Glamping in Devon
Cuckoo Down Farm glamping in Devon is tucked away in beautiful countryside near the World Heritage coastline at Sidmouth and its beautiful, safe beaches. Enjoy a relaxing holiday in this stunning location. We have two beautifully decorated safari lodges and three gorgeous yurts providing relaxed and easy glamping and designed with couples and families in mind. Experience all the fun of the farm including ponies, chickens, bluebell woods, campfires and 30 acres of unspoilt meadow.
With two safari tents and three yurts to choose from, each has its own compost loo, kitchen, standpipe of drinking water, campfire and wood burning stove. All have wooden floors and are furnished to a clean, attractive and comfortable standard, checked regularly. Our glamping tents are all in the same six acre meadow, spaced at about 30-40 yards apart from each other.
Our safari tents, Daisy and Poppy, are ideal for visitors who would like more space than a yurt can offer. They are five metres (15ft) wide by nine metres (27ft) in length, with an additional 2.5 metre deep covered verandah across the front.
Each has its own
- Two bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with two single beds
- Large living area which has a double sofa bed
- Woodburning stove
- Dining table with six chairs
- Covered verandah at the front has table, benches and chairs and faces south-west into wonderful sunsets
The yurts are 18ft diameter and each have a double bed and two double sofa beds, as well as coffee table and storage chests. They each have a woodburning stove to keep them warm. Our yurts can accommodate four people or up to six for a family with children. We can provide travel cots and high chairs free of charge. All our yurts, Clover, Bluebell and Buttercup are very similar and of the same standard.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
- A fully equipped kitchen (see picture) complete with plentiful supplies of washing-up liquid, surface cleaner, kitchen cloths and tea towels, instant coffee and tea bags
- Bedding and bedlinen for the main double bed. You can hire additional sets of bed linen in advance for the other beds, at £7 per set of four pillowcases, double sheet and double duvet cover
- We can provide towels at £5 per set of three, booked in advance
- Starter set for your campfire/wood burner – a box of firelighters, a net of kindling, a net of logs, matches and old newspapers for lighting your woodburning stove
- Lanterns and lights, all are re-chargeable and/or solar powered. Don’t forget to bring your own torches though
- Your own compost loo will have two good-quality toilet rolls and handwash liquid
- Each camping area has a picnic table and outdoor chairs for up to six people
Our showers are in the barn a short walk from the camping area. They are open 24/7, have constantly hot water and are regularly checked and cleaned.
We have fridges, freezer, a washing machine and tumble dryer in the barn, all free to use, plus power points for charging phones etc.
Our honesty shop sells basic supplies, usually including matches, firewood, kindling, milk, dairy products, snacks, and basic food.
We also have a very good village shop a mile from the farm in the village of West Hill open 7am-8pm with butcher, bakery, post office, wine, vegetables, newspapers etc.
FOR THE KIDS
Children can play in the woods, dam the stream and build dens. There’s space for cricket, rounders, football, bike-riding and tree-climbing. They’ll love to meet Ebony, our Dartmoor pony.
You can borrow a travel cot and/or high chair free of charge, subject to availability. Please book in advance. We also provide free toyboxes – let us know whether you want one for under-threes or over-threes.
Kara, our qualified yoga teacher, can offer “Yogini” classes – children’s magical yoga adventures in your glamping tent or outside on the grass. This is a great way to ensure you have relaxed, chilled-out children. Please book well in advance.
There is a shallow stream on site and a pond (well-fenced and gated) 500 yards away, please do keep an eye on your children. Please also check the safety information in our Terms and Conditions.
WHAT TO BRING
Wellies, torches, warm clothes and wet weather clothes. Bring extra rugs and blankets in case it is chilly, and hot water bottles.
WHAT TO DO
There is so much to do in East Devon (and the wider South West of England) we almost don’t know where to start! Choose from country walks, lovely gastropubs, World Heritage Coastline, safe beaches, sea fishing, stately homes, play areas, top-notch restaurants, children’s play attractions, shopping and so much more. Exploring oak woods, kids’ pony rides or simply chilling out – Cuckoo Down Farm is the place to be!
East Devon is a gem of a place, with gorgeous coastline, lovely countryside and some great days out too such as Branscombe Beach. From surf beaches to The Eden Project, wild moorland to National Trust properties, South West England is one of the most beautiful, friendly and fascinating places you could hope to visit.
YURTS for up to 4 adults and 2 children
3 night Weekends from £235
4 night Midweek Breaks from £245
7 night Week Long Break from £445
SAFARI TENTS for up to 6 people
3 night Weekends from £265
4 night Midweek Breaks from £285
7 night Week Long Break from £485
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