Mrs Toogood June 2023
Top marks for this amazing place. The owners were lovely people. Nothing was too much trouble. The hut was beautiful. Bed comfy. Everything you needed in the hut. The hot tub brilliant. Clean and checked everyday. Beautiful setting. So peaceful. Only noises are the cows snd birds. Some lovely fresh eggs and bottles of wine from the owners. Lots of lovely walks around. Will definitely be back!
Mr White May 2023
A very nice stay. Welcoming us was sue to help us settle in. We enjoyed the isolation and setting, ideal to walk on the quantock hills. The garden was enclosed allowing our dog to wander freely and interact with the cows over the fence. Hot tub was lovely to relax in after a day out. Would definitely recommend.
Miss Wlodarska September 2022
Duck’s puddle shepherds hut is an absolute stunning place to stay . Sue &Terry perfect hosts, so welcoming and friendly. They have thought of everything to make your stay a memorable one with lots of extras.The hot-tub was lovely especially late in the evening when the stars were out . Quantox Hills nearby were lovely to explore with stunning scenery and wild life .A relaxing place to stay and you won’t want to leave .
miss bowerman September 2022
Fantastic location private setting. Great hut. Hot tub and fire pit. Little extras were a lovely touch. Sue the host is fab
Mrs Brett August 2022
Duck Puddle is a quiet, relaxed and private Shepherds Hut that is dog friendly and safe. It has a fully enclosed green space with a lovely hot tub and views across the neighbouring field of cows (friendly and nosey!), rabbits (shy) and the wooded Quantocks less than 5 minutes walk away. The local wildlife is fun to watch whilst loitering at your outside dining space with a G and T in the evening. The hut itself is fully equipped with all you need(Fridge, cooker, shower, wc, bed etc) and is very well appointed and comfortable throughout. Don't be surprised if you find the local chickens wandering around outside your hut at times as they do like to visit. The hosts Sue and Terry are friendly, informative and chatty and you may find little gifts such as freshly laid eggs left outside or even fresh figs and do ask Terry about his cider although be warned it will knock your socks off! We had the opportunity to assist in feeding the cows and even got to bottle feed baby goats whilst admiring the large duck pond. It is quite idyllic. We had a wonderful relaxed week and returned home fully chilled and recharged and we will certainly return in the future. Did I mention the goats?
Mr Beesly May 2022
Amazing hosts, beautiful setting, Sue and Terry very friendly and funny, Terry's sheep sheering skills gave us no end of pleasure. Will definitely go again.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your review. We're delighted you found the hosts so friendly. We're sure Terry will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed his sheep shearing skills. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support
Mrs Purkiss May 2022
Very clean and quiet place to stay owners very nice and make sure you have everything you need for your stay
Miss Stone March 2022
This property surpassed our expectations. Sue and Terry were very welcoming and helpful; they provided so many extra touches that made our stay wonderful. We cannot wait to go back!
Miss Wrieden February 2022
We loved staying here, the location was amazing and great if you want a quiet get away! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday.
Ms Jackman February 2022
I picked Ducks puddle for my other half as a Christmas treat for our holiday break in February. I would say for sure I was being very picky as it needed to tick so many boxes and when we arrived I was so impressed even in the winter weather the pictures on the classic cottages website did not do the idyllic little hut justice. It has literally everything you could possibly need and more! Firstly the underfloor heating, was luxurious. But we couldn’t wait to get the fire going as we don’t have one at home and it was one of the reasons why I picked this beautiful place…. ‘While sat in bed evening or morning over looking a log burner in action!’ We knew we were here to chill too so it was a must to relax with a hot tub, and we used it every night… no matter the weather with it’s under canopy it was just perfect!! The kitchen does. Have everything although we only used it for breakfast mainly, and an added surprise of fresh eggs was a total delight… all 6 went in one sitting!! obi dog get his share too!! I can not rate this place enough and I will for sure be updating a review later online and telling many of our friends and colleagues how perfect this place is as a getaway from everything (even though we are from Cornwall and that isn’t quite hustle and bustle of major city life) ! This place was just magic and we will be returning!!
Thank you so much Sue and Terry for being so welcoming and lovely. With showing us how everything worked and the little treats left and the eggs!! Terry thank you for showing us the Hobbits hut and that lovely walk up to the old school past the massive oak tree of 900 years old!!
Thank you again! We will definitely like to return
Reply from Classic Cottages
It's so wonderful to hear what a magical time you enjoyed at Duck's Puddle Shepherd's Hut. Thank you for your lovely comments; it's fabulous that your expectations were exceeded. We're very grateful for you recommendations and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Julie, Customer Support
Dr Gunther December 2021
Lovely stay, a very homely shepherd's hut. Stove goes really well and we were lovely and warm. Some fantastic woodland walks nearby.
Mrs Ward October 2021
Very cosy, the owners have thought of everything. A lovely welcome. Great for a break away. A truly good holiday experience.
Mr Morris October 2021
Lovely spot to relax and unwind.
Mrs Mitchell September 2021
Fantastic place, great for a relaxing mini break.
Mr West July 2021
The location is perfect. Behind the working farm but well thought out with separate drive and totally secluded. Fantastic view and cows munching on the grass in the field in front of us. Totally idyllic. Owner is great, nothing too much trouble. Wine and chocolates on arrival, great touch. So many nice touches in accommodation.
Mrs Moye July 2021
The property did not dissapoint in any way great hosts and very clean great hot tub all round excellent experience
Miss Maris April 2021
We had an amazing stay here! So welcoming and very relaxing. They had thought of everything! We hope to go back one day :)
Ms Shuttle April 2021
Sue and Terry were fantastic hosts, and gave us a good welcome. This is the best 'glamping' site I have ever experienced, a true luxury shepherd's hut! The hot tub was incredibly effective and modern and was a joy to soak in every evening before dinner. I can't fault it at all, and would love to return for a longer stay next time.
Mr Pile April 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at Ducks Puddle. It had the peace and tranquility we were looking for and the hut itself is well appointed and we didn't want for anything. There is also a small bbq. Sue and Terry were lovely hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. The location is great, right on the doorstep of the Quantock Hills and there are nice views of the countryside from the hot tube! Plenty of nice pubs around to visit, with the New Inn at Halse probably the best food, and the nearby Foxy Bean cafe for coffee and cake is a must before/after a walk.
Miss Whittaker October 2020
Thank you to the wonderful hosts who were kind enough to leave delicious snacks and wine for our arrival and advice about places to visit. We really enjoyed this much needed relaxing break!
Miss Brazier-Pascoe October 2020
The location was perfect for a get away weekend. The Hot tub , and wood burner were the icing on the cake . The surrounding woodlands and traditional country villages were amazing too go too and walk around . I will definitely be booking a holiday for Summer 2021
Ms Pither September 2020
Miss Hall September 2020
Everything we could have wished for we got at the shepherds hut and the views around were amazing
Mr Cavalli July 2020
The property was lovely, we had an amazing view of the surrounding fields and the hut backed onto a field of friendly calves! The hut was exceptionally clean, and we had everything we needed including tea, coffee, pots and pans and the owners gave us fresh eggs from their farm. Would highly recommend a stay here!
Ms Armes July 2020
Our stay at Duck Puddle was amazing we can’t say Thankyou enough, from the moment we arrived Sue & Terry we’re very welcoming. we had a bottle of wine, biscuits & chocolates in the hut and then the following morning we had some fresh eggs yum yum. We arranged for our food delivery the evening we arrived & Sue was more than happy to direct them to where we were staying. There was everything you could think you would need even a hairdryer (great as I forgot mine), wood for the fires, bbq coal and even doggy towels, the bed was very comfortable and waking up in the morning with the view over the fields was amazing, The hot tub was an added bonus which we used every night overall a fantastic holiday we can’t wait to go back
Reply from Classic Cottages
Well it sounds like you had a fantastic holiday at Ducks Puddle Shepherd's Hut. The owners have certainly gone the extra mile to make the hut a truly special place, ensuring that their guests feel instantly relaxed in those wonderfully peaceful surroundings. Who could fail to feel re-energised! Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Price October 2019
A beautiful place to stay in a comfortable, cosy property. Beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. Friendly and welcoming owners who were there if you needed anything.
Mr Bennett August 2019
This really was the perfect getaway for a few days. This stunning shepherd's hut is tucked away in the middle of nowhere, and it really was absolute bliss - we just wished we could have stayed longer! The host was lovely, and had baked us some delicious cupcakes upon our arrival and left a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge. Such generous touches. Each and every detail had been thought of, and even though the weather precluded any extended enjoyment of the outside table and chairs, the accommodation was magical.
Mr Palmer August 2019
The shepherd's hut and setting were exactly as presented in the photos. What we didn't expect were so many thoughtful touches, from his and hers crocs for walking to the hot tub to fresh eggs for breakfast. Absolutely everything had been considered from the guests' point of view making this a truly comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Mrs Luck July 2019
It was a really good holiday ,it was peaceful ,Terry and Sue were very good hosts ,the shepherds hut was equipped with every thing that you need. On arrival we were given a bottle of wine cakes and fresh eggs biscuits,and chocolates. I don't think that we could find a better place to stay with a Hot Tub to finish the days off ...Hope to book the shepherds hut next year 10 out of 10
Miss Peachey May 2019
Had a brilliant week in the Shepherds hut. Would absolutely stay again and recommend to anyone!
Mr Willey May 2019
This was a last minute booking just what I was looking to find for my wife as a surprise peaceful break. Boy did it deliver ! she was over the moon with its charm & peacefulness. I can say it was even better than I had hoped for doing far more than it said on the Tin ! We were so sold on the Shepherd's hut & loved the hot tub evenings … we wont our own .. but you`d be pushed to find a more suitable spot to relax away from everything that stresses you out. Sue was lovely and welcoming making sure we were comfortable but respecting our privacy. We will certainly be going back to Ducks Puddle
Simply ideal many thanks to Sue & Terry for making it possible.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for letting us know how you got on at Duck's Puddle Shepherd's Hut. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that your wife was happy with her surprise visit there. The location, hot tub and gorgeous interior are just the perfect combination for an unforgettable break and we're so pleased that you got the chance to experience them. Good luck in reaching your hot tub goal but until then, Duck's Puddle will be waiting to welcome you back. Tressa, Customer Support
Miss Atkinson May 2019
An overall perfect escape to the country. A very peaceful and beautiful place to unwind from everyday life. We would go back in a flash.
Mrs Seager April 2019
We had the best time at Duck's Puddle, it is just the most perfect place for a couple and their dog. We were incredibly lucky with the weather - the sun did not stop shining - and went on some fabulous walks, some straight from the hut up into the Quantock Hills, some a little drive further into the Quantock Hills (we parked at the nearby Lydeard Hill car park and explored Wills Neck and beyond) and also ventured onto the Brendon Hills of Exmoor via the sweet village of Luxborough - all were absolutely beautiful. We spent the late afternoons chilling in the garden and the evenings relaxing in the hot tub under the stars. Definitely have the holiday blues now and can't wait to go back!
Mrs Smith April 2019
Perfect retreat for a relaxing getaway! Hosts lovely, shepherds hut beautifully decorated and maintained!
Mr Holmes March 2019
Fantastic hosts an awesome place
Miss Alford February 2019
Ducks Puddle far exceeded our expectations, everything had been thought of and the little extras (wine and cakes!) left by the owners made it feel like a real home from home. Best long weekend ever. Immaculately clean and lots of nice touches like the underfloor heating and USB chargers in the sockets. Very well equipped kitchen and a lovely bathroom. Think I could've stayed forever.
Mrs Thompson August 2018
We were looking for absolute peace and relaxation and that is what we found. Everything was exactly as expected ... and then some. The owners have thought of everything and provided lots of little unexpected extras and were extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommend if you need a break from a busy life.
Miss Pieper July 2018
The owners Sue and Terry were fantastic, so helpful and welcoming! The shepherds hut was perfect, no complaints at all, everything exceeded our expectations and we would love to return!
Miss Dilks July 2018
Such a beautiful place to stay! Highly recommended to anyone that wants a few days away!! We can’t wait to go back!!
Mrs Bence June 2018
Wonderful place to stay, peaceful and private. Immaculate, had everything you needed. Everything was thought of. Lovely hosts. Would certainly recommend to others! Dog friendly too. Beautiful place to stay in a beautiful setting.
Miss James April 2018
-Excellent accommodation. -Above expectations. -Friendly welcome and detailed show around property. - properly filled with everything you would need for a perfect stay.
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