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Broom Cottage

(Ref. 905337)

Stoneleigh Holiday Village near Sidmouth, Devon Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Broom cottage was very comfortable and extremely well equipped."

    The driveway is very heavily potholed and should be repaired by the site owners. Sorry for the negative,but you did ask!

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Jul 2023

  • "My Aunt & I stayed at Broom Cottage for a week last week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely spacious property that is exactly as advertised."

    We are hoping to return next year. The property offers everything needed (and more) for a relaxed, peaceful stay in beautiful surroundings.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wine and fudge appreciated."

    Did not expect such a very narrow approach road. The onsite roads of Stoneleigh Holiday park itself were full of large pot holes which made usning them precarious..

    Reviewed by Judy3.8May 2023

  • "An ideal property in an excellent location."

    Facilities exceptional, could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Jacky5.0May 2023

  • "In the quiet countryside, under dark skies, a beautiful bungalow, spotlessly clean and with everything you might need."

    All on one level and surrounded with safe places to walk for us oldies and our young grandson. The furniture was so tasteful and atmospheric.Huge windows allowed access to the views on all sides.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage was brilliant Only gripe is your fee seems a bit high"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a very rural setting."

    Cottage very comfortable, but own transport is essential. Going out at night on foot is not advised, as there is nowhere to walk to and no pavements. This site is ideal for couples with young children, or older people who do not venture out at night anyway. The Donkey Sanctuary nearby, is a fascinating place to visit and there are many interesting places to visit in the surrounding area. I would not recommend arriving at night , as there is no lighting whatsoever. The owners left us a bottle of wine and a box of fudge, which was a lovely gesture, and the cottage had everything required for our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is set in a lovely quiet holiday village, with lovely noises from the nearby donkey sanctuary heard on occasion."

    It was nice to see the sea. We picked the cottage as it came with a garden, but the fence was unable to contain our 16 month old, so we didn't feel safe letting her out whilst we sat in the cottage to look on. The facilities were good in terms of appliances in the cottage. Shame there are no shops on site. The main bedroom was dusty and their was an old deodorant can on the floor when we arrived. The bathroom extractor fan really needs a clean, it is full of dirt and debris. The main concern was the disposable lighter, left on the TV stand, that our 16 month old found as we arrived and were unpacking. The cottage is in a good location and we were able to explore many parts of Devon during our stay.

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was so comfortable and clean with everything we needed and more."

    It was lovely sitting outside surrounded by the peaceful park and a little peak of the sea. Nice seeing the donkeys as we passed each day. Great location for exploring the area. Cottage had all the personal touches with plenty of room. A nice touch leaving wine and fudge for our arrival. Would definitely recommend. X

    Thank you so much for your feedback on your stay at Broom Cottage. We really appreciate it. Jean and Kevin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was very nice and clean, well equipped with everything you need."

    The beds are very comfortable. The lane up to the site is very narrow but this did not cause us any problems. it means people go slower and are looking out for people which I think make it safer. We felt the let down was the grassed area out side the cottage. It was not mown very well or edged. There was a thistle growing on the edge of the patio. It would have been nice to have a couple of nice chairs and a small table on the patio as well as the wooden bench's, On a positive the patio did catch the sun nicely all day. We enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Jun 2022

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay."

    Cottage was very well equipped and mobile internet worked surprisingly well. Great location (and all potholes seem to have been fixed :))

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Apr 2022

  • "Unfortunately the master bedroom has mould and it had an awful smell."

    The road to the property is a nightmare with potholes. I would never recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Claudia3.4Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy."

    It had everything we needed. The main downside is that the potholes leading to the cottage, and maybe they should put a fence between the two properties.

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Oct 2021

  • "In that position a hot tub would be ideal and more privacy."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is great, it has everything you could need and was cleaned to a very high standard."

    The welcoming gifts were really appreciated and is reflective of the efforts the cottage owners make to ensure people have a positive experience whilst staying there. Unfortunately the road surface on the site is extremely poor in places and whilst it shouldn't spoil your holiday it simply isn't acceptable and needs addressing by the 'Stoneleigh Holiday Village' site owners.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2021

  • "The home comforts needed nothing lovely and clean the only let down was the ..."

    The home comforts needed nothing lovely and clean the only let down was the driveway it was in need of the pot holes being filled as if you suffered with a bad back would have been most uncomfortable

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "It was raining and very cold when we arrived,the bungalow was lovely and warm ..."

    It was raining and very cold when we arrived,the bungalow was lovely and warm and welcoming the wine and fudge were a nice surprise but the pot holes in the drive spoilt our arrival it was a very uncomfortable going in and out of the site

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Oct 2020

  • "I have done self catering holidays many times, but never been anywhere which is so well equipped, if you needed to do washing everything was there including a tumble dryer, we only used the dishwasher once as the amount of washing up we had each day didn't warrant using it as we ate out every day, The wine and fudge as a welcome gift was a lovely gesture, you could not fault this place for anything definate 5 stars."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "I had a very comfortable week at Broom Cottage."

    It was clean, well equipped, light, spacious and set in a quiet location.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Aug 2019

  • "It's in a quiet location and within walking distance from The Donkey Sanctuary, which is well worth the visit."

    There was only one downside, and that was you had to drive a couple of miles to the nearest supermarket, not on site. But you can get round that. Would still go back plenty to do within a short distance.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation providing good quality crockery, electrical equipment bedding etc."

    The site is quiet and fabulous for a chill out time. Dont go if you want a club or any facilities.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2019

  • "Great place!"

    Didn't realise how close to the beach it was! Less than a mile to the sea if you walked down the cliff path, and Sidmouth beach (near Jacob's ladder) wasn't crowded with close parking and facilities. Hair dryers were also in the bedrooms, which I don't think was listed. Never had stayed in such a lovely place before with the family. Very quiet. Really great value when compared to other places. The numbering system in the 'village' was confusing, but oh well. Have booked again! Lovely to be greeted with a bottle of wine and card. The owners were also helpful when I messaged them about a couple of things. Also visited the National Trust Places A la Rounde and Killerton. Just a fab place to recharge my batteries ... and of course, the lovely weather really helped. Didn't want to come home!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished and everything provided, including tea and coffee which was a bonus."

    A lovely touch of a bottle of wine and fudge on arrival. The only downside is the road leading to the property - full of potholes. I have since noted that this was in a review dated November 2017 and nothing seems to have been done.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Mar 2019

  • "Broom Cottage was extremely clean and comfortable, with all the kitchen utensils you would need."

    It was peaceful with nice views and very near to the Donkey Santuary. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage with everything you need for a comfortable holiday."

    Lovely spot on the site with a view of the sea at Weston Mouth. Convenient for visits to the Jurassic Coast towns. The owners have furnished it to a high standard and included everything you need to self- cater if you wish. Put in wi-fi for us as the site one was not working. We appreciated the wine and fudge and welcome on arrival. We shall be coming back again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, with everything you need."

    Its our second visit and I'm sure we'll come again.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Sep 2018

  • "There is no WiFi at this cottage despite what it says in the listing - this is important to some people so please update the listing as soon as possible."

    The walls between this cottage and the attached neighbours are paper thin. If your neighbours are quiet or the cottage unoccupied then there is no problem, otherwise conversations can be heard quite clearly through the wall.

    Thank you for the feedback there were some issues with the wifi being intermittent but this has now been fully rectified. The bungalow is traditionally built with cavity walls. Kind regards, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elinor4.4Aug 2018

  • "Lovely quiet location, twenty minute walk through woodlands and tracks to secluded beach."

    Next door to Donkey Sanctuary with its lovely new cafe. Spotlessly clean and generous gift of fudge and wine left for us but also, coffee, tea, washing powder, handwash, loo rolls etc. Every utensil you can think of is in the bungalow. All you need to do is to pack your bag and toothbrush and a bit of food and turn up and enjoy! One small point Wifi is intermittent.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very peaceful location bungalow lovely everything you need."

    Only thing was that the WIFI did not work there, otherwise ok

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very clean and spacious, no facilities on site though and no wifi!"

    Reviewed by Alison4.4May 2018

  • "Broom cottage is a home from home,spotlessly clean."

    Hope to stay at the cottage again next year while visiting lovely Sidmouth. Thank you for the wine and Devon Fudge.

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Mar 2018

  • "I will not be rebooking as I used the cottage as a base whilst house hunting which I'm glad to say has been successful."

    Reviewed by Dennis4.8Feb 2018

  • "Broom Cottage was an excellent property in all respects."

    The owners had put a great deal of thought into their guests needs and comfort; fixtures, fittings and accessories were all very good quality and the property was extremely warm, comfortable and well maintained. The only negative point is the standard of the road through the holiday village to individual properties. The road is very heavily pitted with large pot holes which are impossible to avoid and for this reason alone, I would not return to the site.

    Reviewed by Graham4.6Nov 2017

  • "Lovely out of season break at this little gem of a holiday park."

    A fantastic place that we could call 'home' for a week. We'll be keeping an eye on this place. Hopefully with our next booking the swimming pool refurbishment will be completed.

    Reviewed by John4.8Oct 2017

  • "Excellent cottage with everything we needed."

    Great location next to the Donkey Sanctuary with a great walk down to the sea. Nice and quiet and very rural but only three minutes drive in to Sidmouth.

    Reviewed by Glyn4.6Aug 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and PVR recorder, Blueray player, CD/radio with usb/streaming from tablet/phone, WiFi, MIFI, selection of books, CDs and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of lawned garden and private patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 2 miles
  • Note: WiFi may be slow during peak times
  • Please note that the local Donkey Sanctuary has two electric car charging points if required, recharging costs may apply.

The property

Sidmouth 3 miles.

A spacious and semi-detached holiday bungalow situated on the quiet and ever-popular Stoneleigh Holiday Park, just three miles from Sidmouth on the beautiful south Devon coast.

This lovely property is all on the ground floor and has been thoughtfully designed with those looking for a comfortable and convenient break away in mind.

The bedrooms are especially spacious and offer flexible sleeping arrangements as one is a double and the other a twin, complete with a pull-out bed, perfect for a couple, a small family or friends.

The welcoming open plan living area is also an ideal space in which to socialise with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and a sitting room complete with lovely views across the shared lawn towards the rolling Devon countryside with views of the sea beyond.

To the front of the property you will find a shared lawned area with furniture, a relaxing spot in which you can dine alfresco whilst admiring the pastoral views with loved ones.

Just a few minutes’ walk away you’ll find the famous Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, where there is an excellent café, not to mention lots of gentle donkeys to interact with.

For those looking to discover a real hidden gem, walking the steep path through delightful National Trust land will reward you with the secluded Weston Mouth Beach.

Also close by is Sidmouth, home to many clean beaches, friendly shops, a beautiful esplanade and cliff-top walks with breathtaking views.

As well as a whole host of cheery pubs serving good food and local ales, other attractions well worth a visit are the Pecorama miniature railway park, the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve and if you should wish to venture further along the Jurassic Coast you’ll discover a number of cliffs filled with fossils and splendid sandy beaches.

With south Devon’s mild climate and stunning beaches just waiting to be explored, this bright and airy bungalow is the perfect base from which to enjoy a truly memorable holiday.

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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.