Can't bear the thought of those sad puppy dog eyes looking at you from the kennels as you say goodbye? Don't worry - at Pound Farm, well behaved dogs are welcome, so bring him along to join in the fun of your group stay in Somerset. He'll have a great time, with his special people around, and lots of gorgeous countryside for doggie walks; right from the house you can amble along lanes or you can take the footpath into the village and have a stroll about. The nearby Quantocks offer endless possibilites for walks in the wild with your furry friend, so lace up your boots, grab the lead, and head for the hills! Climb to Will's Neck, the highest point in the Quantocks, and you'll be rewarded with incredible panormaic views out over the Bristol Channel to Wales (you can see the Brecon Beacons on a clear day!). There's a lovely moderate five mile walk from the Thankful Village of Aisholt (a thankful Village is one where all the men who went off to fight in the First World War came home) to the ramparts of Iron Age Cockercombe Castle, taking in Triscombe Stone, and Aisholt Common along the way. Or spend the day amidst the spectacular and varied scenery of Exmoor National Park and conquer Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on the whole of Exmoor, or go for a riverside walk at Watersmeet, or up over the cliffs to Culbone Church, the smallest parish church in England. If your mutt likes a doggie paddle then have a day trip to the North Somerset or East Devon coast - both can be reached in about an hour and there are some great dog friendly beaches.
Dogs are welcome at Pound Farm strictly by prior arrangement; please speak to the office to arrange this. A small charge of £50 per dog will be added to the booking total. There are certain rules which you must abide by - please make sure you have read these before planning to bring your dog.
Ensure that dogs are kept off all furniture in the house and are not allowed to go upstairs.
Dogs are not allowed in the swimming pool or any part of the pool surrounding area.
Dogs are not allowed to be left unattended in the property at any time.
It is preferable that dogs sleep in a crate at night but if this is not possible, please follow our guidelines as to where the dog should sleep.
Please ensure that any wet or muddy dogs are dried off with a towel that you have brought with you, before being allowed in to the house.
Please ensure all dog mess is picked up throughout your stay and before you leave on the morning of departure.
Please be aware that surrounding grounds and farmland may contain livestock; therefore, please be courteous and make sure that dogs are kept on leads and fully supervised at all times.