St Giles Cottage is on a quiet lane, with a little river running beside.
Sidmouth is a stone's throw from Sidbury - a fabulous Regency Town with long promenade, dramatic cliffs, pebbled beaches  - sand at low tide - and lovely shops to browse in.
The cottage has a pretty garden where you can sit and listen to the river just across the little lane.
There is plenty of light in this lovely room. The bay window looks out towards the little bridge over the river ( there are privacy net curtains for those who wish )
The cottage has a very spacious living/dining room with a huge fireplace and woodburning stove.
The window seat is another lovely feature in this welcoming cottage
Another view of St Giles cottage on a quiet lane set back from the village, with a little river beside.
Looking down the garden in the other direction.
This image is taken from the nature reserve across the lane. A lovely peaceful place to walk, sit, and relax. The cottage is the left hand property
The kitchen is the first room that you enter - though there is a second door -with a very useful porch - into the living room
This is the master bedroom.  There is a lovely view over the river to the nature reserve on the other side, and up the hill ito the heart of the historic village
Another view of the comfortable master bedroom.
This is the en-suite shower room for the master bedroom,
This is the second double bedroom.  This room has views over the fields.
The single bedroom looks out to the back of the cottage, over its garden. There are four steps up to this room.
The family bathroom has a bath and a fitted shower.
The quirky layout of this characterful cottage adds to its charm.
The car parking-area is at the end of the garden but there is roadside parking to the front of the cottage if you prefer.
This lane leads over the bridge and into the village. If you take the track to the left over the bridge it leads to a wonderful nature reserve.
There are plenty of local footpaths to explore. For the energetic, Sidmouth is only three miles away!
This is Sidbury - taken from the top of the lane that runs past the cottage.
Another view of the reserve across the road, looking back towards the row of cottages. The white cottage in view is the neighbour to St Giles (which is behind the trees).
Facing east along the stunning Jurassic Coast towards Dorset, taken from the end of the promenade at Sidmouth.
This is the western end of Sidmouth - with the famous Jacobs Ladder set of steps to the beach.  There is a great cafe at the top.
This is just what a holiday here is all about.
There is a wonderful route between Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton - well worth exploring for the fabulous views. This is Sidmouth.
The rolling green lanscape of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The east Devon Jurassic coastline is stunning. This is the fishing village of Beer - like stepping back in time with the fishing boats pulled up on the beach.

St Giles Cottage


2.7 miles N of Sidmouth / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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Just a perfect location which made the holiday really relaxing.

A lovely cottage to stay in . Great location to stay .

An excellent place to stay.

A very comfortable homely cottage in a delightful location.

I lovely cottage,very clean and well decorated. The kitchen is fully equiped with everything you will need. A good position for the coastal resorts and a good pub and butchers in the village. Although the garden is very small we enjoyed eating out in it during very hot conditions as there is plenty of shade. The wine, fresh flowers and milk on arrival was a welcome surprise and much appreciated. It did not disappoint in any way and we would recommend it and Classic Cottages to everybody - thank you.

Excellent cottage in lovely area.

Fantastic cottage in an idyllic .9cation. Couldn't fault it.

Lovely truly "cottagey" property in a delightfully picturesque and quiet situation; with a nice Covid safe welcome from the owner: flowers milk and wine. Well placed for both coast and hillwalking. Perfect bolthole in a May week of West country rain watching the sweet little stream outside run faster and faster and rise higher and higher!

A lovely cottage in a pretty village tucked away in a quiet location with excellent access to the coast. Very well furnished, cosy and homely with everything you could need plus a few very thoughtful extras from the owner. We would definitely visit again.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much - it's such a gorgeous spot and a cottage that feels so welcoming. We'll look forward to seeing you again in the future! Tanya, Customer Support

Lovely cosy cottage in an ideal location for exploring the Jurassic coast

Very comfortable cottage next to a small stream and field area. Good facilities in the village.

Lovely clean and homely cottage. Location is lovely, very peaceful and lots of walks straight from the door over the fields or through the village. You can see to the sea from the top of the road too.

We had a great stay at St Giles. The cottage is very comfortable and a great location. Nice and quiet but with local shop and pub very near. Excellent all round.

Beautiful cottage, well decorated and fitted out. Little touches that made us welcome. Very peaceful but near to local towns and villages.

Lovely cottage in a fantastic location with some great beaches nearby and also some fabulous walking/running routes. The cottage is nicely decorated with a well-equipped kitchen, and a small but dreamy garden where you can have breakfast in the sunshine, listening to the stream that runs alongside.

The cottage completely matches the description provided. It's in a beautiful setting. Plenty of things to see and do in local area but also perfect to sit quietly and relax.

Very impressed with the cottage and quality of everything supplied. Nice touch to have milk and wine in the fridge on our arrival. Instructions on keys etc were very clear. Comfy furniture, beds and good towels! Well equipped kitchen! Car parking was fine - we managed to get our 4 series BMW in the car space without difficulty. (anything bigger probably wouldn't fit!) Lovely log burner and plenty of heating / hot water. Location is great for access to coastal areas (Branscombe for a cliff walk; Donkey Sanctuary; Jurassic coast to Lyme Regis etc.) Nice friendly pub in the village - good curry! really enjoyed our stay at St Giles Cottage :-)

A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting.

Beautiful cottage, lovely bedding and towels - in fact - everything! Great cottage, beautifully set up, great location, couldn’t have asked for more.

A great village location not far from Sidmouth. We'll equipped property with many personal touches to ensure a 'home away from home'.

This is a lovely cottage. Perfectly placed for visiting coastal area. Quiet village, with pub. Cottage was beautifully kept and furnished. It felt like home straightaway. We loved the Woodburner too! The owner had thought of everything to make our stay perfect. Thank you

Lovely cottage in a good position in a very friendly village.

St. Giles Cottage is very comfortable, clean and well-equipped. As we were there in October when the evenings can be chilly it was good that the owners did not restrict the heating at all. The cottage is in a peaceful location from which it is ideal to explore East Devon. We had not visited this area before and particularly liked Beer and Sidmouth and enjoyed a visit to the Donkey Sanctuary where there is a lovely restaurant.

Delightfully restored old Devon cottage in the middle of a very pretty village and in a perfect location for visiting so may nice coastal towns, (Barrow Hill Farm Gardens is well worth a visit and crab sandwiches on Beer beach a real treat!).

Very nice and well equipped cottage in a quiet and pretty part of the village. The cottage was very comfortable with a wood burner; well equipped kitchen; very comfortable beds. We enjoy walking and right past the cottage is the East Devon Way and walked about 8 miles in both directions. Once we got to the top of the hills surrounding the village the views were spectacular. We also walked to Sidmouth and the coast and back. Can't think of anything negative even the weather held for us. We would definately want to go back. Although we are seasoned vistors to Devon (North and South) this was the first time we ventured East and we were not disappointed.

Well equipped, clean and comfortable cottage. Some lovely homely touches. A lovely setting. A good location for exploring the area.

St Giles is a lovely, cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would most definitely return.

A compact and tasteful cottage in a delightful setting by the river.

Within easy reach of the cathedral and other sights of Exeter to the west, independent shops of Sidmouth to the south, and fossil hunting in Charmouth to the East, St. Giles Cottage had everything we needed for a fabulous holiday.

Pretty views across the river and along the village street and towards the church called St Giles like the cottage. A cottage with character.

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