture down to the lower ground floor, and step into this rather spacious kitchen.
Feasting like kings at this spacious dining-table whilst planning tomorrow's adventures. Perfect!
For the chillier evenings, pop on the wood-burner effect electric stove for that instant feeling of warmth and cosiness.
The lower ground floor kitchen and dining area also provide a comfy seating area. Soaking up the views with a good book is just the ticket.
Watching the world sail by, whatever the time of year, is a real pleasure from this fabulous cosy vantage point.
Step out of the lower ground floor snug area, down the steps and you will feel so close to the water, you could reach out and touch it.
Bedroom one is home to a super inviting king-size bed. Perfect for those lazy mornings in bed, soaking up the incredible views.
Good morning Brixham!
Anyone for an early morning dip to awaken the senses.
Bedroom two on the first floor can be made up as a twin room or as a super-king size bed.
Bedroom two is such a charming room.
Lovely pieces and touches throughout this property.
The family bathroom is on the first floor.
Bedroom three is on the second floor. Possibly boasting the best views in the house!
Bedroom three has incredible harbour views.
Step out onto your balcony from bedroom two, and breathe in the fresh sea air.
En suite shower-room to bedroom three.
Bedroom three also has a walk-in wardrobe. Perfect for those who like to come equipped for all weathers.
Special touches can be enjoyed throughout this lovingly refurbished house.
Looking out across the water in the direction of Torquay, Exmouth and the Jurassic coastline beyond. You can see for miles and miles on a clear day.
The Golden Hind floats proudly in bustling Brixham harbour.
The historic Battery Gardens provide the perfect spot for a picnic.
One of the many coves which surround you. Churston Cove can be accessed via foot, through a small woodland area. Once there you feel like you have found paradise.
Brixham harbour is home to an array of watercraft.
Brixham harbour is home to many award-winning restaurants, which are complemented further by numerous wine bars, cocktail bars, and cute and welcoming cafes and beach huts.
The welcoming harbourside.
A delightful stroll around the harbour will find you at the Blue Flag Breakwater Beach, which is home to a fabulous beachside cafe and restaurant.
The open-air sea water pool at Shoalstone always provides a great day out for all the family. You can almost see The Foxes Cove in the far left corner of this image.
The Royal Naval port of Dartmouth is only a short car drive away, and most certainly worth a day out.
Dawlish Warren is a great seaside town, providing sandy beaches and numerous seaside attractions. A splendid day out for both young and old, and it's only 30 minutes away by car.
The stunning coastal town of Shaldon is also only a short drive away. Another superb day out for all, as Shaldon is home to a sandy beach, numerous eateries, botanical gardens and even a small zoo.
Slightly further afield, Exmouth provides another great hotspot to explore and enjoy.
Numerous sandy beaches and miles of stunning coastline are at your disposal. Enjoy!
Welcome to The Foxes Cove and all its delights.

The Foxes Cove

4830

Brixham / Sleeps 6 + cot

Book or Reserve Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from £1018

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Queen's Arms Brixham (¼ mile)

A 'simple back street boozer' with traditional values, real ale and live music. This welcoming pub won the South Devon CAMRA pub of the year award for 2014, so if you like real ale it is well worth a visit!

Nearest beach

Churston Cove (½ mile)

This pretty little cove is made up of shingle and rocks and reached by a steep woodland path. It's an idyllic spot surrounded by wooded hillsides and cliffs with views towards the harbour. Parking is half a mile away along Fishcombe Road near Brixham. Dogs are allowed year round however there are no facilities.

Nearest walk

Berry Head National Nature Reserve Walk (¾ mile)

A gentle stroll of just over a mile and a half. The reserve offers visitors the chance to explore two Napoleonic war forts and see Britain's highest and smallest lighthouse. Follow the description attached from the South West Coast Path National Trail and enjoy. Care should be taken with dogs and children as there's some high cliffs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Great cafe

Although it was pouring with rain the day we went it was still a great walk and the fantastic cream tea in the cafe made up for the terrible weather.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Lovely walk with cafe and great views!

We loved this walk from Brixham. It was suitable for elderly family and a toddler with a pushchair if you use the car park. Views are wonderful and there is also a lovely walk back to Brixham through the woods and the coastal path if you can manage the steps and terrain.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Excellent to walk here, great views

Good cafe when you arrive, great views nice day out.

Nearest town

Brixham (¼ mile)

A classic English harbour town with pastel coloured fishermen’s cottages clinging to the hill in crooked rows. There’s a swanky marina complete with restaurants and bars, a choice of beaches and a saltwater outdoor swimming pool. The beautiful coastline here can be explored either by foot on the coast paths or by taking a trip on the ‘Brixham Belle’, which sails to Dartmouth, Paignton and Torquay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Brixham

Lovely harbour town with selection of shops and places to eat. Great bar on the beach at breakwater ,10 min walk from town , , fantastic to go to late afternoon to have a drink and soak up the sun


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Quaint, friendly place with lots to do locally

We loved Brixham, lots of boat trips, walks, swimming, soft play centre for kids and will be back!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2015

Brixham

Good choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes, which mostly all allow well behaved dogs into their properties, should the weather not be that fine to sit outdoors. Local good coastal walks from Brixham, and excellent ferry crossings to the other Torbay town destinations. Working harbour and marina, which provides excellent seafood choice for whole of Brixham eateries.

Also nearby

Greenway (3 ¼ miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Well worth a visit

Best place we visited


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Greenway

Former house of Agatha Christie


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Dartmouth (4 ½ miles)

Historically, Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a port used in the crusades of 1147 and 1190. Dominated by Britannia Royal Naval College, it has two fortified castles protecting the mouth of the River Dart. There are many historical buildings, a cobbled market place, shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants and delicatessens. National Trust Gardens, the South West Coast Path and clean beaches are nearby.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Dartmouth

We were staying in Brixham and decided to book tickets on the boat to Dartmouth .the boat crossing was fine , lasted about 80 mins. Dartmouth is a beautiful location with some great shops and eateries .well worth a visit!
We got the steam train back to Paignton which was a good experience and then the bus back to Brixham .Alternatively the drive to Dartmouth is short and you can get on the car ferry across the river


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

Dartmouth boat trip.

We loved Dartmouth. Use the park and ride bus down into the town, much easier than trying to park.
The one hour boat trip was very informative and we saw Seals.
Take the car ferry across the river and enjoy the scenery on the route back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Brilliant

So much to do. Beautiful harbour. Good shopping, great eateries. Lots of boating/kayaking opportunities.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Dartmouth

A bustling town with good shopping and art galleries and other galleries. If you want to park in Dartmouth town centre you will have to get there early or there is Park & Ride at the top of the town.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

Dartmouth

Stunning location and very picturesque


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

A nice vibe

A bustling town with many good restaurants, some good shopping and a growing reputation for art galleries. Try tapas at Browns Hotel.

Berry Head National Nature Reserve (¾ mile)

A haven for rare and threatened species, Berry Head is home to one of the largest colonies of Guillemots on England's south coast. The Visitor Centre lets you watch them on CCTV and there are also many other migrant birds that come to the reserve.

The limestone peninsular, which forms the southern arm of Tor Bay, is home to two Napoleonic-era forts as well as gardens rich with wild flowers from May to August and caves that house horseshoe bats.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Lovely walk

Even on an overcast and windy day, an interesting walk. Good visitor centre.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2012

Berry Head Nature Reserve

As well as being an area of special scientific interest ( SSI ) the reserve has recently undergone an upgrading by the reserve management and now has excellent explanatory boards to make your visit more rewarding. There is also a superb cafe on the headland.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Top Spot

Napoleonic buildings, rare rock roses and orchids, plus a bird hide and cameras to record the very special Guillemots that nest on the cliffs. There is a new visitor centre opened in 2009, a cafe and parking. It has just received 1.8 million pounds of funding to make this a top place to visit.

- J Ridd

Coleton Fishacre (3 ¾ miles)

A fine example of Arts and Crafts style architecture, with lovely Art Deco interiors. The gardens cling to the valley sides and feature a rare collection of exotic plants. An events listing is available on their Website for both the house and gardens.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Good day out

Beautiful garden. Lovely lunch.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2014

We walked to this property from Dartmouth which was a lovely quiet stroll along empty Devon lanes rewarded by a fascinating house with interesting period pieces and historical commentary followed by beautiful gardens with plentiful spots to sit and enjoy all the different styles and views within. For those wanting a snack the tea-room provided a good choice of quality foods served in either courtyard or an airy cafe. The walk back to Dartmouth can be by the same route or take in the Daymark and WW2 relics and SW coastal path if you are feeling more energetic


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2011

Walking Bliss - if you're up for it!

We park near this property and rather than visit the house, take to the coastal path. You have a choice of directions, towards Brixham or Kingswear. It's not for flip-flops, buggies, small children or the infirm; you need good stout boots and ankle support but the walk and views are breathtaking. I wouldn't recommend it in very slippery weather, unless you stop when you get to the cliff, but if, like me, you enjoy feeling the weather in your face to feel alive then this is great. Hard core steep in parts.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Beautiful garden - don't miss it

Fantastic garden walk with sea view at the end.

Berry Head Hotel Bar and Restaurant (¾ mile)

In a superb setting with great views out to sea. The fish is supplied from the picturesque fishing port of Brixham, just a short walk away along the coast.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Berry Hotel. Restaurant.

We had lunch here .nice staff.good food. Not cheap but reasonable.the location made up for the cost.
Nice atmosphere.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2012

Berry Head Hotel

Good food in a great location - wet or sunny (we've had both)


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2012

Simply the best location in Brixham to sit overlooking the sea, a drink in hand and watch the sun set.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

Well worth a visit

The Berry Head Hotel not only has a great bar, wonderful views, a friendly atmosphere and a first class restaurant, it also boasts an indoor pool. Well worth a visit.

Articles | From around the area

Places to Go

Best beaches in Devon