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Sea Views - Near The Beach - Perfect For Families - Pet-Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Eat-In Kitchen, Living Room, Balcony

5a Fortfield Terrace set over the first and second floors of a beautiful Regency townhouse with stunning views of the sea across Sidmouth's famous cricket ground. This lovely home is the perfect spot from which to enjoy East Devon's walks, culture and family attractions, or to simply take a breath and relax...

Our maisonette comfortably sleeps six people. We have a king sized bedroom and a double bedroom, both with sea views,plus two single bedrooms. There are two bathrooms; one shower room with a large double shower

and a bathroom with a shower over a generously sized bath.

There is a modern eat-in kitchen and the piece-de-resistance is the wonderful sitting room, with two sets of double French Doors leading onto our balcony. This has a perfect view, looking out to the sea over beautifully manicured tennis courts, croquet lawns and cricket ground.

We are pleased to be dog friendly and hope your four legged friend enjoys your holiday as much as you!

Whilst duvets, pillows, freshly laundered bathmats, hand towels and kitchen towels will be provided, we ask that you bring your own bedding and towels. We are able to supply bedding and towels for an additional charge - £20 per King or Double and £10 per Single.

We have one parking permit for the residents parking bays in front of the terrace. If you have more than one car there is usually ample parking to be found on nearby Glen Road.

More Details

Jenny Whittingham
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Jenny Whittingham

Our family is currently based in London. I'm a stay-at-home Mummy and writer, balancing looking after my three year old little boy with writing about food, family and fashion.

Jenny Whittingham purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Jenny Whittingham chose Sidmouth

Our family has owned this property for 35 years, and it has been the location of many happy family holidays for three generations. I was brought here by my parents for my first holiday here when I was just a few months old and my son had his first holiday here too!

It is the one place that we all properly unwind and relax. We love that you can set the pace of the holiday depending on how you are feeling. If you want to be busy and outdoors there are endless activities, but if you fancy a gentle day you can happily while away the time pottering around Sidmouth, enjoying the Regency period property and taking in the gorgeous views.

What makes this apartment unique

The period charm of this property is a highlight. It has lovely character and features which are complemented by a modern kitchen and bathrooms.

Looking out across Sidmouth's cricket ground to the sea, the view is simply beautiful. Even if it is a grey winter day, you can still enjoy the view through the double French doors leading from the living room onto the balcony.

Our location is second-to-none. All of the amenities of Sidmouth are within easy walking distance, from pretty boutiques to independent food shops and lovely restaurants, cafes and pubs.

You needn't drive anywhere if you don't feel like it, and if you are without a car there are plenty of buses which connect into Exeter or Honiton.

Our family dogs love their holidays in Sidmouth, enjoying pretty walks and swimming in the sea, so we are very happy for you to bring your dog with you too.


Sidmouth Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The downstairs bathroom benefits from a generously sized bath, with a shower over it too. The upstairs shower room has a lovely big double shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Bedroom - 1 double
    King Size Bedroom - 1 queen
    Single Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Single Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom is painted a restful soft yellow, and has an original period fireplace. It is complemented by stripped floorboards, simple white painted furniture and a pewter effect king size bed. It benefits from a sea view. Next door, a double bedroom painted a pretty pale lilac has a built in wardrobe, chest of drawers and a dressing table/desk. This also has a lovely sea view. On the same floor, there is a sweet little single bedroom, painted a gentle green colour, with hooks to hang clothes, a large bedside table with drawers and a chair. Just down a short run of stairs is a further bedroom, another single with a chest of drawers. This is painted a soft stone shade with nautical touches.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews

A quiet and relaxing venue.

  • 5 of 5

Our fourth visit to this lovely place with it's great views. We will be booking for next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Beautiful appt

  • 4 of 5

Overall excellent. Miss having wifi though. Sad but true!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Well kept considering the age of the building.

  • 4 of 5

The weather was rather mixed during our stay but nevertheless we were able to get on the beach a few times.The flat is so close to the beach we could get back quickly if the rain came down.It was always good to be able to watch the very serious croquet players from the balcony every morning. I used to stay in the Southernhay Hotel next door as a child so I have many happy memories of this place. Trumps, the grocer is no longer but there are still so many lovely individual shops in Sidmouth and always something to do.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A lovely property and great position

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and great views. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great prop6

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and clean.

Everything supplied that you needed .lovely views

Neighbours we met all very friendly

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great holiday and accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic apartment, the location is amazing so close to the sea and the town, Very quiet considering this, the balcony is a fantastic bonus to be able to sit out in the evening and watch the sea. The apartment is spotlessly clean and has everything you could need whilst on holiday, including a parking permit which makes it much easier. There is an information pack about the local area which is very useful.

We enjoyed our stay so much we booked again for next year. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
10.3 Miles
Exeter International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Sidmouth Golf Club
Nearest Train
16.6 Miles
Exeter St Davids
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary


Adventurous outdoor souls will be able to explore the Jurassic coastline and surrounding countryside on an array of wonderful walks. Keep yourself busy with Sidmouth's superb eighteen hole golf course, sea fishing trips from nearby Beer and a selection of watersports from Sidmouth beach. Unwind at one of Devon's vineyards, including Lily Farm Vineyeard near Budleigh Salterton.


There is endless fun to be had for families in an around Sidmouth. The beach, although pebbly at the top, is within very easy walking distance and has an enormous stretch of sand at low tide (and access directly to the sand from the end of the promenade), plus super rock pools. Jurassic Paddle Sports offers kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing lessons, and/or equipment hire. Hire tennis courts, try your hand at the putting course, walk to the little playground, head to the indoor pool for a swim or try the cinema on a rainy afternoon. There are many fun days out to be had too, including Bicton Park, Creely Adventure Park and The Donkey Sanctuary.


Fortfield Terrace is a mere hop, skip and jump from Sidmouth's bustling centre, which is full to bursting with swish independent shops and boutiques, perfect for fashion finds, gorgeous gifts and heavenly homewares. In addition to our local butcher, green grocer, fishmonger, delis and bakeries, you will find a jolly good Waitrose a short drive from Fortfield Terrace and an extremely handy Tesco Express within walking distance too.


Sidmouth boasts a wide selection of lovely restaurants, cafes and pubs, with something to suit every palette. Just a few of our favourites include The Pea Green Boat, The Loft and Dukes.


If you are in need of pampering there are a numerous beauticians and hairdressers in Sidmouth. A particular favourite is Aspara at The Royal York & Faulkner Hotel - book your treatment before your holiday to guarentee an appointment.


Sidmouth's summer season means there need never be a dull moment; from the fun of Folk Week in August, to fabulously traditional open air performances by the Sidmouth Town Band at the Connaught Gardens and a varied selection of plays at the Manor Pavillion.


We are a doggie friendly holiday home, and two bowls are provided for your pooch. We do not have a garden but you can easily take your four legged friend for a little walk to do his or her business! Sidmouth is generally a dog-friendly town and you will find that most cafes and pubs are generally happy for dogs to have a nap under your table. The main beach forbids dogs from 1st May - 30th September, however Jacob's Ladder Beach allows dogs all year around, as long as you walk 100m along the top of the beach before heading down to the sand.

Or simply sit back on the balcony and enjoy the sea view with a tempting tipple and the soothing sound of leather on willow in the background...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Change Over Days:

Change over days are Fridays for weekly lets, or Mondays/Fridays for shorter breaks.


Prices are for weekly lets, please do call or email if you are looking for a shorter break as we may be able to offer a three or four night stay.

Whilst freshly laundered bath mats, hand towels and kitchen towels are provided, we ask that you bring your own bedding, bath towels and beach towels (plus towels for your dog after wet walks). King size bedding can be provided for a small charge of £15.


We require a 50% deposit to secure the booking, with the final balance plus a £100 security deposit due 6 weeks before your stay. If the booking is made within 6 weeks of your stay, full payment will be required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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