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Destination guide

Experience Sidmouth in holiday lettings

Like many coastal towns in the UK, Sidmouth is a fishing village, but it has grown up amongst the trend for coastal resorts that began in the 18th century, and today is a cultural hub where holiday lettings give you access to excellent food, great music, and outstanding history. Holiday homes in Sidmouth offer you an opportunity to experience the true English countryside.

History

Heritage sites near Sidmouth holiday homes

Your Sidmouth holiday rental is already situated among the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, but there are many others in the region you can experience. Bulverton is a historic small hamlet just on the outskirts of Sidmouth. Blackbury Camp is a hillfort dating back to the Iron Age whose ramparts still stand. St Giles’ and St Nicholas’ Church dates to Norman times. Woodbury Castle is an ancient hillfort located at the heart of a beautiful nature preserve.

Things to do

Things to do near Sidmouth holiday cottages

Holiday cottages in Sidmouth also offer access to a variety of local attractions of historical significance and natural beauty. You can walk amongst the flowers at the Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. The serene natural surroundings of the Byes national park are an ideal place to relax. You can stroll the walking paths and view the seaside vistas at Connaught Gardens. At the Otterton Mill, you can visit a historic attraction that dates back to the year 1068, and possibly earlier.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Sidmouth

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Sidmouth a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Donkey Sanctuary (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Lyme Bay Winery (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Castlewood Vineyard (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Northbrook Approach Golf Course (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Diggerland (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Sidmouth

Travellers love Sidmouth for its beautiful gardens and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Sidmouth is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sidmouth Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Escot Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Devon Cliffs Beach (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Exmouth Beach (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Dawlish Warren Beach (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
Beaches

Top beaches near Sidmouth holiday cottages

There’s nothing like walking along the beaches of southwestern England and watching the sunset over the clear Atlantic waters. The Sidmouth Town Beach is your closest option, a gorgeous expanse of sand and shingle surrounded by awe-inspiring cliffs. The Beer Coast is accessible by a short walk from your holiday rental and offers stunning cliffside views surrounded by lush green meadows. Budleigh Salterton Beach is a pebble beach along the Jurassic Coastline, and the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve lets you view saltmarsh flora, including glasswort, sea lavender and sea purslane.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Sidmouth

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Sidmouth holiday homes

If you’re looking for transport to get around from your Sidmouth holiday homes, there are plenty of options available. The town is eminently walkable, and bicycles are a great option for travel. Car hires are a great way to get the freedom to travel as you like, and there are car parks throughout the region. Bus travel from South Devon is available, and train travel is among the best ways to see the countryside.

Food & drink 

Sample delicacies in Sidmouth

The best local delicacies in Sidmouth are all found a short jaunt from your holiday cottages in local pubs and restaurants. These include Cornish pastries filled with minced beef, potatoes, onions and spices, Hog’s pudding sausage and, of course, locally-made Cheddar cheese. All of these and more can be had with great local brews at quiet pubs on many street corners.

How many holiday rentals are available around Sidmouth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 607 holiday lettings around Sidmouth. From 299 cottages to 79 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sidmouth?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sidmouth. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sidmouth Beach: 1,494 holiday lettings
  • The Donkey Sanctuary: 1,527 holiday lettings
  • Sidmouth - Valley, Ridge and Jurassic Coast walk: 1,571 holiday lettings
  • East Devon Art: 1,538 holiday lettings
  • Sidmouth Museum: 1,499 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sidmouth listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Sidmouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 299 Cottages in Sidmouth. Our other popular types of Sidmouth holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 79 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 299 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 173 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sidmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 55 holiday homes with pool available in Sidmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.