Sidmouth ‘hidden gem’ Sidholme Hotel goes on the market for £1.9million

“In June 2020, Sidmouth residents launched a £2million rescue campaign to buy the ‘hidden gem’.

A fundraising campaign to raise £2million to buy the hotel with its ‘spectacular’ Victorian music room, with fully-working organ, and ‘amazing’ grounds, stands at £4,985.

A six-strong team of townsfolk formed the Save Sidmouth’s Hidden Gem working group in the hope of coming up with a ‘rescue package’.”

https://uk.gofundme.com/f/SaveSidmouthsHiddenGem

Becca Gliddon eastdevonnews.co.uk 

The Grade II listed 46-bedroom ‘hidden gem’ Sidholme Hotel in Sidmouth has gone on the market for £1.9million.

The hotel, in the Elysian Fields area of Sidmouth, is in a secluded position within 5.2 acres of private gardens and grounds.

Estate agent Savills said the hotel, which dates back to 1826, is on the market for offers in excess of £1.9million.

It has 46 en suite rooms, a separate block of 25 bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a detached building with an indoor swimming pool and a three-bedroom bungalow for a manager or owner.

There are also additional games facilities including snooker, table tennis and darts.

James Greenslade, who works on the Savills hotels team, said: “This is an impressive building that is full of history and uniquely positioned near to the town and seafront, surrounded in an idyllic setting.

“The popular seaside town of Sidmouth regularly attracts tourists looking for easy access to the coastline and picturesque villages in East Devon.”

In June 2020, Sidmouth residents launched a £2million rescue campaign to buy the ‘hidden gem’.

A fundraising campaign to raise £2million to buy the hotel with its ‘spectacular’ Victorian music room, with fully-working organ, and ‘amazing’ grounds, stands at £4,985.

A six-strong team of townsfolk formed the Save Sidmouth’s Hidden Gem working group in the hope of coming up with a ‘rescue package’.

The group hoped to turn the hotel, built 194 years ago, into a centre of excellence for art, music and culture in the South West, as well as conferences, weddings, other events and charitable initiatives.

The Sidholme Hotel, in Elysian Fields, Sidmouth. Pictures: Save Sidmouth’s Hidden Gem

The Sidholme Hotel, in Elysian Fields, Sidmouth. Pictures: Save Sidmouth's Hidden Gem

The Sidholme Hotel, in Elysian Fields, Sidmouth. Pictures: Save Sidmouth’s Hidden Gem

The Music Room's chandeliers date back to the 1800s. The Sidholme Hotel, in Elysian Fields, Sidmouth. Pictures: Save Sidmouth's Hidden Gem

The Music Room’s chandeliers date back to the 1800s. The Sidholme Hotel, in Elysian Fields, Sidmouth. Pictures: Save Sidmouth’s Hidden Gem

See the campaign to Save Sidmouth’s Hidden Gem here. The group also has a Facebook page.

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