- Become a DogFriendly Member & receive:
- Bi-monthly e-magazine
- County guides & Dog walking guides
- 10% Discount on 100s of dog friendly properties
- Find Out More
Puddle Duck Cottages
No Size Limits
This business has achieved a Dogs In Hospitality certificate from The National Pet College.
🐶🐾 PROUD WINNERS AT THE DOGFRIENDLY AWARDS 2022 for the Self Catering Cottages <5 Category🐶🐾
Puddle Duck Cottages are multi award winning luxury dog friendly self-catering holiday cottages that have also been featured as one of the top places to stay by The Telegraph. Independently owned, all bookings are personally managed by owner Sonia, a fellow dog lover and owner to Bertie, you can be sure of a very warm welcome when staying with us. The cottages are beautifully appointed in a peaceful and tranquil location, 2 dogs per cottage are welcome FREE of charge, they even get their very own Houndy Hamper just like the hoomans do! Each cottage has its own private drive and secure rear garden, perfect for night time wees, there is also a large 3/4 acre enclosed grassed paddock area for energetic playtime. Offering guests an abundance of traffic free walks direct from the cottages with local guides provided and a fantastic choice of dog friendly pubs/restaurants/cafes less than 5 mins walk. Shropshire is a truly hidden gem and is very dog friendly. We can't wait to welcome you!
🐶🐾 WINNERS DOGFRIENDLY AWARDS 2022 - Self Catering Cottages <5 🐶🐾
Arooo! a warm welcome awaits our V.I.P's (Very Important Paws) here at Puddle Duck Cottages. We're super dog friendly and our chief meeter and greeter is Bertie the beagle.
Our award winning luxury dog friendly cottages are located in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire have been named as one of the top places to stay by The Telegraph too.
Each holiday cottage offers a truly home from home holiday experience, in a tranquil and peaceful location next to the River Severn at Jackfield, the cottages are located near to the Wrekin Way footpath, providing our guests with traffic free scenic walks and cycle trails to enjoy during their stay.
We welcome two dogs per cottage FREE OF CHARGE, both Puddle Duck Cottage and Duckling Cottage have their own private secure gardens, Puddle Duck Cottage has the largest back garden.
On arrival our visiting hounds are welcomed with their very own hamper which consists of: bowls, treats, toy, poop bags, blankets for cuddles on the sofa, towels, local dog walking guides.
There's lots of snoutastic traffic-free walks directly from the door, a fabulous choice of dog friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes less than five minutes’ walk away, that just so happen to serve great dog biscuits too!
On days when it’s a bit muddy, when you’ve been for a swim in the river or if like our Bertie absolutely love a good old fashion roll in muck! You will find in each cottage our “Woofers Wash Stations” providing hot and cold showers outside.
We have over 1000 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 star guest reviews, which is a great paws up too!
🏆 Winners DogFriendly Awards 2022 - Self Catering Cottages <5
🏆 Dogs in Hospitality Accreditation
🏆 Best Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation 2022 SME Awards
🏆 Best Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation 2021 SME Awards
🏆 The Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Holiday Accommodation 2020 - WM
🏆 Luxury Cottages of the Year 2020/21 CE Prestige Awards
✅ Awarded our 'We're Good To Go’ certificate by VisitBritain
🐶 Dogs stay FREE of charge
🐾 Private secure rear gardens with 5ft and 6ft fencing
🐶 Large secure 3/4 acre stock fenced gardens, perfect for energetic playtime!
🐾 Houndy hamper
🐶 Traffic free walks direct from the cottage
🐾 Dog friendly pubs/ restaurants <5mins walk
🐶 2 dogs welcome
🐾 Luxury welcome hamper
🐶 Bed linen, towels, wifi and parking
🐾 Basket of logs for wood burner in winter
🐶 Over 1000 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 star reviews
|4 nights||3 nights||7 nights|
|Mini Puddle Duck*||£820||£615||£1,435|
Things To Do
We have 10 award winning museums including the ever popular Blists Hill Victorian Town that host a variety of activities over the year. In addition, there’s lots of things to do locally for you to enjoy and here are just a few suggestions:
- Guided rafting and canoeing on the River Severn
- Severn Valley Railway
- RAF Cosford Museum
- Telford Ski Centre
- Southwater for bowling, IMAX, ice skating
- Dedicated cycle routes direct from the cottages
- Traffic free walks direct from the cottages
- Much Wenlock (Modern Day Olympics)
- Cadbury’s World
- West Midlands Safari
To see more ideas please take a look at our ‘Out And About’ page at http://www.puddleduckcottages.co.uk/out-and-about
Dogfriendly Magazine Review
Read our comprehensive review of this listing printed in our bi-monthly magazine.
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!
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.
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.
Donna Dobson, October 2023
I personally own a Beagle and with them also Beagle mad it puts me at ease, because Beagles are into everything and with this in mind I can truly relax
Leigh Yates, October 2023
Totally amazing, they out their heart and soul into the properties and value every guest
Angela Stokes, October 2023
Very dog friendly with everything thought of.
Listing Updated: 10/11/2023
Changes to businesses do occur. Please do double check this business is still dog friendly before you make a booking
Searching For Dog Friendly Places?
The DogFriendly Magazine contains in depth reviews and features of the best places to visit, stay and play.
Find Out More
Dog friendly places near this location
Cottages & Self Catering
|Severn Gorge Park||1.8 Miles|
|Irongorge Glamping||2.2 Miles|
|Marnwood Luxury Holiday Lets||2.5 Miles|
Camping & Caravanning
|Leo Farm||1.6 Miles|
|Pool View Park||2.6 Miles|
|Sytche Caravan & Camping Park||4.5 Miles|
We have the largest database of dog friendly places to visit, eat and services.
We have a team of DogFriendly scouts who research every venue, either by completing a telephone questionnaire or by visiting and testing it in person.
Where We Are