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Mallard Cottage

Totnes, Devon (Ref. 1071465)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs King

    “Comfortable holiday apartment in quiet riverside location The 3 bed ground floor apartment has everything you need for a few days of quiet in the dart valley.”

    Expect country lanes. The property is next to the Malsters pub and is a ten minute walk from the Watermans. Having read a less than flattering review we came prepared. Bring wood for the log burner, loo and kitchen rolls and any food you need as they are no shops within three miles or so. It was very clean when we arrived and the heating was already on. We saw no signs of damp.  The shower pressure is low but tolerable. The kitchen units are in need of new finishes but everything works. The ...

    Expect country lanes. The property is next to the Malsters pub and is a ten minute walk from the Watermans. Having read a less than flattering review we came prepared. Bring wood for the log burner, loo and kitchen rolls and any food you need as they are no shops within three miles or so. It was very clean when we arrived and the heating was already on. We saw no signs of damp.  The shower pressure is low but tolerable. The kitchen units are in need of new finishes but everything works. The storage heaters get the place warm, the washing machine/tumble and dishy work fine. The Wifi is reasonable not brilliant. There is Freesat for the basic TV channels. There’s a cupboard of board games and a selection of books to read if you wish. The main bedroom was light and airy with single beds in the other rooms. The lounge diner is a very comfy space. Great for birdwatching as the tide ebbs and flows, or night sky views towards the east along the harbourne river. Bring torches as it’s very dark at night. A small enclosed front yard is great for a dog, but young kids would need supervision out front as the river quay adjoins the drive. We really liked this place and walked or drove to the local towns. If you seek peace and quiet then it’s a good choice. It’s like a normal lived-in family’s home and not all shiny and modern. If you expect that you can enjoy a real break from the bustle of normal life in a picturesque rural location.

    - Mrs King, November 2021

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.

Summary

  • 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
  • Two well behaved dogs accepted at the property (not allowed in the bedrooms) charged at £25 per dog.

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

About the location

TOTNES

Dartington 1.9 miles; Staverton 3.5 miles; Habertonford 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 navel 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season