Hemphaye Cottage

Excellent. Stay here!

Stayed in Hemphaye with friends during wet and windy weather at first, so the excellent facilities here were very much appreciated. On the first day a new big-screen smart TV was delivered. An easy walk to the town with good pubs (especially The Anchor - good beer and food), restaurants and shops, and the walks along the sea front just a step away. Everyone very friendly, the owners Selwyn and Geoff, the locals and the shopkeepers - we spent nearly as much time chatting as shopping! Went to the theater just a street away, and there are posters for all sorts of festivals which we'll have to go return another time for. Easy to visit other parts of Devon and we'll be back!

Ade L - November 2018

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About Hemphaye Cottage

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2

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.

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Fantastic Self Catering Property and Location

September 1st 2018

I stayed here with my husband, daughter and grandparents August Bank Holiday week. The location of the property is a 5-10 minute walk from the seafront. It is set amongst a group of properties Littlecourt Cottages. In every area, this self-catering property is fantastic. You just can't fault the level of detail which has gone into making your stay here excellent. The property was spotlessly clean, beds made up and towels provided. A hamper was provided on welcome with the essentials bread, milk etc. A guided tour provided by the owner who was very welcoming. I'd like to go back, not sure when, but I hope to! Book up fast as I'm sure it is very popular!


The perfect holiday accommodation

July 28th 2018

Had a wonderful holiday staying in hemphaye cottage. You couldn’t want for more. It is very well equipped and we found the place to be spotless. Selwyn and Geoff are the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them from simple recommendations to taking our grocery delivery in prior to our arrival as we were running late! The grounds and gardens are spectacular and we look forward to returning next year.

Michael W

A really great place to stay

July 21st 2018

Hemphaye Cottage is a perfect cottage just a few minutes walk from Sidmouth Promenade. The cottage itself sleeps six comfortably and the lounge and dining room easily cope with six. The owners maintain the cottage to the highest level. This year, our sixth on the run, the kitchen has been refurbished and a new oven installed. In the family bathroom a new shower cubicle has been fitted to give the cottage a genuine premier feel. The owners are very friendly and are happy to offer suggestions for visits to the wider area to enhance the holiday experience. Needless to say, we have already booked again for next year. There is no better place of its type in which to stay in Sidmouth. Many thanks for a great holiday.


The perfect holiday accommodation

July 14th 2018

Had a wonderful holiday staying in hemphaye cottage. You couldn’t want for more. It is very well equipped and we found the place to be spotless. Selwyn and Geoff are the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them from simple recommendations to taking our grocery delivery in prior to our arrival as we were running late! The grounds and gardens are spectacular and we look forward to returning next year.


Tranquil haven

July 7th 2018

We stayed in Hemphaye with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The house has everything you could require in it, the gardens are fantastic and there are an abundance of little places to sit and relax. The house is well situated and within easy walking of Sidmouth and parking was not a problem even with 2 cars between us. The owners were approachable and attentive and I would most definitely recommend anyone staying here


Excellent as always

June 30th 2018

Another stay at our favourite place in our favourite place Hemphaye cottage. Its hard to think of anything else you may need as your every need is catered for. The owners are always helpful but not intrusive and maintain a high standard in all they do. This cottage is in a lovely garden setting just minutes from the sea. Perfect!

Marshall S Winchester,

Comfortable property,excellent location and beautiful gardens.

June 30th 2018

We had a friendly and helpful welcome on arrival. It was lovely to find milk, bread and refreshments ready for us. The owners went out of their way to help us, and it was great to have parking included. The location is very close to beach, garden and shops making it ideal for a family holiday.


Spring break

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

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!

Joyce B

Wonderful place to stay.

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.

v1zetoR Hertfordshire

Lovely cottage in quiet setting

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.

willdp2017, Bournemouth

Excellent place to stay

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.

Michael W, Cardiff,

Peace and quiet beside the sea.

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 !

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.

Gisela & Ralph


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

annie1914656, West Bromwich,

Perfect and peaceful location

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

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.

Progress44, Watford,

Too good not to visit again and again.

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

jackiefell1, Birmingham

Beautiful oasis

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!

Simon T, London,

Beautiful cottage- great stay here as always

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!

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