The Mizzen

1 bedrooms:

Sleeps 3:

1 bathrooms:

0 Dogs:


  • Bathroom with walk in shower
  • Electric Convector Heating
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen and Towels Supplied
  • Romantic
  • Sea View
  • Short Breaks Available
  • Wi-Fi

At a Glance

The Mizzen is an immaculately presented, utterly romantic, picture postcard cottage, decorated and finished with a deft touch and filled with light and art. Majestic views of the harbour and Torbay can be enjoyed from the lounge and bedroom.
Tucked away in a traffic free lane just above Brixham’s outer harbour and fish market, The Mizzen is a converted sail loft that enjoys the most spectacular sea views from a full width panoramic window in the first floor lounge. The large ground floor bedroom also benefits from wonderful sea views. By the way, the word Mizzen is the nautical term for the sail behind the mainsail.

The Mizzen is laid out in an ‘upside down’ fashion with the open plan lounge / kitchen / diner and bathroom located on the upper floor in order to take full advantage of the panoramic views. The large bedroom with a king size bed and a single bed are to be found on the ground floor, which also enjoys good sea views.

The new owners have furnished and decorated this romantic cottage with a deft touch and it oozes charm and character from every corner. Nautical themed artwork and paintings, squishy sofas, woven cushions and colourful fabrics give this cottage a wonderful ‘home from home’ feel that’s a cut above the average.

As with all of our properties, quality bed linen & towels are included as well as wi-fi, and all utilities. There is also fully controllable electric heating to all areas.

Parking - This property does not come with a parking space. However, you can order a virtual parking permit online at a cost of approx. £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 4 in Brixham – very useful if you plan to travel around the area. Full details and a web link will be sent with your arrival information approx. 6 weeks before your holiday begins.
Free safe and convenient on street parking is also available in surrounding roads.

Short breaks of 2 nights or more are available all year.

NOTE: Due to the steep internal stairs, this property is not suitable for children under 5 years or guests with mobility issues. It is also situated on a hill with fairly steep steps up from the harbour area. There are, however, plentiful cheap taxies available in Brixham that can drop you at the top of the steps and save you the walk.

Damage Deposit - your card will be pre-authorised for a £100 security deposit when you pay your balance. This authorisation is released within 7 days of departure.
Enter through the front door on Overgang Steps

Carpeted hallway with stairs leading to first floor lounge in front of you and bedroom to the left.

Ground Floor Bedroom
Large window with views over the out harbour
Wicker armchair
Chest of drawers with hanging space
King size bed
Bedside tables with storage drawers and lamps
Single bed
Wooden chair
Large wall mounted mirror
Curtained hanging space
Carpeted throughout
Electric wall radiator
Hair dryer

Stairs to first floor: lounge / kitchen / diner & bathroom

Open plan lounge kitchen diner
Wood laminate flooring
Kitchen with range of cupboards & shelves.
Electric fan oven and electric hob
Electric kettle, toaster and microwave
Full range of colourful crockery, cutlery & cooking pans and utensils
Stainless steel sink with mixer tap and draining board
Rear door to shared courtyard

Glass dining table & 4 chairs

Full width feature window with panoramic views over the outer harbour & Torbay

2 x 2 seater sofas with cushions
Wooden TV unit with Flat screen TV (not smart)
Nest of 3 glass tables with table lamp
Very large feature wall mirror with rope design edging made by the owners
Various pictures and artwork

Wood-paneled walls
Wash basin with cupboard under
Wall mounted cupboard
Glassdoor walk in shower cubical with electric shower, tiled walls


Verified Up Front Reviews
Great views and location overlooking Brixham Harbour. Perfect cottage for 2 persons. Hope to be back.
Verified Up Front Reviews
Fantastic views, lovely property and great location, as long as you can manage the steps. Disappointed there was no freezer
Excellent stay
Verified Up Front Reviews
This property is perfect for a couple. The views are stunning and you are kept fit walking up the 93 steps! Spotlessly clean with some special touches from the owner. It is well located for the town centre. Lots of places to eat - would recommend Rockfish (check out the specials of the day) and the Prince William. Hopefully we will return soon.
The Cosiest of Coastal Retreats!
Verified Up Front Reviews
This is the second time we've stayed here as we simply had to come back for more - and I'm certain it won't be the last. This really is such a quaint and cosy little terrace cottage which earns it money by being supremely comfortable, well equppied and with THE MOST GLORIOUS view from the enormous lounge window. The place is beautifully presented with simple lovely decor and complete with everything you'd need for little stay. Nice little kitchenette with crockery and pans and a very comfy corner sofa in which to sink with the amazing view - there's even a pair of decent binoculars provided to really enjoy yourself with. Great new smart TV which you can log into any of YOUR subscription services to which you may personally subscribe and a nice little stereo. The bedroom is very cosy again with a lovely bed ...although maybe there's been a bit of a cushion overload here!? The bathroom is tiny but the shower is hot and steady and everything was nice and clean. Central heating radiators also perform well and have no problem heating the tiny place to just the temp you desire. The only thing I would urge anyone considering a stay here is that it is not directly accessible from a road as it is on a small walkway. For the most part this only goes to make it even more quaint and twee but anyone who has difficulty walking very far WILL STRUGGLE. The steps up from the harbour, albeit only few minutes away, can be a little challenge. It's a lovely touch that there was tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and even a bottle of bubbles waiting for us when we arrived - all very welcome thanks! Throughout the whole place it really is presented to a very high level and it just goes to prove that the best things do come in small packages. This place is so very highly recommended and a real credit to the owners who obviously proudly care so very much for their cosy little coastal jewel and have successfully done everything they can to make sure any guest visiting loves it as much as they do! xXx
Great cottage
Verified Up Front Reviews
A lovely place to stay and we shall return. Would recommend as a great place for couples to relax and enjoy the harbour.
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Located on Overgang Steps, a traffic free lane just above the outer harbour. It’s just a 3 minute walk to the many shops, cafes and restaurants in the central harbour area. There are steep steps to reach this property and it is not recommended for anyone with mobility issues.
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