While the UK is still under lockdown, there is some light at the end of the tunnel and self catering properties are starting to be able to open up and so if you’re looking for a self catering break in Sidmouth for later in the year, here are some suggestions.

For those of you who want somewhere rural but still within easy reach of the coast and the town centre, take a look at the properties on offer at Higher Wiscombe. Situated in the heart of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Colyton, just outside Sidmouth and Seaton, and just a short distance from the Jurassic Coast, these cottages have stunning views.

The cottages are within the peaceful Southleigh Valley allowing you to easily access the top towns and villages of East Devon including Beer and Branscombe. Not only are the cottages dog friendly, allowing for the whole family to have a break away, but they are also sustainable and regularly win awards for eco tourism!

oakdownImage: Oakdown Touring and Holiday Caravan Park.

As the weather will start getting better at the same time as self catering properties begin to open, why not look at booking a caravan or camping holiday? At Oakdown Touring and Holiday Caravan Park, you have a wide range of luxury homes available as well as a choice of touring and camping pitches and glamping options! As we’re all adjusting to a ‘new normal’ why not give glamourous camping a go? It’s like camping but with all the luxury of a hotel stay! Whatever kind of self catering accommodation you’re looking for, you’ll find it here and with the site’s recreation area and family golf course, there is plenty to keep you entertained too.

Alternatively, you could book a cottage stay with Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays who have properties in various locations across East Devon, including Sidmouth and neighbouring towns and villages like Beer and Exmouth. Booking a stay at one of these cottages is an ideal way to get back into the swing of family holidays, you have your own privacy and space as well as the option to bring your car and in some cases, the dog. Not only that, but by booking with Sweetcombe, you also have access to their in-depth knowledge of the local area, so you can always find the most up to date information on what is going on nearby.

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Image: Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays.

A little further afield are Alpine Park Cottages, an award winning complex of modern self catering cottages where you can easily explore Sidmouth and the neighbouring towns and villages. Each of the cottages have their own parking space and patio area, giving you plenty of space for the kids and yourself to relax and enjoy the open air. They also have an accessible property, perfect for anyone with limited mobility. The cottages are all set within five acres of parkland too, so you can really feel like you’re enjoying a rural retreat.

Once things start to open up, you may find that many of Sidmouth’s properties are full, especially the self catering ones as this area is opening up first. Several of the town’s attractions are also opening up to coincide with this and you can find more information of places to stay and where is open on our website.

Want more self catering options? Click here. To keep fully up to date on when restrictions are being lifted and key dates on the road out of lockdown, make sure to visit gov.uk/coronavirus.