Around Sidmouth

Sidmouth and the surrounding Devon area is steeped in history and charm, Come and see, click on the 'Home & Availability' pages above to see our Luxury 5 Star Self Catering Accommodation. We offer fantastic accomodation at a highly competative fee structure, drop us an email we would love to help!




Jurassic Coast


The whole of the East Devon area falls within the natural World Heritage Site (since 2001), Sidmouth is well placed as a base to explore this enchanting ancient coastal area. World Heritage status places the area on a par with many world class sites such as the Great Barrier Reef / Galapagos Islands and the Grand Canyon. Bulverton House accommodation is only one mile from the sea front and the main coastal road (A3052), a perfect setting for your holiday.




In adition there are a myriad of footpaths for the keen walkers among you, both along the coastal route and through the countryside. Bulverton House is on the rural edge of Sidmouth, a stone’s throw from many pathways and intriguing areas ~




If golf is you forte then look no further than Sidmouths own golf course, Bulverton House  is located only a mile or so from the course which is on the side of Peak Hill, commanding fine views over the valley and out to sea.








The Norman Lockyer Observatory is located at the top of Sidmouths Salcombe hill, on the opposite side of the valley from Bulverton House (a five minute drive). I am sure this will prove a most interesting visit for the scientifically minded (and those just interested in the picturesque scenery and history of the site)





Sidmouths Folk Festival, in late July-early August each year is a fantastic spectacle that transforms the town with hundreds of performers and events staged at a range of venues throughout the town. Bulverton House is uniquely placed to exploit this event located on the well-trodden route (as all you folk lovers will know) between Sidmouths Bulverton camp site & marquee and the town.




Darts Farm


Located towards Topsham and well worth a visit is Darts Farm, home of local Westcountry food and drink and beautifully crafted, luxury gift, home and lifestyle products. Darts Farm has blossomed to become what is today - a nationally regarded local food hub, selling the produce of hundreds of the regions local food and drink producers. 



Local Sidmouth Shopping


Sidmouth town has a great range of independent traders/retailers, additionally located on the edge of the town is a large Waitrose facility.






A little further afield from Sidmouth (15 miles) you find the Cathedral city of Exeter which has its own host of attractions, and makes a splendid day trip. Bulverton House is located one mile from the main Exeter link road.







Enjoy the world-class Beech Hedge maze, explore the woodlands and discover hidden playgrounds. Test your nerve on the Forest Dropslide and meet our cheeky family of otters, wild boar and red squirrels. Younger children will be thrilled by the indoor play barn and everyone will enjoy excellent home-cooked lunches and snacks served in the Coach House Restaurant. For those that wish to enjoy the Devon countryside there are plenty of picnic spots and quiet places to admire the views.




Located between Sidmouth and Exeter (access easily from Bulverton House) is the Westpoint arena the largest exhibition/venue in the south west region. A range of local and inter/national events are regularly staged here.


Manor Pavilion


The theatre seats 277 and is now open all year round, During the year, local amateur and professional companies present a wide range of weekly and one night productions covering all aspects of entertainment. The venue has great local support and also attracts visitors from all areas of Devon, Somerset and much further afield. The Theatre has its own bar for drinks before and during the performances and a warm welcome awaits you, as your entertainment is our passion!



Kennaway House


Built in 1805, the year of Trafalgar, Kennaway House is a handsome Regency mansion standing in its own grounds at the heart of Sidmouth. After a £1 million restoration carried out in 2008-2009, Kennaway House and its gardens offer an historic and beautiful setting for many purposes, the main Regency floor provides impressive gallery space for art and other exhibitions.


Just a small taste of many fine places to visit and experiences to be had while you stay at Bulverton House.............!