Danecroft, a delightful 1920’s semi-detached house, traditionally and comfortably furnished is located on the outskirts of Brixham, with off road-parking for two cars. There’s a beautifully tended sunny rear garden which is mostly lawn but guests can also help themselves to the herbs, rhubarb, raspberries and apples if staying in the appropriate season. At the front of the house, there are far-reaching views to be enjoyed from the twin bedroom and single bedroom over allotments to the sea!
Less than a 5-minute walk from the doorstep will lead to the small shingle beach of Fishcombe Cove, from where guests can enjoy lots of rock pools or just have a drink in the café (please note this café is seasonal). From here one can join the famous South West Coast path and enjoy the stunning scenery that comes with being in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A 10-minute walk (or a short bus ride) in the other direction will lead guests to the centre of Brixham, which is located on the southern tip of Torbay, or The English Riviera as it is better known. The busy fishing town has one of the largest fleets of trawlers in the country and is made up of narrow little streets that wind their way down to the bustling harbour where all of the activity takes place. There are plenty of traditional shops showcasing locally made souvenirs, crafts and foods. One can even take a dip in Shoalstone pool, an outdoor seawater lido, one of only a few left in the country.
Those looking to entertain the family can head to Paignton, home to a selection of attractions including the very popular Paignton Zoo, the Paignton to Dartmouth Steam Railway and Splashdown waterpark. There are also two beautiful national trust properties only a short drive away, Coleton Fishacre with its Arts and Crafts style house and 24 acres of landscaped gardens; and the delightful Greenway House and Gardens, the holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.
Ground floor: front door to the porch and original stained-glass door to entrance hallway with stairs to first floor. Sitting room with feature fireplace (please note, just decorative and not a working fireplace), two sofas, armchair, TV with Blu-ray DVD player and feature bay window overlooking the front garden. Kitchen with built-in electric oven, gas hob, under counter fridge, under counter freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave breakfast table with seating for 4. Door to cloakroom with WC and basin. Dining room with piano, table and seating for 5 and door to garden room with chairs and views over rear garden.
First floor: landing with doors to all rooms. Bedroom 1 with 4ft 6 double bed and lovely views over the rear garden and Brixham beyond. Bedroom 2 with 2 x 3ft single beds and bay window enjoying views over the front garden, allotments and sea in the distance. Bedroom 3 with 3ft single bed and views over front garden, allotments and sea in the distance. Large family bathroom with WC, basin, bath, walk-in shower (with hand-held attachment) and heated towel rail.
To the front of the property there is a level lawn garden (not enclosed) with planted borders and driveway. To the rear, there is a generous-sized fully-enclosed level garden, partly laid to lawn with planted borders with two patio areas, perfect for alfresco dining. To the far end of the garden, there is a further seating area and either side of the path is filled with fuschia, roses, lavender, clematis, honeysuckle, raspberry canes and even an apple tree (do help yourself to the delicious raspberries and apples!).
Parking on the driveway for 2 cars.
Brixham is a beautiful harbourside town on the South Devon coast on the English Riviera. Brixham has a rich maritime history and a full-size replica of the Golden Hind can be found in the Inner Harbour. A short walk further on takes you to the Brixham Battery Heritage Centre with magnificent panoramic views across the bay or find out more at the Brixham Heritage Museum.
There are regular ferry trips to Paignton and Torquay or you can book a wildlife sea-fari or a fishing trip. The area is great for learning to sail which can be done at the Torbay Sea School or crew the 78-foot heritage sailing ketch for a morning, afternoon or evening sailing trip. There are a number of festivals throughout the year including the popular Pirate Festival which attracts thousands of visitors. For relaxation, it is hard to beat Breakwater Beach, an award-winning Blue Flag beach close to the mouth of the harbour.