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Sleepy Donkey Cottage

(Ref. 1106705)

Weston near Sidmouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (5)
  • clean (5)
  • great (4)
  • recommend (3)
  • everything (3)
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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was not clean on arrival."

    Kitchen not cleaned.Only the surfaces were wiped but the floor was not clean and there was dust everywhere including under the microwave.There were at least 3air fresheners in each room and the cupboards so we could not use the cupboards.There was an ongoing overflowing drain and the toilet flushed all day and night in spite of contacting the owner.The cottage needs a deep clean and a lot of maintenance needs to be done .No toilet paper provided..No fresh hand wash was provided and there were fingernail clippings in the bathroom We certainly felt that the cottage should not have been rented out in this condition and we are extremely disappointed.We have taken videos of the filthy stare of the cottage and cannot recommend a rental to anybody if the cottage is not brought up to an acceptable standard as ewe paid a lot more than the rentals for cottages in the surrounding area

    Thank you for your feedback. We have always prided ourselves in maintaining a high standard, so we were extremely disappointed to hear this. We area in the process of investigating this issue with the cleaning company as this is not the standard that we expect. As per all changeovers, our standard policy is that guests are to be supplied with a start-up supply of handwash, toilet paper, and washing up liquid (in addition to dish cloths, tea towels, tea, coffee, sugar, bath towels, and hand towels). In regards to the toilet, as soon as we were made aware of the toilet cistern making sounds of water running, a plumber was arranged to immediately rectify this trickly water due to a broken seal in the cistern. We apologise for your experience and appreciate your feedback as it gives us the opportunity to look closely at the points that you have brought to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean W1.9Sep 2023

  • "Everything was fine, but beware the hot water especially with children."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location unfortunately not as clean as we hoped for in several areas ..."

    Great location unfortunately not as clean as we hoped for in several areas (cobwebs and a musty smell), 2 year out of date food in the cupboards, couldn't use 1 wardrobe as full of cleaning products etc

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologise about this. We are in the process of investigating this with the cleaning company that we have been using and as a result of your feedback, have instructed the cleaners to remove any remaining out of date food in the cupboards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl2.5Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was great, perfect for our stay."

    Was extremely well-equipped. Great location for the Donkey Sanctuary but a bit remote if you don’t have a car (we did). The shower was a bit under-powered but a minor thing in an otherwise fantastic property. Will definitely come again

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Aug 2023

  • "The first impression is of a beautifully decorated cottage in a rather neglected development."

    We were then surprised to see that the cottage was not equipped with a washing machine - the first time I have ever encountered this, after many years staying in holiday cottages. This was a slight issue since we had two very young children with us. The cottage was equipped with a great deal of air fresheners to hide the smell of damp. This was also unfortunate as my wife is asthmatic, and her breathing is affected by both the smell of the chemicals and the damp.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear this and take this seriously. We are looking into replacing all of the carpets with hard flooring in order to combat any musty smell and eliminate the need for air fresheners. In regards to a washing machine not being provided, we feel that we are accurate in our property description as we do not list one as being provided. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Jul 2023

  • "We had a very good stay at sleepy Donkey."

    It was clean and tidy but the only one small thing i would say was the shower cubicle was only 600mm square and any body with a stockey build may struggle. This could be easy fixed by fitting a 600x 900mm shower cubicle. there would be no electrical work and no plumbing work to alter. THe tiles would have to be changed also.

    Reviewed by Stanley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped, comfortable cottage."

    Very clean and lots of personal touches to make it feel homely. Book with lots of helpful and easy to read information in it regarding use of heating etc. everything supplied so you could just get on with your holiday. In a very quiet location but easy to get to lots of interesting places including beaches and good walks. One of which is a leisurely stroll to the Donkey Sanctury for a great breakfast.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful everything you need and more very comfortable we really enjoy it would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Rosaline5.0Sep 2022

  • "High standard-would probably list it as suitable for 4 - there were 5 and we couldn’t all sit at breakfast bar."

    Spotlessly clean, good location-no negatives. Would recommend

    Hello! Thank you so much for your positive and helpful feedback. Next to the kitchen sink, behind a low-level curtain, there are two additional stools for the breakfast bar so that 6 may be seated at the breakfast bar. Sorry I should have let you know since it is not very obvious. I hope you enjoyed the beautiful warm weather during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Coin operated launderette on site.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One Off-road parking space available and one space for loading and unloading only
  • Shared gardens with lawn and play area
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Coin operated launderette on site
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.8 miles, beach 2.1 miles
  • Please Note: this property is suitable for able-bodied individuals and is not appropriate for those with physical disabilities
  • Note: property has undergone refurbishment in 2024 and a new housekeeping company look after Sleepy Donkey Cottage.

The property

Sidmouth 3.7 miles.

Tucked away on the Stoneleigh Holiday Park in the hamlet of Weston near Sidmouth, Devon, is this lovely and spacious three-bedroom bungalow, Sleepy Donkey Cottage.

Enjoying a fabulous location just moment’s away from the coast, as well as a charming interior adorned with nautical touches, Sleepy Donkey Cottage.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you will find a well-equipped kitchen for rustling up tasty meals, ready to enjoy at the dining table for six as you recount the days adventures.

After dinner, curl up on the plush seating in the sitting area with your favourite tipple in hand in front of the electric fire.

Catch a glimpse of the sea out of the window and play your favourite show on the TV.

Following a day of exploring the coast, you can freshen up in the well-appointed shower room, before choosing from three well-presented bedrooms, two doubles, and a twin.

In the morning, why not explore the communal grounds where you will find a play area for the little ones to enjoy?

The famous Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is next door, with a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch for when you fancy a break from the kitchen.

As you approach the Donkey Sanctuary on foot from Sleepy Donkey Cottage, there is also a footpath (steep at times) which leads through the scenic National Trust land to the secluded Weston Mouth beach.

For a wider selection of amenities, head to Sidford, where you can enjoy the delights of The Rising Sun and Blue Ball Inn, as well as Sidford Tennis Club and Long Park.

Continue onto Sidmouth, where you can enjoy a spot of stargazing at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, wander through the beautiful National Trust surroundings of the Sidmouth Countryside, spend a day at Sidmouth Beach, or delving into history at the Sidmouth Museum.

Further afield, you can visit the bustling city of Exeter, home to a remarkable cathedral, the Bill Douglas Museum, and the Northernhay Gardens.

All this and more awaits at Sleepy Donkey Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1130960, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas