4.8★ 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Pets Yes Features Off road parking Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews bed (5) bedroom (4) need (4) bathroom (3) bath (3) about (3) 6 Customer Reviews "Beautiful property renovated to a high standard in a great location, walking distance from the seafront with ample parking." Great outdoor space and variety of bedrooms. Kitchen dining room is a fantastic size for larger groups but sitting room is a little small for a larger group to all sit together. Had an issue with the electrics during our stay in bad weather, lost all power and had to isolate one RCD a sit appears the outside lights were causing the issue and Sykes couldn't get maintenance out, unfortunately the issue was unresolved during the remainder of our stay meaning we were left without lighting in the downstairs bathroom & lounge. Only other thing to note was we think it would be a good idea to have a railing on the edge of the patio as its a 3 foot drop to the parking area, we had 4 children in our group and when returning in the summer it would be great not to have to worry about them falling if we spent more time outside. We also didn't use the front door as it was a bit fiddly and awkward to close, this is where the key safe is kept so may be a slight issue to address there, not major as there is another entrance on the opposite side of the house. That's just minor feedback and recommendations and what is otherwise a fantastic property which we have already booked to return to in 2024 :) Reviewed by James4.4★Oct 2023 "Lovely home." Everything you’d need for a holiday. Only suggestion I would make is to put blinds on the loft bedroom en suite for privacy and in the bedroom to keep out the morning sun. Might be nice to have bedside tables in the other bedrooms too. Somewhere for glasses and books to rest. Small details which didn’t spoil our holidays. Lovely location easy to walk into Sidmouth. Would rebook. Thank you. Reviewed by Karen4.7★Jul 2023 "Suggest that the top bathroom would benefit from a table or similar as there was nowhere to put wash kits The bathroom tap turned off but about 5 mins later started to run - either a washer problem or water pressure issue." The kitchen is one of the best provisioned - loads of crockery and cutlery - perfect THank you for your comments which we have discussed with the owner. He will certainly take your comments on board re a table in the bathroom and will check the tap issue this weekend during changeover. We are pleased you enjoyed the kitchen so much. Property Owner Reviewed by Julie5.0★Jul 2023 "The property was fantastic." The beds were so comfortable. The property it's self was overall clean and well maintained. The kitchen equipment was great I have never stayed at a holiday cottage that had everything that you need. Great Property! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Would love to welcome you all back again in the future. Property Owner Reviewed by Susan4.7★Jun 2023 "Enjoyed our stay at Temple House 2 families and the dogs." Garden was lovely with outdoor seating would have sat out more if weather had been better. Need a blind in the double bedroom to save drawing the curtains. Will definitely book again x Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. We have a blind on order for the double bedroom and this will be fitted as soon as it arrives. Property Owner Reviewed by Susan5.0★Apr 2023 "Beautiful house ideally situated, 15 minute walk to the town and beach." There were a few things lacking that would turn this into a five star stay. No parasol outside which is needed. No welcome pack which on enquiring with Sykes had been forgotten about. This contained the wi-fi password which they did send me in a message. Not enough towels for a house sleeping 8. Only 2 tea towels, no place mats or coasters. No full length mirror by a plug to do hair. Top floor bedroom very hot, need fans, the en suite bathroom has no storage/shelves for toiletries ect. Living room needs a coffee table as no where to put a drink. I would expect basic supplies of cleaning items along with tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread etc. Regarding cleanliness it wasn't high standard which I expected considering the cost to stay here. The beds were really comfortable with quality bedding and pillows. I would definitely stay again and would recommend. If the above issues are addressed it would be perfect. Thank you for providing your feedback following your stay at Temple House. We have spoken with the owner who is grateful for your comments, as you were the first guests to stay at the property these points raised are really useful. Placemats and coasters will be provided, as will 2 full length mirrors. A fan has already been purchased and placed in the top bedroom. Shelves are planned to be added to the bathroom as is a coffee table for the lounge. Basic supplies such as tea, coffee etc will be replaced for the complimentary prosecco that is normally left for guests. A welcome folder is now provided and the housekeeping issues have been flagged with the cleaners. We really hope to welcome you back to Temple House in the future as it is such a beautiful place to stay. Property Owner Reviewed by Julie4.4★Jul 2022 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all This property is part of the Helpful Holidays collection. Let Helpful Holidays be in your plans for your next Holiday Summary Over three floors Four bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super-king-size with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size with TV, 1 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC Cloakroom with basin and WC Kitchen/diner with Smart TV Utility Sitting room with Smart TV Gas central heating Range with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, washer/dryer and dishwasher 2 x Smart TVs, 4 x Smarts TVs (in bedrooms) and WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off-road parking for 6 cars Front patio area with furniture, enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture Travel cot and high chair available Two well-behaved dogs welcome (£30 charge for 2nd dog, per week) Sorry, no smoking Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles and beach 1.1 miles Note: Please ensure dogs are kept downstairs and off the sofas Note: No BBQ's allowed The property Nestled in the popular seaside resort of Sidmouth, Devon, is this wonderful four-bedroom, detached holiday home, Temple House. Enjoying a fabulous coastal location just moments away from the beach and set along the World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast, Temple house is a fantastic dog-friendly dwelling for a group or family of eight, plus their canine companion. Park-up on the spacious driveway with space for up to six cars, before being greeted by a south-facing patio area, a perfect spot for enjoying your morning coffee. Step into your new home, where on the left you will find a well-equipped double aspect kitchen/diner, featuring granite worktops, a Smart fridge/freezer and dishwasher, here you can whip up delicious meals to enjoy at the dining table for eight over a bottle of fizz. On warmer days, why not savour your meal out in the rear garden? The space also features a wall-mounted Smart TV for catching up on your favourite shows and mood lighting. Continue through to the sitting room, where you can look forward to relaxing on the plush seating as you enjoy a family film night on the TV over bowls of popcorn. Completing the ground floor is a handy utility space with washer/dryer and a cloakroom for your convenience. Follow the stairs with low level LED lights along the skirting boards, where you will find three beautifully appointed bedrooms, a super-king-size, a double with en-suite shower room, and a twin, all with their own TV, along with a gleaming shower room for freshening up after a long day of exploring. Continue up to the second floor, where you will find the final bedroom, a spacious super-king-size with en-suite bathroom (both with zone lighting) perfect for indulging in a soak in the bath. Pack up your bathing suits, swimming trunks and towels and head straight for the glorious sands of Sidmouth Beach, where you can paddle the shores, bathe with your favourite book, or try your hand at watersports. Within the town, you will find a good selection of welcoming eateries, whether it’s hearty pub classics at The Courtyard and The Anchor Inn, fresh seafood at Neil’s Restaurant, or light bites at The White Horse Café, there is something to suit every taste and budget. Just moments away from Temple House, you will find the idyllic surroundings of The Byes, a lovely park with a stream running through, perfect for leisurely strolls. You can also delve into history at the Sidmouth Museum, wander the Blackmore Gardens, test out your swing at the Sidmouth Golf Club, and hike through the stunning National Trust site of Sidmouth Countryside, where you will find the fascinating Norman Locker Observatory, featuring a planetarium. Continue onto Seaton, where you can explore the 2000-year-old vaulted Beer Quarry Caves, enjoy the delights of Pecorama with its award-winning miniature railway and gardens, hop aboard the Seaton Tramway for a picturesque 3-mile ride, spend a day at the beach or embark on a scenic walk along the Haven Cliffs. Further afield, you will find the remarkable Exeter Cathedral, the Underground Passages, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery and the Barley Valley Nature Reserve. Adventure awaits at Temple House in Sidmouth, Devon. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300. View on map About the location SIDMOUTH Exeter 16 miles. Sidmouth is an elegant seaside resort on the south Devon stretch of Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site of great natural beauty. Here is where the River Sid cuts through the Devon hills to meet the sea at Lyme Bay, creating a clean pebbly beach, giving way to golden sands at low tide backed by dramatic red cliffs creating a safe family beach with rockpools and safe bathing. Sidmouth is lined with stylish Regency cream-and-white architecture, creating an elegant Esplanade which makes for a relaxing stroll whilst looking out towards Beer Head. Sidmouth boasts one of the few public access observatories, the Norman Lockyer Observatory, complete with planetarium. There are a variety of attractions around Sidmouth including Pecorama with award-winning miniature railway and gardens, the Seaton tramway and the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve. Families will love the beaches, walkers will enjoy the South West coastal path and at the end of the day there are plenty of tea rooms, cafes and welcoming country inns to relax and refresh you.