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.
The kitchen-area.
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.
Subtle lighting.
A red themed mirror for the en suite.
Owl hooks.
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.

Poppy Yurt

2720

6.2 miles W of Dartmouth / Sleeps 5 + cot

7 Nights from £394 - £985

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The New Inn Morleigh (1 ½ miles)

This pub dates all the way back to the 17th century and was at one time the original courtroom for the Standborough Hundred District. These days traditional food is served seven evenings a week and booking is recommended.

Nearest beach

Blackpool Sands (6 ¼ miles)

Just around the corner from Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands is known for its clear waters. Backed by heavily wooded cliffs, this crescent-shaped beach is one of the prettiest in the area and being privately managed means it is clean with good facilities.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

A Great Beach

A beautiful privately managed beach with an excellent cafe. The beach is shingle with 2 sand pits for children (or adults) to make sand castles.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A great cafe

A beautiful, well protected beach with a great cafe. Not a sand beach and forget the surf boards because it shelves steeply.

Nearest walk

Dartington from Totnes Walk (4 miles)

Walking Britain have some great walks and this is no exception. At two and a half miles this pushchair friendly walk follows the river Dart to Bidwell Brook and to the heritage centre at Dartington.

Nearest town

Blackawton (2 ¾ miles)

A lovely little village found down a maze of winding country lanes, it has been a 'Britain in Bloom' winner.

Also nearby

Greenway (5 ¾ miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Woodlands Leisure Park (2 ¼ miles)

Lots of indoor play here plus some alarming looking rides outside. You'll need a full day here.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A very good half day out and well worth it. My 7 & 9 year old loved it especially the one 'big' ride, The Pirate Boat. Some lovely animals including Raccoons, deer, Emus, Pygmy goats and of course the snakes in the reptile house. Good value food and drinks too. Grandmother really enjoyed it too and thought it was great value for money.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bramworth June 2011

A mixture of activities to suit all ages (height restriction on many rides)…you will need a full day in here.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A Great Day out

Woodlands has something for everyone, a very large 5 storey indoor play area where children of all ages can let off steam on a wet day. Lots of out door activities including a castle with a sand base and a play village with lots of little shops and schools for young children and lots of rides and watershoots for older kids. It is all nicely done within a wooded area and so many things to do it takes two days to see it all!

The Sportsman's Arms (3 ¼ miles)

A family pub with West Country ales and fresh local homecooked produce. Game is their specialty and they are apparently renowned for their Sunday carvery.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Childs October 2016

Mr and Mrs Childs.

We stayed close by Monday to Friday . We had an evening meal and a couple of drinks here. Just wanted to say what a fantastic meal, with a lovely, warm open fire and atmosphere, friendly staff and local ales. Thank You.

Totnes (3 ¾ miles)

An old market town with archetypal crooked, narrow lanes and quaint cottages. Totnes now has a slightly bohemian air, with lots of tempting delicatessens, eco-friendly shops and wholefood cafes. There's a special buzz in the air on market days (Fridays and Saturdays).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Totnes

An old market town with high street shopping (no malls). Take a walk through the town and sit and relax by the River Dart. Or you can take a boat trip.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Not coastal, but a nice town.

A pleasant market town and a good base for trips on the River Dart.

Dartmouth (6 miles)

Historically, Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a port used in the crusades of 1147 and 1190. Dominated by Britannia Royal Naval College, it has two fortified castles protecting the mouth of the River Dart. There are many historical buildings, a cobbled market place, shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants and delicatessens. National Trust Gardens, the South West Coast Path and clean beaches are nearby.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Dartmouth

A bustling town with good shopping and art galleries and other galleries. If you want to park in Dartmouth town centre you will have to get there early or there is Park & Ride at the top of the town.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Clark April 2012

Dartmouth

Stunning location and very picturesque


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A nice vibe

A bustling town with many good restaurants, some good shopping and a growing reputation for art galleries. Try tapas at Browns Hotel.

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