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Cuckoo Down Farm

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Come to Cuckoo Down Farm near Sidmouth in Devon for relaxed, easy glamping for families or couples. Chose from four spacious safari tents - some with hot tubs - and two pretty yurts, all with woodburners, kitchens, double beds, sofas plus all cooking equipment. Cuckoo Down Farm is 2.5 hours drive from London and SE, 10 mins from the M5 and A30. Stay in 25 acres of pretty meadows, light a campfire and explore three acres of bluebell woods. The farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, four miles inland from the World Heritage Coast at Sidmouth, Beer and Branscombe. Lovely beaches and great gastro pubs nearby. Collect eggs, have pony rides and explore unspoilt Devon countryside on a beautiful farm.
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Four nights in late October, just before the clocks went back, giving us the opportunity to walk part of the coast path and explore East Devon. Everything fine at the glamping site, including the weather, with ample space for the boys to let off steam, explore and kick a ball
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Response from Becky S, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm
Responded 31 Oct 2018
Thank you for a lovely review, we're so glad you had a good time. We live on site here at the farm and we also pop round to see all our visitors individually twice during their stay, so we could easily have brought you over a new frying pan. There should be one in every tent and we also have a stock of spares, this must have been an oversight of ours, for which many apologies. We''ll also have a look at clarifying the stove instructions for the future - just to fill you in, the lever allows more or less air in, which controls how quickly the wood burns! Very best wishes, Becky and John Sheaves
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Despite horrible rainy weather, we had a lovely, cosy weekend's stay in Primrose safari tent. It being our first time in a Safari Tent, we weren't sure what to expect. I was impressed by the amount of space in the kitchen/lounge area and the facilities considered. The tent was
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Response from Becky S, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm
Responded 21 Oct 2018
Hello! Thank you so much for such a lovely review - we’re so glad you had a good time. Well done for surviving Strom Callum! Best wishes, The Sheaves family
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We have just spent an amazing weekend during mixed weather and the yurt was well suited for rain and sun. Our hosts were warm and friendly, making sure that our needs were met and gave excellent information regarding places to visit. Very generous touches on being welcomed.
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Response from Becky S, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm
Responded 4 Aug 2018
Hello! Thank you so much for the lovely review, we’re so grateful for you taking the time. Really glad you enjoyed your stay, best wishes Becky and John Sheaves
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I organised a hen party at Cuckoo Down Farm with 19 girls. The place was perfect - very comfortable facilities with lots of special touches in the yurts and safari tents. The farm is beautiful and location perfect for proximity to the beach and Exeter. We had a wonderful
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Response from Becky S, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm
Responded 4 Aug 2018
Dear Lucy Many thanks for the great review, we’re so glad you all had fun and enjoyed yourselves. Hope the wedding goes well! All the best Becky and John Sheaves
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We took over the site for a whole weekend with 20 friends. We had a fantastic time. Becky and John were incredibly helpful and made sure we had everything we wanted and then left us to it! The facilities are great and the heated shower with the safari tents was a luxury! I can’t
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Response from Becky S, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm
Responded 19 Jun 2018
Thank you for a lovely review- so glad you had a good time. We welcome hen nights who can hire the whole site and they always have a lot of fun! Best wishes Becky and John
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The view from a yurt at Cuckoo Down Farm
rain ? even nice when it rains
sunset? you get in from morning till night
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"Some of the Safari Tents have kitchens outside, some have them inside (like Primrose)"
"Take extra bedding in case of cold nights."
"All the yurts and safari tents had plenty of room and great locations."
"Primrose Safari tent is on the edge of the wood - very private!"
"Safari Tents have lovely big inside table, for all weather eating/playing board games."
United KingdomEnglandOttery St. Mary
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