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The Mizzen

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7 Nights See prices

  • £328  to  £770

Availability View full calendar

Short Breaks From

  • £82 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £ Enquire
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    2 + 1

  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children

    Please
    Enquire

  • WiFi

    Yes

  • Dogs

    Sorry
    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Access

    Stairs

  • Waterside Location

About The Mizzen

The Mizzen is a magical little home-from-home in the heart of the historic and picturesque fishing town of Brixham. Tucked away on a peaceful, traffic-free lane overlooking the harbour, the comfortable and cosy cottage is within a short walk of all the restaurants and amenities of the town. The Mizzen's crowning glory is its spectacular location: the cottage commands breath-taking views over the harbour and sea. The cottage is laid out in an 'upside down' fashion with the open plan living, dining and kitchen space located on the upper floor to take full advantage of the panoramic views through the full width window. The snuggly L-shaped sofa is perfectly placed for watching the fishing vessels come and go and the seals (and sometimes even dolphins) frolicking in the bay. Downstairs the cosy bedroom has a wonderfully comfortable king size bed as well as a single bed, and also enjoys beautiful sea views.

The Mizzen started life as a sail loft where fishermen would mend their nets before heading back out onto the wind-swept seas to secure their catch (for those with an interest in nautical trivia: "the mizzen" is the term for the sail behind a ship's mainsail). It was then converted into a fisherman's cottage before being further transformed into the charming home it is today.

Brixham and the wider area of Torbay and South Devon is a wonderful base for a holiday. There really is something for (almost) everyone here: beautiful walking, fine houses and gardens to visit, interesting and picturesque towns and villages, and of course lots of delicious food. A few of my personal favourite outings and excursions in the area include:
- A trip on the steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth
- A ferry ride to visit Agatha Christie's house at Greenway
- Walking on the cliffs of the South Hams
- The cosy tea rooms of Dartmouth and Kingswear
-A ride on the English Riviera Wheel - a 100 foot high ferris wheel in Torquay's Pavilion Gardens
-Brixham's own Rockfish restaurant - amazing fish and unlimited chips, all with a stunning view of the harbour.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Poppy Wellby joined Independent Cottages in April 2022


Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

The Mizzen is an immaculately presented and utterly romantic picture postcard cottage, decorated with a deft touch and filled with light and art.

Downstairs:

  • Cosy bedroom with lovely views over the sea. King-sized bed and additional single bed (which can also be used as a sofa/divan). Bedroom contains wardrobe, chest of drawers and additional clothes hanging and storage area.
  • Shower room and WC with a bathroom cabinet and additional storage.

Upstairs:

  • Light and airy living area has panoramic views over the fishing harbour and sea. The snuggly L-shaped sofa is perfectly placed for watching the fishing vessels come and go and the seals (and sometimes even dolphins) frolicking in the bay. There is also a Smart TV, DVD player and stereo.
  • Kitchen/dining area with oven, hob, fridge and dining table with seating for four people.

Outside: There is no parking but guests can order a virtual parking permit online from the Torbay government website at a cost of about £35 per week. These permits are valid for all of the 32 Torbay council pay and display car parks in the wider Torbay area including the four in Brixham. There is also free and convenient on-street parking available on the surrounding roads.

Additional information: The price includes linen, towels, electricity, WiFi and heating. Due to the steep internal stairs, the property is not suitable for children under five years or guests with mobility issues. Brixham is a hilly town, and the cottage is situated on a fairly steep hill with quite a lot of steps up from the harbour area. The majority of car parking places are however above the cottage, so you'll also get to enjoy some nice descents! There are also plentiful cheap taxis available in Brixham that can drop you at the top of the steps and save you the walk if needed.

The Mizzen Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Wed, 1st Jun 2022 - Thu, 30th Jun 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £406 | 4 nights: £464 | 5 nights: £522 | 6 nights: £551

7 Nights
£580

3 Nights
£406


Fri, 1st Jul 2022 - Sun, 31st Jul 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £469 | 4 nights: £536 | 5 nights: £603 | 6 nights: £636

7 Nights
£670

3 Nights
£469


Mon, 1st Aug 2022 - Wed, 31st Aug 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £539 | 4 nights: £616 | 5 nights: £693 | 6 nights: £731

7 Nights
£770

3 Nights
£539


Thu, 1st Sep 2022 - Fri, 30th Sep 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £357 | 4 nights: £408 | 5 nights: £459 | 6 nights: £484

7 Nights
£510

3 Nights
£357


Sat, 1st Oct 2022 - Mon, 31st Oct 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £280 | 4 nights: £320 | 5 nights: £360 | 6 nights: £380

7 Nights
£400

3 Nights
£280


Tue, 20th Dec 2022 - Tue, 3rd Jan 2023
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £389 | 4 nights: £444 | 5 nights: £500 | 6 nights: £528

7 Nights
£556

3 Nights
£389

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 + 1 in 1 bedroom (1 King + single)
Children:
Enquire with owner
Dogs/Pets:
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Accessibility:
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Smoking:
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Flexible
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7971 480059 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Poppy Wellby
Member Since April 2022

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