Trade winds cottage

The cottage faces Mitch Tonks famous flagship restaurant Rockfish which is one minutes walk away.  The ferry to Dartmouth, Paignton and Torquay is from the jetty next to Rockfish so an easy way to explore the bay.  

‘Trade winds’ is a charming fisherman’s’ cottage situated in Customs Court, just off the harbour. This area of Brixham was well known for its smugglers hatches and secret routes passing right under the nose of the old Customs Cottages housing the Customs Officers dating back some 300 years!

The cottage is brimming with charm and character including historic sea charts, exposed stone walls and old beams. Trade winds is a very light and bright cottage built over four levels with two double bedrooms, both enjoying superb harbour and sea views.

Trade winds location is excellent; a real crow’s nest perched over Brixham offering an intimate view of the water’s edge, which is literally 50 metres walk away.

Living room

  • Located on the ground floor with access to the front patio.
  • Furnished with a suite comprising a sofa and 2 armchairs, with     coffee table.
  • Featuring a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player.
  • Electric fire in style of Wood burning stove.
  • Vacuum cleaner in understairs cupboar
  • master bedroom

    • Located on the top floor with superb double aspect harbour and sea views.
    • Furnished with a king size bed, bedside table with lamps, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers.
    • Window seat looking over harbour.
    • Ensuite comprising of wash basin, WC, mirror and cabinet.

    bedroom 2

    • Located on the first floor with superb double aspect harbour and sea views.
    • Furnished with two double beds, bedside with lamp, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers.
    • Window seat looking over harbour.

    kitchen dining area

    • Located on the lower ground floor with access to the side patio.
    • Dining table and four chairs.
    • Featuring an electric fan assisted oven with grill, electric induction hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    • Fully equipped with a range of utensils and accessories including a cafetiere, iron, ironing board, kettle and toaster.
    " Julie-Ann, Mark, Mary and Asha – Wow… The cottage is amazing, everything is included a proper home from home. Beds and linen are great, so comfy. We will be back.

    family bathroom

    • Main bathroom located on the first floor.
    • Furnished with a bath with shower over, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail, shaver point and mirror.

    Outside areas

    • Garden is private and enclosed.
    • Patios at the front of the house and side area.
    • Furnished with a BBQ and patio table with bench and chair. 


    There are 30 steps up from road level, alternatively the property can be accessed from the top of Overgang steps.  The property is then accessed via seven shallow steps with handrails going along the small alleyway from Overgang. There are then a further four steps up to the front gate.

    Getting to trade winds cottage

    When you arrive at in Brixham you will need to temporarily park outside Rockfish restuarant which is on the left hand side of the harbour.  Please do not use a sat nav to get to the cottage as this will send you the wrong way.

    Finding trade Winds cottage

    Trade Winds cottage is up Overgang steps across the road from Rockfish. You need to walk up the steps as far as compass cottage (bright blue) and then turn down the alley on your left.  

    Trade Winds is at the bottom of the alley.  The key is in the key safe behind the wall to the left hand side of the gate. I will send you the code by message.

    Dropping off your bags

    To off load your bags you may wish to go slightly further up Overgang to the end of the wall that encloses Overgang steps. There is a slight dip in the curb where you can park whilst offloading. Please not this is on double yellow lines so this is only a quick offload.  Alternatively you can park outside Rockfish and follow route in photo.  (again quick drop off)

    If you have any questions about this please phone or text in advance.

    Parking and travel

  • Parking is available in Oxen Cove or Freshwater car parks both of which are 5 minutes’ walk from the cottage. The tickets can be purchased in advance through Torbay council website (4 days £24 or 8 days £42). This will allow you to park in many Torbay Council car parks throughout your stay.
  • The Bus Station is five minutes walk to the cottage.
  • Paignton Train station is 10-15 minutes in a taxi or a number 12 bus can take you directly to the above bus station.