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Sheldrake cottage



Pet Friendly Holiday

About this property

Within 1 mile of Sidmouth, this characterful cottage, that is one of three, has been carefully converted from a range of barns to provide high quality holiday accommodation. Bulverton was originally part of the Manor of Sidmouth, once owned by the Monks ofSt Michael. Sheldrake cottage was originally an 18th century corn mill, while Grebe and Pintail cottages formed part of the early Victorian farm buildings. Adjacent to the owner's delightful home the cottages enjoy a south facing aspect, each one having its own private patio overlooking the large shared garden and surrounding countryside, an ideal place for relaxing on warm summer evenings.The cottages are tastefully furnished to a high standard with pleasing colour schemes throughout and have a wealth of exposed beams and trusses.          

Sheldrake cottage is ideal for those in need of ground floor accommodation, but there are some steps to the entrance (a ramp can be provided on request) and the property adjoins one of the roads that lead to Sidmouth. Spacious living /dining room with high beamed vaulted ceiling and pleasing outlook over the garden. Modern well equipped oak fitted kitchen. Two Ground floor bedrooms, one with a double bed and en-suite shower, further bedroom with single bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and W.C.On the first floor, third bedroom with twin beds and en-suite W.C. Private patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Use of large mature shared grounds. There is an acre of enclosed lawn area for dog exercising. The owner does request that dogs are kept on a lead when in any other areas of the grounds, such as car park, communal gardens and patio area.

Essential Information

Changeover day: Friday

Parking: Ample private parking adjacent to the property

Children welcome

One small pet accepted at £25 per week.

T.V, DVD, CD/Radio and Wi Fi internet connection.

Microwave, fridge, electric cooker. Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Night storage heating throughout. Electricity included from 2nd May until 26th September thereafter charged as used by meter reading.The cottage has double glazing. 

Bed linen is included, duvets onbeds.  Towels available to hire at £8 per set.   

£100 supplement for Folk Week (1st week in August)


18th January 2018 - ' Although our stay was brief we found the cottage very comfortable and homely. Thank you for the welcome goodies, much appreciated. As were the doggie biscuits for Archie.' Mr & Mrs Briggs & Archie

23rd November 2017 - 'Thank you for the goodies when we arrived. Had a lovely 3 days. Hope to come back again.' Mr Trotter

1st September 2017 - 'Lovely stay for the week, good weather and a nice cottage. Sidmouth is the best of the Devon towns and good to visit the theatre. Plenty of good pubs.' Mike & Wendy

18th May 2017 - 'A delightful cottage, cosy and comfortable. Sidmouth is a happy, welcoming place. You must have lunch in the Clock Tower cafe. Thank you.' Patricia & Tony

21st April 2017 - ' Our second visit and once again everything has been ideal. Plus we have been so lucky with the weather at this time of year, plenty of sun even if a little nippy at times. Such a lovely area with beautiful views and coastline. Till next time.' The Chivers family, Glos

3rd April 2017 - 'We have all had a wonderful time here this weekend and have really enjoyed feeling at home here with the beautiful outlook and surroundings. Wish we could stay longer, but hope to come back again soon.' The Benfields

16th January 2017-'Put simply, we don't want to leave here. Its a lovely spot, convenient location, perfect for us as close to family in Sidmouth and near Lyme Regis. The Bennett family, Banbury, Oxfordshire.

17th October 2016 -' We've had a very enjoyable break this week and found the cottage to be the most comfortable in lovely surroundings.It is absolutely ideal for anyone needing ground-floor accommodation. The beautiful Autumnal weather was a great bonus too. Looking forward to next time.'The Chivers Family, Glos.

1st September 2016 - 'Our 'clan' gathered here from Essex to celebrate baby Poppy's first birthday, who lives in Monkton. Thus lovely cottage in it's charming setting made the occasion even more memorable. It was a great base for getting out and about a bit. It perfectly suited everyone from the oldest (great grandma) to the youngest (Poppy) and everyone in between! We would love to come back, and are already planning a return later in the year, when another baby in the family will be born in Devon.....Thank you for an idyllic stay! The Holloways

1st July 2016 - 'A very enjoyable week in a comfortable and well fitted out cottage. We didn't want for anything. Many thanks for all the little extra things - water, biscuits, tea etc.' The Parslows

17th June 2016 - 'I have just spent a week at Sheldrake cottage with my elderly mother. The cottage was perfect as there were ground floor bedrooms and bathroom. The accommodation was spotless and everything we could possibly need was there. The grounds are beautifully kept with a lovely private seating area outside. Unfortunately for us the weather that week was dreadful but that would not stop me recommending this property and the area. Sidmouth is lovely and there are many other places to visit a short drive away. Well done Mr Walker and Sheldrake!' Jackie

10th June 2016 - 'Superb cottage, well appointed in lovely grounds. Welcome tray much appreciated following a 6and a half hour journey.' The Woodhouse Family

At a glance

Price per week, from:

£375 to £785

Full pricing guide >
  • Propert Ref: 120
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bed format: 1 double, 3 single
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Shower Room: 1


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Town Centre
  • Village
  • Rural Loc.
  • Character
  • OK for Less Able
  • Broadband/Wi Fi
  • Linen Inc
  • Double beds
  • Single Beds
  • Toilets
  • Shower Room
  • Pets Allowed

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Price Breaks from 2018 Week Price Short Break Price*
01 Jan to 22 Mar £375 £263
23 Mar to 12 Apr £515 £361
13 Apr to 26 Apr £490 £343
27 Apr to 24 May £525 £368
25 May to 31 May £635 £445
01 Jun to 14 Jun £595 £417
15 Jun to 19 Jul £615 £431
20 Jul to 30 Aug £785 £550
31 Aug to 06 Sep £570 £399
07 Sep to 20 Sep £525 £368
21 Sep to 18 Oct £435 £305
19 Oct to 25 Oct £495 £347
26 Oct to 20 Dec £375 £263
Christmas £655 £458
New Year £655 £458
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*Short Break prices shown are for 3 nights only, please call for 4 or 5 night prices if required. Short Breaks are available from the end of October half term to the start of the Easter school holidays, or at the owners' discretion for a last minute booking at other times of the year. Unfortunately it would be most unusual for us to be in a position to consider a short break at peak holiday times, such as the October and February half terms or over the Christmas, New Year and Easter breaks.