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Keepers Cottage

(Ref. 954772)

Sidmouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous little place."

    ..ideal for 2 of us with a dog. Great walks to beach and Branscombe despite muddy paths

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a good holiday [if wet] and Keepers Cottage was really nice and had all that we needed."

    It was clean and comfortable. Sadly the surroundings were disappointing as the road and path structure on the site were very poor we had to walk through mud or long grass to get in and out of the cottage. We were thankful for the advice on the website of previous guests who passed their cases from the car park area through the bedroom window!

    Reviewed by John4.4Mar 2024

  • "Everything was lovely - with a very helpful selection of provisions on our arrival."

    The rooms warmed up quickly and we were very cosy for the times we spent in the property. Lovely view of the sea and the main room was comfortable and light. A few plates and some of the cutlery required a wash, but possibly from not being cleaned properly in the dishwasher which we didn't use.

    Reviewed by James4.7Mar 2024

  • "High quality accommodation - we had a lot of rain and Path a bit muddy - but not a problem."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2024

  • "A very comfortable, roomy, warm, nicely furnished and well equiiped bungalow."

    The beds were very comfortable but the pillows too firm. We always take our own pillows with us on holiday, so that was not a problem for us. The bungalow is located in a corner of the site and is not overlooked. It is within a block of 6 - hence there are neighbours both sides - but we were lucky because those were both vacant. The car park is at the rear of the propery and to access the front entrance you have to walk down the side of the building which was muddy grass and through long wet grass to reach the steps and door. We avoided dragging our luggage through it by reversing the car to a bedroom window and passing all our stuff through it. The place would not be suitable for those with mobility problems. However - we thoroughly enjoyed our week's holiday despite the very cold and wet weather.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Dec 2023

  • "Only issue was opening the keysafe was very stiff."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property itself was fine, however it was unacceptable that we had to drag our suitcases etc."

    halfway round the property to the entrance through very long and wet grass. There is no proper pathway around this property. The actual site is very run down with unkept driveway which is very rough with lots of potholes. The general appearance of the whole site is one of neglect and not very welcoming.

    Reviewed by David3.4Oct 2023

  • "A comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage."

    Good heating and plenty of hot water.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Mar 2023

  • "Nice position."

    Clean and well equipped. Good sized kitchen. Off season it was very quiet as the two neighbouring cottages were empty, maybe different in the school holidays! The access was muddy and dark, so a torch is essential in the winter months. I found the bedroom very cold and had to use an extra duvet from another bed in addition to the duvet provided. I couldn't find any other extra bedding. The heating was on, but overnight the temperature dropped rapidly. Also, the pillows are very bulky so I used a pillowcase over a cushion from the living room.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.1Jan 2023

  • "Impressed with the kitchen at Keepers Cottage, as we were between houses this was much appreciated."

    The view made our stay top notch too. The place was warm, good modern bathroom facilities. We didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was in a good location easily accessible with parking close by."

    It was very well presented modern, clean and comfortable, the kitchen was also well equipped. You will need a car to get out and about although the Donkey Sanctuary is only down the road. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful property and superb location."

    So many good points. If I were to be picky I would ask for some tongs and oven gloves for the kitchen. The main bedroom bed is great but the mattresses in the single bedrooms could do with updating as not too comfortable. The heated towel rail is a godsend, albeit small, it is so handy to have. Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave all excellent plus points. Spacious open living with plenty of room for a large dog crate. Perfect for a family of 3 and a large puppy!

    Reviewed by Vicki4.7May 2022

  • "Excellent location."

    Cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Apr 2022

  • "A super cottage in an ideal location to explore the Jurassic Coast and South West coast path."

    Lovely open plan living area with excellent kitchen facilities and dining area. Great storage space and two fridges for groceries. A quiet location with lovely views.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful setting."

    Cottage brilliant apart from cobwebs and dust. Maybe some seat cushions for outside chairs but hard on the exterior

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Mar 2022

  • "The bathroom floor was not very clean and the oven was also a bit grubby."

    The bedding was not great and I did find a hair on the sheet before I used it. Maybe it was from the cleaner, I hope.

    Reviewed by Julian3.8Mar 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage, that is comfortable, well kitted out and has a wonderful view over a large grassy area and the sea."

    Even better, you can sometimes see the donkeys from the nearby Donkey Sanctuary. We no longer have young children but the grassy area would be a wonderful safe and car-free place for children to play. Our dog was also very happy there. Sidmouth is a great find! We loved it. It's a 5 or 6 minute drive but there is so much to enjoy there.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely, very well equipped and stylish cottage."

    The view out of the patio doors at the front of the cottage is just perfect for privacy (i.e. not overlooked) and looks out onto a lush, green lawn and then the sea just beyond (the reason we chose the cottage) and the pleasant verandah is well placed for relaxing at the end of the day. We had everything that we needed for a comfortable stay. The October weather was predictably changeable and quite cold on occasions, so it was reassuring to be able to return from our day trips to a cosy and toasty warm cottage. We loved visiting the neighbouring Donkey Sanctuary, which was a pleasant surprise (as we didn't know about it before our visit). The owners recommended going for brunch in the Donkey Sanctuary restaurant in their local information folder and so we decided to try and really enjoyed the freshly prepared meal we had there, as well as the view. Sidmouth town centre and pebble beach was pleasant, but Weston beach was our favourite, although access to it does involve quite a steep and challenging walk. We would highly recommend the cottage and its location.

    Reviewed by Shereen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely location for walking."

    Towels were soft and fluffy Thank you

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2021

  • "We love Sidmouth and Keepers Cottage was perfect for our week's holiday."

    The location is perfect, as is the uninterrupted view. The cottage is clean and well equipped, with lovely comfortable beds. We especially loved the open-plan layout with kitchen island. Our beloved dog, Belle, enjoyed it too! 10/10 from us! :-)

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous location for scenery and walking"

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Oct 2021

  • "Father 91 this month."

    I have mobility issues following Guillain Barre and awaiting new hip. Therefore steps up to property difficult. Couldn’t recharge father’s electric scooter as couldn’t lift it up steps. Shower would have been preferable as bath high to climb into. Lovely property. Wonderful view. Disappointed couldn’t let dog off lead on land in front of property. Thank you so much to other property occupiers who helped when my father collapsed. Enjoyed stay very much. Thank You.

    Thank you for your feedback for Keepers Cottage and we are sorry to hear that our property did not fit your personal requirements. We do not hide the fact the property has steps leading to the front door which are shown in the photographs as well as the open garden. We do understand that some guests prefer a walk in shower, however, we have never had any comments about the bath being too high. We are happy to hear that you still enjoyed your stay and the wonderful views out over the sea. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary3.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely Holiday home a little overpriced but lovely and quiet, home was clean and ..."

    Lovely Holiday home a little overpriced but lovely and quiet, home was clean and had everything we needed , the village itself is in a sorry state which is a pity , close to sidmouth beach , lovely little village with lovely shops,

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Jul 2021

  • "Site was a little tired with no-one around but our accommodation was brilliant."

    Would be really useful to have details of local walks from site included in cottage.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic break and were impressed by the situation of the property, its cleanliness, facilities and wonderful views."

    A very relaxing few days after 6 months of shielding.

    Reviewed by Terri5.0Sep 2020

  • "It’s a lovely cottage."

    Just right for our little family. Great base to explore the Jurassic coast. We would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4Aug 2020

  • "The chalet itself was clean, bright and well equipped."

    However, you have to walk on long/wet grass to reach the front-door. Unfortunately, it is sited within a rather run-down holiday park (with empty premises), which detracts from the overall quality of the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Antony4.1Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy."

    All facilities there as mentioned, beautiful costal walks and plenty of places to visit

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Feb 2020

  • "Property did not disappoint at all, facilities were excellent- view is beautiful out across the balcony."

    B day were very comfortable and kitchen well equipped- Only slight down side is the surrounding properties are a little scruffy in comparison. However, this would not put me off returning at all.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Jul 2019

  • "Keepers cottage was excellent, very clean and modern."

    The only drawback was there were no facilities. The reception was closed, the clubhouse was derelict and the swimming pool was just a heap of rubble . Many of the cottages were in need of some TLC. All in all apart from those comments we had a nice rest.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Jul 2019

  • "Although the accommodation was lovely and dog friendly the area surrounding it wasn’t and dog had to be kept on lead."

    Reception not open and looks as though it hadn’t been in use in years. “Village” is very run down and tired looking.

    Reviewed by Sylvia3.1Jul 2019

  • "Whilst the lodge was good we were disappointed with the overall condition of the rest of the area which was untidy and unkempt."

    Reviewed by Val3.8Jun 2019

  • "The Keepers Cottage was a great place to stay and call home while attending donkey week."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2019

  • "While the property itself was good the site was looking very "tired"."

    The grass was in need of being cut and the whole site look somewhat run down. While we completely understand that there are rules within the property regarding having a dog, the details did not include the restrictions imposed by the site rules. The facilities for drying clothes were in-adequate as there were instructions not to dry them indoors, due to condensation, and there wasn't a tumble dryer or external clothes line that could be used as an alternative. This bungalow had in the past won awards for being luxurious but the bed linen was of poor quality and the quilt cover was not the right size for the quilt. All in all it wasn't of the standard that we had come to expect when we booked through "Helpful Holidays"

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Apr 2019

  • "It was extremely easy to book a short break away with Skye Cottages, I couldn't believe how simple the process was."

    Straight away the email confirmation giving directions, instructions and contact details made it very clear on where we were going. Thank you, will definitely use and recommend Skye Cottages in the future.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2019

  • "Enjoyed it The property is ideally located in a nice quiet area with easy access to some lovely towns and resorts We must come back to this part of Devon in the summer."

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Dec 2018

  • "We enjoyed the peace and surrounding country side weather was a bit dampish and ..."

    We enjoyed the peace and surrounding country side weather was a bit dampish and windy but we were out and about a restful break after my wife`s operation

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2018

  • "It had a great view of the sea which was much better than we expected and it is just a stone's throw away from the donkey sanctuary."

    We enjoyed seeing (and hearing!) them in the early evening as we watched the sun go down. It was very peaceful. The cottage itself was lovely, very spacious and comfortable. The facilities are good. The bed was comfortable and clean but the rest of the cottage could be cleaner. On the plus side at night you can switch off the lights and sit on the sofa and look at the stars above through the skylight!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Oct 2018

  • "The rather uncomfortable double bed, every thing else was lovely"

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Oct 2018

  • "We loved the cottage which is modern and very clean."

    The owner has furnished the bungalow well and there is everything you need. Yes the site itself is a little tired in places but the cottage boast lovely views and out of season for us was a very quiet week. The weather obviously helps and it was glorious. A couple of things that we found which need a mention. By omission the cottage does not stand on its own and is part of a block. The photograph suggests otherwise. The biggest issue is the veranda which is joined to the one next door and is not secure so we had to block this off to stop our dog going elsewhere. That really is misleading. Also as is mentioned in the guest book several times the double mattress is amazingly uncomfortable , to the point we had to move into the other room, which actually wasn't much better. The mattress's need updating asap because if you have any back issues this would make comfortable sleeping nigh on impossible.

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.8Sep 2018

  • "Nice cottage shame about rest very nice cottage nice and clean apart from a few cobwebs top of walls at the back end ."

    The back grass in photos shows all cut and trim but was very over grown with thistles in and very long not good for our pet schnauzer. also in photos shows to be a single cottage but was in a block of four found this very misleading also with no gate between other cottages decking areas so could not let dog out in evening with us. was led to believe there was a walk to the sea from back of the property but was told to over grown gates locked also the reception when you enter the site looks like a building site a mess and has been left unfinished for over 3 years and the sea view is not great as trees need to be chopped down a bit . but the cottage was nice inside and ok Show less

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Sep 2018

  • "Most enjoyable relaxing holiday peaceful site very clean."

    Reviewed by Carole3.8Sep 2018

  • "Although the cottage was first class and spotless, the surrounding left something to be desired."

    ..the reception area has been closed and unfinished for three years and was in a filthy state. The photo of the cottage showed it to be detached but was the middle of a block of three and although the grass in front of the cottage was cut the surrounding area's were overgrown and untidy. We couldn't fault the cottage itself

    Reviewed by Laurie4.4Jun 2018

  • "We arrived at Keepers Cottage on Saturday 17 March and were immediately impressed with the location of the chalet/cottage within the holiday park."

    ...a wonderful expanse of field directly outside the chalet which our dog needed no encouragement to explore. An awesome view of the surrounding countryside and sea made for a perfect setting. The chalet itself (definitely more of a chalet than a cottage) was lovely! Spacious, very nicely furnished and immaculately clean. Great layout with sitting room, dining area and kitchen all in one open plan unit and two very comfortable bedrooms and modern bathroom off this area. Great heating, so lovely and warm and powerful shower over bath in the bathroom. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could want, with a modern oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and an assortment of cooking pots, pans and dishes. Nothing left wanting! The Reception at the holiday park was closed when we were there, so can't comment and the park was quiet, but would imagine it will be busier around Easter. Unfortunately we were snowed in most of our break, so didn't get to explore much of the surrounding area that you couldn't reach on foot in deep snow, but Sidford & Sidmouth were lovely and very picturesque. Great dog walking territory and a lot of hill climbing! The very heavy snow, marred our stay a little, but we couldn't have wanted warmer, more welcoming accomodation to return to; very impressed with Keepers Cottage, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicci5.0Mar 2018

  • "This is a copy of my email I sent to the owner on my return:- Today we have returned home after spending a week in your property as detailed above."

    The days before leaving were spent watching the snow and wondering if we would be able to make the journey but, luckily, we were able to arrive on the Sunday as booked. On walking through the door we were delighted with the sight before us. Everything looked immaculate but without losing that homely feel. Pleasant touches such as the tray of tea, coffee and biscuits; the folder with information we may need (including post codes for the shops); the brochures in the coffee table drawer ..... I could go on. Basically, what I am trying to say is that we had a thoroughly enjoyable break spending time at Sidmouth, Seaton, Lyme Regis, and of course visits to the Donkey Sanctuary on several occasions where we always received a warm welcome. So, thank you very much for giving us the chance to have the use of your property which must give you much joy.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Decking with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles. Please note: The property does not have any site facilities.

The property

Sidmouth 3.5 miles.

This contemporary brick-built chalet bungalow nestles peacefully in the Stoneleigh Holiday Village near the Devonshire seaside town of Sidmouth.

The high quality accommodation and excellent location make this property the perfect spot for a holiday by the sea with a group of friends.

The interior is finished to a high standard, the open plan living area has wood-styled flooring, leather suites, dining for 4 and a TV for you to watch a favourite film during the evening.

The kitchen is well-appointed with all of the necessary equipment in high quality fixtures and fittings.

Keepers Cottage has two immaculate bedrooms and a classy family bathroom, completing the interior of the property.

When the sun comes out, make the most of your paved verandah area with a refreshing drink whist taking in the luscious sea views.

Sidmouth is just a couple of short miles away, this popular seaside resorts offers everything that you need in terms of amenities and activities with shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs to choose from as well as a beautiful beach, cinema theatre and golf club to keep you busy.

For you walking enthusiasts, the South West Coastal Path runs alongside the area and is well worth it for its incredible scenery.

The bustling, beautiful city of Exeter is accessible by car with its incredible buildings and elite shopping facilities.

Keepers Cottage is a stunning property.

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About the location


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.

Please note: The property do not have any site facilities.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas