Save Sidmouth's Hidden Gem

Launch Of Appeal - Save Sidmouth’s Hidden Gem

Christian Guild, who own and manage the Sidholme Hotel in Sidmouth, Devon has recently announced plans to sell the venue. Following an appeal from numerous community interests in the Sid Valley and beyond, the Guild has offered us an opportunity to put forward an outline proposal, together with our plans for Sidholme before going to the open market.

Our hope is to generate a rescue package for this hidden gem. In essence, Sidholme Hotel, the spectacular Music Room and its amazing grounds have become an all-inclusive lifeline for so many people in the community.

This Grade II* listed venue presents a great opportunity to retain and develop this historic hidden gem for the benefit of the Sid Valley community and those further afield. After an initial consultation we have discovered that the business has great potential for development as a Centre of Excellence for Art, Music and Culture in the South West, as well as conferences, weddings, other events and charitable initiatives.

Considerable interest has been aroused within the Sid Valley and we are appealing to the business and wider community in Sidmouth and beyond to see if there are interested parties with financial capability who wish to take up this opportunity, individually or as a consortium, to acquire the facility and develop the business for the benefit of our community and the people we serve.

To this effect, we have formed a Sidholme working group consisting of John McGregor, Mukie Gosrani, Sameer Velayudhan ,Sylvia Brownlee and Val & Colin Howels. The group wishes to invite you to donate towards our “Save Sidmouth’s Hidden Gem“ appeal.

Please donate here, at gofundme, or by Cheque made payable to “Save Sidmouth’s Hidden Gem” by post to Mukie Gosrani, 11 Lymebourne Park, Sidmouth, EX10 9HX

If you are looking for more information and an opportunity to invest email: [email redacted]


(If not successful, funds to be put to good and worthy charitable causes within the Sid Valley Community)



Mukie Gosrani 
Sidmouth, South West England, United Kingdom
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