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Heydons House is a lovingly maintained, hgh quality cottage to rent in an enviable location in the heart of Sidmouth.

The beauty of Heyons House is that it is set in a peaceful area yet within a 3 minute level walk of the sea front and town centre. It is tucked away at the end of a quiet no-through road, yet everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. Importantly it offers its own parking space by way of an intergral garage.

Being furnished to a very high standard throughout, the accommodation is spacious and versatile. There are 3 main bedrooms but also a 4th room off the master bedroom, that is in essence a dressing room but has a single bed (with further pull out) so can be used as a 4th single or twin bedroom.

The layout of the cottage will also suit couples who just like a little more space and quality.

A real feature of the cottage is the large , country style kitchen. The central focus of which is an impressive Aga stove and oven.

From the kitchen, patio doors lead to a lovely sunny courtyard where you can stretch out in private or dine al fresco. There is even room for the kids to play in complete safety.

The cottage offers the best of both worlds. The energetic will love the pretty and romantic walks that Sidmouth and East Devon provide. Those just wanting to relax, unwide and take in the sea air can do so without the need of a car. By contrast if you want to get out and about, Sidmouth is very well located for everything Devon has to offer.

This is a wonderful and unique Sidmouth cottage to rent in Sidmouth that is adaptable to suit all needs and requirements.

Heydons House - Features:

Lounge area: 3 seater sofa / sofa bed, 2 seater sofa, nest of coffee tables, book case, large 32 inch Flat screen Digital TV (freeview channels). Wi-fi internet.

Doors off living area to downstairs cloakroom, dining room and kitchen.

Kitchen: Particularly spacious, lovely AGA, integral dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster.

Utility cupboard with iron, ironing board.

Dining room: Table and 6 chairs. Further seating under front window.

Master bedroom: Double, bedside tables, mirror. Door to dressing room / 4th bedroom and ensuite:

Dressing room: Single bed (further single bed that pulls out from underneath) tucked behind curtained area. Chest of drawers, mirror and wardrobe. Views to recreation ground.

Doors from dressing room to ensuite bathroom with bath and WC.

2nd bedroom: Twin beds, bedside lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The first two bedrooms are particularly spacious.

3rd bedroom: Small single bedroom suitable for one adult. Single bed (2" 6 by 6" 3) and chest of drawers. Area for cot if required.

Bathroom: Sparkling bathroom with bath, WC and separate walk-in electric shower cubicle.

Back garden / Couryard: Lovely sunny courtyard including Garden table and benches along with various plants and borders.

Sunny garden bench tucked around the side - ideal for a morning paper or book!

Integral garage.

The cottage includes a free cot and high chair.

Housekeeping: Towels and linen provided.

Location: 20 minutes from M5 motorway.

Beautiful gardens and leisurely walks, Regency history, quaint cottages, clean beaches and friendly shops…. Sidmouth has it all!!

This lovely seaside town nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley.

Sidmouth has everything you could possible needs - a picturesque beach, a lovely mile long esplanade, great shops, fine restaurants, fantastic walks and much more!

The beach is an ideal place in which to relax on a deckchair. The more energetic can always climb the 500 feet high Peak Hill to enjoy the magnificent panorama Sidmouth and the coast far below. In the other direction is the equally commanding Salcombe Hill whilst inland are the green hills of the pretty Sid Valley. Alternatively there is always a gentler stroll around town, through the park and gardens and along the seafront. This is linked by a walkway to the western beach at Jacob’s Ladder.

Sidmouth’s park, The Byes, is a delightful riverside walk and quiet sanctuary. There are popular guided walks from the Heritage Centre taking in the main landmarks of the town. A ford still takes traffic across the River Sid.

As well as The Byes, there are many interesting walks and drives around Sidmouth. The nearby villages of Beer and Branscombe are both worth visiting en route to Seaton, the next sizeable resort.

Families with children will enjoy the location. If you can get them off the beach, the kids will love a visit to Crealey Park, one of Devons largest theme parks or the more relaxed Bicton Gardens with its park and train ride. "Pecorama" at Beer is also a lovely date out.


This beautiful and well maintained 3 bed cottage to rent in Sidmouth, Devon is set in a tranquil location yet just 3 minutes walk to the sea front.


Property type: Cottage

Room details


4 bedrooms, sleeps 7

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Single bed
Bedroom 4: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in Living room, 1 cot
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
2 bathrooms, 3 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Clothes drier
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Private garden


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Theme Park

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price is based on four sharing, there is a £25 extra charge per person over four. All year Occupancy: more than 4 people £25.00 per additional person

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This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 0.25km
  • Nearest restaurant: 250m
  • Nearest supermarket: 250m
  • Town Centre: 250m
  • The beach: 250m
  • The Byes Country Club: 500m
  • M5 motorway: 20km


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10 out of 10 people recommend staying here
Stayed Saturday 06 July 2013
This was our second visit to Heydons House and again it made for an excellent holiday. We had one issue with a tap in the main bathroom and contacted Scott, who resolved the problem that same day. Our only down side was the double bed in the main bedroom which was very uncomfortable. We resolved this by using the 2 single beds in the same room and pushed these together.
Owner reply:

Thank you for the lovely review. We appreciate your comments about the mattress in the double bed and whilst it was only 3 years old we have replaced that now.Hope to see you next year for your 3rd visit.

Stayed Saturday 30 June 2012
The property was well equipped, in comfortable, cultivated condition. Location 2 min to the beach is lovely. Not to forget, that we got an excellent and prompt support by the owner for any question. Thank a lot for hospitality.
Stayed Saturday 16 July 2011
It was realy very nice to life for 2 weeks in this lovely cottage. It is nearby the international school, which my family and I have visited. So we could go for lunch at home with our children. Very fine. I enjoyed the stay in the small cottage, the small rooms, for everybody an own sleeping room. And two bathrooms! It ist so nice, I would life their forever! Marika It was better than our expectations!!!
Stayed Saturday 14 June 2008
Found the cottage had everything we needed and more .My wife had fun working out the Aga,and did some toast and some rice on it.The cottage felt more like a home than a holiday place.We did not use the garage as with our car,was a bit on the large size.On the whole,we think we choose a good place to stay.
Owner reply:

Thank you very much for your very nice comments. I am glad you had a lovely time. It is a normal sized garage and fine for our BMW estate but yes, as it is a narrow lane, it can be a little bit tricky to get a larger car in. It's easy when you get used to it. And the fact that there is some parking, in a town like Sidmouth where there is hardly any parking, is a big benefit. (Don't forget there is also the parking space, that we have use of at evenings and weekends, outside the International school office which is only 100 yards away). Hope to have you back again in the future.

Lovely cottage in a great location. Warm and cosy downstairs with the aga and light and bright upstairs. It was freezing outside while we were there, but fine in the cottage. Two minutes from the shops and Kennaway House where our friends were holding an art exhibition, but in a very peaceful lane. Great for the kids scooters! Lots of lovely walks and places to eat in Sidmouth.
Very quaint cottage, clean and airy . Much larger inside than it looks from the outside , think Tardis . Love the Arga , very warm and cosy . Beds very comfortable . Ideal for all the family . Setting could not be better , just a few mins walk to town and beach and the cottge suituated in a quiet lane.
We took a short winter break at the cottage. Warm, comfortable and cosy - the aga was a treat! Heydons House is not to be confused with "Heydons Cottage", a little further along the road, which was occupied by other guests!!!
Lovely cottage in a great location. The sunny courtyard was perfect for relaxing in over lunch whilst our son had a nap. The cottage was really well equipped and the travel cot and highchair saved us bringing our own. Given the proximity to the beach its a great cottage for families. We had great fun getting the car in the garage and were experts by the end of the week.
We had a fantastic week at Heydons House. We parked the car in the garage and left it there all week! There were so many lovely things to do in Sidmouth (the beach, swimming pool, cafes, walks etc) that we didnt feel the need to go further afield. The cottage was fantastic. We used the Aga a fair amount but it does get a bit hot in the kitchen as its on all the time. Would be super and cosy for a winter break! Everything we needed for a fantastic break in a super location.
We had such a lovely time in this beautiful cottage, minutes walk from the town and sea front. Very friendly town and we will definitely visit again.
9 other reviews
A great house with all the facilities that you could need and in hidden location in the centre of Sidmouth. Stuart Owens - Oct 2013.
Heydons House has a wonderful location in the heart of Sidmouth, and just minutes from the beach. The cottage is very comfortable and clean. Zoe Mlcoch - 9th to 6th Oct 2013
Heydons house is located in a gorgeous quiet lane, close walking distance to shops and foreshore. A very comfortable property ensuring a wonderful break. Sidmouth is a beautiful town with lots of charm & character, a get spot to explore the Jurassic Coast along with the surrounding countryside. A gem in Devon.
We have just returned from Heydon’s House in Sidmouth. What a fabulous school half term week we had. The weather was fairly kind and we even ventured on to the Seaton Tram. The cottage is located perfect for the sea front and town centre yet is private and quite. It was immaculate, clean and very warm, it was also much bigger than we expected. We were very pleased with the value for money and would strongly recommend it. Sidmouth is so un-commercialised, has no arcades or kiss-me-quick hats and retains its Victorian splendour, such a nice place. Many thanks for a great time.
We had a lovely stay at Heydons House. The cottage is very warm and cosy thanks to the aga in the kitchen. Its in a perfect location with Sidmouth high street and the sea front just a short stroll away. We had a lovely holiday and have already booked it again for next year!
Heydon House is very well placed for all of Sidmouths amenities, of which there are many. It is a lovely warm cottage (due to the Aga in the kitchen), with a pleasant patio garden ideal for al fresco dining, Well worth a return visit.
Location counts for a great deal , and this is exactly what this cottage offers. Within no time at all, one has access to Bowling Greens, Public Gardens, the local market and shops, the Parish Church and the seafront. The cottage itself provides comfort and homeliness, so making for a really pleasing holiday
We found this cottage to be in an excellent location, a few minutes walk from the town centre and very near to the beach. Yet so quite and peaceful. It had everything that one would need to make your stay welcoming, even a garage that we could store our grandchildrens bikes in. It was clean well presented and equipped. We are now looking forward to returning next year, perhaps for an even longer period.
A lovely, deceptively spacious cottage a couple of minutes walk from the esplanade and Sidmouths bustling shopping centre. Although well located the cottage is in a quiet area and the outside patio area is a great suntrap for breakfast. The cottage has a convenient garage, is simply but well furnished, spotlessly clean and has everything needed for a self catering holiday. It provides excellent accommodation and great value for money. Would I book it again? Definitely.


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