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A detached, well appointed cottage in a peaceful, secure, dog friendly garden



Updated: 17-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

HoneyPot cottage. 12 Brook Lane. Sidford, Sidmouth, Devon, England - Peaceful Location. Less Than 2 Miles From The Seaside Town Of Sidmouth

Honeypot Cottage is situated in a peaceful location within the traditional Devon village of Sidford. Very convenient for bus routes to Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, Exeter and Honiton which has excellent railway links. Sidford boasts two excellent pubs (dog friendly) an award winning restaurant, fish & chip & spa store, also, a hairdresser, sports physio and a vet all within walking distance. From the village it is a 1.5 mile walk along the beautiful National Trust 'Byes' walk to Sidmouth ( this is welcoming to dogs all year round). This area of outstanding natural beauty has a wealth to offer visitors especially the Jurassic coastline and a diversity of historic towns, the famous donkey sanctuary, coastal drives and walks with stunning views.

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About the Owner

carol carless
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

17 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


Honeypot Cottage is a very comfortable well equipped holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

The quality kitchen lounge and dining area combines well with the secure fenced private garden and facilities attached to the property. The bedroom and en suite bathroom are also excellent. The car parking at the front of the main house is well paved and more than adequate. Our small dog thoroughly enjoyed looking at and exploring the handsome pretty cultivated garden as did we including the views beyond. The friendly welcome and availability for local advice from the Owners is advantageous and enabled us to be independent and relaxed in this outstanding rental property. We enjoyed varied day excursions to places of interest together with low tide sandy beach walking and other visits to the countryside and coast designated as The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Altogether a brilliant location and an exceptionally good property to rent. Carol and Neil have created a happy place for guests of this property.

John & Margie & Zak. March 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing pleases us more to hear from guests that they have had a happy and comfortable stay in 'HoneyPot'. We are thrilled that those who stay here feel that the garden we have created for the cottage is for them to enjoy after returning from exploring Sidmouth and all that East Devon has to offer. The very reason why we love living here.
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Superb cottage tucked away in an idyllic spot

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage with every amenity you could ever need. Garden was delightful and very private, and we were very generously invited to help ourselves to produce growing there. As the owner/manager, Carol could not have done more to ensure that our stay was comfortable and relaxed. The location was excellent for getting out and about - bus services were frequent so it was not always necessary to take the car. The walk down to Sidmouth via The Byes was a very pleasant off-road experience passing quietly through a lovely landscape.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are most appreciative of your favourable review. Our most important consideration is that our quests in 'HoneyPot' enjoy their stay to the utmost and are always glad to hear that your stay has been a comfortable and enjoyable one. We feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful location and embrace it when visitors feel the same. Never forget those sunny moments from Sidmouth...we hope to welcome you back one day.
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Gorgeous dog friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week staying at Honeypot cottage. There were 2 of us staying with our German Shepherd. The cottage, and the outside space, was perfect - everything inside had been thought of and had everything you would need and was immaculate. The outside space was fully enclosed so our dog could roam around freely and the garden was a lovely space to sit in. The cottage is behind the owners house, which before we went I was a little concerned of privacy, however I needn't have worried! Carol was there if we needed anything or had any questions but other than that we had total privacy for the whole week. Sidford is a lovely village and the Byes walk was perfect to walk the dog down to Sidmouth. The buses were very easy to use and dog friendly and there are some great beaches nearby. We'll definitely be back to Honeypot cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate you writing such a positive review. It warms our hearts to hear that our visitors have everything that they need for a comfortable stay. It is always pleasing to find that others enjoy their days out in this area of Devon as much as we do and can return to 'HoneyPot' to rest well. Kindest Regards, Carol & Neil.
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Lovely well equipped cottage/annexe.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was lovely & clean. A great bathroom {level access shower with handheld shower hose option} & well equipped kitchen. There were lovely extra food items on arrival & a welcoming bottle of wine. My mistake, as I use an electric wheelchair for access & did not check after seeing the property pictures,but I have my own portable ramp & used this to get over the front step. The french doors into the property are lovely & wide. Garden can be got to by either 2 steps or for me a side grass path to the lawn. Annexe situated in a quiet spot & Lulu , our dog loved the garden. Carol & Neil are very welcoming & there if you need help but otherwise you are in a secluded spot. Loved the 'essential' wi-fi & extra bonus Sky tv. A very happy restful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A truly delightful property/garden

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful cottage with a very pretty secure garden for a dog. We enjoyed nearly every meal outside in this pretty setting. If the weather is not kind enough good seating inside to dine. The cottage is very comfortable with excellent comfy chairs to relax. Well equipped modern kitchen area. The patio doors look out on to this lovely garden and we had them open nearly all the time. It is a bright well maintained property with excellent furnishing. The owner is a very friendly lady whom it was a pleasure to meet. The owner obviously takes great pride in looking after the property and holidaymakers. Thank you Carol and Neil.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage, great garden, super location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well equipped modern cottage exactly as described. We all loved the garden and Oscar, our Westie, particularly loved the free access to sniff around in the enclosed grounds. Everything was perfect and Carol and Neil, our hosts were great. Super location with lovely walks, especially the Byes walk to Sidmouth seafront. Great meals at The Blue Ball Inn just a couple of hundred metres up the road. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Honeypot Cottage is situated in the village of Sidford which is 2 miles from Sidmouth sea front, readily accessible by car and local bus. There is also a delightful riverside walk (dog friendly) from the village along a National Trust pathway leading directly to the seafront.


Exeter Airport and M5 junction 30 are 10 miles distant.


A few minutes walk to the amenities the village has to offer.

Just under 2 miles to Sidmouth by car or bus or the Byes riverside walk.

30 minutes approx. drive to the Cathedrral city of Exeter.

Further Details:

Sidmouth Folk festival has been celebrated in this lovely seaside town during the first week of August since 1955. It is a unique week long celebration of music, dance and song. The towns streets, glorious seafront and venues come alive with festive atmosphere as holiday makers and festival goers join together in a music based holiday to remember.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 3
28 Apr 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Aug 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 5
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 6
22 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 7
6 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 8
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. If you are wanting to book for less than a week, it will be necessary for us to charge an extra £35 for housekeeping costs.

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day. We request that you vacate the property by 10am and arrive from 3pm onwards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 17-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En - suite has a newly fitted wet room with non-slip flooring, the shower has overhead, medium level spray or jet spray. WC and basin. Illuminated bathroom cabinet with integral shaving socket. Heated towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 ( 1 Bedroom). Notes on bedrooms: Double bed with lighting above and beside ( very comfortable, good quality memory foam mattress). TV/DVD. Hairdryer. Gas central heating.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children


  • Notes on accommodation: A secure lawned area for your dog on holiday. Pretty garden. No smoking in the annexe. WiFi - fibre optic/high speed connection. Welcome provisions. Outside: Dining table and four chairs. Reclining chairs for relaxing and sunbathing. Pretty garden with flowers and vegetables. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included and laundered/changed weekly.

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