My review is a little different. My friends own a Motorhome and visit Ferrymeadows site frequently. It is in Nene Park with loads to do, lakes and miles of walks on both hard paths and tracks. I don’t own a Caravan so I rented one from nearby D&G Motorhomes and they delivered it on site and set it all up for me.
The Van was superb, spotless and kitted out with everything you need. They showed me how to do everything and my dogs just loved it, the site facilities are great for dogs. There are two cafes and lots of picnic areas. My girls swam in the lakes and the wildlife and scenery on the river is beautiful. There is a dog friendly Pub nearby too. I will certainly do this again.
Just spent an overnight at the Inn on the Tay, very dog friendly. Can eat in the lovely lounge/bar for dinner and breakfast. Staff very friendly and food first class
Applecross in Wester Ross was fantastic. All the pubs and restaurants were dog friendly and the accommodation was ideal. The cottage was 10 min walk from the beach and set amongst the woods. It was completely enclosed with fencing and gates which meant the deer couldn't get in and our Jasper couldn't get out. We just opened the door'and let him wander to his heart's content.Can't wait to return.
Warm welcome for dogs from the first entrance. Dogs allowed not only in bedrooms but most of the bars and snugs and even a dog friendly restaurant section . Fabulous grounds sweeping down to the old sea cliff overlooking the National Trust Studland beach. 5 miles of Caribbean type sand with astonishing views plus heathlands, forest and chalk downland to explore from the doorstep . Staff all very accommodating and helpful and learnt Millie’s name immediately . Food excellent for dog owner. Relaxed but high standards . Lots of dogs in hotel but all quiet and well behaved - they must have known how rare a place this is !
We stayed at the Travelodge Coventry and the room was large and spacious. The receptionist was welcoming and lovely
We visited Wainsford Riverside Cottages in July this year with our three Pointers. Two very large crates had already been put up in the cottage for us. We were greeted with a bottle of wine, a packet of biscuits, and a small bag of gravy bones for the dogs. Also three discs for the dog collars with the details of the cottages on, a very thoughtful extra. There were dog towels and throws available, and also a dog bath if needed. You can also get them to order dog food for you so you don't need to carry it with you. Each cottage has a small fenced in garden, and there is also a fully fenced two and a half acre field for the dogs to have a really good run. There is a fenced wooded area too which we didn't use. There are other walks within the grounds but the dogs have to be on lead on them. The cottages are centrally situated in that they are equidistant from the north and south coasts. We had an amazing week there. So many places to visit and the dogs enjoyed their visit to Par Beach. I can't speak highly enough of Wainsford Riverside Cottages. Everything to do with the dogs had been thought of. There was also a dog friendly pub within walking distance through the woods. They do have a website where you can find out all about them.
In a county where dogs are better catered for than their owners, Keymer Cottage on the North Norfolk coast is a haven for both. The dogs get their own room with sofa and a lookout window to the sea along with a fantastic garden, stocked with multiple fruit trees. The humans have a choice of 3 bedrooms, a well equipped living area, that wonderful fully enclosed garden (if the dogs will share it with you) with barbecue and furniture to take advantage of the clean unpolluted air day and night - the stars on a clear night are mesmerising! There are multiple walks both coastal and inland directly from the front door, which sees you directly onto the coast road, salt marshes and then the beach/sea. If you want to go further afield there are so many choices along this stretch of coast. However, you could quite happily spend days at a time not leaving this lovely cottage - the views of the church, sea and many many birds who make the marshes their home are a joy in themselves. Within a quick walk are a local store/newsagent, Cookies Crab Shack and a fantastic local pub the Dun Cow serving delicious meals from mostly local produce (including the beef, which grazes on the salt marsh opposite). We have stayed at Keymer Cottage 6 times in the last couple of years and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else but here - and neither would Morph, Izzie and Phoebe our four legged holiday companions each time! If you are looking for a dog friendly base from which to explore this wonderful part of the world from, Keymer Cottage would be hard to beat.
Mark and I stayed at The Hayloft between 15 - 19 October with our rescue JRT Patch, for Patch to receive some behavioural training.
The Hayloft is absolutely amazing. The accommodation is spacious, comfortable, with all the mod cons including a dishwasher and a washing machine if needed 😊
The accommodation also has amazingly stunning views and a wonderful enclosed garden that Patch enjoyed having the freedom to run around in. The garden also has a light that comes on at night which is really helpful for the after dark doggie toilet breaks 😊
Their is also a table and chairs should you wish to chill in the garden.
Charlene is such a fantastic host. Charlene helped us greatly with Patch and his issues. During our stay following a lengthy and very informative get together where Mark & I explained all the issues Patch has with daily life, Charlene offered us some tips before we started our first intensive behavioural training session.
It turned out that is wasn't just Patch that needed training but Mark & I also needed to change our ways 😊
Ever keen to return to the beautiful Northumberland coast after our first trip in June, we found a rental house in Spittal, chosen mainly due to its close proximity to the many local beaches. Spittal runs into Berwick upon Tweed – a town we had only previously viewed from the warmth of a train on the East Coast mainline – and on a fine sunny day we decided to explore the town a little more to test out how dog-friendly it is.
Parking is easy and often free, and it wasn’t long before we were trotting down the high street towards Berwick Barracks (our English Heritage membership giving us free access). It has several fascinating and well-put together exhibitions, designed to educate in a gentle fashion with pictures, artefacts, history boards and re-creations of life of a soldier before, during and after wars. As with many English Heritage sites, the dog was welcome in all the exhibition halls – and only baulked at the loud bangs coming from one room with a recreation of life in the trenches.
Our 8 year old dog Teapot is treated as one of the family. She comes on all our holidays. Every year we go to the Isle of Wight for 2 weeks during the Summer and stay at Thorness Bay. It is a lovely site with its own dog friendly beach and it is only a 10 minute walk from the camping area. We find lots of pubs on the island are dog friendly as are lots of shops-in fact lots of the shops have treats behind the counters for dogs. This year there was a dog show in Ventnor , we found out about it while in a charity shop and we entered her into 4 categories,senior dog, waggiest tail, beautiful bitch(where she came 3rd) and beautiful eyes(she came 1st!). She was up against tough competition and it was a fabulous afternoon in a lovely part of the island.We were so proud of her and took her to a pet shop the next day for her to spend the vouchers she won. Every day on holiday we took her to the beach for a swim. We also loved visiting the charity shops in Cowes as they all love dogs. Teapot loves her holidays and we recommend the island to everyone. The campsite at Thorness Bay is dog friendly and there are lots of campers there with dogs. She is not allowed in the complex but there is a patio area attached to the dining area and we eat there with her.