Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Topaz cottage is a Grade 2 listed late 18th century character cottage situated in a picture postcard setting in the pretty village of Sidbury. In a quiet location with the river Sid running past the row of 3 cottages it makes for a perfect setting to relax and enjoy.
With cosy sofas, inglenook fireplace, oak beams, a modern kitchen/dining area and comfortable quality beds the cottage is a perfect getaway for all ages.
Unwind in the south facing sun trap garden with a glass of wine or 2 with your meal.
The area around the cottage is one big playground with access to walks woods and fields, the kids will love the river and pond for a spot of fishing. Enjoy the short and pleasant walk to Sidbury mill.
Set off on some scenic walks or make your way to the many beaches and attractions of East Devon. The East Devon way passes the cottage front door.
Within 3 miles of Sidmouth sea front, Lyme Regis Seaton Beer and Budleigh Salterton are all within a short drive.
The cottage is maintained and cleaned to very high standards and provides everything you need and more for your holiday.
The online reviews and review book at the cottage reveal the high standards kept and most guests promise to return at some time and many do. This year one couple made a second booking after only one night at the cottage of their first visit.
Now in our 5th year with Holidaylettings.
The cottage sleeps 4 + cot.
Please note that the payment protection scheme offered by Holidaylettings will add a cost to your holiday. We have opted to continue with payments as we have for the last 4 years and keep costs down while offering complete protection of your payment in the unlikely event of you being unable to access the property due to unforeseen circumstances such as fire or flood.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sidmouth 4.5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 15 km, Nearest railway: Honiton 7.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage has a carpeted living room with 2 cosy sofas, freeviewTV/DVD and inglenook fireplace with gas burner, warm in winter cool in the summer. The kitchen diner has all modern requirements with slate flooring and marble table to seat 4. Tea coffee biscuits and milk on arrival are provided. Please note that the fridge has a small freezer compartment, there is not a seperate freezer.
The bedrooms are carpeted with one double room and 2 single beds in the other, both have washbasins.
The bathroom has toilet, sink and electric shower over bath, supplied with all the things a bathroom requires including soaps creams toilet rolls and evn a couple of toothbrushes. Hand towels are also supplied in bedrooms.
Please note that the living room area and stairs both have a low beam and may not suit anyone over the height of 6ft 2ins, although one strike and you soon adjust.
There are lots of old fashioned games to play, a novelty for the young ones.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has a south facing rear garden mainly to patio area with table and 4 chairs and bench seat, a delight to sit and relax at any time of the day or evening.
There are buckets and spades and fishing nets for the kids (and dads) to explore the river pond and Sidmouths rock pools. Note ! the river is normally very shallow with a couple of deeper points near the cottage unless heavy rain falls when the levels will rise quickly. All young children should be accompanied when near the water.
The cottage is surrounded by open space for children to play.
The availabilty is generally as follows, 3 night break Friday to Monday, 4 night break Monday to Friday, 7 night break Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday. Peak season is 7 nights only set at Sat to Sat from Aug 3rd to end Aug for 2014. We can offer stays other than these out of the main season or on a late booking arrangement in peak season making us very flexible for your holiday needs. Send in your holiday request no matter what dates you are looking for and we may be able to acommodate.
The cottage sleeps 4 maximum plus a travel type cot by arrangement. There is also a very comfortable sofa bed for anyone that may struggle with stairs,
The West Country region
Justly famous as one of England's finest destinations, Devon has everything you need for the perfect cottage holiday. The fabulous coastline, stretching from Sidmouth to Plymouth is the main draw here. There are glorious beaches, mysterious estuaries, rugged cliffs and sandy coves to explore, as well as the famous English Riviera.
Lyme Regis, Beer, Budleigh Salterton, and Exmouth are all within a short drive.
Also taking in the resorts of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, it offers all the facilities you need for a great seaside cottage holiday. Or if you prefer somewhere quieter , there are the Georgian charms of Sidmouth, or Salcombe. Inland, you can get away from it all in the rugged splendours of Dartmoor National Park or just enjoy the rolling hills and rural delights of the Devon countryside. Make time for a visit to Exeter, the bustling capital of the region, with its cathedral, cobbled streets and wide selection of shops, or step back in time to the Elizabethan age in Totnes with its charming Tudor houses.
The historic Saxon village of Sidbury with Saxon bridge and church is a wonderful location for all ages and interests. The village holds many activities throughout the year including Sidbury fair and fete not forgetting the famous Sidmouth festival with a week of music in August. The elegant resort of Sidmouth, with sand and shingle beach is just 3 miles away. There are pleasant walks along the River Sid and nearby Salcombe hills many footpaths afford spectacular sea views. Honiton's markets and antique shops and the renowned Donkey Sanctuary are within 6 miles.
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29 May 2014
"Quaint riverside cottage"
Topaz Cottage was clean, well maintained and presented and felt cosy and very welcoming. It is a delightful cottage full of charm and character in the lovely picturesque village of Sidbury. Nearby are some amazing coastal walks and bike rides along the Exe Estuary. We thoroughly recommend this cottage and would love to return one day.
Thank you for your review. The character of the cottage and its location feature heavily in lots of the online and offline reviews. It is pleasing that guests look after the cottage so well during their holidays and we thank you for that. We would be pleased to welcome you back at some time.
23 Oct 2013
"Hospitable comfort and convenience"
Visiting relatives in the Sidford area, Topaz was a logical choice for us. No disappointment whatsoever - Stephen and Jill had thought of every necessary amenity, including two sets of spotless fluffy towels for each of us, milk and tea to get us started, and comfy beds to end our tiring days of travel and entertainment. The cottage is quaint but sufficiently roomy, and the village is quite charming. The adjacent highway, far enough away to present no noise problems, was an easy conduit for our outings to Exeter, Honiton, Sidmouth etc.. All in all, the perfect vacation spot.
Another great review which is very much appreciated. Our guests on this visit like nearly all others were a pleasure to deal with, so doing your utmost to please becomes even more important.
15 Sep 2013
"The best self catering cottage I've ever stayed in!"
Topaz cottage is amazing! Firstly it's fantastically located (close to Branscombe, Sidmouth, Exmouth and many more great places besides) and the directions given prior to arrival were great! The cottage itself was immaculate and couldn't be faulted in any way! Tea and coffee (and biccys) were provided, loads of information leaflets about the local are were available, not to mention a fully equipped kitchen, dvd's/books (for kids and adults) and a perfectly stocked "just in case" drawer. Oh, and did I mention the beach chairs and much needed windbreak, all provided for use on the beach! This cottage is a little gem and I will most certainly be returning! (family in tow!)
So glad you loved the cottage and made use of the many bits and pieces that are provided. The cottage is very well looked after and appreciated by all.
Not sure if we can better this review but will certainly try.
19 Aug 2013
"Perfect cottage for a quiet getaway, with easy access to East Devon/West Dorset"
Lovely cottage, beautifully presented with many thoughtful touches (fresh flowers, bathroom necessities, tea, coffee and all the major condiments, plus biscuits and milk - very welcome after a long dr… More
Good to hear that the holiday met with your expectations and that you enjoyed all of the little extras that are provided. Pleased also that you found the sleeping arrangements to your liking, many guests comment on having slept well at the cottage (us included) which is all part of the holiday and generally shows that you are relaxed.
Thank you for your kind review.
6 May 2013
This cottage had everything we could have asked for and more. Peaceful setting in wonderful countryside. The weather was good as well. Just the place for my husband to recuperate after his back operat… More
Glad that you had such a lovely break with the best weather for quite some time.
As you say, the perfect place to recuperate.
5 Apr 2013
As others have already said this really is a beautiful cottage and is set in such a pretty place - it really is a great place to escape and forget the rest of the world! The beds are very comfy and o… More
Thank you for the kind review. We have carried out a lot of upgrading recently and the cottage is in graet condition. It was a shame about the fire, it failed just a few days before the guests arrival and everything possible was done to sort out the problem. unfortunately the part required did not arrive before departure. There is also a very good central heating system in the cottage which is generally all that is needed. The garden is laid mainly to patio and is more an area for relaxing. There are wide open spaces next to the cottage for the more active to play games etc.
22 Jan 2013
"Quaint cottage oozing with character"
We spent New Year in this beautiful cottage and didn't want to leave. From the minute we stepped through the door it was a dream come true. The cottage is oozing with character from its low ceili… More
We really appreciate such a great review, this really does encourage us to keep on with the improvements where possibe. You will find a number of changes the next time you visit. The most important thing for us to hear is that you had a great holiday. Thank you.
20 Jan 2013
"Excellent self-catering choice!"
My husband and I stayed in Topaz Cottage for 5 nights in October, 2012....wish we could have stayed longer. It was our first visit to the Sidmouth, Devon area. The weather wasn't the best , but… More
Thank you for a great review. Sorry about the weather it was the story of last year as we all know. But as you found out you can still have a wonderful holiday whatever the weather at Topaz cottage.
17 Jan 2012
"Fab little Cottage in an idyllic location"
Home from home and then more some! Stayed several times at Topaz when we were looking to re-locate to East Devon as its in an ideal location. Weather was fab so we were able to enjoy the cottage insi… More
Thank you for a great review, it's been a while since you stayed and we have improved the cottage even more since then.
3 Oct 2011
"Exactly as advertised - excellent."
Cottage was ideal for us (3 adults) but would also suit 4.
Couldn't fault the accomodation even allowing for a couple of low beams. Having a parking spot is a must in this area. Cottage was convenient for the local bus service which we used extensively (Bus Passes!). The welcome pack wasgood and made better by fresh flowers and a packet of assorted buscuits.
Would definitely stay again if in the area.
Thank you for such a great review, it encourages us to try even harder to make your stay a perfect one.
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