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Peaceful Period Cottage

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Riverside 2 bedroom period cottage 20 mins walk to seafront and beach

The cottage is believed to be about 150 yrs old and retains many charming original features. It is fully double glazed & has gas central heating. The front door is reached by a flight of 5 steps so we don't recommend the cottage if there are mobility issues. Inside, the ceilings and doors are low in places, and there are some changes in level which need care. All part of the charm!

It adjoins National Trust land known as the Byes Riverside Park through which the river Sid passes close by on its way down to the sea about 1km distant. The accommodation is on 3 floors. 7 windows in the end elevation give fine rural views over the river valley. On the ground floor there is a well equipped kitchen, a small dining room, a comfortable sitting room with woodburning stove leading to a conservatory with with a round table and Lloyd Loom chairs - very suitable for meals or just relaxing. Outside there is a south facing sheltered patio and lawned garden with views to the river and across the valley. On the first floor is a charming bedroom with windows east & south, a bathroom with electric shower, bath, basin & toilet. Adjacent is another toilet with wash basin in which a washing machine is located. A flight of stairs leads to the second bedroom which also has 2 windows with lovely views.

At night it is often possible to hear the river if the windows are open.

More Details

Owner
Peter Jackson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

About Peter Jackson

Olga & I are a retired professional couple who have lived & worked mostly in the Midlands. We have also spent time working overseas so we have seen a good bit of the world. But we always say that there is nowhere more beautiful than the English countryside, and Sidmouth in particular. The cottage is in a unique peaceful position and yet the shops and beaches are easily accessible on foot.

We have seven grandchildren and they all love the place to bits.

We go there regularly both winter & summer. As a result the cottage feels warm and lived in. We have always had dogs and the cottage is ideally placed for them.

It will appeal to people who want to explore the area, have a seaside holiday, or just enjoy a restful break.

Peter Jackson purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Peter Jackson chose East Devon

Olga's family used to take many holidays at the nearby Salcombe Regis campsite and Sidmouth was the place that we got to know well So when the chance arose we bought the cottage in 1986. It's prime position overlooking the Byes Riverside Park is the special feature. Our guests repeatedly praise it's homely character and level of equipment and comfort which is due to the fact that we come here often ourselves.

Sidmouth is on the Jurassic Coast which offers outstanding UK coastal scenery. It is a completely unspoiled and unashamedly traditional stylish Regency seaside town. But there is a lot going on around the town including the well known folk festival every August. The Manor Pavilion Theatre presents frequent plays, musicals and recitals all to a very high standard.

There is an old fashioned cinema, the Norman Lockyear astronomical observatory open to visitors, and lots of eating establishments to suit all pockets! There are no amusement arcades or funfairs.

What makes this cottage unique

The best feature of the property is that you can, if you wish, park your car and find everything within easy walking distance.

However it is also an excellent base for touring the surrounding area. Our high proportion of repeat bookings speaks for itself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Some comments from our guestbook



AA writes 'We've had a fab holiday, what a lovely place Sidmouth is and what a lovely homely cottage you have!'



MB writes 'We have had a lovely week here - great location next to the park. Weather superb so made good use of the conservatory and garden.'



Margaret & Roy (Nottingham) write:We loved your cottage and it's super location. Sidmouth as lovely as we remembered.



JG and GG write: 3rd visit - Another enjoyable stay - Thankyou



Brian & Gina write: Thankyou very much for a wonderful rest in your lovely cottage. This is our first stay but will be coming again.



JS writes " Once again a very enjoyable stay - cottage very warm. Would recommend it to anyone. This was our second Xmas here and we will be back again! Thankyou."



Roger & Louise write: The cottage is charming as is Sidmouth & the surrounding countryside. We hope to come back - thankyou.
Oct 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sidmouth in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • town
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with full size bath/shower over, washbasin & wc. Further separate wc adjacent with washbasin, washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Each bedroom has 2 single full size divan beds with interior sprung mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Well behaved dogs allowed. £15 per dog per week. A stairgate is available. Outside: The south facing rear garden is bounded by an ancient cobblestone wall covered with roses. It overlooks attractive riverside parkland (The Byes). Garden furniture is available in the shed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Please bring sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and towels. In special circumstances we can provide the above at an additional cost of £12.50 per person per week. Property is cleaned between lettings. Other: One very small bedroom retained by owner for storage on first floor.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6 based on 26 reviews
5

Home from home by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We love this cottage, it has everything - handy for town, but in a quiet backwater, every comfort and convenience, and charming style

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Water Lane Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage, perfectly located, with all required facilities. We have stayed with you previously and will wish to do so again. Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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cottage by the byres

  • 4 of 5

had a great holiday with son and daughter-in-law.plus my 2 dogs.loved the cottage ,love the walks along the byres and loved the cleanleness and back in time feel of the back in time Sidmouth..visiited beer which we all enjoyed, budleigh salterton and seaton.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Very well equipt, Conservatory great for dining. Garden a lovely suntrap.Comfy beds,

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is ideal if you want peace and quiet,The walks along the river are super. The short walk into Sidmouth is easy even for AOPs like us.Thanks for a great holiday we were very lucky with the weather,We hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

I cannot fault it, for us it is the perfect gettaway and it is our third visit to the property

  • 5 of 5

I've said it above

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, cosy and well equipped cottage. We enjoyed our break away in Sidmouth very much and so did our cavalier King Charles, Cody.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Lyme Regis
Budleigh Salterton
Topsham
Otterton Mill Restaurant
Exeter
Exmoor National Park
Dartmoor National Park
Killerton
A la Ronde
Blue Ball Inn
Bowd Inn
Otterton
Anchor Inn Beer
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sidmouth Golf Club
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Sidmouth
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sidmouth

Coast/Beach:

The seafront & beach are a 15 minutes pleasant walk along the river. There are two beaches - both offer sand and rockpools at low tide. Swimming is generally safe. There is an active sailing club.

Travel:

Nearest airports, Exeter & Bristol. Journey time by car from Birmingham and London is approx 2.5 hrs.

The property can be reached by train to Exeter and bus to Sidmouth.

Distances:

Nearby places of interest include Exeter 12 miles, Lyme Regis 13 miles, Honiton 6 miles, and many picturesque villages within a few miles eg Branscombe, Beer, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Otterton.

The S Devon coast path runs through Sidmouth.

Further Details:

A Spar mini supermarket is within 2 mins walk. Waitrose 1 mile.

Local places of interest - Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Norman Lockyer Observatory, Jurassic Coastal scenery, Otterton Mill and Sidmouth Museum.

There are walking tours of the town in summer.

The thriving amateur dramatic society offers regular productions in the Manor Pavilion. There is a charming art deco cinema. A prize winning Brass Band gives regular concerts in Connaught Gardens.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sidmouth, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£214
for 4 nights
£375
 
 
Autumn 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£194
for 4 nights
£340
 
 
Xmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£314
for 4 nights
£550
 
 
Winter/Early Spring 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£200
for 4 nights
£350
 
 
Spring/Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£223
for 4 nights
£390
 
 
Late Spring 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 
 
Early Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Peak Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Late summer 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£226
for 4 nights
£395
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£206
for 4 nights
£360
 
 
Xmas/NewYear 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£340
for 4 nights
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£425
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner by email or telephone. To confirm an agreed booking please send a deposit cheque for £100 as soon as possible. The balance of the rental charge should be posted to arrive not less than 14 days prior to the first day of the letting period. Payment by internet transfer is also possible.

Changeover Day:
The usual changeover day is Saturday. The rental period is normally 7 days minimum, but shorter breaks may be accepted in low season. Arrival is any time after 1400 and departure time not later than 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 1 week, normally Saturday to Saturday. Other periods negotiable during low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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