“We stayed at the Little Anchorage for a few days at half term with our 4 year old and 2 year old and had a lovely time. Jane was very helpful and there were lots of nice touches to welcome us. She also kindly allowed us to stay a little past our checkout time to watch the rugby world cup final! The open plan kitchen dining room is great for families and the living room was very cosy on a rainy October night. Equally, I'm sure the decking outside would be lovely in the summer. The kitchen was very well equipped, WiFi was good and there were lots of games to play and even an Xbox if that's your thing. Location was good too - the view down to the beach is lovely and you're just a few steps from the coast path.It's about half a mile into the centre of town downhill but a steep walk back up again. There's plenty to do in the local area and it's definitely worth a trip to Beer to pick up some seafood for dinner from the fishmonger on the beach. Overall, we'd highly recommend it. Great stay - Thank you Jane.”
“Jane's home in Sidmouth is absolutely lovely, very comfortable with everything you might need for a break away. The views from the outside terrace and the upstairs master bedroom are indeed stunning, with the sea and the red cliffs beyond. The beds were super comfy and the linens crisp and welcoming. Jane was a wonderful host and was very quick to respond. She allowed us an earlier check in which was very handy, and she had lots of information leaflets on the local area. Unfortunately, out trip to Sidmouth was during a rainy and blustery August weekend so we couldn't enjoy everything that we had planned but we were very happy to discover Jane's games cupboard which kept us entertained. The location of the property is great, overlooking the sea, up on a cliff, a simple 5-10 mins walk to the seafront, a little more challenging on the way up (not so great for the very old or young or those with mobility issues) but hey, that's how you get those great views! Sidmouth really is a charming town and I would wholeheartedly recommend both Jane's property and Sidmouth as a place to stay. Thank you so much Jane!”
“We stayed for 2 weeks. This was great location. About 0.4 miles up a decent but easy and beautiful path to the city center. My 3 and 5 year olds walked it many times a day. There was fantastic playground in town for the kids. The town of Sidmouth was beautiful and also very easy to get everything you need. The buses were easy to use, but we drove most places. Tons of stuff to do within about 30 min drive in every direction. Jane and her husband were the perfect hosts. The house was plenty big for 4 adults, 2 kids. You have to walk through two bedrooms to get to master bedroom, with amazing view. ”
“Jane was a fantastic host, she was very quick to respond and helpful. Her husband met us and gave us some milk for my son who needed to go to bed which was an amazing help rather than having to race to the supermarket! The house has two double bedrooms and bunk beds which my daughter loved. The gardens are beautiful with lovely sea views which we were able to use. My only point would be that there is no downstairs loo but that's only as we had small kids. Thanks Jane! The pepper pots were lovely thanks! Sally and Co x”
“Jane, was great swap guest and I would highly recommend her to anyone ;-)”
“Jane and her husband were delightful. They were very busy during their brief stay and they were great guests..”
Where is it?
Sidmouth sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is famous for many things, including its royal connections and for being a major winner in Britain in Bloom, but this seaside town has so much more to offer than owers and fossils.
Life in this town never stops, there is a folk festival, a literary festival, a sea festival, a walking festival and a science festival. If you are sporty then you are spoilt for choice too, so many activities to choose from. August is regatta time and the prestigious Red Arrows help add to the celebrations. There are wonderful gardens to explore in the town and a thriving theatre and museum. Even an observatory. There are Sunday evening concerts and even a Boxing Day swim for the brave.
If you have children or grandchildren, the beach is a must, and the sand is great for building sandcastles, (when the tide is out). Or take them sailing or fishing, or even simply walk along the promenade and enjoy an ice cream.
The town is within easy reach of splendid Exeter, with its main line connections with London Paddington and just half an hour from the regional airport with its domestic and international flights.