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Home From Home Luxury Apartment With Far Reaching Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 En-suite Bedrooms, Separate Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge With Sea Views

Overlooking the harbour on Over gang steps, Seldom Seen is one of Brixham's oldest properties. This ground floor Apartment is a converted fisherman's cottage with 2 en-suite bedrooms with a third separate toilet. It is situated less than 2 minutes' walk from the harbour side. It has been decorated and furnished to a high standard and makes a very comfortable holiday home from home. The property overlooks the fish quay and outer harbour and has far reaching sea views.

This cosy apartment is only a few minutes walk to the shops, beaches, marina and is in an ideal location to explore Torbay and South Hams beautiful surrounding coast and countryside!

A Free Parking Permit will be included for stays of 1 week or more between the months of April and September. Parking permit allows parking for free in all Torbay Council Car Parks saving you lots of money! (Subject to the Terms and Conditions stated by Torbay council). The car park is approximately 5 minutes walk away, additionally, there is on road parking approximately 3 minutes walk away on Furzeham Green.

Facilities include:

• FREE WI-FI available

• Dishwasher

• Tumble dryer

• Washing machine

• 40 inch HD Free view TV

• Now TV Box (with streaming Sky Movies)

• IPod Radio Docking Station

Well behaved Dogs are welcome for a small charge.

More Details

Rachel Dooley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Rachel Dooley

Mark and Rachel are the owners of Bon Bon Confectionery shop on the harbour since 2011.

Rachel runs the shop and Mark works from home.

Rachel Dooley purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Rachel Dooley chose Brixham

Having spent several happy holidays in Brixham we made the choice to move here in 2011. Since moving here we wanted to purchase a property to allow other people to enjoy the charming benefits that Brixham has to offer.

What makes this apartment unique

Seldom Seen is a very old property built in the early 1800s. It has a hugh fireplace and lots of space. The front door has a porthole window that allows you even more views over the outer harbour. The apartment feels like home from home and is extremely cosy.


Brixham Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , located in hall off lounge
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off Main Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Off twin room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Both with en-suite bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Home From Home Luxury Apartment With Far Reaching Sea Views
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Great place, clean and well equipt

  • 5 of 5

The only criticism I have is that although the apartment is a ground level apartment, you have to climb 40+ steps or a ramp and 10+ steps to get to it. For me this was a problem as I had 2 people with me who struggled with steps. One could not carry anything and the other carried up with difficulty.

The description is technically correct so I cannot fault it but it made me into think we could just walk in off the street.

Everything else was great. Rachel was really helpful, the place was really comfortable and I would certainly return on my own should I ever get the opportunity.

There was a bonus when we stayed as it was the Lantern Parade and fireworks weekend and, as the apartment is right in town, we had an enjoyable evening watching all of the festivities from the steps.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very Modern, comfortable and clean

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 Nights here, 5 minute walk to the sea front where all the restaurants / Bars are to be found. The Beds and Linen were of the highest quality and very comfortable. 2 newly refurbished modern style bathrooms. Kitchen was well appointed. The House being all on one level was different for Brixham but made the stay more sociable with those of us there.

Rachel & Mark were very helpful in suggesting places to eat and things to do. I will definitely be staying again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely, really well-equipped property which is close to the harbour, cafes, pubs + restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying in 'Seldom Seen'. The beds were lovely + comfortable, the bath huge + the property was really well-equipped. As dog owners the nearby park was a godsend + the little Fishcombe cove was a treat to visit. Many places were dog-friendly which makes us keen to visit the area again.

There are many lovely places to visit nearby, from National Trust to towns like Totnes + the beautiful Dartmouth. We enjoyed the steam railway + using the ferries at Dartmouth + only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at seldom seen for a week really wish we had booked for two ,really comfortable apartment home from home everything you need on the doorstep . Will defiantly return next year .

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We really loved having you to stay and it was so kind of you to leave such a lovely review. I hope we meet in the not so distant future.
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Fantastic flat in great location with everything you'll need provided...

  • 5 of 5

I am not one to write reviews but I make an exception when I come across something particularly deserving. This is a great flat at a great price. The owner Rachel was very helpful in getting us orientated and giving us local tips. I had my two young children with me so it was important to me that the flat was secure and clean. The flat was this and much more, the bedding was fresh and the beds very comfortable. The flat has been recently decorated to a high standard and it is tasteful and everything you need is right there in the apartment waiting for you; From knives and forks to fun games to play with the children (plus a welcome pack of fudge and biscuits, but don't tell my kids this as they will be annoyed they didn't get any!). The lounge is large and the fireplace is great for a cosy night in. The balcony has a lovely eating area, it's a delightful little space from which to watch the busy port with a glass of wine in the evening. The bathrooms are beautifully appointed and very clean with fast, hot running water. I will definitely be recommending to friends and returning if I get another opportunity. Very clearly deserving of the five stars I have given it.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for your wonderful review. It is really very kind of you. I enjoyed meeting yourselves and your lovely children. I do hope we meet again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Seldom Seen - and we will be back again next year. The apartment has everything you need to make your holiday as comfortable as possible as it is so well appointed.

Comfort is Rachel & Mark's aim and they don't disappoint with their individual touches as fudge,biscuits and all the makings of a welcome cup of tea on your arrival.

Where the the apartment is situated is central so everywhere is with in walking distance and the steps work off any Devon cream teas!!!

This accommodation is so exceptionally clean and comfortable what else could you wish for?

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your second visit. I do hope you return to us again this year and enjoy our new improvements. We think it is even more fabulous now!
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sprat and Mackrel on the Harbour
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Brixham Harbour
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Rockfish Restaurant on the Harbour
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Torquay Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Breakwater Beach
Car: not necessary

Brixham is a quaint fishing town and with colourful houses lining the harbour. It has many cafés, bars, shops and restaurants, including the fish restaurants serving the daily fresh local fish. While fishing is Brixham's main industry, it is also able to provide plenty for the tourist , with plenty of food shops such as the Brixham Deli and the West country Deli, cafés such as Millie & Me, and bar's such as the Old Market House on the harbour. The harbour has a great continental feel, especially in the summer, when you can sit outside and enjoy fish which has been caught that very morning.

The Golden Hind replica sits in the inner harbour and combined with the 500 berth marina and Breakwater, make Brixham a boat lovers paradise. You can learn about the town's maritime history in the Heritage Museum or simply watch the numerous boats coming and going. Brixham has one of the largest working fishing ports in the country, adding to the nautical activity.

There is much more to see and do in Brixham, including the seawater swimming pool at Shoal stone, woodland walks at Churston, and the Napoleonic Fort and Country Park at Berry Head. This nature reserve forms part of the South West Coast Path with stunning views along the coastline.

Brixham has an annual Pirate Festival on the first bank holiday in May. Brixfest (Brixham Heritage Festival) is at the end of May with many attractions including fireworks, Brixham Steam Rally in August and finally Fishstock held in early September is a one day festival to celebrate food and music and everything about fish and fishing.

Torbay has a warm climate and award winning beaches and fantastic walks for you to enjoy.

South Devon is the perfect place for any holiday. Offering both activities and relaxation. It is suitable for cosy couples or family fun, the South coast simply has it all.

Surrounded by many pretty villages like Cockington near Torquay, beautiful beaches such as Blackpool Sands near Dartmouth, breath taking cliffs such as Berry head and Sharkham point and rolling moors of Dartmoor to name but a few attractions it's no wonder South Devon has earned the title as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Whatever your age and whatever the weather South Devon is the perfect place for a truly memorable holiday. The towns of Torbay, Dartmouth,Teignbridge and The South Hams provide an excellent base for you to explore and discover South Devon and enjoy the sights and attractions, stunning walks and scenery, amazing local food and drink and blue flag beaches that you'll find on offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $14

20% deposit on booking and remaining 80% to be paid 6 weeks or more beforehand

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.