Guidance For Bringing Dogs

Dogs are welcome in all of the barns but you should notify us in advance if you have a very large breed (e.g. Dane, English Mastiff, Wolfhound etc.) or if you plan on bringing more than TWO dogs with you.

There is a charge of £25 per dog per stay with the exception of Flatcoated Retrievers who stay for free. If you are bringing a Flatcoat, don’t fill in the dog section on the booking form.

We are very happy for you to have your pet accompany you on holiday, but it is on the understanding that you adhere to our booking conditions relating to the acceptance of pets to our properties.

We hope that you will find our properties beautifully furnished and presented in an immaculately clean condition for you and we wish to keep them that way – otherwise they wouldn’t be ‘luxury’ cottages for very long.

Our high cleaning standards ensure that guests without dogs can confidently stay in our cottages without detecting doggie smells and doggie hairs. However, it would be almost impossible to maintain these high standards if our ‘house rules’ for dogs weren’t respected, so we appreciate your co-operation and respect for others staying after you.

Here are our house rules for pets:

  • Pets are permitted on furniture but only where you have brought sufficient blankets to fully cover them. Pets are NOT allowed on beds – even with covers applied

  • Pets are permitted in the bedrooms of our cottages but please make sure their bedding is sufficient to protect the carpets

  • If you wish to leave your pet unattended in a cottage, this is fine but please let us know

  • The interior and grounds of the property must be left in a clean, undamaged condition

  • Pets must be clean before entry to the cottage – there are hoses outside if you need them

  • Your pet must not be permitted to cause any kind of nuisance to the neighbouring properties

  • Your pet must be at least 1 year old at the time of your holiday but please call us if you have a younger pup that you are confident is house trained

  • Please don’t let them use the lawns as toilets or the grass will spoil.

  • Pets not used to free ranging chickens and ducks must be on a lead, especially on arrival!

There are two sets of kennels on the property and you are welcome to use either – they can be locked but you leave your dog there at your own risk. We regularly put our dogs in there when we can’t take them with us.

Feel free to bring your own dog crate if you wish. We can supply them and all you need to do is let us know what size you require.

There are often quite a lot of dogs about, especially down by the river. Take time to introduce yours gradually to avoid any confrontation or arguments over a tennis ball!

Feel free to walk in any of the fields and if your dog does their business there, don’t bother bagging it as the weather will generally take care of it.

The River Thrushell is at the bottom of the lower field and generally its fine for dogs to swim in. However after heavy or persistent rain it can flood quite quickly and become very fast flowing so please check it before letting your dog near it.

Recommended vet

We hope you won’t need a vet when you’re here and we do have a good supply of antibacterial scrubs, aloe vera gels, eye drops etc at the house but if you do need one then we recommend:

The Castle Veterinary Group,
Pennygillam Way,
Pennygillam Industrial Estate,
Launceston,
Cornwall.
PL15 7ED
Phone: 01566 772211 / 01566 772371
http://castleveterinarygroup.co.uk/

They are also open on Saturday mornings and have a 24hr emergency helpline too. It goes without saying that if you need us to contact a vet or get you to the vet, we are very happy to do this.

Dog Groomers

There are a number of groomers in the local area, some of which offer a collection and delivery service:

Foxies Dog Grooming,
South Petherwin,
Launceston
Tel: 01566 777655

Funky Mutts Grooming,
Chapel House Chalet,
Greystone Bridge,
Launceston,
Tel: 01566 773014

Dog Supplies

There is a large Pets at Home superstore in Launceston and you can also get a very comprehensive range of food, care products, toys etc from Homeleigh Garden Centre. Neither of these are very far from us so just ask and we’ll show you how to get there. In any event if you run out of something and the shops are closed, come and ask us as we’re bound to have it!