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The Groveside Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Vicarage Road, Sidmouth EX10 8UQ , England
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Ranked #6 of 34 Sidmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Groveside Guest House is a 1910 Edwardian jewel in the lovely town of Sidmouth, owned and operated by Lin & Alan Fryer since 2005. During this time, they have upgraded the entire house with each clean, comfortable room themed and including an ensuite. Parking on site is a bonus. The service was exceptional and the full English breakfast enough... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed with Lyn and Alan at The Groveside for many years as it is the best B&B we know of. The décor is constantly being upgraded by Alan and each comfortable room is different. The breakfasts are amazing, Lyn will go out of her way to provide guests with practically any cooked combination imaginable, I was offered smoked... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely B&B which has a few extra touches to set it apart. The owners Lin & Alan are friendly and welcoming and everything has been well thought out to make your stay more comfortable. On arrival Lin takes your breakfast order for the next day but there is a whiteboard in the hall where you can then... More

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Woodstock, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a friendly reception by both Lin and her husband, Alan. They are clearly people who like what they do - and they do it very well indeed. We wouldn't hesitate to return here next time we visit Sidmouth. By the way, I especially recommend the porridge at breakfast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would recommend this family run B&B without hesitation. We were made to feel at home from the minute we arrived. Comfortable room with en suite, free parking, gardens. Lovely breakfast. Friendly hosts. What more could we ask?

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was our second visit to Groveside and once again we were not disappointed. The rooms have everything you need and are very clean. Breakfast is fantastic, loads of choice and cooked to perfection. Once again Alan and Lin were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The b&b is situated a short walk from the sea front and... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We decided to spend a couple of days in Devon and picked the Groveside mainly on where it was. However on arrival we discovered that location isn't everything, what we got was beyond our expectations. Firstly there was the welcome pot of tea and home made cake served in the summerhouse in the garden - much better than the make... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When it comes to B&B's they don't come much better than the Groveside....despite arriving before midday (with the intention of asking whether we could leave the car there before strolling into Sidmouth) we were told our room was ready. The welcome was very friendly and this remained throughout are stay. The breakfast is good and the garden is a delight... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We enjoyed another perfect stay at The Groveside in May. Once again we were given the warmest welcome by Alan and Lin. Our week in Sidmouth is made perfect when we stay at The Groveside and their faultless attention to detail. Our room is very comfortable, well equipped and the level of cleanliness is of a high standard, the décor... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a friendly B&B in Sidmouth’s main drag it’s literally 5 minutes from the sea but far enough to be quiet and peaceful. The breakfast is good and the rooms are well equipped with everything you would expect in a B&B and more wait till you see the ‘Oh no bag’ I’ll leave that as a surprise.

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Address: Vicarage Road, Sidmouth EX10 8UQ , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Groveside Guest House 4*
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AA rated 4 Gold Star. The Groveside, a charming Edwardian Guest house, provides quality bed and breakfast accommodation within a few minutes level walk from the Regency town centre of Sidmouth and the intriguing views of the Jurassic coastline. A Guest house with a Contemporary charm etched with a traditional twist, the Groveside is all about comfort and flair combining attention to detail with a professional service; Alan and Lin are very proud of the restful, friendly atmosphere; Guests have access to their rooms at all times and we offer a comfortable elegant lounge in which to relax, peruse the morning paper, chat with friends, read a book or even have a little nod in front of the warming fire after a days activity exploring the wonderful coastline of Sidmouth, Devon. Our modern and spacious dining room is the setting for a leisurely traditional breakfast and the recently introduced soup and sandwich suppers. All our food is bought locally and combines the promise of organic, fair trade and fresh ingredients. Our breakfast are there to set you up for the day and we cater for most dietary needs including vegetarian/vegan, dairy free and non wheat. Our aim at the Groveside is to make your stay with us as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Last year saw the introduction of our guest garden and a BBQ is available for you to use for you and your friends. This year we refurbished our single room and upgraded other rooms with beds and linen. We have also introduced the ONO bag plus the use of dressing gowns and slippers. Ladies are given a personal welcome pack. ... more   less 
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