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

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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:
23 February, 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


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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Very comfortable, well equipped, sea views, comfy beds - we'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious and comfortable apartment with stunning sea views from this historic terrace. Full of character, it's very well equipped, and the new gas boiler ensures that it's warm, and plenty of hot water (though we turned it off while out).

Plenty of kitchen equipment - glasses, cutlery, and a pleasure to eat in the kitchen-diner.

Being in the town we wondered if it would be noisy - not at all. It's also ideally placed to stroll down to The Bedford Hotel for a pre-dinner drink or to eat.

Our first stay but we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful position, view outstanding.

  • 4 of 5

No worries over parking due to the permit supplied. Such a well equipped house. Breakfast in the sunshine on the balcony with a sea view. So close to all the shore, shops, restaurants and tea shops. We never used the car all week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prime location

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our four night stay at this apartment. The location was perfect, only a short walk to the town centre and seaside. Beautiful views from the lounge room with something always happening on the greens! Sidmouth is a picturesque coastal town which we very much enjoyed! Thanks, Jenny.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and hope that we will welcome you again in the future!
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Excellent location and we would definitely stay there again.

  • 4 of 5

With four bedrooms ideal for two families but only having one parking permit let's that down somewhat. Quite a lot of stairs to climb for anyone who has walking difficulties so would not recommend for them. Generally nice and clean however some paint work needs refreshing. The apartment is very well eqipped especially in the kitchen. Lovely views over cricket ground, tennis court and croquet lawns from the balcony with a beautiful sea view. Easy access to beach and shops. Bus stops to several places and a free bus to donkey sanctuary only a minute away from apartment. We had a lovely holiday in June 2016 and really like Sidmouth. Owner is very pleasant and easy to communicate with.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate that one parking permit is not always ideal however East Devon District Council will only allocate one permit per property and there is no option for me to purchase a second permit - there are however several roads nearby where visitors can park an additional car free of charge and there are also numerous car parks within a short walk of Fortfield Terrace. I am always able to give additional parking information if guests are planning to bring two cars.
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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
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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sidmouth in Devon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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