What Pet Friendly Means

Pet Friendly Cottages

The vast majority of visits to holiday cottages accompanied by pets are very successful but we do feel that it is worth claifying a few aspects of 'pet friendly'.  This is to avoid misunderstandings and to further ensure the chance of a successful break.

'Pet friendly' does not mean that the cottage has an enclosed garden or has every facility you might need as a dog owner, if there is something in particular you definitely need, please ask. If the garden is enclosed it will say so in the details.  It does mean, however, that the owners are happy to accommodate guests accompanied by household pets.

One well behaved dog is normal.  If you are staying with your dog there are a few basic rules: do not leave your dog unsupervised either in the cottage or the garden, please clean up any mess your dog makes in the garden, please do not allow the dog into the bedrooms or on the furniture. Most of our cottages have fields with livestock around them so please keep dogs on leads at all times around livestock.

Each dog is charged at £15.00 per pet per week or part thereof, unless otherwise stated in the details. More than one dog may be accepted in some cottages but it will state this in the cottage details.  We do hope you have the best of holidays. All bookings have a £35.00 booking fee.

A few notes:

Only the agreed pets or animals are allowed in the holiday let.
As much pet hair as possible should be removed from the property on departure.
Although a property may not accept pets, this does not guarantee that animals have not been in the property in the past.  This is particularly important, not only for people who may suffer allergic reactions, but also for some dogs not used to visiting unfamiliar places.

Thank you for reading this.  It does sound a little bureaucratic and is not aimed at most owners who will know all this anyway.  For some, it might be a reminder and, for some, a helpful guide to ensuring holiday success with their pets.