Sidmouth’s ‘one of the best places to live’

11:52 25 March 2014

The new daffodils on Peak Hill add to the outstanding view. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 2860-12-14TI To order your copy of this picture go to www.sidmouthherald and click on myphotos24

The new daffodils on Peak Hill add to the outstanding view. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 2860-12-14TI To order your copy of this picture go to www.sidmouthherald and click on myphotos24

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Sidmouth has been named as one of the best places to live in the countryside.

The town joins St Mary’s and Sherborne in experts from The Times’ 30 best places to live in the countryside.

Sherborne, in West Dorset, was 14th in the list with Sidmouth 21st. St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly, was 27th.

Sidmouth is special because of its ‘Regency architecture, stunning Jurassic Coast views’ and ‘sailing and arts clubs mean there’s lots to do despite the rural feel’.

The Times adds: “Sidmouth and the surrounding villages are classic retirement territory, but it’s a lot livelier than it once was.”

2 comments

  • Yes, but it's a town, not countryside. And how much longer will it keep its charm, with the spoilers determined to have their way, with the assistance of our supposed representatives.

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    Alberic

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Livlier than it once was! They are joking right! how can a town in this day and age have less to do for the younger generation than it did in the late 70's?!!! Youth centre about to shut, no bars that cater for young music tastes, I could go on I would not want to be 18 and living in Sidmouth nowadays it needs to be addressed or the young will leave in even greater numbers than they already are.

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    AVR

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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