An entrance hall leads to a most attractive and tastefully furnished dining room with a separate fully fitted kitchen and a separate living area.

On the first floor there are two spacious en-suite bedrooms. If required we can link the twin beds in one bedroom making a 6ft double.

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86 Responses to “Courthaye”

Geoff & Judith says:

‘ Over the years since they opened,we have stayed in all five cottages, sometimes twice a year and have always found them to be very well appointed, furnished to the highest quality with the utmost attention to detail. Similar comments apply to the gardens in that no expense has been spared regarding the layout and content.’

David and Annelies says:

All the cottages are gems. Each has kept faithfully to the unique feel of this unspoiled Devon town, where it is easy to feel the past only became the past a moment or so before.Yet each cottage has every possible up-to-the-moment convenience, and all entirly unobtrusive. All this is down to the delightful owners, Geoffrey and Selwyn. Their superlative taste and clever design is felt no less in the setting – a prize-winning garden which is a haven of peace. Our time here each summer is a week not to be missed. There are six of us, and we have come every year since the cottages opened. Each time it becomes just that little bit harder to leave.

Astrea & Stuart Harrison says:

A perfect location, warm & comfortable. Wish we were here for longer than a week.
Astrea & Stuart, Ribble Valley, Lancashire 26th February 2011

Sam and Linda Carpenter says:

We chose Littlecourt Cottages after looking at many, many different options online. Since we were coming from the USA we weren’t sure what to expect, but once we arrived we were delighted to see that we chose our vacation rental well. Courthaye Cottage lived up to all of our expectations. It was attractively furnished, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and the gardens were beautiful. If we have the good fortune to return to Sidmouth, we will definitely stay at Littlecourt Cottages again.
Sam and Linda Carpenter, Bend, Oregon, USA

Dave, Emily and Oliver Tulloch says:

Hi Selwyn and Geoffery

Just a small note to say that it was well worth the wait….. we have been coming to Sidmouth for Easter for a good many years now and your cottages have always been fully booked until this year….

And it was definitely worth waiting for from the privacy of the beautifully kept grounds to the luxury and cleanliness of the cottage, we were thrilled and felt really at home and relaxed.

Needless to say from now on we will be booking well in advance from now on

Thank you both so much for the cottage and your helpful, friendly and welcoming nature


Teresa Richards says:

Hi Selwyn and Geoffery

Thanks you so much for the wonderful cottage it was fantastic, clean and warm just perfect. The distance to the beach is also perfect.

I had a fantastic time and just hope that Dave and Emily invite me to stay again next year

Many thanks it was perfect xx


John and Jill Gale says:

Having just returned from yet another lovely week’s holiday in Courthaye Cottage with the family, we would like to recommend Littlecourt Cottages as superb accommodation for anyone wishing to visit this beautiful part of Devon. The cottages are furnished to the highest standard and every year some upgrade takes place. Selwyn and Geoff have created a most attractive garden which is a haven of tranquility, and we understand why it continues to win lst prize in the Britain in Bloom competition. We have rebooked Courthaye again for next year, when we know we will receive the usual warm welcome from Selwyn and Geoff.

Roger & Barbara Bryant & Veronica Slavin says:

4th – 11th June 2011
Another lovely week even though the weather not so good.
Looking forward to our next visit. Thanks Selwyn & Geoff

Diana & Richard says:

11th – 18th June 2011
So clean & comfortable and the gardens lovely as always.We always tell our friends and family how lovely the place is. Thank you so much Selwyn & Geoff.
Love Diana & Richard
Harrowgate, Yorkshire

Eileen & Louise Kingsbridge & Plymouth Devon says:

Another enjoyable and relaxing week here at Littlecourt. We have completely fallen for Courthaye, so comfortable, such a lovely outlook – and good weather too! Thank you Selwyn & Geoff, we hope to see you again next year.

Ann & Graham Yeldon says:

16th – 23rd July
We have really enjoyed our first visit to Courthaye at Littlecourt and look forward to visiting again in the future. The cottage is very comfortable and beautifully kept. The gardens are delightful with so many unusual plants.

Lorna,Maurice & Joan from Derbyshire says:

23rd – 30th July 2011
It’s not surprising that people keep returning to Littlecourt. We were very impressed with the friendly welcome and beautiful accommodation, not to mention the stunning garden. We’ve has a womderful week and hope to return!!

Michael &Penny Parker & Philomena says:

A very enjoyable return visit. Unobtrusive luxury! And all this a great credit to SELWYN & Geoff. A very civilised place in which to contemplate the vagaries of the Devonian monsoons! We hope to return.

Ann, Margaret & Joanne, Wirral & Bristol says:

3rd -10th Sept 2011
Another enjoyable week at Littlecourt, weather could have been better, but we got out and about. Thanks to Selwyn & Geoff for making it all possible.

Tim & Penny Sullivan, Romsey says:

Sept 10 th – 17th 2011
Our 8th stay in Littlecourt, have booked for next year-says it all. Lucky to have a fine week & even swam in the sea. So pleased that Neil’s restaurant is back for superb seafood. Lots to see and do here & nearby. Topsham interesting & Otterton Mill ( great for lunch). Gardens here lovely as ever. Also recommended-a walk up the Byes to Margaret’s Meadow. Theatre round the corner very good, especially when Selwyn & Geoff are in a show ( usually every Easter & October. Thanks to all.

Nick and Colin says:

This was our first stay at Littlecourt (Courthaye Cottage)and it exceeded all our expectations. We were very impressed by the website which, for a change these days, didn’t disappoint us! This really is an idyllic place to stay and their dscription as “Luxury accommodation” is accurate!
There were 4 of us and we found everything we needed in the cottage and it was all spotlessly clean and VERY comfortable. Even if the weather is not too good the cottages are great to just “live in” and enjoy these beautiful surroundings.
It really is just a minute or two stroll into both the town and seafront and there are some lovely restaurants, all easily walkable.
For a week or two to relax and enjoy the seaside I cannot think of anywhere in the UK which can top this.

Tim & Lynda Longhurst & Chris says:

We stay at Littlecourt Cottages every year but this was our first time in Courthaye. As with all the others it was clean and comfortable and most relaxing.

Selwyn and Geoffrey have got it just right – it is indeed a home from home and a haven of tranquility.

Look forward to our stay next year – we are booked already!

Christine and Andy says:

We were most impressed with Courthaye cottage. Any party of four seeking to get away from it all and relax in welcoming, luxuriously appointed, comfortable and spacious accommodation set within tranquil gardens in this unspoiled seaside town need look no further.

John & Angela says:

Having lived in Sidmouth for many years we realised what we missed when we moved away. Our stay at Courthayes was taken at an unpopular time of year but was perfect, easy walking distance of the town and esplanade,delightful gardens, furnished with wonderful taste.Well done Selwyn and Geoffrey, we will return soon.

Val and Peter Truslove says:

Our eighth stay at wonderful Littlecourt. Almost a secondhome for us now.
The same superb standard and friendly wecome. Many thanks Selwyn and
Geoffrey. We look forward to our next visits in April and July.

December 29th 2011 at 3.15pm

Adrian & Jean Brown says:

This was our first stay at Littlecourt. Courthaye proved to be a 5-star property in a
5-star town. We have already booked to return later this year which says all you need to know about the excellent environment Selwyn and Geoffrey have created in this idyllic spot.

Emma B. says:

We recently stayed at Courthaye for the first time and were very impressed. The cottage was very clean and had all the facilities that we could ask for. The welcome was very friendly and relaxed. Our first stay but hopefully not our last!

Marjorie,Peter and Joan says:

This was our first visit to Sidmouth and we were so please that we chose Littlecourt Cottages, Courthaye Cottage is beautiful, spotlessly clean, so comfortable and very homely. The gardens are just amazing very peaceful and so relaxing after a long day exploring this lovely part of Devon. We would like to thank Selwyn and Geoffrey for such a warm welcome and for their kindness and friendliness. We have had a wonderful Holiday and can’t wait to show our family and friends the lovely photo’s we have taken of littlecourt cottages. We hope to return.

Eileen Clare & Carl, Kingsbridge says:

21st – 27th April 2012
So keen to return to Courthaye that we arrived a week too soon and in a very heavy rain/hail storm. Never mind, time for it to improve by the 21st. – it didn’t and has been rather damp all week but who cares, we love this cottage and its comfort, and the care and hospitality shown by Selwyn and Geoff. Looking forward to the next time.

Jean & Michael, Karen & Michael Huddersfield says:

21st July – 4th August 2012
We were so lucky for our first weekwas simply lovely, hot and sunny with clear blue skies. The girls were on the beach and in the sea every day. Second week cooler but we have all had a wonderful time in Courthaye Cottage

Carol, John, Rob & Liz Duesbury, Cumbria says:

4th – 11th August 2012
Littlecourt Cottages are a credit to you both. Courthaye was beautiful, spotlessly clean & situated in a great location. We had a fabulous week and are sure we will return soon. Thank you Selwyn & Geoffrey – cannot imagine staying anywhere else in Sidmouth.

The Reynolds Family says:

Our family’s ninth annual visit to lovely regency Sidmouth. These immaculate cottages and picture-perfect gardens have been the ideal home. There surely can be nothing to compare – Selwyn and Geoffrey’s faultless service, the tip-top condition, the comfort and convenience of everything (right down to a sophisticated hair salon right on the premises!) Thank you Littlecourt – we shall keep coming!

Phil, Penny & Michael (Lewes & Haywards Heath) says:

11/8/12 to 18/8/12
Once again a lovely, comfortable stay in Courthaye – a perfect base to enjoy exploring Sidmouth which we know so well already, but continue to discover new places! Thank you

Ann, Margaret & Joanne says:

1/9/12 – 8/9/12
Had another lovely week in Courthaye nicely updated. Weather has been lovely. Thanks to Selwyn & Geoff & staff for the care & hospitality shown.

Alison & Peter - Clevedon says:

Thank you for another wonderful week. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and home from home. We will be back again and again. Thank you all.

Graham, Doreen & Sylvia, (Cheshire) says:

22/9/12 to 6/10/12
We have enjoyed yet another 2 weeks in “Courthaye”. The weather this time has been mixed but has not prevented us from getting out and about. Looking forward to next year when hopefully, we shall be here again, Thank you Selwyn & Geoffrey and all your staff who help to maintain your very high standards.

Eileen, Clare & Louise, (Kingsbridge) says:

6/10/12 to 13/10/12
After a wet week in April, we hoped for an Indian Summer in October; no such luck, probably Devon’s wettest week for many years! But, with such warm and comfortable surroundings, Hazel’s smile of welcome, a cracking show to enjoy on Saturday night, what more could we want. Some planned outings were ‘washed out’ but we ate well and just enjoyed a leisurely time together. Very many thanks to Hazel and all the staff here, and of course, to Selwyn & Geoff

Phil & Jean Brown, Leics. says:

3/11/12 – 10/11/12
After numerous visits to Littlecourt this was our first time in Courthaye and it certainly did not disappoint. We enjoyed a very comfortable and relaxing week. The cottage the gardens and local outings were as super as ever. Many thanks to Selwyn & Geoff

Adrian & Jean (Buxton) says:

10th to 17th November 2012
Once again, Courthaye proved to be the ideal home from home for the last week… perfect in fact, that we’re not going home….we’re just moving next door!

Josie & Mary, Birmingham says:

24thNov to 1st Dec 2012
Thank you so much for our lovely holiday. It really was a pleasure. Cottage lived up to the hype and spotless with everything to hand. Couldn’t fault it, really would love to come again next year, fingers crossed that spaces available. Sidmouth really is a relaxing place and feel totally chilled. Really don’t want to go back to work next week. Thanks again

The Barratts, (Essex) says:

Christmas 2012
A wonderful place to spend Christmas- we loved Courthaye, so beautifully decorated and so comfortable. We really don’t want to go home! We certainly hope to return to Littlecourt.

Peter & Sue Ryles says:

My family and I spent Easter week 2013 in Courthaye cottage. As usual It was excellent. The rooms were well appointed, clean and warm with plenty of room for our two young grandchildren.
We have booked yet again for next Spring.

Peter and the family

Cindy & Malcolm Smith, Derbyshire says:

Jan 26th- Feb 2nd 2013
What a really beautiful cottage, everything wonderful as usual! It makes it difficult to go home! We really love Sidmouth and we can’t thank Selwyn & Geoffrey and all their staff who prepare the cottages, the best ever, spotlessly clean and so cosy!! We look forward to coming again. A big thank you to everyone.

Margaret, Vic & Mark, Stoke-on-Trent says:

1/3/13 – 7/3/13
Thanks again Selwyn & Geoffrey for a lovely stay. The cottage is beautiful and a very peaceful retreat. We have enjoyed ourselves so much we don’t want to go home. Hope to come back later in the year. We will recommend the cottage to everyone.

Hilary & Geoff Harvey- Solihull says:

March 9th to 16th 2013
This is our first visit to Littlecourt and we were made so welcome by both Selwyn & Geoffrey. We are very impressed with the cottages and Courthaye is beautifully furnished and so comfortable and cosy. What a lot of thought and hard work has gone into making the cottages so lovely and tastefully laid out. The gardens are beautifully kept and it was nice to share Hazel’s enthusiasm about the plants and shrubs. as she toiled away. Thank you so much Selwyn & Geoffrey, We certainly hope to come again.

Liz, Norman & Doreen White, Wimborne & Pinner Middlesex says:

13th – 20th April 2013
How lovely to see one magnolia tree come into bloom in one delightful garden during our stay. Courthaye was so comfortable and ideally suited to our needs. We would love to come again!

the 3 Conners says:

Very spacious comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage.
Enjoyed our 1st visit to Littlecourt and Sidmouth. very much.
Have already booked our 2014 Autumn break
Thankyou Selwyn and Geoffrey

michael &gerldine fern cheltenham says:

Thank you Selwyn & Geoff for a lovely stay in Courthaye , very well equipped and comfortable .Looking forward to our next visit in Sep. 2014

Tommy & Sheila O'Brien, Ireland says:

27th April 2013
Thank you to Selwyn& Geoffrey for a lovely stay in this beautifully appointed cottage.

Ronnie & John, Burnham on Sea says:

7th May 2013
An absolute gem of a cottage. We have all enjoyed our stay at Courthaye very much and would love to return. Many thanks.

John & Jill Gale, Wendy & Derek Haywood says:

18th May – 24th May 2013
Yet another very happy week here at Courthaye Cottage. We appreciate the new enhancements – so comfortable here, as ever. Looking forward to next year’s visit already! Thank you Selwyn & Geoff

Ed, Sarah, Sophie & Poppy, Bath says:

25th May – 2nd June 2013
Our first stay and we would like to say a big thank you to Selwyn & Geoffrey. The gardens are beautiful and the fish are a big hit with the girls. We have really enjoyed our stay in Sidmouth and will definitely be coming back.

June & Les Coles, Woodford Green says:

1st – 8th June 2013
This is our third visit to Littlecourt and, once again, we have had a relaxing holiday in this beautiful, immaculate cottage and gardens. We look forward to returning here. Thank you Selwyn & Geoffrey.

Graham, Doreen & Sylvia says:

8th – 22nd June 2013
This is our 7th visit to Courthaye. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage once again. Thank you Selwyn & Geoffrey

Brenda, Jeff, Michael & Jenny, Cheadle says:

6 – 20 July 2013
We have very much enjoyed our 1st visit to Courthaye and Sidmouth and so glad we followed up the recommendations of friends. Thank you Selwyn & Geoffrey for your warm welcome and kind help.

Woodcock & Pearson family, Yorkshire says:

20 July – 3rd August 2013
Another lovely stay at Littlecourt. Dishwasher at last, brilliant, home from home. Already looking forward to next year. Thanks again Selwyn, Geoffrey & Hazel

Valerie & Peter, Taunton says:

24th – 31st August 2013
Thank you Selwyn & Geoffrey, once again, I think this is our “12th visit” – for another memorable stay and as always we look forward to our next visit.

Michael & Geraldine Fern says:

28/9/13 – 5/10/13
Many thanks for our stay, the cottages are lovely and we have so enjoyed our week at Littlecourt, see you again soon.

Laura & Ron Newman says:

28/9/13 – 5/10/13
Our first visit to Littlecourt, we were very impressed, the cottage is beautiful and so comfortable. The gardens out of this world, thanks so much Selwyn & Geoffrey for making us so welcome.

Wendy & Joan says:

5/10/13 – 12/10/13
Such a beautiful & comfortable home from home, so clean & fresh – everything just perfect. Your attention to detail amazing. We have had a very restful week. We shall see you again, it’s a must!!

Derek & Brenda, Wales says:

12.10.13 to 19.10.13
Had a lovely week, a beautiful place, very clean and welcoming. Hazel looked after us very well. Selwyn & Geoff are lovely, very helpful. Looking forward to coming back next year for 4 weeks, can’t wait.

Phil & Jean, Leicester says:

2nd to 9th October 2013
Another very enjoyable and relaxing holiday in wonderful surroundings and an immaculate cottage. Many thanks to Selwyn & Geoffrey

Joyce & Alan, Ewell says:

9/11/13 – 22/11/13
Thanks you Selwyn & Geoff for another lovely relaxing holiday. Everything was immaculate in Courthaye as usual, it is like home from home.It was a real bonus that we were able to have another week.Many thanks again to you both. Looking forward to our next visit.

Clare & Rod Harding says:

23 – 30/11/13
Our first visit to Littlecourt – we love this cottage! Everything about it is first class – thank you. Will be returning in 2014 and probably every year thereafter as many your guests seem to do!

Gail & Steve, South Wales says:

28th Dec 2013 – 4th January 2014
Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing week in your beautiful holiday cottage. It really is “home from home” and you have thought of everything to make your guests so comfortable. A perfect start to 2014. Being here for the wild storm and high tide was an added bonus for me as my personal “bucket list” to go wave watching…from a safe distance(of course!) Thank you Selwyn & Geoff for a marvellous holiday and hope to see you soon … and your wonderful garden.

Adrian & Jean Brown says:

Yet again, another perfect stay in Courthaye……enough said!
Many thanks to Selwyn, Geoff and team for providing an excellent winter retreat

Jill & John Gale/Derek & Wendy Haywood says:

Another fantastic week in Courthaye cottage – we have lost count of the holidays we have spent at Littlecourt and are already looking forward to May, 2015! As comfortable as ever and great to see you both again – many thanks, Selwyn and Geoff!

Una and Jim Chattaway says:

We had a wonderful week in Courthaye Cottage. Everything you could need for a perfect holiday. Selwyn and Geoffrey made us very welome and nothing was too much trouble. The garden was looking beautiful and we enjoyed just sitting and admiring it whilst planning where to go, or having our pre evening meal drink. It was a great holiday and we were so glad we chose to stay at Littlecourt. We have already booked for next year.

Val and Peter Taunton says:

Home again after another peaceful and comfortable stay our 14th I think
Thankyou Selwyn and Geoffrey for keeping such a high standard. The gardens
were a picture a positive haven. We look forward to seeing you in April next

Angela, Beryl & Eileen, Basingstoke says:

Thank you for the warm welcome.We have enjoyed staying at Courthaye and pleased to share such a delightful garden. It is the first time ever we have re-booked for a further stay while still away, and will look forward to staying in Magnolia

Michael, Jean, Karen & Michael, Huddersfield says:

19th July to 2nd August 2014
Another lovely holiday here at Littlecourt. Lucky with the weather, it has been hot, hot hot! what more could you want. Courthaye Cottage just as good as ever and the dishwasher a godsend

Reynolds family, Walton on Thames says:

22 Aug 2014
Thank you for a wonderful 11th holiday in Littlecourt. We just love it here and you always make us so welcome. P.S Can’t fault the cottages

Margaret, Ann & Joanne says:

30th Aug – 6th Sep 2014
Another enjoyable week at Courthaye with many thanks to Geoffrey & Selwyn who make you very welcome

Alison & Peter says:

Thank you Geoffrey & Selwyn for a great weeks holiday. Looking forward to seeing you next year

Lynda & Tim says:

Thank you both for a wonderfully relaxing stay. No wonder we keep coming back – It’s a real tonic staying here

Joyce & Cynthia, Chichester says:

27 Sept 2014
Another wonderful week at Littlecourt and you even laid on perfect Summer weather, it was exactly what was needed.We loved the alterations – very nice, and the garden was even more beautiful than ever. The welcome and care you always show us always makes our stay very special. Thank you

John & Janet, W.Yorkshire says:

27 Sep – 4th Oct 2014
I wish we’d discovered Littlecourt Cottages years ago, what fantastic properties. We’ve stayed in Courthaye for this week and on arrival it was immaculately clean, with everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Selwyn & Geoffrey are so welcoming and pleased to help with any queries. I do hope we can return.

Pauline & Tom Birmingham says:

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Courthaye and cannot fault your attention to detail. Thank you for making us feel so welcome

Mike & Ann, Kidderminster says:

4th – 11th Oct 2014
We have had another fantastic holiday at Sidmouth, helped along the way by this fabulous cottage, We are assured of a warm welcome by Selwyn & Geoff each time we visit. We can’t fault the cottage, it’s just perfect.

Clare & Rod, Basingstoke says:

18-25 Oct 2014
We love Sidmouth and Courthaye Cottage. Another great week, thanks.

Cindy & Malc says:

1st Nov 2014
Why do we come back time and time again, because we love it here!! Thank you so much.

Phil & Lesley, St.Marys says:

8 -15 Nov 2015
A week in Hemphaye and now a week in Courthaye. Can’t choose a favourite, they are all so lovely. Thank you both for your attention to detail.

Dave & Mu, Lynn & Chris, W.Sussex says:

After coming to Sidmouth for nearly 50 years, it’s hardly changed a bit – we’re pleased to say. We’ve had a great week with our friends here and the icing on the cake has been Courthaye – what a beautiful place. Here’s to many, many more years here. Courthaye is beautiful and we are talking already of next years visit

Val & Rich, Coventry says:

Thanks for a lovely week in your most comfortable and well presented cottage. I can only echo all that has been said before. Certainly one of the best self catering holiday properties we have stayed in. Thanks

Cindy & Malc says:

Christmas 2014
A really wonderful week. Thank you so much Selwyn & Geoffrey and all the staff who make everything and everywhere immaculate. A Happy New Year for 2015.

Kathy & Alan, Worcs. says:

30th Dec 2014
How lucky we were to find this gem of a place at very short notice! We have spent a few days to celebrate New Year and our 38th Wedding Anniversary in Courthaye. The cottage is warm, comfortable and beautifully furnished and has everything you could wish for. Thank you Selwyn & Geoff, Happy New Year.

Noreen & Brian says:

Hello Selwyn & Geoffrey
Another great holiday in your beautiful cottage. We really appreciated the luxury and tranquility as well as the perfect location. The holiday really restored us both.
Many thanks and best wishes to you both. See you soon.

Karen, Michael, Ellie, Evie, Jean &Michael from Yorkshire says:

Yet another wonderful 2 weeks holiday at Littlecourt. So lucky with the weather, hot & sunny the first week. The Cottage is just as good as ever in a perfect location. Sidmouth never changes after 40 years of coming here.
Many thanks to Selwyn, Geoffrey and Amy for making our stay as excellent as always. Can’t wait until next July!
Best wishes to you all. See you next year xx

Yvonne & Sue, Essex says:

We have spent a wonderful week in Courthaye, such a tastefully decorated and comfortable cottage. We enjoyed sitting out in the garden too. Many thanks to Selwyn and Geoff for creating such a beautiful, peaceful haven in Sidmouth. We’re looking forward to coming to Littlecourt again next year.
Best wishes Yvonne and Sue

Margaret & Geoff, Totnes says:

W e love to stay at Courthaye for a relaxing spring break. The lovely period cottage is so perfectly kept and in an ideal, quiet road just a short walk to the local theatre, the esplanade and the shops and restaurants.

Commendable in every way!

Many thanks again to Selwyn and Geoff.

PS Have already booked for 2019!

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