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Peaceful Period Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


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

Peter Jackson
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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 Sidmouth

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs not allowed upstairs (stairgate available). If left alone in the cottage they must be in a cage to prevent scratching the inside of front door.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • town
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Well behaved dogs allowed. £15 per dog per week. Please indicate when booking. A stairgate is available. Outside: The south facing fully enclosed rear garden is bounded by an old cobblestone wall covered with roses. It overlooks attractive riverside parkland (The Byes). Garden furniture is available in the shed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Guests are invited to bring their own sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and towels. (All beds are full size singles.) On request we can provide the above at an additional cost of £12.50 per person per week. Property is cleaned between lettings. Other: One bedroom is retained by owners for storage on first floor. No access for guests.


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Peaceful Period Cottage
average rating of 4.625 based on 33 reviews
Chichester West Sussex

Cosy, Clean, comfortable Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week spent at this lovely cottage. All one could ask for ,well equipped beautiful walks for the dog. Sidmouth is a very friendly town and friendly towards well behaved dogs.

Neighbours very informative but not bossy. Looking forward to our next visit ,when we will explore further afield.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our return visit

  • 5 of 5

Another great holiday,we hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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location location, location.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay for nature lovers and a small dog. Just seconds from your front door is the Byes, a gorgeous riverside park. We spent all week walking in and around Sidmouth which is charming and so Dog friendly, the only shop that said No was a charity shop ( go figure). The property being 150 years old has many levels and John at 6, 5" and his head had fun at times. The cottage has everything you need including lovely views from all the rooms and the beds are lovely and comfy. We loved the little conservatory for breakfast where you can enjoy the sunshine and listen to the abundant birdsong. There are plenty of dog friendly pubs in the area that do good food within easy walking distance of the cottage, so you can enjoy a pint or two of the local ale with your meal. In fact we only took the car out on one day to visit Beer another charming seaside village, there is also a local bus from the end of the road that takes you to Lyme Regis. The only thing we feel we should make people aware of is parking, we have a Fiat 500 so were ok and just managed to squeeze into a parking space but anything else could possibly be a bit tricky.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage in relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic holiday! The cottage was cosy and so nice to be next to the river. Was great to be able to step outside the door and walk in the lovely surroundings. Was everything we wanted and would definitely return. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have just had our fourth stay at the cottage and love it because it doesn't change for which reason it is so 'comforting' to quote Winnie the Pooh. Just like honey which I always take with me. The property is a home, not just a holiday let and its situation with the river in view from the house is perfect. We love Sidmouth with all its varied shops and facilities. What more could one want even in the snow which we experienced and made it even more enchanting. Shirley

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped home

  • 4 of 5

This is an ideally placed property with access straight on to The Byes a lovely park which leads to the town and sea. The property is fully equipped with added extras like spare dog bowls, umbrellas, books and CD's. Parking can be a problem at busy times but the property makes up for that little hassle.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Lyme Regis
Budleigh Salterton
Otterton Mill Restaurant
Exmoor National Park
Dartmoor National Park
A la Ronde
Blue Ball Inn
Bowd Inn
Anchor Inn Beer
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sidmouth Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Volunteer Inn nearby plus lots more down town
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


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.


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.


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sidmouth, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn/Winter 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas/NewYear 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter/EarlySpring 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring/Easter 2019
23 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer 2019
20 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2019
24 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2019
21 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn/Winter 2019
19 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas/New Year 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner by email or telephone if bedding/towels required.

Changeover Day:
The 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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