Described by the late Poet Laureate John Betjeman as “seductive Sidmouth by the sea/Older and more exclusive than Torquay, Sidmouth in Devon,/you’re the town for me!”

Located on part of the world famous Jurassic Coast, it is a delightful, unspoilt, genteel resort town situated in and along the lovely Sid Valley in East Devon. It has retained much of its Regency and Victorian charm and character and is well served by a range of amenities including both private and state schools, hospital, theatre, cinema, golf course, swimming pool, sports centre, supermarkets and a town centre with a wealth of interesting, individual shops.

Sidmouth has a wide appeal both to families, looking to raise the children in a safe and healthy environment, and older people seeking an idyllic place by the sea to which they can retire. Sidmouth is also well placed for transport links, lying within 15 miles of Exeter and the M5 and within just 10 miles of Exeter airport, Honiton and the A30 link road. The Guardian featured Sidmouth in recent years its Weekend magazine and the writer stated that they could think of “not one little thing” against moving there.

Owing to its eternal appeal and excellent reputation houses prices in Sidmouth are more expensive than in most nearby resort towns and certainly considerably higher than those just a few miles inland. Due to steady demand values tend to hold up better than other parts of the country although, equally, price rises tend to be more measured because they are not recovering from previous vast falls. Detached bungalows are particularly popular and can command prices in excess of £500,000 for a two bedroom example in very good condition situated on the favoured east or west side of the valley.

A standard detached bungalow in less good condition in the Woolbrook area or similar part of the town may sometimes be purchased for £300,000. Detached houses of four bedrooms or more can range from £350,000 to in excess of £1,000,000 depending on location, condition and plot size. In general, the closer to the sea front, especially on the eastern and western slopes, then the price of the property increases exponentially.

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