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high hopes, brixham

Sleeps 4
Central location
Sea Views
Dogs welcome

A secret gem! High Hopes is a Grade II listed sailors loft on one of the oldest streets in Brixham with a unique outdoor space and stunning harbour views.

As you open the gate set into the old stone wall of one of the most characterful streets in Brixham, you step through into what feels like a secret garden and are immediately captivated by the outstanding views from the unique outdoor space.


This wonderfully positioned cottage places you in the heart of the town with views of the inner harbour that stretch right round to the Breakwater and the colour washed cottages beyond. Stone steps lead you down to the entrance of this 2 bed property which is arranged over two levels. 

The bay window of the open plan lounge and kitchen/diner draws you in with waterside views of the Golden Hind so close you can almost reach out and touch the boats. You will feel like you have your own box at the theatre as you look out and enjoy the sounds of Brixham Town Band playing under the Old Fish Market in summer evenings, smell the gunpowder as the pirates re-enact a skirmish on board the Golden Hind during the annual Pirate Festival and stay warm whilst watching the beautiful fireworks and Brixham's Harbour of Lights being turned on for Lantern, Lights & 'Luminations.  

When the fresh sea air and morning sun beckons, watch the goings on in 'Fishtown' from the terraced garden which enjoys a feeling of seclusion. Brixham’s harbour and town centre is within very short walking distance and you will find the heritage site of Berry Head National Nature Reserve via the South West Coast Path, and ferry boats that take passengers the short journey across the bay to Torquay throughout the year. So park up the car and explore. For cosy days in you will find an HD TV complete with Freeview, BBC iPlayer and Netflix to keep all generations happy. There’s even a collection of books, games and jigsaws for those evenings that are about unwinding. 

After a day exploring the local delights and filling your lungs full of fresh sea air, the open plan lounge and kitchen/diner provides a great social space whether travelling as a family or with friends. 

Living Space

  • Located to the front of the property on the lower level

  • Bay window offering waterside views over the Golden Hind and across the harbour 

  • 3 seater and 2 seater leather sofas 

  • 32” HD TV with Amazon Fire Stick providing complimentary Netflix and On Demand TV channels

  • Integrated DVD player and DVDs

  • Books and jigsaws

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Area

  • Located on lower level

  • Fully fitted kitchen with ceramic hob, washer dryer, below counter fridge with freezer drawer and dishwasher

  • Full range of utensils and accessories provided including a microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere and a range of glassware and crockery

  • 6 seater dining table

Main Bedroom

  • Located at the front of the property on the upper level with stunning views of inner and outer harbour

  • King divan with storage underneath

  • Deluxe hotel pillows 

  • Wardrobe, chest of draws, two bedside tables, lamps and hairdryer

  • En-suite bathroom with toilet, basin and electric shower 

Bedroom 2

  • Located on the lower level

  • Two single Dorset wooden beds with pocket sprung mattress and luxury mattress toppers

  • Deluxe hotel pillows

  • Includes hanging rail, chest of draws and lamps


  • Located on the lower level

  • Bath with electric shower overhead, WC and wash basin 


  • Fully enclosed private terraced garden

  • Artificial grass lawn area

  • 4 gas burner BBQ and gas cylinder included

  • 4 seater rattan set with table, chairs, foot stools and cushions 

  • Garden is accessed via the upper level of the property and up 20 steps 


  • Travel cot and high chair

  • Ironing board and Iron

  • Hairdryer

  • Towels and linen provided

  • Washer dryer

  • Wi-Fi


  • Check in: 3pm Check out: 10am

  • 3 nights minimum stay

  • Dogs are permitted. Pet fee of £35 per pet applies.

  • No smoking or vaping permitted


Higher Street is very narrow and it is not possible to drive down the lane as far as where the gate to access the property is. It is possible to drive to within about 75 yards of the property where you can then unload on arrival before then parking up.


There are 20 steep steps that lead from the gate down to the entrance door of the property therefore High Hopes would not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties or unsupervised children.  Please contact us with any questions regarding access. 

There is no parking on Higher Street but free on street parking is available on neighbouring residential roads or alternatively Saltwater Escapes can arrange a parking permit for your stay which covers you for over 30 car parks in the area including Brixham's Long Stay car parks. Charges apply.

​The nearest Long Stay car park is Freshwater Car Park which is a 5 min walk from the cottage. You are able to leave your car here 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

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