Dog Friendly

Dog friendly self catering holiday cottages:

We love animals, especially dogs, and we genuinely welcome your furry friend! We have also had a Burmese cat come to stay!

Dog Walking:

Dog walks from the holiday cottage

The dog walking in this area is superb, and we have mapped out the walks which are particularly good for dogs, and left directions and OS maps. There are footpaths starting almost from our gate, and you can walk for miles and miles through woods and valleys, with very little roadwork. The views are wonderful.  You won’t meet many other people either!

There are plenty of places where most dogs can be off-lead.

Around the cottages:

Toffee the catThe cottages do not have their own enclosed gardens. You are welcome to shut the gate to the whole property but the wall is not high or dog proof for an escape artist.  There may also be sheep in the fields and cats at large so you might have to keep a close eye on your dog when you let them out. We don’t insist on leads as we find out guests know their own dogs and are always sensible. (Obviously when you are out walking, you will need to put your dog on a lead if you encounter livestock.)

Home Alone:

We ask that you don’t leave your dog alone in the cottage, except that crate trained dogs may be left for short periods in their crate. (We have a large crate that you can borrow provided your dog is happy in it. )

Evenings Out with and without your dog:

Dog relaxing

Your dog can relax with us for an evening

There are several dog friendly pubs in the area, including the Bear which is just half a mile away and The Red Lion (2 miles away in Wirksworth). However, if you fancy a night out in a non-doggy restaurant, we can dog-sit for a small fee – either in your cottage or your dog can come to ours provided they get on with our (highly sociable) dog!  Roz is a qualified dog trainer and will ensure that your dog is well looked after and entertained.

Equipment

If you forget any of your dog equipment, we can lend you leads, bowls, etc and can provide emergency supplies of food. We can also lend you a crate and a stair gate.

We leave a dog towel for you but you will need to bring your bed, blankets, etc, with you.