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Mallard Cottage

Totnes, Devon (Ref. 1071465)


Coast & Country Cottages rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Stephen

    “The cottage could do with a bit of TLC, The carpet at the door way into the main bedroom is very badly stained We have had a better welcome pack in other cottages, just a couple of tea bags and a couple of sachets of UHT milk The info pack needs updating, the refuse collection schedule is for 2021 a little bit out of date.”

    The location is excellent

    The location is excellent

    - Stephen, May 2024


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car only
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised near surrounding water at all time
  • 1 travel cot supplied
  • Two well behaved dogs accepted at the property (not allowed in the bedrooms).

The property

Totnes 3.4 miles.

Nestled on the banks of Bow Creek, in the pint-sized hamlet of Tuckenhay, Devon, is this desirable ground-floor apartment, Mallard Cottage.

Resting within easy touring distance of both the coast and country, Mallard Cottage is an idyllic base for a small family or a group of friends looking to explore the delights of Devon.

Upon arrival to the property you're greeted by a beautifully-presented front terrace, inviting you to take a seat on the patio and enjoy a refreshing glass of wine, soaking in the tranquil view across the neighbouring water after a busy day exploring.

A private quay is also available for you to enjoy with steps leading down to the creek, an ideal place to launch your kayak or paddleboard from.

Stepping inside, you'll be delighted by the light and airy interior, boasting a traditional yet stylish design, fitted with a contemporary kitchen, equipped with all the amenities necessary to prepare some tasty treats for the group to enjoy gathered around the dining table as you plan your next adventure.

Settle in for the evening with a seat in the snug seating area for a movie night, enveloping the room in the warmth from the rustic woodburning stove, or escape the excitement and delve into a captivating book in the reading nook.

When the day draws to a close, prepare for bed with a leisurely soak in the family bathroom, before retiring to one of the three bedrooms to rest your eyes, choosing between a snug single, a twin and a double room, framing calming views across the tranquil water.

Treat yourself to a spot of indulgence and head next door to the local pub, The Maltsters Arms, charmingly set in an 18th-century coaching inn, serving culinary delights prepared by an award-winning chef and boasting views of the creek with a further pub, The Waterman's Arms around 750m away.

Venture further afield to the town of Dartmouth, home to an array of eateries to suit all tastes, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque flowers and sculptures on display at Royal Avenue Gardens, explore the Tudor heritage of Bayard's Cove Fort and indulge in a spot of traditional Devonshire afternoon tea at Dartmouth Castle Tea Rooms.

Spend a fun-filled day out at Woodlands Family Theme Park, the largest theme park in Devon, or traverse the moorland, woodland and wetland of Dartmoor National Park.

The wonderful Blue Flag shingle beach of Blackpool Sands is within a 8.5 mile drive.

With all of this and more, choose a stay at Mallard Cottage for your next Devonshire retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Dartington 1.9 miles; Staverton 3.5 miles; Harbertonford 3.6 miles.

The market town of Totnes is at the head of the estuary of the River Dart, in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its historic Fore Street is lined with interesting shops, tea rooms, restaurants and a weekly Elizabethan market, offering local produce and unique finds. During the festive period, the streets of Totnes come alive with its annual Christmas market. From Totnes, set off on walking routes with stunning backdrops along the Dart Valley Trail, or explore the historic Totnes Castle. The historic naval town of Dartmouth and the shops and estate at Dartington are just a short drive away.

Please ensure that all children are supervised when using the private quayside (the quayside is shared just between three properties)

Please note that there is only parking available at the property for one car. Further on street parking can be found nearby.

Tuckenhay is approached down narrow lanes with passing places.

Please note the Tuckenhay Regatta which takes place near the property will take place on Saturday 23rd of July 2022.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season