Meadow View is a delightful bungalow situated on a quiet road about a ten minute walk from the historic small town of Brixham in Devon. The property has two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other has two single beds. Should a family with three children want to stay at Meadow View, there is a trundle bed under one of the single beds which can be pulled out at night and pushed back under the bed during the daytime if necessary. We can also supply a travel cot for a baby.
The sitting room is very light and sunny with sliding doors onto a balcony with lovely views over the back garden and the fields. The kitchen and dining room are open plan with the same views as the sitting room. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob top, there is a good microwave oven, a frig and freezer, a dishwasher and in the small room leading off the dining room is the washing machine, together with the ironing board and iron. The spacious bathroom has an electric shower but no bath. There is a television in the sitting room and another small TV in the bedroom with the double bed. The house has gas central heating so anyone coming in the winter can be assured of not being cold! There is a pretty garden at the front of the house and off-road parking on the drive.
Brixham is a historic town with the main economy being fishing and tourism. On 5 November 1688 William Prince of Orange landed in Brixham and issued his famous declaration ‘The liberties of England and the Protestant religion I will maintain’. There is a statue of William of Orange on the quay side next to the replica of the famous ship The Golden Hind in which Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world. In 1866 there was a huge storm, still remembered in the town today, when a great number of the fishing boats were wrecked and over 100 lives lost. In 2000 a project was launched to renovate some of the old boats and today there are six heritage trawlers in the harbour which are used for trips around the Bay.
There are numerous cafes and restaurants in Brixham and many individual shops, especially in Middle Street. All Saints Church, also known as the Fishermen’s Church, is famous for Henry Francis Lyte, the vicar of All Saints Church, who wrote the hymn Abide with Me – probably the most sung hymn in any Brixham funeral! On Prince William quay is a sculpture, Man and Boy, of a fisherman and a boy with lines from the hymn engraved on the sculpture.
Fishcombe beach is in the Furzeham area of Brixham , commonly known as Fishtown, and is accessible through the Battery Gardens, so named for the gun batteries in the second world war and now a small museum , definitely worth a visit. As is the main museum in the town, next door to the Town Hall. Breakwater beach is the other side of the town, it is a rocky beach but good for swimming. Further along the road is Shoalstone beach which boasts a lido, very well used in summer, the pool is looked after by volunteers who are grateful for a donation to keep the pool working. Also in this area is Berry Head, a national and local nature reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with the remains of a Napoleonic fort. The views from Berry Head are breath taking, for people walking the south-west coast path or even just a gentle stroll will enjoy the Guardhouse Café on Berry Head.
If a sandy beach is wanted than you can’t do better than Broadsands beach. A long sandy beach with two cafes and an opportunity to take out kayaks, paddle boards etc. Broadsands is a very safe beach with two cafes serving drinks and snacks.. The beach is situated a couple of miles from Brixham.
Other attractions locally are Greenway House (National Trust) which was the home of Agatha Christie with its lovely views over the River Dart and, on the road to Kingswear is Coleton Fishacre, also National Trust, with its glorious gardens and views – the house of the D’Oyly Carte family of opera fame.
DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WISHING TO BOOK PROPERTIES IN THIS AREA, AND THE LACK OF PROFESSIONAL CLEANERS, WE HAVE HAD TO CHANGE OUR CHANGEOVER DAY TO A FRIDAY. WE ARE SORRY IF THIS IS INCONVENIENT BUT FOR THIS YEAR IT IS THE ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN ENSURE THAT YOU WILL HAvE A CLEAN .PROPERTY ON YOUR ARRIVAL.
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