Area Guide to Brixham
Brixham is the smallest town along the beautiful English Riviera, the most Southerly of the three towns and centres around a harbour basin known to locals as the ‘Harbour Bowl’. Brixham is home to the world famous Brixham Fish Market which is now the largest fish market in England by value of fish sold. In 2017 this was in excess of £40,000,000. The town has seen significant investment in the last 10 years and the bustling Harbourside is now surrounded by a wide range of pubs, shops and restaurants to cater for everyone.
A Brief History of Brixham
The town is steeped in history from the landings of Prince William of Orange in 1688 to the Napoleonic Forts at Berry Head Country Park. It is said that Napoleon himself was captured in Brixham and kept in the cells in what is now The New Quay Inn, located just off the harbour side. Away from the harbour the oldest part of the town is known as Higher Brixham or ‘Cowtown’ which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when there were 39 recorded households, much of the town at this point made a living from farming.
Travel & Transport
Road - Accessed from the A380 ring road through Paignton onto the A3022 through Churston and into Brixham.
Boat - The Western lady ferry from Torquay to Brixham which has been running for nearly 70 years offers both a low and high season service which is both fast and picturesque.
Schools & Education
Brixham is just a short drive from the sought after Churston Ferrers Grammar School which is approximately 2 miles distant as well as having its own comprehensive secondary school - Brixham College. There are 4 primary schools in the town as well as the village primary at nearby Galmpton. South Devon College is also within easy reach with its ever expanding buildings, facilities and courses looking to gain University status in 2024.
Lifestyle & Entertainment
Green/Blue Spaces - The stunning South West Coast Path around Brixham offers you some of the most beautiful views of both our azure blue waters as well as the rolling countryside.Taking in the South Down hills, Berry Head Park around to the quiet coves of Fishcombe and Churston which are a very popular diving spot which is also home to a herd of grey seals.
For The Kids - One of the the most popular children activities is a spot of crabbing around the harbour. There is also Grenville House Adventure Centre where you can enjoy many water sports such as canoeing and kayaking.
Culture - Brixham is home to it’s own Theatre which produces many amateur productions as well as the Heritage Museum which is a dedication to the towns history. Something that is an absolute must when visiting Brixham is to take the morning tour of the World Famous Brixham Fish Market which runs from April through to October. Take a walk around the historic Napoleonic forts at Berry Head Country Park or the the museum at the Brixham Battery Heritage Centre which will tell you what a significant part Brixham played in the first and second world wars.
Dining/Nights Out - To name just a few wonderful eateries - Mitch Tonks' Rockfish is located on Brixham harbour directly linked to the fish market where you can enjoy the freshest seafood. There is also fantastic brunch place 'The Curious Kitchen' which has a sister restaurant 'More' which hosts regular tasting menus and evening supper clubs, the donuts and cakes are something special!! Up on Berry Head there is a cosy cafe with great food to award yourself with after a buffeting walk called the Guardhouse Cafe which also does great breakfast. There are lots of harbourside pubs, Liberty cocktail bar as well as Lytehouse wine bar to enjoy a pleasant evening in Brixham.
Sport - Brixham has great Rugby Club which caters for all ages, many local football teams, indoor and outdoor pool, being on the water their are various water sports including rowing, sailing, kayaking etc
Available properties in Brixham
Station Hill, Brixham
Guide Price £399,950
A characterful, double fronted Victorian property with sea views from the rear. The accommodation comprises living room, dining room, modern fitted kitchen, four double bedrooms, bathroom plus additional WC and 2nd floor balcony with sea views whilst outside to the rear there is a courtyard garden. The property is installed with uPVC double glazing and gas central heating. An internal viewing an absolute must to appreciate the size of accommodation on offer. No Chain.
Bolton Street, Brixham
Guide Price £215,000 - £225,000
**GUIDE PRICE £215,000 - £225,000** This well presented, mews style cottage is situated close to the town centre and has accommodated briefly comprising open plan lounge/diner, modern fitted kitchen with built-in appliances, two double bedrooms, bathroom/WC, whilst outside there is allocated parking for one car. The property is installed with double glazing and gas central heating and is available with no onward chain. The property is situated less than quarter of a mile walk from Brixham town centre where you can find a host of shops and facilities as well as the picturesque Brixham harbour. Primary and secondary schooling are within a third of a mile distant as is Brixham rugby club and the swimming pool. The main 12 bus service can be found in the town centre where (...)
Heritage Way, Brixham
Guide Price £575,000
Constructed by Bloor Homes in 2019, the property is presented to an exceptional standard throughout and an internal viewing is a must to appreciate the accommodation on offer. The internal accommodation comprises modern fitted kitchen/diner with built in appliances, utility room, office, WC and ground floor double bedroom with ensuite shower room. On the first floor there are 3 further double bedrooms with master having an ensuite shower room and balcony, spacious living room and a family bathroom. Outside the property has driveway parking for 2 cars leading up to the double garage and a large level rear garden with seating area. The property is situated on the Berry Head side of Brixham and is a short walk to the Napoleonic Forts at Berry Head Country Park as well as the stunning (...)
Guide Price £575,000
Constructed by Bloor Homes in 2019, the property is presented to an exceptional standard throughout and an internal viewing is a must to appreciate the accommodation on offer. The internal (...)
Upton Manor Road,
Built in 1953, Upton Manor Lodge is an imposing detached family home over looking St Mary's Park, with internal accommodation comprising spacious reception hall, living room, sitting room, fitted (...)
Guide Price £485,000 - £495,000
**GUIDE PRICE £485,000 - £495,000** An exceptional example of the Signature 'Rosewood' Designs on the sought after Berry Head Park development. This detached family home has internal (...)
Guide Price £465,000 - £480,000
**Guide Price £465,000 - £480,000 ** A beautifully presented mid-terrace Edwardian family home, believed to have been built in approximately 1907. The property is a credit to its current (...)
Wall Park Road,
Price on Application
A rare opportunity to purchase a level plot in a sought after location measuring approximately half an acre with OUTLINE planning permission for 3 detached dwellings. The land is situated in a tucked (...)
An immaculately presented family home situated on a sought after development with NO CHAIN. This modern property has accommodation comprising, spacious reception hall, fitted kitchen/diner with (...)
A beautifully presented, detached chalet bungalow with accommodation comprising; spacious living room, modern fitted kitchen/diner with wood burner, master bedroom with ground floor bathroom/ WC. (...)
Overlooking Brixham's outer harbour, is this spectacular second floor marine apartment with breathtaking, panoramic sea views. The property benefits from a modern open plan living space plus two (...)
A stunning, extended family home with fantastic accommodation comprising, reception hall, living room through to large kitchen/diner with integrated appliances leading out to the garden. Utility room (...)
Guide Price £399,950
A characterful, double fronted Victorian property with sea views from the rear. The accommodation comprises living room, dining room, modern fitted kitchen, four double bedrooms, bathroom plus (...)
A well presented, detached bungalow situated on a good sized plot. With accommodation briefly comprising, reception hall, open plan lounge/diner, modern fitted kitchen with some built in appliances, (...)
Guide Price £370,000
A Detached, four bedroom family home requiring some updating and enjoying an open aspect to the front and rear with some sea views. The property has accommodation comprising; living room, dining (...)