Just returned from just under a week away staying on the gorgeous Cuckoo Down Farm. We are a family of 4, 2 adults and a 6 and 9 yr old. We fell in love with the farm, the kids had so much freedom, making friends with other children and running freely among the forest and stream ( often accompanied by the lovely Lily, the sheepdog )Toasting marshmallows on our open fire pit was also a real experience for them. It really was a taste of 'old fashioned' famous five childhood. We stayed in one of their Safai tents, which are huge and really prettily and thoughtfully kitted out. The kids loved us lighting the wood burning stove and settling down with a hot chocolate and pack of UNO cards in the evenings . The little outdoor covered kitchen area is ideal and again well thought through. Becky and John the owners, were also very accommodating and friendly. Pony rides and chicken feeding a really lovely bonus. The surrounding area has loads to do, would have no hesitation in recommending Cuckoo Down farm as a fabulous family friendly glamping experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come to Cuckoo Down Farm near Sidmouth in Devon for relaxed, easy glamping for families or couples. Chose from three large safari tents and three spacious 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cuckoo Down Farm Ottery St. Mary, Devon