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Poppy Cottage

(Ref. 1085309)

Cadeleigh, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is comfortable and cosy - as in the photos."

    We spent there wonderful time. Fully equipped kitchen allows you to spend nice time while cooking. You can find everything you need and much more in the house. There are board games, jigsaw puzzles and books. And of course indoor football :) The house is super clean and the owners are really lovely and very helpful hosts. And the views are amazing!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Poppy Cottage."

    The fact that it rained every day and I had a raging tooth ache did not detract from the loveliness of this place. Upon arrival we felt straight at home, the peace, quiet and beautiful surroundings give me a buzz every time. Our puppy loves the enclosed garden and large kitchen, especially the little sofa that we cover with our own throws so he can relax whilst we are cooking and eating. The cottage is spacious, spotlessly clean, and so comfortable. We can really unwind here whilst enjoying Kerstin's homemade cake, which awaits your arrival along with a jug of fresh milk and tea/coffee/sugar so you can start enjoying your hols immediately. The hosts are a lovely couple and are at hand if you need them for anything. We will be back again next year for a 3rd visit. The cottage is well positioned for shops, walks, countryside, and coast. It's an amazing place, and we love it!

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Poppy cottage."

    The owners who live next door (but you hardly ever see them) are so welcoming and friendly and also full of ideas of things to do and made some good suggestions. There was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us including a freshly baked homemade cake which was scrumptious!!! Just everything about the cottage / stay was great. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you would need, sofas were super comfy as were the beds. TV with freeview and Netflix etc, plenty of books, jigsaws, table football etc all provided too. Bathroom was fine with super water pressure which was really nice, good towels provided too. The outdoor space is kept lovely with outdoor seating areas, lots of birds to watch (we saw the woodpecker!), even a hot air balloon came overhead too. The garden is fully enclosed which suited our pooch which reminds me there are dog things too - blankets, bowls, bags, feedmat etc. You really couldn't want for anything and we highly recommend it, we'll definitely stay again one day 10/10 Places we visited (DF is dog friendly): Bickleigh Mill 2 miles away for great food and shop (daytime only) (DF) Fursdon house/ gardens 5 mins away – super cream teas (DF) Knighshayes house and gardens (some parts dog friendly) Crediton town 6 miles Minehead via West Somerset Steam railway (DF) Dunster - lovely old village, shops, castle, railway, beach Instow (good beach for dogs), Fremington (old railway walk, cafe) and Bideford Tiverton including the Grand Western Canal (lovely walks, cafes, canal boat trips) Dartmoor via steam train and then steam paddlesteamer (shopping, eating, steam buffs) (DF) Tarr Steps good for walks, river, pub, picnic (DF) Dawlish – beach, town Seaton and Beer - Seaton old tramway is a must! Pub at Thorveston 5 miles - really good food / menu (DF) Fishermens cob pub 2 miles – ok food, lovely riverside setting (DF)

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in Poppy Cottage."

    It was such a peaceful location! I would have liked to have signed a visitors book. It is always nice to read other visitor comments. The children enjoyed seeing the dog! They also loved the table football. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Aug 2023

  • "We can’t wait to stay again!"

    Poppy cottage is the most beautiful chocolate box cottage! Perfectly safe enclosed garden for our lovely little beagle. The cottage is carefully designed with large double height rooms in the kitchen/dining area and the living room. The decor is an eclectic mix of traditional (beams etc) and extremely tasteful modern. Everything you need for your holiday has been thoughtfully provided. The lovely homemade cake on arrival absolutely delighted the grandchildren. They were so happy with the very large garden outside of the enclosed one that they could run around safely to their heart’s content. The beds were so very comfortable that we all slept like tops! Poppy cottage is ideally situated to explore all parts of Devon, we have done lots of the coastal areas so we stayed more inland this time. The Donkey sanctuary near Sidmouth was very much enjoyed. (Free entry) The railway museum is more local and the children did enjoy it but we felt it was a little overpriced. Next up was The Bear Trail, a mud run assault course like Tough Mudder. Never was so much fun had getting thoroughly dirty!! The last activity was Go Ape in Haldon forest. I didn’t think the Bear trail could be outdone but everyone enjoyed climbing in the trees and the huge Zipline was the biggest hit! We would definitely highly recommend Poppy cottage for a wonderful Devonshire holiday. The hosts Kirstin and Dan live in the house behind the cottage and are so very welcoming and available if needed. Hercules is a gorgeous Labrador who visited twice a day to check in us but knows his boundaries and was never intrusive just super friendly. The girls(hens) were around and delighted the children when they were spotted but the safe and enclosed garden we had meant I didn’t have to worry about my pup chasing them. Don’t hesitate for a minute if you’re looking at Poppy cottage you will have a truly blissful experience there.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage and lovely hosts."

    Made you feel very welcome, especially the arrival treat! We were a family of four plus one small dog. Location is beautiful and within easy driving distance of shops in Tiverton. Loved our week away and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place."

    Beautiful clean property in gorgeous surroundings.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent property and location."

    Everything was first class

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "Faultless!"

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2023

  • "We had the pleasure of staying at Poppy Cottage for one week beginning the 13th May."

    Upon arrival you are greeted by lovely green fields and stunning thatched properties. A little drive in from the gate and you can see your accommodation. A delightful cottage with well kept, secure garden and bistro set. Our puppy was delighted with his playground and the his supplies of towel, rug, bowl and treats that were kindly supplied for him. Upon entering the cottage you are met with a bright, colourful airy kitchen with tiled floors and a delicious homemade cake, which started the holiday off a treat! All rooms, as shown in the pictures on the Sykes site, are decorated to a high standard; immaculately clean, and very comfortable. The bright pop of colour everywhere was to my taste exactly. We felt at home straightaway. The owners live next door, Kerstin and Dan, who are very friendly, but do not intrude at all, but are there if you need them for anything. Oh and don't forget Hercules, their friendly Labrador and the 'girls' (Hens) who you can sometimes catch sight off roaming the grounds. We had a fabulous time here, weather was kind too and it was hard to leave. We would put this in our top 2 choices for holiday rentals and we have stayed in quite a few over the last 30 odd years. Thank you for letting us stay at your delightful cottage and we would definitely love to come back!

    Reviewed by Toni5.0May 2023

  • "This is a return visit for us!"

    The cottage is wonderful. Cosy, quiet and yet easy to drive to nearby towns or the seaside. I can’t recommend it enough . Greeted by a home made cake and made to feel very welcome

    Reviewed by Tamasine5.0Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Poppy Cottage."

    It's a peaceful location with stunning views. The cottage is comfortable and well-equipped and the garden is fenced and safe for dogs. We were greeted with a delicious, freshly-baked lemon drizzle cake. When we had a query, Kerstin and family were responsive and helpful. All in all we felt very welcome and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay at Poppy Cottage, it was very cosy and peaceful."

    The cottage was nice and easy to find. The facilities were great, kids(and adults) especially liked the table football and guitar. Would highly recommend this as a place to stay if you want to get away from it all while still retaining all the facilities you are used to at home.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Poppy Cottage and once again we had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage is great - really cosy and welcoming with a delicious homemade cake made with eggs from the resident hens waiting on the kitchen table! It has an enclosed garden and is very dog friendly and is a fabulous place to explore the moors and beaches from. Thank you very much Kerstin and family - we look forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "I would totally recommend Poppy Cottage it is in a fantastic location, the cottage itself was perfect."

    Had a lovely welcome to the cottage with home made cake with all the tea, coffee milk. The owners are near by and are very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate in going back again

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2022

  • "Whilst the owner's farm and house is just behind Poppy Cottage, they have positioned it to perfection."

    You feel like you are completely secluded, facing away from the owners and looking out over the beautiful countryside but at the same time, they are there at a moment's notice to help with any concerns you may have. The garden is a sun trap and it was so lovely to sit out and enjoy the surroundings, watch the birds (including a cheeky Robin) and just unwind. We were lucky with the weather and were able to sit out right through the day until early evening, the aspect of the garden and cottage is that good. We were left in peace for our stay, the welcome was lovely: some home-baked goods and a personalised welcome sign. The cottage was spotless, bright and airy with some lovely décor touches and we immediately felt at home and comfortable for our stay. And the beds were so comfortable! Some simple and understandable house "rules" to follow, and plenty of local information including "in case of emergencies" numbers; nearest chemists etc. as well as things to do, which is a great help as other places I have stayed do not always think of that much detail. If you love animals, this is also a plus for you, their chickens "the girls" are adorable, and you will more than likely have a four-legged visitor most if not all mornings: a gentle and sweet Labrador called Hercules. All in all, my sister and I had a lovely stay there at Poppy Cottage and we would not hesitate to stay there again if we needed a place in that area. Totally recommended and our many thanks to Dan and Kerstin

    Reviewed by Caitlyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Poppy Cottage is in an ideal location situated with lovely countryside views yet not far from places to visit."

    The property was lovely ĺnside, very cosy & spider free! The owners lived next door, and were really helpful and friendly but gave you your own space. They also left us a fresh homemade cake which didn't last long. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Tonya4.4Sep 2022

  • "We loved staying at poppy cottage, it was really cosy and comfortable."

    The owner’s couldn’t be more accommodating. Lovely location.

    Reviewed by L5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage and very helpful and friendly owners."

    Would definitely stay again. Our young daughter also loved the cottage and found it really comfortable.

    Reviewed by Amelia5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic week at Poppy Cottage and the owners couldn't be more helpful, lovely people and so was their dog Hercules, a really placid and chilled labrador that loved a fuss."

    The cottage itself is thatched so looks amazing, the Poppy theme is continued inside with poppy mugs and other bits and bobs, really nice touches. The ceiling in the main bedroom is very low but wasn't a problem for us for the week. The cottage is in stunning and peaceful surroundings, perfect for an early cuppa on the patio watching the birds and bumble bees or watching the sun set. Definately worth a drive out to The Beer Engine pub about 20 mins away as well, great pub with excellent beer and food. All in, this was a great week in and idylic cottage!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very good location just to chill out peace and tranquillity ,"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "My son and I had an enjoyable stay in this delightfully quirky cottage in a lovely setting."

    We especially enjoyed the lemon drizzle cake which welcomed us, as did a beautiful golden labrador called Hercules! Two minor quibbles were the quite challenging low beams in the double bedroom, and the basic over-bath shower unit. Gill Jeffery

    Reviewed by Gill4.4Jun 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Very quiet surroundings and the owners and Hercules the dog were very friendly !

    Reviewed by Tamasine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Most enjoyable holiday."

    Cottage was every thing we hope for host was friendly and help full

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage very relxing the owners were welcoming & friendly"

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing and it so nice that there were so many personal touches added for our visit."

    Would certainly look to return.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2022

  • "We spent a lovely few days at Poppy Cottage Iver Easter."

    It's in a beautiful spot and is a spacious home from home with a spacious lounge, comfy bedrooms and a relaxing garden overlooking the valley. Owners were very friendly and we would have loved to stay longer.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Poppy cottage is a wonderful little place, it had everything we needed for our stay,the scenery is outstanding and we loved our time there, especially Hercules the dog and the chickens who came to say hello in the morning."

    Thankyou to Kerstin for our delicious cake when we arrived and to you both for being on hand if we required any information. We highly recommend this cottage for small families it’s like being on the set of Darling buds of May.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week."

    Started well with a lovely cream tea and welcome pack in the cottage! It was a lovely, very dog friendly base to explore further afield. Weather was great so we were able to sit in the enclosed garden and enjoy a cuppa and the views! Kirsten and Dan were so friendly and helpful too. Lots of useful local knowledge for great walks and places to eat. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Hosts very welcoming and helpful. Would recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Very minor issues. Garden not enclosed. Shower mat needed in the bath.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jan 2022

  • "Poppy Cottage is cosy, warm and welcoming."

    We had a lovely mini break in.Loved the touches for your dog, treats provided.. We can highly recommend, Cottage is very clean, the owners surprised us very pleasantly by leaving a welcome package, the area is very nice, there are many interesting places to visit Thank you Dan and Kersity

    5.0Jan 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and Espresso coffee maker
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome on request
  • Garden is enclosed so dogs able to be let off lead
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: The ceiling is sloped and features large beams in the king-size bedroom, please mind your head
  • Note: The WiFi is intermittent due to the rural location, please consider this when booking

The property

This stunning, thatched holiday home, Poppy Cottage, sits on the outskirts of Cadeleigh, Devon.

Encircled by gorgeous views of rural Devon and offering accommodation that boasts character, this dwelling is perfect for a family of four's countryside getaway.

After arriving at the quaint abode, park in one of two off-road spaces before heading inside.

The kitchen/diner enjoys a farmhouse style and offers you all the essentials to fix up nourishing meals with, including a microwave and electric cooker; these meals can be savoured at the charming dining table.

Continue down the corridor to the sitting room, a quirky space featuring pops of colour, along with table football and a wall-mounted TV for entertainment; switch on the electric fire for some added warmth!

When night falls, climb the stairs to find a fabulous bedroom with a king-size bed with a rustic, exposed beam adorning the ceiling, or stay downstairs and rest in the well-presented twin.

Further along from the twin is the bathroom, where you can soak the evening away in the bath with shower over.

To the front of the property there is an attractive, private garden, where you can catch the sun's rays on the patio whilst you tuck into an alfresco treat.

Take a break from doing the cooking and treat your loved ones to an indulgent meal at The Cadeleigh Arms, where you'll be spoilt for choice with fresh, locally sourced produce acquired from across the South West, perfect for fueling a day of excursions.

A short distance from the property lies the village of Cheriton Fitzpaine, home to your amenities, including two friendly pubs and a community shop.

Tiverton also isn't far and hosts a good selection of attractions, from the marvellous Tiverton Castle and the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, to the unique experience of the Tiverton Canal Co and the impressive Grand Western Canal Country Park.

Immerse yourself in history with a tour of Cadbury Castle, once occupied by the Durotriges tribe and thought to be the stronghold of King Arthur during the 6th century, or head to one of Devon's oldest family homes, Fursdon House, where you can lose yourself amongst the vibrant flowers, shrubbery and woodland before ending the day in style with a spot of traditional Devonshire afternoon tea.

The glorious landscaped gardens of Killerton House make a truly lovely setting to enjoy a leisurely stroll, with over 6000 acres to be explored, whilst the Gothic Revival architecture of Knightshayes Court is well worth a visit; marvel at the period interior or get your steps in with a wander through the trees of this remarkable National Trust property.

Further afield, you can find the lively city of Exeter, a place that not only boasts magnificent historic landmarks, including the Exeter Cathedral and the Royal Albert Museum, but offers a good range of activities, from climbing in Clip n Climb Exeter, hiking through the Barley Valley nature reserve and enjoying the exhilarating rides at the nearby Crealy Theme Park.

If you're looking for more things to do in the area, Crediton and Cullompton aren't far and make lovely outings, whilst Exmoor National Park and the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offer an array of outdoor activities.

To experience the best of both the coast and county, Exmouth Beach is within touring distance, decorated in glorious golden sand perfect for spending lazy afternoon lounging with a good book in hand or feeling the fresh waters between your toes as you paddle the shores.

For a stay with your loved ones that you'll look back on in the years to come, choose Poppy Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Cadbury 2.6 miles; Tiverton 4.7 miles.

Nestled amongst the rolling countryside of Devon, above the valley of the River Exe and between Bickleigh and Cadbury, rests the charming pint-sized village of Cadeleigh. Home to a church dedicated to St Bartholomew the Apostle, along with an elegant gastropub serving fresh produce sourced from the South West, Cadeleigh makes an idyllic base for an escape from reality. A host of local amenities can be found in the town of Tiverton, along with a golf club, a castle and a fascinating museum, whilst avid historians will delight with the close proximity to the Iron Age hillfort of Cadbury Castle, once occupied by the Durotriges tribe from which the county of Dorset took their name. Cadeleigh makes an excellent base from which to explore the delights of Devon.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas