Chandler’s Cottage self-catering holiday home

In a nutshell – what to expect from a holiday at Chandler’s Cottage:

  • Two bedrooms, sleeping up to four in one double and one twin.
  • A comfortable living room with a wood burning stove, Freeview TV and DVD player.
  • Mature garden with outdoor table, chairs and benches.
  • No smoking and, sorry, but no pets are allowed.
  • Free access to the cottage Wi-Fi.
  • Exclusive off-road parking space immediately in front of the house.
  • Convenient walking distance from Sidmouth town centre and seafront.
  • Available all year round for holidays from 3 nights up to 2 weeks long.

Room to relax

Photo:Living room with flat screen TV and log burner

Living room with flat screen TV and log burner

The living room features a pair of comfortable two seater sofas. It has the original solid wood floor and brick hearth with a wood burning stove. In the winter we provide plenty of logs so that our guests can make the room even cosier with a real fire. There is a wall mounted LCD TV with Freeview and a DVD player. For days when guests just want to relax in the house we have provided a wide selection of books, games and puzzles suitable for most age groups. Guests have free use of the cottage Wi-Fi, useful for researching local attractions and keeping in touch with friends and family. The living room opens onto the kitchen dining area to make a light and sociable space.

Cooking and dining at home

Photo: Kitchen dining room

Kitchen dining room with rustic pine plank table

The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering (although Sidmouth has a wealth of places to eat within easy walking distance!). The pine plank dining table seats four and the kitchen facilities include a gas hob (stovetop), electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher. At the back of the house, just outside the kitchen door is a lean-to with a washer/drier. To help our guests unwind after their journey we provide a welcome tray with coffee, tea, sugar and biscuits as well as fresh milk in the fridge.

After their stay in March 2018 Janine M said the most memorable aspect of their stay was ” cosy mornings with a hearty cooked breakfast before starting the day’s adventures. Kitchen so well equipped our sister and brother in law popped in to be fed too”.


Photo: Double bedroom

Double bedroom with wardrobe, dressing table and a comfy king size bed

The master bedroom is a cosy double room. The bed is a European 5 foot king-size bed (which our American guests may know as a Queen) with a Silentnight pocket sprung mattress. We want our guests to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep so with this in mind:

  • The curtains have black out linings so that you won’t be disturbed by early morning sunshine.
  • We’ve provided a radio alarm clock for those who like to be up with the lark.
  • The duvets and pillows are non-allergenic.
  • In the winter you can use the thermostatic radiator valves to adjust the bedroom temperatures to suit your own preferences.

Twin bedroom

Photo: Twin bedroom

Twin bedroom two 3′ beds, with chest of drawers and hanging space

The second bedroom is a comfortable twin room with two 3′ single beds with Silentnight pocket sprung mattresses. It has hanging space and a pine chest of drawers. The large window looks out over the back garden. Please note that due to the unusual shape of the room it’s not possible to push the two single beds together to make a double. Bed linen is provided and both bedrooms have mirrors and hair dryers.

Family bathroom

Photo: Family bathroom

Family bathroom

The bathroom features a bath, electric shower over the bath, basin and w.c. There’s also a ladder-style radiator for drying towels and keeping the bathroom warm in the winter. Instant hot water is provided by a combination boiler. We provide bath and hand towels at no extra charge (please note that we don’t provide beach towels).

How the rooms are arranged

Plan: ground floor layout

Plan showing the ground floor layout

Plan: first floor layout

Plan showing the first floor layout

Parking and the cottage garden

Photo: The outside of the house & garden

The outside of the house & garden

At the front of the house guests have free use of a private off-street parking area with space for one car. At the back, the kitchen door opens onto a private patio with table and chairs so that in summertime guests can take advantage of the morning and evening sunshine. Further down the garden there is a sunny, sheltered seating area with two benches and views across to the hills on the other side of the Sid Valley. It’s an ideal spot to relax with the Sunday papers or a good book. The long back garden features a variety of flowering shrubs and trees and is laid with local stone chippings.

After their stay in April 2019 Stuart A said their favourite memory was “following the sun up the garden with a good book and a glass of wine!” And in July 2018 Phillip N said the most memorable aspect of their stay was ”having breakfast in the garden”.


Photo: white roses over the front door
Badge: AA 4 star grading

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The cottage was absolutely lovely, extremely clean and fresh feeling. It was also well stocked with everything you need for your stay – cleaning products, kindling, logs, etc. In fact this cottage was the best stocked cottage we’ve stayed in! Also, there was a lot of information supplied, very well organised in separate folders. All in all a lovely cottage in a lovely place!

Ruth & Matthew L from Derbyshire

April 2019

We just felt so happy and relaxed it was hard to leave.

Elizabeth & Leslie J from Daventry

September 2014

The most memorable aspect: “Playing board games by the fire and Alfie’s first holiday”

Angie U from Banbury

November 2015

We were all very happy with the cottage. Very nicely decorated and comfortable.

Clara T from London

June 2013

…a very comfortable stay in a tastefully decorated cottage.
Ann D from Stoke on Trent

November 2015

This cottage is a gem. The owners put a great deal of effort into it – and it shows! Small cottage, beautifully formed – you will not be disappointed and will not want for anything.
I would return in a heart beat.

Elaine B from Woking

May 2019

We found Chandlers Cottage very cosy, very well equipped with the necessary items and lots more thoughtful touches on top
Chris J from Halstead

September 2018

The cosy fire, comfy beds and the lovely welcome pack made it a delightful stay.

Stacey & Andy S from Southampton

December 2012

The house is beautiful and includes everything you could possibly need. A lot of thought and care has clearly gone in to making this property a comfortable holiday home. Could not fault it.

Daryl R from Hemel Hempstead

February 2018

Lovely weather – breakfast, afternoon tea and even dinner in the garden – lovely suntrap. Really a lovely place to stay, we hope to visit again.
Claire T from Sandhurst

June 2018 and September 2017

Access statement

Some notes on accessibility

Chandler’s cottage is arranged on two floors. The bedrooms and the bathroom are upstairs on the first floor and accessed by a fairly steep and narrow staircase which makes the cottage unsuitable for guests with limited mobility. The shower is over the bath so has a high step into it. The ground floor is mostly level with one small step at the front door and another between the living room and kitchen. Guests have exclusive use of the private off-road parking area immediately in front of the cottage.

It’s a 15 to 20 minute level walk from the cottage to the town centre and sea front. There’s a regular bus service that stops within 5 minutes walk of the cottage and goes into the town centre and also to neighbouring towns and to Exeter. There are also local minicab services available.

Chandler’s Cottage access statement

If you have specific concerns please use our detailed access statement to help you judge whether Chandler’s Cottage will meet your needs:

>> Chandler’s Cottage access statement (PDF)

We want to make sure that the cottage is a good fit for you so if you have any questions at all about the cottage facilities please feel free to contact us.

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