|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Puffin, Sandpiper and Avocet Cottages are small, one double bedroomed, well-equipped 4*chalet/bungalow, in a row of 4, set within shared enclosed mature gardens. The cottages have a spacious open-plan living area overlooking their own private patio. The bedroom has an oak-framed double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and chair. The kitchen area is fully-fitted with electric oven/ceramic hob, extractor hood, microwave oven, toaster, fridge/freezer compartment and breakfast bar with 2 high stools. The lounge area has a 2-seater settee, 1 armchair with footstool, flat-screen TV with DVD player, radio/CD player and dining table and chair. An iron/ironing board and hairdryer are provided. The shower room is fully tiled with walk in shower cubicle with seat, underfloor heating, heated towel rail, washbasin and WC. The cottages are fully carpeted and double-glazed with thermostatically-controlled electric panel heaters in all rooms. Dogs accepted in Puffin and Avocet but not in Sandpiper.
We have four family-size 2-bedroom cottages (Wren, Swallow, Dove and Blackbird) and four smaller cottages (Seagull, Puffin, Sandpiper and Avocet), ideal for couples. No stairs. Parking is close to cottage. Free Wi-Fi. Children and dogs very welcome (except No Dogs in Wren). Safe and secure quiet site located in a small rural hamlet close to the famous Donkey Sanctuary. It is a 10 minute drive to the Regency town of Sidmouth. Great spot for walking the South West coast path and walking in general and cycling or exploring the unspoilt Jurassic coastline. Weston is close to Branscombe and Beer, and within easy reach of safe sandy beaches at Lyme Regis and Exmouth.
My name is David Hedges and my yellow Labrador is called Mollie. I have been resident on site for the last 20 years. Initially as Warden and then 3 years ago also as Manager for the then owners of the site. In January 2017 I purchased my property and land on site and also the Leigh Cottages name and Website. This business provides the bookings and servicing for the now new eight individual owners of the cottages who have purchased their cottages over the last 6 months. I have lived in the Sidmouth area for the last 30 years. I found this fantastic area whilst spending four days travelling the West Country with an old school friend who wanted to buy a business and move his family to Devon. We approached the Sid valley from Honiton. As we suddenly had a view down the valley – stunned! There was a shaft of light on Sidbury church, the sea was a mirror and the green trees lined the valley – Shangri – La! - The hidden valley! Within 12 months I was here! Say no more!
David Hedges purchased this cottage in 2017
This part of East Devon is truly special - it's on the Jurassic coastline and surrounded by National Trust land. Leigh Cottages are in a quiet little backwater, always peaceful even in mid- summer. You can hear the donkeys sometimes as the site is very close to the Donkey Sanctuary, and often you will see and hear the buzzards circling high above. We feed the birds too, so you can see many songbirds, woodpeckers and squirrels. At night the skies are really dark allowing great views of the stars. The cottages are really well located for touring the area, you won't run out of places to go in a week. Most places can be reached within half an hour's drive. It's also a very safe area, and great for children and dogs! There are lots of places to go out and eat and most pubs are dog friendly.
The cottages are located on a single level site, surrounded by well-kept gardens with tidy lawns and mature trees and shrubs. Leigh Cottages is a safe and secure site, very private, with only one entrance/exit so it's great for small children, dogs or guests who just want to relax. We often have extended family get-together's here as we can sleep up to 25. Over 60% of our guests return year after year. We take great care to ensure all our guests, families, friends and dogs, have a very warm welcome (including a courtesy tray with fresh milk) whatever time of year they come to stay!
Check availability from website, or phone us directly on 01395 516065; deposit of 25% to confirm reservation. Pay by debit/credit card, cheque or bank transfer. Balance due 6 weeks before arrival. Short breaks payable in full. Late availability at discounted rates. 5% discount for returning guests.
Weekly bookings Saturday to Saturday May to end of September;arrive after 3.30pm, depart by 10am. Short breaks 2-5 nights out of main season -arrival/departure times flexible. Will always try to accommodate other times when possible.
Notes on prices:
Returning guests 5% discount on any 7-night stay; discounted rates on late availability bookings. Always worth trying an offer to get a reduction in price! Extra beds are charged at £30 per stay; use of cot and/or highchair is free but must be reserved at time of booking.
Dogs (max 2) are £28 pw each,or £18 each per short break.