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Ducks Ditty

(Ref. 991811)

Liskeard, Cornwall Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • ditty (17)
  • ducks (17)
  • well (16)
  • comfortable (16)
  • lovely (16)

52 Customer Reviews

  • "Very friendly welcoming place great for our fur babies."

    And awesome brownies

    Thank you for your feedback both online and in our guest book. We are delighted you found the bungalow clean and welcoming and that the brownies went down so well!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Nov 2023

  • "A clean, spacious, little holiday home."

    Lovely decorated and well chosen objects and items that made it quite homely. Perfectly placed for both north and south coasts. Excellent wet room with easy to control shower (my 89 yr old, severely visually impaired, disabled mother coped fine). Beds clean and comfy, excellent kitchen/cleaning facilities. Lovely welcome brownies - thoughtfully provided with a list of the ingredients - and milk, much appreciated. Owner called a couple of days in to check all was ok, which was another thoughtful touch.

    Stephen, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ducks Ditty. We are delighted that your mother was able to cope in the space with her disabilities. Your positive feedback has been very reassuring. Thank you ❤️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Bungalow very nice, big enough for two."

    Beds clean and comfortable. We were disappointed with the smell of damp dogs but this went after a couple of days. Cushions on sofas smelt ‘dirty’ and covers were dirty with dog hairs. The seat cushions on both sofas were flat making it hard to get up, my disabled husband had so much trouble he had to sit at the table the whole week - tried sitting on the cushions but was unstable. The cold bathroom tap is still fierce, kitchen tap still drips, shower plug holes slow draining. The Pub had closed over a year ago, same for the shop. Will not be coming back, a couple we spoke to said the same about the sofas in their bungalow and said they won’t be back either. Sorry to be so negative but with all the ‘hype’ from other people we felt very let down. After saving for a year we were very disappointed.

    We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay at Ducks Ditty. We encourage our guests to contact us if there any concerns so that we can rectify them immediately. Our listing does not indicate that the pub is open as it has been closed since before Covid. There are however pubs within a short distance. There has never been an onsite shop. The listing states that dogs are welcome and the majority of our guests do bring their pets. Careful research of a property is a good idea before booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley2.5Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is clean, and well equipped, always smells lovely too."

    If I had one thing negative about the cottage, it's the two sofas, a bit low for pensio ers and disabled people to get out of without a big struggle, but that is my only negative comment, we have been 4 yrs consecutive because its perfect for my disabled brother and elderly mum, the bathroom is a wet room, we find it perfect for us, 10/10 ..

    Julia, thank you for you feedback both here and in the guestbook. It's lovely to know our ongoing efforts to maintain high standards of cleanliness are appreciated. We understand your comments about the sofas and are grateful that you continue to return. We look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Helen and Gillian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable, very clean, well-maintained bungalow on a very quiet site."

    Pet friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend.

    Thank you Elizabeth for your kind review. It's good to know that our efforts to maintain high standards are appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our 3rd stay at Ducks Ditty and we hope there will be a 4th in the future."

    Need we say more!

    Les and Sharon We are so pleased that you continue to return! And yes, that alone says it all Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Ducks Ditty."

    The bungalow was clean and comfortable and well placed to explore areas around the area. Linda

    We are delighted that you found the bungalow clean and comfortable. We agree it's ideally situated to explore the surrounding areas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice and clean well appointed met the people cleaning very pleasant nicely positioned for beaches to walk the dogs"

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree that the bungalow is a great base for exploring the locality and its dog friendly beaches. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our 3rd time back and Ducks Ditty never disappoints!"

    ! On arrival, the host has made everything feel comfortable and a true home from home. Would stay longer if we could!! Always clean, well equipped and even extras for the dogs should we need them. A great property with a fabulous host and the perfect location to enjoy the local woods and walks or for seeing further afield. A truly relaxing place to unwind and rest!

    Helen and Craig, it was lovely to see you both again! Thank you for glowing comments. I'm truly happy that you find Ducks Ditty so relaxing. As always take care... see you next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very clean and tidy."

    Well equipped accommodation . 2 parking spaces. Outside patio set. Wheelchair friendly. Very quiet site but kept very clean, just a stroll away from the manor grounds. 20 mins car journey from Looe, Bodmin and seaton beach. 5 mins car journey to The Crows Nest Inn for fabulous food and drink

    Lorraine thank you for your review of Ducks Ditty, the Rosecraddoc site and location. It is always good for others to get a picture of the location and not just the accommodation. The peace is what encourages many to return. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Ducks Ditty."

    I had my three children who are 11, 18 & 20 with me and of course our three year old Cocker Spaniel. I was amazed at how clean it was and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. I took some fans as it has been so hot so that was handy on the hottest day. The grounds are maintained beautifully and everyone was comfortable. It was a great place to visit some of the sights in Cornwall from and very dog friendly. But be warned it is quite secluded so if you are after the more commercial sights, you will need to navigate the winding Cornish roads. However, if you want more secluded, slower pace where you can explore with the dog, then this is perfect. There is a recommendation of a nice walk with a pub that is dog friendly in the visitors book and we all said we would definitely return to take our beloved pooch there. I would highly recommend booking this place, the owners maintain it so well and there are lovely little personalised touches such as hand made biscuits on arrival and individually personalised cottages, bags with blankets, towels and bowls for the dog. It was simply a very pleasant stay. Thank you so much, we would love to return one day. We have some lovely memories of our time as a family there, the kids were able to get their Wi-Fi working, I was unable to but I didn’t mind, it was a welcome break for me. It was so nice to get them all off their devices and get outside in nature and we all thoroughly enjoyed taking a break from our busy lives.

    Dear Andrea, thank you for such a truly wonderful review of Ducks Ditty. It is always lovely when visitors appreciate the efforts we make to ensure you have a comfortable home base for your holiday. We hope you will get the opportunity to return. Very best wishes from Helen, Gillian and Eleanor x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is our third year of coming to Ducks Ditty."

    After our first stay, we fell in love with the property, how well maintained it was, how clean it was and everything there you could possibly need, a home from home. Cannot fault it in any way. All being well we will definitely be booking for our 4th year at Ducks Ditty, it is in a pretty setting, beautifully kept grounds and so peaceful. For us it's just perfect, so glad we came upon it.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very warm welcome with freshly baked scones, jam and cream."

    Very clean, comfortable and fully equipped - nothing had been forgotten. The wet room was especially welcome and accessible.

    Thank you for such a glowing response to Ducks Ditty. We are pleased that you enjoyed the scones, jam and cream and that the wet room met your requirements. Thank you for the lovely comments in our guest book too. We appreciate these very much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Ducks Ditty in 7 months."

    We absolutely love Cornwall and Ducks Ditty. Hopefully we shall return again in the future. Helen left us homemade Brownies and a pint of milk which were very welcome after our trip from Norfolk. Both our dogs loved it too. We'll done Helen and Sykes x

    We are delighted that you chose to stay at Ducks Ditty again. It's always lovely to have returning guests. I'm glad the chocolate brownies went down well after your long journey. Thank you...and we hope you'll visit again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at ducks ditty, brownies and milk on our arrival was very thoughtful."

    It felt like Home from home. We didn’t want to leave as it provided the perfect base to explore Cornwall. We will return.

    Thank you, Michelle, for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the brownies and felt it was a home from home. Return visits to Ducks Ditty are always welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2022

  • "Even though we had a great holiday and location was perfect the property did lack comfort."

    For instance the beds where uncomfortable and too low. The dining room chairs so hard we could not sit at the table for any length of time. Plus the internet was intermittent. On the positive side the lodge was bright and airy with plenty of space. It was home from home with all the household things you could need. There was a good range of entertainment for when the weather was bad. Oh also for dog owners there is only one poo bin available on the whole sight, perhaps this could be looked into by the owners.

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you felt there was a lack of comfort, we will explore how this might be improved. We will pass the comments about the dog facilities to the site owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4Apr 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay, we all had a great time, the Brownies and milk where much appreciated."

    Beds where comfortable and the bedding was lovely

    Maggie, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ducks Ditty and were able to bring your grandson with you. Thank you for your comments. Best Wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cosy bungalow, with everything needed supplied."

    would recommend this place.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Ducks Ditty and that you found it cosy with everything you needed. Thank you for your lovely comments in our guest book too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S5.0Mar 2022

  • "Just returned from Ducks Ditty and it was perfect."

    Clean, spacious, everything you need and more. The personal touches are great. On arrival we were greeted by homemade carrot cake and milk, delicious and much needed. Plenty of information on local dog walks and dog friendly beaches. Recommend a visit to Port Isaac , absolutely stunning. Thank you to the hosts Helen and Gillian and hopefully we will be returning soon Mark & Anna

    Mark & Anna, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your short break at Ducks Ditty and that the cake was a hit. We always appreciate such comments. We hope you will return and enjoy a much-deserved longer break. Very best wishes Helen & Gillian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Ducks Ditty."

    Lovely site very well maintained the bungalow was spotless very comfortable with all facilities you could need. Thank you for the scones and the milk a nice thought. Would definitely recommend, a perfect spot for touring round both North and south coasts.

    Kathy, thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to visit Padstow and enjoy this lovely part of the country. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely holiday bungalow, very clean and fresh."

    The property is well equipped for all your needs for your stay, even dog towels and dog bowls are provided. We would love to stay again and would highly recommend to others. Parking is right outside the door so easy for unloading and loading. Helen the host was very lovely and prompt at communicating . We had a great stay !

    Maria, thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are glad you had a lovely few days and do hope to see you again. Happy New Year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, warm and cosy."

    Nice welcome gift, well equiped with all the cooking facilities you need, tv, wifi etc. Lovely peaceful location. Dogs and cats made welcome. Great location for exploring all of Devon and Cornwall. The site would benefit from recycling facilities. As we are used to memory foam mattresses the spring mattress was a little uncomfortable for us, however this is just personal choice.

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree with the recycling facilities but unfortunately this is beyond our control. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at ducks ditty very comfortable and everything you could need was provided even cheese scones."

    The only thing I would say is that the fridge freezer is to small

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ducks Ditty. Unfortunately there isn't room for a larger fridge/freezer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "A really well laid out little place."

    Lots of good communication from the owners. Thoughful touches. The area is perfect near lots of places we went to visit. Although it is incredibly dog friendly there is no enclosed outside space for sitting with dogs. Apart from that it is lovely. I already recommended to another dog owner before I left.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and have recommended us to others already! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dahlian4.7Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful holiday cottage with everything we could possibly need."

    We feel at home here, as do the dogs. A great location to see many wonderful parts of Cornwall. Extra touches from the owner were also very welcomed!!

    It was so lovely to have you back again and we very much look forward to your visit next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Ducks Ditty is the perfect 'home to return to after a day exploring stunning Cornwall."

    The kitchen is so well equipped you can cook anything from a boiled egg to a full blown roast dinner should you so wish. Cleanliness second to none,peaceful and more or less central to most places you want to visit and a few little gems that you stumble across on your travels. Will be recommending Ducks Ditty to all friends and family especially those with dogs. Thankyou for making our holiday that little bit more special Ducks Ditty missing you x

    Thank you for such a lovely comment. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ducks Ditty and the surrounding beauty of this part of Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, very clean and welcoming."

    Yes would visit again.

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Sep 2021

  • "I stayed at Ducks Ditty with my husband, elderly mum and our dog."

    It is excellent accommodation in an ideal location for country walks with the dog on your doorstep plus travelling to scenic and coastal destinations. We all loved the bungalow, it was clean and tidy and had everything we needed to relax and enjoy our week away. The owner even provided milk and scones for our arrival, which was a lovely touch after our long drive from Southampton. We highly recommend this bungalow!

    Thank you for such a wonderful comment. We are so pleased that Ducks Ditty met with your approval. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fridge ridiculously small."

    WiFi connection very poor. Directions to cottage dreadful. Cottage was comfortable and warm. Description of a "south-facing 'patio' " definitely not accurate!

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful bungalow in ideal location, peaceful & quiet, ideally situated for visiting various places, a real home from home."

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent and it was within east reach of all the beauty spots"

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely clean bungalow, a right home from home, even a washing machine, nearby to shops etc and nice dog walks."

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    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jul 2021

  • "Need more dog bins around & more comfortable beds"

    Reviewed by Racel3.1Jun 2021

  • "Lovely clean place to stay, in Nice setting can recommend"

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    There was everything that one would need to enjoy this very comfortable bungalow. There were many thoughtful touches including the owners leaving milk, butter and cheese scones. There was actually an electric blanket on the beds, a first for me. I will certainly consider going back to this property. Only improvement would be a better patio area, it was a bit small.

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately the patio size is out of our control. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grace5.0May 2021

  • "Rosecraddoc is a beautiful place to stay I would recommend."

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2021

  • "Ducks ditty is set in a beautiful quiet area, this was our 2nd stay there and will most definitely be staying there again."

    Spotlessly clean, home from home for facilities, cannot fault it.

    We were so delighted to see you return and glad that you enjoyed your stay once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2021

  • "The storage heating was broken but plenty of additional heaters were available."

    Outside light was not working but owners responded quickly to correct this, overall a great experience. Especially the give of tea/coffee/milk/biscuits

    Thank you for your review. It is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Oct 2020

  • "Close to the sea with enough space for the family."

    Clean and spacious with excellent facilities. Some extra shelving in the bathroom would help storing toiletries for 4. Mirror on site exit would help when turning right as view to the left is a little restricted with vehicles travelling at speed. Overall a lovely site and a great break, thank you.

    Reviewed by T5.0Oct 2020

  • "Ducks Ditty is just the perfect retreat!"

    Ideally situated to explore the Cornish moors and coastlines and with so many beaches locally, which are dog friendly, it made it a fantastic place to stay with our 3 dogs. We had everything we needed (including a little welcome pack of milk and cakes). Ducks Ditty was just what we needed to unwind from our hectic lives and the holiday village it is situated on was incredibly peaceful with woodland walks close by. Thank you, Helen and Gillian, for a wonderful week away and we would definitely return to explore the area more. Helen, Craig Rossi, Mia and Yūshi

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2020

  • "Accommodation was fine, clean, as advertised."

    The sofa was a little too soft for me - I prefer a firmer seat. Location was good, nice and quiet when we were there (October), also nice and warm. Television lost the signal, momentarily occasionally. WiFi limited to two items. If more connections were wanted it was quite expensive.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Oct 2020

  • "Th cottage was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed."

    The position is great for visiting many places.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2020

  • "Exceedingly peaceful."

    This cottage is well equipped and only a few minutes from the centre of Liskeard. It’s ideally placed for touring Cornwall or SW Devon.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fabulous holiday in fabulous bungalow ."

    Spotlessly clean . Everything we needed . Very comfortable beds . Definitely recommend and would go back . Looked after by owners on a very personal Level . Loved it and loved Cornwall what a beautiful part of our country

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "It was the first time we stayed at Ducks Ditty but not the first time we had been to Rosecraddoc as we had been many times before as it is ideal place to stay for touring."

    We found the bungalow had everything that we needed and was clean and comfortable,we spent most of the time out as we were lucky enough to arrive in a heatwave which lasted the whole week so weather wise it was fantastic. Would recommend and would come back again

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "Took my 90 year old mum and she enjoyed it, all things she needed was there ."

    Thanks for making Her week

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely, very clean and well stocked, a home from home"

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Sep 2019

  • "This cottage was first class and we couldn't fault anything."

    It was home from home with all comforts.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2019

  • "Ducks Ditty was an absolute find."

    The owners were extremely helpful when we requested additional wifi and also in purchasing tickets to the `Eden Project`. The Holiday home was comfortable and in a beautiful setting, completely ideal as a base to explore the hidden beauties of Cornwall. Our family had a wonderful holiday there.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Aug 2019

  • "Took two mobility limited parents (both in their 90s) both enjoyed the bungalow and their holiday."

    Facilities worked really well, the wet room in particular was really appreciated. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "The bungalow and location were excellent it was a real home from home with some really nice personal touches for us and the doggies, we would be happy to return again as the location and especially the bungalow made the holiday a special one, thank you."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2019

  • "Not only was the accommodation excellent in every respect, the pre arrival service from the owners was superb."

    Ducks Ditty is also ideal for dogs. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2019

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Patio.
  • The heating consists of storage and convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • High chair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property has wheelchair access
  • Please note: All bookings for 2024 are a Friday changeover

The property

Ducks Ditty is a well-appointed, single-storey cottage boasting a lovely position between the market town of Liskeard and the village of St Cleer, in Cornwall.

Once you have explored the stunning natural beauty of Bodmin Moor or walked the scenic trail along the South West Coast Path, take the weight off your feet in the open-plan living room.

Sink into one of the sofas and tune into the TV resting on the solid wood coffee table.

There is a bright and airy feel throughout elevated by a neutral colour scheme and thoughtful arrangement of some hand crafted furnishings.

You can rustle up a tasty meal in the modern kitchen and gather around the dining table to chat about the adventures you've had so far, or forget the cooking and discover one of the recommended local pubs/restaurants.

Sit and relax in the refreshing Cornish air of the surrounding countryside on the south facing patio which is ideal for a drink or two.

When the evening draws to a close choose from a double or twin room for your well earned rest, each with bedside tables, lamps and ample storage space.

There is also a wet room with a large walk-in shower and handrail, ideal for those travelling with someone slightly less able on their feet.

Liskeard is a thriving market town with many shops, pubs and restaurants to choose from.

The South West Coast Path is littered with beaches and hidden coves, an inspirational landscape taking you through some idyllic towns and villages.

You have Padstow, Port Issac and Tintagel in the North, whilst the pretty harbour town of Looe and pretty village of Polperro lie to the South.

Stretch your legs on Bodmin Moor with Colliford Lake, the man-made Carnglaze Caverns and beautiful Golitha Falls to discover.

The famous Eden Project offers a lovely day out with special events throughout the year, while the city of Plymouth beckons with shops, bars and a plethora of activities for all tastes and ages.

Enjoy a varied holiday at this fine holiday let in Cornwall.

Note: This property can also be booked alongside Ref: 962075 and together they sleep 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

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About the location

LISKEARD

Looe 9 miles, Bodmin 13 miles.

The historic market town of Liskeard is located in South East Cornwall at the head of the Looe Valley. The town is home to a number of shops, pubs and restaurants. The beaches and harbour of the quaint fishing port of Looe is a mere 9 miles away. In-between there’s fishing at nearby Siblyback Lake, the Donkey Sanctuary at St Ann's Chapel, Cotehele House (NT) and gardens, and the championship golf course at St Mellion International Resort. Head to the world-famous Eden Project for a superb day out with the children. Even the maritime city of Plymouth with its historic Barbican docks area, outstanding shops, theatres and restaurants and the National Maritime Museum is only 30 minutes by car.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas