Friday, 1 April 2011

Dogs Stay Free campaign

Today we’re announcing the launch of our Dogs Stay Free campaign as part of National Pet Month.

Dogs get as much pleasure bounding around the countryside and beaches as us humans so we are giving man's best friend free stays in our dog friendly holiday cottages. To qualify, you must book between 2nd April and 2nd May (National Pet Month) for stays at any time during 2011. Up to two dogs per booking can stay free of charge for bookings made during this period. 

The green surroundings of this holiday cottage in Yelverton (left) will give your pet a taste of the West Country with long walks on Dartmoor and in and around Yelverton’s own Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Larger dogs and those with lots of energy will relish a week’s holiday on Exmoor or Dartmoor with long walks and climbs over heather-clad hills and tors. Dartmoor holiday homes welcoming pets include The Retreat, a smart timber-clad hideaway for two with hot tub on a 70 acre farm near Chagford, and Blissmoor, a detached and secluded cottage for eight near Manaton.

For a stay on Exmoor, Bramble and Hawthorn cottages (right) near Barbrook sleep four and six; just a half-mile from the open moor both have wonderful doggy walks from the door.

For the less energetic, smaller or older pets the West Country is criss-crossed by gentle, waymarked trails. Amongst the holiday homes which would suit are two 18th century cottages at St Kew, North Cornwall sleeping two and four, while for water-loving dogs Brambles is just over half-a-mile from the all-year-round dog friendly beach at Constantine Bay, North Cornwall.

Start researching your ideal location now with our list of dog friendly cottages across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.

Please note, if you book online, your dog charges will still appear on your provisional booking, but rest assured that these will be deducted before you pay your final balance.