Q How many people can sleep in your yurts?
A The yurts each have one double bed and two double sofa beds. Each can sleep up to four adults or a family of six with children sharing beds.
Q How many people can sleep in your safari tents?
A The safari tents can sleep up to six adults. There is a bedroom with a double bed, a bedroom with two single beds and a double sofa bed in the main living area.
Q How many people can sleep in your bell tent?
A The bell tent has one double bed and two single beds. It can sleep up to four people. NB the bell tent is available only in high summer season (May 24 - September 21 2017).
Q Do you provide barbecues?
A We do not provide barbecues. You are most welcome to bring a portable barbecue with you or use disposable ones, provided you do not allow them to scorch the grass.
Q Do you provide logs for the woodburning stove?
A We provide a net of logs and a net of kindling in your welcome pack. Additional logs are available to buy onsite at cost for £4 a net of logs, £5 for a net of kindling.
Q Do you provide bedlinen?
A On arrival you will find the double bed in your tent fully made up, as you would expect in a hotel. In addition, we provide duvets, pillows and mattress protectors for the other beds in your tent. You can either bring your own bedlinen for them from home or hire sets of bedlinen. They cost £7 for a set of bottom sheet, duvet cover and pillow cases.
Q Do you provide towels?
A We have sets of towels available to hire for £5 for a set of three good-sized bath towels. We ask that you do not use these towels for beach trips, please bring your own beach towels.
Q What are the compost loos like?
A They are honestly very fresh and pleasant, thanks to being regularly topped up with pine woodshavings. You use them like a normal toilet but instead of flushing, you throw down a scoop of woodshavings. Each loo has a basin with running (but cold) water. Each tent has its own compost loo, just behind the tent in its own little building.
Q Tell us about the showers
A Our three safari tents have their own individual showers with 24/7 hot water within the tents themselves. We also have a spacious light and airy shower block in our barn for the yurts and bell tent, with 24hr plentiful hot water, basins and mirrors as well as electric sockets for hairdryers. The shower block is regularly cleaned and checked.
Q Are there fridges?
A Yes, we have fridges in the barn, one for each tent, where you can keep your food cool. Each tent also has a coolbox, and you can swap freezer blocks over from the fridge/freezers to keep your food cool.
Q What about laundry?
A We provide a washing machine and tumble dryer in the barn free of charge, as well as clothes airers if you would like to hang out clothes to dry.
Q Do you offer pony rides?
A We offer pony rides to all small visitors on our pony Ebony, who can carry children up to five stone and from the age of about three. Rides cost £6 and include a rosette for each child. The times of the rides will be written up on the notice board in the barn. Please wear long trousers, children must be accompanied by adults.
Q Can we meet the other farm animals?
A Look out on the farm notice board when you arrive, as we offer regular opportunities for children to meet the chickens, ponies and goats.
Q Can we allow our children to range freely on the farm?
A A stay at Cuckoo Down Farm is a great opportunity for children to have lots of active fun in the fresh air. We ask that all visitors observe the Countryside Code when they are at Cuckoo Down Farm. Children should be supervised in the same way as you would at any outdoor park or play area. We make great efforts to ensure the farm is as safe as possible but please use your parental common sense and responsibility at all times. Children should be supervised when playing in the woods and are not allowed into the animal enclosures unless accompanied by a member of staff.