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Characteristic 2 Bedroom Thatched Cottage, Sidmouth, East Devon.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Sidford, Sidmouth, East Devon, Central Village Location, Ideal for exploring the Jurassic Coast

A charming characteristic 16th century thatched cottage, ideally situated for exploring East Devon and the Jurassic Coast. Sidmouth town centre and the sea front are within an easy walking distance along the river Sid and through The Byes riverside park.

Porch Cottage is situated within the traditional Devon village of Sidford. Offering self catering accommodation the property is ideally located for exploring the surrounding areas.

Sidford itself boasts two excellent pubs, an award winning restaurant, plus one of the best fish & chip shops within the area and a local Spar Shop are all within walking distance.

Sidmouth is within a 1.5 mile walk along 'The Byes' National Trust riverside park and the Jurassic Coastal bus runs from Exeter through Sidford all the way to Bournmouth stopping at various coastal locations along the way including Lyme Regis and Weymouth.


Downstairs you will find a cosy and warm Living / Dining area boasting original exposed beams and fireplace, a modern well equipped fitted kitchen, Bathroom with over bath shower and separate W.C. Upstairs there is a further W.C. with wash basin and two spacious bedrooms, The master bedroom has a King size bed and the second bedroom has twin beds.

Central heating, electric, gas and WiFi are all included aswell as a car parking permit which is valid in most east devon car parks.

The cottage is in a fabulous location for exploring East Devon and West Dorset including Exeter, Topsham, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Axmouth, Lyme Regis and Charmouth. There are many attractions close-by including Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Crealy Adventure Park, Bicton Gardens, Pecorama, Seaton Tramway and Beer Quarry Caves. .

More Details

Property Manager
Neil Parker
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2018

About Neil Parker

The Owners:

Neil and Annette have owned Porch cottage for over 18 years and very much enjoy spending time at the cottage where the pace of life in Devon is more relaxed. They have continually improved the cottage to make it a home from home and a comfortable base for their holiday guests.

Neil Parker purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Neil Parker chose Sidmouth

Sidford is at the top end of the lovely town of Sidmouth and is accessible to so many places to visit in both East Devon and West Dorset.

What makes this cottage unique

Porch Cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ( as well as being within a stones throw of the Jurassic Coast world heritage site)

Guestbook comments from the manager

Porch Cottage - July 2016

We had a great holiday in Sidford and loved Porch Cottage, the history of it is fascinating and I was very intrigued how it had been modernised into the comfortable property it now is. The location too is perfect, just yards from a well stocked shop, we ate out at the Blue Ball inn several times, the food very good.

During the exceptionally hot weather we went to Sidmouth and saw something I had never seen before, the sea was absolutely calm, it looked more like a lake, only a slight ripple where the water reached the shore, amazing.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sidmouth in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs bathroom with wash basin, bath with over bath shower. Downstairs separate WC. Upstairs additional WC with wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, TV. Bedroom 2 with two single beds. Both rooms have wardrobe, chest of drawers and feature exposed beams
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The price for 7 nights includes cleaning prior to arrival, use of electricity, gas & internet, bed linen & towels (beach towels are not included) and a car parking ticket. Please note NO pets or smoking allowed. Outside: There is a small front garden with paving and mature borders. To the side of the property there is an enclosed patio area with garden seat and small shed that houses additional seats. Please note as an old cottage there are some low beams and ceiling downstairs.


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Characteristic 2 Bedroom Thatched Cottage, Sidmouth, East Devon.
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Easter break

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We found the cottage to be excellent value for money. We were warm and cosy all week despite terrible weather outside. The cottage was ideally located for us to walk into Sidmouth most days. It was beautifully clean and we had everything we needed. The low ceilings and sloping floors added to the charm of such an old, quaint cottage. It would not have suited taller people!!The cottage is located near a fantastic fish and chip shop and local spar. We did not need to take the car out each day which made for a relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Exeter Airport
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Sidmouth town features two beaches, both of which are clean and safe for bathing, at high tide they are mainly pebbles but at low tide sand and rock pools appear, ideal for bare foot paddles and exploring. Jacob's ladder is at the west side and well worth the climb to the top of the steps where you will find the beautiful Connaught Gardens and the Clock Tower cafe with exceptional views across the bay and scrumptious home-made cakes.

Porch cottage is situated at the end of The Byes Riverside Park, This will take you through beautiful national Trust land for approximately 1.5 miles directly into Sidmouth.


A car parking permit is provided for your stay which can be used in most car parks within East Devon, however Sidford and Sidmouth have excellent bus services so a car is not always required, The nearest international airport and main line rail station are in Exeter.


Exeter 15 miles. Exmouth 12 miles. Lyme Regis 14 miles. Honiton 8 miles. Beer 6 miles. Budleigh Salterton 9 miles.

Further Details:

The annual Sidmouth Folk Week held at the end of July/beginning of August is a very popular event adding additional vibrancy to the town.

Sidford has two pubs serving good food, a restaurant and a fish & chips shop all in walking distance from the cottage. There is a Spar supermarket just 100m from the cottage which is open late 7 days a week. Further supermarkets in Sidmouth include Waitrose and Co-op.

There are lots of cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops in Sidmouth. There is also a cinema and swimming pool.

The world-famous Donkey Sanctuary is only a 5 minute drive from the cottage up the hill in the direction of Lyme Regis and is free to walk around and get up close to the Donkeys. They also have some lovely walks, a Maze, a restaurant and a souvenir shop.

The Sidmouth coastline is part of The World Heritage "Jurassic Coast" and many places to visit are close by including the fossil hunting beaches at Lyme Regis.

For followers of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Garden series, the River Cottage Canteen & Deli is only 20 minutes drive away in Axminster and worth a visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sidmouth, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Half-Term
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
8 night minimum stay
20 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
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:

A security deposit of £150.00 is required, this must be received to secure the booking and refundable within 1 days of departure, providing all provisions mentioned in our rental terms and conditions have been met.

An advance payment of 50% is to be paid 60 days prior to arrival, followed by the final payment 30 days prior to arrival.

No travel insurance is included and we suggest that you purchase your own, to cover for cancellation, illness and other unforeseen circumstances.

Change over day is Saturday, please contact us if you require a different day.

Check in times are after 3pm, check out before 10am

All prices are for 1 week, short breaks or other periods may be available, please contact us to discuss your requirement.

Manager'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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