Woolbrook Reservoir, Sidmouth

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Not many people can say they’ve spent a night in a former reservoir. If you’re keen to stay somewhere unique and you’re thinking of visiting Devon, consider booking Woolbrook Reservoir. Well concealed amongst the surrounding natural features, this one-of-a-kind property has been expertly repurposed into the modern, well-equipped holiday home it is today. It lies in a Sidmouth suburb and is tucked away from other houses in the vicinity.


The property can sleep up to 16 people, making it an ideal choice for large groups and families. Where better to spend quality time together or have a long-awaited reunion than in a place as impressive as this? A considerable amount of care has been taken to make Woolbrook Reservoir as suitable as possible. It’s kitted out with plenty of modern conveniences and has all the fixtures and fittings you’d expect from a luxury property. It also comes with plenty of entertainment features to keep younger ones occupied. Circular in design, it has five bedrooms on the first floor along with three bathrooms and stairs leading up to the roof garden. On the ground floor, there’s the sixth bedroom plus an atrium, a kitchen/dining area, a games room and a gym.


Woolbrook Reservoir is conveniently placed for exploring Devon. Head to central Sidmouth and make the most of its coastal location by visiting the beach. The larger, more cosmopolitan city of Exeter isn’t too far away and has a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions to check out. In the city and close by, for example, are various parks, nature reserves, museums and activity centres. 


Sleeps 16

6 bedrooms

4 bathrooms

Wi-Fi provided

Hot tub

Private parking spaces for six cars

Local Guide

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Things to Do

Seaton Tramway – Travel in heritage trams along three miles of track that goes through two nature reserves.

Dartmoor Zoo – Just over an hour away is Dartmoor Zoo, which is home to around 70 animal species from around the world. The zoo spans 30 acres and is a popular attraction for families.

Stone Lane Gardens – Right on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park is Stone Lane Gardens, a water garden and woodland that spans five acres. It’s home to a fine collection of trees, many of which are rarely seen in the UK.

Eating Out

Neil’s Restaurant – This contemporary restaurant is located in Sidmouth and specialises in seafood. All produce is locally sourced and freshly prepared; the menu even changes daily to reflect the fishermen’s catches.

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant – Also in Sidmouth is Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant, whose menu showcases the best of Chinese cuisine.

The Anchor Inn – If it’s a cosy pub with homely food you’re after, head to The Anchor Inn. Be sure to try some local gins and real ales while you’re here.

  • Great Location

    Perfectly located for exploring East Devon’s Jurassic coastline.


  • Hot Tub

    Dip in and relax as this property has a wood fired hot tub for you to enjoy.

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