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Cottage Holiday Reviews for Polly's Perch

Average rating: (19 reviews)

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Polly's Perch, Ranscombe Rd, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9UU

Description of the self catering

The house is elevated on a hill with a garden terrace at the front and is spread over three floors. There are steps up to the front door.

There is a terrace garden with a table and 4 chairs. The ground floor has a lounge with a woodburning stove, a large sofa bed to sleep an additional two people and two easy chairs. This leads through to a brand new kitchen diner. The kitchen is well equipped and has a dishwasher, microwave, hob, oven and on tap water filter. The cottage is of stone construction and these stones have been left exposed in the kitchen as a feature wall.

Through the back door are outbuildings and a small courtyard. There is a utility room with a sink and a washing machine. On the first floor is the twin bedroom and a family bathroom. Stairs lead up to the top floor which has a king size bed, and wonderful views across Torbay. The ensuite is contemporary style with a walk in shower.

Best Features

This charming holiday cottage sleeps 4-6, offering comfortable accomodation at great value.

Pollys perch is a newly renovated, two bedroom, two bathroom, Grade II listed fisherman's cottage in a beautiful South Devon fishing town.

Situated on the English Riviera, well known for its stunning coastline, beautiful beaches and mild climate, which you can enjoy in the lovely terrace garden!

Sleeps: from 0 to 4

Pets: No

Contact Details

Contact Name: Ruth Simon-House

Telephone: 07818 005979

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Reviews


7 of 14 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2014
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Polly's Perch was excellent. Very well equipped, nicely decorated, and very clean. Within a few minutes walk of harbour etc, excellent views - particularly from the top bedroom. We really enjoyed our stay.

Make up of party:  4 adults and one 7 month old baby
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: Janey Review Added: 06.07.2014
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8 of 16 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2013
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Lovely presented cottage with great views of the harbour. Lots of space for 4, modern bathrooms and wonderful bonus of a dishwasher.

Make up of party:  Family of 4.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: sdickie Review Added: 31.08.2013
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8 of 14 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2013
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We were there for our sailing championships at Brixham yacht club, and found this a great place to stay. The cottage was very clean and well supplied.with all the kitchen appliances.It was a very comfortable place to stay,within close walking distance to the town centre. Will definantly try to book again when we come back.

Make up of party:  I stayed here with my wife and two children, aged 14 and 19.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: gc Review Added: 15.07.2013
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7 of 14 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 02/2013
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Lovely cottage with great views over the harbour & bay. Easy stroll into Brixham for some very nice pubs & excellent eateries. Check out Baccos, lovely fish dishes, and the Old Market Place great beer & excellent fish & chips, Tiffanys for afternoon teak & cake, breakfasts looked good too. House inviting & warm (given it was 1st weekend in February), clean & tidy & welcoming. Looking forward to coming back again as we definitely like Brixham & the surrounding area.

Make up of party:  Couple in 50's, like getting away from rat race when we can & enjoying the Devon & Cornwall regions.
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: steveking Review Added: 11.02.2013
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2012
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Great location, lovely comfortable feel inside cottage with great facilities...dishwasher etc. Very clean and well maintained. Perfect holiday bolt hole....you will be seeing us again!!

Make up of party:  Friends - attending wedding at Berry Head Hotel
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: Camillasharpe Review Added: 14.05.2012
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8 of 15 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2012
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It suited us perfectly. Very spacious for the type of property and in excellent condition. It's obvious that it is a cared for property, a real home from home and we found everything that we needed.

Make up of party:  Two adults and a couple of friends came to stay for one night
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: jackier Review Added: 29.04.2012
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11 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 02/2012
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Fantastic cottage. Simple, tasteful decor, modern kitchen and bathroom. Great location for easy access to Brixham Harbour, which was a 5 minute walk away. Offered everything that we (2 adults and 3 children, aged 18 months, 6 years and 8 years) needed.

Make up of party:  1 family - 2 adults3 children
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: DaveHopkins Review Added: 31.03.2012
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8 of 13 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2011
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Lovely cottage tastefully modernised and plenty of room for 4 large adults. Having two modern bathrooms was a bonus. Easy walk to town centre. Very well furnished and excellent kitchen equipment.

Make up of party:  2 couples
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: MJ Review Added: 17.09.2011
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9 of 15 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2011
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Polly's Perch is clean, comfortable and provided a relaxing get away for our summer holiday. It is so conveniently located, that to pop into the town or for a stroll down towards the marina is just a few minutes walk away. The views across the bay to Torquay are stunning, and the terrace garden was perfect for enjoying breakfast in the morning sun, or an evening drink. The cottage is well equipped with everything one might need. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  2 adults, 3 children - age range 2 to 8.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 19.09.2011
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8 of 14 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2011
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We loved Polly's Perch immediately and felt so at home - one week wasn't enough. The cottage is full of character, spacious with lovely open decor and some nautical tasteful touches. We were quite a large party but never felt cramped. We enjoyed the outside terrace, loved the views. Everything is very well equipped and we didn't want for anything. Such a great base to explore the surrounding area - so much to do locally for kids. We can't wait to come back next year!

Make up of party:  2 couples plus 3 children.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
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Review Added by: charchar Review Added: 09.08.2011
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9 of 15 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2011
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A very lovely cottage with every comfort. The top bedroom has fantastic views binoculars should be kept handy. We had great fun watching a family of seagulls on a flat roof opposite who had 3 babies and 2 teenagers to care for! The weather was not so good that we could sit outside but we were able to have the front door open a lot of the time. It would have been good to have had an occasional table in the lounge for cups and glasses but we managed well without. Polly`s Perch is certainly a place we would love to visit again.

Make up of party:  One couple and our Cousin, which made the fact of having 2 bathrooms a real luxury for us.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: Clough Review Added: 08.07.2011
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9 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2011
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Lovely cottage - exactly as described. Clean and light with excellent facilities and some little personal touches. We felt very at home and were not disappointed with anything. Very easy to find, close to the harbour. Great views and everything you need within easy walking distance.

Make up of party:  2 adults and 2 teenage boys.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: johockton Review Added: 30.04.2011
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9 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2010
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We fell in love with this property as soon as we opened the front door. It was cosy and homely with a fabulously effective central heating system and we felt at home in no time. The rooms were spacious with ample storage and the decor was very tasteful with some lovely homely touches. The power shower in the en suite was wonderful. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could ever need and the appliances all brand new. A very short walk into town and no problem finding somewhere to park on the road outside. Lovely friendly neighbours but nicely private to enjoy the peace and quiet of the house. Great comms from homeowner and a nice personalised welcome letter with all the info you would need and contact numbers for nearby property managers should you need them left in the cottage for us on our arrival. Highly recommended.

Make up of party:  2 adults - a break away without the children. Spent the whole time saying "the kids would love this" etc and will definately be returning.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: zoett Review Added: 03.11.2010
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9 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2010
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This is a great cottage - warm, cosy, clean and lots of room. We loved it. We were just there for one week but were sorry not to have longer to explore the area as there is a lot to do (boat trips, steam trains, good beaches, stunning scenery) and also we needed longer to enjoy relaxing in the cottage. It has great views out to the harbour - which look good at night and in the day. We shall definitely go back.

Make up of party:  The cottage was very roomy for ourselves and 2 children (toddler and baby). Our toddler was loved the stairs and we didn't need to use the stairgate. But cot and highchair were very useful! Also it was brilliant having a seperate utility room for all the children's washing!
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: HowarthC Review Added: 06.11.2010
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9 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2010
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Only a short walk down to the harbour makes this a great place to be situated.(Slightly longer walk back up !) The cottage has been recently refurbished with quality fittings and is well equipped.Free parking nearby on road - we never had a problem finding a space. Overall 5* value for money in our opinion. We will probably rebook for next year.

Make up of party:  Quite cost effective just for two but with two bathrooms would be ideal for two couples. A stair gate is fitted on first floor landing but might be tricky to control toddlers with all the stairs. Adults will find it good exercise ! and the side view from the top floor is excellent ( bring your binoculars )
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: Parrott Review Added: 15.10.2010
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16 of 29 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2010
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The cottage is very clean and has everything that you would need for your stay. The kitchen is well equipped and has a lovely homely feel. On the first floor is a twin bedroom with lots of storage - wardrobe, shelving and drawers. The bathroom is a good size. On the second floor is the large kingsize bedroom with en suite which again is a great size. The view from this bedroom is over the breakwater and across to Torquay. Lovely to have that view. The kingsize bedroom has drawers and a wardrobe for storage. Overall, the cottage is nicely decorated, clean and perfect for a break. There is no parking with the cottage however parking spaces can be found higher up Ranscombe Road or overnight on King Street. We were able to unload near the cottage and then would go and park the car.

Make up of party:  We a family of four with two children age 4 and 3 and we also took Nana along too. Stairs had handrails both sides which was useful with children and Nana alike. The kingsize bedroom was large enough for us to take a blow up bed for our 3 year old to keep him near us.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: tinadawson Review Added: 08.09.2010
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8 of 20 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2010
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We found the cottage very attractive and clean.Ideal position for the many restaurants in Brixham and for good walks along the coastline. The local golf course (Churston) is a great course.

Make up of party:  We are a couple so plenty of room.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: graingerpaul Review Added: 27.09.2010
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18 of 27 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2010
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I stumbled upon 'Polly´s Perch' in a last minute search for a week away from the rain and clouds of a Northern summer, and was very glad I did. It is a great holiday house which has been simply and yet very stylishly reburbished to provide a light, bright, clean and comfortable place to stay. Everything is new and of good quality and the lovely kitchen with its dishwasher, microwave and water filter were an improvement on my own kitchen at home.

The kitchen is very well equipped with all kinds of utensils, everyday crockery and a nice tea-set for a more-refined cuppa. The owners really have thought of everything - there is even a crabbing bucket and fishing line, a windbreak and a barbeque in the wash-house outside.

The bedrooms are light and airy and the beds very comfortable. We decided to bring our own linen and found the beds already had mattress protecters and pillow protectors so that meant we only had to bring duvet covers, base sheets, pillow cases and towels (tea towels are provided).

The house has a great history which explains it´s name (yes, there really was a resident parrot!) Its location, five minutes walk from Brixham, is superb and it is easy to nip down to the shops or stroll out in the evening along the promenade and breakwater. At the front of the house is a small garden where there is a table and four chairs - a lovely place to sit in the evening and watch the superb Torbay sunsets.

We hope you enjoy 'Polly´s Perch' as much as we did.

Make up of party:  Mum and I stayed at 'Polly's Perch' and so had the luxury of a separate bedroom and bathroom each. We though the steps and stairs might be an issue for Mum, who recently had a hip replacement, but she was fine.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: Susan Review Added: 15.08.2010
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17 of 28 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2010
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As soon as we opened the door we knew we loved the cottage! It felt so spacious,simple but perfect decor and so clean. It was a few minutes walk from the beach, outdoor swimming pool, small town and harbour.The house contained everything you could possibly want. Enjoy!

Make up of party:  We are a family of four so suited us perfectly. We had the top double room and our children had the twin on the first floor (bathroom on each floor). If you were staying with toddlers I think you would need to take a couple of travel stairgates. It would be safe whilst on the ground floor but when on the two other floors the staircases would be easily accessable to quick minded toddlers! Plenty of room in both bedrooms for a cot or two! It would be perfect for two couples sharing as you would have a floor each! Although there is no parking specifically for the house this was never a problem for us. We had free parking within seconds of the house every day.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: wendy Review Added: 07.06.2010
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