When holidaying at Foxcombe there's no need to leave your pet pooch at home or in kennels - they can come too and join in the fun with their human family - that's one big YIPPEE! There are miles and miles of the most gorgeous countryside right on the doorstep, so plenty of opportunities for some fantastic dog walks of all lengths; you might only want a short stroll through fields or along forest tracks, or you might fancy something longer and more strenuous - whatever your choice, the beautiful Quantock Hills has it all - and lots of lovely views to boot. Climb to the top of Wills Neck, the highest point in the Quantocks, walk to the iron age fort of Cockercombe Castle, or to the 2ft high bronze age Triscombe Stone. Scramble up through Holford Combe to the bracken topped heaths and back down through the woods to cross Holford Glen, the site of an old Hugenot silk mill, and then go to the Plough Inn for well earned refreshments. Pick up the Coleridge Way at Nether Stowey or potter around the village and round the site of the old castle.
If you want to go further afield take your canine friend for some serious downtime on the rugged heaths of Exmoor National Park, where you can play in the river at Tarr Steps or Watersmeet, make a summit bid on Dunkery Beacon, amble down to Porlock Weir, or through Horner Woods kicking up the leaves in autumn. You'll find several dog friendly beaches nearby on the Somerset coast - last time we checked, Brean, Berrow, Sand Bay and Kilve had areas with no seasonal restrictions, so your doggie can run on the beach and splash in the sea whatever the time of year. Many of the village pubs are dog friendly too so take him along when you go for lunch or a pint of the local brew.
Note: Two dogs are welcome at this property and must be added when you are making your booking. A charge of £50 per dog will then be applied to the booking total.
There are strict dog rules to abide by at our properties, so 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 or on the beds downstairs.
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 any wet or muddy dogs are dried off with a towel that you have brought with you, before being allowed into 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. Please be courteous and make sure that dogs are kept on leads and full supervision is given at all times.