“travel broadens the mind”…. I certainly do agree! The problem is that we dogs aren’t accepted everywhere. Therefore this site, ‘cause although it isn’t always easy to find a suitable place to stay, nothing is impossible!
You’ll find campsites, B&B’s, hotels, rural houses or apartments….whatever suits you and your human fellows best.
Like always, they expect us to be calm and behave. But,…. I expect this won’t be a problem. I never met a dog so far who was drunk, didn’t want to pay the bill or took away some towels as a souvenir!
As I live in Spain, at this moment I’ve got more possibilities in Spain than elsewhere. Please do join in, if you know appropriate accommodations in other countries as well as in Spain. Of course only places you hardly recommend as this is a non-profit site and not a way of free publicity just because.
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ACCOMMODATIONS in UK
Ellesmere House (B&B)
Stay: 10th – 13th June 2017
The second B&B where I (Tibor) stayed with my pack during my UK-journey was at Ellesmere House at the entrance of a lovely town called Castle Cary in Somerset. The landlady was called Melanie, just like my human friend, so special!
The three-floored Victorian house has got a great garden. From the windows you’ve got amazing views out the back lead onto fields accessed from a gate in the garden. From the front it overlooks Glastonbury Tor. My daughter Tessa and I loved exploring around in the garden. We had access to every part of it without being called back not once. It is somewhere to feel totally relaxed as if you are in your own house. Melanie, the hostess really adores dogs! She just couldn’t get enough of hugging us. There were two house-dogs too. We wanted to play with the greyhound, but she was recovering from surgery so we unfortunately we couldn’t. Maybe next time.
Our humans loved the spacious room. Each room is beautifully decorated in an elegant Bohemian style. It was all very clean, and we loved the soft touch of the floor. The continental breakfast is on the house – yoghurt, locally baked bread, croissants, granola, muesli and such like – if people would like a cooked breakfast it is £7.50 per person. They also organise suppers on request. The coffee was great too! Like in most English B&B there were tea/coffee facilities in the room. We didn’t have an en-suite room but the shared bathroom was great and our humans had it all for themselves anyway.
I especially loved the garden and the walking facilities just starting from the garden. It’s only a short walk to the centre of Castle Cary. I was welcome in most of the bars and restaurants.
There might be an extra charge for dogs at Ellesmere House. Just talk to them about it.
** There are plenty of bars en restaurants nearby where you can go to with your humans. A nice place to explore interesting sights such as Stonehenge, Salisbury, Bath, Bristol, Bradford-on-Avon etc. Melanie and Jasper the hosts will be glad to help you!
ACCOMMODATIONS in UK
The Palk Arms, Hennock, Devon
Stay: 8th – 10th June 2017
On my first trip through the UK with my daughter Tessa, and my human friends, I (Tibor) spent our first two nights at a lovely B&B house called ‘The Palk Arms’. It is a 16th Century Free House, situated in Hennock only 2 miles from Bovey Tracey, within Dartmoor National Park. This independent village pub offers four nice en-suite rooms (B&B). All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, a flatscreen TV, hairdryer and free Wifi.
My humans raved about the fantastic quality of the bed, as I had my own travellers-sleeping bag with me, and I’m never allowed to get on the bed, I’ve got to trust them on that one. The bathroom was tiny, but had all you need. The room was very clean too. Not too much noise from the bar underneath either, they said. There’s free parking a bit further (30 cow lengths) up the hill.
What a friendly welcome I got when we entered the pub! Not only by the staff, and the owners Ivan and Jane with their great four-legged pal Olive, also the locals (clients of the bar) were all very friendly. I felt like I was just one more of the village.
The traditional rural Devon pub offers locally brewed real ales, great wines and serves high quality pub food at reasonable prices in a relaxed atmosphere with extensive views over the Teign Valley.
During meals you’re allowed to be with your humans at all time unless you’re on the lead. It was great to be with them during breakfast and dinner time.
We really like Jane’s and Ivan’s recommendations about the big field next to the camping where Tessa and I could run freely and relief ourselves. Probably Olive’s favourite too! My humans liked all the details about walks and making sure they had all the information they needed.
They do charge £7.50 to cover the cost for carpet cleaning after every stay of dogs. My humans didn’t bother as we really enjoyed our stay and we felt very welcome as a pack. Hopefully we come back!
** The Palk Arms is a traditional rural pub and a firm favourite with walkers, cyclists, horse riders, tourists and locals. One of the few independent village pubs in the area. Set high above the Teign Valley it has wonderful panoramic views over the rolling hills and beautiful countryside near Bovey Tracey and within the Dartmoor National Park. Maps and tourist information available.