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Sea Views - Near The Beach - Perfect For Families - Pet-Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Eat-In Kitchen, Living Room, Balcony

5a Fortfield Terrace is a maisonette set over the first and second floors of a beautiful Regency townhouse with stunning views of the sea across Sidmouth's famous cricket ground. This lovely home is the perfect spot from which to enjoy East Devon's walks, culture and family attractions, or to simply take a breath and relax...

Our maisonette comfortably sleeps six people. We have a king sized bedroom and a double bedroom, both with sea views,plus two single bedrooms. There are two bathrooms; one shower room with a large double shower

and a bathroom with a shower over a generously sized bath.

There is a modern eat-in kitchen and the piece-de-resistance is the wonderful sitting room, with two sets of double French Doors leading onto our balcony. This has a perfect view, looking out to the sea over beautifully manicured tennis courts, croquet lawns and cricket ground.

We are pleased to be dog friendly and hope your four legged friend enjoys your holiday as much as you!

Whilst freshly laundered bathmats, hand towels and kitchen towels will be provided, we ask that you bring your own bedding and towels. We are able to supply bedding and towels for an additional charge - £20 per King or Double and £10 per Single.

We have one parking permit for the residents parking bays in front of the terrace. If you have more than one car there is usually ample parking to be found on nearby Glen Road.

More Details

Jenny Whittingham
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Jenny Whittingham

I grew up in Gloucestershire, and now live in London. After spending my twenties working in PR & Communications for interiors and design brands, I recently founded a jewellery business called Digby Hamilton.

Jenny Whittingham purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Jenny Whittingham chose East Devon

Our family has owned this property for 35 years, and it has been the location of many happy family holidays for three generations. I was brought here by my parents for my first holiday here when I was just a few months old and my son recently had his first holiday here too!

It is the one place that we all properly unwind and relax. We love that you can set the pace of the holiday depending on how you are feeling. If you want to be busy and outdoors there are endless activities, but if you fancy a gentle day you can happily while away the time pottering around Sidmouth, enjoying the Regency period property and taking in the gorgeous views.

What makes this apartment unique

The period charm of this property is a highlight. It has lovely character and features which are complemented by a modern kitchen and bathrooms.

Looking out across Sidmouth's cricket ground to the sea, the view is simply beautiful. Even if it is a grey winter day, you can still enjoy the view through the double French doors leading from the living room onto the balcony.

Our location is second-to-none. All of the amenities of Sidmouth are within easy walking distance, from pretty boutiques to independent food shops and lovely restaurants, cafes and pubs.

You needn't drive anywhere if you don't feel like it, and if you are without a car there are plenty of buses which connect into Exeter or Honiton.

Our family dogs love their holidays in Sidmouth, enjoying pretty walks and swimming in the sea, so we are very happy for you to bring your dog with you too.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sidmouth in Devon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The downstairs bathroom benefits from a generously sized bath, with a shower over it too. The upstairs shower room has a lovely big double shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    King Size Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Single Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Single Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom is painted a restful soft yellow, and has an original period fireplace. It is complemented by stripped floorboards, simple white painted furniture and a pewter effect king size bed. It benefits from a sea view. Next door, a double bedroom painted a pretty pale lilac has a built in wardrobe, chest of drawers and a dressing table/desk. This also has a lovely sea view. On the same floor, there is a sweet little single bedroom, painted a gentle green colour, with hooks to hang clothes, a large bedside table with drawers and a chair. Just down a short run of stairs is a further bedroom, another single with a chest of drawers. This is painted a soft stone shade with nautical touches.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)


Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodation, beautiful views and fabulous position in the town.

The owner, Jenny is very helpful and obliging too.

Will definitely be returning and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property & position

  • 5 of 5

Another lovely week in this super maisonette.

Position couldn't be bettered.

Very well equipped.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect situation for a week by the sea

  • 4 of 5

Fortfield Terrace is the most sought-after place to live and stay in Sidmouth, for those who enjoy an open central position, five minutes' walk from the shops, with views of the sea, the cricket pitch and the croquet. The season only gets underway in April, but we had perfect weather to start the last week of March. The air was like wine, camellias and magnolias everywhere and no need to leave this lovely apartment to enjoy sun, sea and the scent of newly-mown grass, from the sitting room and its balcony. Our collie Bertie had other ideas, however. Many cafes are now dog-friendly and he took us up the Glen, over to the beaches, along the prom and the Byes, making us friends wherever we went. He pulled us into Dukes, which he remembered from last year. There we all sampled the local fish and chips and other more sophisticated Devon delights. Bertie loves home-made chips, it seems! He did not enjoy the stairs in the apartment, even though they are thickly carpeted and shallow, but we loved our sunny holiday home: the books, large, airy, light rooms, comfortable beds and well-appointed kitchen. Jenny's two helpers, who arrived on Friday to clean after us were very charming. However, it would be good to have a local contact for the holiday, especially at the start, since unforeseen problems can arise, the host lives far away and is not always available: when we arrived, the heating was inexplicably not working and the water cold. The wall switch was on and shining, but did not respond on any setting. After a long search, it appeared a ?guest had tried to be helpful by turning off the boiler inside, not on the visible wall plug, and not covered by Jenny's other really useful instructions. Otherwise, it was a delightful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Elegant , home from home

  • 4 of 5

A lovely stay with friends. Facilities and position ideal

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely old property

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a good stay. The house suited us. It was warm and the facilities were OK. Getting rid of the kitchen bin rubbish was more troublesome though due to the restricted size of the bins along the seafront.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful large and airy property

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous place to stay! The sea views from the wonderful large windows were amazing and the beautiful balcony was a bonus. The apartment was much bigger than we expected! It was spacious, comfortable, clean and well decorated. We loved it and would not hesitate to book it again when staying in Sidmouth. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Change Over Days:

Change over days are Fridays for weekly lets, or Mondays/Fridays for shorter breaks.


Prices are for weekly lets, please do call or email if you are looking for a shorter break as we may be able to offer a three or four night stay.

Whilst freshly laundered bath mats, hand towels and kitchen towels are provided, we ask that you bring your own bedding, bath towels and beach towels (plus towels for your dog after wet walks). King size bedding can be provided for a small charge of £15.


We require a 50% deposit to secure the booking, with the final balance plus a £100 security deposit due 6 weeks before your stay. If the booking is made within 6 weeks of your stay, full payment will be required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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