Self-Catering Sidford

The Old Kennels Sidford, Devon

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From: €589 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Great view

Property Description

Holiday home
The living areas in this single-storey property consist of a kitchen with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher, and a living/dining room with TV. The bedrooms consist of a super-king-size, and a twin, both with zip/link features, along with a shower room. Outside there is a garden with lawn, patio, furniture, and a hot tub, and a private driveway. You'll find a shop in 0.8 miles and a pub in 0.5 miles. One well-behaved dog welcomed, but sorry, no smoking. WiFi, fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. The Old Kennels is the perfect base for a couple's escape to Devon. Note: The property is not suitable for children.

Accomodation Details
Single-storey. Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC. Kitchen. Living/dining room

Sidford is a lovely village located halfway between Sidmouth and Sidbury. The village is well-known for its exceptional location within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it offers a diverse range of attractions, including the Sidford Tennis Club and the River Sid, as well as dining options such as The Rising Sun and Blue Ball Inn, and a nearby convenience store where you can stock up on essentials. Sidmouth, with its additional attractions of Sidmouth Beach, Sidmouth Museum, Jacob's Ladder, Blackmore Gardens, and the Norman Lockyer Observatory, is within easy driving distance of the settlement.

Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea?

Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher. TV, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Private driveway. Garden with lawn, patio, furniture, and hot tub. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.5 miles. Note: The property is not suitable for children

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Great view

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Self-Catering Reviews

James M
July 2023
DO NOT EVER BOOK HERE!!! IT’S NOT WORTH THE MONEY. My wife and I stayed at the Old Kennels Cottage Accommodation for 6 nights at the end of July 2023. We payed over £1300 for our stay. One of the main reasons we chose this cottage, was because it had a washing machine. We had traveled from Switzerland via France and had already been on the road for 9 days. Upon our arrival, and to our surprise, there was no washing machine. The booklet in the cottage said it had a washing machine as well as on the Website of Sykes Cottages, who we booked through. After contacting the Site Manager, we were informed that the washing machine was broken. The Site Manager said that they would return the next day to discuss the matter. We never saw that person again for the duration of our stay and no message was left for us to say that they had stopped by and that we should contact them. Had we had not contacted the Site Manager, no one would have told us that there was no washing machine available. There was ZERO communication prior to our arrival that the washing machine was broken and not available at the property. This was a huge inconvenience to us and certainly was not the nicest experience to start our holiday with. We were offered to have our washing done by the site manger at the farm. Which was a nice gesture. But after seeing how dirty (particular the bed sheets and towels) the cottage was when we arrived, we did not accept this offer. Also, this was certainly not a sufficient solution to having no washing machine at the property. We certainly did not pay £1300 for a stranger to do our washing on another property. On our departure day, we asked the owner that we be refunded accordingly as they did not provide us with a washing machine that we could use, at our own convenience, in the cottage. The owner refused to refund us. In addition, upon our arrival, the property was not cleaned properly, not even to a minimal standard of cleanliness. In the Kitchen all the door handles and appliances were sticky and dirty to touch. The drawers where the cutlery and toaster were kept had not been cleaned. There were still ALOT of left over crumbs in the toaster from the previous week. The tea towel provided had a huge stain on it, and the dish sponge was black and smelly. It certainly didn’t give us much confidence that the rest of the utensils and kitchen were cleaned properly?! In the Bathroom the bath mat had stains on it and didn’t look clean. There were a number (more than should be tolerated) of hairs around the toilet, sink, floor and shower area. In the main double bedroom the sheets had a stain in the middle of the bed, and the mattress protector was covered in stains, and looked liked it hadn’t been washed in a long time. It was disgusting! There were cobwebs everywhere and no sign that any had tried to be cleaned. Dog hairs were also evident on the sofa and floor of the lounge area. There were left over pieces of litter in the small bin of the main bedroom. The bin had not been emptied. The Hoover (a Dyson) had not been emptied, it was full and we had to empty it our selves to use it the first night, because there were dead insects everywhere. Therefore, I would highly recommend that you DO NOT BOOK AND STAY HERE. For the price you pay, it does not equate to the the service and quality you expect to receive. You will find much better accommodations and hotels with a much higher level of cleanliness and standard of service in the nearby area. Lastly, there are similar feedback comments on the Sykes website dating from Oct 2022. Therefore, the owner has not dealt with these issues sufficiently and the management of this property has some serious problems.
August 2022
A wonderful stay at the Old kennels. The spotless luxury interior is of excellent quality to help you relax completely in pure comfort and equipped for your every need. Breathtaking 360 views across the stunning East Devon hills and beyond to the beautiful seaside town of sidmouth 2 miles away. Complete peace and tranquillity, in fact in our weeks stay we didn’t see or hear anyone apart from a friendly welcome from the lovely hosts and the faint sound of the babbling brook in the distance. Pure bliss!!! The relaxing hot tub was amazing and clearly very well maintained. In all honesty we could not fault our stay and will be sad to leave. Would highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed with this hidden gem. See you again soon!
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