Holiday with your Dog! 

 

Does your dog deserve a break too?

 

Plan your perfect dog friendly holiday in Devon with us ….

Once a doggy booking is made, a copy of the Doggy Do’s and Don’ts, will be provided, to help you plan your dog-friendly holiday …

Devon is known as a great place to come for anyone looking for a dog friendly holiday.

At the The Burrow a wonderful dog friendly holiday destination is provided. Overall, your dog wants to have as much of a fun break as you do!  The Burrow tries to offer the best dog-friendly stay possible. After all, dogs particularly enjoy running around, and experiencing new sights and smells, so, let them enjoy the wondrous walks that Devon has to offer to the max! In addition, some of those walks even start straight from the farm! Having 5 resident rescue dogs living at the farm, we understand how dog-friendly holidays should be! 

Doggy Do’s and Don’ts

A “Doggy Do’s and Don’ts” Guide is provided upon making a booking. Furthermore, a doggy guide to the area is also available, to help you with dog friendly holiday planning.  

Book your dog in! 

All Dogs should be checked in at the initial booking stage. There is a dedicated area on the booking form, to book pups in by name! As well, as part of your booking, you will be required to sign the general terms and conditions. These include agreeing to adhere to the “Doggy Do’s and Don’ts”, which are essential in keeping The Burrow in a pristine, clean condition for all guests.

Is there a Charge?

A small charge will be made, of £30 per dog, per stay, with a 2 dog maximum rule (1 dog for giant breeds). Please note, registered Assistance dogs are not charged for.

Please note:  Dogs are not allowed to be left alone in The Burrow, unless they are crated. However, details can be provided of local dog sitters, should one be needed during your stay. 

Guests are expected to clean up after their dogs in the garden and around the property. All mess must be bagged and disposed of appropriately, in the general black waste bins in the driveway. 

Dogs are not allowed on the beds in The Burrow.

There is livestock in all of the fields at Burrow Wood Farm, so these cannot be entered to walk your dogs. However, the wonderful East Hill plantation, starts within 500 metres of the property, perfect for all to roam in. Furthermore, there are  many beautiful walks easily accessed nearby. 

To make your dog-friendly holiday in Devon as comfortable and enjoyable as possible the following can be provided upon request:

  • Stair gate, to keep dogs to the large living/dining/kitchen area (dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms)
  • 2 x Pet towels 
  • Throws for covering the sofas.

 

But where can be visited?

Devon is all about the great outdoors. Furthermore, many of the activities and attractions nearby actively welcome dogs.  

Local Beaches

Overall, the beaches in the East Devon area accept dogs from October to the end of April. However, some have a restricted dog area throughout the year. 

Beer beach (Nr. Seaton, EX12 3BZ): Dogs are welcome all year on the area at the west of the slipway and on the main beach from October to the end of April. (Sand/Pebbles).

Branscome beach (Nr. Seaton, EX12 3AU): Dogs are not allowed on part of the beach all year. Dogs are not allowed 150m east and west of the pole in front of the café.  (Pebbles). 

Budleigh Salterton beach (Nr. Exmouth, EX9 6NP): Dogs are not allowed on the main beach from 1st May to 30th September, but are welcome on the beach adjacent to the Lime Kiln car park in the east, and at Steamer Steps to the wet, all year. (Pebbles).

Exmouth Beach (EX8 1DR): Dogs are welcome all year on parts of the beach, and on the main beach from October to the end of April. (Sand).

Jacob’s Ladder beach (Sidmouth, EX10 8QL): Dogs are welcome all year on part of the beach and from October to the end of April on the main beach. (Pebbles).

Seaton beach (EX12 2LW): Dogs are welcome all year on parts of the beach, but are only allowed on the main beach from October to April. (Pebbles)

Shelly Beach (Exmouth, EX8 1DR): Year-round dog friendly beach. (Sand).

Weston Mouth Beach: (EX10 0PH, OS Map Ref: SY 160878) Weston is an isolated beach located between Sidmouth and Seaton. It is only accessible by a long walk down a track or from the sea. It is dog friendly, but please bear in mind that some of the beach is also used by naturists. (Pebble)

REMEMBER to check the tide times of high and low water before visiting a beach: HERE

Attractions

Many of Devon’s visitor attractions welcome dogs on leads, including the Donkey Sanctuary. For instance, furry friends can even be taken on a boat trip with Stuart Line Cruises, or tram ride with Seaton Tramway. Bicton Botanical Gardens also accept dogs as long as they are kept on leads.

Furthermore, Devon also has lots of beautiful National Trust properties and places, such as Killerton House near Exeter, and Castle Drogo, which are well-known for welcoming dogs when possible.

Also, the children’s theme parks CrealyPennywell Farm and Woodlands Family Theme Park all offer a limited amount of day kennels.

Walks

There is  the incredible Dartmoor National Park where dogs can run free without the worry of traffic. Furthermore, there are the truly magnificent walks locally, such as the South West Coast Path and the East Devon Way, both which run exceptionally close to Burrow Wood Farm.

South West Coat Path:  Dogs are welcome to enjoy all 630 miles of the South West Coat Path, along with responsible owners. Please remember that whilst the Coast Path is a great place for a dog to enjoy, for safety, always ensure dogs are kept in sight, and put on leads near cliff edges or when near livestock. Explore the South West Coast Path online HERE.

Dartmoor: Dartmoor Park is a great place to walk dogs, but please remember it is a working landscape, providing grazing for cattle, sheep, and ponies, and is home for rare species of livestock. Always keep dogs on a lead near livestock! When walking dogs on Dartmoor they must be kept on a short lead during the lambing and bird breeding season (1 March-31 July). There are some amazing walks to choose from – for inspiration, have a look at the walks on Visit Dartmoor HERE.

There are also wide areas of heathland stretching from East Budleigh to Aylesbeare Common, including Woodbury Common, Colaton Raleigh Common, Mutters Moor and Bicton Common.

 

Eating and Drinking Out

Want to know if there is somewhere near to The Burrow that offers dog-friendly dining and drinking?

Well yes, actually, there is! The amazing, AWARD WINNING, Coldharbour Field Kitchen is a mere 1 mile walk from The Burrow (20 mins approx), through beautiful, quiet, single lane country roads. They are open Tues – Sun 9am to 4pm. From Easter, they are also after 6pm – late for evening tapas and drinks from the bar. Dogs are exceptionally welcome, and Dog Friendly ice cream is also sold!  Eating dog friendly dining ottery

There are also many other dog friendly dining and drinking destinations further afield, listed in the Doggy Guide to the East Devon, which will be provided upon making a booking.