We stayed in Sidbury, a picturesque village, a few miles inland from Sidmouth for our East Devon holiday. The 300 year old cottage we had booked was lovely (cosy, comfortable, clean and full of character) and in an idyllic location with the River Sid running alongside, a small nature reserve opposite, thatched cottages nearby and a view of St Giles, the church. It was on the outskirts of the village so you could walk along lanes from the front door.
The view from the front door of the bridge, River Sid and cottages.
We spent a lot of time watching wildlife on the river - birds seen included Pied and Grey Wagtail, Backbirds, Robins, Swallows, House Martins, House Sparrows (including juveniles), a family of Blackcaps, Grey Heron and B was lucky enough to see a Kingfisher.
This is the Millennium Pool on the nature reserve.
The East Devon Way passed the cottage.
St Giles, Sidbury
We had several meals at the Red Lion which was only a few hundred yards walk from the cottage.
There were plenty of fish in the river.
Sidbury Castle - an iron age hill fort (sadly obscured by trees!).
Most of the photos were taken by D with the Canon SX50 - mainly because he took more photos of the village than me! This time the photos marked with asterisks were taken by me.
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