We love our four-legged friends at Great Hills Lodge!
We absolutely love dogs here at Great Hills Lodge — we consider them part of the family, so we love to welcome them along with you during your stay!
The rear courtyard garden has space for you and your dogs/s to relax in, it’s fully fenced for added security. Guests also have a front lawned area which is not fenced however is within the grounds and the lane leads onto an unmade road into woodland so is very safe.
We’re so lucky to have so many dog-friendly places for our guests to visit nearby; more and more places are welcoming dogs than ever before, so with lots of choice and a property perfectly suited for well-behaved dogs, we can’t wait to see you!
A location perfect for those morning and evening strolls
The cottage is on a private lane, which has direct access to woodland and a circular footpath around the village of Week St Mary, perfect for dog walking — the village even has dog waste bins on the village green. There’s a hose outside to wash off muddy and sandy paws, while your canine chum gets their own welcome pack upon arrival, which includes a towel to dry them off!
We can also put you in touch with a local insured pet care professional who can offer dog walking and sitting should you need this whilst you are staying with us.
Spoilt for choice when it comes to walking the dog
It’s only a 5 mile drive to a couple of our nearest beaches at Widemouth Bay, one of which, Black Rock has no restrictions all year round. Further along the coast are several other fabulous beaches, five of which are fully dog friendly. Bude has a wonderful flat walk running along its canal, while dogs are also welcome on the entirety of the South West Coast Path. If you don’t fancy straying too far, the woodlands surrounding Great Hills Lodge are perfect for a walk, as long as you’re considerate of our free-range hens, two cats and nearby sheep.
Get the sand between your toes on our beaches
The gorgeous sands and welcoming waters of Cornwall’s beaches are a huge draw for humans and dogs alike; most of the beaches in the area are happy to welcome dogs. Duckpool Beach, Sandymouth Bay, Black Rock Beach (at Widemouth Bay), Millook Beach and Northcott Mouth Beach are fully dog friendly,
From April 2020 Cornwall Council are simplifying and relaxing their rules about taking dogs on beaches. The decision will see harmonised restrictions from 1 July to 31 August between 10am to 6pm daily. Except where a beach has Blue Flag status when restrictions will apply for longer, from 15 May to 30 September between 10am to 6pm.. This means people will be able to go down for a beach walk in the morning and the evening with their dogs
Take your dog to one of our great local attractions
Many of the attractions near Great Hills Lodge allow dogs, so it’s worth checking whether your dog could join you for a day out; Clovelly Village, The Eden Project, Pencarrow House and Gardens, Docton Mill Garden and Tearooms, Hartland Abbey’s gardens and Bodmin and Wenford Railway are all welcome to dogs to some extent — and they’re all great days out! We recommend checking with the attractions you plan to visit.
If you want to visit places that are not particularly dog friendly we can provide you with the details of an experienced, insured pet sitter who lives in the village and can care for your dog/s.
Explore the rugged wilderness of Bodmin Moor
The remote, rugged landscape of Bodmin Moor is Cornwall at its wildest and is a walker’s dream. It has Cornwall’s two highest points, Rough Tor and Brown Willy, more than a hundred Bronze Age hut circles and the foundations of a Medieval chapel. If you’re planning to walk your dog on the moor, we recommend warm clothing and good walking boots!
A few simple house rules to make your stay perfect
We love dogs here at Great Hills Lodge and we know that for lots of families, a holiday just wouldn’t be the same if they had to leave their furry friends behind. To make sure you have the best stay possible with your dogs, we have a few simple house rules we ask guests to follow. Click here to read our Terms and Conditions
We can also put you in touch with an insured dog sitter in the village who will care for your dog should you want to visit somewhere with dog restrictions or to go out for meal without your dog for example. Just ask us for the details.