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Cuckoo Down Farm

Lower Broad Oak Road | The Barn, Cuckoo Down Farm, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1UE, England
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Cuckoo Down Farm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited cuckoo down farm last week and had a fantastic time. We stayed in a safari tent and it was very clean and well decorated and maintained. The farm felt worlds away anywhere yet in easy reach from all the main attractions in Devon. Well worth a visit and highly recommended by both my husband and me.

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This being our first foray into the world of 'glamping', I must admit that we had reservations, however, these immediately ebbed away as we pulled into 'Cuckoo Down Farm' and were met by the owner John, his dog Lilly, several chickens and two goats. Our two children (aged four and eight) were overwhelmed by the freedom of the place and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We are just back from 4 fantastic days staying in the yurt Bluebell and we now cant wait to book and go back again! The whole experience was perfect and our 2 children (5 & 7 years old) loved every second of it. The site is picture perfect and allowed the children so much space and freedom. The adjacent wood... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This was my second visit to Cuckoo down farm, and we fell in love all over again. We were a group of 5 families, and booked all 3 yurts and both safari tents. Our children ranged from 5-11, they all had so much fun playing and exploring! We made dens in the woodlands and played in the stream. We had... More

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CuckooDownFarm, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a really lovely review, it made our day! Glad you had a great time, and see you again soon, Becky and John More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Took a risk booking a week in early April but we were lucky and had fantastic weather! We stayed in Daisy, one of the Safari Tents and there was loads of space especially as only 3 of us. Fab place for young children to explore and enjoy nature. Lovely family who run the farm and Lilly, their dog, is a... More

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and all your kind comments - we really appreciate it. Best wishes to you all, Becky and John Sheaves More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Our family went to Cuckoo Down farm for three nights in November this year for my wife's birthday. We had a fantastic time! The Safari tent was robust with wooden flooring, plenty of space and perfectly warm and cosy with the wood burner on. It was such a luxuriously relaxing time being alone in the field. The beds were extremely... More

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CuckooDownFarm, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you so much! We're so glad you had a good time. Best wishes, Becky and John Sheaves More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We had the best weekend at Cuckoo Down Farm - there were three families and we booked all three yurts. We were a bit anxious driving down as it was raining and cold however the yurts were lovely and warm with the wood fire in each of them, very comfortable bedding and a great set up with your own toilet... More

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CuckooDownFarm, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm, responded to this review

Hi, many thanks for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to seeing again next year. John and Becky and family + Lily!! More

Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Cuckoo Down Farm did nothing but impress us and as it was my family's first experience of glamping, we absolutely loved the yurts and our experience at Cuckoo Down Farm. Everything was thought of, down to supplying a vase of freshly picked flowers, to warm beautiful bedding and logs, kindling and matches ready to light the log burner. It was... More

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CuckooDownFarm, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm, responded to this review

Hi, many thanks for your review. So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us. Autumn here on the farm is so lovely - the colours are fantastic! Looking forward to seeing you next time. Thanks again, John and Becky and family + Lily!! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Even if you think camping is not for you I urge you to give cookcoo down farm a try. Although it proved a little challenging with an 8 month old it was not impossible. The safari tent was beautifully decorated , clean and well equipped. My 3 year old loved riding the families beautiful pony Ebony . Lily the collie... More

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CuckooDownFarm, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you had a good stay and very grateful for you taking the time to write up your review. You were lovely guests and it would be great to see you back here again some day. Best wishes to you all, Becky and John Sheaves Cuckoo Down Farm More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

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... More

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CuckooDownFarm, Owner at Cuckoo Down Farm, responded to this review

Hello! What a lovely review, thanks so much. You were great guests and we really appreciate you taking the time to write about your holiday. Best wishes to you and all the family, Becky and John Sheaves Cuckoo Down Farm More

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Address: Lower Broad Oak Road | The Barn, Cuckoo Down Farm, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1UE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ottery St. Mary
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Cuckoo Down Farm Ottery St. Mary, Devon

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Come to Cuckoo Down Farm near Sidmouth in Devon for relaxed, easy glamping for families or couples. Chose from two 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 
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