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The Crows Nest



About this property

As the name suggests, "The Crows Nest" has spectacular views of Sidmouth. Lyme Bay, the Sid Valley and the distant red cliffs to the west can all be enjoyed from this vantage point. This spacious house is located in one of the most prestigious residential areas of Sidmouth, yet only a short downhill walk to the sea front and town centre. The secluded, south-facing, decked garden is a real delight with ornamental planting and teak garden furniture. All the windows are double glazed with "New England" style internal shutters to the main rooms. The Crows Nest is ideally located to explore Sidmouth and the world renowned Jurassic coastline and other Devon attractions. 

ACCOMMODATION: Large entrance porch and hall. Contemporary kitchen with integrated appliances and family breakfast table. Access to the enclosed rear garden. Two steps down to the superb living room enjoying an abundance of natural light with panoramic views over Sidmouth and Lyme Bay. Oak dining suite and leather sofas, soft lighting and neutral colour schemes with oak laminate flooring. Polished iron mantelpiece with a working gas fire. French doors and steps leading to the south-west facing garden. Off the inner hall there is a single bedroom with a luxury shower room and WC adjacent. Easy rising stairs to the first floor. The master bedroom is absolutely stunning with a Juliette Balcony and French doors, large picture windows overlooking the Seafront and Bay. King size bed, TV and fitted wardrobes. Single bedroom and a further double bedroom. All the bedrooms have oak furniture and "memory foam" mattresses on the beds and made up with quality bed linen and towels. Bathroom with shower over bath and WC.  


Changeover day: Saturday 

No Pets 

Private parking for two cars 

Large flat-screen digital plasma TV with HD Freeview.DVD/CD.iPod sound dock Additional TV in main bedroom. 

Wi Fi 

Electric oven with ceramic hob. Fridge/Freezer. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Microwave. 

Bed linen and towels are included (but please bring your own beach towels if required). 

Gas central heating.  

Double glazed windows. 

Enclosed south-facing decked garden. 

10% discount for up to 4 guests during non-school holidays. 

Visitor Comments

22nd April 2017: Lovely week, enjoyed the sun! Beautiful walk over to Otterton and Branscombe. Loved the house, and easter treats and wine, Thank you.

15th April 2017: We have had a brilliant week in Sidmouth at The Crows Nest. Thank you for our treats on arrival - very much appreciated. Also for such a clean, well equipped , lovely home with fabulous views. We have spent part of each day looking out over Sidmouth. The weather has been good and we have done some great coastal walks. We hope to return next year. The Lee family

24th March 2017: Wonderful to be back, but as someone mentioned before, the only drawback is having to leave.Time gone too quickly, can't wait to come back.Thank you again. Sue & Colin

18th February 2017 - 'Wow! Lovely house in the best location. We really enjoyed our stay. Quick trot into town with the added touch of peace on the hill. Thank you for sharing.' The Hendersons & The Bernards

11th February 2017 - 'The worst thing about this place is the fact we have to leave! It is just wonderful here and I never want to leave.' Ruth & James

5th February 2017 - 'Thank you for a lovely long weekend. Comfy, hospitable & spacious house. Fantastic sea views. Hopefully be back again. Thank you for the biscuits.' The Edwards family.

17th December 2016 - 'I've stayed in this little corner of Sidmouth for countless years. I've made so many entries in Visitor Books and they all say the same - wonderful, fantastic...great to be back...Crows Nest just gets better and better - love the new flooring, cushions etc. Lovely to read how others have enjoyed it too...(if you ever need house sitters we'll be back in a flash!!!). Thank you once more for your lovely house. Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2017 to all.' Sue and Colin, Ruislip

29th October 2016 - 'A very beautiful home in a stunning location. Fabulously well kitted out with all you could need. A real home away from home! We have been blessed with the most terrific weather and have made the most of our stay. We hope very much to return. Thank you and very warmest regards.' The Garlick Family, London

8th October 2016 - ' We have loved staying in this beautiful home with its fantastic views. The bed was so comfortable. Have had some good days out in Budleigh Salterton, Beer & Lyme Regis. Many thanks for providing such a lovely holiday home & also for the wine, milk and biscuits.' Chris & Carolyn, Cheshire

August 2016 - 'Thank you for providing us with such a beautiful place to stay over the past few days. It is a perfect holiday home with so much space for the kids to enjoy, amazing views and in a great location. We can't wait to visit again soon!' The Gisby family

10th August 2016 - 'Enjoyed our stay here. Lovely house, clean and everything you could wish for.' The Isaac family

August 2016 - 'Thank you for 'lending' us your beautiful house for a week. The views are just amazing and I have enjoyed every minute spent gazing out to sea. Thank you again.' Mollie & Adam

2nd July 2016 - 'What great views and perfect for walks along the coast. Our daughter spent a week working at the Donkey Sanctuary which she adored.' The Beu family

25th June 2016 - 'Our second visit. Superb as usual - and everywhere lovely and clean on arrival. So much to enjoy in and around Sidmouth. We'll be back in October!!' The Sweenie family

18th June 2016 - 'This place is like home from home now. Brought our latest addition (3 month old Imogen) this time and she loved it too! Weather hasn't been too kind but we have kept ourselves entertained. We'd recommend Pecorama for a family day out and the Victoria for afternoon tea. 'Til next year.....' The White family

11th June 2016 - 'Thank you for a lovely week in your beautiful house. We have really enjoyed it and have been very comfortable. Also many thanks for the 'goodies' you left for us.' The Bush family

7th May 2016 - 'We have had a lovely time, weather exceeded our expectations. Lovely house and view from main bedroom and courtyard. Very comfortable beds, nicely decorated house and very clean.' The Newman family

30th April 2016 - 'We have had a wonderful time in your very special home. The weather has been up and down but still we have lovely memories here. Thanks once again for sharing your home with us.' The Smiths

At a glance

Price per week, from:

£475 to £1465

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  • Propert Ref: 318
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bed format: 2 double, 2 single
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Shower Room: 1


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Short Walk Beach
  • Short Walk Pub
  • Sea View
  • Character
  • OK for Less Able
  • Broadband/Wi Fi
  • Linen Inc
  • Double beds
  • Single Beds
  • Shower Room


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Price Breaks from 2017 Week Price Short Break Price*
17 Jun to 21 Jul £985 £690
22 Jul to 01 Sep £1465 £1026
02 Sep to 08 Sep £935 £655
09 Sep to 22 Sep £785 £550
23 Sep to 20 Oct £655 £458
21 Oct to 27 Oct £785 £550
28 Oct to 22 Dec £475 £333
Christmas £985 £690
New Year £985 £690
Price Breaks from 2018 Week Price Short Break Price*
01 Jan to 23 Mar £500 £350
24 Mar to 13 Apr £770 £539
14 Apr to 27 Apr £645 £451
28 Apr to 25 May £685 £479
26 May to 01 Jun £975 £683
02 Jun to 15 Jun £930 £651
16 Jun to 20 Jul £1035 £725
21 Jul to 31 Aug £1535 £1075
01 Sep to 14 Sep £975 £683
15 Sep to 28 Sep £825 £578
29 Sep to 19 Oct £685 £479
20 Oct to 26 Oct £825 £578
27 Oct to 21 Dec £500 £350
Christmas £1035 £725
New Year £1035 £725
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*Short Break prices shown are for 3 nights only, please call for 4 or 5 night prices if required. Short Breaks are available from the end of October half term to the start of the Easter school holidays, or at the owners' discretion for a last minute booking at other times of the year. Unfortunately it would be most unusual for us to be in a position to consider a short break at peak holiday times, such as the October and February half terms or over the Christmas, New Year and Easter breaks.