Enjoy an authentic seafaring stay aboard a sleek 52ft trawler, beautifully converted and mesmerisingly situated on the scenic English Riviera, in the bustling harbour town of Brixham.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

A classic 50-tonne, wooden-hulled trawler, Faithful offers a dreamlike setting for an authentic nautical stay that demands a little something special.

Moored at the five-star-rated Brixham Marina, there’s plenty of shimmering scenery to feast your eyes upon out on deck, with boats gliding languorously past and seagulls cawing overhead. Just add a glass of something chilled and lovely to feel ridiculously relaxed, as you breathe in plenty of fresh sea air.

Aptly-named, Faithful’s interiors are beautifully in-keeping with the life aquatic: think cheerful coastal patterns and colourful bunting, fresh seafaring stripes, and plenty of classic navy-blue.

Sleeping up to four guests, there’s a luxurious kingsize cabin with a skylight… perfect for saying good-night to the stars as the waves rock you into a gentle slumber. There are two cosy single cabins to choose from, too (please note, sleeping cabins are accessed by a steep downwards ladder).

Your favourite cabin claimed, it’s time to unwind in the spacious lounge area, where you can swap seagoing stories, watch TV, or simply kick back with a steaming cuppa and that book you never seem to find time for at home.

Whip up hearty family meals in the well-equipped kitchen, which also features an intriguing slice of maritime history: utensils that once belonged to HMS Ark Royal, an aircraft carrier that operated during the Second World War.

What to do once you’ve settled in is completely up to you. In fact, you may need to confer around the dining table awhile, as there are plenty of options to choose from!

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At a glance

  • A refurbished 52ft wooden-hulled trawler, packed with nautical style and moored at the five-star-rated Brixham Marina, on the scenic English Riviera.
  • Accessed by a steep downwards ladder, there’s a kingsize cabin and two singles to choose from, sleeping up to 4 guests in total.
  • Relax in the spacious lounge, or out on deck as you watch boats glide by with a glass of something lovely – bliss!
  • There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and activities close by, or hire a boat and get up close and personal with the waves.


  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Furnished deck, steep steps down to kingsize cabin with skylight, 2 single cabins. Lounge area with seating and TV, Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchen with cooking equipment and utensils. Free parking at the marina.

Local Activities

Coastal walks, beaches, watersports, swimming, sailing, wildlife-watching, shops, restaurants, pubs, historic sites

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If you rise early enough, you could watch lively fish auctions take place at the harbour, before treating yourselves to a slap-up breakfast at one of the many friendly eateries nearby.

Then, take a breezy coastal walk, indulge in swimming or watersports, or find a quiet spot to sit back and watch the local wildlife – including playful seals! – go about its day. Meanwhile, if you’ve caught the sailing bug, why not hire a boat and set out on the sparkling water? There are plenty of intriguing coves to explore, and spectacular sea-nery to enjoy.

What else? Catch a steam train and immerse yourselves in ‘Agatha Christie country’ (if you dare!), or head for nearby Dartmouth for even more opportunities to weave your way in and out of friendly local shops, restaurants, and historic inns.

Head back to Faithful just in time for sunset, when Brixham buzzes with the joyful sound of sea shanties and keen foodies in search of the best fish restaurants around. You’re sure to agree that life at sea is life very well-spent indeed!

Things to note

Check in from 3 – 5pm, check out by 11am. There is a distance of 200m from the marina entrance to Faithful. Baggage trollies are available on the pontoon. Please note that as a floating vessel, Faithful is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Appropriate care must be taken at all times.

Where you'll be staying

Brixham, Devon

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