We had a lovely stay here with our children aged 4 and 18 months.
The parking worried us initially, however it seems to be the case Sidmouth-wide and we found a road (Riverside) about a 5 minute walk away which crossed over a ford and the children loved watching the cars splash through it. And it was actually quite nice having a short walk in the mornings that we used the car. So don't let the parking put you off!!
Maybe worth mentioning that the twin bedroom door is right opposite the top of the staircase. If I'd known I probably would have brought a stairgate as our 4 year old sometimes goes to the loo in the night, but other than that the layout of the cottage is perfect and very safe for small children.
The area was lovely with lots to do and the cottage had everything we needed and was very comfy and cosy.
I'd definitely recommend this cottage and would stay here again.
Thank you for a lovely stay! more