Sidmouth & the Heritage Coast

Kennaway House is superbly situated within a short walk of the town centre of the much-admired coastal resort of Sidmouth. The town is well known as an attractive and friendly seaside community set in beautiful rural surroundings. Sidmouth combines a fine architectural heritage, with a number of high quality hotels, and a shopping centre characterised by individual, often independently owned, shops.

Particular features of the town are the delightfully unspoilt Esplanade and the numerous public open spaces and gardens that have made Sidmouth a regular winner of Britain in Bloom awards. The environs of Kennaway House are especially impressive, almost unaltered for two hundred years, and replete with listed buildings.

Sidmouth is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is one of the premier towns on the renowned Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site and an inspiring stretch of coastline. Turner painted Sidmouth, and the town has an enviable literary tradition, with Jane Austen, Elizabeth Barratt Browning, Thackeray, Beatrix Potter and Betjeman among its admirers. Many were drawn to the town by its benign micro-climate which is characterised by mild winters, warm summers with pleasant sea breezes and low rainfall.

Sidmouth is a welcoming town with a thriving hotel and business community that takes pride in its reputation for service and friendliness. For further information, go to

The Esplanade in Sidmouth