A Cosy Period Holiday Cottage Close to Brixham Harbour
Red Sails is a Period Fisherman's Cottage dating from the 1850s.
This Cosy Fisherman's Cottage gets its name from the red sails of the traditional Brixham Sailing Trawlers. Restored examples of these, the Vintage Sailing Trawlers Vigilance and the Pilgrim can be found in the Marina. The cottage originally belonged to a Brixham Trawler Owner John Pine who lived there with his Wife, Five Children and his Apprentice in the 1800s. Today Red Sails is a much loved comfortable and well equipped Holiday Cottage attracting visitors from as far away as China and Australia.
This recently renovated 4 Bedroom Cottage sleeps 6 and surprisingly for its location has its own off road parking with room for a Large 4x4 or 2 cars.
An Excellent Location
The cottage is situated on a quiet Lane in the old part of town and just a short 5 minute walk from Brixham Harbour in South Devon. With views of the Harbour and the Marina from the front door, and panoramic views across Torbay and the whole of Lyme Bay from the elevated roof level rear patio, where you can enjoy a Barbecue with a breath taking sea view (On a clear day you can see as far as Portland Bill).
Lots to Do
With Fantastic local Restaurants serving freshly caught Seafood within an easy walk and so much to see and do in this beautiful part of Devon, Red Sails makes the ideal Holiday base.
Catch the Ferry from Brixham Harbour to visit Torquay, or go on a river Dart cruise to picturesque Dartmouth. Take a Sea Angling Boat Trip from the Harbour, go Fishing off the Breakwater, or simply enjoy the Fresh Catch of the Day at the Breakwater Beach Bistro.
Other places of interest include Agatha Christies home at Greenway, Paignton Zoo, the Dartmouth Steam Railway and the breath taking scenery of Dartmoor National Park.
On the Map
Brixham, Devon TQ5 8HS
Special Offers & Winter Breaks
We have Winter Breaks available and great spacial offers, click below to see what is availabe at the moment.
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Change in Owner:
After many years of careful and loving ownership, John has decided it is time to sell Redsails. It is with great joy that Gareth & Ping have purchased Redsails.
It is our intention to carry on the high standard of ownership that John has shown over the past many years.
Gareth & Ping, along with their children Declan, Amy and Ryan (plus CoCo the chocolate lab) all hope you will continue to enjoy redsails as much as we do.
Whilst we sort out the website details etc, please feel free to contact us on 01908 969639 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gareth & Ping
Red Sails Cottage belonged to a local Trawler Owner and his family in the Victorian period.
John Pine his wife Selina their children and two trawler Apprentices lived at the cottage, their fishing trawler the Progress was built in 1883 in Brixham. Progress was a 43 ton, 63 ft Sailing Ketch and was sadly destroyed by fire in 1904.
John's older brother Silas lived next door, his trawler the Pilgrim was also built in Brixham in 1895. The Pilgrim has a fascinating history fishing out of Brixham until 1912 when she was sold to Swedish owners, for seven years Pilgrim fished Swedish waters before being converted to a motorised cargo vessel. During the second world war her cargo included, ice, granite, scrap iron and timber, it is said that the granite was used by the Germans to make statues for Hitler. Pilgrim also smuggled guns from Denmark to Norway for use by the Special Operations Executive and Norwegian resistance.
In 1999 the Pilgrim was purchased and brought back home to Brixham to be fully restored and converted back to a sailing trawler.
Brixham was once home to one of the largest fleets of wooden sailing trawlers, between the 1880's and 1920 over 300 were built in the towns shipyards. Today only six remain forming Brixham's heritage fleet.
We recently had descendants of the Pine family stay at the cottage after researching their family history, they also enjoyed a day sail on their relatives trawler, the now fully restored Pilgrim of Brixham.
Today you can holiday at the cottage and enjoy a sail on the Pine families trawler, or just sit on the cottage patio and watch Pilgrim sail out of the harbour with her iconic red sails.
A large picture of the Pilgrim can be found hanging on the lounge wall in the cottage, it also features as the Red Sails Holidays logo and a photo of the Pilgrim can be seen on the websites Contact page. (see link at the top of this page)
for more information visit www.pilgrimofbrixham.co.uk
Visit the Pilgrim of Brixham website click on the link on our Tourist Information page.
Twin single beds ordered just before Easter have now arrived replacing the Bunk Beds in the third bedroom.
These will zip and link together to make a king size bed if required.