Sidholme Hotel

Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

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01395 515104

Holidays at Sidholme Hotel

Sidmouth Folk Week

5th Aug 2017 - 12th Aug 2017

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £560

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104


Join us for this week-long seaside celebration as our Regency coastal resort comes alive to the sights and sounds of Sidmouth Folk Week. The festival is a unique celebration of music, dance and song. The town’s streets and venues host a festive atmosphere as holidaymakers and festival goers join together in a music-based holiday to remember.

Attracting tens of thousands of visitors to over 700 diverse events, there is a promise of ‘something for everyone’ - from top name concerts to family entertainment and colourful dance displays.

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby ,or just unwinding , relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities includes, games,  craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for

Devon,s  Crealy Adventure Park

Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. We are proud to be a park that caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out.


Wildwood Escot

Home to the Kennaway family for over 200 years the Escot of today is setting new standards in recreation with its exciting open access red squirrel encounter where visitors can get up close to these adorable creatures, world-class maze, birds of prey displays, otters and wild boar, unique (and scary!) woodland drop slide, saxon village, indoor playbarn and woodland play areas. There's an intriguing letterboxing trail to try and delicious home-cooked food in our Coach House Restaurant.  Known as the natural place for good reason, wherever you go at Escot you will see peacocks and guinea fowl roaming free and maybe the odd chicken or few! will cross your path too. The magnificent champion trees and woodland paths through daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons are truly beautiful in springtime but whatever the season there is always some aspect of nature to catch your eye and make you stop and wonder for a while. Open all year, we hope you will enjoy the views, the beauty of the park, its quirky playfulness and will leave delighted, inspired and wanting to return again. 

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information

History & Heritage in Devon

3rd Sep 2017 - 8th Sep 2017

Leader(s): Maeve Hamilton Hercod

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £365

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104


Expertly led by our Blue Badge Guide, we will learn everything about Sidmouth and Devon – from its historic natural landmarks to its unique blend of traditional and modern culture – and discover some of the county’s most fascinating sites.

Meet one of our guides....

Maeve Hamilton Hercod

“I have enjoyed living overseas for many years, but whenever I can I love to come back to Devon, the county of my birth. These days I am happily settled in Bath where I have family and work as a guide. My career has taken me from teaching to broadcasting to running sailing courses and many more mundane things along the way, so I hope that all this experience can help me to keep tours running smoothly.”

Your Holiday:

Day 1: 4 September – the English Riviera: Kents Cavern and Agatha Christie’s Torquay 

One of the most important archaeological sites in NW Europe, the early occupants of Kents Cavern discovered - as did later English travellers - that Torquay has a delightful climate.  From here we go down towards the sea and follow in the footsteps of Agatha Christie who spent much of her life on the south Devon coast.

 Day 3: 5 September – Athelhampton, Bridport and West Bay

 Athelhampton House is a gem of medieval architecture with a wonderful topiary garden.  After time to explore we continue to nearby market town of Bridport and finish the day at West Bay where Broadchurch has been filmed.

 Day 3: 6 September – Cotehele and Historic Plymouth

 Hidden away on the Devon bank of the Tamar, Cotehele was home to the Mount Edgcombe family until they moved to nearby Plymouth.  After lunch we follow them there for a cruise of Plymouth

harbour and enjoy the historic Barbican and Hoe, from where Drake first sighted the Spanish Armada.

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information

Music In Autumn

8th Oct 2017 - 13th Oct 2017

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £350

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104


As the days wane, the nights close in and the trees don their vibrant hues, a chill creeps into the air. Leaves take to the air in an elegant dance, pirouetting around the tree trunks to their own orchestral rustling; not the bite of wintry blusters, but just a nip to let us know a new season is at hand. Welcome it with our ‘Music in Autumn’ break, with local talents entertaining you in our magnificent Music Room on select evenings and enjoy the vibrant colours on offer during the day in and around Sidmouth.

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Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information

Autumn Walking

15th Oct 2017 - 19th Oct 2017

Leader(s): Arnold Steeds

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Walking

Ensuite Package Price: £352

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104


Autumn in East Devon is very special – a time of stunning colours when some of the trees compete with the reds of the Triassic cliffs. The varied walking programme on this break will take you through woodlands and the not-to-bemissed delights of contrasting coastal and riverside routes.

The walks for these holidays will be selected from the following: 

1 Circular walk from hotel begins with a steady climb up Salcombe Hill [500 feet] via the coastal path then inland to the Donkey sanctuary. Then to Dunscombe Cliffs and the village of Salcombe Regis.  Back by coastal path. Moderate 7 miles. 

2 Transport to Otterton. Walk to Ladram Bay, coastal path to Otter mouth, then along the river Otter back to Otterton . Circular walk of 5.5 miles, undulating, easy. 

3 Transport to Budleigh Salterton.  Circular walk from seafront inland through Knowle to the old railway line and then a gradual ascent to the cliff tops overlooking Exmouth, then back to Budleigh. 5 miles easy. 

4 Transport to Branscombe village. The walk climbs up through Hazelwood [400 feet], past Beer caves to the village of Beer. Return along spectacular coast path via Beer Head [steady 400 feet climb] and Branscombe Mouth. 6.5 miles moderate. 

5 Circular walk from hotel begins with a steady climb up Bulverton Hill to Salters Cross [600 feet] . Follow the ridge path across Mutters Moor to the coast at Peak Hill. Then back to Sidmouth.  4.5 miles easy after the initial climb. 

6 Transport to Otterton.  Walk along the River Otter to meet the sea and then follow the coast path eastwards via Ladram Bay and High Peak back to Sidmouth.  8 miles moderate.  

7 From hotel a flat stroll along the Byes following the river Sid to Sidford and back. 3 miles easy. 

8  From hotel up to Mutters Moor [600 feet] and down the Otter Valley to Otterton. Return via High Peak [500 feet] and the coast path. 7 miles moderate. 

In addition to these organised walks advice on self-guided alternatives will be available for individuals wishing to walk further on their own, and shorter walks for those who want something gentler. These may involve use of own or public transport. The final choice of led walks for each holiday will depend on the mix of walkers.

What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.

Special Offers

The Lake District, the Peak District, the Wye Valley; each is packed with a wealth of attractions
to keep your whole family entertained this summer
And in case caves, castles, walks and watersports weren't enough to whet your appetite, we're also extending our fabulous children's discounts so your children 10 and under can stay for free!

The offer extends to all our fantastic summer family holidays at Abbot Hall, Lindors Country House and Willersley Castle hotels, so whether it's Cumbria, Derbyshire or the Welsh-English border, that family holiday just got a little bit more appealing.

We have also added a fabulous offer from £60 per person Dinner Bed and Breakfast on selected dates for our Summer family breaks between 15th July to 2nd September at the hotels below.

Abbot Hall Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Lindors Country House Hotel, nr. Lydney, Gloucestershire

Willersley Castle Hotel, nr. Matlock, Derbyshire

Prices on selected dates £60 per person Dinner Bed and Breakfast, 3 night Minimum Stay. Other package options are available to suit your family's particular holiday requirements. Please call the hotels for dates when this offer is available and further details.

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Friend of Sidholme Music Room near £30k target to restore Chandeliers

Friend of Sidholme Music Room are now only £3,000 away from their £30k target to restore seven Osler Glass Chandeliers.


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