Tucked into the Devon countryside and woodlands sits this family friendly petting farm with restored farm cottages and authentic Mongolian Yurts. There’s plenty of fun and engaging free activities for the kids available on site meaning you can relax and take it easy on holiday, knowing the children playing happily and safely nearby. Each cottage and yurt offers stunning woodland valley views, kitchens stocked with essentials and freshly baked cakes waiting to welcome you. You’ll have everything you need during your stay at Puddleduck, from friendly welcomes, cute animals to pet and comfortable accommodation with king size beds and luxury hotel standard bathrooms. And with a long list of activities and adventures to be had nearby, from beachcombing to archery lessons, wildlife spotting to glassblowing you’ll have an action packed, memorable holiday you’ll want to come back to year after year.
- WiFi Included
- Electronic Car Charge Points
- Self Catering
- Private Parking
- Petting Farm
- Welcome Hamper On Arrival
- Honesty Shop
- Educational Activities
With views over the gardens, wooded valley and petting farm, this suite is located on the first floor of the 17th Century farmho... read more
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Perfect for families this 2 bedroom converted stables features a master bedroom with king size bed, children’s room with triple ... read more
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This 2 bedroom newly converted barn has stunning views across the woodland valley and its own private enclosed garden with picnic benc... read more
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Great for those looking to camp without sacrificing luxury or comfort this authentic Mongolian Yurt sits in its own corner of the mead... read more
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This authentic Mongolian yurt made in Ulan Bator has its own picnic area and BBQ. Inside you will find freshly baked cakes to we... read more
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About The Area
Puddleduck Valley is based in the small village of Cookbury in Devon, sitting in between the Hartland Heritage Coast and Dartmoor National Park with a range of outdoor activities and National Trust sites all a stone's throw away. This area is renowned for the beautiful countryside, quaint English villages, rugged coastlines and beautiful beaches.
There’s plenty to do at Puddleduck Valley both for parents and children with a number of activities on site including foraging, bug hunts and tree identification excursions led by Phil and Mel. The petting farm also offers children a chance to get close to farm animals in a safe environment. If you’re looking to get out and about during your stay here are a few of our favourite activities and adventures nearby:
Become a sharp-shooter with Archery lessons at Dragon Archery
Go on a massive treasure hunt with Geocaching all within walking distance of the farm
Get off the beaten track and go mountain biking in Holsworth Woods or Cookworthy Forest with trails for all abilities
Explore the area by Segway
Learn surfing or bodyboarding at Summerleaze Beach
Explore rock pools and go beachcombing at Sandymouth Beach
Try out glass blowing and make your own glass hand cast, jewellery or tumbler
Take a boat trip to Lundy to see puffins, seals, dolphins, whales and even carnivorous plants
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Mountain Biking
- Boat Trips
- Guided Wildlife Excursions
Meet the hosts
Phil and Mel moved to Puddleduck Valley 10 years ago following their dream of finding a place to provide family friendly, sustainable accommodation where children could play safely and enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. They searched high and low throughout Europe and the UK and finally found The Right Place in the small village of Cookbury in Devon. They set about converting and restoring the old 17th Century stables, barns and farmhouse, brought in a range of friendly farm animals, including goats, pigs and rabbits and opened up Puddleduck Valley to families looking to connect with nature and relax knowing the kids are playing safely. Phil and Mel take their environmental and ethical practices seriously and even won the Gold Award for Green Tourism in their first year - not an easy feat!
Nothing seems too much for the family, they are always on hand to help advise you of things to do during your stay, keeping the kids busy with fun and engaging educational activities and Mel’s homemade welcome cakes are a dream.
How To Get There
Drive - Take the A30 west from Exeter and come off at the A30 Sourton Cross. Head towards Bude and Holsworthy on the A386/A3079. Turn right at Dunsland Cross and take the first left to follow the signs to Cookbury.
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