Press Reviews

We’ve been lucky enough to have some great press lately. Here’s just a selection:

The Daily Mail: Come and Flirt in our Yurt

We are recommended by The Rough Guide to Camping

Cuckoo Down farm yurts

Three Mongolian yurts in 12 hectares of nature-infested Devon countryside: what's not to like? Add pet lambs to bottle-feed, eggs to hunt down, collies to walk, streams to dam, campfires to build and woods to explore and, by gosh, you've got the sort of back-to-basics break that kids normally only read about in an Enid Blyton book.

Abigail Flanagan, The Guardian, Saturday 18 July 2009

Visit Mongolia, via Devon

It was never like this in Genghis Khan's day. When you stay in a yurt at 30-acre Cuckoo Down Farm, near Ottery St Mary, you don't have to sleep on rough ground, in Mongol warrior style. Instead, you get double beds, carpets, rugs, cushions and sofas, plus room to swing if not a yak, at least a decent-sized cat (the circular yurts have an 18-foot diameter). On top of which you get a wood-burning stove, a kitchen and a lavatory. Only concession to ruggedness is the short, open-air walk to the showers.

Christopher Middleton, The Daily Telegraph, 17 Sep 2008

Coming soon: Look out for us in the Go Slow Devon by Hilary Bradt and Alastair Sawday (out Spring 2010).

We have had some lovely comments in our visitors’ book - Here are just a few of them

We love “yurting”! Ultra green and ultra cool. Mandy and Bruce

Loved the yurt. Deer, fox and badgers in the woods. Great time! Neil and Linda

Had a great time, Kids wanted to stay “forever”. John, Carol, Samantha and Rebecca

Fab time, Facilities superb, very comfortable and roomy. Art therapy – amazing experience. Massages, ultra relaxing. Marion and Paul.

Welcoming atmosphere, idyllic location, beautiful yurt, relaxing and enjoyable stay. Thank you so much. Gemma and Gio

Wow- what a great place. Lovely people, amazing setting and lots of special little touches – thank you! The Smiths.

Absolutely gorgeous, wonderful place for the boys to run around and the yurt was beautiful. Will definitely be back for longer next time. Philip, Sarah, Tom and Alex

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