Hemphaye Cottage is one of 5 charming self-catering holiday cottages located at Littlecourt Cottages. These luxury Devon holiday properties previously formed a Regency house for the Duke and Duchess of St Albans in the 19th century, but now offer tranquil, fully equipped holiday accommodation on the South Devon coast.
Hemphaye Cottage comprises of an attractive lounge which leads onto a beautiful lantern conservatory dining room and also features a fully equipped kitchen.
Upstairs on the first floor is a twin bedded room with a separate large bathroom and walk in shower cubicle. On the second floor is an ensuite twin bedded room, alongside a further third bedroom with a double bed.
Outside is a private patio garden with furniture, which is located in the stunning gardens at Littlecourt. The gardens have won the Britain in Bloom competition with its array of beautiful plants.
The cottages at Littlecourt are only a short distance from the beach at Sidmouth which sits on the Jurassic Coast. With over 95 miles of coastline to explore along the South West Coast Path, it's an ideal location for walkers.
Hemphaye Cottage or any of the other properties at Littlecourt Cottages are available to rent throughout the year, so for more information or to make a booking please have a look at our website using the link below or call 01395 515279.
Spring break by MB on May 5th 2018
We have stayed at Littlecourt many times ,always in August with the family . This time we booked a last minute break at the very end of April. What a joy to see our favorite place in the Spring. Hemphaye Cottage is maintained to it’s usual high level .As always there were some new items ,kitchen has been refitted and a new three piece suite. As we left Geoffrey was hanging lovely new curtains upstairs. The gardens look stunning with all the Spring flowers.Sidmouth and the surrounding area was a delight at this time of the year.Selwyn and Geoffrey are excellent hosts ,both taking much pleasure from offering a high standard of accomadation and service ,nothing really is too much trouble . This time a much needed”adult break” but we look forward to returning in August with the family. Thank you Selwyn and Geoffrey
We just keep coming back to Littlecourt Cottages by jdj20 on April 21st 2018
We enjoyed our stay in Hemphaye. Cottage is only 4 minutes walk from Town, Beach, Gardens Etc. 2 minutes walk to Bus Stop for Exeter, Lyme Regis or Honiton. Everything that you will need is provided for in the cottage which is spotlessly clean on arrival. Plenty of seating areas in the lovely garden to sit in if required. Nice conservatory dining area in the cottage. We have stayed many times in Littlecourt Cottages over the years and they are so good we just keep coming back!
Wonderful place to stay. by Joyce B on November 25th 2017
Littlecourt situated 5 minutes from the town the seafront, and the theatre. Bus stop right outside . The gardens are truly beautiful. The town has so many little shops that you do not see anywhere else, there are lots of lovely places to eat. There are beautiful views all around. There is a brilliant hairdressers on site. There is always a very warm welcome from Selwyn and Geoffrey.
Lovely cottage in quiet setting by v1zetoR Hertfordshire on September 16th 2017
Lovely cottage in very peaceful setting, yet within walking distance of the town and sea, great food and lovely walks. Can recommend if you want go for walks and enjoy the views or for a quiet and relaxing stay.
Excellent place to stay by willdp2017, Bournemouth on August 26th 2017
We have stayed many times at Littlecourt cottages because they are so good, and so conveniently placed. This year we decided to try out Hemphaye which was completely up to standard with a high standard of decoration and equipment - all you want for a really happy time in Sidmouth. I can't think of anything to criticise - which I guess is why we have come back many times. We always feel right at home. The proprietors, Selwyn and Geoffrey, are unobtrusively on hand should we need anything. The gardens around the cottages are fantastic, and each cottage has its own privacy from the others because of the clever planting and arrangements. We first came with our elderly mother because there is almost flat access from the cottages to the seafront, which is close by, and because everything we needed was provided. We now come back because we have enjoyed staying there so much over the years.
Peace and quiet beside the sea. by Michael W, Cardiff, on July 22nd 2017
Hemphaye Cottage is a great place in which to enjoy a relaxing time beside the sea. The cottage is extremely well furnished and immaculately presented. The owners are warm and friendly and do all they can to help the stay be a success. The cottage is about 5 minutes walk from the seafront and the same from the main street. Sidmouth is a friendly place to visit with nice coffee shops and lots of independent shops to browse in. The highlight for us is our family golf competition on the pitch and put course. We have enjoyed our stay this year and have already booked again for next year. Our thanks must go to Selwyn and Geoffrey and their team. Well done!
Couldn't be better ! by suetenterden on June 24th 2017
Hemphaye is a lovely house in beautiful surroundings. It was spotlessly clean, and well equipped. The location is so central, minutes from the sea and minutes from the town centre. The owners are welcoming and can't do enough to help. The result being we had an excellent holiday and look forward to returning, and wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.
Enjoyable by Gisela & Ralph on May 13th 2017
This has been our 4th visit in Littlecourt Cottages, and once again we have enjoyed our stay. We had a lovely week and we could stroll into Sidmouth being only minutes to the center and the sea. Thank you Selwyn & Geoffrey for making our holidays so enjoyable. With the best wishes from Germany
Perfect and peaceful location by annie1914656, West Bromwich, on April 22nd 2017
Everything within 5 min walk. Owners were friendly and helpful. Cottage very clean and of high standard. Would book again.
First Class by Canyamel121 on October 29th 2016
Quality accommodation in a lovely quiet area of Sidmouth. Everything was immaculate and luxurious with everything you need. A friendly warm welcome by Selwyn and Hazel. Easily accessible into town, perfect location for our week in Sidmouth. Would highly recommend we have already booked for next year.
Too good not to visit again and again. by Progress44, Watford, on October 22nd 2016
The cottage and gardens were first class. Design, maintenance, service and attention to detail were outstanding. Have booked a return visit for next year. Just too good not to visit again
Beautiful oasis by jackiefell1, Birmingham on September 24th 2016
Have now visited this beautiful cottage for three years running and have already booked for next year. The cottage could not be better, characterful while having all modern amenities and is immaculately clean. Everything in Sidmouth is an easy stroll away, including an excellent choice of restaurants, while Hemphaye is in its own oasis of quiet amongst stunning gardens. Selwyn and Geoffrey are perfect hosts, always friendly and helpful. Can't recommend this property highly enough for those who want to get away from busy lives and to ditch the car!
Beautiful cottage- great stay here as always by Simon T, London, on June 11th 2016
Selwyn and Geoffrey run a wonderful cottage and we come back every year because everything is so clean, well-appointed and the gardens are particularly stunning. Another perfect stay!
THE BEST EVER by Godfrey S Warwickshire, on May 21st 2016
Superb accommodation in an unbelievably good location. Mine hosts could not be more friendly and helpful. The perfect place for a holiday.
Absolutely Perfect by Mary L on December 28th 2015
The cottage is very attractive, plenty big enough for six people but still cosy and was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Everything was immaculate and the kitchen probably better equipped than your own! The location is excellent, just a couple of minute's walk to the seafront or centre of town but tucked away in a very quiet street. I would say it's the best rented cottage we have ever stayed in and I would highly recommend it.
It was so good we have booked for next year by cjllbl London on September 12th 2015
The cottage is located in a desirable part of the town.It is very quiet & is set in beautiful gardens. The property has been finished to a high standard. The owners are very helpful, friendly and made us feel very comfortable.
Wonderful place to stay by penelope461725 Warrington, on August 29th 2015
Hemphaye is a lovely cottage, plenty of room very clean and a private garden. Three bedrooms , plenty of space to sit around, beautiful dining area. Have stayed there many times with children and grandchildren and we always vote to come back.
Thoroughly recommended. by Graham J Winchester on July 25th 2015
We enjoyed a nice and relaxed stay at Hemphaye Cottage, where the accommodation is of a high standard. The grounds are also a delight and everything is very well kept and maintained. Selwyn and Geoffrey provided a warm and friendly greeting and were attentive throughout our stay. It is clear that they take great pride in their establishment - it is excellent and very well located to enjoy delightful Sidmouth In Sidmouth there is a delightful seafront and lovely shops. Connaught Gardens, complete with tea shop and with Jacobs ladder down to the sea front are well worth a visit. There are lovely walks along the cliff-tops. Many places to eat - we particularly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and food at Blinis. Many other things to do a short car ride away - Seaton is just along the coast and has a tramway which runs up the valley to Colyton.
Enchanting coupled with excellent value in a superb location by Terry411 on May 30th 2015
Only our 2nd visit just wish we had discovered earlier. Set in fabulous gardens, close to town centre, and short walk to the sea front it really is the most delightful, restful location. Excellent choice of a few cottages, furnished to the highest standard, both the gardens and cottages kept to the highest standards by the owners. Many superb walks close by including the magnificant Jurassic coastline literally on your doorstep, excellent shops and restuarants set in the most delightful Regency resort. It was and is the most enjoyable weeks holiday to choose, can't wait to return. Extra special as my wife is an avid Gardner.
Excellent by Tricia, Paul & Janet on October 25th 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.
A Wonderful Holiday Cottage by funnyjaybird on September 20th 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.
Perfect hide-away for a late Spring holiday! by Tim S, Romsey, on April 19th 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.
A Perfect Winter Retreat by hovis11 Manchester, United Kingdom on February 22nd 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
A relaxing short Winter Break by Libby & Alan, Solihull on January 12th 2014
Just to thank you so much for lovely relaxing break in your beautiful cottage. We were so comfortable. We have stayed in quite a few cottages in different parts of the country and yours is the best. Look forward to visiting again as soon as we can, would love to see the gardens in full bloom.
Sssh. Don't tell anyone this place is fantastic! by BoristheBold_13 on December 27th 2013
Hemphaye Cottage was a delightful place to stay, completely self contained and equipped to a very high standard. It was cosy and comfortable and only a few minutes walk to the seafront. Sidmouth is always a delight and the friendly welcome at Littlecourt made it the perfect place to stay for Christmas. Thank you Selwyn & Geoff.
Could not fault Hemphayes Cottage, excellent accommodation in super resort. by Gwennie44 on October 5th 2013
This must be the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. It was comfortable, tastefully furnished well equipped and felt like home from home . It was in a convenient but quiet situation close to the seafront. We would definitely book there again .
Charming cottage, beautifully positioned and furnished by Seasidedancer Sussex on September 28th 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.
Perfect cottages for a family reunion, loved the gardens! by Katie D on August 24th 2013
We were extremely happy with our stay at Little Court Cottages. The holiday was arranged as a family reunion - 10 people in all. We stayed in Hemphaye, which suited our family perfectly - 2 adults and 3 kids aged 15, 13 and 9. My brother and his family and our Mum stayed in Magnolia which was great as we had easy access between the two cottages. The cottages were clean, very comfortable, well kept, everything in good working order and tastfully decorated. We were especially impressed with the milk and bread on arrival - what a thoughtful touch after a long trip! The gardens and grounds were beautiful too. Everytime we saw Selwyn and Geoff they checked that all was ok - they were very friendly and helpful hosts. We would love to return one day. Highly recommend this property!
A great place to stay and relax in East Devon by Michael W on July 20th 2013
We always receive a warm and friendly welcome from Selwyn and Grahen when we stay at the Littlecourt Cottages. Hemphaye Cottage is beautifully furnised and finished to a very high standard. No-one could ask for more in terms of the facilities in the cottage. Wifi, a good tv, a stereo etc all help to relax you as you plan your next day's activities. The gardens are a great source of pleasure with flowers and aromas in abundance. The outside seating area for "our" cottage is secluded and shaded - perfect for unwinding at the end of a day. Sidmouth is a special place we think and being able to stay in such great surroundings makes our holiday even better. our grandaughter was sad to leave but perked up when we told her we had booked again for next year. A wonderful stay in a wonderful place, managed so well by Selwyn and his team. Well done to all.
Absolutley splendid! by Simon T London, U on June 8th 2013
The rooms were lovely, the gardens beautiful, very quiet and all beautifully decorated. The owners were really friendly and helpful but never intrusive. The facilities were all in tip-top condition and we had a great stay.
Absolutely beautiful cottage and gardens - very relaxing. by Jan W on May 4th 2013
Hemphaye Cottage was lovely and clean and in an ideal setting for a relaxing stay. Selwyn and Geoffrey were very friendly and helpful to everyone. Only downside was Hemphaye is not suitable for the disabled especially as there is no w.c. on the ground floor. However, it did not deter our party and we have booked again for 2014 but for two weeks this time and in Magnolia Cottage which we visited whilst we were there and found much more suited to our needs. Thank you Selwyn for a lovely holiday.
Jewel in the crown by hovis11 Manchester on February 16th 2013
Hemphaye is one of a small collection of cottages in the heart of Sidmouth most of which we have stayed in during the last year or so. They are all beautifully furnished, excellently equipped, spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable, but in our opinion Hemphaye is the jewel in the crown. Set in fine gardens, it is quiet and secluded but only a few minutes' walk to the beach, shops, pubs and restaurants....it's a real gem.
Home from home by BevGloucs on December 29th 2012
Lovely cottage, Very clean, friendly welcome. Fresh bread, milk & a bottle of bubbly were left for us to enjoy. Tiny little comment- no soap on the hand basins.Magazines were kindly left in the lounge. Overall a lovely stay & would return again. Thank you.
Top of the Tree by Brian M, Connahs Quay on November 24th 2012
This is one of the best and well maintained rental cottages you could wish for. We could not find any faults with it with a very good welcome on arrival also any help was quickly dealt with.On the final day we were given a very nice farewell and have safe trip home. ANN & Brian
Perfect cottages, home from home and ideally situated. by LesleyAsh, Lancs on February 18th 2012
Littlecourt cottages are the only holiday lets so far that we have ever recommended to family and friends. So far we have stayed in 2 of the cottages with our 2 young sons and found them to be spotlessly clean and comfortable with everything you could ask for. They are in a great location and within a few minutes of both the beach and town centre with plenty of shops and eating places. The cottages tend to get booked really quick so we missed out last year but we are hoping to return in the near future. The owners are amongst some of the nicest people we have ever met and are always happy to help.
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