Cider Barn has a lovely view across the valley, the enclosed garden has a stock fence to keep little ones and dog safe.
Cider Barn has a beautiful open plan space and well-equipped kitchen for you to enjoy.
Bedroom 1 has a six foot, super-king size 'zip and link' bed that can be split into two, three-foot beds if you prefer.
Grazing sheep are sometimes in the field beside Cider Barn, please ensure that your dog is on a lead when in proximity to the sheep.
Cider Barn nestles into the hillside, the owner's home is to the left of the barn. Landscaping will include fencing to keep little ones and dogs safe.
The patio doors open onto decking with beautiful views over the valley. Under-floor heating keeps you warm and snug.
The seafront at Regency Sidmouth, a great place to take in the sea air.
Jacob's Ladder in nearby Sidmouth, there is a lovely cafe/restaurant at the top serving delicious meals and great cakes.
The open plan living/dining/kitchen creates a very sociable space.
These delightful woods are a short walk from Cider Barn, adjacent to the East Devon Way.
Bedroom 1 has lovely views across the valley and patio doors that open out onto the deck.
The en suite for bedroom 1 with under-floor heating and a large shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2 also has a six foot super-king size 'zip and link' bed that can be split into two, three-foot beds.
The en suite for bedroom 2, with cosy under-floor heating.
The sitting room window looks out over the valley, the enclosed garden is ideal for dogs.
Cider Barn is light and bright.
Your view onto rolling green fields in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
These curious sheep are often your neighbours.
The Bowd Inn is a one mile walk from Cider Barn along the East Devon Way.
The River Otter runs through Harpford to the Jurassic Coast at Budleigh Salterton, a delightful walk at any time of year.
The Golden Lion at Tipton St John is a one mile walk from Cider Barn beside the River Otter.
Lyme Regis is just over the border into Dorset, a great place to visit for the day, with its iconic Cobb, fossil museum and some great cafes, restaurants, pubs and independent shops.
The impressive Jurassic coast at nearby Salcombe Regis.
The Donkey Sanctuary is a short drive from Cider Barn, with free entry you can meet over 100 rescued Donkeys and Mules.
The sandy beach at nearby Exmouth.
The delightful beach at nearby Beer, where fish are brought onto the beach, you can buy the catch of the day in the wet fish shop there.
River Cottage HQ is not far from Cider Barn, ideal for a good meal or cookery classes are available to book.
The Seaton Tram runs from the Jurassic Coast at Seaton, inland to historic Colyton, taking you beside the River Axe, through two nature reserves.
Seaton Jurassic is well worth a visit for adults and children.
Nearby Axmouth and Seaton beach are a great place to stroll.

Cider Barn


2.9 miles NW of Sidmouth / Sleeps 4 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Golden Lion Sidmouth (¾ mile)

In the heart of the pretty village of Tipton St John, this pub offers a warm log fire in winter and plenty of outside seating in summer in the beer garden. The menu blends classic British with rustic French, courtesy of the French owners.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Philip A. Wooster and Jean Wooster

We lunched at this pub. (We have eaten there previously).
Extensive menu to choose from. Food well prepared and presented.
Outside tables, some under cover. (Dogs allowed outside)

Nearest beach

Sidmouth Town Beach (3 miles)

This is a wide sandy and shingle beach with good access and parking nearby. Jacobs Ladder leads down to the beach from Connaught Gardens, a lovely place to take in the view. A great family beach, you'll find lots of facilities and cafes nearby. Dogs are allowed year round at the easterly end of the beach.

Nearest walk

Newton Poppleford (½ mile)

Start at Newton Poppleford Church, between Exeter and Sidmouth, for quiet countryside and good views across the Otter Valley. A circular route of 6.25 miles starts towards the west of the village before linking with the East Devon Way and crossing the River Otter.

Nearest town

Sidmouth (2 ¾ miles)

Sidmouth has all the classic appeal of a traditional English seaside resort, with wonderful Regency architecture and a genteel atmosphere. Tourism has been kind to the town, leaving its character intact. At the beginning of August the town rocks to the rhythm of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, a week of music, singing, dancing and storytelling.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Sidmouth Folk Festival

For most of the year Sidmouth is a sleepy little seaside town, with a pebbly beach, great coast walks and really good ice-cream. But for the first week of August it turns into a fantastic festival with traditional folk sounds from all over the world, dancers, singers, musicians, ceilidhs til the early hours. It's really family friendly, with lots of craft activities for kids.

-D Brazendale

Also nearby

The Donkey Sanctuary (4 ¼ miles)

The focus here is on the animals, so there are no rides or play parks, just rescued donkeys to see and stroke. The Donkey Sanctuary is dog-friendly and admission is free.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Riley October 2019

Liz Riley

Loved this place! So well-kept and loads of gorgeous donkeys to stroke. Good cafe too.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Wise July 2016

Dinky Donks

Lovely to visit, and as it's free you can spend as little or as long as you like. Not just donkeys, there are some walks / trails to follow and a good cafe.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Mills April 2012

A great family day out, free entry, free parking, all facilities on site are good - from eating to toilets, beautiful grounds. Only downside is reliant on reasonable weather as mostly outdoors.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2009

A wonderful day out for all the family - go on a fine day as you can walk a long way. A great bonus is that it is FREE to visit and there is no pressure on visitors to pay anything - but you will want to help this super charity.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

The donkey sanctuary is a brilliant day out for families. We have been here on numerous occasions and it is a joy to see the smiles on the childrens faces as they interact with the donkeys. We are always made to feel very welcome and the staff are very well informed.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

One of the largest in the world. Great for children and adults will enjoy it too.
- J M Wynne

Connaught Gardens (2 ¾ miles)

In a lovely setting overlooking Sidmouth and the bay, these gardens offer a fine range of plants which thrive in the temperate climate. A leafet with a guided walk is available from the attached Web site. The Clock Tower Cafe serves light refreshments throughout the day.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd September 2016

Simply delightful throughout the year these gardens are divided into 'rooms' each planted to perfection. The vista could not be bettered with the sea appearing far below and between the creative planting out to the horizon providing the perfect backdrop. A superb little cafe sells everything delicious to encourage you to sit down and savour the delightful planting around you. Jacob's ladder tempts you down to the waters edge with it's pebbled and sandy beach but for those of us less agile the gardens can be accessed almost on the level from Manor car park. Most weekends throughout the summer a band will be playing and occasionally outdoor theatre performed. These lovely gardens are really worth a visit

Flaming Tar Barrels (3 ¼ miles)

17 wooden barrels are coated in tar, set alight and carted shoulder-high through the streets of the town. Yes, on fire. It’s been a tradition since 1605-ish and probably started to brace the town for the imminent invasion of the Spanish Armada.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2011


This really is a spectacular event. The atmosphere is electric as locals hurtle through the streets with the flaming barrels hoisted onto their backs. Thousands of people come to witness the tradition each year - if you don't like crowds, then this is probably not the event for you, but you can take refuge by the huge bonfire, which has to be one of the largest and most impressive in the South West, if not the country.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens (2 ¾ miles)

There's plenty to keep you busy here, with 63 acres of stunning gardens, historic glass houses and a woodland railway. Not to mention an Italian garden, Mediterranean and rose gardens, fernery, hermitage garden, pinetum and arboretum. Bicton also boasts 25 champion trees - the tallest/largest of their kind in Britain. At a dizzying 41m, the Grecian fir is the tallest ever recorded. Outdoor and indoor play areas, mini golf, a restaurant, shop and garden centre make it a great day out for all the family. Accepts Tesco Clubcard Days Out Vouchers.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd November 2010

Bicton Park Gardens

We have visited the gardens several times now and there is much to enjoy whatever the season, from the glory of these majestic peaceful gardens on shimmering sunny days to frosty winter visits to Santa's Grotto. Our experience and that of our guests has always been extremely enjoyable, whether accompanied by the more seasoned or the youngest of our relatives. There is lots to see with the 18inch guage railway a must, the glasshouses and the lovely agriculural museum. If you plan to visit more than once then the annual membership is worth considering, as it also provides you with free access to Morwellham Quay and 5% discount in the shop and restuartant.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Glorious Glasshouses

The glasshouses are very impressive. You will find many rare palms in the beautiful 19th Century Palm House, while the Arid House contains weird and wonderful cacti and the lush Tropical House abounds with exotic blooms. There is certainly lots to see here.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Great family day out, with plenty to keep the kids entertained.

Woodbury Park Golf and Country Club (3 ¾ miles)

An 18 hole championship course, nine hole course and driving range set in picturesque parkland in the Devon countryside. For those who prefer pampering to putting, there is a luxury spa and leisure complex.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd November 2010

The 20 metre pool, sauna and jacuzzi are well worth a visit and are set in beautiful surroundings; ideal for visiting families with young children and the keen lane swimmer alike. The small gym contains plently of equipment and all the latest technology. The Championship golf course boasts both 18 and 9 hole courses with manicured greens and beautiful scenery; the views are simply stunning. If all this isn't enough to keep you busy then, squash, tennis and fitness classes are also avilable to visitors. If relaxing is more to your taste then the onsite Bodyzone and Hairdresser may offer exactly what you are looking for. A very popular carvery is on offer every Sunday and meals can be enjoyed daily in either the Conservatory or Atrium Restaurants.

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