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Hemphaye Cottage

A charming detached three storey late 17th Century cottage. An entrance hall leads into the lounge which leads into a beautiful lantern conservatory dining room and a fully fitted kitchen.

Twin bedded room on the first floor , separate large bathroom with shower cubicle, bath and WC. On the second floor; a twin bedded room with en-suite shower and WC, and a third bedroom with a double-bed.

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63 Responses to “Hemphaye Cottage”

Malcolm & Cindy Smith says:

We have been back yet again, that says it all really.We have stayed at Hemphaye 4 or 5 times over the last few years, we have also stayed at Magnolia and Cherry Tree. We wouldn’t keep coming back if we weren’t completely satisfied.
Everything has been thought of, all is of the highest quality and nothing is too much trouble for Selwyn and Geoffrey.
We have had a super week and we have booked next year for a fortnight which we are looking forward too already.

Diane and Godfrey Sewell says:

Absolutely superb! We have stayed in Hemphaye Spring, Autumn and Winter and couldn’t ask for anything better. Every facility and comfort including all day warmth in Winter and beautiful gardens in the sunny months. Have just returned home from our latest visit and already booked again for next Spring.

Val and Peter says:

We have just returned after our fiftth vist to our little haven!!!! This time it was Hemphaye fot the second time. Our previous stays have been to Magnolia and Courthaye all superb. We are already looking forward to our next visit in July to Cherry Tree.
Well done Selwyn and Geoffrey for maintaining such a superb standard.
Home from home.

December 27.2010 @ 6.20pm

Andy and Christine says:

We have been regular visitors to Littlecourt Cottages once or twice every year since they opened in 2000. We are repeatedly drawn back by the superior standard of the comfortable accommodation, the tranquil nature of the attracive and immaculate gardens and the unfailingly generous welcome of Selwyn and Geoff.
Anyone seeking the perfect base from which to explore this wonderful part of England need look no further

Liz,Don &Joyce. Surrey says:

Feb 19th -24th. A calm relaxing holiday in comfortable & peaceful surroundings. Even the weather couldn’t spoil it. Thank you all.

Mike & Sandy Boyd & Family says:

16-22nd April
We have stayed in Sidmouth many times and this is truly a lovely spot, away from the maddening crowd but within walking distance of everything. Beautifully maintained, a fantastic cottage. We have been very comfortable and have enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Thanks Selwyn

Peter & Vivien says:

We have visited Littlecourt several times in the last few years, mainly in Hemphaye. The cottage is all you could wish for. A jewel in the crown that is Sidmouth.
Selwyn and Geoff are great hosts and we look forward to staying there again latter this year.

Angela & Mark West Sussex says:

30th April – 7th May 2011
A lovely home from home in a lovely quiet setting but close enough to enjoy the sea front and the town without using a car.Thank you Selwyn & Geoff for looking after us making us so welcome.
Angela, Mark, Bill, Joan, Tom & Ann

Valerie & Stuart Tagg - Newbury says:

7th – 14th May 2011
Nice place, nice people, great gardens with some very interesting plants. Wonderful weather spent with our grandchildren who loved the fish in the pond. Thank you very much Geoff & Selwyn

Cynthia Lawson Chichester says:

14th – 21st May 2011
Fourth cottage down and one to go. Hemphaye is as comfortable as all the other cottages in the complex and we have had a wonderful week as ever. It was lovely to be able to introduce two more people to the delights of Littlecourt & Sidmouth. Will be back soon.

Martin & Earp families Tamworth & Birmingham says:

Another enjoyable stay. Thank you Selwyn & Geoff for your always pleasant hospitality shown to us.

Alex,Gill,Sue,Peg&John,Oxfordshire &Worcestshire says:

July 9th 2011
We have tried very hard to find something to improve here but we can’t. The cottage is so comfortable & tastefully fitted, and to be surrounded by the lovely gardens an added bonus. We will hopefully be back next year. What a wonderfully comfortable double bed, I wish I could take it back with me! ‘Sue’
Thank you Selwyn & Geoff.

Reid family says:

Re-iterating everyone else’s comments, actually better than expected & really enjoyed the week. It is rather nice to have hosts on site & thank you both for making us welcome.
August 2011

Ruth, Deb & Helen, East Yorkshire says:

We have had a lovely time here in this fantastic house. We hope to return, many thanks.
10th – 17th September 2011

Elizabeth & John, E.Sussex says:

We have much enjoyed Hemphaye and
look forward to our stay in Cherry Tree next year. The gardens are a delight, and to see butterflies in profusion, wonderful. A delightful and relaxing week. Thanks to our splendid hosts Selwyn & Geoff.
17th-24th September 2011.

John & Montha, Berkshire says:

24th – 1st Oct
We have had a really relaxing and enjoyable week, the cottage is charming and very well fitted out. A real pleasure to stay here

Stephen and Claire says:

We have rebooked for the fifth year and intend to continue coming to Hemphaye and Littlecourt Cottages for a long time yet. Selwyn and Geoffrey are very welcoming. The cottage is lovely and it is like coming home each year. We would recommend it.

Claire and Stephen.

Malcolm & Cindy Smith says:

Nothing changes. We have been coming to Littlecourt Cottages for a number of years, mainly in Hemphaye. Everything is so well appointed it is really home from home. If anything it gets better each year.
Always a welcome from Selwyn & Geoffrey
Cindy & Malc

Sheila & John O'Neill says:

Christmas 2011
Thank you for the wonderful stay our family had in your cottages Christmas 2011. we found everything in Hemphay Cottage to be of a very high standard and very clean the cottage was decorated for the festivities in an excellant way and both Selwyn and Geoff were very welcoming and helpful. Our son and his family in the Coach House echo our comments and say their trip over from Saudi was memorable, thank you again,
the o’neills

Jenny & Roger Price, Dorset says:

30th Jan – 3rd Feb 2012
We have had a very enjoyable relaxing short break in wonderful comfort and beautiful surroundings.. We love Sidmouth and have explored the local town. Thank you Selwyn & Geoff for all your hard work. Best wishes Jenny & Roger.

John & Montha, London says:

20th April 2012
We enjoyed our week in this pretty cottage and are now becoming “regulars”

Lorraine, Lee and family, Tamworth says:

19th May- 26th May 2012
Our 8th visit to Littlecourt, another perfect holiday in our home away from home. The weather has been amazing, also a special thank you for the dishwasher!
As always we have all had a wonderful week away as a family. Thank you Selwyn & Geoff for making us so welcome yet again – we can’t wait to come back. Thank you both.

David and Elaine Spindler says:

A lovely stay in this beautiful cottage and a very warm welcome from the owners Selwyn and Geoffrey. We loved the gardens – tea on the lawns in the sunshine was a real treat! The house is a real home from home and very comfortable, but the town centre and the beach is also just a short walk away so all in all – perfect! Thank you both very much.

Lorraine, Lee, Margaret, Mike, Margaret & Ray Tamworth & Castle Bromwich says:

19th May – 26th May 2012
Our 8th visit to Littlecourt, another perfect holiday in our home away from home. The weather has been amazing, also a special thanks for the new addition, a dishwasher. As always we have all had a wonderful week away as a family. Thank you Selwyn & Geoff in making us so welcome yet again – we can’t wait to come back. Thank you both.

Ann, Trevor, Bryan & Terry says:

9th June to 16th June 2012
Another enjoyable holiday. Home from home. We loved the dishwasher. See you next year.

Chris, Barry, Wendy & Phil. (Somerset & S.Wales) says:

23rd – 30th June
What a find! We all loved the cottage and loved the gardens and especially the warm and friendly welcome we received. Thank you so much Selwyn and Geoffrey for helping us to have a wonderful holiday.
We visited Topsham, found it delightful, especially th Galley Restaurant we we had the best fish meal ever.

The Kelly Family. Oldham says:

30th June – 6th July
Superb cottage & gardens full credit to Selwyn & Geoffrey.
Wer have had a lovely family get together, hope we can do it again.

Lesley & Bernard, Yateley says:

7th – 14th July 2012
Hemphaye, our favourite cottage. Pity about the weather but the welcome was warm. Love every moment. Best wishes S & G

Amanda, Chris and Natalie, Lichfield & Barbara & Roy, Staffs. says:

21st – 28th July
Yet another wonderful family holiday at Littlecourt.Thank you Selwyn & Geoff for the thought and attention you put into making our holidays so enjoyable. What more can we add to what we have said in the past except to thank you for this year’s new addition – the dishwasher – very much appreciated!

W & A.Mertens says:

13-20/10/12 A unique and fascinating setting for Hemphaye Cottage. A week of relaxation and comfort in this warm, welcoming cottage. We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Littlecourt with its superb gardens. Hopefully we can visit again. All good wishes, Willi and Ann

Mrs Moulding says:

27.10.12 – Hemphaye is a lovely cosy cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We had a lovely week and loved the fact that we could stroll into Sidmouth being only minutes to the sea and shops. We will definately be returning for a second stay. Many thanks, Vicky, Anthony and family.

Peter & Vivien, Tamworth, Staffs. says:

10/11/12 – 17/11/12
Another great week in Sidmouth. The weather was mixed but it never stops you from going out. Hemphaye is a real home from home with Selwyn & Geoff maintaining the high standards. Can’t wait to return next year.

Ann & Brian, Connah's Quay says:

17th November 2012
Nice to be back in my home town after 55 years. Cottage home from home. Thank you.

Rob,Bev,Julie,James,Dave & Jo says:

1.1.13 Happy New Year
A lovely ‘Home from Home’ Really have enjoyed our stay and couldn’t have chosen a better place to celebrate the New Year. Will recommend to choose Littlecourt. Thank You.

Adrian & Jean Brown says:

Hemphaye has proved to be an ideal winter retreat…..in our view it is the jewel in the Littlecourt crown. Like Selwyn and Geoff’s other properties, this cottage is warm, comfortable, beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Many thanks gentlemen, and we look forward to returning again before too long

Alison, Marguerite & Gilbert, Leeds says:

6/4/13 to 13/4/13
Hemphaye is a beautiful, cosy cottage comfortable especially the beds! We have spent a very relaxing holiday here & I’d like to thank Selwyn & Geoffrey for their kind help. We look forward to a return visit next year.

Anne and Roger Wilburn says:

We together with our daughter and granddaughter enjoyed a wonderful holiday at
the lovely haven of Littlecourt.Hemphaye is the best self catering property we have ever
rented.The comfort is supreme with quality furnishing and equipment and everywhere
is spotlessly clean.The gardens are delightful.Thank you Selwyn and Geoff for all the
care you obviously take to make it such a welcoming retreat.

Sue,Thelma and Fiona says:

A wonderful. perfect week.The standard of cleanliness and beautyof the gardens so lovingly created made us feel so special. The kindness, courtesy and humour of Selwyn and Geoffrey made the holiday for Fiona.We would recommend a stay in this idyllic haven tucked away in Sidmouth wholeheartedly.We wish you both much success, which you deserve.

Jan, Ferndown Dorset says:

27/4/13 to 4/5/13
Fantastic property. We were very lucky to have the first dry, sunny week this year! After family conference we decided to come back in 2014 but for 2 weeks next time. Thank you Selwyn & Geoffrey. Beautiful gardens.

Lee & Patricia, Sutton Coldfield says:

12/5/13 – 18/5/13
Many thanks. A long overdue break in the best possible surroundings. Hope to stay again next year.

Myrna Thorpe says:

7th June 2013
This has been a most enjoyable week’s holiday. This cottage is perfect in every way. We certainly hope to return next year. Thank you Selwyn & Geoff
Wonderful stay – wonderful gardens too. See you both next summer Simon

selkus says:

14th June 2013
A lovely week, beautiful cottage, lovely place to sit out when the sun shines. Many thanks to Selwyn & Geoff for thinking of everything and for such a lovely welcome. See you again soon

Lances & Coppings, East Sussex says:

22/06 – 29/06 2013
Lucky with the weather and hence a lovely week in this beautiful house and garden. First class in every way – thanks to Selwyn & Geoff

Sylvia,Liz, Colette, Bill & Richard, London says:

27th July 2013
Thank you for an ideal stay. The facilities were ideal. Especially appreciate the gardens

Katie Dawson & family, Canada says:

31st August 2013
A wonderful week in Hemphaye – a gorgeous cottage with everything we needed. Littlecourt Cottages was the perfect venue for our family reunion – Canadians+ English with our family having both Hemphaye and Magnolia. Gardens stunning – as a gardener I can appreciate all the hard work that goes into keeping them maintained. Many thanks to Selwyn & Geoff for making us feel so welcome. We hope to return one day.

Diana & Maurice, St Leonards on Sea says:

Delightful. A lovely stay in Sidmouth in this charming cottage.

Eileen & Bill Wade says:

A truly comfortable stay in Hemphaye Cottage, it felt like home from home. We know Sidmouth well and we would certainly book Littlecourt Cottages again. Thank you.

Joyce & Pam Wheeler says:

28th Sept – 5th October 2013
This has been our 6th visit to Littlecourt Cottages ( 3rd stay in Hemphaye), and once again we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The wet weather experienced on the 3rd October was most unusual for us to experience in Sidmouth, however by 5pm the sun shone once again! Lovely. Another lovely holiday and look forward to our next visit.

Mary & Faith, Worcester says:

5th October – 12th October 2013
This, the first of two holidays this Autumn, in the comfort of Littlecourt Cottages. Each year changes are noted, additions welcomed and the warm welcome appreciated. Weatherwise we couldn’t have been more fortunate.

Chrissy, Nicholas & Chris, London says:

19 Oct – Nov 2, 2013
Cannot believe the weather – despite storms we are loading the car in glorious sunshine & warmth. Hemphaye feels like a second home. Looking forward to next time.

Hilary & Geoff, Solihull says:

2nd Nov – 9th Nov 2013
Our second visit to Littlecourt & once again lovely and comfortable – home from home! Many thanks Selwyn & Geoff. Hope to return.

Peter & Vivien, Tamworth, Staffs. says:

9th Nov to 16th Nov 2013
Home from home, could live here forever. See you next year.

Dorothy & Anthony Foster says:

30th November – 7th December 2013
We have all enjoyed a great week here in this lovely cottage.It is so warm and cosy, very well equipped and tastefully decorated. Everything we needed is here – ages ranging from 6 weeks to 71 years! Thank you Selwyn & Geoff for such a warm welcome – it would be good to come again in Summer!

Sellers & Knightley family says:

20 – 27 Dec 2013
What a lovely place to spend Christmas. Thank you Selwyn & Geoff, you seem to have thought of everything. We will surely be back. Pat & John Knightley

Our fourth visit to Sidmouth and our best yet. Fantastic location for such a cosy & comfortable cottage, beautiful gardens and great facilities. Thank you Paul & Claire Sellers

Debbie, Kevin, Georgie & Sam says:

28th Dec – 4th Jan 2014
We have had a lovely week, the cottage is the best we have ever stayed in, very warm & cosy with everything we could need. If we are ever back this way again we would certainly stay here again. Thank you.

Adrian & Jean Brown says:

25th Jan – 8th Feb 2014
We have enjoyed yet another winter break in this jewel in the Littlecourt crown. A perfect cottage to escape the imperfect winter weather!
Thank you Selwyn, Geoff and team for providing a warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean retreat

Margaret Barrie Fiona Bella Isla & Evan says:

Hemphaye cottage is finished to a very high standard indeed, it was so suitable and more than comfortable for all our party across three generations! Everything you need and more in Hemphaye. Selwyn & Geoff were the absolute perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble and the pride they take in the beautiful cottages is admirable. We have thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would definitely like to stay again in the future.

Emily smith says:

I am 19 and have been coming here since I was a baby, look forward to this holiday every year. the cottages are perfect, in a fabulous location, looked after by a fantastic team.
we will be back in august, and am looking forward to it.
Thank you Selwyn, Geoff and team for making it the perfect holiday place x

Nige says:

Excellent accommodation as always, clean and tidy as you would expect from Geoffrey & Selwyn who were ever present to resolve any issues (we didn’t have any), advise on local travel arrangements (we needed it) and generally make sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves (we were and we did!). This feels like a holiday!

Margaret and Mike Barrett says:

Over the years we have stayed in most of the cottages and in Hemphaye for the last 4 years The cottage is beautifully managed and maintained , as are all the cottages and gardens. A lovely setting at any time and during the last fortnight it has been wall to wall sunshine . Sidmouth at its very best . As always Selwyn and Geoffrey gave been wonderful hosts ,always happy to help and offer advice if needed. Thank you both for another wonderful holiday. We and the girls look forward to returning next year
Margaret and Mike

Margaret and Mike Barrett says:

Yet another super holiday in our favourite part of the country.

This year we had two 12 year olds with us and found that there is so much for them to do and see in the local area.

So not just perfect for us but also a wonderful family place.

The cottage and gardens were beautifully maintained and furnished,as always.

Littlecourt cottages well deserve their high star rating.

Thank you Selwyn and Geoffrey for yet another another wonderful holiday,including Hannah’s annual hair trim.

We look forward to next year

Margaret and Mike

Margaret and Mick Barrett says:

We have stayed at Littlecourt many times ,always in August with the family .
This time we booked a last minute break at the very end of April.
What a joy to see our favorite place in the Spring.
Hemphaye Cottage is maintained to it’s usual high level .As always there were some new items ,kitchen has been refitted and a new three piece suite.
As we left Geoffrey was hanging lovely new curtains upstairs.
The gardens look stunning with all the Spring flowers.Sidmouth and the surrounding area was a delight at this time of the year.Selwyn and Geoffrey are excellent hosts ,both taking much pleasure from offering a high standard of accomadation and service ,nothing really is too much trouble .
This time a much needed”adult break” but we look forward to returning in August with the family.
Thank you Selwyn and Geoffrey

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