The more energetic can always climb the 500 feet high Peak Hill to enjoy the magnificent panorama Sidmouth and the coast far below. In the other direction is the equally commanding Salcombe Hill whilst inland are green hills of the pretty Sid Valley. Alternatively there is always a gentler stroll around town, through the park and gardens and along the seafront. This is linked by a walkway to the western beach at Jacob’s Ladder and through Connaught gardens The Sid valley surrounding the town typifies breathtaking rural Devon scenery, and at its heart is an area of parkland known as The Byes. This beautiful National trust parkland follows the River Sid as it gently meanders to the sea, ideal for young and old with grassy areas for ball games, cycling or just quiet reflection.
Once a relatively small fishing village, Sidmouth became a fashionable resort for the gentry in the early 19th century. The town’s numerous fine Georgian and Regency villas and mansions are now mostly hotels, but have lost none of their charm in the conversion, until the fashion for coastal resorts grew in the Georgian and Victorian periods of the 18th and 19th centuries. It is easy to see why John Betjeman described Sidmouth as ‘A town caught still in a timeless charm’, ‘ Thus Sidmouth looked and hundred years ago, still much the same, it lies these hills below’
The Kingswood & Devoran Hotel was formerly the Sidmouth brine baths, and previously one the seafront lodging houses, a Georgian storey bow window house. It was demolished in 1893 and replaced by hot and cold Brine baths, and later turned into the Kingswood Hotel -so we are long associated with restoring vigor to weary bodies.
Looking for a family gathering or a good old work Christmas knees up? The festive season is almost upon us, Dukes and the Kingswood & Devoran and serving up some scrumptious Christmas feasts. Menus from £19.
From 1 November - 24 December
We have partnered up with the very lovely people at Jala flow Yoga offering Yoga Retreats in Sidmouth.
Usually over three days, you will be able to design your own yoga retreat experience according to your own need and time. The lovely setting of the majestic Sidmouth and its stunning sea atmosphere will accompany you in a rejuvenating spiritual journey to momentarily escape from your busy life aswell as enjoying a relaxing stay with us. Contact Jalaflow directly on 01395 512277.
From 16 September
Kingswood & Devoran Hotel or Hotel Elizabeth.
Seaview twin or double £130 a night B&B
Non seaview rooms £110 a night B&B
From 21 October - 31 October
Four nights for the price of three in October & November, enjoy four night’s dinner, bed and breakfast from £438 per room per stay for a double / twin room.
Offer available on selected rooms
From 1 October - 14 November
The town is packed full of independent shops and full of seasonal atmosphere. Throughout Nov & Dec our four night break allows you to combine relaxation with a spot of Christmas shopping. Our break includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast, morning coffee, afternoon tea and on the last evening a six course dinner and a carol singalong. Prices from £415 for a double or twin room.
From 16 November - 20 December
Devon EX10 8AT
T 01395 513503
F 01395 578000
The Kingswood & Devoran Hotel
Devon EX10 8AX
T 01395 513151 (516367)
F 01395 579929
Devon EX10 8AR
T 01395 513503
F 01395 578000