You know the old saying - 'a man's best friend is his dog', so we perfectly understand that you might want to bring your four legged friend on holiday with you, and fortunately, Thorncombe welcomes well behaved dogs. Your favourite pooch will have heaps of fun throughout your stay - and plenty of exercise! Right on your doorstep you have miles and miles of beautiful countryside, with an abundance of footpaths, forestry tracks and open moorland to explore with your canine friend. Most of the village inns allow dogs, though this may be restricted to the bar area only, so no need to leave him or her at home if you fancy a relaxing pub lunch or a sampling the local ale. There's a lovely walk from the Rising Sun at West Bagborough to Cothelstone Hill, with three steep climbs rewarded with amazing views of the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, Exmoor, and on a clear day, the Mendip Hills, Wales and the Severn estuary. A little further afield, some of the beaches on the Somerset coast are dog friendly, though there may be restrictions for certain times of the year (usually May to September); latest information tells us that Brean, Berrow and Sand Bay have no restrictions - likewise Kilve beach which has an interesting unique landscape and is popular with fossil collectors. So heaps of opportunity for your pet to run on the beach and splash in the sea!
Dogs are welcome at Thorncombe by prior arrangement - please speak to the office to arrange. A small charge of £50 per dog will be added to the booking total. Please make sure you have read the necessary rules below before planning to bring your dog to this property.
Dogs are to be 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 not please follow our guidelines as to where the dog should sleep.
Please ensure that before coming into the house, wet or muddy dogs are dried off with a towel that you have brought with you.
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. Please be courteous and make sure that dogs are kept on leads and full supervision is given at all times.