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.
The inside is just stunning, what a wonderful place to spend a few days or more.
Wow, just look at that location - stunning!
The inside of the main yurt, super spacious and complete with a double bed and dining-area.
An idyllic place to rest your head at the end of the day.
Pretty linens add to the charm.
There's a fridge (with ice-box) and a kettle inside too.
A futon provides a bed for a fifth person.
Double doors lead from the main yurt through to the 'baby' yurt.
Housing the bunk-beds and the shower-room.
The kids will love the bunk-beds.
And cute teddy bears.
This way to the en suite!
The lovely shower-room.
Complete with WC, wash-basin and shower cubicle - true luxury glamping!
A stunning space.
The traditional yurt feature - gorgeous!
You have all the equipment necessary for a luxury camping holiday.
The wonderful welcome hamper, left by the lovely owners for your arrival.
The wood-burner will keep you toasty on cooler days (logs are provided).
Including some yummy local chutneys.
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.
Welcome to Poppy Yurt!
Slap bang in the middle of four and a half acres of wildflower meadows, woodlands, a stream and a large lake.
The raised deck is the perfect place to relax al fresco.
Cook up a storm on the full-size gas barbecue (your cooking appliance at Poppy Yurt)
Although outside, this area is under the cover of a canvas.
The outdoor sink has both hot and cold running water.
Dining al fresco is a must.
A quirky and comfortable place to stay.
Tucked away but with heaps to do nearby.
Standing on a wooden deck built into the side of the meadow.
An aerial view of this stunning setting.
Here you can just see Poppy's brother, Ashley, who shares this magical location, though each has their own private areas.
Follow the path to Poppy Yurt - your adventure begins!
You are more than welcome to explore the grounds.
Who knows what you may come across when exploring the grounds - here is the owners' beekeeping hive.
What kinds of wildlife will you spot?
Perhaps you will see a butterfly
The owners keep some friendly sheep on-site.
Grazing in the sunshine.
And chickens too.
Ducks call the grounds home as well.
The bench by the lake is a lovely place to sit for a while.
Why not take the boat for a row.
Another aerial shot of this wonderful location.
There are so many lovely places to visit along the beautiful River Dart, including the infamous naval town of Dartmouth and its castle.
There are some great beaches and coves to explore in the South Hams, not least Blackpool Sands - one of Devon's loveliest beaches - which is just a short drive.