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Charming 2 double bedroom cottage in lovely location with pub and shop

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
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A fine cottage in a wonderful location with 31 great reviews, many describing it as the best that they have ever stayed in and most promising to return as many do. Contact Topaz cottage direct for reduced rates. Topaz cottage is a Grade II listed late 18th century character cottage in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty situated in a picture postcard setting in the prettiest location in the heart of the village of Sidbury less than a 10 minute drive to Sidmouth sea front. In a location away from the main road down a quiet lane with the river Sid running past the row of 3 cottages it makes for a perfect setting to relax and enjoy. With cosy sofas, inglenook fireplace, oak beams, a modern kitchen/dining room, modern bathroom and 2 good size bedrooms with comfortable quality beds...A fine cottage in a wonderful location with 31 great reviews, many describing it as the best that they have ever stayed in and most promising to return as many do. Contact Topaz cottage direct for reduced rates. Topaz cottage is a Grade II listed late 18th century character cottage in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty situated in a picture postcard setting in the prettiest location in the heart of the village of Sidbury less than a 10 minute drive to Sidmouth sea front. In a location away from the main road down a quiet lane with the river Sid running past the row of 3 cottages it makes for a perfect setting to relax and enjoy. With cosy sofas, inglenook fireplace, oak beams, a modern kitchen/dining room, modern bathroom and 2 good size bedrooms with comfortable quality beds the cottage is a perfect getaway for all ages. Unwind in the south facing sun trap garden with a glass of your favourite tipple with your meal. The area surrounding the cottage is spectacular with access to walks woods and fields, the kids will love the river and pond for a spot of paddling or fishing, (wellies required). Enjoy the short and pleasant walk along the river to Sidbury mill or watch the local cricket team just a short walk from the cottage. The welcoming local pub and shop are just a 2 minute walk away. The East Devon way passes the cottage front door if your up for some walking. Parking is on the very quiet lane in front of the cottage. Now in our 9th year with Holidaylettings/Tripadvisor. The cottage sleeps 4 + cot, there is also a comfortable sofa bed in the living room should anyone have difficulty with the stairs. Send your request for a non standard break and we will give you a quick reply with cost, the agents site will multiply 5 times the daily rate for a 5 day break but we can offer a better rate. The cottage has a carpeted living room with 2 cosy sofas, freeview TV/DVD and inglenook fireplace with gas burner. The kitchen diner has all modern requirements with slate flooring and marble table to seat 4. Tea coffee biscuits and milk on arrival are provided as well as many more of the kitchen basics. Please note that the fridge has a small freezer compartment, there is not a separate freezer. 2 double bedrooms with plenty of storage. Bedroom 1 has double bed and washbasin and TV with video. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds and TV with video. The bathroom is situated on the ground floor with all the things a bathroom requires including soaps creams toilet rolls etc. Please note that the living room area and bottom of stairs both have a low beam and may not suit persons over 6ft 2ins if you are a little forgetful, although one strike and you soon adjust. The stairway is shallow with handrails both sides making it easy for young and not so young to negotiate. There are lots of old fashioned games to play, a novelty for the young ones. The cottage has a south facing rear garden mainly to patio area with table and 4 chairs, 2 comfy recliners and a bench seat, a delight to sit and relax at any time of the day or evening. There are buckets and spades and fishing nets for the kids (and mums and dads) to explore the river pond and Sidmouths rock pools. The cottage is surrounded by open space for children to play. The availability is generally as follows, 3 night break Friday to Monday, 4 night break Monday to Friday (add 20% for 3 night mid week break). 7 night break Sat to Sat, Fri to Fri or Mon to Mon. We can offer stays other than these out of the main season or on a late booking arrangement in peak season making us very flexible for your holiday needs. Send in your holiday request no matter what dates you are looking for and we may be able to accommodate. Read the 31 great reviews that show we are providing a holiday among the best in the area at the best rates. More
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About the Owner
Stephen R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
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We will provide you with all the information that you require regarding the cottage area and arrival details, also places worth a visit and places to eat and drink if required. Previous guests can contact us on the contact detail they may still have or direct to receive their discount.
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Reviewed 21 May 2019

We stayed at Topaz cottage for our honeymoon and had a fantastic week. The cottage is charming and querky and the owners made us feel welcome , even providing milk, shower gels, soap and toothpaste. Sidbury is a beautiful village and very peaceful. An ideal...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank sandradF3483BR
Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

We absolutely loved staying here, the owners were absolutely brilliant and the house was beautifully clean and extremely well set up with everything we could need meaning a lot of items didn’t need packing and bringing with us. We had everything to make a holiday...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank RebeccaWLondon
Experience728488, VR Owner at Charming 2 double bedroom cottage in lovely location with pub and shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2019

Thank you Rebecca, we are always pleased when guests mention all the extras that you won't find anywhere else, we know from our own experience of holiday cottages that providing all the basics and more makes a big difference. Topaz is in a wonderful location...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2019

just got back from a relaxing weekend at Topaz. Description accurate. Cosy cottage, clean and well equipped. Handy location, and bus meant we could leave car at home - seemed to run to timetable. Friendly locals. would happily recommend as a holiday venue

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Roam09428270048
Experience728488, VR Owner at Charming 2 double bedroom cottage in lovely location with pub and shop, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2019

Thank you for a lovely review. The cottage is a great place to stay at any time of year even if the weather is not so good.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

An excellent location in a pretty village. Easy road access north to Honiton, east to Dorset, west to Exeter and south to the seaside at pretty Sidmouth - only 3 miles to the beach. East Devon at your fingertips. Hopefully we will visit again.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank jimmck345
Management response:Responded 6 September 2018

Thank you for your review, excellent guests again that kept the cottage just as they found it. We would welcome you back at any time.

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Excellent holiday accommodation; very well equipped cottage with comfortable beds a secluded garden, spacious kitchen, efficient shower and even a TV/dvd player in case it rains (it didn't). This was my second stay and I have booked a third! Thank you, Steve

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank pcjc504
Management response:Responded 24 August 2018

Thank you for your review and booking your 3rd holiday at Topaz for next year. We have a growing list of guests returning year on year which is the best recommendation you can get. The fantastic weather has been a real bonus.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The historic Saxon village of Sidbury with Saxon bridge and church is a wonderful location for all ages and interests. The village holds many activities throughout the year including Sidbury fair and fete not forgetting the famous Sidmouth folk festival with a week of music in August. The elegant resort of Sidmouth, with sand and shingle beach is just 3 miles away. There are pleasant walks along the River Sid and nearby Salcombe hills many footpaths afford spectacular sea views. Honitons markets and antique shops and the renowned Donkey Sanctuary are within 6 miles.
Getting around
Great bus service should you need it. Train station 6 miles away in Honiton. Airport 10 miles away in Exeter. Lovely area for walking and cycling but beware it is hilly although the 3 mile journey to Sidmouth is fairly flat, along quiet lanes for for first half and through parkland following the river to Sidmouth.
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