This contemporised and handsome end-terrace townhouse fuses elegant elemental tones within the sturdy framing of exposed stonework, beams, and solid oak floors. It's a family-friendly home steeped in history, with a stunning original fireplace in the cosy living room. It’s just a 15-minute walk to Brixham's restaurants, cafes, and pubs which line the idyllic harbour.
Renovated in 2021 with new bathrooms and a new kitchen in 2022, Fourways' style cleverly blends the feel of the industrious seafaring heritage of Brixham against bold and spirited decor.
Step inside from the front garden into the open-plan living area featuring plush sofas and a large bespoke dining table. The adjacent cosy snug room’s original fireplace, with stove-effect electric fire, draws the eye as you relax and unwind with a glass of wine or maybe the renowned Brixham gin. Plus, it’s a great space for children to play while mum and dad relax in the living area.
Walk through to the well-equipped galley kitchen - ideal for meals from breakfast to dinner. There’s also a cloakroom WC and utility room. Step down from the utility room into the walled garden, laid to lawn with ample seating.
Wind your way up the stairs - which are delightfully, but only slightly, askew - to reach the restful bedrooms with views of Brixham town. Whitewashed stonework is artfully revealed behind the nimbus grey walls, alongside the neutral and maritime-shaded linens. The first floor includes an office/study, a king-size bedroom, a double bedroom, and the family shower room.
Ascend again to the second floor where there’s a second king-size bedroom, a twin single bedroom and another shower room.
However you spend your time in Torbay, you’ll delight in coming home to Fourways.
There is full access to all of the house and the grounds. Fresh Escapes will provide access details at around 4pm, two days prior to arrival.
Life in the busy Devon fishing town of Brixham has always centred around the harbour, where heritage trawlers jostle for space with dayboats heading out to sea for the day’s catch, bringing it home daily to Brixham’s famous Fish Market. Here, in the heart of England’s Seafood Coast, the freshest fish and most delicious seafood are on the menu everywhere.
Some of Brixham's highlights are:
Brixham Harbour - Brixham Harbour is located on the southern side of Torbay and boasts one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK, plus a thriving fish market to support it. Over 100 fishing boats land and sell their catch at the local fish market on the quayside. A visitor viewing platform is strategically placed so visitors can watch the busy comings and goings of the fishing fleet, made up of large beam trawlers and the smaller day boats. Some of the smaller day boats can actually be seen working at various vantage points around Torbay e.g. Berry Head, Fishcombe Cove, and Hopes Nose. Approached from the sea, the view of Brixham - with its many colourful houses cascading down on either side of the harbour - is one of the prettiest along the South Devon shore. Brixham personifies the classic English coast
Boat trips - A boat trip is the perfect way to experience the English Riviera from one of its best vantage points - the sea! Whether you're looking for a sightseeing trip, a fishing excursion or simply to cross the bay on a ferry, you'll find what you're looking for here. The Western Lady Ferry Service operate from New Pier. Regular ferries run between Brixham and Torquay. There are also wildlife cruises, evening cruises, special events, and fishing trips. Paignton Pleasure Cruises operate from Brixham Harbour. There’s a regular Brixham to Torquay ferry service, the Paignton ferry, and cruises to Dartmouth.
Breakwater Beach - Close to the mouth of Brixham harbour is Breakwater Beach, one of the cleanest beaches on the English Riviera. Not only is it a Blue Flag beach, but it has a Combined Seaside Resort Award and is recommended by the Good Beach Guide. There’s disabled access with adjoining parking. Breakwater Beach is a particular favourite for scuba diving. There are a number of dive schools throughout the area and with some of the warmest and calmest waters in the country, this is the place to learn to scuba and get your open water certificate. Expect to see rare seagrass beds, seahorses, fish and even the odd shipwreck.
Shoalstone Pool - A 53-metre seawater swimming pool situated in a stunning position on Brixham sea front: one of only a few left in the country. It is built into a natural rock pool that in Victorian times was popular for bathing and, in 1896, two walls were built to retain the tidal water that flooded in.
Berry Head National Nature Reserve - guarding the southern half of Torbay, it’s one of the main gateways to the English Riviera Global Geopark. An internationally-acclaimed heritage site, it’s home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and history, with recently-restored Napoleonic War fortifications. Enjoy the stunning views and superb local food at the Guardhouse Café, enjoy one of the many events, and walk the ramparts as the soldiers did 200 years ago. Berry Head is free to visit and open all year. Dogs are welcome in the Nature Reserve and the Guardhouse Café on a lead. Berry Head is free to visit and parking charges apply, raising funds towards the care of this precious site.
Elbery Cove - A small inlet with a small pebble beach. Far from the bustle of the main beaches, you can relax without being disturbed by noisy crowds or amusement arcades. It’s the designated beach for water skiing (so no swimming in the ski lane). The beach can only be accessed on foot, so if you have the car with you. Park at Broadsands and take a stroll along the coastal path. The scenery at Elberry Cove is beautiful; it’s framed by wooded hillsides and the sea is crystal clear and safe to swim in. At one end of the beach, you’ll find the remains of Lord Churston’s bathhouse, a romantic 18th-century ruin. The building was once three storeys, with a thatched roof and a ground floor that would flood when the tide came in.
Buses into Brixham pass close by but you can also get buses to Paignton, which takes about 10 minutes and stops at the central car park. From Paignton you can catch trains to many parts of the County. You can also take a bus to Kingswear and then cross over to Dartmouth as a foot passenger on the ferry.
Other Things to Note:
There is no allocated parking at Fourways, but there is unrestricted on-street parking.
Interaction with Guests:
Fourways is professionally managed by Fresh Escapes. A Devon-based, privately-owned vacation rental and management company, we're here to ensure your stay runs as smoothly as possible.