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Cuckoo Down Farm

A long-established family-friendly glamping site in East Devon.

Glamping in Devon


Stag / Hen



Cuckoo Down Farm is a long-established family-friendly glamping site in east Devon. It is set in beautiful countryside, four miles from the World Heritage coast at Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth. There are five glamping safari tents and yurts set in 30 acres of farmland and woods. The farm has a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and five-star rating. Prices start at £295 for a family three-night stay.

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  • Cuckoo Down Farm is a beautiful small farm in east Devon, offering peaceful and family-friendly glamping stays in two safari tents and three yurts. The glamping accommodation is top quality, with everything provided from sofas and rugs to wood-burning stoves and double beds.

    We are popular with families and couples in search of tranquil, child-friendly and relaxed glamping accommodation.

    The farm itself has wildflower meadows, a three-acre bluebell and oak wood, pretty views, lots of trees and wildlife. Spot deer, foxes, badgers and birds, as well as superb stars on clear nights thanks to the lack of light pollution.

    Each glamping tent is beautifully furnished with rugs, sofas, proper beds with John Lewis mattresses and woodburner stoves to keep them cosy and warm.

    East Devon is a treasure trove of good gastro-pubs, restaurants and family friendly days out, and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while the Jurassic coast (from Lyme Regis to Sidmouth) is a World Heritage Site. It is easily reached from London, the Midlands and the South East, thanks to the M5 and the A303/A30, both of which pass within 10 minutes' drive of Cuckoo Down Farm.

    This glamping holiday farm comes highly recommended on Trip Advisor - five stars and a Certificate of Excellence as well as gaining the maximum grade from the AA in its 2015 Glamping Site inspection (four green pennants).

  • Cuckoo Down Farm has two safari tents, each sleeping up to six people, and three yurts, each sleeping four adults or up to six for a family with children.

    Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement.

    Toyboxes, high chairs and travel cots are provided free of charge.

    The whole site can be booked in off-peak periods for hen nights (by arrangement only, hen nights must book the whole site).

    This holiday is aimed at families and couples and is not suitable for groups aged under 25 or stag nights.

    Activities on the farm include country walks, pony rides, feeding the chickens and meeting the farm's saddleback pigs and Suffolk-cross sheep. Families enjoy kite-flying, cricket, bike-riding, stream-damming and den-building here.

    Near the farm you will find good beaches, shopping, restaurants, country pubs and family attractions and days out. All visitors are provided with a "What's On" guide to the local area.



  • Prices start from £295 for a three-night weekend.

  • Each tent has its own loo (compost) and camp kitchen with everything provided from corkscrews to plates to saucepans. The shower facilities are spacious and open 24/7. Fridges, washing machine and tumble dryer also provided.


  • On the farm activities include walks, children's pony rides, meeting the chickens, pet goats, sheep and saddleback pigs.

    In the three-acre oak and bluebell woods families enjoy den building, stream damming and wild-life spotting.

    Each tent has its own campfire for evenings outdoors.

    Many children bring bikes, cricket sets and kites to play with.

    Nearby in east Devon we recommend several excellent gastro-pubs and restaurants. Ottery St Mary has a good range of shops including butcher, baker, fishmonger and Sainsbury's.

    There are excellent safe beaches at Sidmouth, Exmouth, Beer and Branscombe.

    Escot House and Bicton Gardens offer enjoyable days out with play trails, cafes, children's activities and more, within 10-15 minutes' drive of the farm. Crealy Adventure Park is 10 minutes' drive from the farm with animal petting, undercover and outdoor play, cafes and rolercoaster rides.

    We are 12 miles from the beautiful cathedral city of Exeter, which has good shopping and a cafe culture.


Cuckoo Down Farm

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Cuckoo Down Farm

The Barn, Cuckoo Down Farm Lower Broad Oak Road West Hill, Ottery St Mary, Ex11 1UE

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