Authentic thatched Devon Longhouse with furnished patio and private garden
Hearthstone East Cottage, Brixham is a chocolate-box-pretty thatched cottage with oak beams, leaded glass windows and a working fireplace. Quality antique furnishings and a richness and homely comfort to each room of this 16th century Devon Longhouse, including four well-appointed bedrooms and the open plan living room. Stone walls provide a backdrop to the modern well-equipped kitchen which includes a dishwasher and pine table and chairs. Upstairs there's a double ensuite bedroom, another double, two twin bedrooms and a family bathroom.
This spacious cottage has its own pretty garden with furnished patio and lawns for sitting out with drinks and listening to birdsong. There's even off-road parking – a must in Brixham.
Hearthstone East Cottage is in Higher Brixham, one mile from Brixham's pretty harbour, renowned fish restaurants and waterfront cafés. Visit the Heritage Museum for a taste of local life or stroll around the harbour watching the industrious fishing fleet. Take a cruise around the coast or hop on the WeFerry for a day in Paignton or Teignmouth. Breakwater Beach has Blue Flag waters for sunbathing and sandcastles and Shoalstone has its own saltwater pool. Alternatively, head to the quieter coves at Churston and Fishcombe. Golfers can enjoy a round of golf with coastal views at Churston Golf Course (two miles away) or walk the coastal path around Berry Head Nature Reserve.