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Peaceful Period Cottage

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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:
23 May, 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 Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

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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4

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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Good holiday in Sidmouth

  • 3 of 5

The cottage had all that we needed and we were able to park outside. The position was good for The Byes, for Sidmouth town, the coast and buses.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Excellent location. Very homely cottage. Quirky. Feel at home

  • 5 of 5

In a very good location to the town and the Byes. Cottage very comfortable and homely. Feels like you are in your own home. Would recommend to anyone. Xxx

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Cosy holiday home next to beautiful setting of the river and parkland running down to the sea.

  • 5 of 5

Property is well kept and stocked and clean, the setting is ideal

For dog walkers giving access to both countryside and sea while being I the midst of he lovely town of Sidmouth. If you want a relaxing break this is the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Cosey Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great position overlooking The Byes, close to Town Centre and Sea Front. Cottage had all that was needed and great for dog owners. Extra WC and sink would be a bonus for a family. Garden looked to be well placed for relaxing on those sunny days.

Weather was so good that we had to turn the heating down. Lots of useful items kept in cottage by owners especially if you had forgotten anything.

Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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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

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
Early summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Peak summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Late summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£293
for 5 nights
£410
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£425
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable 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.

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