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Sealark Cottage - self-catering holiday cottage

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This former Coastguard cottage has uninterrupted sea views, and plenty of parking.
Front of Sealark Cottage showing old Coastguard Insignia on blue downpipe.
Breakwater Beach just a few minutes away. Skim stones, walk the breakwater or enjoy the Bistro.
1 of 18This former Coastguard cottage has uninterrupted sea views, and plenty of parking.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Fantastic 2-bedroomed former coastguard cottage with uninterrupted sea views and parking - ideal for couples, families or dive / walking parties. Last minute deals sometimes available. Rocky beach and summer-opening open-air seawater pool in front of the cottage, ensure a fabulous holiday for all, whether you just want to sit on the deck and admire the views, or plan a more active holiday. This is a surprisingly spacious, centrally-heated property with wi-fi and freeview / DVD. It has a large utility area, which can be used for dogs or for storing diving gear / bicycles etc. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement but, for the benefit of other guests, are not permitted in the main body of the house. There is a secure garden which has glorious flowers for most of the year and ample parking ...Fantastic 2-bedroomed former coastguard cottage with uninterrupted sea views and parking - ideal for couples, families or dive / walking parties. Last minute deals sometimes available. Rocky beach and summer-opening open-air seawater pool in front of the cottage, ensure a fabulous holiday for all, whether you just want to sit on the deck and admire the views, or plan a more active holiday. This is a surprisingly spacious, centrally-heated property with wi-fi and freeview / DVD. It has a large utility area, which can be used for dogs or for storing diving gear / bicycles etc. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement but, for the benefit of other guests, are not permitted in the main body of the house. There is a secure garden which has glorious flowers for most of the year and ample parking (a luxury in Brixham) for two cars, with further parking / boat parking available on request. It has a downstairs toilet, and is a level walk into town (again a luxury in Brixham) or the nearby bus stop, so is suitable for people with some mobility restrictions. The main double bedroom has sea views across Torbay towards Torquay - even from its walk-in wardrobe! There is a twin bedroom next door and a travel cot and high chair are available on request. There is a door at the bottom of the stairs to limit adventurous toddlers during the day. The newly renovated bathroom has a bath, with over-bath power shower and glass shower screen, plus a huge touch-sensitive mirror with day/ white light options. Sealark Cottage is on the South West Coastal Path, and is a short walk to Berry Head Country Park - an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its Napoleonic Fort, Converted Guardhouse Tea Rooms, breeding ground for guillemots (the Brixham Penguin), and unusual lighthouse - the highest, shortest and deepest in Britain. It is a great place to walk the dog or just get a breath of fresh air. On the way is Berry Head Hotel with bar and restaurant, spectacular views, and indoor heated pool that non-residents can use. There is also a range of entertainment there from Jazz nights to a boules court. In front of Sealark Cottage, just above the seawater pool is Shoals Restaurant, where you can pop in for an ice cream, chips or coffee, or stay longer for amazing freshly-caught fish. If you walk towards town, you pass the pebbly beach at the Breakwater (ideal for skimming stones) and Breakwater Bistro which does good value food with fantastic views. Pass the Marina, a number of specialist shops (including ice cream shop!), Prince William bar and Restaurant and the heritage fishing fleet. Brixham itself is a picturesque historical fishing village, where William of Orange landed in 1688, and boasts a variety of award-winning restaurants and attractions, from Brixham museum at Bolton Cross, to its fish market, to cocktail bars. However active you want to be, there is something to suit everyone nearby - from various water sports eg diving, boating, water-skiing, paddle-boarding; to bowls and golf, from lazing on a beach at Broadsands or by the open-air pool at Shoalstone, to having fish and chips or an ice cream and watching the world go by! Regular ferries (or buses) are available to Paignton, Torquay and Dartmouth, with cruises to see wildlife, the geopark or go fishing. Take the steam train to Kingswear, visit Agatha Christie's Greenway House and National Trust's Coleton Fishacre or just relax and enjoy yourself! If you wish to travel further afield, Dartmoor, Exeter and Plymouth are all just under an hour away, and Cornwall with more amazing beaches and Eden Project just beyond. (Free linen and towels provided on request. No smoking inside property. Pets by prior arrangement) More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Katy H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
Interaction with guests
Normally, we will arrange to give you the keys and, if you want, give a tour of the house including where things can be found, suggest places to visit and are contactable throughout your stay to answer any queries. There are many tourist information leaflets, an information booklet with handy hints and a guest book which includes recommendations from other guests. With COVID, keys are left in a key-safe and the guest book has been removed, but advice and information is available from the Heard family, or in leaflets that are changed every week.
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Reviewed 3 November 2019

Absolutely stunning views across Torbay from rear of cottage. Brilliant walks from the door. Berry Head area amazing. Coast path in both directions easily accessed. The walk into Brixham flat and easy. Just 10 minutes to restaurants. Seals and porpoise in the bay. Cottage comfortable...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank wendy j
Excursion554460, VR Owner at Sealark Cottage - self-catering holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2020

Wendy, thank you so much for the great review, showing that it is possible to have a fantatsic holiday at sealark Cottage - whatever the weather! We hope to see you again, and hopefully the sun will shine this time!

Reviewed 24 August 2019

Phenomenal! Spectacular sea views we saw the seals as we were washing the pots out of the kitchen window! Waking up to a sea view is wonderful. The cottage is cosy, clean and the beds are comfy. The gate at the bottom of the garden...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank 863loveholidays
Excursion554460, VR Owner at Sealark Cottage - self-catering holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2019

Thank you so much for this fabulous review - you've said it all, and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 7 March 2019 via mobile

My simple advice to anyone looking at this Cottage to potentially book is if you decide not to it’s a huge mistake, you will not find a more peaceful, comfortable, easy and convenient located Cottage with simply the most stunning and far reaching views that...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank NaturesGreatest
Excursion554460, VR Owner at Sealark Cottage - self-catering holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2019

Oh thank you for such a fantastic review, and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, including the porpoises and seals that we laid on specially! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 28 November 2018

This Cottage is situated in a lovely location within 15 minutes of the busy harbour of Brixham. The cottage has superb views towards Torquay and a local salt water swimming pool. Other attractions also include the lovely Berryhead Hotel, which provides: Fine dinning, Indoor Plunge...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Nigel P
Excursion554460, VR Owner at Sealark Cottage - self-catering holiday cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Dear Nigel, thank you so much for your positive review, and so glad you enjoyed your stay, despite the weather! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous holiday we've just had, made extra special by the weather - we have been so lucky. Spent a great deal of our time sat out on the decking with amazing sea views & the lido a couple if minutes away. Lovely welcome...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Stephen M
Management response:Responded 1 August 2018

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Sealark Cottage. It does have fantastic panoramic views over the Bay, which means you can just sit on the decking, relax and enjoy yourself. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Great sea views across the bay from the property. Lovely walks on the sea-front. Central heating made this spacious place cosy even in January. Wifi is a plus. Friendly communication & co-operation from the owner. People in the area also friendly. We plan to stay...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Lee C
Management response:Responded 2 April 2018

I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Sealark Cottage - it is one of the few properties in Brixham with a level walk along the sea-front into town. We can't always guarantee the weather, but we can always guarantee a warm and friendly...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018

Conveniently located close to Berry Head this cottage is also within 5/10 mins walking distance to Brixham harbour which has a good choice of pubs and restaurants (we particularly liked the Rockfish restaurant). Also a short drive to places like Totnes and Dartmouth and close...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Haydn D
Management response:Responded 13 March 2018

Thanks Haydn for the perfect review, and so glad that you enjoyed your stay. There is plenty to see and do from the cottage, whether people have a car or not, and yes the central heating makes all the difference when there is a strong...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

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Date of stay: November 2017
Management response:Responded 5 December 2017

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2017
Management response:Responded 5 December 2017

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

A beautiful Coastguard's cottage on the edge of a Brixham harbour. What more could you want? This lovely two bedrooms house feels homely and welcoming with all modern conveniences a family or couple could want. Daily walks into Brixham are easily managed and daily dips...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Janice W
Management response:Responded 7 August 2017

Dear Janice, I am so pleased that you have a lovely holiday at Sealark Cottage. as you say, there are plenty of fantastic eateries nearby - the closest being 'Shoals on the Lido' - a very short walk away, with fantastic sea views.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dryer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Nearby Golf Courses - Churston (3miles away), Torquay Golf Cub (11 miles away), Dartmouth Golf and country Club (9 miles + ferry) Cayman Golf (3 miles away) Elberry Pitch and Putt (4 miles) Crazy Golf - Paignton Sea Front (5 miles) Barton Ski Slope (12 miles) Goodrington Water Park (5 miles) Clennon Velo Park - level cycle track - (5 miles), hire a boat - Brixham 1 mile.
Getting around
Being on the level, the easiest way to see the sights of Brixham from Sealark Cottage is to walk. However the local bus stops a short distance down the road taking you direct to Brixham town centre at approx quarter to every hour, and via a slightly longer route at quarter past every hour. It does a circular route so you can just sit on the bus and tour Brixham. Stagecoach do a variety of tickets eg dayrider which covers most of the local buses. Additional buses run on the summer. In the Town Centre are buses which connect to most tourist attractions across the Bay, and further afield eg Plymouth, but most holiday makers will take the ferry to Paignton, Torquay or Dartmouth to give a more relaxed viewpoint.
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Sealark Cottage - self-catering holiday cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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