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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