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Superb Devon Farmhouse



Updated: 25-Sep-2016
Farmhouse in Sidbury, Nr. Sidmouth, South Devon, England - Secluded Farmhouse In Idyllic Location Just 5 Miles To The Beach And The Town

Situated in a secluded location at the top of a private lane, the property is ideal for people seeking a peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings. The house nestles into the hillside and has wonderful views over the valley and the surrounding hills. This is a brilliant place for star gazing and bird watching. Although not a working farm, it is surrounded by the fields of a neighbouring dairy farmer. The farmhouse stands in two acres of land along with the owners’ house and a converted barn which is used as an artist's studio. (The owners' house is about 30m away and scarcely visible from the farmhouse.) There is a large garden and a private south-facing terrace with garden furniture for outdoor meals. The farmhouse has been imaginatively restored. It combines the charm of an old property, with its exposed beams and open fireplace, with the convenience of modern appliances. The interior is particularly spacious and it is comfortably furnished and decorated in light colours.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

December 2011

What a gorgeous place to spend Christmas! We thoroughly enjoyed cooking in the beautiful kitchen with its wonderful views over the countryside, and then curling up beside the roaring fire. Thank you Susan and Stuart for an excellent week in your lovely house. Great days out in Topsham, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.

Sue F.Twickenham

March 2012

This is an idyllic retreat and we had perfect weather for walking part of the south west coastal path, from Exmouth to Charmouth, superb. Thank you for providing such a charming and well planned home for visitors.

We also appreciated the wonderful night skies, and lit excellent fires on several cooler nights.

Gill and David L. Bristol

May 2012

We have enjoyed the most relaxing and peaceful holiday ever at this beautiful farmhouse. Just an assortment of birds and the cows for neighbours. We had the best cream tea we’ve ever had at Newton Poppleford. Hope to return to this comfortable hideaway.

Dot and Barrie B. Essex
Oct 2010
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. We stayed for a week for our honeymoon and can not recommend it enough.

Excellent facilities, clean, spacious and so quiet!

We will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful, peaceful property

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely lovely holiday home that deserves 5 stars. The interior is gorgeous, cozy and very comfortable but also stylish. The Supering size bed was so comfortable and aided excellent sleep and the roll top bath was huge!

The property was very clean and everything had been thought of.

The views from the cottage were out of this world, rolling Devonshire countryside. We had a wonderful week and were sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to get away to an idyllic Devon countryside setting, then this is the place for you. An amazing little lane up to the farmhouse (with the owners just next door) makes you feel like you really are in the middle of nowhere. The only noise comes from the birds and sheep. We were lucky enough to have a great spotted woodpecker come to visit us at 7pm most nights!

Susan and Stuart have a beautiful set up.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kate. We live 30m from the farmhouse & are on hand if needed. But we realise that most people choose to come here to get away from it all & we respect their privacy. The woodpecker, on the other hand, is not so discreet!
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolute treat! We felt we were on a retreat from our busy world :-). It takes very special people to share their property and beautiful landscape with others. A truly magical place!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is a real recommendation. The kitchen (well equiped), living room, bathrooms etc. were wonderful and clean. Outside: complete silence and darkness (!) in the night. The owners Susan and Stuart: very hospitable. Briefly: a wonderful week.

Een heerlijk huis in de heuvels van Devon. Alles was in orde. De keuken (met alles erop en eraan), de badkamers, slaapkamers en gezellige woonkamer (open haard, zeg maar gerust: vuurplaats) waren prima en schoon. Ook de omgeving was perfect. Complete rust en 'snachts heerlijk donker (sterren!). Kortom een echte aanrader.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Totally amazing - incredible holiday accommodation in a beautiful setting. Such peace is rare.

Entering the property was amazing from the moment we stepped over the threshold.

The bed was extremely comfortable and contributed to a most enjoyable week.

One of our delights was watching the birds feeding from nuts hanging just outside the kitchen/dining room window - birds such as the lesser spotted woodpecker and the nuthatch with the full range of chaffinches visiting throughout the day - we managed to photograph several varieties which was quite an achievement (to us)!.

Just being there was sufficient to make our stay unforgettable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 13 Miles Nearest Barpub : Sidbury at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Honiton & Sidmouth at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Honiton at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : sidford at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Sidmouth at 5 Miles Car: necessary


The nearest beach is Sidmouth, 5 miles. A great choice of other beaches within half an hour's drive: Lyme Regis, Exmouth, Branscombe.


Honiton station (goes to London Waterloo) is 5 miles. Exeter airport is 15 miles. Bristol airport 60 miles. A car is essential.


2 miles from the picturesque village of Sidbury which has a pub, and a small general store. There is a supermarket (Waitrose) 4 miles away. Sidmouth, with its Regency seafront and beaches is 5 miles. The market town of Honiton, renowned for its antique shops is about 5 miles, as is the historic village of Ottery Saint Mary.

Further Details:

Lyme Regis is 15 miles and Exeter is about 16 miles. There is much to do in the area: golf courses, tennis courts, indoor swimming pools in Sidmouth and Honiton. The area is ideal for walkers as there are marked paths going past the property and the south west coastal path is 5 miles away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 15
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 16
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 17
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
40% deposit payable at time of booking. This is non-refundable unless we re-let the property in which case you will be refunded all money paid less a £50 admin charge. Balance due 8 weeks before holiday. Payment by cheque or bank transfer. Refundable damage deposit £100 cash payable upon arrival.

Changeover Day:
This is usually Saturday but we can be flexible about changeover days. The minimum rental in the summer months is one week and we are also happy to do 10 days. 5 day lets are possible during off-peak months

40% deposit payable at time of booking. Balance due 8 weeks before holiday. Payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • cinemas
  • library

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with a free standing roll-top bath, a shower in a large cubicle, WC and bidet. Small en-suite shower room to bed room 2 with shower and WC. Downstairs separate WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is very spacious and has a 6ft bed. Bedroom 2 is also a spacious room and has a 5ft bed and a 3ft bed.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Well-behaved children are welcome but toddlers need supervision outside. Sorry no pets and no smoking. The property is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties. The house is up a country lane but is quite accessible by ordinary cars. One set of bedlinen and towels per person is provided. Outside: There is a private south facing terrace with garden furniture for outdoor meals. Utility Room: Washing machine and Belfast sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Electricity included. Heating included (oil fired central heating & firewood).

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