Mrs Armstrong Gash April 2021
We loved Popplestone. We have stayed at many cottages over the years and have to say that this was one of the best. We had a wonderful welcome package waiting for us, the owners were so welcoming and accommodating without being in your face and both the cottage and location were amazing. The beds were so comfortable and to be greeted with that view every morning was a tonic for the soul. We loved it and would love to come back.
Mrs McGeough October 2020
A very comfortable ,spacious cottage in beautiful countryside, but within easy distance to the coast. A warm welcome from the host including homely touches such as homemade cream tea. Very dog-friendly, lots of walks from the door. Would highly recommend .
Mr McIntosh October 2020
Absolutely loved our stay at Popplestone. The cottage was just what we wanted and was beautiful in every way from the cream tea on arrival to the views to cozy nights in in front of the log burner. Can’t wait to go again next year. Very well looked after from start to finish and was actually gutted to return home.
Mrs Spring October 2020
Truly delightful cottage with amazing views. The owners made us feel very welcomed couldn't do enough for you, lovely cream tea, organic butter, fresh bread, and chicken eggs on arrival which were amazing. The cottage is spotlessly clean, and well equipped . If you want to fully unwind this is the place to stay. Lovely country pubs to visit and great walks for the dog.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for your review of Popplestone - we agree that sounds like a lovely welcome! We hope that you enjoyed the cream tea, perhaps after a long walk with the doggy? We are thrilled that you had such a great time and hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Ms Williams September 2020
This cottage epitomises the the opening lines of WH Davies poem, 'Leisure' What is this life if, full of care/ We have no time to stand and stare ' . Although there are lots of places to visit nearby, its so restful to sit back and enjoy the views, watch the wildlife and just be in the moment. With the log burner for chilly evenings, outdoor seating for sunnier moments, there is no need to rush around - couldn't think of a better place to unwind.
Mr Lewis September 2020
This is a superb cottage with very friendly and helpful owners near by. The location is excellent with plenty of places to visit within easy reach. There are nice coastal resorts close by and lovely Countryside in the other direction. If you want a quiet relaxing break this is the perfect place.
Mr Levin August 2020
Our hosts were lovely, homemade scones and the best eggs from the farm hens I ha e ever tasted were there when we arrived. Lovely, immaculate property with dreamy views of the Devon countryside. We would definitely go back.
Mrs Clements August 2020
The owners were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Beautiful setting with amazing views. Lovely animals who came to visit us...dogs, cats, horses and hens! Broadband much better, in our opinion, than described. Relaxing, comfortable ....would highly recommend.
Mr Hockaday July 2020
Gorgeous views down the valley to Dartmoor in the far distance, and with the Farm next door, it’s very reminiscent of Tuscany.
Mrs Elson July 2020
The Simmonds family are very charming welcoming hosts, as are their two delightful hounds. Arriving to a freshly baked Devon cream tea, fresh eggs, bread and milk were a lovely touch. Thank you. We loved seeing the horses in the field opposite and having the privilege of meeting a five day old Dexter calf. The view is indeed very lovely and on a clear day the hills of Dartmoor are on the distant horizon.
Mrs Baker December 2019
One of Classic Cottages very best. Very cosy, beautiful cottage in equally beautiful setting with amazing views and everything we could possibly need or want. Would stay again in a heart beat. Thank you!
Mrs Bryant October 2019
Did your property come up to expectations? More than...………………. lovely decor, fresh scones and flowers to greet us, plus doggy treats too. A lot of thought has been put into the cottage.
Ms Hunt September 2019
Wonderful hospitality and views.
Mrs Wallace June 2019
The cottage was exactly as the pictures had shown. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. The cream tea on arrival, the fresh flowers, bread, milk, fresh farm eggs were a kind and thoughtful touch. The owners and their family were very welcoming as were their 2 gorgeous dogs and horses! We were allowed to walk our 2 dogs around the owners land (avoiding the cows and bulls of course!). I cannot recommend this cottage enough you will not be disappointed!
Mrs Webber June 2019
The property is lovely and very well equipped, could not have been better. It has wonderful views and was lovely to see the animals and the different types of birds in the garden. Friendly owners who also left fresh flowers, cream tea and other supplies. Would definitely like to go back again, hopefully when the weather is better.
Mr Leyshon May 2019
Fantastic cottage with great views of the Devon countryside. Very well equipped down to the last detail. Owners live just down the path and were very helpful and accommodating. We all loved the scones, clotted cream and jam waiting for us on our arrival. Other provisions including bread, milk, eggs as well as toilet rolls, kitchen roll etc were there - so we were all ready to enjoy our break as soon as we arrived. We loved our four day break and would highly recommend this cottage.
Miss Gillion May 2019
Second visit and its still amazing. From the views to the beautiful cottage and lovely friendly owners . Its just perfect in every way. Great location if you have dogs my two love it here. It really is worth a visit you won’t regret it.
Miss Souch April 2019
Lovely setting with dog walks straight from the door. Beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife to spot. Delicious cream tea on arrival!
Miss Cloves February 2019
This is a wonderful cottage, don’t hesitate to book, its great value for money and we cannot wait to come back. You will not want to leave
Mr Shirtliff October 2018
Wonderful location, fabulous views and very comfortable and spacious accommodation. Very welcoming hosts and the cream tea on arrival was very much appreciated.
Mrs Ashley October 2018
We spent an extremely comfortable week in the charming cottage which is set in lovely countryside with beautiful views. I would highly recommend it.
Miss Gillion September 2018
Popplestone is amazing in every way. The cottage is clean and cosy with beautiful views. Excellent for dogs with its enclosed garden and local walks. Shops only a short distance away by car but you still feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. Its so relaxing cant recommend it enough. We loved every minute of our holiday and can’t wait to come back.
Mrs Steele August 2018
Fabulous cottage so well set up. Lovely touches. Enclosed garden made life very easy with our dog. Friendly and helpful owners.
Mr Wheeler August 2018
Delicious home made cream tea on arrival. Provision of Bread, eggs, milk and butter and fresh flowers also very made us feel very welcome. Our dogs were not left out as a tasty biscuit, treat and clean towel were also provided.
Loved the owners dogs, horses in the field opposite and the chickens and their chicks roaming trough the garden. Views were amazing! Very peaceful and tranquil setting.
Very clean and well equipped property - including comfortable armchairs!
Ms Osborne August 2018
The cottage was very clean & the linen smelled freshly laundered. Everything you could possibly need was provided. The hosts were fabulous & very friendly, as were their beautiful dogs. Although the cottage is quite secluded, everything is within easy driving distance. The birds that feed in the garden are beautiful & If you’re an early riser then it’s definitely worth a wander outside, I was lucky enough to see a badger one morning. Fantastic cottage, beautiful location.
Mrs Warren August 2018
A throughly delightful stay at Popplestone. The cottage is so well equipped and comfortable, the best we’ve stayed in. Lovely thoughtful touches. To arrive after a long journey to find homemade scones, jam,clotted cream and a tray laid out for tea was very welcome indeed. We will definitely book again.
Mrs Whittington July 2018
It was a very easy place to stay in, fully equipped with everything you might need, and very comfortable. One of the best I have stayed in, we loved it.
Mr Dearie June 2018
The cottage is immaculate and furnished to a very high standard. With spectacular views within a peaceful & tranquil environment, a break at "Popplestone" leaves one refreshed and highly satisfied.
Mr Hyde June 2018
Cottage excellent and owners friendly and helpful. Great views.
Mrs Derry April 2018
The property was fantastic with incredible views over the countryside. The kitchen was one of the most equipped we have used with everything you may need to cook something. The bed was very comfortable with lovely quality bedlinen on it. We found the cottage to be very clean and the welcome pack was lovely ready for when we arrived. The enclosed garden was great for our two dogs as well and enjoyed sitting outside with the dogs looking out over the views. We found the owners to be very friendly and would love to go back again some time in the future.
Miss James March 2018
Very comfortable, clean and everything you could need is supplied with many thoughtful extras. Cottage has beautiful views with fabulous walks. Garden fully enclosed for dogs. Our second stay and we hope to return.
Ms Poyner February 2018
A lovely cottage in a quiet location with views over the field to the woods beyond.
It was nice having an enclosed garden so our dog could wander around safely.
Mrs Macfarlane February 2018
A beautiful retreat with thoughtful touches such as fresh flowers and milk, butter, eggs and bread. The cleanest of air with the warmest of welcomes. Nature right outside your window. Many birds to watch including a regular visiting woodpecker.
Mrs Hinton October 2017
This is the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. Absolutely gorgeous and views everywhere you look. Would thoroughly recommend!
Mr Ward September 2017
Lovely welcome from the owners and some extra little touches when we entered were great
Mr Potts August 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Popplestone. Cottage is lovely, views are wonderful, hosts are lovely, dog friendly, family friendly. One of, if not The best U.K family holiday we've had. Even the weather couldn't spoil it.
Mrs Waistnidge August 2017
Lovely friendly owners who make you feel welcome, but are not intrusive. Everything you could need is here. Furnishings to a high and comfortable standard. The little extra things left for guests and their dogs show the owners have really thought about making your stay the best it can be.
Mrs Crumpton July 2017
The cottage is in an ideal location, and contains everything needed for a relaxing holiday.
Mrs Gibbons June 2017
We had a wonderful week at Popplestone. The welcome of scones was a lovely start. There were many extras and nice touches we weren't expecting. The views were superb. The enclosed garden meant our dog could come and go safely via the kitchen door. The birds at the feeders and in the garden were entertaining. Mr and Mrs Simmonds were very welcoming and helpful. We plan to visit again.
Mr Harding May 2017
Beautiful holiday cottage in a stunning location Wonderful views Lots of nice walks to take with the dogs Dog friendly enclosed garden Excellent location ideal for exploring the coast Clean, comfortable and well equipped Friendly welcoming owners, their family and the gorgeous dogs
Miss James April 2017
Situated in a secluded position overlooking fabulous views. Cottage had everything we needed and more. Near wonderful walks and 30 minutes from beaches. We and our Labrador had a great time. We hope to return.
Miss Hopkins March 2017
One of the best holiday cottages we've booked and all of us loved it so much we didn't really want to come home! Wonderful. Melanie, Malcolm and Teddie the Labrador
Mr Smith March 2017
The extra effort by the owners to make people welcome was appreciated. As well as the usual cream tea it was nice to have bread; milk; butter and eggs left for us and, unusually, liquid soap and shower gel in the bathrooms.
Mrs Dean March 2017
Beautifully presented and felt really welcome with the extra touches, for example, bread, milk, butter etc and a beautiful cream tea on arrival. Even bones and towels for the dogs.
Mrs Jordan February 2017
The property is in a beautiful location and is very comfortable with everything you could possibly need for a stay away from home. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and they provided little extra touches over and above expectation which made our stay overall feel more special. We would definitely return if we are ever down in Devon.
Mrs Bevan December 2016
Lovely homely cottage with the owners near by, but not too close. All the home comforts with wonderful views and location. Peaceful yet not too far away from the essentials. Safe garden for the dogs with wildlife surrounding you.
Ms Brayshaw August 2016
A beautiful cottage surrounded by stunning countryside and sweeping landscape. The Owners were friendly and attentive (even baking us a fresh scone for our arrival!) Definitely a cottage to return to next year.
Mrs King July 2016
We absolutely loved this cottage, highly recommended, what you see on the photographs is what you get, we would definitely go back for another holiday.
Mr Barnett May 2016
Exceptional quality cottage on the Devon/Dorset border. Exceptional welcome and would highly recommend to anyone wanting an excellent base to explore either the coast or inland
Mrs Brown April 2016
Best equipped cottage we have ever rented. Wonderful attention to detail.
Mr Moore December 2015
Very clean and comfortable.
Ms Tindle October 2015
Popplestone is idyllic - beautiful cottage, stunning views, wonderful and welcoming farm dogs and cats, lovely owners - basically one of the best, most relaxing holidays we've ever had.The cottage is full of little extras - definitely one of the best equipped I've ever been to, which added to the comfort and homeliness. Plus the weather - for mid-October - was glorious.
The highlight for me was the daily visit by Angus and Dexter, the owner's dogs, who popped in every morning for some fuss and attention, followed by Bumble and Buzz, two beautiful ginger tomcat brothers who loved to play!
The location of the cottage was in a part of the country I'd not visited before, and was amazed by the landscape - absolutely stunning. We didn't visit anything like the number of places we meant to, so I think a second visit will have to happen!
Mr Sampson September 2015
The Stay at Popplestone lived up to all our expectation, Very comfortable with every little detail catered for. A big Thankyou to the Family Simmonds for allowing us to bring our dogs and making everything so comfortable and of course classic cottages
Mrs Price June 2015
A real retreat from a busy life.Wonderful views lots of wild birds plus resident chickens guinee fowl and horses.
Mrs Rush May 2015
I would say that the property and its location went beyond our expectations. One of the nicest cottages that we have stayed in and there have been many. There was plenty of everything that we needed and not just the bare essentials and it felt like a home with excellent furnishing. The extra touches such as a cream tea on arrival, fresh flowers and all the additional things that are not always there such as soap, shower cream, toilet rolls and dishwasher tablets etc were very much appreciated. The owners were there if we needed anything but they left us to ourselves.
Mr Francis March 2015
This is the best place ever, a hidden Gem in Devon, and our 9th stay. And not our last, just so relaxing and tranquil
Mr Davies March 2015
Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location for peace & quite. Barbara & son in law were lovely & we were met with baked scones & freshly laid eggs! wonderful!
Mrs Garlick March 2015
Received a very warm welcome from owners and their dogs Angus and Dexter! Cream tea. eggs and bread plus treats for our dog were a lovely surprise. Property is in an amazing location with views not done justice to in the picture. will be lovely to sit out on the veranda in the summer to watch the sunset. Cannot fault Popplestone, lovely furnishings, comfortable and with everything you could need provided. Hope to return soon.
Mrs Passmore March 2015
Everything as per description - clean, welcoming, comfortable and excellent location.
Mrs Bilham March 2015
Popplestone was even better than expected, Barry and Barbara had thought of everything for the cottage Their hospitality was second to none, they provided us with beautifully home cooked scones strawberry jam and clotted cream also home cooked bread and even butter, we did not want to come away! our dog Freddie loved their friendly dogs Dexter and Angus, we look forward to another visit .
Mr Johnson February 2015
A beautiful cottage which contained everything we needed for self catering in a peaceful location with lovely views. We were not far from the south coast where we found some great walks for our two dogs
Mr Harris November 2014
What an absolutely delightful cottage. We were greeted with a lovely warm welcome by Barry, and seen off with a lovely goodbye by Barbara - a really lovely touch (and Barbara's home made scones, bread and the farm eggs, clotted cream and jam too...marvellous). Throughout we knew they were there if we needed them, but not once did they intrude..... just as it should be. The cottage itself is EXACTLY what you see in the brochure and on the website - really, if you like the look of it, you'll love it in real life! Beautiful views (and chickens laying eggs by the parking space!) and a really cosy, tidy, clean and well equipped cottage (which has been finished to a really high standard). If you have dogs, you can't fault it.....there is a glorious hour-or-so walk around the farm right on your doorstep..... and the farm dogs (Angus & Dexter) are really lovely...our toy poodle (Sidney) loved their company........... You're within half an hour of Axminster, Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth and Shaldon too. We will heartily recommend Popplestones to friends and family and we do exactly the same to you - book it, you will not be disappointed.
Ms Hawthorn October 2014
10/10 Have hired many cottages over the years but this was excellant. Everything about the cottage was great but also the owners, couldn't be more friendly & helpful..watchin their horses having shoes fitted & being able to feed them was a real treat for my little girl who loves horses.Also meeting their two dogs who were friendly & so sweet. We hope to return
Mrs Crumpton July 2014
If you want a peaceful holiday with a scenic view and friendly hosts, then come to Popplestone.
Mrs Watson May 2014
Popplestone is a beautifully kept and very comfortable cottage with stunning views. It's a great place for a peaceful and relaxing holiday and the many thoughtful touches provided by the owners have tempted us back to Popplestone several times.
Mr Francis April 2014
Great Cottage, the place to Relax, and unwind, can not fault
Mrs Hamilton October 2013
Fantastic accommodation for your holidays, lovely and clean, good quality furnishings and everything is home from home you would not need to take anything" just in case" as everything has been provided. The welcome is amazing, Fresh made scones clotted cream and jam, wine, pack of butter, loaf of bread , milk what a lovely gesture and this is every year not just a one off.
Mr Heath October 2013
Lovely property, and warm welcome. Wonderful location at any time of the year. Very dog friendly.
Mr Francis September 2013
it can not be beaten, but don't tell everyone
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're delighted that you enjoyed your time at Popplestone - unfortunately we're not doing a great job of keeping it a secret, but hopefully there will plenty of opportunities for you to return in the future! Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Brown September 2013
Beautiful cottage in a lovely area. Property clean, warm and welcoming for us and the dog. The owners leave nearby, but don't worry, they are friendly and very welcoming and not at all intrusive - we guarantee you will fall in love with their dogs Dexter and Angus!!
Mr Francis March 2013
Great Cottage Great Owners Fantastic holiday
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