The cottage location
The cottage is conveniently situated within level walking distance of Sidmouth town centre and sea front. It’s on a quiet residential road just far enough from the town centre to provide a peaceful retreat, but with local shops within a couple of minutes walk.
At the end of the road, just a few minutes from the house, is a National Trust owned valley known locally as the Byes. A leisurely stroll through the Byes, along the tree lined banks of the river Sid, takes you into the heart of Sidmouth in around 15 minutes (about 0.8 miles away). The lively high street has a blend of household names and unique local shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries as well as its own cinema and theatre.
It’s just under a mile from the cottage to the seafront so in less than 20 minutes you’ll find yourself on the Esplanade, overlooking Sidmouth beach and the stunning East Devon coastline.
The cottage kitchen is well equipped for self-catering, however, if you prefer to let someone else do the cooking, then you’ll find a variety of places to eat out within walking distance, as well as several take-away options.
Most visitors arrive by car and Sidmouth is about 30 minutes from the nearest main trunk roads, the A30 and A303. The nearest motorway is the M5 which is also about 30 minutes away. There is an airport and train station at Exeter and a train station at Honiton, both about 30 minutes drive from Sidmouth. There are regular bus connections between Sidmouth, Exeter and Honiton and the nearest bus stops are only a couple of minutes walk from the house.
Close to park with stream/pedestrian area and short walk into town. Also in a cul-de-sac therefore very quiet, little traffic.Dave A from Gloucestershire
The location makes it easy to visit surrounding towns nearby (we visited Lyme Regis, Exmouth and Exeter in our short 3 day stay).Jenny & Eliot C from Kent
My parents particularly loved the park at the end of the road, and Sidmouth itself.Jemma B from Nottingham