Mallard Cottage

Located in Totnes, Devon

Mallard Cottage is a ground-floor apartment in Tuckenhay, Devon, and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Mallard Cottage is a striking ground-floor apartment resting in Tuckenhay, Devon. Hosting three bedrooms, including a king-size, a twin and a single, along with a bathroom and a cloakroom, this property can sleep up to five guests. There is also an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a wood-burning stove. Outside there is off-road parking for one car and an enclosed patio with furniture. Enjoy a tranquil escape from reality with a stay at Mallard Cottage.

Property Details

Tucked away in the quiet hamlet of Tuckenhay, a stone's throw from the thriving market town of Totnes, rests this delightful ground-floor holiday home, Mallard Cottage. Nestled on the banks of Bow Creek, Mallard Cottage is an idyllic base for both family and friends alike looking to experience a tranquil retreat to Devon.

Stepping into the property, you’re invited into an open-plan living space, beautifully presented with a light and airy décor, providing a welcoming and homely ambience, enticing you to put your feet up as you nestle in on the sofa, letting the television do the entertaining. Continue through to the contemporary kitchen, amply equipped with all the amenities necessary to prepare a heart-warming meal for the group, serving up around the dining table to indulge in your culinary delights as you enjoy some overdue quality time together. In the evening, head outside and take a seat on the terrace, soaking in the tranquil setting as you watch the sunset over the horizon across the calming water. When it’s time for bed, you’re spoilt for choice between the master room, housing a sumptuous king-size bed, a twin and a single, all featuring a neutral décor and providing storage space to house your belongings. In the morning, prepare for a new day with a leisurely soak in the family bathroom, or if you’d prefer, make use of the overhead shower for a quick morning rinse, and enjoy a moment of peace with a seat in the reading nook, soaking in the panoramic views across the river with a steaming cup of coffee.

A private quay is also available for you to enjoy with steps leading down to the creek, an ideal place to launch your kayak or paddleboard from. Take a break from doing the cooking and head next door to The Maltsters Arms, a traditional village pub set in an 18th-century coaching inn, and indulge in a delicious meal prepared by an award-winning chef, or enjoy a refreshing drink with a view from the riverside.

Pack up your beach-going essentials and head to the nearby seaside resort of Paignton, home to a magnificent stretch of golden sand alongside a traditional pier, boasting a family-friendly entertainment complex, or if you’d prefer to stay on land, visit the animals at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.

Venture further afield to the town of Torquay, nicknamed the English Riviera, where you can explore the prehistoric caves at Kents Cavern, test your swing at Torquay Golf Course, or discover the quirky miniature village displays stretching across four acres of glorious gardens at Babbacombe Model Village.

Make memories that will last a lifetime with an unforgettable stay at Mallard Cottage.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power are included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Off-road parking for one car only
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop just over 3 miles, pub 150 metres
  • Note: Children must be supervised near surrounding water at all times
  • Two well-behaved dogs are accepted at the property (not allowed in the bedrooms) charged at £25 per dog


Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs facilities
Great View
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Near River/Estuary
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire


Area Details


Totnes is a picturesque historic market town surrounded by beautiful countryside. There is a wide range of shops and a weekly market on a Friday and Saturday in the town square. The town prides itself on the variety of pubs and restaurants that cater to different tastes and cultures. There are also a large number of cafes in Totnes. All cater for most dietary requirements and serve traditional Devon Cream Teas. There is a vast range of activities in and around Totnes to suit all. The Totnes Kayaks and Canoe adventures are great for the adventures. Dynamic Adventures is great fun for all the family. Totnes Castle and Berry Pomeroy are worth a visit. Leechwell Garden is a great place to visit and unwind whilst letting the children play. There is so much to do and explore!

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