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House With Attractive Views Of The Byes,

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Sidmouth, South Devon, England - Quiet Peaceful Residentiall Location. 5 Minutes Walk To Town And 8-10 Minutes Walk To Beach

By The Byes is a very attractive Victorian house built in 1906 set in a quiet residential location adjacent to The Byes. It is furnished to a high standard aimed at making your holiday as pleasant and relaxing as possible. The house has 1 large sunny double bedroom with delightful views overlooking The Byes on the first floor. Bedroom 2 is a very spacious twin room on the second floor again a sunny room with views of The Byes and fields beyond. The attractive bathroom is on the first floor with bath and walk in shower cubicle. The cosy sunny sitting room is perfect for relaxing and reading, again with views directly of The Byes. The dining room with dining table and 4 chairs, and comfy sofa to relax and watch TV, DVD, and games. The spacious modern kitchen with double glazed stable type door leads to the rear garden. We feel the kitchen is equipped with everything you will need. Gas central heating throughout, is easily controlled making a very comfortable stay winter or summer. Unlimited WiFi is available, so holiday plans can be made from the comfort of your sitting room. It has sunny front and rear gardens well stocked with plants aimed at giving colour whatever the time of year, A garden table, parasol and chairs are available for sunny days. Handy, unlimited roadside parking adjacent to the house.

The coast with its two main pebble beaches are a 10 minute very pleasant level walk through The Byes, and along the Esplanade. At low tide there are areas of sand perfect for sand castle building, while the rock pools provide hours of fun searching for crabs. The town with its wide variety of shops ideal for browsing, cafes, restaurants, theatre, cinema and numerous beautiful gardens are all a short walk away. There is adjacent roadside parking. You may prefer to leave your car at the house as it is possible to explore on foot or use the very good bus service. Honiton 8 miles away has good rail links.

Sidmouth is excellent for exploring East Devon and Dorset. Lyme Regis with its fossil rich cliffs is a 20 minute drive. Exmouth with its large clean sandy beaches is about 15 minute drive. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its many unspoilt beaches can easily be explored driving as much or as little as desired. For walkers, Dartmoor National Park offers endless potential. For golfers, Sidmouth Golf Course is a mile away The Donkey Sanctuary very popular with families is a 3 mile drive. The Sidmouth Folk Festival at the end of July/beginning of August brings music and dance from many parts of the world. For something quite different the city of Exeter with its cathedral and retail therapy is about a 30 minute drive.

More Details

Anthea Andrew
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About Anthea Andrew

We are both retired and look forward to the more relaxed pace of life Devon offers. We chose Sidmouth as the perfect place for our holiday home by the sea, having holidayed here for many years when our children were younger.

Anthea Andrew purchased this house in 2014

Why Anthea Andrew chose Sidmouth

Our children now grown up with children of their own remember very fondly Sidmouth holidays. Therefore it seemed the obvious choice for a holiday home. We love Sidmouth with its elegant seafront and beaches. We love our sunny house with its location adjacent to The Byes. In 2 minutes we are walking by running water or off for a picnic. The Sid Vale Association, the first Civic Society in Britain founded in1846 in Sidmouth has sought to preserve the towns unique character and heritage. There is a great choice of shops, eateries of all kinds beautiful garden to admire and interesting walks abound. It is surrounded by the East Devon Area of Outstanding A little further afield the Jurassic coast offers walking and exploring opportunities while the city of Exeter offers retail therapy.

Sidmouth is easily accessed from M4. The theatre,local events and societies are numerous which give all year round appeal.

What makes this house unique

Byes View is an attractive terrace house built around 1906, in a quite residential area. It is adjacent to and overlooks The Byes. A 2 minute walk brings you into this is a huge long park that runs from Sidmouth to Sidbury 2km alongside the River Sid, and owned by the National Trust. It is an 8-10minute walk through The Byes to the beach. If it is the shops you require then a 5 minute walk brings you into the town. The rear garden is a suntrap all day, while the bench in the front garden is great for morning coffee.

We have all enjoyed making Byes View our home from home by the sea. We all thought what was important for a relaxing and happy holiday and each suggestion has been carefully incorporated.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bathroom with bath, walk in shower and wc on the first floor. A light, pleasant, airy room with modern fixtures and fittings.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed on the first floor overlooking The Byes, A delightful very sunny room, chair to relax and admire the view, large chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables with lamps, clothes stand hair dyer, space for cot. Bedroom 2 is a large airy room with 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables with lamps, large chest of drawers, clothes stand, small table with 2 chairs and plenty of space for a cot, on the second floor overlooking The Byes and distant fields.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Outside to the front there is a small attractive private sunny garden with garden bench. To the rear, the private garden is largely paved with borders and very sunny. A garden table with four chairs and garden umbrella are found stored in the garden shed. It is possible to store a small boat/canoe on the paved area of the garden which can be access by a small rear pathway. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned between lets. All linen and towels are supplied and changed weekly. More frequently by special arrangement. If staying a fortnight towels/linen will be changed halfway through the stay. Please bring your own beach towels.


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House With Attractive Views Of The Byes,
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
United Kingdom

Lovely few days away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great few days away at this property which is well kept and is in a great location for the town and dog walking.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a lovely, lovely place

  • 5 of 5

This is a super house, manageable for a family and great fun for kids in the attic room. It is spotlessly clean and full of light. It couldn't be better placed for The Byes - which every dog will love, and a game of Pooh Sticks on the bridge leading into it. Very recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect property in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 1 week and found the property most relaxing. Despite being 2 adults and 2 large dogs, the property was ample. It was like a home away from home with all the mod. cons you could possibly need. Ideally situated for the town centre/esplanade and the byes too. Even the weather was perfect. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anybody else, as we too are returning for two weeks in September. Thanks again Christine and Anthea for a great week.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect town house close to Sidmouth centre

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet back street close to the town centre. A short walk either by the street to all the facilities or a picturesque river stroll. Good sized house on three floors with everything you might need with a small garden to the rear. Sidmouth is a town of character with plenty to offer. Good base to walk the coastal path as the buses leave from near the sea front. Highly recommended if you are looking for a break in a seaside town

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A hidden treasure

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely, comfortable house. I felt warm and welcoming, a home from home. The position of it is perfect, especially if you have a dog. In 2 minutes from the house you are walking in the Byes, with it's fantastic majestic trees and the stream running the whole length of this lovely park.. So very enjoyable, with or without a dog. We will certainly be back soon.

As for the owners, they are very friendly and easy to access.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little gem

  • 5 of 5

By the Byes is a lovely holiday cottage, just near the Byes a perfect spot for walking along the river, or just a short stroll to the shops and beach.

The cottage is well equipped, and a small garden is perfect for afternoon tea. We were lucky to have good weather too, which was a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Plymouth or Poole
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Sidmouth Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Sidmouth Beach
Car: not necessary


By The Byes is an 8-10 minutes flat attractive walk through the Byes to Sidmouth sea front and its 2 pebble beaches. At low tide there are sandy areas and rock pools providing hours of fun exploration. The Jurassic Coast offering many beaches can be explored by car in both directions driving distance as short or long as desired. Exmouth with wide safe beaches is a 15 minute drive while Lyme Regis is an approximate 20 minute drive. Water safety standards are high.


Travel by Car. From London & SE Take A303,A30 to Honiton, Sidmouth is then sign posted. From Midlands & North. M5 South to Jn 30 and take A3052 to Sidmouth.

Exeter airport is about 20 miles.

A car is not necessary, as the town with a wide selection of shops, cafes, is a 5 minute walk. The coast is a 10 minute walk and several beautiful gardens are about 10 -15 minutes walk. There is a very good bus service both within Sidmouth and to surrounding towns like Lyme Regis and the City of Exeter.


Sidmouth is ideally placed to explore.

Honiton 8 miles with very good rail access.

Beer 6 miles

Lyme Regis 12 miles

Exmouth 10 miles

Exeter 15 miles

Donkey Sanctuary 3 miles

Dartmoor National Park is just over 20 miles

Further Details:

Sidmouth is an unspoilt East Devon seaside town. Its special character has been retained by the efforts of The Sidvale Association, the first Civic Society founded in Britain in 1846. The wide esplanade has been a prominent feature since Regency times and remains a wonderful almost unaltered today. Perfect for a leisurely stroll.

The annual Sidmouth Folk Festival held at the end of July/beginning of August is a very popular event in the town, bringing music and dance from around the world.

Sidmouth has a unique variety of independent shops for browsing, many cafes and eateries to suit every taste., as well as banks, chemists and post office. Sidmouth town is about a 5 minute walk. For a quick shop Tesco and Coop supermarkets are a 5 and 8 minute walk respectively. Waitrose is a 8 minute drive. A Farm shop is a 10 minute drive from the house.

Sidmouth is a gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Lyme Regis offers great fossil hunting trips for young and old with more Dorset beaches a short drive away.

The Dartmoor National Park offers amazing walking country where one experience the wild beauty of nature.

A 5 minute drive away is the Donkey Sanctuary, home to many rescued donkeys from all over the world is a very popular day out for all the family.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance to be paid 8 weeks before the holiday starts. We also ask for a £100 refundable deposit for breakages etc to be paid with the final payment. Payments may be made by direct bank transfer or by cheque. We regret we cannot make refunds if cancellations are made less than 8 weeks prior to your stay unless the house is rebooked.
We do not accept responsibility for nor have insurance for guests personal belongings and suggest that you take out holiday insurance to cover your stay.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday for weekly or fortnightly bookings. We ask you to arrive after 4.00pm and to leave by 10.00am on departure day.
For short stays of 4 days or more there is flexibility by arrangement with guests.
For stays of more than 1 week, a change of laundry may be requested.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 1 week Saturday to Saturday. Short stay days and dates are negotiable and flexible dependant on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.