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.
Top Traveller Review
Great property & positionGreat property & position
Position couldn't be bettered.
Very well equipped.
About the Owner
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.
(18 traveller reviews)
Great property & position
Another lovely week in this super maisonette.
Position couldn't be bettered.
Very well equipped.
Perfect situation for a week by the sea
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.
Elegant , home from home
A lovely stay with friends. Facilities and position ideal
Lovely old property
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.
Wonderful large and airy property
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!!
Very comfortable, well equipped, sea views, comfy beds - we'll be back!
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!
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Adventurous outdoor souls will be able to explore the Jurassic coastline and surrounding countryside on an array of wonderful walks. Keep yourself busy with Sidmouth's superb eighteen hole golf course, sea fishing trips from nearby Beer and a selection of watersports from Sidmouth beach. Unwind at one of Devon's vineyards, including Lily Farm Vineyeard near Budleigh Salterton.
There is endless fun to be had for families in an around Sidmouth. The beach, although pebbly at the top, is within very easy walking distance and has an enormous stretch of sand at low tide (and access directly to the sand from the end of the promenade), plus super rock pools. Jurassic Paddle Sports offers kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing lessons, and/or equipment hire. Hire tennis courts, try your hand at the putting course, walk to the little playground, head to the indoor pool for a swim or try the cinema on a rainy afternoon. There are many fun days out to be had too, including Bicton Park, Creely Adventure Park and The Donkey Sanctuary.
Fortfield Terrace is a mere hop, skip and jump from Sidmouth's bustling centre, which is full to bursting with swish independent shops and boutiques, perfect for fashion finds, gorgeous gifts and heavenly homewares. In addition to our local butcher, green grocer, fishmonger, delis and bakeries, you will find a jolly good Waitrose a short drive from Fortfield Terrace and an extremely handy Tesco Express within walking distance too.
Sidmouth boasts a wide selection of lovely restaurants, cafes and pubs, with something to suit every palette. Just a few of our favourites include The Pea Green Boat, The Loft and Dukes.
If you are in need of pampering there are a numerous beauticians and hairdressers in Sidmouth. A particular favourite is Aspara at The Royal York & Faulkner Hotel - book your treatment before your holiday to guarentee an appointment.
Sidmouth's summer season means there need never be a dull moment; from the fun of Folk Week in August, to fabulously traditional open air performances by the Sidmouth Town Band at the Connaught Gardens and a varied selection of plays at the Manor Pavillion.
We are a doggie friendly holiday home, and two bowls are provided for your pooch. We do not have a garden but you can easily take your four legged friend for a little walk to do his or her business! Sidmouth is generally a dog-friendly town and you will find that most cafes and pubs are generally happy for dogs to have a nap under your table. The main beach forbids dogs from 1st May - 30th September, however Jacob's Ladder Beach allows dogs all year around, as long as you walk 100m along the top of the beach before heading down to the sand.
Or simply sit back on the balcony and enjoy the sea view with a tempting tipple and the soothing sound of leather on willow in the background...
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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
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
From the Owner
“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.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Fireplace ...
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Oven ...
- Hob ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Stereo ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- winery tours
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 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.
- Balcony ...
- Max. occupancy: 6
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome