We understand that your stay is also a treat for your dog. Feel free to make use of the treats, dog bed, blankets etc for your furry friend. We indeed want them to feel comfortable too. You will also find a guide of dog friendly local pubs and restaurants as well as dog friendly places to visit to make your stay extra special with your pooch.
Guests bringing a dog must abide by the following conditions. We are very proud of our 5 Star Gold grading and need to keep everything in tip top condition for all other guests to enjoy and to indeed keep Heather Cottage dog friendly.
We allow one dog in Heather Cottage ONLY. No other pets are allowed.
One dog can be added to your reservation and paid for at time of booking (£15 per night). The cost for the dog will be added to the final booking price of your stay.
Arrival | Around the Village
On arrival at Heather Cottage, please ensure your dog is on a lead.
Please ensure your dog is under close control and on a lead at all times when walking around the village and the surrounding areas. There will be other dog owners around the village and the fields behind the cottage and close to the village are often full of livestock.
Please do not allow your dog to chase any livestock.
Before your stay, please ensure that your dog has full vaccinations and that these are up to date.
Please pick up after your dog at all times – this includes in the outdoor space at Heather Cottage, around the village, in fields and the surroundings areas. We provide poo bags for your furry friend inside Heather Cottage, please feel free to make use of these. Please use the black outdoor bin to dispose of any bags.
Inside Heather Cottage
Your dog must never be left alone or unattended inside Heather Cottage. You must never leave your dog to have free run of the cottage when you are outside, using the hot tub or away from the cottage.
Your dog MUST not be allowed in the bedroom. We provide stair gates to enable you to keep your dog on the ground floor (on the tiled flooring).
We provide a large dog crate and dog bed, please ensure your dog is in the crate at night before you go to bed, NEVER leave your dog unattended or let them have free run of the cottage when you are in bed.
Strictly no dogs on the furniture including the sofas. We are really proud of our 5 Star Gold rating and we need to keep everything in tip top condition in order to keep our grading and to keep Heather Cottage dog friendly.
Please note that reimbursement of any damage caused to the furniture, fixtures or fittings by your dog will be your responsibility.
For every cottage booking placed with a dog, we will take a £50 ‘extra cleaning/minor damages deposit. If everything is satisfactory upon check out, the £50 deposit will be refunded within 10 working days after your stay.
Please ensure that Heather Cottage is clean and free from dog hair before you leave, including hair from rugs. If the cottage requires extra cleaning of rugs, carpets or any other soft furnishings, and if your dog has been in the bedroom or on the bedding, the damages deposit of £50 will be forfeit.
If any significant damages or breakages occur as a result of your dogs actions that exceed £50 (would cost more than £50 to replace or repair) then we are legally bound to charge the guests for a full replacement or repair.
ONLY Heather Cottage is dog friendly. Our other self catering cottage next door (Honeysuckle Cottage) is not dog friendly.
If your party books both Heather and Honeysuckle Cottages as a group booking, your dog will not be allowed in Honeysuckle Cottage at any time. Any evidence that your dog has entered Honeysuckle Cottage will result in a charge.
Outside Heather Cottage
If bringing a muddy dog back from a walk, please use the dog bath and the shower attachment for the outdoor taps. You will find the dog bath and shower attachment inside the Den (outside Heather Cottage). Please also only dry your dog using the dog towels provided.
Please never wash/shower your dog in the showers|baths inside Heather Cottage as they could easily damage with sharp dog nails|claws.
Please, no dogs in the hot tub for the safety of yourselves, your dog and the hot tub. As much as you may think it is a warm bath for your dog, the hot tub is tested extensively and PH balanced for us humans, please do not let your dog near the hot tub water.
Please do always pick up any dog mess on the outdoor patio area/cottage garden. Please check all areas before you leave and make use of the poo bags provided in the cottage.
The outdoor patio area at Heather Cottage is an enclosed area, but please make sure you close the gates at all times to ensure the space is indeed secure and enclosed and to prevent your pooch from escaping.
Please keep good control of your dog at all times. Dogs barking excessively will be problematic for guests staying in Honeysuckle Cottage and also for the village residents.