'Duck' cottage is a beautifully renovated 2 bedroom 1850's stone cottage on five acres of tree studded land. This unique cottage retains many of its original features including its wonderfully insulating thick stone walls, wide verandah, open fires and its low doorways (adequate at the time for small Cornish folk) .which are what led us to name it 'Duck' cottage. These heritage features are combined with modern amenities, comfortable beds, new bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen with full sized stove, microwave and refrigerator.

Duck cottage is perfect for those wanting absolute privacy in a rural environment within a short drive to the Second Valley Leonard's Mill restaurant, general store, art galley and delightful beach.


Second Valley is beautiful all year round. It has mild winters and warm dry summers - usually with a cooling evening breeze off the sea.
Spring is lush with birds and flowers in abundance in the Duck Cottage garden. In summer enjoy the beach and all its delights as well as the nearby Deep Creek Conservation Park, the Heysen Trail, Talisker Silver Mine or the unique Raywood Nursery.
Duck cottage only a 15 minute drive to the Kangaroo Island.
Ferry Terminal at Cape Jervis making it an ideal KI stopover.
It is a 5 minute drive south to the Delamere General Store fo supplies and petrol. Alternatively, the towns of Normanville and Yankalilla are about a 15 minute drive back towards Adelaide.


Duck Cottage is hidden from view in the midst of an old garden at the foot of a hillside that we have re-vegetated with native plants. The cottage is sheltered on three sides by a wide verandah, The thick stone walls keep it cool in summer and easily warmed in winter.
Duck Cottage is supplied by rain water and has solar powered assisted mains electricity.
The cottage is furnished in keeping with the era in which it was built but with modern comforts and amenities. There are two bedrooms, one with queen bed and the other with twin single beds sleeping up to four people -high quality linen and bedding is provided. The comfortable lounge room features the original enormous open fireplace. The large kitchen / dining room is has all modern facilities as well as the old wood burning stove, which is nice to light in winter for additional ambiance and warmth. The newly renovated bathroom is stylish and there are outdoor settings for garden or verandah meals.

Strictly no pets or smoking are allowed- in order to maintain the cottage as an allergy free space. Also our resident pet sheep 'Chloe' who lives in the fenced gully paddock beside the cottage and the local birdlife and kangaroos depend on there being no pets (particularly dogs) on the property.

There is a simple sound system but no TV, Broadband or VCR. Mobile phone reception is also unreliable so the experience of staying at the cottage is superbly quiet, though never boring.
There is a landline phone at the cottage for guest use and emergencies.


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Duck Cottage Lovely place to stay! I want one in my back yard! Out on the veranda with a bottle of red, chatting with a couple of good friends, prefect way to end each day. Charming old world atmosphere. Will go again in winter.
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderul getaway! My partner and I stayed at this gorgeous and secluded cottage for three nights in early 2015 (I think it was May). The cottage is charming and has everything you could need - plus a modern bathroom! The cupboards were well stocked, the bed had lovely linen and there was firewood to spare. We couldn't have asked for a better long weekend away and hope to return as soon as possible. Thank you for sharing your gem of a property with the rest of us!
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old World Charm This house was every thing we wanted. Old but comfy, cool even in 40.C heat. (Thanks for the fans but we didn't need them all.) We loved sitting out on the verandah watching birds,cows & roos & keeping cool in the breezes. Your description matches the house.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Location Such a lovely cottage for a getaway - we stayed two nights over the long weekend. The cottage has everything you need - very comfortable and rustic without the bells and whistles - just what we wanted. We would definitely stay again. The only thing to watch out for is negotiating the driveway when entering and exiting.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Duck cottage is where time stands still. So peaceful and private. Birds, kangaroos, trees and (this is the best bit) an open log fire!
Date published: 2015-05-29
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features


Entertainment and Family
Stereo, Parking
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Microwave
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Iron and board, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Fireplace, Heating
CD Player, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Pets not allowed, Hair dryer


Returning guests are eligible for a 15% discount.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $126
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $120 $280 $700 2 $0 $0

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.