Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Hemphaye cottage is centrally heated and has been furnished and decorated to a high standard, personally maintained by the owners and kept spotlessly clean.
Open all year, Sidmouth's mild climate makes the cottage an ideal choice both for Summer holidays and for Winter and Autumn breaks.
Since opening in April 2000, all our guests have been surprised and delighted with the size and luxury of the accommodation. In fact, one of our guests has written in the visitors' book “What a delightful place. Our immediate reaction after unpacking was 'Holiday Cottage! We could live here'. Everything is very well thought out and provided.”
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sidmouth 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 15 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
An entrance hall leads into the double aspect lounge which leads into a beautiful lantern conservatory dining room and a fully fitted well equipped modern kitchen. French doors open from the dining room onto a private patio garden.
There is a twin bedded room on the first floor , a separate large bathroom with shower cubicle, bath and WC. On the second floor there is a twin bedded room with en-suite shower and WC, and a third bedroom with a double-bed.
We will be happy to order any provisions in advance of your arrival. For the comfort of our guests we operate a No Smoking policy in all the cottages. We welcome children but regret no pets allowed.
This cottage is available Saturday to Saturday
|Further details outdoors|
We have won first prize every year in the Sidmouth In Bloom competition every year since 2000.
The garden is also part of the NGS (National Garden Scheme). The garden is set out into different rooms and packed with rare and unusual plants, a plant persons paradise. It has also featured on the BBC ‘Open Gardens’.
Dates reserved must please be followed immediately by a completed booking form and a third deposit to secure the booking. The final balance due is payable four weeks in advance before arrival.
The West Country region
Rural idyll in all its many varieties from the sheep crossing the road on Dartmoor to the cricketers on the village green. The coast is good too. From the wide swathes of beach in north Devon to the sheltered coves in the south, with the big open skies over Dartmoor in between, there are plenty of pieces of Devon to fall in love with.
Holidays in Devon range from surfing havens on the north coast, through dog friendly countryside retreats, to south Devon cottage holidays on the seafront. From Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon, through Dartmoor to Salcombe and Start Point on the English channel, Devon is England’s only county with two coastlines. With the mass of rural landscape between, Devon is the fourth largest English county.
The north coast is exposed to the Celtic sea with surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton and Westward Ho!, and a self catering holiday cottage in Devon has the best of everything. With seaside resorts for deck chairs and icecreams, high moorland for hiking and horizon views, valleys of lush greenery, cities such as Plymouth for shopping, and rural villages for quaint customs, Devon has it all.
East Devon covers an approximately triangular area from Axminster in the east to Cullompton in the north. It then follows the M5 west down to Exeter and the seashore back east to Axminster. Within this triangle are the towns of Honiton, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Colyton as well as miles of wonderful coastline and acres of magnificent countryside.
The county receives warm summers with occasional hot spells and cool rainy periods. Winters are generally mild and the county often experiences some of the mildest winters in the world.
Sidmouth’s attraction lies not only in the unspoilt and less commercialised town but also in the natural beauty of the coastline, countryside and the gardens which more than once have earned it the ‘Britain in Bloom’ award.
Each year in August‚ Sidmouth hosts the celebrated Folk Festival Week‚ when we see vibrant colour and listen to music from around the world. Laughter and smiles are to be seen everywhere.
Beautiful gardens and leisurely walks‚ Regency history and fine hotels‚ clean beaches and friendly shops. it’s all here in this lovely seaside town that nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. The area is one of Britain’s loveliest, for relaxing in, walking around the town, or touring more extensively in the West Country.
In December 2001, the East Devon and Dorset coastline was granted World Heritage Site status. Sidmouth is now a major gateway to the Site. UNESCO called the Jurassic Coast, a 95-mile stretch of coast from Exmouth to Swanage, an outstanding example, representing a major stage of earth’s history and record of life.
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12 May 2014
"Perfect hide-away for a late Spring holiday!"
We have stayed in nearly all of the Littlecourt Cottages over the years, but Hemphaye is a special favourite. Beautifully appointed and impeccably maintained as they all are, Hemphaye excels with its … More
20 Feb 2014
"A Perfect Winter Retreat"
In fact, perfect throughout the year. This is a gem of a cottage and Selwyn and Geoff clearly demonstrate their commitment to providing a top quality holiday experience on each occasion we have staye… More
1 Jan 2014
"Sssh. Don't tell anyone this place is fantastic!"
Hemphaye Cottage was a delightful place to stay, completely self contained and equipped to a very high standard. It was cosy and comfortable and only a few minutes walk to the seafront. Sidmouth is always a delight and the friendly welcome at Littlecourt made it the perfect place to stay for Christmas. Thank you Selwyn & Geoff.
2 Oct 2013
"Could not fault Hemphayes Cottage, excellent accommodation in super resort."
This must be the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. It was comfortable, tastefully furnished well equipped and felt like home from home . It was in a convenient but quiet situation close to the seafront. We would definitely book there again .
1 Oct 2013
"Charming cottage, beautifully positioned and furnished"
We stayed in Hemphaye Cottage early this September and could not have been more pleased. The property is charming - part of a complex of five holiday rentals which make up Littlecourt Cottages. Ever… More
5 Sep 2013
"Perfect cottages for a family reunion, loved the gardens!"
We were extremely happy with our stay at Little Court Cottages. The holiday was arranged as a family reunion - 10 people in all. We stayed in Hemphaye, which suited our family perfectly - 2 adults and 3 kids aged 15, 13 and 9. My brother and his family and our Mum stayed in Magnolia which was great as we had easy access between the two cottages. The cottages were clean, very comfortable, well kept, everything in good working order and tastfully decorated. We were especially impressed with the milk and bread on arrival - what a thoughtful touch after a long trip! The gardens and grounds were beautiful too. Everytime we saw Selwyn and Geoff they checked that all was ok - they were very friendly and helpful hosts. We would love to return one day. Highly recommend this property!
21 Jul 2013
"A great place to stay and relax in South Devon"
We always receive a warm and friendly welcome from Selwyn and Grahen when we stay at the Littlecourt Cottages. Hemphaye Cottage is beautifully furnised and finished to a very high standard. No-one could ask for more in terms of the facilities in the cottage. Wifi, a good tv, a stereo etc all help to relax you as you plan your next day's activities. The gardens are a great source of pleasure with flowers and aromas in abundance. The outside seating area for "our" cottage is secluded and shaded - perfect for unwinding at the end of a day.
Sidmouth is a special place we think and being able to stay in such great surroundings makes our holiday even better. our grandaughter was sad to leave but perked up when we told her we had booked again for next year. A wonderful stay in a wonderful place, managed so well by Selwyn and his team. Well done to all.
14 Jun 2013
The rooms were lovely, the gardens beautiful, very quiet and all beautifully decorated. The owners were really friendly and helpful but never intrusive. The facilities were all in tip-top condition … More
8 May 2013
"Absolutely beautiful cottage and gardens - very relaxing."
Hemphaye Cottage was lovely and clean and in an ideal setting for a relaxing stay. Selwyn and Geoffrey were very friendly and helpful to everyone. Only downside was Hemphaye is not suitable for the disabled especially as there is no w.c. on the ground floor. However, it did not deter our party and we have booked again for 2014 but for two weeks this time and in Magnolia Cottage which we visited whilst we were there and found much more suited to our needs.
Thank you Selwyn for a lovely holiday.
18 Feb 2013
"Jewel in the crown"
Hemphaye is one of a small collection of cottages in the heart of Sidmouth most of which we have stayed in during the last year or so. They are all beautifully furnished, excellently equipped, spotles… More
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