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Hemphaye Cottage charming 3 story 17th century character cottage
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38 reviews
Hemphaye Cottage charming 3 story 17th century character cottage
Dining Room in a Lantern Conservatory
Kitchen
Lots of areas in the garden to relax and unwind
Shared garden with owners
Shared gardens with owners
Patio Garden
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sidmouth, Devon, England

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Patricia...
West Midlands, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed 30 December 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We had a wonderful family holiday in Oct 14. 7 adults and 3 young children. We had Hemphaye Cottage and The Couch House both were excellent and had everything you require for a self catering holiday. Thank you to the owners Selwyn and Geoffrey they showed us around the cottages and showed us how everything worked, nothing was too much trouble for either of them. The gardens were lovely even in late Oct. We do hope to return.

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Liked best: The friendly welcome
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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funnyjayb...
Wootton Courtenay, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We really enjoyed our stay in Hemphaye Cottage. We wanted to visit Sidmouth and loved the sound of Littlecourt Cottages, but most of the cottages were booked so we ended up in what was substantial accommodation for two people! Hemphaye Cottage was very well equipped and comfortable and had a private feel to it, with a courtyard garden at the rear and a place to sit out at the front. The bathroom was large, and there was another separate shower on the second floor. I particularly liked the gardens, and had a view of a beautiful flowering climber just outside my bedroom window. Selwyn and Geoff were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the gardens. We'd definitely return to stay again. One small thing I would have liked was an ironing board in the cottage - I am a disorganised person who tends to realise something needs ironing when I'm in the middle of getting dressed in the morning, and I couldn't be bothered to go to to a separate building to do it. It would be good to have one available (I spent the holiday looking slightly crumpled). Otherwise, top marks!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Nov 2014
So glad you enjoyed your holiday with us and look forward to welcoming you again.Sorry about the ironing board not being in the cottage. We keep all the laundry equipment in the laundry, next time we can arrange to let you have the board when needed.
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Tim S
Romsey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Perfect hide-away for a late Spring holiday!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We have stayed in nearly all of the Littlecourt Cottages over the years, but Hemphaye is a special favourite. Beautifully appointed and impeccably maintained as they all are, Hemphaye excels with its delightful conservatory-style dining space opening onto a "secret garden" outdoor seating area.
All this is set in the truly splendid Littecourt gardens - featured on TV and in glossy magazines - which always seem, if gardening is your interest, to be evolving new delights.
That the charm of Sidmouth town centre and sea front is just a five minute stroll away makes Littlecourt, and Hemphaye, the perfect hide-away for a late Spring holiday.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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hovis11
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Perfect Winter Retreat”
Reviewed 20 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

In fact, perfect throughout the year. This is a gem of a cottage and Selwyn and Geoff clearly demonstrate their commitment to providing a top quality holiday experience on each occasion we have stayed in this and their other Sidmouth properties

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Your age range 65+
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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Liked best: the secluded location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Hutton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Seasideda...
Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Charming cottage, beautifully positioned and furnished”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed in Hemphaye Cottage early this September and could not have been more pleased. The property is charming - part of a complex of five holiday rentals which make up Littlecourt Cottages. Everything was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished - a home from home - and the kitchen well equipped for self-catering. The complex is situated right in the heart of Sidmouth but is very quiet and each property has its own patio/garden space and also the use of the lovely communal gardens (which the owners Selwyn & Geoffrey keep looking beautiful). I only wished I had booked the cottage for longer - we had such a lovely stay. I would recommend Littlecourt Cottages to anyone who is looking for high quality accomodation in the lovely town that is Sidmouth.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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