A Dog Friendly Cottage
North Devon is a great place to take your dog on holiday, with miles and miles of footpaths, woodland walks and some great beaches for bracing walks.
We therefore welcome well-behaved dogs at Barnfield. Guests may bring up to three dogs with them at a cost of £25 per animal per booking. They’ll have a terrific time, whether dashing into the waves on the beach, walking across Exmoor and paddling in the many local streams and rivers.
Whether you want a pleasant 30-minute morning or evening walk or a 2-hour ramble across fields and through woods, there are walks from the front door. Wander down the lane, a steep calorie-burning hill that leads to bridle paths and woodland walks, or stroll up through the village where they’ll probably make a couple of canine friends during a circuit or two of the Millennium Green and Community Woodland. There’s also a village shop on the way to the Green that stocks pet food.
There are likely to be sheep or other livestock in the local fields and, although you won’t always see them, deer in the woods, so unless your pet is trained to avoid the temptation of a chase, you’ll need to keep them on a lead when livestock are present.
We do like to make sure your pets feel as welcome at Barnfield as all our other guests, so our dog friendly facilities at Barnfield include
- The Barnfield Pet Book. Details of
- Local Vets and pet shops
- Local dog walks
- Dog friendly beaches and pubs in North Devon
- A Doggie holiday feedback form
- Garden hosepipe for washing down muddy paws (and owners boots)
- Dog Collar tag with Barnfield’s address and our phone number in case your pet gets lost.
- Throws to put on lounge furniture
- Secure garden (unless your dog is a practising escapologist)
- Wooden floors or flagstones throughout the ground floor - meaning no trails of muddy paw prints on carpets
- Stair gate to keep your pet(s) downstairs.
- In case you forget them, a:
- Spare dog bowl
- Spare dog lead
- Supply of poo bags to cover your first couple of days
We do ask that your dog is kept on the ground floor of the cottage and are happy to provide a stair gate if this helps. If you have an indoor kennel for your dog there is plenty of space on the ground floor to accommodate it. Otherwise place their bed in front of the woodburner or by the stove in the kitchen to ensure they enjoy a warm and snug night’s sleep at any time of year.