“We stayed at Little Anchorage for three nights during a 10-day holiday in Devon. The location is fantastic, high on a hill above Sidmouth, a five-minute walk from the town's famed family-friendly beach and many restaurants and cafes. Even better for us, it's right on the Southwest Coastal path, so we enjoyed amazing clifftop walks with breathtaking scenery. We also enjoyed balmy evenings on the terrace in view of the sea. It's a comfortable family base from which to explore the area.”
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 flowers 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 shing, 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.
With links to royalty including Queen Victoria, Sidmouth has long enjoyed a special reputation. The nobility of London built houses here and John Betjeman raved about the place. Sidmouth sits at one end of England’s first natural Heritage Site, the Jurassic coast, and you can step out of your front door from this house and enjoy the coastal path in moments.
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