Cottage in Sidford, Sidmouth, East Devon, Central Village Location, Ideal for exploring the Jurassic Coast
About Neil Parker
The Owners: Neil and Annette have owned Porch cottage for over 18 years and very much enjoy spending time at the cottage where the pace of life in Devon is more relaxed. They have continually improved the cottage to make it a home from home and a comfortable base for their holiday guests.
Neil Parker purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Neil Parker chose Sidmouth
Sidford is at the top end of the lovely town of Sidmouth and is accessible to so many places to visit in both East Devon and West Dorset.
What makes this Cottage unique
Porch Cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ( as well as being within a stones throw of the Jurassic Coast world heritage site)
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The cottage is as described, a two bed character cottage with all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Owner not present but clear instructions on key retrieval etc. As has been mentioned there are some low beams to watch out for! Close to local Spar and fish shop. Nice walk down the riverside into Sidmouth for more amenities and stunning coastal walks. Car parking ticket for all East Devon council car parks is included (property does not have private parking but the car park is close by). The cottage is on a fairly busy road but we found that traffic noise was not as bad as we feared, probably owing to the thickness of the walls. Would recommend a walk or short drive to the Donkey Sanctuary.
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Beutiful historic cottage perfect base for exploring East Devon, nice flat walk through the byes to Sidmouth is just around the corner. Excellent chip shop and Spa shop are a few yards up the road.we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this lovely cottage to everyone.
We found the cottage to be excellent value for money. We were warm and cosy all week despite terrible weather outside. The cottage was ideally located for us to walk into Sidmouth most days. It was beautifully clean and we had everything we needed. The low ceilings and sloping floors added to the charm of such an old, quaint cottage. It would not have suited taller people!!The cottage is located near a fantastic fish and chip shop and local spar. We did not need to take the car out each day which made for a relaxing break.
Sidmouth town features two beaches, both of which are clean and safe for bathing, at high tide they are mainly pebbles but at low tide sand and rock pools appear, ideal for bare foot paddles and exploring. Jacob's ladder is at the west side and well worth the climb to the top of the steps where you will find the beautiful Connaught Gardens and the Clock Tower cafe with exceptional views across the bay and scrumptious home-made cakes.
Porch cottage is situated at the end of The Byes Riverside Park, This will take you through beautiful national Trust land for approximately 1.5 miles directly into Sidmouth.
A car parking permit is provided for your stay which can be used in most car parks within East Devon, however Sidford and Sidmouth have excellent bus services so a car is not always required, The nearest international airport and main line rail station are in Exeter.
Exeter 15 miles. Exmouth 12 miles. Lyme Regis 14 miles. Honiton 8 miles. Beer 6 miles. Budleigh Salterton 9 miles.
The annual Sidmouth Folk Week held at the end of July/beginning of August is a very popular event adding additional vibrancy to the town.
Sidford has two pubs serving good food, a restaurant and a fish & chips shop all in walking distance from the cottage. There is a Spar supermarket just 100m from the cottage which is open late 7 days a week. Further supermarkets in Sidmouth include Waitrose and Co-op.
There are lots of cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops in Sidmouth. There is also a cinema and swimming pool.
The world-famous Donkey Sanctuary is only a 5 minute drive from the cottage up the hill in the direction of Lyme Regis and is free to walk around and get up close to the Donkeys. They also have some lovely walks, a Maze, a restaurant and a souvenir shop.
The Sidmouth coastline is part of The World Heritage "Jurassic Coast" and many places to visit are close by including the fossil hunting beaches at Lyme Regis.
For followers of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Garden series, the River Cottage Canteen & Deli is only 20 minutes drive away in Axminster and worth a visit.