Puddle Duck Cottages
- Two luxury dog friendly holiday cottages
- Set in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge
- Parking & free WiFi
- Secure gardens for dogs to roam
- A choice of pubs & restaurants nearby
- Dogs go FREE & get their own hamper!
Puddle Duck Cottages - Dog Friendly Cottages in Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire
Puddle Duck Cottage and Duckling Cottage are two luxury self-catering holiday cottages that have been featured as one of the top places to stay by The Telegraph. Located in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the World's first cast-iron bridge and birthplace of the industrial revolution, featuring 10 award-winning museums including Blists Hill Victorian Town, Enginuity, Jackfield Tile Museum, Tar Tunnel and Coalport China Museum.
Each holiday cottage offers a truely home from home holiday in a tranquil and peaceful location next to the River Severn at Jackfield, there is a great choice of pubs and restaurants within a 5-minute walk and the cottages are located near to the Wrekin Way footpath, offering guests traffic-free scenic walks and cycle trails. The picturesque centre of Ironbridge is only one mile away, which boasts lovely independent shops and excellent places to dine out.
Puddle Duck Cottage
Puddle Duck Cottage is well appointed throughout and provides guests comfortable and contemporary accommodation, with character features consisting of wooden beams, as well as a lovely large inglenook fireplace with log burner (logs and kindling welcome basket included), all of which help to create a charming atmosphere.
The pretty front garden overlooks the River Severn and the large patio and rear terraced garden are perfect for some alfresco dining, enhanced by the pizza and bbq oven provided for guests use. The rear garden is directly accessed from the kitchen and living room patio doors.
This property can be booked individually or jointly with Duckling Cottage for larger groups of families and friends, wishing to spend some quality time together in this perfectly central location in glorious Shropshire.
Duckling Cottage is well appointed throughout and provides guests comfortable and contemporary accommodation, with character features consisting of wooden beams, as well as a lovely inglenook fireplace with log burner (logs and kindling welcome basket included), all of which help to create a charming atmosphere.
The pretty front garden overlooks the River Severn and the large 3/4 acre stock fenced side garden is perfect for some alfresco dining, enhanced by the pizza and BBQ oven provided for guests use. In addition, there is a side and rear patio area with terraced garden at the rear, accessed directly from the patio doors in the kitchen.
This property can be booked individually or jointly with Puddle Duck Cottage for larger groups of families and friends, wishing to spend some quality time together in this perfectly central location in glorious Shropshire.
Arooo! a warm welcome awaits our V.I.P's (Very Important Paws) here at Puddle Duck Cottages.
We're dog friendly, 2 dogs per cottage are most welcome (we can sometimes be flexible with this, so do ask) the rear gardens are secure with 6ft fences and we don't charge extra for dogs to stay, they even get their very own Houndy Hamper just like the hoomans do!
There's lots of snoutastic traffic-free walks directly from the door, a fabulous choice of dog friendly pubs/restaurants and cafes less than 10 minutes walk away, that just so happen to serve great dog biscuits too!
Private secure rear gardens with 6ft fencing
Large 3/4 acre stock fenced enclosed gardens
No charge for dogs to stay
2 dogs per cottage (negotiable, please ask)
Traffic-free walks direct from the cottages
Dog friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes close by
Although we may be dog friendly we are also keen to emphasis the fact that many of our guests don't have pets. For this reason, we are proud to say that our cleaning standards are exceptionally high, so much so we are confident that when you book a stay with us as a non-pet owner you will be equally delighted with the luxurious standards we pride ourselves on and are consistently appraised for, has reflected in our many guest reviews.
“I had a lovely short break at this cottage with my greyhound, who settled in straight away. We got a warm welcome from Sonia, and the delightful cottage was well stocked - it even had a dog bowl, dog bags and biscuits!. There are lots of great walks and dog friendly places locally. Although the 'back garden' is a bit small, steep stepped and low fenced for a greyhound, it was fine for the odd 'necessary' trip outside - and there are plenty of places to walk nearby.”
- Tracey Nunn
“We stayed at Puddle Duck Cottage with our 5 month old puppy :) Sonia the owner and her pooch Bella The Beagle couldn't have done more to make us and our Beagle feel more welcome. We were nervous on our first holiday with our dog but this cottage was the perfect place for us! From a welcome pack with dog treats and poop bags for Mylo (our beagle) to a hamper of all the essentials plus cookies and wine for the "humans" we couldn't have asked for more. Sonia even went to the lengths to organise a "Beagle Meet Up" for us and other dog owners where we explored the gorge with her as our guide. We concluded the afternoon with a Sunday roast at the nearby Woodbridge Inn which was outstanding and dog friendly too! The cottage itself is boutique, clean, cozy and quite simply, gorgeous. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. Oh and the king size bed is like sleeping on a cloud :) ”
- Katy B
“Entering Puddleduck Cottage is like going into the Tardis. On the outside it looks like a typical small Ironbridge Gorge cottage in a quiet location near the river. You enter through a door at the side to a surprisingly spacious lounge/ kitchen diner. This space is light and comfortable and is ideally suited to a small family or a couple wanting a bit more space. It's location and interior is ideal for dogs.The beds were comfortable and the place was spotless. What we liked was that it felt like home with all the conveniences of home, but with enough character to make it feel you were on holiday. The garden at the back is made up of level terraces with the top one allowing you to look over the roof towards the other side of the Gorge. Ideal for an al fresco meal. The area has much more to offer than just the World Heritage site. Within an hour's drive are the towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow with their half timbered buildings and markets. There is the historic working farm of Acton Scott. Good walking is not far away on the Long Mynd with it's gliding club, or the hill fort of Caer Caradoc. The owner, Sonia, who lives in the next cottage is a fount of knowledge about everything from craft shops to hill walks and of course dog walks which she and her beagle Bella have thoroughly researched. ”
- John Sommer
“We stayed at Puddle Duck Cottage for 3 wonderful nights in October. The welcome we got from Sonia on arrival was just lovely, the cottage itself was immaculate, well equipped, perfectly laid out, and very comfortable and cosy. The cottage is in a very peaceful location, and could not have been more perfect for us and our 3 year old Springer Spaniel Tommy! We would recommend Puddle Duck cottage without hesitation, and will definitely be returning what can I say...perfect ....this was a great break for my Husband and I and our Springer. We wish we could have stayed longer, we felt very relaxed when we left. We miss you Puddle Duck! Gary, Lesley & Tommy (Wirral) ”
- Lesley Hollis
“We recommended a customer to Puddleduck cottage recently when they were on a business trip to Telford. They adored the cottage and want to return with the whole family. I took a peak myself and the whole cottage is pristine, log burner was already on (what a lovely welcome) and very comfortable. Also literally minutes away from 3 or 4 dog friendly pubs!”
- Karen and Boomerang
“We booked Puddleduck cottage for a week and we were not disappointed. The cottage is beautifully decorated with luxurious touches added by the owners and truly feels like a 'home from home'. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need during a weeks holiday including dishwasher, washing machine and family eating area. The bedrooms and bathroom areas have been very tastefully decorated in a modern style. The garden is enclosed and dog friendly, which was a must for us. It has a lovely bridal way at the bottom along with trees. When we visited we saw lots of wildlife including squirrels feeding in the early morning. The cottage is very dog friendly and there was even a doggy welcome pack, which our dog thought was great! The owners really have thought of everything you could possibly need and were very kind and welcoming. A family welcome pack was provided with milk, tea, coffee, eggs and a variety of snacks. They gave us lots of information with regards to local events, restaurants and nearby dog walks. Puddleduck cottage is ideally located to visit all the area has to offer including the famous world heritage site of Ironbridge, the Wrekin, lots of museums, fantastic dog walks and so much more. If you are planning a visit to the area then look no further for your accommodation than Puddleduck cottage. Its an absolute must! We can't wait to go back!”
- Lorraine Bridgement
“We had a fantastic week at Puddle Duck. The location of the cottage is superb. For us it is real treat to be able to leave the car and explore the area by foot. Puddle Duck Cottage is beautiful. Everything you could wish for and more. Sonia is a perfect host, who certainly goes the extra mile to make sure that her guests are well catered for. She had a wealth of local information to hand which certainly helped us to make the most of our time. We have no hesitation recommending, and will most definately be returning ourselves.”
- Sarah Parnham
“Dog-friendly with a capital DF! Bella the beagle will be there to greet you when you arrive, along with 'mum' Sonia: between them they are the perfect hostesses. It's easy to see that a lot of time and effort has gone into the recent renovation and refurbishment of Puddleduck Cottage (the name alone beckons you to stay!) and it is a wonderfully welcoming home from home. Clean, comfortable, warm and cosy, with a secure garden for the dogs to play in. We love the fact that it is situated at the heart of a World Heritage Site - it's rather like taking a walk back in time along the banks of the River Severn, in the stunning Ironbridge Gorge. Lots of paths and walks for the dogs - Boot and Charley love exploring there. Blists Hill Victorian Town is a short walk away, as are numerous other attractions. Sonia and Bella are more than happy to recommend places to visit and even act as tour guides, and the stunning Shropshire Hills are just a short drive away with lots of dog-friendly places to walk and eat. Your only problem will be finding enough time to fit everything in - the perfect excuse to book another break! ”
- Hilary and Bob Jones (with Charley and Boot)
“Puddle Duck Cottage is in a beautiful setting by the River Severn where the only thing you can hear in a morning is the birds tweeting. We had a fantastic, relaxing stay in this homely cottage that is well equipped and in a perfect location for walking our dog and to visit the many dog-friendly places all within walking distance. We will definately be returning soon and would highly recommed as a great place to stop with your four legged friends.”
- Kelly Waters