Nestled between Peak Hill and Salcombe Hill, in the middle of East Devon’s AONB, lies the regency seaside town of Sidmouth; the perfect year-round holiday destination for all members of the family.
We have a range of holiday cottages in Sidmouth, with its abundance of independent shops it is well worth a visit, whilst the esplanade overlooks the picturesque and tranquil beach. Towards the western end of the promenade an area of sand is uncovered at low tide, along with rock pools perfect for adventures with the kids. A short walk around the pathway under the red sandstone cliffs you can find Jacobs Ladder which offers a mile of sandy beach at low tide and colourful beach huts. Climb up Jacobs Ladder to find Connaught Gardens, here there is the most wonderful café offering the biggest homemade cakes you have ever seen! Each Sunday evening throughout the summer you can sit and watch the Sidmouth Town Band play.
We have a beautiful selection of places to stay in Sidmouth. The town and the seafront offer a wide range of activities, while quiet serenity can be enjoyed in the towns gardens and outskirts. There are a range of restaurants and pubs from delicious seafood at Neils to heart Sunday roasts in countryside Inns. The first week of August Sidmouth hosts the annual Folk Festival, bringing folk music concerts, dancing, children’s events and street performances. New for May 2022 is Sidmouth International Jazz & Blues Festival we have the perfect self-catering in Sidmouth where you can recharge your batteries.
Nearby villages & hamlets…
The exceptional countryside offers very pretty hamlets close by such as Bulverton, Harcombe and Harpford. Sidford is the village that has now become joined to Sidmouth’s outskirts, in the direction of Sidbury. Sidbury is a delightful village at the head of the Sid Valley, a pretty place of thatch, slate and white-washed cob, many of the cottages belong to the 16th Century. There is a good village shop, butchers, pub and pretty church. This area has some wonderful walking territory with an extensive network of footpaths leading between villages.
Wiggaton is a pretty hamlet situated between Sidmouth & Ottery St Mary so it is a perfect location for exploring all of East Devon. It is a quiet, rural location surrounded by farmland and countryside. The coast is a short drive away so it’s perfect for day trips to the seaside.
The delightful thatched village of Otterton offers great self-catering in Devon. This pretty village is quietly tucked away in between unfolding hills beside the River Otter. With its traditional village green, stream and rows of charming thatched cottages, this is a picture postcard location. From the Otterton Mill café, enjoy a lovely 3 mile walk along the river takes to Budleigh Salterton. Otterton is also on the route of the Coast hopper bus running at regular intervals from Exmouth to Sidmouth in season.
Between Sidmouth and Branscombe are the beautifully un-commercialised beaches and hamlets of Weston and Salcombe Regis. We have some delightful holiday homes in Salcombe Regis and Weston, alongside the beloved Donkey Sanctuary.
Look through our beautiful Sidmouth self-catering accommodation below to find your next holiday home.