The holiday cottage location

Chandler's Cottage

A quiet residential street walking distance from the town centre and sea front and a couple of minutes from the Byes riverside nature reserve.
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, pubs and bus stops within a few minutes walk.

At the end of the road, just a couple of minutes from the house, is a riverside park 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 under 20 minutes you’ll find yourself on the Esplanade, overlooking Sidmouth beach and the distinctive red cliffs of the 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. Our nearest pub is just a 5 minute walk away – the Volunteer, which offers good freshly cooked food in a family friendly environment.

Photo: The Byes, Sidmouth, near Chandler's Cottage

Getting there

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.

Some of our guests comments on the cottage location:

Photo: Wild garlic on the Byes in Spring

Wild garlic on the Byes in the Spring

Photo: An Autumn walk along the Byes beside the river Sid

An Autumn walk along the Byes beside the river Sid

{My mobility is not so good but I found the bus service from the end of the road to town invaluable when tired,
Ali B from Stroud, 11th stay, August 2023
{Excellent location for using the Byes to walk into town. Lovely coastline that was good for walking.
Richard D from Droitwich Spa, June 2023
{Buses seem well worth using. Exmouth, Seaton, Honiton all within an hour on the bus.
Ronnie W from Forest of Dean, May 2023
{An excellent location for sightseeing.
Jim S from Rayleigh, April 2023
{The cottage was a perfect stay in Sidmouth. It was about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the centre and sea front either footpath along the road or along the edge of the river. The cottage was in a peaceful location, with a long garden for quiet meals or moments.
Nicki R from Evesham, August 2022
{Great walk to the beach. Easy to get a bus if needed though.
Sophie NH from High Wycombe, August 2022
{Liked the easy access to nearby park and river to walk towards the town centre. The cottage was a great location to do day trips to interesting places on the Jurassic Coast
Debby L from Southampton, June 2022
{Nice to be able to walk into Sidmouth at night and not have to drive.
Sarah & Stuart L from Solihull, October 2020
{We loved walking through the Byes and over the ford to the seafront.
Karen & Kevin U from Leicester, July 2019
{Perfect location – lovely walk down the Byes to the sea. Spar just nearby (& better Co-op and Tesco not far).
Dickie T from London, April 2018

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