- Property code: DANECR
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
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 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 front garden. Kitchen with built-in electric oven, gas hob, undercounter fridge, undercounter 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, rasberry canes and even an apple tree (do help yourself to the delicious rasberries and apples!).
Parking on the driveway for 2 cars.
- Included: Bed linen and towels – guests are required to provide their own beach/dog towels. Gas barbeque. Electricity and mains gas central heating. Cot and high chair available upon request.
- Internet and Telephone: Landline telephone available with honesty box. Wi-Fi available free of charge. Mobile reception good. 4G available dependent on network.
- Pets: Up to two well behaved dogs welcome. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
- Local Facilities:
Nearest pub: The Queen’s Head – 300 yards away (no hills!)
Nearest beach – (Fishermans Cove) 0.2 miles.
Nearest shops: CostCo and few other small shops can be found just a few hundred yards away from the property and a larger selection can be found in Brixham town centre - 0.6 miles.
Nearest restaurant: (Rockfish) 0.5 miles.
Nesrest farmshop: Churston Farm Shop – five minutes by car and excellent for local produce.
We had a lovely time, really homely house