Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Sidmouth in the last 12 months from today's date.
Why move to Sidmouth?
Sidmouth is a beautiful town with a regency feel situated on the Jurassic Coast (a world heritage site). Sidmouth is ideal for residents of all ages with plenty to do for all. Resting in the middle of picturesque countryside, Sidmouth is home to stunning beaches suitable for families, many cafes and restaurants as well as unique shopping with many individual shops.
Sidmouth benefits from a variety of sports clubs including Rugby, Football, Cricket, Tennis and Golf. In addition, there are many organised activities for children and teenagers such as gymnastics, dancing, netball, martial arts etc. We have a Leisure centre, gyms and a swimming pool. Sidmouth also benefits from a Cinema and a theatre.
There are schools for all age groups and in addition a private school, which provides boarding and a well attended international school. There are many other social and hobbies groups, with something for everyone. Plenty of pretty walks including the Byes riverside walk which runs along the River Sid from Sidmouth to Sidford, very popular with dog walkers, families and cyclists.
Sidmouth's main road access is via the A3052 coast road. This provides access to Exeter and the M5 motorway 12 miles (19 km) away.
Bus services connect to Exeter up to every half-hour and Sidmouth is also served by AVMT Buses' service 899, which runs from Seaton to Sidmouth via Beer and Branscombe .
Sidmouth is particularly well placed for workers commuting into Exeter, but who perhaps prefer to live outside the city. The nearest train stations are Feniton and Honiton, providing a regular service to London Waterloo or alternatively Exeter provides a regular service to London Paddington. Exeter airport is a short distance away by car (Approximately 15-20 minutes).
Outside of the city centre you will find a mix of traditional housing. Some of the major developers have brought their popular designs in recent years and made modern estates and affordable housing on the fringe of Sidmouth. This has been interspersed with more bespoke developers who have carved out a more of a niche market in terms of design and atmosphere. In the town centre, there are many purpose-built apartment blocks as well as individual houses and bungalows. There are two retirement developments for the over 55’s and over 60’s and a further retirement development in Sidford which completed in 2020. The neighbouring villages of Sidbury and Newton Poppleford have a range of properties including pretty character cottages.
Your Move Edwards has a wide range of property selections available starting from as little as £80,000 up to and over £1m. The popular areas of the town are close to the sea and include the West and East sides of the centre and areas in and around the town centre; these are likely to be around the upper end of the price range. Some of the popular villages close to the centre include Sidford, Newton Poppleford and Sidbury and prices here are similar to Sidmouth.
There is a ready demand for rented accommodation with the average rental level being around £800 per month. For the larger more bespoke properties you could pay between £1,200 and £2,000 a month.
Restaurants and shopping
There is a mix of shopping in the centre with high street chains such as Joules, Fat Face Boots and Salt Rock, rubbing shoulders with more bespoke shops including a traditional department store. Sidmouth attracts many shoppers looking for unique gifts, homewares or who just want to browse at the variety of stores Sidmouth has to offer.
Whether it's dining out at a delicious restaurant, calling into a cosy pub for a hearty lunch, or relaxing in a quaint cafe or tearoom, it's all on the menu in Sidmouth. Indulge in afternoon tea in at one of our sea front hotels or find local seafood at one of our fishmongers.
In the summer months, Sidmouth’s beach is popular with all age groups including families and those who want to participate in water activities such as paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking etc. There is also a local sailing club with a variety of activity groups and an organised annual Regatta weekend. Sidmouth has a second beach called Jacobs Ladder which is Sandy at low tide and by its name features a long ladder from the beach, leading to the beautiful Connaught Gardens.