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Brixham, Devon (Ref. 1072149)

Coast & Country Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x king-size with Jack-and-Jill access to the bathroom, 2 x second-floor double futon
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Second-floor snug
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front terrace with veranda, patio, pond and furniture
  • Rear garden with patio, raised terrace, furniture, firepit and barbecue
  • Guests are welcome to charge their electric car whilst staying at the property, however there is no EV charge point but an external plug socket
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome at a charge of £25 per dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.3 miles, beach 1.1 miles
  • Note: The king-size to the rear of the property is reached via the king-size on the other side of the Jack-and-Jill bathroom, please consider this when booking
  • Note: There are steps leading up to the property as well as several within the garden spaces, please take care
  • Note: The pond in the front garden is unfenced, please supervise children around this at all times
  • Note: The property is suitable for 8 adults maximum + 2 children.

The property

This quaint, detached house of Lauriston, which was originally the home of acclaimed author and poet Flora Thompson, who wrote Larkrise to Candleford, is set in the seaside in Brixham, Devon.

Lauriston is a perfect location for a family of eight's seaside break, being within reach of the South Devon AONB and a wealth of beaches.

When you arrive, park in one of the two off-road parking places before ascending the steps to this warm and inviting home-away-from-home.

Hang your belongings in the hallway before entering the sitting room, where the exposed stonework and woodburning fire provide a pleasant ambience, perfect for a movie night with the Smart TV.

A snug can be located across the hall, where you can relax in one of the leather armchairs with a good book; a second snug (or 5th bedroom) rests on the second floor, where you can relax and watch TV.

Continue to the kitchen/diner, which is full of charm and boasts a plethora of appliances, including a range cooker, satisfying any aspiring chef.

Enjoy your delicious dinner at the neighbouring dining table or take it out to one of the outdoor spots to dine alfresco.

A handy utility and cloakroom are located just off the kitchen/diner, for added convenience.

When it's time to retire for the night, make your way up the stairs to one of the four appealing bedrooms, the first of which is a king-size with views out to Brixham, while two others are king-sizes with Jack-and-Jill access to a bathroom offering a freestanding bath and a walk-in shower.

All of the bedrooms on this floor have plenty of character, whilst also hosting storage for your belongings.

On this floor, you'll also find a shower room where you can relax your muscles after a day packed with watersports.

Continue upstairs to another two bedrooms, both with a double futon bed and with Velux windows that flood the room with natural light and views across the rooftops towards All Saints Church and the sea beyond.

Make the most of the property's outside areas, which include a charming veranda and terrace with a bistro set and a pond in the front, and a raised terrace with a barbecue and fire pit in the back!

Get to know your surroundings by walking into the town's centre, where you'll find the Brixham Heritage Museum, the Golden Hind Museum Ship, and the Brixham Harbour, as well as a variety of friendly eateries and shops.  Spend some time on Berry Head, where anglers can take advantage of the fishing point, history buffs can visit the Berry Head Lighthouse, and walkers can wander down the South West Coastal Path and into the Berry Head National Nature Reserve; St Mary's Bay is a little further along the coast.  Travel a short distance to Churston Cove, where you'll find other beaches, such as Churston Cove and Elberry Cove, as well as a renowned golf course.

There's still plenty to see in the surrounding region, from the charming towns of Dartmouth and Paignton to the historic treasures of The Daymark and Kingswear Castle; you'll never be bored.

Choose Lauriston for a memorable holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Dartmouth 5 miles; Paignton 6 miles; Torquay 8 miles.

Brixham is a working fishing harbour located on the southern side of Torbay, the area known as The English Riviera, famed for its sunny mild climate all year round. The focal point of the harbour is a life size replica of The Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake’s ship. The prettiest part of Brixham has small cottages in hilly narrow winding lanes leading to the harbour where all the activity is centred. Home to Britain’s largest fishing fleet which regularly lands their catch in the harbour, Brixham fish market sells to major restaurants in the UK. Brixham is the ideal destination for a traditional holiday with many family attractions around Torbay including two Blue Flag beaches, Paignton Zoo and many regattas and maritime events throughout the year. There are a host of safe cycle trails in the area, the South West Coastal Path and some of the best golf courses in the region. A good mix of relaxation or action, to suit all ages, where you are never far from the sea.

Please note that one of the bedrooms is accessed through another bedroom and Jack n Jill bathroom or alternatively from the rear garden