Pets are Very Welcome in our Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages
We believe the family dog is just that, a member of the family and deserves a holiday too!
Here at Carswell, Geoff & Zoe have Taxi & Trouble, their labradors, and Katherine has Tug & Dex, her border collies – so we all know a thing or two about dogs! We believe that if you have a well-trained, clean and well-behaved dog and want them to join in with the family holiday, why should you compromise on quality when it comes to your accommodation?
We welcome dogs in The Lodge, Corner Cottage and Shepherd’s Cottages and all of these cottages have well fenced private gardens. They all have a kitchen or utility area where your dog can dry out after a coastal walk and they also have doors and ‘baby gates’ on the stairs to help you keep your dog downstairs! We also welcome dogs in Crofters Cottage but this garden, although totally private, is not secure. We will also welcome dogs in Lambside House by special arrangement and with certain extra restrictions – so please contact us if you would like to bring a dog to Lambside House.
We do have a few rules though that we ask you to respect. We do ask that your dog is never allowed in bedrooms, upstairs or on the furniture at any time and is also not left unattended in the cottage. Please also clean up after your dog in the garden and do respect the other guests’ peace and make sure your dogs are not a nuisance to near neighbours. Please also keep your dog on a lead when walking around the farm – we have game birds here as well as livestock, so please do respect this request even if you can’t see any cows or sheep! We have always found that the majority of dog owners are very respectful and conscientious people and look after our cottages as if they were their own.
We are happy to allow a maximum of 2 dogs, but we can usually be persuaded to accept more – just phone us to ask and tell us about your dogs! There is a nominal charge of £20 per dog for a week or £10 for a short stay, but if you are bringing more than 2 dogs we will charge £50 (£25 for a short break) and ask for an extra £100 cautionary deposit, returnable in full provided the cottage is left clean and with no damage.
Sorry, strictly no dogs allowed in The Mews or The Beach Hut.
Dog friendly beaches and pubs in Devon:
We are ideally suited for a wonderful dog friendly holiday as nearly all of our local beaches allow dogs all year round and many of our pubs are dog friendly as well!
For information on most of the larger local beaches click here…
For Tourist Attractions in Devon that welcome dogs click here…
Health and Safety with your dog:
When holidaying with your dog in South Devon please remember to observe the country code and keep your dog on a lead when near livestock and at all times when walking on the farm. This is particularly important as we are a working farm.
Care should always be taken on the coast path as in some areas the cliffs are quite steep. Also the currents in the sea (especially when the tide is turning!) and our Dartmoor fed rivers can often be very strong – so do take care!
We recommend you make a note of local vets to keep in your car, so you have the contact details of the nearest vet if you need it when you are out and about. Our nearest vet is South Moor Vets in Modbury on 01548 830210.