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Historic listed house in a picturesque village location nr the seaside Sidmouth

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

16th century character building, Close to the beach

The Old Coach House is a well presented, characterful property sleeping 10 across 5 bedrooms over the summer months. We offer a Saturday changeover for peak week stays. It is ideally situated in the picturesque village location of Sidbury while still being only a 5 minute drive to Sidmouth, the beach and esplanade. The property dates back to the 16th Century and a georgian frontage was added in the early 1800's. It retains character features including timber beams and archways. Bedlinen and towels are provided.

Sidbury: Sidbury is the perfect location to explore so many of the near by towns, villages and beaches. It is a 15 minute drive to Honiton, Seaton, Beer and Branscombe and 25 minutes to Lyme Regis. The beautiful, quaint, seaside town of Budleigh Salterton is just 25 minutes away as well. We have an excellent bus service, which runs frequently and until about 11.30pm from Sidmouth.

There are many beautiful walks and cycle paths around. We are happy to help with hiring of bicycles or a fishing boat, etc..

Within the area are wonderful places to eat also. Among others, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River cottage is just 15mins away.

A couple of doors down from The Old Coach House is a 16th Century pub called the Red Lion, serving home cooked food and opposite is a speciality local butchers and convenience store.

We are here to make your stay with us as pleasurable as possible and look to you for feedback, in order to make future stays more enjoyable

More Details

Sam and Lucy Ingram
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Historic listed house in a picturesque village location nr the seaside Sidmouth
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful location with gorgeous house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the old coach house with family and found the location to be superb for exploring the local area. Everyone in area was so friendly! The local pub (a few doors down) welcomed us as well and we had the skittle alley to ourselves one evening which we all enjoyed.

Lucy the owner came over to meet us during our stay and was very helpful and friendly giving us some really useful tips for finding a good beach with dogs, we ended up going to Exmouth a few times which was a wonderful beach.

The house had alot of nice touches, such as books, DVDs, playstation and games and was very flexible accommodation for 10 of us (with 6 children!). Everything was very clean and as advertised.

Definitely recommend for friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Lovely, comfortable home. Well presented and ideally situated for getting to places.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week in Sidbury. There was plenty of room for 6 adults and 1 child, each having their own bathroom. The property can easily accommodate 10 people with 5 bathrooms, amazing! It was easy to get to Sidmouth, Lyne Regis, Budleigh Salterton etc. Lovely pub in the village. Very pleasant neighbours and the parking was ideal! Would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Lovely house in a picture-perfect village

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my family (10 of us) over a long weekend and we all loved it. Beautiful house, plenty of space. We particularly loved the social areas, the kitchen and the beautiful and big living room. The recently renovated bathrooms were stunning. The village of Sidbury is so pretty and we loved the area overall. Also very friendly reception from the owners. Loved it and have already recommended it to others. We'll be back. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment very tastefully furnished great detail taken to include quality items especially crockery and cutlery. No cheap and nasty items used. All in all a brilliant place to stay and an ideal base to explore from. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Excellent apartment, could happily stay longer!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment, more than a home from home! Clean and well presented, very comfortable. Few extras shown in the photos that weren't there on arrival (herbs etc in kitchen) but those would've been the icing on the cake!

Great communication from the owners, and prompt repayment of our deposit following our departure - it would've perhaps been useful to have a guide to using the heating, dishwasher etc, along with a guide to the local area e.g. supermarkets, restaurants, as the village shop closes before check in time, thankfully we were able to make use of the free wifi to find a shop!

Would definitely recommend to a friend and would certainly consider staying again as it makes a great base to explore the local area and attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Beautiful, comfortable and Devon village gem.

  • 5 of 5

The Old Coach House apartment was exactly as described and we were thoroughly pleased with the apartment. There was everything that we could possibly need inside the apartment and the decor was beautiful and in keeping with such a gorgeous coach house. Sudbury is idyllic and everything that we imagined it to be. There is a lovely village shop just over the road which had any provisions that we needed and his home made produce delicious. Sidmouth is approximately 5 mins away by car. We were over the moon with this idyllic setting and beautiful apartment and we would have no hesitation in recommending this to our friends. Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay and we hope to see you again. Sue and Steve.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
The Red Lion
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sidmouth Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
M5 Junction 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Salty Monk
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

The Old Coach House is a charming, 16th Century coach house 2 miles from the Regency town of Sidmouth on the South Devon coast. Sidbury‚ with its lovely cottage frontages and gardens‚ is a haven of tranquil village charm. No wonder it has won the Best Kept Village competition so many times. Sidbury is also on the bus route and in an excellent position for exploring this beautiful area.

Sidmouth was a small fishing town that became a fashionable destination in the Regency period, and retains an unspoilt Regency seafront promenade and many interesting buildings from the period. The Jurassic Coast of East Devon is a World Heritage Site, with beautiful coves and cliffs and stunning coastal walks. Places to visit include, Bicton Park and Gardens, Crealy Adventure Park, Seaton Tramway, Powderham Castle, Beer Quarry Caves, great family beaches in Sidmouth, Beer, Seaton, Exmouth & Budleigh.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Basic rate £500

Owner'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 house in Sidbury in Devon

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor has bathroom with toilet, basin and shower enclosure. 1st floor has a family bathroom with shower en suite with double bedroom. 2nd floor has shower en-suite with double bedroom as well as a family bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Ist floor has 1 double and 1 twin. 2nd floor has 1 double and 2 twins. Cot and z bed available upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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