The 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.

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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

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

August 2012

Very easy to self cater (local supermarkets, restaurants) sea front very easy walk
Lesley A from Birmingham

May 2016

We loved walking through the Byes and over the ford to the seafront

Karen & Kevin U from Leicester

July 2019

Very good location with parking
Bev E from Wiltshire

November 2015

Very beautiful scenery – great walks along the Byes
Sally K from Guildford

May 2016

Lovely and quiet and everything to hand
Christine B from Bristol

June 2017

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

September 2012

My parents particularly loved the park at the end of the road, and Sidmouth itself.

Jemma B from Nottingham

October 2015

Such a good base… lovely walks here but lots to do nearby too
Dawn C from Warwickshire

August 2013

A number of very good villages on the coast to browse or watch the world go by e.g. Branscombe, Beer
Stuart A from Birmingham

June 2016

We have had a wonderful relaxing stay… a quiet location yet within 10 minute walking distance from seafront.
Julia P from Reading

September 2014

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