Puddleduck Valley

A retreat house for all ages in a rural setting where you can relax and enjoy outdoors or coastal activities.

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Puddleduck Valley

Key Features
Family farm stay, forest school and holidaying
250 acres of woodland and on-site animals
Events, yurts and private bathrooms

Puddleduck Valley is the perfect combination of a family farm stay, forest school and holidaying. Whether you want to relax in the 250 acres of woods or meet the wonderful animals – goats, cats, chickens, guinea pigs and rabbits – this glamping site near Holsworthy, Devon has it all. Children and adults alike can collect eggs for breakfast!

Go on nature trails, try your hand at rowing a boat at the on-site pond or join in with special events like treasure hunts and puppet making. Yurts come with plenty of seating, a dining table and a woodburner to keep you cosy. There is private bathrooms for every yurt and free wifi across the site.

Fancy a bite to eat? Holsworthy is just a short drive away and boasts restaurants, pubs and a local supermarket. Or two nearby country pubs serve food in less than two miles.

Frequently Asked Questions about Puddleduck Valley

    • Q: Are there any animals at the campsite?
      A: Yes! You can meet the friendly goats, rabbits, cats, chickens, ducks and guinea pigs – and free collect eggs.

    • Q: What activities are available onsite?
      A: There are nature trails, a digging pit and a pond with a small rowing boat, as well as special events like treasure hunts, puppet making and campfire evenings.

    • Q: Is wifi available at Puddleduck Valley?
      A: Yes, guests have access to free wifi at the site.

    • Q: Is there a communal kitchen at the campsite?
      A: Yes, guests have use of a communal kitchen which has cooking facilities and a washing machine.

    • Q: Is there food or grocery shops nearby?
      A: Holsworthy town centre is a half-hour drive from the site, where you can find shops, restaurants and pubs. And a couple of country pubs serving food are a couple of miles away.

    • Q: Is the campfire open to all visitors?
      A: Campfire nights are organised from time to time and open to all visitors.

    • Q: How close is the beach?
      A: Excellent beaches are accessible within a half-hour drive from the campsite.


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Puddleduck Valley Reviews

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 12:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Address: Cookbury, Court, Holsworthy EX22 7YG, UK

F B avatarF B
5 years ago
From the moment we arrived at Puddleduck Valley, we knew it was going to be a great stay – from the welcoming scones, to the immaculate Yurt. Our two daughters loved being 'farmers' for most of the time we were there, and Melanie and Phil were fantastic hosts. It's set on beautiful grounds that we loved exploring, and there wasn't a dull moment. It's also not too far to drive to some of the nicest beaches I've been to – which was great. Our girls had plenty of late nights and early starts, as there was so much to keep them entertained. We will be going back next year… and taking more family with us!
Claire Backhouse avatarClaire Backhouse
a year ago
My husband and our tiny wee dog spent the weekend at puddleduck valley and loved it. It's a beautiful spot in the winding lanes of Devon. Accessible to the Tarka trail as well- an off road cycle trail, beaches of Bude and Boscastle in cornwall was a highlight. Great hosts, cute chickens and goats! Would also be amazing for families and young kids with the BBQ and kitchen. All the cottages have their own garden so very private and restful.
It was our second stay at Puddleduck Valley with our daughters 7 and 4 and we all thoroughly enjoyed it once again. We stayed at the Stables which is very cosy, comfortable and has all the stuff you need. Our children loved their bank bed and kids room. There is plenty to do onsite in any kind of weather – farm animals, swings, beautiful views, hot tubs, woodland walks,clay faces making, ponds etc and very close to stunning local beaches and Bude. Phil and Melanie are great hosts and are there to help and make you feel home. Lovely and relaxing family stay that we reccomend to anyone
This is one of the most memorable country stays we had in the last few years. If one wants quietude and spend quality time with your family, then we will highly recommend this place. Kids had lovely time petting animals, and my younger who started being scared of animals on day 1, ended up loving them and longing to spend time with them from day 4 onwards! To top it all, the hosts, Melanie and Phil and their two lovely kids were amazing. The hospitality of Melanie ( we loved your scones) was memorable.
Sarah Stonehouse avatarSarah Stonehouse
5 years ago
Puddleduck Valley was a fantastic family holiday. A real treat for the children and relaxing for us, away from the hustle and bustle of life in a city. We arrived to a warm welcome from Farmer Melanie and Farmer Phil, they helped us with our bags which was appreciated after such a journey. We were shown around the farm and our accommodation straight away. The Yurt we stayed in was beautiful and immaculately clean, the king size bed was the comfiest ever and the children loved the character duvets their beds were made with. The private bathroom and shared kitchen were lovely and also immaculate. Each morning, the kids went round with Melanie and Phil and got to feed the animals, they were delighted! We stayed here for a week, really enjoyed it and will definitely return.
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The address for Puddleduck Valley we have is: Cookbury Court, Holsworthy, Devon, England, EX22 7YG. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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Postal Address
Cookbury Court, Holsworthy, Devon, England, EX22 7YG

About the Local Area (Holsworthy)

Holsworthy is a charming market town that boasts a rich history, scenic landscapes, and a warm and friendly community. With its rustic charm and tranquil atmosphere, it is a perfect destination for visitors looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

What is Holsworthy Famous For?

Holsworthy is famous for being a thriving agricultural town, surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland. The town is also known for its historic architecture, including the iconic St. Peter and St. Paul Church, which dates back to the 13th century.

Things to Do in Holsworthy

Holsworthy offers a wealth of activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether you’re interested in exploring the town’s rich history or simply soaking up the natural beauty of the countryside, there’s something for everyone.

  • Visit the Holsworthy Museum
    This charming local museum is a must-see for history enthusiasts. Housed in an old Victorian schoolhouse, it features exhibits on the town’s fascinating past, including its role in the local agricultural industry.
  • Walk the Tarka Trail
    This scenic walking trail winds through the heart of the countryside, offering stunning views of the surrounding hills and farmland. The trail is well-marked and suitable for all levels of walkers.
  • Enjoy a Pint at the Old Market Inn
    This cosy traditional pub is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. With its friendly atmosphere and delicious food and drink, it’s the perfect spot to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Things Near Holsworthy

If you’re looking to explore the surrounding area, there’s plenty to see and do near Holsworthy.

  • Visit Bude
    This charming seaside town is just a short drive from Holsworthy and offers a wide range of activities, including surfing, hiking, and exploring the local shops and restaurants.
  • Explore Dartmoor National Park
    This stunning national park is located just a short distance from Holsworthy and offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, and wildlife spotting.
  • Visit the Eden Project
    Located a bit further afield, the Eden Project is a world-renowned attraction that features stunning botanical gardens and a wide range of interactive exhibits. It’s well worth the trip for anyone interested in nature and sustainability.

With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and friendly community, it’s the perfect destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and experience the best that rural England has to offer.

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