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
Raddicombe Close, Brixham
An immaculately presented, extended mid-terrace family home enjoying lovely open sea views. The property has internal accommodation comprising dual aspect lounge/diner, modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room, ground floor en-suite bedroom, whilst on the 1st floor there are 3 double bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. Outside the property has driveway parking for 2 vehicles and to the rear there is a lovely, easy to maintain landscaped garden enjoying a sunny southwest facing aspect. The property enjoys sea views to the front across Higher Brixham and over Torbay towards Torquay and Exmouth. An internal viewing is an absolute must to appreciate the accommodation and views on offer. The property is situated in Hillhead, equidistant between Brixham town centre and Kingswear, on the banks (...)
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 (...)
South Furzeham Road,
Guide Price £475,000 - £495,000
**Guide Price £475,000 - £495,000** This detached family home situated in the harbour bowl enjoying sea views, has FULL PLANNING PERMISSION and approved building regulations for a (...)
Guide Price £475,000 - £500,000
**GUIDE PRICE £475,000 - £500,000** Being offered for sale with no onward chain is this modern, immaculately presented, detached family home with accommodation briefly comprising spacious (...)
Guide Price £475,000 - £485,000
An exceptional example of the Signature 'Rosewood' Designs on the sought after Berry Head Park development. This detached family home has internal accommodation comprising; living room, modern fitted (...)
Upton Manor Road,
**AVAILABLE WITH NO CHAIN - SAVE UP TO £13,000 ON STAMP DUTY** An spacious & immaculately presented detached family home being offered with NO CHAIN situated on a generous corner plot. The (...)
Formally one of the show-piece homes, this premier detached family residence is one of the Signature 'Rosewood' Designs on the sought after Berry Head Park development. Constructed by Bloor Homes in (...)
Higher Furzeham Road,
A detached family home in a tucked away location with the benefit of a two bedroomed annexe. It has accommodation briefly comprising; open plan lounge/diner, fitted kitchen, downstairs WC, four (...)
An Immaculately presented & spacious, modern townhouse on a popular development located just above stunning St. Marys Bay. The property enjoys sea views from the first & second floors and has (...)
27 Prospect Road,
Being offered for sale with no onward chain is this mid terraced house with stunning harbour views it is currently arranged as a two bedroom first and second floor maisonette and a 1 bedroom entrance (...)
A well presented end of terrace house located in the sought after Harbour bowl, with accommodation briefly comprising, entrance hall, living room, open plan kitchen/diner with integrated appliances, (...)
This well presented detached bungalow occupying a level location and plot has accommodation briefly comprising living room, fitted kitchen breakfast room, two double bedrooms, dining conservatory, (...)
Raddicombe Farm Lane, Hillhead,
Guide Price £325,000 - £350,000
**GUIDE PRICE £325,000 - £350,000** **For Sale By Informal Tender** All offers to be submitted in writing to us by Friday 16th April at 12pm. Being offered for sale with vacant (...)