Also, as part of your booking, you are required to sign the terms and conditions, these include you agreeing to adhere to our “Doggy Do’s and Don’ts”, which is essential in keeping The Burrow in pristine, clean condition for all our guests.
Yes, we now accept dogs! Exciting, isn’t it.
We want to ensure that your dogs have as much of a luxurious break as you do! We are truly dog friendly, having 7 (yes you read that right, 6) of our own, many of which we have taken in as hopeless cases from various animal charities. We know how much they enjoy running around, and experiencing new sights and smells in the glorious Devon countryside and coast. So, by all means, bring your dogs, and enjoy the wondrous walks that Devon has to offer – some of them even start straight from our doorstep! So that this works for everyone, we do have a Doggy Do’s and Don’ts Guide, which you can find below (coming soon).
Your Dog will need be checked in at the booking stage, just like their owners, so we need to know about them from the very start. There will be a dedicated little area on the booking form, to book your furry friends in by name!
There is even a fully fenced field directly behind The Burrow, which you are free to use to play ball, if it is empty. We do always have livestock on most of our fields, so they cannot be entered, but there is always the wonderful East Hill plantation that starts within 500 metres of the property, for your both to roam in, and so many walks, that it is impossible to list them all.
To make your dogs stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible we provide the following:
- 2 x Dog bowls
- 1 x Large dog bed
- doggy poop bags
- Outside tap for the really muddy characters.
- Stair gate, to keep dogs to the large living/dining/kitchen area (we don’t allow them in the bedrooms)
- 2 x Pet towels provided
- Throws provided for covering the furniture.
- “Dog Rocks” provided in water bowls to avoid yellow patches on the lawns
- “I’m on holiday” dog identification tags
- (Coming soon) – A guide to dog friendly attractions, beaches, walks (including along the South West coastal path and The East Devon Way).
We do make a small charge of £30 per dog, per stay, with a 2 dog maximum rule (1 dog for giant breeds).
We do not allow dogs to be left alone in The Burrow.
But where can we go?
You will probably we surprised how many places in Devon are dog friendly.
All the beaches in this area accept dogs from October to the end of April, and some have a restricted dog area throughout the year. See HERE for a link for more information for beaches in the East Devon area, or HERE for further afield.
Branscome Beach: There is a dog exercise area.
Weston Mouth Beach: Weston is a remote Shingle beach located between Sidmouth and Seaton ion the East Devon coast. It is only accessible by a long walk down a track or from the sea. It is dog friendly. (In general the right hand side of the beach is reserved for naturists)
Seaton beach: Dog bins provided and dogs are welcome all year on the second beach zone.
Beer beach: dogs are not allowed on the West side of the beach from 1st May – 30th September.
There are year-round dog friendly beaches a little distance away. These can be found at:
Shelly Beach, Exmouth
River Beach, Teignmouth
Ness Cove, Shaldon
Many of Devon’s visitor attractions welcome dogs on leads, including Escot and the Donkey Sanctuary, and you can even take your furry friend on a boat trip with Stuart Line Cruises or tram ride with Seaton Tramway! Bicton Botanical Gardens also accepts dogs on leads.
Don’t forget, there is the incredible Dartmoor National Park where dogs can run free without the worry of traffic, not to mention the truly magnificent walks locally, such as the South West Coast Path and the East Devon Way, which runs exceptionally close to us.
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.