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Puddle Duck Cottages

Puddle Duck Cottage, Duckling Cottage and Lilliput Cottage are three luxury dog friendly self catering holiday cottages that have been featured as one of the top places to stay by The Telegraph and recently awarded “The Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Holiday Accommodation 2020 - West Midlands” at The Pet Product & Services Awards by LUXlife

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!

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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.

Offering secure gardens, we do not charge extra for dogs to stay and have lots of traffic free walks direct from the cottages with a great choice of dog friendly pubs/restaurants and cafes less then a 10 mins walk. 

We have over 400 5 star guest reviews, which is a great paws up too! 

- No charge for dogs to stay

- Private secure rear gardens with 6ft fencing, perfect for night time wees

- Large 3/4 acre stock fenced gardens, perfect for energetic playtime!

- Houndy hamper (bowls, toys, treats, poop bags, dog wash, blanket,towels)

- Traffic free walks direct from the cottage, walking guides

- Dog friendly pubs/ restaurants <10mins walk

- 2 dogs per cottage (negotiable, so do ask)

- Luxury welcome hamper and wine

- Bed linen, towels, wifi and private parking

- Basket of logs for wood burner in winter

Each stay is inclusive of our luxury welcome hamper, heating, power, basket of logs for the wood burner (winter months) all bed linen and towels, free wifi.

To find out more about the cottages and the area, check availability or book a stay with us take a look at our website www.puddleduckcottages.co.uk


Please note within the FACT FILE on page 61, the price quoted for seven nights was incorrectly stated by our researches. Weekend stays start from £500, weekly stays start from £1100 and mid week stays start from £650.

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Puddle Duck Cottages Review by Emma Bearman

Emma and her Springer Spaniels, Alfie and Bonnie spend a couple of nights away in the in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire.

At the beginning of October, I packed up the spaniels and ventured the other side of the M6 for a couple of nights away. Our base for the trip was the gorgeous Puddle Duck Cottages, two luxury self-catering holiday cottages, located in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire. A true home from home, set right next to the River Severn at Jackfield.  

I must admit when it comes to a holiday with the dogs I always seem to head to the coast, or the mountains... I hadn’t considered staying so close to home, so I was keen to see just what the historic Iron Bridge Gorge had to offer. From the moment I arrived I was blown away by just how beautiful the area was! What a gem!

Duckling Cottage

We were staying in the gorgeous Duckling Cottage, the smaller of the two cottages sleeping 4 across two bedrooms. It was perfect for me and the spaniels... We received a warm welcome from owner Sonia and her very friendly young Beagle Bertie, we let the dogs have a play before being given a tour of Duckling Cottage.

Our cottage really did feel like home, from the moment we walked through the door. The lamps were on, the house was warm and there was even a little welcome gift of wine and chocolate cake - both were delicious, and very much appreciated. Downstairs you have a very cosy open plan living area, starting with a beautiful fully fitted kitchen, with a modern double oven electric cooker and halogen hob, microwave and toaster. A really nice touch was that the cupboards were stocked with the essentials you would need for your stay, so milk, bread, eggs, butter. It meant that upon arrival I didn't have to worry about finding a local shop to stock up.

You then have a cosy little dining area for up to five people tucked away nicely under the stairs, finished beautifully with fresh flowers... It would be absolutely perfect for family meals. The rest of the room was your “living room” with the lovely inglenook fireplace and log burner taking centre stage! With seating for the whole family, it was the perfect area to relax and enjoy spending time with each other. Kitted out with a flat-screen TV, DVD player with a selection of DVD’s and iPod they had all the technology covered... If you are looking for more of the traditional entertainment there was also a selection of books and games for you to enjoy.

Upstairs you have the bedrooms and family bathroom, both rooms are decorated beautifully. The master bedroom has some scenic views of the River Severn, there is a king-sized bed and on-suit bathroom. What I loved most is that even though in an ideal world dogs are to be kept downstairs, but they are flexible, if you dog gets very nervous and would rather be near you at night they can sleep on the floor in the bedrooms. My older boy Alfie truly is a Velcro spaniel, he isn’t happy unless I'm close by, so this made for a stress-free stay.

Dog Friendly

Both of the cottages at Puddle Duck cottages are dog friendly, they warmly welcome up to two dogs... They can sometimes be flexible on numbers, so be sure to get in touch. Dogs are welcomed with their very own “Houndy Hamper”.

Each cottage has been designed with dogs in mind, both with private secure rear gardens with 6ft fencing, high enough to keep even the best escape artists safe. You also have access to a large ¾ acre stock fenced enclosed garden overlooking the River Severn... The garden is perfect for some alfresco dining, enhanced by the pizza and BBQ oven, I can just imagine making the most of these over the summer months, you can sit back and relax while the dogs enjoy themselves.

The Local Area

Puddle Duck Cottages are perfectly located for visiting Ironbridge, you could park up arrival and spend the rest of your stay exploring on foot. The cottages offer easy access on foot to the 10 award winning museum sites; Including the popular Blists Hill Victorian Town, Enginuity, Jackfield Tile Museum, Tar Tunnel and Coalport Tile Museum.

If you are looking to get out and about with your dog there are lots of great traffic free walks directly from your door, and what’s even better is that there is a great choice of dog friendly pubs and café's just a 5-minute walk away.  

On our last day we took a walk down the Wrekin way, into the picturesque centre of Ironbridge that was only one mile from Duckling cottage. There was a whole selection of lovely independent shops to explore as well as taking the time to appreciate the rather striking Iron Bridge.


118 Review(s)

Julie Sheridan, September 2021

Beautiful interiors, lots of special touches

Great location

Very dog friendly

Wonderful hosts

Alison Garnett, September 2021

100% dog friendly. Obvious dogs come first at this property. The humans are really well looked after as well, wanted for nothing in the cottage.

Claire Hopwood, September 2021

We have had the pleasure of recently staying at Duckling Cottage. We were made up that the cottage is perfectly set up for a family friendly holiday with your furry friend. The location is lovely and has plenty of land for your dog to explore. The owners are very accommodating and helpful. We were so impressed that we have booked 2 further breaks.

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Listing Updated: 07/09/2021

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Ironbridge Gorge
07973 466 243

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Can Leave Dog Unattended


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Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

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Charge For Dogs


Enclosed Garden


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