Breakfast Brixham, Devon
Cosy log fires, delicious homemade cake on arrival, a sublime setting… Beacon House is perfect in many ways, but relaxed and homely too
Perched above Brixham's bustling harbour (a scamper downhill for the sprightly) is this pretty Victorian villa and immaculate B&B. Here live Amanda, Nigel and Henry the springer spaniel, happily sharing garden, house and views. In 'Bay View' the bed is positioned so that you wake to the sun as it rises above the headland and shimmers across the bay… but every room is special and each gets the view. Torbay vistas compete with delicious breakfasts brought to small tables (Devon haddock; apricots stewed in tea and orange; local honey; Amanda's take on the old favourite, the 'Full Beacon'). Dartmouth is five miles, the coastal path a few steps.
Features Wheelchair access At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible. Limited mobility At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps. Children welcome Kids of all ages can stay. No smoking Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property. Credit cards Credit or debit card payment accepted. English spoken Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not. Air conditioning Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned. WiFi Wireless internet access available. Pets welcome Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets. Public transport Within 10 miles of a bus/train station. Working farm Or vineyard. Owner has pets Animals living on the property. Swimming pool On the premises. Bikes available On the premises to hire or borrow. Tennis court On the premises. Vegetarian meals Available on request. Licensed premises Alcohol may be served. Cash only Credit or debit card payment not accepted. Dogs welcome Dogs welcome in some public rooms. Handpumped ales Pub serves four or more handpumped ales. Wine list Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass. Food all day Food is served all day long. Babies welcome Cot may be provided.
Local points of interest from Nigel Makin:
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- Enjoy an evening meal in one of the many elevated retaurants overlooking this magical harbour. With the lights shimmering over the water and Brixham fresh fish on the menu, its definitely a "must do" when visiting this historic fishing port.
- The South West Coastal path is only yards away, enjoy either a gentle stroll around the harbour or for the more adventurous a 11 mile walk to Kingswear taking in some of the most stunning scenery on the South Coast. To return take a ferry trip to remember.
- History and heritage is in an abundance in Brixham. It benefits from some wonderful attractions to ensure you connect with this before you leave. Sir Francis Darkes' Golden Hind, the "Smugglers and Pirates" experience and Brixham Museum are all "must do's"
- Stroll down the steps from Beacon House, walk the historic harbour side, as the orange sun sets, walk the 1/2 mile length of the breakwater with its light house still welcoming many a returning trawler, return and enjoy a meal in the Breakwater Bistro...
- The Berry Head peninsula is part of the Global Geopark and is a 40 minutes walk away. It offers the most commanding views of the Devon coast, two Napoleonic forts, the UK's smallest light house, Guillemots basking in the cliff side and the Guardsman Cafe!
- Brixham is ideally placed to visit many other destinations populating the South Devon Coast. Within an hour you can be seduced by breathtaking Dartmoor, Salcombe with its picturesque estuary, Dartmouth and its naval college and the ever popular Torquay.