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Sidmouth & Nearby

The jewel in East Devon's crown

What better choice than a holiday cottage in Sidmouth for your self-catering holiday accommodation? Peak Hill and Salcombe Hill overlook the town of Sidmouth which is surrounded by exceptional countryside- much of which has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty or is owned by the National Trust. This busy and attractive town, with its abundance of interesting, independent shops is well worth a visit, whilst the esplanade overlooks the picturesque and tranquil beach. Towards the western end of the promenade you can find Clifton Beach, this is perfect for children with buckets and spades as has abundance of sand at low tide. This is the perfect spot for rock pooling adventures with plenty of sea life to be found. 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. If you walk up Jacobs Ladder itself you can 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. The town and the seafront offer a wide range of activities, while quiet serenity can be enjoyed in the towns parks and gardens. Sidmouth offers a variety of interests to all visitors – young and old alike. We have a selection of Sidmouth holiday cottages for everyone to choose from. During the first week of August Sidmouth hosts the annual; Folk Festival which really brings the town alive with folk music concerts, dancing, children’s events and street performances

Bulverton, Harcombe and Harpford are all very pretty hamlets close by and 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 and pub, along with the Church of St Giles reputed to date back some 1300 years. There are also some lovely walks through lanes and surrounding fields. The very pretty Sweetcombe Walk starts from the village car park and is well worth doing. Sidbury is about 3 miles from the beach at Sidmouth and 5 miles from the busy and interesting market town of Honiton – famous the world over for its lace which dates back to Elizabethan times and antique shops. 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.

This area has some wonderful walking territory with an extensive network of footpaths leading from the village. This is a taste of rural East Devon yet within a short drive of the coastal resorts of Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. 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, village street edge by a leat and rows of charming thatched cottages, this is a picture postcard location. An historic inn and working water mill with bakery, tea room and craft shop complete the setting for a complete ‘away from it all’ holiday. A lovely 3 mile walk along the river takes you 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 are based in the hamlet of Weston and it is also where The Donkey Sanctuary is located, we would love for you to nip in say hello when you are in the area!

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