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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful for children Very clean accommodation Lovely comfortable beds Well equipped kitchen Surprisingly luxurious toilet Lots and lots to do close by. Great days out: Sidmouth, Otterton Mill walk and Branscombe Curtains in the sitting/dining room would be nice

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Thank Rebecca M
Management response:

Thanks very much for a terrific review - we're glad you had a nice time here! We are looking into sorting out some curtains, good idea. Otterton Mill is a real favourite of ours too - a lovely walk along the River Otter to the sea at Budleigh Salterton plus fantastic food at the 1000 year old working water mill.... More 

Worthing
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

We've done camping before but now the kids are older (16 & 19), we wanted something a little more comfortable - and comfortable we were. We stayed in one of the Safari tents and they are well equipped with rechargeable lanterns which you'll need as its pitch black from early evening! The kitchen was extremely well equipped too with a... More 

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Thank Mike_n_Mia
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Thanks very much for a terrific review - we're glad you had a such a lovely time here! It was great that you mentioned how clean everything was, our changeover team are really brilliant, they work so hard to such a high standard and we couldn't run the site without them. Best wishes, The Sheaves Family More 

Cullompton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We have visited once before and decided this time to hire the whole site for a family occasion. The hosts were as ever friendly and helpful, the accommodation spotless, comfy and they have thought of everything you might need. The kids loved exploring and such a bonus to be able to roam free around the huge meadow field and splash... More 

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Thank gillianhhall2016
Management response:

Thanks very much for taking the time to review us, it is much appreciated. We often have families or groups of friends booking the whole site, and it is a great way to get everyone together for some fun and relaxation. So glad it worked well for you guys and thanks again for the lovely review. Best wishes, The Sheaves... More 

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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in primrose safari tent, we were lucky as primrose is new and was the only tent with a shower. The tent was clean and nicely furnished. The travel cot, high chair and toys we requested were all in place when we arrived. The field is nice, the stream is lovely for kids to play in, the spacing of... More 

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Thank Suselacruz
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Thanks very much for the review - we're glad you had a nice time here. Glad you like Primrose, it's our newest tent and we are very proud of it - thank you very much to Clear Skies who manufactured it for us so beautifully. Thank you also for your suggestions, which we are looking into implementing. Some things we... More 

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We are a family of 5 with 3 young children and we stayed in a safari tent which was comfortable and spacious and contained everything we needed. The accommodation is set in a beautiful large meadow and the units are well spaced out so that you dont encroach on other guests in any way. The meadow is quiet and peaceful... More 

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Thank Clare T
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Had a fabulous time this weekend at Cuckoo Down Farm. We stayed in the Poppy Safari tent and is was beyond our expectations. Nicely furnished, cosy and warm with the wood burner on and plenty of space for everyone to chill out. The owners really have thought of everything you would need for a relaxing break away. We stayed with... More 

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Thank Selley1
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Thanks very much for a terrific review - we're glad you had a nice time here! It's great sometimes to get back to nature and the simple pleasures of being in a beautiful place with your nearest and dearest - glad your teens agreed! Best wishes, The Sheaves Family More 

England UK
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Just got back from Cuckoo Down Farm (17th - 19th June 2016) & miss it already! such a lovely setting on the edge of a wild flower meadow, The swallows were darting in & over the flowers & grasses tweeting as the swooped across. To wake to the song of the blackbird in the morning singing his heart out on... More 

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Thank TheMooresEnglandUK
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Thanks very much for a terrific review - we're glad you had a good holiday. We also absolutely love the birds here and how pretty the meadow looks in midsummer when all the wild flowers are in bloom. Best wishes, The Sheaves Family More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Lovely stay. Thank you. Hospitality 1st class. Appreciated rugby offer to! Enjoyed seeing all the animals. Especially the goats. Had a great car very at your recommendation We had everything we could possibly need

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Thank bry0ny29
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Thanks very much for a terrific review - we're glad you had a nice time here! We totally understand the importance of seeing England play rugby! Best wishes, The Sheaves Family More 

Uppingham, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic 4 night stay at Cuckoo Down Farm. We arrived to a very friendly welcome and were quickly shown to our safari tent Poppy, and she was amazing! Absolutely huge! A beautiful veranda out the front (which we were lucky enough to use everyday due to a wonderful week sunshine!) and large main tent. A beautiful log... More 

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Thank Joanne M
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Thanks very much for a terrific review - we're glad you had a nice time here! See you again some day and thanks for taking the time to review us, it is much appreciated. Best wishes, The Sheaves Family More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2015

I took my parents and my 6 year old to Cuckoo Down Farm as a surprise having never been there myself. We stayed in Buttercup Yurt and it was one of the best breaks I think we have ever had. The yurt was so cosy with the lovely extras to make it that bit more homely eg freshly picked wild... More 

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Thank Emily G
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Thanks very much for a terrific review - we're glad you had a nice time here! See you again some day and thanks for taking the time to review us, it is much appreciated. Best wishes, The Sheaves Family More 

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  • Kitchenette
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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 

Additional Information about Cuckoo Down Farm

Address: Cuckoo Down Farm Lower Broad Oak Road | The Barn, Cuckoo Down Farm, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1UE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ottery St. Mary
Price Range: $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Safari Tents have lovely big inside table, for all weather eating/playing board games.”
 of 5 bubbles PinkyInky, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Yurts are bigger than expected, 2A and 4C stayed comfortably in Bluebell.”
 of 5 bubbles SamanthaF45, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Plenty of space, beautiful views”
 of 5 bubbles Selley1, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You must visit Lyme Regis , just a beautiful village”
 of 5 bubbles TruthorDare246, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Poppy is a stunning safari tent.”
 of 5 bubbles naomib817, 31 May 2015 | Read review
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