Amanda's Guidebook

Amanda

Amanda's Guidebook

Sightseeing
The sea front is less than a 200m walk from Chapel Mews. Known as the Gateway to the Jurassic Coast, Sidmouth sea front is flanked by stunning views of the cliffs and Lyme Bay. The beach itself is pebble and sand with rock pools at low tide and is ideally suited to families and people of all ages. Along the sea front are hotels with restaurants open to the public, bars, cafes and of course the all important ice creams and fish & chips.
Sidmouth Sea Front
The sea front is less than a 200m walk from Chapel Mews. Known as the Gateway to the Jurassic Coast, Sidmouth sea front is flanked by stunning views of the cliffs and Lyme Bay. The beach itself is pebble and sand with rock pools at low tide and is ideally suited to families and people of all ages. Along the sea front are hotels with restaurants open to the public, bars, cafes and of course the all important ice creams and fish & chips.
The Donkey Sanctuary is just outside Sidmouth and is a free to all entry. Get to meet the donkeys and learn all about them, there are great walks with stunning view, also a gift shop and cafe.
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Donkey Sanctuary
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The Donkey Sanctuary is just outside Sidmouth and is a free to all entry. Get to meet the donkeys and learn all about them, there are great walks with stunning view, also a gift shop and cafe.
The beautiful picturesque village of Beer is located on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Devon.  Surrounded by white chalk cliffs, the shingle beach is lined with fishing boats still bringing in their daily catches and is famous for its mackerel.
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Beer
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The beautiful picturesque village of Beer is located on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Devon.  Surrounded by white chalk cliffs, the shingle beach is lined with fishing boats still bringing in their daily catches and is famous for its mackerel.
The Devon village of Branscombe is found on the South coast of Devon between Seaton and Sidmouth and is one of the most relaxing and picturesque villages on Jurassic Coastline. Believed to be the longest village in the country, the streets sweep down through the stunning valley to the sea, lined with colourful cottages and thatched buildings.
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Branscombe
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The Devon village of Branscombe is found on the South coast of Devon between Seaton and Sidmouth and is one of the most relaxing and picturesque villages on Jurassic Coastline. Believed to be the longest village in the country, the streets sweep down through the stunning valley to the sea, lined with colourful cottages and thatched buildings.
The Cathedral City of Exeter is about a 30 minute drive from Sidmouth. Exeter offers all the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants you would expect to find in a city plus the beautiful Cathedral or take a tour of the historic tunnels that run under the city.
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Exeter
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The Cathedral City of Exeter is about a 30 minute drive from Sidmouth. Exeter offers all the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants you would expect to find in a city plus the beautiful Cathedral or take a tour of the historic tunnels that run under the city.
Connaught Gardens and Jacobs Ladder can be found to the West Side of Sidmouth next to the Manor Road car park. Connaught Gardens are beautiful historic public gardens with a stunning view points on top of the cliffs looking over the town and out to sea. You can take a well earned break at The Clock Tower tea rooms and then climb down Jacobs Ladder the famed large set of steps that lead down to Jacobs Ladder beach, from there you can take the path under the cliffs back to the Esplanade and beach.
Connaught Gardens
Connaught Gardens and Jacobs Ladder can be found to the West Side of Sidmouth next to the Manor Road car park. Connaught Gardens are beautiful historic public gardens with a stunning view points on top of the cliffs looking over the town and out to sea. You can take a well earned break at The Clock Tower tea rooms and then climb down Jacobs Ladder the famed large set of steps that lead down to Jacobs Ladder beach, from there you can take the path under the cliffs back to the Esplanade and beach.
Shopping and food
Darts Farm is about a 20 minute drive from the property. It's a large farm shop selling local produce, butchers, deli, beers, wines and spirits. There is also a restaurant, gifts, an Orange Tree outlet, Aga kitchen shop and a spa for those all important pamper sessions. Outside the Fish Shed sells delicious fish and chips to take away while the Shack sells locally roasted coffee, soft drinks, light bites and is also a licensed bar. There is also a large picnic area with children's play area and scenic walks around there fields or if you fancy a bit of a longer walk the historic town of Topsham and the Exe estuary are close by or if its feels to much of a walk you can hire bicycles instead.
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Darts Farm
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Darts Farm is about a 20 minute drive from the property. It's a large farm shop selling local produce, butchers, deli, beers, wines and spirits. There is also a restaurant, gifts, an Orange Tree outlet, Aga kitchen shop and a spa for those all important pamper sessions. Outside the Fish Shed sells delicious fish and chips to take away while the Shack sells locally roasted coffee, soft drinks, light bites and is also a licensed bar. There is also a large picnic area with children's play area and scenic walks around there fields or if you fancy a bit of a longer walk the historic town of Topsham and the Exe estuary are close by or if its feels to much of a walk you can hire bicycles instead.
Greendale Farm Shop is about 15 minutes drive from the property. Greendale is a large farm shop selling local produce, butchers, wet fish counter, deli and gifts. There is also a large restaurant with indoor and covered outdoor seating with beautiful views catching stunning sunsets and a fish and chips takeaway. Outside there is more seating, street food outlets, a children's play area and plenty of farm animals you can walk around and meet.
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Greendale Farm Shop
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Greendale Farm Shop is about 15 minutes drive from the property. Greendale is a large farm shop selling local produce, butchers, wet fish counter, deli and gifts. There is also a large restaurant with indoor and covered outdoor seating with beautiful views catching stunning sunsets and a fish and chips takeaway. Outside there is more seating, street food outlets, a children's play area and plenty of farm animals you can walk around and meet.
Food Scene
A great shop and cafe serving homemade and local produce, cream teas, localy roasted coffees and also the home of Sidmouth Gin.
The Dairy Shop
5 Church St
A great shop and cafe serving homemade and local produce, cream teas, localy roasted coffees and also the home of Sidmouth Gin.
The Anchor Inn is a local traditional pub just round the corner from Chapel Mews. It has been voted the best pub in Sidmouth by TripAdvisor and in the top 5 places to eat and drink in the town. It has extensive menu with a good choice of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
The Anchor Inn
The Anchor Inn is a local traditional pub just round the corner from Chapel Mews. It has been voted the best pub in Sidmouth by TripAdvisor and in the top 5 places to eat and drink in the town. It has extensive menu with a good choice of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
A great restaurant right on the seafront.
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Dukes
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A great restaurant right on the seafront.
The Courtyard a lovely cafe located near the Radway at the top of the High Street, where you will receive a warm welcome and lovely food. Rated No1 by TripAdvisor for places to eat in Sidmouth.
The Courtyard
128 High Street
The Courtyard a lovely cafe located near the Radway at the top of the High Street, where you will receive a warm welcome and lovely food. Rated No1 by TripAdvisor for places to eat in Sidmouth.
We have been recommended The Loft by friends. It is in the centre of town just around the corner from Chapel Mews. HAPPILY NESTLED ON OLD FORE STREET, IN THE HEART OF BEAUTIFUL AND VIBRANT SIDMOUTH, THE LOFT OFFERS DINERS AN ARRAY OF DISHES - PEPPERED THROUGHOUT WITH HINTS OF OUR FAVOURITE REGION; THE MEDITERRANEAN.
The Loft
5 Old Fore Street
We have been recommended The Loft by friends. It is in the centre of town just around the corner from Chapel Mews. HAPPILY NESTLED ON OLD FORE STREET, IN THE HEART OF BEAUTIFUL AND VIBRANT SIDMOUTH, THE LOFT OFFERS DINERS AN ARRAY OF DISHES - PEPPERED THROUGHOUT WITH HINTS OF OUR FAVOURITE REGION; THE MEDITERRANEAN.
The Salty Monk's award-winning restaurant in Sidmouth is light and airy with views of the award-winning gardens. The restaurant has held two AA Rosettes for the last thirteen years, we have a notable wine list award, are recommended in The Good Food Guide & Michelin.
The Salty Monk
The Salty Monk's award-winning restaurant in Sidmouth is light and airy with views of the award-winning gardens. The restaurant has held two AA Rosettes for the last thirteen years, we have a notable wine list award, are recommended in The Good Food Guide & Michelin.
A resplendent thatched-roof Inn, located in the heart of Devon, two miles from the coastal town of Sidmouth. With eight recently renovated rooms, the Blue Ball is a snuggly, seaside treat of a place. Locally sourced seafood specials are the order of the day, supplied by renowned Cornish fishmonger Flying Fish, coupled with a well-stocked bar of real ales, liveners & pick me ups!
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The Blue Ball Inn
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A resplendent thatched-roof Inn, located in the heart of Devon, two miles from the coastal town of Sidmouth. With eight recently renovated rooms, the Blue Ball is a snuggly, seaside treat of a place. Locally sourced seafood specials are the order of the day, supplied by renowned Cornish fishmonger Flying Fish, coupled with a well-stocked bar of real ales, liveners & pick me ups!
If you want ice cream this is the place to come all homemade and just round the corner from Chapel Mews.
Taste Of Sidmouth
If you want ice cream this is the place to come all homemade and just round the corner from Chapel Mews.
A great place (sorry for the pun) for fresh local fish. Their hot fish baps are a must, fish of the day filleted and cooked to order served in a white bap with tartar sauce, best eaten on the beach looking out to sea.
Sidmouth Trawlers
A great place (sorry for the pun) for fresh local fish. Their hot fish baps are a must, fish of the day filleted and cooked to order served in a white bap with tartar sauce, best eaten on the beach looking out to sea.
Activities
Jurassic Paddle Sports is a SUP, Kayak and Surfboard hire company on Sidmouth Beach, Devon.  We have everything you need to enjoy the water! Dry bags, changing towels, wetsuits for all ages and, of course, buoyancy aids. Our range of SUPs, Kayaks, Bodyboards and Surfboards means you can enjoy the water all day long!
Jurassic Paddle Sports
Jurassic Paddle Sports is a SUP, Kayak and Surfboard hire company on Sidmouth Beach, Devon.  We have everything you need to enjoy the water! Dry bags, changing towels, wetsuits for all ages and, of course, buoyancy aids. Our range of SUPs, Kayaks, Bodyboards and Surfboards means you can enjoy the water all day long! 
Crealy has lots to keep the children entertained with rides, indoor and outdoor play areas.
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Crealy Theme Park & Resort
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Crealy has lots to keep the children entertained with rides, indoor and outdoor play areas.
At Bicton you can enjoy over 60 acres of beautiful gardens with their soft sweeping lawns, elegant water features, fragrant English borders and formal gardens, plus a breadth of activities, interests and facilities for the enjoyment of all the family. These include indoor and outdoor childrens activity play areas, Bicton Woodland Railway, Nuthatch Nature Trail, historic glasshouses, Countryside Museum, Garden Centre, Restaurant and Gift Shop.
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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
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At Bicton you can enjoy over 60 acres of beautiful gardens with their soft sweeping lawns, elegant water features, fragrant English borders and formal gardens, plus a breadth of activities, interests and facilities for the enjoyment of all the family. These include indoor and outdoor childrens activity play areas, Bicton Woodland Railway, Nuthatch Nature Trail, historic glasshouses, Countryside Museum, Garden Centre, Restaurant and Gift Shop.
Sidmouth Golf Club is an 18 hole par 66 course with stunning views over Sidmouth and the Jurassic Coast
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Sidmouth Golf Club
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Sidmouth Golf Club is an 18 hole par 66 course with stunning views over Sidmouth and the Jurassic Coast
Home to PECO, the world famous model railway track manufacturer, Pecorama is one of Devon’s leading tourist attractions perfect for families, model railway enthusiasts, gardeners and just about everyone in between!
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Pecorama
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Home to PECO, the world famous model railway track manufacturer, Pecorama is one of Devon’s leading tourist attractions perfect for families, model railway enthusiasts, gardeners and just about everyone in between!
Sidmouth Toy and Model Museum is a great place to reminisce over the toys you had in your childhood and classics like Lego that are still popular today. The Museum is in the recently renovated former Church next to Chapel Mews.
Sidmouth Toy and Model Museum
Sidmouth Toy and Model Museum is a great place to reminisce over the toys you had in your childhood and classics like Lego that are still popular today. The Museum is in the recently renovated former Church next to Chapel Mews.
A great place to visit especially if the weather is not so favourable, full of interesting information about the town and surrounding area, being on the jurassic coast of course their is plenty of dinosaur facts to keep the children amused as well.
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Sidmouth Museum
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A great place to visit especially if the weather is not so favourable, full of interesting information about the town and surrounding area, being on the jurassic coast of course their is plenty of dinosaur facts to keep the children amused as well.
Entertainment
On rainy days there's always the cinema. The Radway Cinema is located at the top of the High Street.
Scott Cinemas
On rainy days there's always the cinema. The Radway Cinema is located at the top of the High Street.