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Grebe Cottage



Pet Friendly Holiday

About this property

Within 1 mile of Sidmouth, Grebe forms one of three characterful cottages that have 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 of St 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 a private patio with garden furniture overlooking the large shared garden and surrounding countryside, an ideal place for relaxing on warm summer evenings. The cottage is tastefully furnished to a high standard with pleasing colour schemes throughout and have a wealth of exposed beams and trusses. 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.


This cottage has a traditional layout with bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. Level entrance into spacious, bright and airy living room with outlook over the garden. Modern oak fitted kitchen with dining area. Stairs to first floor. Two pretty bedrooms with exposed beams and outlook over the garden. One bedroom with a double bed second bedroom with twin beds. Bathroom with shower over bath and W.C. Private patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. Use of delightful mature grounds. The owner can provide a high quality folding bed with linen for a 5th person if required at £75.00 per week if required.


Changeover day: Friday

Ample private parking adjacent to the property

One small dog 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. Hair dryer

£100 supplement for Folk Week

Visitor Comments


1st September 2017 - 'Most enjoyable stay at Grebe, beautiful weather, fantastic cottage, hope to come again.' Mike & Mirriam

24th August 2017 - 'Lovely stay in the cottage. Beautiful surroundings and fantastic accommodation. I'm sure we will be back. Sad to be leaving.' Geoff, Rosie & Sophie

28th July 2017 - ' Second time staying at the cottage and was enjoyable as ever. A perfect family holiday with so much to do. Thank you.' Jeremy, Annabel, Aurelia & Willow

21st July 2017 - ' Fantastic to be back. We do very much appreciate the accommodation and very warm welcome. It is a wonderfully refreshing place to stay. Thank you.' Brenda, Roy, Carol & granddaughter.

26th May 2017 - ' Most enjoyable stay at Grebe. Everything you would want is here & the weather couldn't of been better. Hope to come again.' Edith & Edwin

2nd September 2016 - ' Thank you for a very warm welcome to Sidmouth. We loved the cottage, it more than met our expectations and we are already planning our next visit. Your collection of books are well worth a read. Jack & Saskia enjoyed the grounds and having some freedom away from mum. Weather also perfect. Spent lots of time at the beach and enjoyed a great day at Bicton Park.' Julie, Jack & Saskia

19th August 2016 - 'Once again we have enjoyed staying here; blessed with exceptional weather and this time no trouble with the car. Our last day was spent at Seaton at Jurassic World and couldn't resist another trip on the trams. Bicton Gardens has been visited many times by the family over the years and never disappoints. Sorry to be leaving Sidmouth but hope to return to see you one day. Thank you Mr Walker.' The Hardings

12th August 2016 - 'I loved the many places and the lovely cottage.'

14th July 2016 - 'Thank you for your lovely cottages. We have stayed many times in Pintail, now we have tried Grebe. We love the layout and the extra space. We really hope to come again. Sidmouth is such a delightful town. The journey from Shropshire is sometimes slow but coming here makes it all worth it.' Mr & Mrs Rowe, Wem

10th June 2016 - 'So nice to arrive at the cottage and knowing where everything is. Weather brilliant visiting new venues including Northcott Theatre, Exeter Ghost Tour and Otterton Open Gardens. A relaxing and enjoyable break. Mr & Mrs Green, Wiltshire

27th May 2016 - 'Thank you once again for another lovely holiday. We hope to be with you once again next year.' Sylvia & John Piddlesen

25th September 2015 - 'We had a very relaxing week in this very comfortable cottage...helped by pretty good weather!! Great walks around Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton & Otterton. We shall certainly return to this lovely area.' Tom & Tina, Newcastle upon Tyne.

17th September 2015 - 'We enjoyed the week despite the variable weather. The accommodation, as usual to a high standard - comfortable, convenient and welcoming. I am sure we will be back again.' Mr & Mrs Green

11th September 2015 - 'As always we have had a lovely comfortable stay at Grebe Cottage. The standard is very high, even more so this year with a new kitchen and furniture. Thank you again for all you have done for us. We look forward to our return.' Maureen and Tony, Surrey

At a glance

Price per week, from:

£375 to £785

Full pricing guide >
  • Propert Ref: 122
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bed format: 1 double, 2 single
  • Bathrooms: 1


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Town Centre
  • Village
  • Rural Loc.
  • Character
  • Broadband/Wi Fi
  • Linen Inc
  • Double beds
  • Single Beds
  • Toilets
  • Pets Allowed

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Price Breaks from 2018 Week Price Short Break Price*
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.