Chandler’s Cottage self-catering holiday let

Holidays at Chandler’s Cottage – in a nutshell

  • The cottage sleeps up to four people.
  • Two bedrooms: one with a king-size double bed and one with two single beds.
  • Comfortable living room with log burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
  • Mature garden with outdoor seating.
  • A family bathroom with a bath and shower.
  • Smoke free environment.
  • Exclusive use of the off-road parking space immediately in front of the house.
  • Free access to the cottage Wi-Fi.
  • Sorry, but no dogs or other pets allowed (apart from registered assistance animals).
  • Pleasant level riverside walk to the town centre and beaches

The cottage in detail

Room to relax

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 TV with Freeview and a DVD player. For days when you just want to relax in the house we have provided a mini reading library, plus some games and puzzles suitable for most age groups. Guests have free use of the cottage Wi-Fi. The living room opens onto the kitchen dining area to make a light and sociable space.

The living room features:

  • A pair of comfy two-seater sofas
  • Flat screen Freeview TV with HDMI connections
  • DVD player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Wood burning stove
  • A mini reading library
  • Board games

Cooking and dining at home

The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering (although Sidmouth has a wealth of places to eat within easy walking distance!). To help you unwind after your 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”.

Kitchen facilities:

  • Pine plank dining table that seats four
  • A gas hob (stovetop)
  • Electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with ice box
  • Dishwasher.
  • At the back of the house, just outside the kitchen door is a lean-to with a washer/drier.


Both bedrooms are cosy and comfortable, so you can enjoy a good night’s sleep and recharge your batteries ready for another day exploring East Devon.

Bedroom features:

  • Both bedrooms are upstairs on the first floor, along with the family bathroom.
  • The master bedroom is a cosy double with a European 5 foot king-size bed (which our American guests may know as a Queen).
  • The second bedroom is a comfortable twin room with two 3 foot single beds.
  • Please note that due to the unusual shape of the twin room it’s not possible to push the two single beds together to make a double.
  • The curtains have black out linings so you won’t be disturbed by early morning sunshine and the master bedroom has a blackout blind too.
  • We’ve provided an alarm clock for those who like to be up with the lark.
  • The duvets and pillows are non-allergenic.
  • In the winter use the thermostatic radiator valves to adjust the bedroom temperatures to suit your own preferences.
  • Bed linen is provided and both bedrooms have mirrors and hair dryers.

The family bathroom

After a busy day walking the coast path take a relaxing soak in the bath or a refreshing shower with instant hot water provided by a combination boiler.

The bathroom features:

  • Bath with electric shower over it
  • Wash basin
  • W.C.
  • A ladder-style radiator for drying towels and keeping the bathroom warm in the winter.
  • Instant hot water from a combination boiler.
  • We provide bath and hand towels at no extra charge (please note that we don’t provide beach towels).

Parking and the cottage garden

At the front of the house guests have free use of a private off-street parking area with space for one car. A second car can be parked in the road across the entrance to the parking bay.

At the back, the kitchen door opens onto a private patio with table and chairs so that guests can take advantage of the morning and evening Summertime 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.

Photo: white roses over the front door

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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.

Photo: heat detector

Your safety matters

For your peace of mind you can be reassured that:

  • We have carried out a fire risk assessment;
  • The house book includes safety and fire prevention guidance and evacuation procedures;
  • The cottage has an interconnected mains wired smoke/fire alarm system;
  • There is a fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen;
  • There are carbon monoxide detectors near to the log burner and the gas powered boiler;
  • We provide emergency torch lights in case of power cuts;
  • We commission annual appliance safety checks and a 5 yearly periodic electrical safety inspection from a qualified electrician and we carry out regular visual checks;
  • We commission an annual landlords gas safety check from a qualified heating engineer;
  • The chimney is swept annually and certified by an NACS registered sweep.
  • There is a well stocked Red Cross home first aid kit with a small first aid handbook for guests use.

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