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Great consideration has been given to everything you might ever need from a holiday cottage. The location was perfect for the Donkey Sanctuary, a two minute walk away and for exploring the Jurassic Coast. The dogs were very content with many dog-friendly touches. Plenty of good walks direct from the cottage. The site was quiet with only the occasional braying donkey to be heard. When we come back down to Devon I would definitely stay here again.
Kokpelli is a modern yet cosy cottage in Sidmouth, Devon. Located next to the Donkey Sanctuary, the cottage is an ideal place to stay when visiting this part of Devon. We know the area well so we like the central location of the cottage to return to when we visit our favourite places such as Sidmouth, Beer and the beautiful and highly recommended walk along The Byes. During this holiday we also visited Lyme Regis and Bicton Botanical Gardens which are well worth a trip! Our dog Milly comes along on the break and is made to feel very welcome everywhere locally. Devon love their dogs! Kokopelli catered to her every need and she was happy and comfortable straight away! For us, everything you need is in the cottage and more. It feels like staying at home but with extra treats! Jacqui was an excellent hostess from the initial booking; emailing us recommendations for the area a few weeks before and making sure we got home safely after the holiday. I would thoroughly recommend staying at Kokopelli if you were interested in staying in the area. We will be back again for sure!
This holiday home had so many added little touches that made it feel like home from home. It has really been thought about with the little things like candles in the bathroom to dog shampoo, torches and a long line. The place was modern and clean and I could of happily moved in! You couldn't ask for more with the location. We didn't need the car at all and wandered from village to village via the coastal path which gave us beautiful beaches and stunning views. Jacqui was the perfect host who I felt I could contact with any query that I had. We will be coming back.
We had a lovely time near the donkeys and your cottage was perfect. Genuinely coudldn't think of anything we needed but didn't have at our fingertips.
Back again for our 3rd visit and as always, Kokopelli is perfect! Very lucky with the weather-writing this looking at clear blur sky. Grandson (Mylo) age 2 enjoyed staying with us again for a couple of days and we had great fun with the Knex. It really is like a home from home ,with everything you need or wish for. We have walked and walked and Bailey (cockapoo) has enjoyed every minute.
Carole, Sara and Bailey
Thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful home with us. All the extra touches make this a special retreat.
we've had a wonderful few days enjoying this beautiful part of the country-it was just what we needed and with so much to see and do here, we hope to visit agan very soon.
suzanne, adrian and Beau and skye (goldies).
Thank you so much for making us so welcome in your lovely cottage. You seem to have thought of everything. Despite the weather , it has been a lovely relaxing weekend. We hope to return .
Archie our dog had a lovely time.
Lovely cottage, great location. Everything you could wish for. Warm, cosy a real home from home. Beautifully decorated for xmas and a fantastic bag of goodies. Can't wait to go back.
Gorgeous cottage in a quiet setting. Home from home and spotlessly clean. Extremely well equipped, furnishings to a very high standard. Lots of lovely walks nearby. Loved Sidmouth beach and Lyme Regis. The Donkey Sanctuary is on the doorstep. Great for dogs and families. Will definitely return next year. Lynne
Our 3rd visit to Kokopelli and already booked again for next year :) We love it here - a home from home. Such a quiet and relaxing position; superbly equipped and clean cottage. Great location for exploring the area on foot or in the car. Thanks Jacqui and Garry for letting us stay again.
Fantastic 3 night break in this gorgeous cottage, even the rain and gale force winds didn’t dampen our spirits. Lots of lovely walks suitable for dogs on your doorstep, many of which involve donkeys, good pubs or the sea - we will definitely return again!
Not just dog friendly, family friendly too!
Left on Oct 29, 2018 for a stay in Oct 2018
Jacqui and Garry have really gone the extra mile to think of everything you need for a comfortable stay. Great ideas of things to do sent well in advance of stay including activities and favourite places to eat - really helpful when visiting during busy school holidays. Arrived to find immaculate cottage with a great layout and good sized rooms. Greeted by welcome pack touches for humans and a full kit of things for our dog in case we had forgotten anything. Sensible things like washing up liquid and olive oil and a few herbs ... so many Cottages skimp on these things but they’re a hassle to always bring. Area has loads to do - donkey sanctuary on your doorstep is a big hit with the kids as was fossil hunting and a genuinely decent riding stables close by - Devenish. Super quiet cottage with a sunny aspect and well kept grounds - easy to mingle with other guests on the park or keep tucked away in your corner if that’s your preference
Beautiful holiday home in lovely surroundings and only 15 minutes from the delightful coastal town of Sidmouth and less than 30 minutes from Lyme Regis. Brilliantly equipped and really comfortable with everything to make it feel like home from home. The grandchildren and our dog had a wonderful time as did we. Would highly recommend this holiday home.
We have just had our 5th short stay at this beautiful cottage, which I think says how much we like this place! As 2 x adults, 1 x toddler and 2 x dogs Kokopelli easily accomodates of us with its large living/ dining area and a open plan kitchen its great to have some space. You can tell the owners really take pride in this place, everything has been thought about, from every kitchen utensil you could possibly need to the books and toys for children. Kokopelli is beautifully furnished to a high standard and has such comfy beds which can be very hit and miss from past experiences we've had staying in holiday cottages. With its location in the corner of the small holiday park it great as we have hardly ever seen or heard anyone which is so peaceful and relaxing. Its great to be able to stroll literally 5 minutes across to the many walks around the Donkey Sanctuary, which is all so dogs friendly. For us Kokopelli is ideal place to rejuvenate as we can all relax in comfort here place plus have so much available right on the doorstep, we have already booked to next little break
Found this cottage as a late break on Facebook and what a lovely place it is-a real home from home. We loved all the nearby places to visit and all the personal touches you have made to the cottage and all the contemporary items.
Ian, Marcell and Roxy our dog.
Second time in this lovely cottage which is perfect for us, our cockapoo and my mum who has walking disabilities.
Love Sidmouth, Lyme Reis, West bay and Burton Bradstock. lovely weather , very warm for October .Love this cottage , so well thought out and love Kokopelli furnishings . We'll be back -in fact have booked another weekend in November.
A wonderful haven in a beautiful area , with owners who really care! Thank you garry and Jacqui for everything. All you recommended was great.
Pauline , bob and shadow who loved the toys.
This is a really well appointed and comfortable contemporary cottage with lots to do in the locality. Ideal for a week away and plenty of doggy walks in the surrounding area.
We stayed for a short break with our 5&9 year old children and dog. The cottage was very clean and had lots of lovely touches, particularly the basket with lots of doggy essentials! The cottage has been renovated to a high standard- the bathroom was enormous. There were plenty of homely features. You can really tell this is a much loved holiday home or the owners. Location wise the cottage is literally next to the Donkey Sanctuary. The sanctuary is free to get in so we enjoyed plenty of dog walks though very early in the mornings when it was just us and the donkeys around. There are plenty of places to walk the dog. The coastal walks are very hilly indeed so maybe not suited to the less mobile! We visited Lyme Regis (nearest sandy beach- good for the kids), Beer- plenty of eating options, Sidmouth- lovely little shops Jurassic Centre - very educational but ok for a couple of hours out. Would definitely recommend Kokopelli
Within a few hours of arriving, we already felt at home and were sad to think about leaving already!! There was also a warming welcome gift too! Such a lovely treat and thought, thank you both! I have to say that Kokkopelli is an amazing place. A lot of thought, effort and love has gone into every aspect, down to the smallest details and the decor was fab! I also loved the information given about how the name "Kokkopelli" come about and all of the Kokkopelli decorations dotted around! A lot of information was provided before hand and at the cottage itself; local information/events/takeaways/shops/place to go/walks etc etc. The cottage itself was well equipped throughout, washing machine, dishwasher, dog bowls, toys etc, een dog shampoo! Also had a lovely garden area with patio, bbq, lights and nice peaceful surroundings... Although not as quiet when the donkeys started eeyore-ing in the background! But this was obviously lovely! Would definitely recommend walking down to the donkey sanctuary.. can spend a whole day there! The donkeys are well looked after, plenty of them, the grounds are clean and tidy, lovely canteen area with lovely food and great views from the windows out to the donkeys.. You can also walk down to the (pebble) beach less than 30 minutes, but there are steep steps to get down to the beach and obviously back up again! I would also recommend going to Exmouth beach.. a lovely maintained beach, can park in the town and walk down withi 15 minutes, close to the shops too.. The sea was crystal clear and so warm! Did feel like we were abroad! The only bad thing that I can say about the place is that it isn’t mine! Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely kokopelli! ? can say that we will definitely be back!