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Golden Cottage - Town Centre, near Beach with Free Parking and WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Sidmouth Town Centre, 2 Minutes Walk to The Beach, Shops, Pubs and Restaurant

Golden Cottage is a detached, three storey town house in Sidmouth town centre, ideally situated in a central but peaceful location very close to the Esplanade. The interior has recently been extensively refurbished to create a very appealing and welcoming holiday home. The cottage retains character features including solid timber doors and a coal effect burner in the sitting room. All linens and towels are included free of charge. Includes free WiFi and parking in the cottage's private driveway. Please send us an enquiry for accurate pricing.

Property Manager
Lizzy Buttle
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2018

About Lizzy Buttle

Alex is the third generation in his family to have been born and raised in Sidmouth. Alex and his wife Lizzy now live in London, but are keen to maintain their connections with Sidmouth so that their own children can still appreciate this wonderful town. Alex's parents still live and work here and relish visits from their grandchildren who also love their holidays by the sea!

Lizzy Buttle purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Lizzy Buttle chose Sidmouth

We wanted to buy a house that was near the town centre and beach as this really is the best location when holidaying in Sidmouth! Being able to step outside your door and walk to the seafront rather than worrying about where to park is priceless. Being in town, it is so convenient to be able to pop out to all the wonderfully unique shops and boutiques in Sidmouth, not to mention the array of quaint cafes, fine restaurants and traditional pubs. The cottage is also close to The Byes - a peaceful and shady riverside walk when you want to get away from it all.

What makes this cottage unique

Golden Cottage is centrally located so it is convenient for all local amenities. The cottage benefits from it's own private parking space right outside the front door which is invaluable as finding parking near the shops, restaurants and beach can otherwise be difficult and expensive. The cottage is just two minutes walk from both the beach and the high street, so once you arrive at Golden Cottage you can forget the car and spend your holiday enjoying all the many delights of the town and seafront on foot.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thank you for a wonderful week in Sidmouth - the cottage was beautiful, clean and comfortable" - Clare, Harrogate.

"Feels really new, with lovely sitting room and kitchen. Nice it's detached and only 2 minutes from beach. Owners are very helpful and friendly - loved the DVD selection!" - Jessica W, South Shields.

"What a wonderful place to stay - we can't wait to come back!" - David and Beth, Marlborough.

“We had a perfect family mini break at Golden Cottage” - Catherine, London.
Feb 2015
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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: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Extremely spacious family bathroom with WC, large corner bath and separate shower. Downstairs cloakroom with WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the first floor is the dual aspect master bedroom with double bed and coordinating modern oak furniture. On the second floor are two bedrooms - one with matching twin beds, the other with a single bed, fitted cupboards and a partial sea view.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is parking for one car to the front of the property. Additional parking if required is available in a number of municipal car parks very close to Golden Cottage and weekly / seasonal rates are available. A cot and high chair are available at the cottage, however we are unable to guarantee the suitability of laundry detergents for infants, therefore we kindly ask that you provide your own sheets / blankets for the cot. Outside: There is a secluded and sunny south-facing walled courtyard garden with outside table and chairs to the rear of the property. There are also two sun loungers. Utility Room: The separate utility room contains a washing machine/drier and space for hanging out clothes / beach towels etc. An ironing board and iron are also provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linens are included in the rental price. Any bookings for more than one week will include a fresh set of towels and linens on the usual changeover day, plus maid service if required.


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Golden Cottage - Town Centre, near Beach with Free Parking and WiFi
average rating of 4.826087 based on 24 reviews

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Dear Lizzy,

Everything was marvellous. The cottage was wonderfully comfortable and clean and the location was lovely

Thank you so much,


  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you had a lovely stay and had everything you needed. We hope to welcome you back to Golden Cottage again soon! Kind regards, Lizzy and Alex
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Atmosphere, Positioning and Kind

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Golden Cottage began a few hours earlier than expected as we arrived in Sidmouth a couple of hours early. As there was no one leaving the property that day the hosts very kindly allowed us admission.

The house has a peaceful atmosphere and feels welcoming. There’s plenty of room for 5 people, one being a 4 year old and an additional baby (making 6). It’s safe, clean and light.

The Cottage is within walking distance to everything in the town while still being in a quiet street. The park and beach are beautiful and only a two minute walk away.

We will definitely return here.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good property in excellent central location

  • 4 of 5

Most enjoyable stay, good clean well equipped cottage near to the lovely town of Sidmouth, very close to the seafront and also lovely river walks.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased that you had everything you needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay in Sidmouth. We hope to welcome you back to Golden Cottage in the future! Lizzy and Alex.
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Lovely cottage very comfortable all you needed, Many thanks for the welcome pack

  • 5 of 5

Lots to see and do in Sidmouth, plenty of choice for either coffee or a meal our car never left the drive all week, it had a nice rest like us!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are delighted that you had such a relaxing holiday and had everything you needed in the cottage. Do come and stay again soon! Lizzy and Alex.
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A delightful Cottage in the Heart of Sidmouth

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so well equipped, and worked very well for us, which considering we were a family of 3 adults and 2 children was wonderful. The location was perfect, 3 minutes walk to the beach, 2 minutes walk to the town and a delicious bakery just around the corner. It was really well equipped and thoughtfully and comfortably furnished. We are already making plans to return and stay here next year. Thanks Lizzie and Alex Golden Cottage was everything you said it was and better!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, we are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Golden Cottage so much. It was an absolute pleasure to accommodate you. We are so pleased that you found everything to your satisfaction and had everything you needed for a relaxing and comfortable holiday. Please do visit again soon, we would love to have you back! Kind regards, Lizzy and Alex
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A great holiday location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect downtown location! Close to many ammentities. Well kept. We had a family of four so there was an extra bed. We enjoyed our holiday very much!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Swan Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Sidmouth Golf Club
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended


The Esplanade and nearest beach are just two minutes walk from your front door. Sidmouth beaches are varied and fascinating. The main beach is shingle, perfect for hiring a deckchair and gazing out to sea. Walking a few minutes west brings you to Jacobs Ladder beach - popular with families where vast swathes of sand await you. As the tide retreats, numerous rock pools appear providing hours of entertainment for both the young and the young at heart!


Exeter Airport is 11 miles away, the train station a little further on. The nearest train station is Honiton, 10 miles away. Sidmouth is served by a frequent and reliable bus service to both Exeter and Honiton along with the surrounding villages.


The cathedral city of Exeter is 16 miles away and there are many interesting and historic coastal towns such as Topsham, Lyme Regis, Beer, Seaton and Budleigh Salterton are within easy driving distance. Many picturesque villages such as Branscombe and Otterton are also nearby.

Further Details:

The historic Regency town of Sidmouth has an impressive array of sights and activities to offer all tastes and and in all seasons. The beach is obviously a big draw but there is so much more. Admire the award winning floral displays in the public gardens. Catch Sidmouth town band live every Sunday evening at Connaught Gardens during the summer months or watch a play at Manor Pavillion theatre. Sidmouth's annual Folk Week and Regatta in August are hugely popular, followed by the carnival in September. If you visit over Christmas time, be sure to catch the annual Boxing Day swim.

Stocking up with groceries is easy - there are supermarkets around the corner plus a large Waitrose towards the outskirts of town. If you would rather eat out, you will find all palates are catered for by the many wonderful restaurants and pubs - all within walking distance of the cottage. For fine dining options, the Victoria, Belmont and Westcliff hotels offer something a bit more special. You can easily lose a day browsing the unique and varied shops and boutiques along the High Street, Church Street and Old Fore Street. If you are feeling a bit more active, Sidmouth Swimming Pool is very close whilst a pleasant walk or cycle ride along the river brings you to the Leisure Centre where holiday memberships are available.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Changeover day is Friday in July and August. Alternative days are available out of high season and for short breaks. Please enquire for availability and accurate prices. Christmas and New Year - changeover day is flexible - please contact us. All enquiries welcome.

Please note - a different rate applies for Sidmouth Folk Week (first week in August).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.