Duck End

east allington

From £351

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1 bedrooms

Up to 3 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: DUCK
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Designated parking
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Dishwasher
  • Short Breaks available
  • Central heating
  • Garden or outside space
  • Near Beach


Duck End is a charming converted beamed barn tucked away in an idyllic peaceful valley nestling amongst tall trees with a lovely bridle path walk merely a stones throw away.  Secluded and private, whilst a short drive to the bustle of Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth and Totnes, makes this cosy property a haven for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts.  It is an ideal place for a couple to get away from it all, and yet it is centrally located in the South Hams with a varied selection of popular beaches and village pubs within a short drive away. Duck End is also dog friendly and the owners who live in the adjoining property will ensure guest privacy and enjoyment.

A glazed door leads down 2 steps into a most attractive living room with Karndean floors, exposed scissor beams and includes a comfortable sofa, dining table to seat 4, digital TV, DVD, iPod dock with built-in CD player, books and magazines. The smart kitchen area is well equipped with electric hob and oven, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. The charming bedroom has a large 5ft king bed with a Tempur mattress and space for a Z bed for a child. Stylish, contemporary bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC.

Private, totally enclosed lawn garden in front of the cottage with a gate. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided.

Private parking for one car. From the parking area to the front door, there is an approximate 60 metre illuminated path and three steps.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, central heating (oil) and electricity. Cot and high chair available by arrangement with owner.
  • Pets: Dogs are more than welcome. Use of leads is requested outside the cottage garden.  Pet Charge: £25.00 per pet per week (£30.00 from Jan 2019).
  • Telephone: No telephone. Limited mobile reception on some networks.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches from 4.5 miles. Pub 1 mile. Shops and restaurants in Kingsbridge 5 miles. Totnes 9 miles.
  • Please Note: The farm has its own water supply, providing true Devon water at its best.

August 2018

We had a wonderful week at Duck End with our two hounds. The cottage was excellent in itself and in such a great location for exploring this wonderful area. The layout and design of the cottage is ideal for dog owners. It’s within reach of beautiful beaches, great walks and much much more. The hosts were very friendly and hospitable though in no way intrusive. It was a wrench leaving on our final morning.

August 2018

Lovely welcome by friendly owners. Cottage in beautiful location.

August 2018

This property is out in the sticks, which was perfect for us. Its lovely and peaceful. It was a great base to visit the surrounding area, with Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Blackpool Sands all being within a short distance. Enjoyed every minute there & didn't want to leave.

July 2018

It was a excellent property and host. Very private and quiet. A great place to hide away.

July 2018

Yes every lovely stay and great weather too. Lisa was every helpful with a doggy mishap.

June 2018

Lovely place and great holiday. Owners very welcoming and great for dogs.

May 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Duck End cottage. Very peaceful and in a lovely part of Devon. The cottage was lovely and very comfortable and was equipped with all the amenities you needed however if you need to use a mobile phone, there was no signal. Had a lovely warm welcome from the really nice couple who were the owners of the property and nothing was a bother to them If you don’t want to go far for something to eat, the Fortesque pub, 1.1 miles from the cottage (by road) was lovely for food and very friendly.

May 2018

Brilliant stay anmd location. Already thinking of returning

April 2018

Our stay was very relaxing and it was nice to arrive to a cream tea. We were so lucky with the weather which meant we were able to make the most of the dog friendly garden and enjoy the peace and quiet. The owners were extremely welcoming and helpful and the cottage was well equipped. To wake to bird song instead of alarm clock and the stars at night in the dark sky was wonderful as no light pollution.

September 2017

A really lovely cottage with welcoming, friendly, helpful owners. The best equipped kitchen I've ever been in in a holiday let! The cottage manages to be both light and airy and warm and cosy Great for the dog with a secure garden and washable floors. Beautiful area with walks on the doorstep. Highly recommended.

September 2017

Very comfy, quiet and convenient. Access is a slight problem due to the narrow roads but is easily overcome. Very helpful owners who could not do enough to make our stay more comfortable.

September 2017

The owners were very welcoming which included a lovely cream tea upon our arrival which was a lovely touch after a long journey. The owners who lived in an adjacent and attached property balanced their friendly helpfulness whilst considering our privacy. The information booklet provided proved very useful too offering accurate information for those we selected to experience. In conclusion we loved our stay that included our accommodation, the location, the hospitality and general area. Would we return? Yes indeed and we would recommend this property to our friends and family too. Many many thanks for a wonderful weeks holiday.

August 2017

We very much enjoyed our stay at Duck End and would recommend this cottage to friends and family. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

May 2017

Owners were very welcoming. Very peaceful setting.

April 2017

While generally the standard of the equipment was good there was a distinct lack of provision for the storage of dry food goods. such as breakfast cereals, preserves, tin food, biscuits, dog food etc., etc., however this certainly would not prevent us from using this property again.

Thank you for your comments and pleased that you had a good holiday. We've passed your comments about storage onto the owners, but providing additional storage in the kitchen area may prove a little difficult. However, we'll look into it and hope to see you again soon. The Toad Hall team.

- The Toad Hall Team

October 2016

Duck End was lovely. The owners were very helpful. Would love to go there again.

May 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Duck End to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.It is a lovely peaceful hideaway very well equipped comfortable and clean.Good location for exploring this part of Devon. A nice thought by the owners John and Lisa to provide a Devon cream tea on arrival and thanks to Toad Hall the goody bag for our dog Murphy

May 2016

It was a lovely area to stay, very tranquill and lovely to hear the beautiful birdsong. On arrival there was a lovely welcome with a homemade cake,a chew for the dog and a jug of milk. I was very impressed with the goodie bag for my dog that was left on the doorstep of the accommodation one day. My golden retreiver was more than pleased. Very nice touches with the owners and Toad Hall Cottages willing to go that extra mile to make our stay one to remember.

August 2014

A superbly pleasant, comfortable and relaxing location. Perfect to unwind and get away from it all. The welcome cake and flowers were a really good touch. I'll definitely be recommending Duck End to friends and family.

October 2013

This cottage has the "wow" factor from the moment you arrive. The peace and tranquillity cannot be conveyed through any brochure, you have to experience it! Utterly lovely in every sense. The cottage is full character providing high quality furnishings throughout and spotlessly clean (even a home made cake and flowers await). Equally as important was the safe and enclosed environment for our dogs. Our stay was totally faultless and we will be returning next year.

September 2013

We had such a wonderful stay absolutely loved the cottage and the area, would love to come back

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