One dog is welcome in Grove Farm Cottage on the understanding that the animal is not left on its own in the cottage at any time, other than for short periods when guests are using the playground, playshed or pool ( in these instances please ensure that your pet is secured in the doggy crate provided). Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or to be taken into the bedrooms. Please ensure that they are not taken into the Play Areas other than when you walk through into the fields (please keep on a lead) and that owners act responsibly and clean up where necessary on walks and in the cottage garden. There is a charge of £25.00 per short break/week per dog. STRICTLY NO DOGS ALLOWED IN ANY OF THE OTHER COTTAGE
a: On arrival your dog must be kept on the lead while you get your bearings and get to know the cottage and the site and where the walks are. There is an area close to the cottage where you can let them off to stretch their legs.
b: There will be other guests, farm animals and dog walkers nearby, this means keeping them on the lead when you first set out for your walk. They must not chase any livestock or wildlife.
c: Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture. We can provide stair gates in the cottages which will help control where the dog can wander when inside. We will levy an extra cleaning charge if they have been on the beds or on the chairs, settees etc
d: If you are part of a group booking, and your party has taken two or more cottages the dog must remain in the cottage that the dog was booked into.
e: To avoid yellow patches on the lawn we provide you with “doggy rocks” to go in the water bowl. These must be used.
f: Your dog must not be left alone with free run of the property. We will provide a crate for you when you use the pool, play ground or play shed, with a Sherpa cage mat and some doggy treats. We provide a guide of dog friendly pubs and restaurants and places to visit so that your dog can be with you as much as possible.
g: We regret that dogs that bark continuously are not allowed at Grove Farm Cottage. They will disturb the other guests and neighbours.
h: When you bring a muddy dog back from a walk, please clean them off using the outside tap and the coloured canine towels provided. On no account use the white towels provided for human use.
i: Poop patrol! When you take your dogs for a walk, please pick up after your dog including in our fields, as these are open to all guests. Please dispose of poops in the outside poo-bin, whatever the weather. We provide free poo-bags and a dedicated poo bin so please use them. And remember to take bags with you on walks.
k: Grove Farm Cottage garden is fully enclosed so you can relax outside with your dog, however the gates must be kept shut at all times.
l: If you have a puppy please take extra care. They will chew the furniture or soft furnishings here in our cottage. Maintaining our quality grading is key to our business and we can’t always repair things, it has to be replaced, at your expense. We do provide dog crates whenever dogs are booked in.
m: You must obey the Countryside Code and keep your dog under close control at all times for their safety as well as for the benefit of other dog owners and livestock.
n: Please thoroughly clean the cottage, including dog hair from rugs etc, before you leave; if properties require additional cleaning we will have to charge a £50.00 fee to cover the cost.
o: There are lots of dog walks in the surrounding lanes, woods and fields. Please do be aware there may be animals in our fields and keep the dog on a lead when walking through the playground and through the hen and sheep fields. Please also make sure you close any gates behind you. We will provide you with a guide to a variety of walks in our fields and local woods where there will be no livestock.