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Stokenham Luxury Cottage, Puddleduck Cottage in Devon
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Small but perfectly formed, Puddleduck is a luxury self-catering cottage set just a mile from the sea in the quaint village of Stokenham near Salcombe in Devon. A sweet bird melody resonates throughout, with speckled feather print fabrics, duck egg blue furnishings and a crown of three ducklings on the thatched roof making it the most perfect and quintessential ‘love nest’.

Luxury self-catering in the South Hams, Devon


If you are looking for a luxury self-catering cottage with true tiny house charm in the most idyllic of locations, Puddleduck will not disappoint. Stokenham is a picture-postcard village of thatched cottages near sought-after Salcombe and Kingsbridge, on the Devonshire coast. A desirable holiday destination for centuries, the South Hams is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty encompassing a slice of Dartmoor with a silver lining of sparkling coastline.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The kingsize bed is adorned with sumptuous fabrics of turquoise and contrasting guineafowl prints, leading into a hunting lodge style en suite shower room with WC. What better way to start the day than by pulling open the French doors to inhale the fresh air of the countryside, taste the coastal zephyr on your lips and feel the morning sunshine on your face? Blissful!


Mellower than neighbouring Cornwall, the beautiful South Hams district enjoys a climate mild enough to grow oranges and lemons, making it prosperous and plentiful in every sense. Nearby Salcombe and Hope Cove sport fine white sands and azure waters bobbing with colourful boats; a haven for those who love to be beside the seaside. Don't miss the chance to steal a champagne kiss from your valentine as you watch the sunset from the beach, under a blanket of dusky pink sky pinpricked with sparkling stars.

For Relaxation

Rouse from your love nest to the distant peel of the church bells and retreat to the sweet courtyard garden for an alfresco brunch of fresh coffee and buttered crumpets. While the day away with picturesque strolls, fishing trips and visits to historical sites aplenty. On rainy days the living room provides a sanctuary for cosy film nights by the roaring log fire.


With a view over the village green, Puddleduck has all the amenities on the doorstep. There is parking for one car on the gravelled drive. This bijou bolthole is equipped with everything lovebirds need for a luxury self-catering stay including fridge (with freezer compartment), electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and combined washer dryer.



Style: Quirky pieces of furniture painted in antiqued shades of teal contrast with striking guinea fowl patterned fabrics, reindeer hides and retro egg prints to create a hunting lodge style with a touch of the vintage.

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Our Take

Property Owner Helen says

I know you´ll fall in love with this idyllic part of South Devon and I hope that my little hideaway cottage will also win a place in your heart.

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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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The sweet country kitchen is well-equipped with everything you would expect to find in a luxury self-catering cottage. South-westerly facing, the small garden courtyard is the perfect place for a sun-soaked alfresco supper with the peal of the church bells and sound of the songbirds providing the blissful soundtrack.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).

Eating Out

A great thing about Puddleduck is that it is within walking distance from the local pub, so you can enjoy a few local ales and stroll home whenever you please. Just yards from the cottage, The Tradesman’s Arms is a quintessential 14th Century thatched pub with hearty seasonal menu and cosy bar, especially inviting in winter when the log burner is lit. For something special, embark on an eight mile journey of magnificent coastline down to the embankment in Dartmouth to find The Seahorse restaurant, perfect for those who love good seafood.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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