£181 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Duckhouse – Home 656116 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The Duck House is a stunning two bedroom cottage in the charming and un-spoilt village of Cowden in Kent and is well placed for exploring the beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside or delving into local history.

If you are looking for an idyllic retreat in Rural England, that offers holiday accommodation of an extremely high standard, then The Duck House self catering cottage is for you.

The Duck House is found by meandering down a private lane and overlooks several ponds that teem with wildlife. The self catering cottage is on a quiet private lane that leads to a Manor House with large livery stables, where one can take riding lessons. The rural location is ideal for those who enjoy the outdoor life with direct access to 90 acres of woodland and an extensive network of bridle paths and walks.

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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About the owner

Biz W.
Average reply time:
2 hours 49 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
02 Jun 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Oct 2013. Located in Edenbridge, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1088 to £1661.

The Owner has a response rate of 93% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Jun 2020.


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Guest reviews

16 reviews

Very Good

“Peaceful getaway in Kent”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2020

The duck house is a fantastic, clean and tidy little cottage set in amazing grounds with lots of wildlife and forest walks to hand. The owners are very responsive and accommodating. I would definitely recommend as a place to escape to the country, while still being handy to necessities.

“Serene retreat”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2019

My wife booked a surprise three night stay for my birthday to enable us to visit nearby Chartwell House and Hever Castle and despite both living up to expectations and not to be missed, the icing on t… More

“The Duck House, Cowden”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2018

Beautiful garden with large pond, ducks, geese, and squirrels. Loved the geese; they came regularly to the french doors and tapped on the glass. They followed us around whenever we were in the garden.… More

Owner's reply: You are lovely June, thank you so much for your review, and what a good idea regarding Netflix. I will get onto to that straight away. by the way the naughty (geese) are in fact Muscovy Ducks! I think they think they are dogs, very tame!!


Reviewed 1 Oct 2018

What a relaxing couple of days we had! I went with my mum and sister on a well needed break for all of us, and we couldn’t have asked for a better location. Not to mention the glorious weather! … More

Owner's reply: It was a pleasure to see you enjoying it all, and lovely Autumnal weather, come and see us again

“See the Wildlife at The Duckhouse”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2018

We had a very nice week at The Duckhouse. We were entertained by the Geese, Ducks, Moor Hens, Herons (fishing), the Kingfisher and Squirrels.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, and I am glad you enjoyed your week.


Reviewed 13 Jun 2018

What a lovely week at the Duck House. It was everything we hoped it would be, peace and tranquillity and all the comforts that we needed.Easy booking, Biz is a Whiz with the emails and a warm welcome … More

Owner's reply: Wow! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We love it when people enjoy coming to stay and appreciate everything. Do come again anytime. Also thank you for leaving The Duckhouse in such immaculate order. Best wishes Biz

“Happy Heaven”

Reviewed 12 May 2018

A wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. Biz and her family could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The house is very well equipped and beautifully furnished. We were in happy heaven all we… More

Owner's reply: Such a lovely review, thank you so much. Biz

“Beautiful retreat”

Reviewed 22 Feb 2018

A really well-presented cottage in superb grounds. Well placed for exploring, (Ashdown Forest, Knole Park, Pooh Bridge and tearooms) with good pubs close by. Biz was really helpful...happy to accommod… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much Annie, its always nice when people enjoy everything, and please DO come and see us when its warmer! Biz

“Idyllic location and setup.”

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Spent 3 nights at Duck House and thoroughly enjoyed all. Secluded yet near to town/supermarkets and well equipped for 2 couples (one double/one twin room to note). Grounds are amazing, literally jaw d… More

“Peace perfect Peace”

Reviewed 8 Mar 2016

Such a wonderful place to wake up. Looking out over the ponds listening to the birds just a perfect way to start the day. Everything in the cottage to ensure a comfortable stay and close to many visi… More

Review 1-10 of 16


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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Biz the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Biz (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Biz (the owner) a message.

If Biz (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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