Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Topaz cottage is a Grade II listed late 18th century character cottage situated in a picture postcard setting in the prettiest location in the village of Sidbury. In a location away from the main road down a quiet lane 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 room 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 with your meal. The area around the cottage is spectacular 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 or watch the local cricket team just a short walk from the cottage. The local pub and shop are just a 2 min walk away serving good ale and food. 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, Branscombe, 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. Parking is outside the cottage and there is always space available. The online reviews and review book at the cottage reveal the high standards kept, most guests promise to return at some time as many do. Now in our 5th year with Holidaylettings. The cottage sleeps 4 + cot, there is also a comfortable sofa bed in the living room should anyone have difficulty with the stairs.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Sidmouth 4.5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 15 km, Nearest railway: Honiton 7.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
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
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The cottage has a carpeted living room with 2 cosy sofas, freeviewTV/DVD and inglenook fireplace with log type 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 as well as many more of the kitchen basics. Please note that the fridge has a small freezer compartment, there is not a seperate freezer.2 double bedrooms with plenty of storage. Bedroom 1 has double bed and washbasin. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds,The bathroom situated on the ground floor has toilet, sink and electric shower over bath, supplied with all the things a bathroom requires including soaps creams toilet rolls and even a couple of toothbrushes just in case. Hand towels are provided.Please note that the living room area and stairs both have a low beam and may not suit everyone 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. There are also fold away chairs that can be used at the beach and even a wind break. Note ! the river Sid that runs past the cottage is normally very shallow unless heavy rain falls when the levels will rise quickly.The cottage is surrounded by open space for children to play.

Further details

The availabilty is generally as follows, 3 night break Friday to Monday, 4 night break Monday to Friday, 7 night break Sat/Sat, Fri/Fri or Mon/Mon. 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 accommodate.The cottage sleeps 4 maximum plus a travel type cot. There is also a very comfortable sofa bed for anyone that may struggle with stairs.

Parking is next to the cottage.

The Devon 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.