Make the most of Sidmouth with a stay at Chandler’s holiday cottage

The perfect base for exploring the Jurassic Coast, East Devon and West Dorset

Leave your car in the private parking space and slow down to a more relaxed pace of life. Start by taking a leisurely 10 to 15 minute stroll along the tree-lined riverside byes into Sidmouth town centre. Here you’ll find a mix of independant local shops, cafés and restaurants. Then wander on to the Esplanade for a breath of fresh sea air and sweeping views along the distinctive red cliffs of the Jurassic Coast.

Sample the catch of the day in one of our local restaurants and then walk back to put your feet up in comfort. If it’s cold out you can light the log burner or on warm evenings relax in the garden. We think Chandler’s Cottage is the perfect place to completely unwind and re-charge your batteries.

We welcome bookings for short breaks or longer holidays for up to four people – there are two bedrooms, one with a king size double bed and the other with two singles.

» Find out more about self-catering holidays at Chandler’s Cottage.

Photo: the cottage garden

Book your self-catering holiday direct with us, the owners

I’m Jo Cunningham and my husband, Peter, and I have owned and let Chandler’s Cottage since 2012. I’m happy to handle your booking and I’ll make sure you get the best price for your holiday if you book direct with us – there won’t be any added booking fees or card processing fees and no hidden extras.

I’m easy to contact and happy to answer all your questions about holidays in Sidmouth and Chandler’s Cottage. I grew up nearby and regularly visit my family who still live in the area so I know this part of the world very well!

» Find out more about the benefits of booking your holiday direct with the owners

Chandler’s Cottage in a nutshell

Icons: Chandler's Cottage in a nutshell
Photo: boats by the red cliffs at Port Royal

** Late availability and special offers **

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Plus, I’ll occaisionally send you ideas for places to go and things to do when you do eventually take that trip to East Devon.

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Where will a holiday at Chandler’s Cottage take you?

The seaside resort of Sidmouth

Chandler’s Cottage is just a 15 minute walk from the heart of Sidmouth where you’ll find plenty of places to shop, eat and drink. Relax on the beach or stroll along the esplanade and take in the views along the distinctive red Devon coastline. Maybe pay a visit to the friendly donkeys at the Donkey Santuary on the outskirts of the town.

If you like an active holiday then you can swim in the sea or at our local pool. How about learning to surf, kayak or paddleboard from the beach? You can explore the East Devon countryside with walks from the door – did you know this part of Devon is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? And the South West Coast path runs right through Sidmouth with cliff top walks to the neighbouring coastal towns and villages.

The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary

Sidmouth is home to the world’s largest donkey and mule charity and it’s usually open to the public every day of the year. Here you’ll find dozens of curious, friendly donkeys loving the attention they get from visitors of all ages.

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Day trips in Devon and Dorset

From Sidmouth you can drive or use our local bus network to explore nearby towns and villages like the fishing village of Beer; Seaton with the Axe Valley tram line and wetland bird reserves; Lyme Regis and Exeter. Use Sidmouth as a base for day trips to explore the wild natural beauty of Dartmoor or the popular English Riviera and Paignton Zoo. You’ll find steam trains, model villages, beautiful gardens and stately homes all within easy reach.

A La Ronde

A La Ronde

This fascinating 16 sided house belongs to the National Trust so you can explore its collections of Grand Tour curiosities and enjoy the views across the Exe estuary.

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The fishing village of Beer

The fishing village of Beer

The charming Devon fishing village of Beer has local pubs, cafés and galleries and is home to the Pecorama model railway centre and gardens as well as 2,000 year old quarry caves.

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Don’t just take our word for it

Hear what some of our guests have to say about their holidays at Chandler’s Cottage:

{Chandler's is a superb place to stay. Central for everything and only a short stroll to the town and sea front. Garden is a great place to relax.
Jo B from Cornwall, February 2024
{Lovely Place This is a superb house, which has been lovingly decorated and equipped to a high standard. Welcome pack and supplies were exceptional. It's in a good location, just 2 mins to a walk down to the sea. Sidmouth is a nice seaside town, with good facilities.
Mark J from London, September 2023
{Very comfortable cottage Perfectly situated adjacent to The Byes, Chandlers Cottage is in the ideal location for visiting Sidmouth and East Devon. Pleasant walks from the cottage, good bus services and easy access to shops etc. The cottage itself is fully equipped, cosy and comfortable. We have no doubts that we will return in future.
Ken & Gail H from Chorley, September 2023
{An excellent cottage. We love Sidmouth - location of cottage is great. Owners are very helpful and go out of their way to make sure you have a good stay. Lovely welcome hamper. Lots of thought goes into this property. Highly recommend.
Elaine B from Woking, 2nd stay, September 2023
{Cosy, well equipped cottage to rest in, walking to beach via the Byes, proximity to beach is excellent. Made us relaxed & happy. Obviously Jo & Peter really care about customer experience! It shines through in all of the thought put into detail. I would recommend to anyone. It really is everything we needed. Will be booking again.
Rebbecca T & Shaun C from Burnham on Sea, 2nd stay, May 2023
{We loved our stay, just wished we could of stayed another week!
Shaun C from Burnham on Sea, May 2023
{We had an excellent stay - a very comfortable retreat after a busy days sightseeing. Facilities excellent.
Jim S from Rayleigh, April 2023
{Cosy, lovely comfortable cottage
Shirley P from Gloucestershire, September 2022
{We had everything we needed! It was our 3rd visit so we felt totally at home here.
Rachel G from London, 3rd stay, August 2022
{A cosy little cottage in a beautiful area, what's not to like?
Ali B from Stroud, 10th stay, July 2022
{We had a lovely time. The cottage was very comfortable, clean and fitted out to a high standard. There was a Spar at the end of the road, a supermarket, bakers amd petrol station within 15 mins walk. A great walk into town along the riverside. Very comfortable and quiet. Cool inside during the very hot weather. Nice garden. Overall exceeded expectations.
Graham W from St Albans, July 2022
{We've stayed at Chandlers several times, and have more booked! It's a perfect little cottagey-style house, very comfortable and attractively decorated throughout. You're very near "The Byes", which means there's a lovely 1 mile walk down to the sea - and nearby walks in other directions too.
Dickie & Annie T from London, 3rd stay, May 2021
{It was fantastic – within easy reach of superb cliff walks and small seaside towns and beaches. Charmouth, Beer, Branscombe and Lyme Regis all a short drive away. The towns have many unique little shops and the beaches are beautiful, clean and impressive with tall cliffs either side. We were very impressed with the wildflower meadow in the Byes and community Orchard. Such a lovely space and it will always be our favourite route into town. Sidmouth itself is charming and the walk along the front a must.
Ali B from Stroud, 8th stay, July 2020
{Absolutely beautiful cottage. So much care, attention and thought has gone into every aspect of it – giving your guests the “ultimate stay”. It is a pleasure to stay here. The welcome hamper was very much appreciated… our stay was over far too quickly leaving me with one regret – that we couldn’t stay longer!
Elaine B from Woking, May 2019
{We really enjoyed our time in a Sidmouth. Having visited on day trips know it to be laid back and uncommercialised. The town is clean and well kept. We like it that there are so many other places to visit within a short distance: cream tea in Budleigh, coffee on the beach in Beer, fish and chips in Seaton. All this deserved after losing ourselves on a longer than planned walk on Peaks Hill and Mutters Moor. A great walk if you don’t take the wrong track! We spent an interesting hour in Sidmouth Museum on a wet afternoon the day we arrived. The location of the cottage is good meaning there is no need to use a car to get down into the town but a pleasant walk through the Byes. We joined in some local things. Nigel went on a bat count one evening taking place in the Byes and we both went to talk given as part of Sidmouth Science Festival. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. One of the best self catering properties we have rented.
Carolyn & Nigel M from Bath, October 2018
{We had a lovely time enjoying Sidmouth and the surrounding area… watching the fireworks, eating hot donuts during the regatta, sitting outside Dukes pub wrapped in blankets eating a lovely meal
Emma S from Ipswich, August 2018
{The cottage was beautifully appointed and it was a real home from home. We could tell that a lot of thought had gone into every room and aspect of the house. We would definitely stay again and would highly recommend it. 5 stars!
Louisa H from Kent, June 2017

What memories could you make at Chandler’s Cottage?

Photo: Breakfast at the kitchen table
Photo: Bookshelves in the lounge
Photo: tea in the garden

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