Truly Dog Friendly

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 with gates which enclose the area.  Turn to the left up the drive and the private lane leads to the village and to right it leads down to woodland so is very safe.

if your dog is crate trained we offer the loan of a large crate for your stay as well as temporary dog tags with our details on and we can  provide bowls and the loan of a towel to save space in your car for the journey here. 

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!

Direct Access to Woodland Walks

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.  

Amazing variety for walks

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. . 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, being mindful that at certain times of the year there are sheep in the nearby fields.

At a short distance are several wonderful places to walk your dog off lead  as well as the beaches, just ask us for recommendations!

Click here for dog friendly restaurants in the area.

Play in the Sea and Sand

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. 

 Cornwall Council have simplified and relaxed  their rules about taking dogs on beaches. During peak holiday season, from 1 July to 31 August between  10am and 6pm dogs must be on leads however outside of those hours   you can walk your dog off lead on the majority of beaches 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.  Outside of those dates the rules are more relaxed with the majority of our local beaches allowing dogs at all times.  Black Rock, which is adjacent to Widemouth Bay, allows dogs off lead all year round and is one of our closest beaches.

for a detailed list of beaches local to us click here

Explore the best of the region

Take your dog to one of our great local attractions

Many of the attractions near Great Hills Lodge allow dogs,  and they’re all great days out! We recommend checking with the attractions you plan to visit. Click here for details

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.  

For the Hardier Walkers

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!

Have an amazing stay

A few simple house rules for guests bringing dogs

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 please ensure you have read section 12  of our terms and conditions. Click here to read our Terms and Conditions 

Our main house rules are that we welcome  dogs who  are aged at least one year at the time of your stay and are fully house trained. Dogs cannot be left alone at the property whilst you are absent and are not allowed in the bedrooms.  Please bring throws for the sofas to protect the leather.

We have a resident house dog of our own who is very friendly as well as two friendly cats.