Conjure up in your mind a small piece of south Devon rural heaven. Four and a half acres of wildflower meadows, woodlands, a stream and a large lake - and then think of a bit of 'glamping' glamour bang in the middle of this unspoilt rural escape.
Poppy is a fabulous yurt standing tall on a wooden deck built into the side of the meadow with gorgeous views over the surrounding countryside. The wood-burner offers cosy comfort and will also boil the kettle, the bed is piled high with lovely linens and cushions, there is a futon for the fifth guest if needs be and the Owners even provide a lovely box of locally-made goodies, including their own home-made honey and local cheeses!
Inside there is masses of space to enjoy a romantic dinner a deux. Or out on the deck where a full-size gas barbecue and sink with hot and cold water, also under cover, provides great cooking facilities. Carefully constructed and still under canvas is the adjoining baby yurt containing the bunk-beds and a modern sparkling bright shower-area with wash-basin and flushing toilet. This is luxury camping at its best with hot water on tap (the water is from a bore hole which is tested regularly) and electricity for those techie gadgets we all seem to rely on.
If you bring the kids then they will no doubt disappear for hours making dens, trying out their skills on the rowing boat in the lake (children must always be supervised) and playing Swallows and Amazons by commandeering the two small islands, Alice and Milo. For the nature lovers amongst you there is plenty to see, not least the enormous variety of wild birds so dig out that old 'Observer's Book of Birds' and see how many you can identify.
From the minute you pull in off the Totnes to Dartmouth road (which can be busy during the day) you will be thrilled. The Owners load your luggage into the tractor and drive it up to Poppy while you stroll up through the meadow. Even poor weather cannot dampen the enjoyment as the yurt is all fully weatherproof and cosy.
Betwixt Totnes with its interesting Friday morning market and eco-friendly shopping centre and Dartmouth with its proud naval tradition, this is a fantastic spot. Blackpool Sands, one of the South Hams' loveliest beaches is just a short drive, but it is likely you will just kick back, relax and unwind in this wonderful spot and merely venture out for vital supplies from time to time.
Just down the hill from Poppy and completely screened by trees and shrubs, is Ashley's Shack a dear little log cabin for two. So you may wish to bring another couple with you, perhaps Grandma and Grandpa, so you can meet up during the day but be completely separate overnight.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, fridge (with small freezer compartment), double bed (4'6") and futon. Door into smaller Yurt with bunk-beds and en suite shower-area with shower, WC and wash-basin
Deck with gas barbecue and sink (under cover)
Please note, this property has a private water supply (tested regularly).
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Deck furniture and barbecue
- Logs for wood-burner
- Calor gas for barbecue
Poppy Yurt is sat proud on its decking in four and a half acres of meadow and woodland.
Poppy has a striking poppy red colour theme throughout.
A futon is provided to accommodate a fifth person if required (bedding is also provided for the futon).
The open plan and very spacious living-area.
With canvas wardrobe storage too.
You have all the equipment necessary for a luxury camping holiday.
Two lovely rocking chairs next to the cosy wood-burner.
There is even a fridge and travel kettle too (the electric supply is limited but it will happy run the fridge a small kettle and subtle lighting).
Plenty of lovely spaces for a relaxing holiday.
Looking towards the double doors leading to the baby yurt.
Double doors lead into the attached yurt which houses the bunk beds and the shower-area.
Children will love the full-size bunk-beds. Who's on top?!
Hot water bottles are provided for the cooler months.
This way to the en suite!
The en suite shower-area in the baby yurt has a proper hot water shower cubicle, a flushing WC and wash-basin.
Plenty of hot water for your shower.
Hot and cold water to the wash-basin!
The beautiful entrance into Poppy Yurt.
There is a table and chairs to dine inside or you can use the picnic bench on the deck outside.
There are lovely features throughout.
Little bedside lights.
Lie in bed and gaze up at the stars through Poppy’s clear covered roof.
The wood-burner will keep you toasty on cooler days (logs are provided).
The traditional yurt feature and great for star/cloud gazing.
Sit next to the roaring fire in this beautiful yurt.
A red themed mirror for the en suite.
Peeking through Poppy’s window across the decking to the rolling countryside beyond. Ashley's Shack, also on site, can be seen to the right.
The covered barbecue area with outdoor sink (with hot and cold water) looks towards the valley beyond.
Cooking up a treat on the barbecue for an al fresco meal
Quirky and cute, the little outside washing-up sink with hot and cold water.
Outdoor living at its best.
Looking back across Poppy's vast deck towards the barbecue and outdoor kitchen sink.
Sit back, relax, enjoy the view and soak up the sun!
Poppy Yurt basking in the South Devon sunshine.
Looking towards Poppy from the wild flower meadow.
Poppy is sheltered by woodland on two sides and overlooks the valley and lake below.
Looking from the woodland behind towards Poppy in the distance (behind the tree) and Ashley's Shack and the valley beyond.
The beautiful lake with its two small islands (Alice and Milo). Try out your skills on the rowing boat (children must always be supervised).
The little rowing boat is available to guests - however children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
The lake and grounds that you are free to share with the Owners.
The delightful orchard area with the Owners friendly free-range chickens.
Tucked into the side of the hill.
Poppy Yurt will truly provide a very special glamping holiday.