Duckcottage is a five room stone settlers cottage built in 1853 on five acres of bushland at Second Valley. We call it 'duck' cottage because of the height of the doorways. It has been lovingly restored, and is secluded but close to the beach
Please treat the cottage as you would your home, as we do.
Fire prevention is important. Do not light fires on the property (except in fireplaces inside the cottage. Ensure that the spark screen is in place at all times when the open fire is alight – even if you are in the room and sitting close by.
NO smoking inside the cottage.
The property has is a strictly no-pets policy. This is because our re-forestation has created a habitat for a diversity of wildlife (birds lizards, kangaroos and even an occasional echidna) which are disturbed by the presence of dogs or cats. The wildlife does not know that you pet is gentle, harmless, ancient or an inept hunter, they and their habitat will be disrupted by the presence of domestic pets.
The beach at Second Valley is a five minute drive from the cottage (or a 25 minute walk) It is a unique beach with impressive rock formations and a safe sandy cove which is excellent for swimming, sno…
There is no public transport in this area so Duckcottage and the district around are ideally explored with private transport. It is possible to get to the cottage on the Sealink bus (which services th…