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Welcome to your holiday home-from-home

Welcome to Furzecroft, your holiday home-from-home in beautiful Brixham. Perfectly located, Furzecroft is only a 5 minute walk from Brixham’s bustling harbour and a 5 minute walk to Battery Gardens, the South West Coastal Path and two peaceful, charming coves – Fishcombe and Churston.

Recently lovingly renovated, Furzecroft is a family-friendly and dog friendly detached bungalow. It is set in grounds of almost half an acre with some sea views and features:

 

  • 2-3 bedrooms
  • 1-2 receptions
  • Spacious, open plan, kitchen/diner/lounge
  • Bathroom with jacuzzi bath, jet shower and double basin
  • Cloakroom
  • Ample driveway parking for up to 5 cars
  • Sea views from front 3 rooms
  • Mature private gardens
  • Wi-fi
  • Linen and towels included
  • Dogs welcome (charges apply)
  • No smoking indoors

Kitchen/Diner/Lounge

  • Ceramic cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster
  • Integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer
  • Television with Freeview
  • Recliner sofa
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Books and games galore!
  • Sea views

Lounge/Bedroom 3

  • 3 seater sofa
  • 2 seater sofa bed
  • Large television with freeview and Firestick
  • Doors to decking and garden access
  • More books and games!
  • Garden views

Bedroom 1

 

  • King Size Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Sideboard and drawers
  • Bedside tables
  • Full length mirror
  • Television with Freeview
  • Hairdryer
  • Sea views

Bedroom 2

 

  • Super king size bed – can easily be split into 2 single beds
  • Wardrobe
  • 2 chest of drawers
  • 2 bedside drawers
  • Boat shelf unit
  • Television with Freeview
  • Hairdryer
  • Sea views

Bathroom and Cloakroom/WC

 

  • Jacuzzi style jet bath
  • Large jacuzzi style jet shower
  • Double basin unit
  • Shaver/electric toothbrush socket
  • Second cloakroom/WC

Parking and Transport

 

  • Driveway parking for up to 5 cars
  • Bus stop 100 metres away – Stagecoach Day Rider is only £5pp or a Group Rider is £10
  • Local taxi services

Garden

Almost half an acre of private enchanted gardens, surrounded by mature trees and bordering Furzeham Quarry.

  • Flat grassed area with seating space
  • Wild flower orchard and mini meadow
  • Nature lookout point

The garden is a mecca for wildlife. Frequent visitors include squirrels, a wide variety of birds and insects including jays, robins, finches and the occasional spotted woodpecker and heron.  At night time, look out for bats and tawny owls.

The Quarry

The gardens adjoin Furzeham Quarry. During the 1800s this was a mining site initially for iron ore and subsequently for ochre.

Ochre (red and yellow earthy iron oxide and hydroxides), mixed with linseed oil and turpentine formed the basis of a rust-proofing paint, invented in 1849 by John Rendall, a Torbay chemist.  It was manufactured from 1858 to 1961 in Brixham by the Torbay Paint Company. This “Iron paint” was highly effective for rust-proofing cast iron used for bridges, railway tracks and many other purposes. Not only was it widely used in Britain but also worldwide in places as distant as the bridge over the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls in southern Africa.

Ochre was also used to preserve sails from the effects of salt water. The characteristic colour of the “red sails” used on Brixham trawlers was the result of a preservation treatment known as “barking”. This involved brushing onto the sails, a mixture, created by boiling oak bark, beef tallow, wood tar and red or yellow ochre in large water filled cauldrons. There were two barking yards nearby at Overgang.