Sampford House

Guest House

57-59 King Street, BRIXHAM, Devon, TQ5 9TH

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About Us

Sampford House is a Grade II listed 18thC fisherman's house overlooking Brixham harbour with sea views across Torbay to Torquay. Built in 1782 it has been a guest house for some fifty years. Brixham is an ideal base from which to tour the South Hams area and further west to the Eden Project and the many glorious beaches, coves and beautiful West Country towns and villages.

Our rooms are all en-suite and most have been redecorated - many have wonderful sea views. The lounge and dinning room has a log burning stove which is lit on colder evenings and all rooms have central heating.
We are proud of our freshly cooked breakfast which features famous local sausages. Hog's pudding, local bacon, free range eggs as well as the usual items. We also offer a large range of cereals,homemade muesli, Brixham honey, homemade marmalades etc. Vegetarian and vegan options are always available. With prior notice we will arrange early breakfasts and packed lunches.

Sampford House also boasts a one bedroom self-contained cottage to the main building with a double bedroom with a four poster bed and bathroom upstairs and a lounge downstairs. The lounge has a double sofa bed and this is let on a bed and breakfast basis with breakfast being taken in the main dining room. Guests in the cottage have their own front door and the kitchenette is equipped with a microwave and fridge. So if you need or want a little more space and privacy then this is ideal for a short break in Brixham. As it is quite cosy we recommend that a maximum of three adults could occupy or a family of up to four including children.

We are an ideal location for walkers, fishermen, or for people who just want to chill out. We welcome well behaved dogs on a pre-booked basis.

Sampford House is a stones throw from the Harbour, town centre, Marina, Breakwater Beach, Berry Head Country Park and the South West Coast Path. Not only does Brixham offer beautiful sea views, amazing local events and a hugely important fish market, It wouldn't be much good if we had this huge fish market but nowhere to serve delicious and brilliant food from would it!  Fortunately, Brixham has a wonderful array of different restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy both fish and non-fish dishes, there really is something for everyone, from a gastro-pub, to fine dining, even carribean themed food!

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Opening Times

2021 - Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



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Recent Reviews:

  • Nicola4427
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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    Absolute perfection!
    5 of 5 stars
    14th Sept 2021
    We have just returned from our third stay at Sampford House. It feels like staying with old friends. Matthew and Rosie are so welcoming and knowledgeable about the area (and to be fair in general... Read full review
  • 237IanG
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    Perfect stay again.
    5 of 5 stars
    19th Sept 2021
    Stayed for 5 nights, our 4th stay with Mathew and Rosie. Everything spot on as usual, breakfast sets you up for a day of exploring the area. We are always made to feel very welcome by them and will... Read full review
  • Gordon S
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
    Perfection at it's best
    5 of 5 stars
    21st Sept 2021
    Yet another wonderful stay and have lost count of the years which we have stayed here (usually twice a year). Mathew and Rosie are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Mathew has... Read full review


Road Directions

From A380Follow the A380 signs for Torquay until Kerswell Gardens roundabout. You will see 'English Riviera' spelt in floral display on the bank. Turn right for Brixham here. As you enter Brixham (9 miles) veer left at the traffic lights onto new Road. At next traffic lights turn left and stay in left lane. Turn right at the next junction and follow this road round 3 bends and you are on King Street. We are 70 yards up the road.

Public Transport Directions

From Paignton train stationTake number 12 bus from the bus station (opposite train station). Stay on bus until final stop. Turn right onto the High Street then turn left and continue to the end of Fore Street. Veer to the right up the hill, this is King Street. We are 70 yards up the hill.



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Serve breakfast

Children & Infants

  • Cot
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Beach within 2km
  • Central heating throughout
  • Near coastal path
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted
  • Sea Views
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment
  • Seafront

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • Free View TV
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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