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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

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

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 East Devon

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely three night stay in Golden Cottage. There are four things we rate highly and Golden Cottage scored on every point; a very comfortable bed (the king size), a powerful shower, good broadband connection and very important, location. There were only two of us staying in this sleeps 5 cottage so we had plenty of room. It is well appointed with everything you could need. We stayed in November and were a bit chilly when we arrived but the cottage was soon very cosy without being overwarm. We enjoyed the two-minute walk to look at the River Sid, constantly changing at the estuary. We liked that it was only a few minutes’ walk into town with its shops, pubs and restaurants. And most importantly for us, there are lots of walks on the doorstep. You need to be reasonably fit to tackle Peak Hill or the coastal path to the east but both very rewarding with their stunning views. There is only room to park one car but there are a couple of car parks a few minutes’ walk away. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, we are absolutely delighted that you had such an enjoyable and comfortable stay at Golden Cottage. It is very important to us that our guests have all they need for a relaxing holiday so it is lovely to know that everything was to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you back to Golden Cottage next time you are visiting Sidmouth! Lizzy and Alex.
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Golden cottage close to beach & shops

  • 5 of 5

Golden Cottage Is clean and well maintained and is perfectly positioned close to the beach and shops with the added benefit of private parking for your vehicle. Sidmouth is a lovely town with a variety of shops , cafes, bars and restaurants. The Swan Inn is a few metres from the Cottage and serve good meals should you want to eat out. Sidmouth is also convenient if you wish to explore, we went to the Donkey Sanctuary, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Beer, Seaton and Lyme Regis. We had a wonderful time staying in the cottage and wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone other than disabled people who would find the staircases challenging. Thank you once again Lizzy & Alex.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments and detailed review. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Golden Cottage so much and that you were able to fully enjoy all that Sidmouth and the surrounding area has to offer. Do come and stay again any time that you are visiting Sidmouth, we would love to welcome you back! Lizzy and Alex.
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A holiday cottage in the heart of Sidmouth

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is well appointed and clean throughout. It is handy for all amenities in Sidmouth yet off the main streets. An ideal self catering place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Golden Cottage. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay and we would love to welcome you back anytime.
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A wonderfully convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Golden Cottage. Everywhere was finished to a good standard, and we were provided with everything we needed to make our holiday stress free, including wonderful weather. The children loved the playground just around the corner, and we spent many happy hours on the Sandy beach near Jacobs Ladder. Had two good meals at Dukes. Sidmouth is a pretty unspoilt town, and I would heartily recommend Golden Cottage to friends and family. Thank you !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Golden Cottage. We are delighted that you found everything to your satisfaction and had such a wonderful time. We take great pride and pleasure in providing as perfect as possible a holiday environment for our guests!
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Weekend break

  • 5 of 5

We booked Golden Cottage for a long weekend, Friday to Monday.

The cottage is very well positioned for the beach and town centre, The cottage internally was very clean, well maintained and the layout was ideal. Without a doubt, accommodation I would book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Golden Cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to Golden Cottage soon!
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perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in beautiful Sidmouth cottage ticked all the boxes down to the smallest detail more than matched our expectations will return

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Golden Cottage and we would be delighted to accommodate you again next time you visit Sidmouth! Lizzy and Alex
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
19 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
23 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Half Term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
7 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Friday although other days may be available by arrangement out of high season and for short breaks. Please enquire for accurate short break prices in low season or for last minute bookings. Christmas and New Year 2016 - changeover day flexible but most likely Wednesday.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available out of peak season and are calculated as follows;
3 nights at 70% of weekly rate,
4 nights at 80% of weekly rate,
5 nights at 90% of weekly rate.
Please note - special rates apply for Sidmouth Folk Week (first week of August).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sidmouth in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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