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Ada at Goviers

Sidmouth, Devon
Sleeps 4Bedrooms 2Bathrooms 2Pets not allowed WiFi
Quality in tourism grade - 4 Star Silver
Assessors Comment:

It was a pleasure to meet with the owner of Ada and to understand the rich and interesting history of the property. The flat has been completely renovated to a very high standard and having spoken with the owner it most certainly has been a labour of love. This is reflected in the “eye for detail” and the finishing touches within the flat.

Quality in tourism logo

Exceeds guests minimum requirements

A good level of quality & facilities

Consistently high levels of quality & facilities

Exceptional quality throughout

Orange - Standard level of quality within their star rating

Silver - Superior level of quality within their star rating

Gold - Supreme level of quality within their star rating

Changeover: FridayProperty Reference Number: 547WP-41976 / API-25193


This brand-new apartment, up a single flight of stairs, is the ultimate in loft living with a very bright and airy feel, and the considerable bonus of a private sheltered roof terrace! Benefiting from being in the heart of Sidmouth, with the shops, amenities, award winning public gardens, esplanade and the beach all within easy level walking distance, this property offers the perfect opportunity for a relaxing holiday and will be in high demand all year round. Whether you wish to visit Sidmouth in the Summer to enjoy the World Heritage Jurassic Coast or visit out of season to for a relaxing break to spend time enjoying Sidmouth's unique selection of quality shops, tearooms, and restaurants you are sure to find Ada the perfect base. 

The apartment has a double bedroom with king bed and a luxury ensuite walk-in shower; there is a further double bedroom and bathroom. The spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area has a lofty ceiling with sumptuous leather sofas and an extendable dining table to comfortably seat six with a further table and four chairs on the roof terrace. There is gas central heating, high speed Wi-Fi and a new smart TV.

Parking: The long stay car park is at the western end of the seafront, up the hill towards Jacobs Ladder beach, where you can purchase a weekly ticket from the East Devon Council website for £25, this ticket covers all EDDC car parks. 

Jula (downstairs) may be booked in conjunction with Ada as Goviers Cottage to provide combined accommodation for 6 people; so why not enjoy these lovely apartments with your family or friends?

History: Goviers Cottage has been created from the upper floors of the famous Goviers China Shop which was established in Sidmouth in 1904 and was run by the building's current owners from 1983 until the shop closed and mail order business sold in 2019. For the last 3 years they have lovingly planned, rebuilt, and repurposed this 300-year-old historic building. It now provides retail space on the High Street for 'Liberty Belle' a small furniture/gift shop and two luxury holiday apartments on the upper floors named 'Ada' (Govier) after the founder of the business and 'Jula' (Angela Govier) Ada's granddaughter who decorated and sold her pottery in the shop in the 1950s. Both apartments are accessed off the quiet pedestrian Church Lane and have been superbly fitted out, themed with images depicting the history of the business and building, mixed with stunning photographs of the Jurassic coastline taken by the owners.

Sidmouth is a brilliant base for any age of guest, enjoy delicious food at great retaurants such as The Pea Green Boat to Lympstone Manor. Explore a range of activities on offer from nearby beaches off the South West Coat Path to day trips to The Donkey Sanctuary and Seaton Tramway. There is paddleboarding & kayaking available over the summer from Sidmouth beach or enjoy a round of golf at Sidmouth or Honiton Golf Club. 

Facts & Features

Property Type
  • Apartment
Kitchen Facilities
  • Cooker & Hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/ freezer
  • Internet
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Central Heating
  • Roof Terrace
  • Bathroom Towels
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bed Linen
  • Tumble Dryer
  • King Size Bed Available
  • Walk In Shower
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Walking Distance to Beach
  • Walking Distance to Supermarket
  • Walking Distance to Town Centre
  • Walking Distance to Pub
Quality In Tourism Grading
  • 4 Star Silver
Clean, Safe & Legal
  • Clean, Safe & Legal


Travel information to Devon

By car: From the A3052 Exeter to Lyme Regis road at the Bowd Inn take the B3175 turning towards Sidmouth.

By bus: From Exeter bus station take number 9 bus to Sidmouth Triangle. Approximately 50 minutes.

By train: The closest train station is Honiton. Approximately 15 minutes away.

By plane: The closest airport is Exeter International. Approximately 30 minutes

Local taxi company: Peak Taxis Sidmouth



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