Dartmoor National Park, the nearby South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Devon coastline benefit from some of the most spectacular and accessible open countryside in the UK and are wonderful places to exercise dogs. For these reasons, many visitors like to bring their dogs on holiday with them, and we do our best to accomodate them.
We are a dog friendly family and enjoy having four legged visitors to the farm. On request, we will consider allowing one or two well-behaved and socialised dogs to stay. We charge an additional £30 per dog per stay to help cover an extra deep clean for our next barn guests who may not share your love of dogs.
However, we ask that you follow our (dog)House Rules. We have cats on the farm, and sheep who may be in lamb. Even playful aggression and/or excessive barking can seriously distress these animals. All dogs must be under control at all times.
Furthermore, we expect visitors who bring friendly dogs to follow these simple rules:
- Dogs not allowed upstairs or into any bedroom
- Dogs not allowed onto any furniture (throws can be provided if your pooch persists)
- Dogs must sleep on their own bedding provided by the guests
- Any dog mess outside to be cleared up immediately
- Dogs must never be left alone in the house – please take them with you if you go out.
If you do not follow these rules you may be asked to remove the dog(s) from the property.
Many pubs, cafes and even some restaurants in the area accept well-behaved dogs and we are happy to steer guests towards the most popular. Also note that during the summer months some of Devon’s beaches are closed to dogs. But there remain a number that avoid the ban – not to mention wonderful dog-friendly river and estuary walks. Again we are very happy to make recommendations.