Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lounge area
Dining area
Cosy up by the fire
View towards the property
Time for tea
Beautiful bright staircase and entrance hall
Beautiful views from the bedroom
Twin bedroom
Utility area
Large garden
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6 / 13  View towards the property
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8 / 13  Beautiful bright staircase and entrance hall
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13 / 13  Large garden

Sweetcombe Roost

Sidmouth (4mls NE), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllically positioned on a working dairy farm with stunning views across hidden valleys and ancient woodland
  • Perfectly situated to discover The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and its 185 million years of history
  • Nearby are many coastal resorts, from water sports in Exmouth to fossil collecting in Lyme Regis
  • An abundance of footpaths and bridleways are on the doorstep to explore
  • The seaside town of Sidmouth is home to beautiful beaches, shopping and an array of cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • Family fun-filled days out nearby include The Donkey Sanctuary, Crealy Adventure Park and Wildwood at Escot Park
Property code: 50004

A picturesque rural retreat, nestled in a peaceful elevated position with beautiful countryside views and calves grazing nearby during the summer.

Elevated above hidden valleys and ancient woodland, this cottage offers a fantastic vantage point to explore the wonders of East Devon. Search for fossils along the Jurassic Coast, delight the family with a trip to a local beach, or sample a traditional cream tea in one of the charming villages dotted throughout this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Afterwards, put your feet up in front of the wood burner, or relax on the patio outside, watching the children and dogs play in the enclosed garden.

Set on a working dairy farm, experience true countryside life from the comfort of this beautifully converted barn. The welcoming open-plan living space is made light and airy by floor to ceiling windows and glass doors leading outside. Whip up wonderful dishes with locally sourced ingredients in the large kitchen, feasting together before retiring to the cosy lounge. Climb the open staircase to find the upstairs shower room, or have a well-deserved soak in the downstairs bathroom, accessed through the utility area via some steps. The two bedrooms are also upstairs, refreshingly decorated with homely touches. Outside, enjoy an alfresco BBQ supper, admiring the spectacular views of the picturesque landscape.

With plenty of footpaths on your doorstep, pack a picnic and set off on an adventure, or stay close by and arrange with the farmer to look around the farm. Little ones will love Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary 5.5 miles away or Crealey Adventure Park 12 miles away. Alternatively, take in the sights of the meandering River Otter, starting with a delicious breakfast at Otterton Mill 10.5 miles away, finishing with a honeycomb ice cream by the sea at Budleigh Salterton after a 2.5-mile walk.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin zip-and-link (Which can be made up to a super-king size on request)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room 
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Utility room – with washing machine
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 5 miles, shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Smart TV and DVD


This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Trudi 29th December 2018

A well-equipped, cosy and comfortable cottage. Perfect location to explore the Devon coastline around Sidmouth through to Weymouth. Very quiet position.

Reviewed by Helen 20th October 2018

The cottage was very well equipped. The fixtures and fittings were of a very high standard. The cottage was imaculately clean on arrival with a lovley cream tea. The kitchen and bathrooms were excellent. Lovely spot in the heart of the country.

Reviewed by Frances 13th October 2018

A wonderful property in a peaceful remote location. The beds were comfortable and the wood burner made the property very cosy. Underfloor heating was great, we were never cold even though the weathers changeable. We will be back.

Reviewed by Graham 6th October 2018

A cottage with modern facilities notably underfloor heating downstairs, induction hob, well appointed utility room etc.

Reviewed by Andrew 28th July 2018

It is a superb property. Rustic and modern all in one.

Reviewed by Ingrid 7th July 2018

Mel & Steve are wonderful hosts. We enjoyed Very much our time at the Sweetcombe Roost cottage !

Reviewed by Isolda 30th June 2018

A lovely clean, well equipped cottage, very peaceful. There is a lovely walk through the woods, beside the cottage, which our dogs loved. But remember to treat your dogs with spot on for ticks! We forgot, and came back with some little friends, lesson learned ! Devon must have more ticks than Yorkshire.

Reviewed by David 16th June 2018

Fantastic cottage in brilliant location. We were met by the owner who guided us around the property explaining everything. She had left us a welcome package of scones and cream, eggs, milk, tea, sugar and coffee, and a vase of flowers.

Reviewed by Sharon 9th June 2018

Very well equipped cottage down a rough track on a farm. Dog-friendly, but garden not secure as bounded with ranch rails. Furniture and beds very comfortable and very clean. Lovely 'welcome pack' from owner; cream tea, milk, eggs and flowers. Remote location and very quiet, which we like.

Reviewed by Brian 2nd June 2018

Lovely cottage with fresh light decor, thoughtfully equipped, well tucked away with open countryside on three sides yet only 15 mins from a large Tesco (less to Waitrose), several walks available without needing car.

Reviewed by Jackie 21st April 2018

Good quality accommodation in a beautiful part of Devon. Not only is this accommodation dog friendly but so are most of the pubs and restaurants in the locality.

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Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lounge area
Dining area
Cosy up by the fire
View towards the property
Time for tea
Beautiful bright staircase and entrance hall
Beautiful views from the bedroom
Twin bedroom
Show 1 moreUtility area


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