Pet Friendly Holidays

Both our dogs Ernie and Shell love to roam around the farm and we really hope that your dog will come and explore too.  Below are some frequently asked questions.  Feel free to email us with any further queries you may have.

 Ernie having fun in the snow outside one of our Barns last winter

Ernie having fun in the snow outside one of our Barns last winter

 Shell enjoying a game of hide and seek in the flower beds

Shell enjoying a game of hide and seek in the flower beds

The Barns are very luxurious.  Are you sure dogs are welcome?

We adore animals and love to welcome well-behaved dogs and their owners.  We have hard floors throughout the properties so you don’t need to worry about hairs on the carpets.  All we ask is that dogs are kept off the furniture and out of the bedrooms.  You will need to bring everything necessary to make your pet feel at home.

 

How many dogs do you accept?

We accept a maximum of two dogs per Barn.

 

Are there any breeds you don’t accept?

We cannot accept dogs that are on the current official list of prohibited breeds, otherwise we welcome all breeds. We have other guests and it is your responsibility to ensure that your dog is not a threat to them.

 

How much do you charge for bringing a dog?

We ask that you spend some time cleaning up and removing dog hairs, to reduce our work and costs.  However, there is always some extra cleaning work after a dog has stayed.  We therefore charge an additional £25 per dog per week. 

 

Is there anywhere close by to walk the dog?

This is dog-walking paradise.  We are lucky that the Barns are set in open fields: 600 acres of land, woods, ponds and vineyards to explore.  Three Woods Walk (see the map) is fenced and a perfect place to let your dog off the lead to explore the local wildlife.  We do have cows in some fields where we ask that you keep the dog on a lead.  Otherwise it is your responsibility to walk the dog sensibly.

 

Can the dogs be left alone in the Barns?

No, that’s something we don’t allow as dogs can get upset being alone in a strange environment.  We don’t want distressed dogs disturbing other guests or causing damage to the Barns.  Fret not, many of the local pubs and cafes allow dogs:  

  • Our village pub, The Boot, allows dogs that are friendly and kept on a lead.  
  • The Sword Inn Hand http://www.theswordinnhand.co.uk welcomes dogs in the bar area where you can also eat.  
  • The Tilbury www.thetilbury.co.uk allows dogs in the garden area to the rear of the pub but unfortunately not inside the restaurant.  
  • Pearce’s Farm Shop and Cafe http://pearcesfarmshop.com allows your four-legged friends on the outside terrace. 
  • The Grandison http://www.thegrandison.com welcomes dogs except after 7pm on Friday and Saturday evenings.
 

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