Puddle Duck Cottage is dog friendly & continually rated 5/5 by guests. It’s located at The Tuckies, a hamlet in the eastern part of Jackfield, approx 1 mile down river from The Iron Bridge & opposite the village of Coalport in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge. Offering guest’s easy access on foot to the 10 award-winning Museums, including Blists Hill Victorian Village. The cottage borders The Severn Valley Way & is approx 5 mins by foot to The Silkin Way, providing many scenic walks & cycle trails, with a great selection of local pubs/restaurants within 5 mins walk. Secure private garden and parking.
The cottage had everything and more. So often holiday cottages have little faults but puddleduck had everything that we like eg kingsize bed, good sized children’s room, stove, fabulous location,very quiet, spotlessly clean and walking distance to restaurants. on top of that a very generous welcome pack. We will revisit, this time without grandchildren.
We had high hopes and were not disappointed. From the lovely welcome of cake, wine, milk, eggs, bread to the home décor which I am now copying madly, it was perfect. We had intended to eat out, but we liked the cottage so much that we bought food from the local co-op and ate in. The kitchen was well equipped and things like condiments, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets were all supplied. Sonia had provided loads of local information which was really useful, including some walks. The wi-fi worked well. There was a TV, but we just passed the evening chilling out in front of the wood-burner. We purchased an Ironbridge passport and set out to do as much as we could. Many are within walking distance. Our favourites were Blists Hill and the Jackfield Tile Museum. At Jackfield we managed to buy some of the tiles used in the fireplace in the cottage to use at home. We had to ask though as there is a second shop behind the café. The cottage was very dog friendly, with dog biscuits under the sink, but you would not know that a dog had ever stayed there. A weekend was not long enough to do all the things we wanted to do, and when we do return, I will not look at any other cottages to see if we can do better. I do not think we could. Perhaps next time I will bring the dog!
Puddle Duck Cottage afforded us everything we hoped for and needed. The cottage is in a good location, within easy reach of all the Ironbridge Gorge attractions, with some lovely walks for the dogs and plenty of watering holes, restaurants, cafes and in Ironbridge itself shops that were all both human and dog friendly.The accommodation was spotless, comfortable and a home from home for the humans and our four legged friends. Sonia was extremely helpful from the initial booking until we left, albeit we unfortunately didn’t get to meet up during our stay. Although check in/out are 4pm/10 am to allow time for changeover of guests, I understand the owners like to give visitors the opportunity to be flexible on those times when bookings permit. We were fortunate enough to be able to check in early on the Friday and stay as long as we wished on the Sunday due to nobody following us as landscaping works were planned for the following days and the cottage left free so that works would not disturb anyone. Sonia let us know about the early/late availability in advance and we were able to plan an even better break than we had hoped. The welcome pack on arrival was appreciated, with fresh bread, milk, eggs, butter, a lovely chocolate cake and wine for us. The kitchen was adequately stocked with utensils, crockery, basic spices, oil, sauces etc and doggie treats for Frankie and Chelsea; all the appliances you could need are there and even a picnic basket and mats. Attention to detail with the decor was nice to see, beds were comfortable, rooms spacious, good sized bathrooms and a comfortable lounge through to the kitchen and beyond out into the terraced garden. There is access to wifi and a supply of books, games, dvds etc should you wise to avail yourself. The whole weekend was relaxing and refreshing, we had a wonderful time and had no complaints whatsoever regarding the accommodation or the helpfulness of the owners, save to say we were just sorry we didn’t get to meet them and their dogs, but maybe next time as we would have no hesitation in returning to Puddle Duck or indeed in recommending to friends, family and anyone looking for a peaceful break in the heart of Shropshire.
Would thoroughly recommend this cottage! The owners have done a fabulous job with the interior design and the location is wonderful. Not only do they ” accommodate dogs” they truly do cater for their every need. Dog treats and toys were present on our arrival as well as wine and cake for the two legged guests! It was great that there was information on dog friendly places to visit and local walks had been kindly mapped out by the owners. Will definitely be returning, a truly amazing find!
We arrived with a lovely welcome from Sonia. The cottage it’s self is stunning and to find the fridge/cupboards stocked with milk, bread etc was great. Even the fab surprise of a chocolate cake when we opened the cake tin! The cottage it’s self is set in the most beautiful surroundings and if your after fishing my son got a PB for a barbel just opposite the cottage. The dogs loved their surprise of their own dog treats and everything including bowls and some poop bags are provided. We have a fab video of us trying to go home and one of them not wanting to leave the garden! Thank you again, we will be back.
Incredibly comfortable and beautiful. Sonia left us a fantastic welcome pack including treats for our dog. We would definitely like to go back. The area is quiet and picturesque with so much to see.
What a wonderful relaxing stay, the cottage is in a lovely location close to walks and plenty of pubs we stayed for a long weekend and didn’t use the car once It was spotlessly clean inside you would never know that dogs have stayed before. We will definitely stay again and will recommend to all our friends.