{"LocationDetails":{"Id":123,"Name":"Sidmouth","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Sidmouth holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTucked beneath dramatic red cliffs and perched beside a shimmering sea, Sidmouth is an idyllic place to unwind and discover rural Devon at your own pace. Sidmouth holidays are the perfect way to relax, surrounded by striking Devon scenery and the architecture of elegant days gone by. As a regular winner of Britain in Bloom, Sidmouth is a floral spectacle with bursts of colour throughout the town.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Sidmouth\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn the summer sunshine, it makes sense to head to a beautiful beach. Budleigh Salterton is a short drive from Exmouth and this stunning pebbled beach has made an impression on both visitors and locals. The water is shallow enough to splash around in while taking a walk in the fresh sea air always makes a good pastime.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re feeling adventurous, take a walk from Sidmouth to Seaton. The section known as Jurassic Coast has some remarkable landmarks and sights to see. The 10 mile walk along the cliffs isn\u0026rsquo;t for the faint hearted but the remarkable scenery will make your jaw drop.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnother walk from Sidmouth to Beer takes you over the course of 9 miles along the South West Coast Path. Reach the steep cliffs and you\u0026rsquo;ll see some amazing picturesque views. A bus service also runs to Beer so if you need to put your feet up, take a rest in-between your stroll.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSidmouth\u003c/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eAttractions\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re in Sidmouth, a trip to Connaught Gardens is the perfect place to spend a summer\u0026rsquo;s day. Every Sunday during summer, the town band perform so grab a spot and wind down with a song or two. You might just fancy a snooze in the beautiful botanical gardens instead or relax with your favourite book. The garden looks out onto the sea and coastline so have your camera on hand to take some memorable shots.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eA trip to Sidmouth Beach is the nearest you can get to Jurassic coastline without leaving Devon. The pebbled beach at Sidmouth is a great place to take a stroll as you admire the pretty views of the lovely Georgian parade. The beach begins at the River Sid and stretches to Jacobs Ladder. All the family will enjoy this day out as there are rockpools, red cliffs and roaring waves to keep you entertained.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is a favourite with many visitors. The wide open fields means it\u0026rsquo;s a natural sanctuary for its residents. The donkeys love attention and meeting every guest so don\u0026rsquo;t forget to say hello. You can even have a cuddle with your favourite. If you want to know more about the visitors, attend one of the daily talks or ask a volunteer for updates. You can also sponsor your own donkey too as the sanctuary happily takes generous donations.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRestaurants in Sidmouth\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFoodies who love pub grub will enjoy a trip to The Anchor Inn. This 450 year old pub is known for its seafood menu and its views overlooking the harbour in the village of Cockwood. The rustic interior, low beams and cosy atmosphere are highly welcoming. In summer months, you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted by colourful, blooming flower baskets while in winter, twinkling fairy lights adorn the property. Enjoy a meal by candlelight or dine outside as you watch the swans swim by.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMouth-watering pasta dishes, seafood ravioli and fine wine are just three highlights from The Rendezvous Restaurant. Open for daytime snacks and on weekend evenings, this lovely little eatery has something to offer all tastes and ages. Alternatively, you might fancy a sweet treat instead. Ice Cream Paradise boasts over 20 organic ice creams as well as a variety of cones. If you\u0026rsquo;re searching for the best ice cream in town, make sure you visit here.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor traditional cream tea and cake, the place you need to go is The Dairy Shop. This hidden gem is a real treat for Sidmouth visitors and you can expect a friendly welcome on arrival. We highly recommend a toasted teacake or pastry with a hot coffee or tea. But, if that doesn\u0026rsquo;t take your fancy, you can always enjoy a jacket potato, vegetarian option or another tasty snack. 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It\u0026rsquo;s one of those stretches of coastline that looks striking no matter how many times you\u0026rsquo;ve seen it, and the dramatic red cliffs on the eastern side of the beach mean you can get some impressive holiday snaps during your time in Sidmouth.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSidmouth Beach belongs to the East Devon World Heritage Coast Site, and it also connects to the South West Coast Path if you want to discover the area on foot. This beach is a favourite with young families as not only does it have more than its share of rockpools but its water also holds a Marine Conservation Society UK recommended award.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6774,"LocationLongitude":-3.24055,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364831029.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/sidmouth/sidmouth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364831029.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Budleigh Salterton","Body":"\u003cp\u003eJust a short drive from Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton is a pebbly beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty \u0026ndash; and its pebbles are its claim to fame. The beach is made up of very large, flat pebbles which may look ordinary but actually date back all the way back to the Triassic period and historic fossils can be found on many of them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBudleigh Salterton Beach is just 12 miles from Exeter and there\u0026rsquo;s parking nearby. You\u0026rsquo;ll find toilets, cafes and shops on the seafront to keep you fed and watered and if you require level access to the beach make sure you park up in Lime Kiln car park. There\u0026rsquo;s a seasonal dog ban on the main beach (which is the section between Lime Kiln car park and South Parade) between 1\u003csup\u003est\u003c/sup\u003e May and 30\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e September, but this is a nice spot for a winter walk with your dog.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is two miles long and its popular with families thanks to its safe bathing waters. 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The museum prides itself on offering something for all ages and you\u0026rsquo;ll find activities and events to bring the artefacts to life for children during the holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s an emphasis on Sidmouth\u0026rsquo;s place on the Jurassic Coast, so you can expect to see local fossils and rocks amongst the displays that date back millions and millions of years (some all the way back to the Triassic period). The Land and Man room packs in 240 million years of geological history, and the interactive display of the Jurassic Coastline helps visitors to grasp the mindboggling timescales of the scenery outside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum is found in one of those cottages that appears modest from the outside but seems to be far bigger once you\u0026rsquo;re inside, and the exhibitions make a great way to learn more about Sidmouth before enjoying a holiday in the area. 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There was a searchlight fitted to the clock tower and a gun was fitted in the Sunken Garden for practice. 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Trips include bird watching days, day trips to Torquay and Brixham in South Devon and even speedboat rides for those who like things a little faster.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe estuary also makes a handy vantage point for enjoying some of the many events that take place throughout the year, and the firework cruise on bonfire night is always booked up well in advance. There\u0026rsquo;s also a cruise for those who want to watch the Red Arrows in action from the water during the Dawlish Air Show, and the annual Sail with Santa cruise is a unique way for the little ones to meet Father Christmas.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Round Robin Boat and Train cruise enables passengers to enjoy the experience of a cruise and a steam train ride in one day, and it includes an hour\u0026rsquo;s noat trip and a return journey by train.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6168,"LocationLongitude":-3.4222,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Ferry.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/sidmouth/stuart-line-cruises","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Ferry.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Dairy Shop","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDescribed as \u0026lsquo;a hidden gem\u0026rsquo; by one of the many happy TripAdvisor reviewers to have prasied this cafe, The Dairy Shop is ideal for a treat during a holiday in Sidmouth. This friendly cafe is renowned for its cream teas (well this is Devon after all), so if you\u0026rsquo;re determined to try a traditional Devon cream tea during your holiday this might just be the place to do it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu includes crepes, toasted teacakes, jacket potatoes and a whole host of other hot and cold snacks, and there are always vegetarian and gluten free options available. The staff are always happy to welcome visitors, so expect prompt service with a smile in this quirky little cafe. 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Part of the hugely popular River Cottage project, the cookery school welcomes the novice, curious and accomplished cook and offers a wide variety of courses.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe thought of a cooking lesson can be daunting (even if you\u0026rsquo;re not that bad in the kitchen) but these courses are designed to be simple, hands on and seasonal to help visitors pick up the basics quickly. Courses can last between one and four days, and they\u0026rsquo;re all held in the exciting setting of Britain\u0026rsquo;s most-filmed farmhouse. Feel inspired by the rural location of River Cottage and get back to grips with raw ingredients.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAll classes are taught by the River Cottage team of culinary experts, and you\u0026rsquo;ll stop for a seasonal lunch to keep you going during your day. There\u0026rsquo;s a real emphasis on hands on learning, so expect to spend a lot of your time actually creating your dish before reflecting on your efforts with the guidance of the team. River Cottage Cookery School is a relaxing way to brush up your talents, and there\u0026rsquo;s a course for every level.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRiver Cottage rose to fame when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall set up home in a Dorset cottage and began to live off the land. The nation watched as he grew his own produce and rediscovered just how much we can get from our own gardens. 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This East Devon attraction is set in the stunning Otter Valley, and its landscaped park has all the pomp and grandeur of the 18th century. We\u0026rsquo;re talking scenic glasshouses, the Bicton Woodland Railway, a nature trail, maze, mini golf and a countryside museum \u0026ndash; so prepare to spend the day and leave full of ideas to spruce up your own garden when you get home...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBicton Park Botanical Gardens include plants from all over the world, and they span 300 years. The park is home to the Italian Garden, the American and Stream Gardens, the Mediterranean and Rose Gardens, the Fernery and Shell House, the Hermitage Garden and the Pinetum and the Arboretum. Bicton Park is well known for its rare and many trees (there are over 1000), and many of the 300 species are endangered in the wild. 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At Escot Park you\u0026rsquo;ll find all of those things and more, as the owners of the park are careful to add, change and develop as little as possible.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThis east Devon estate dates all the way back to Normal times, and it\u0026rsquo;s belonged to the Kennaway family for more than two centuries. Today, Escot is as beautiful as it\u0026rsquo;s been for hundreds of years, and it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect family day out. Lose yourselves in the Beech Hedge maze, wander sun dappled woodlands and watch the little ones enjoy the secret playgrounds dotted throughout the park.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\t\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\tThere\u0026rsquo;s an indoor play barn aimed at small children, and the Coach House Restaurant provides fantastic food for the whole family. 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Wide open fields lead to far-reaching views, and visitors can meet and greet the donkeys in their own time and get to know more about the work of the dedicated volunteers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe donkeys love nothing more than to be made a fuss of by visitors, and one of the nicest things about visiting is that children and adults can enjoy a cuddle with some of the rescued residents. The sanctuary is open every day of the year and dogs are more than welcome to visit too. If you sponsor one of the donkeys you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to find your own one and ask the volunteers all about how it\u0026rsquo;s getting on, and daily talks at 11.30am and 3pm mean all visitors can learn about the donkeys and their pasts.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s the public who support the Donkey Sanctuary, and its volunteers believe that they should be able to spend as much time as they want to enjoying the company of the rescue donkeys, so this is an unrushed and relaxing day out for the whole family. Some of the donkeys you\u0026rsquo;ll meet have worked hard as beach donkeys and in derbies throughout their lives and are now enjoying their retirement in Devon, and some of them have sadder stories, so please donate generously.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.6969,"LocationLongitude":-3.19042,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/donkeys2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/sidmouth/sidmouth-donkey-sanctuary","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/donkeys2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Seaton Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSeaton Beach is a must for those with an interest in dinosaurs and fossils. Often known as the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, the mile long beach at Seaton Bay has been the site of rare fossil finds for centuries, some of which are amongst the most significant in geological history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Jurassic Coast dates back 185 million years, and it\u0026rsquo;s difficult to imagine the cliffs you see today standing in the period when dinosaurs ruled. Whether you choose Seaton Bay beach to enjoy the safe swimming, gently sloping pebble beach or spectacular scenery...keep your eyes peeled for a find.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThese days the closest you\u0026#39;ll get to the dinosaurs is the sight of dogs enjoying the beach, as they\u0026#39;re welcome throughout the year and as the route to access the beach from the road is level it\u0026#39;s not a bad choice for those with pushchairs.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are amenities close to the beach, and it\u0026#39;s worth noting that the car parks can get pretty packed on a warm summer\u0026#39;s day. 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